Cheltenham 2018 Day 2 race card: Today’s tips, races, runners and results for the meeting live on Racing UK and ITV1

RACING takes place at Cheltenham today as the second day of the Festival kicks off and we have you covered with all the latest runners, results, tips and going news.

Get yourself along to the racecourse or watch on tv as racing gets underway this afternoon.

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What time does racing start at Cheltenham?

The first race is at 1.30pm.

There are seven races on the card and the last race is due off at 5.30pm.

What TV channel is Cheltenham on?

You can watch the racing at Cheltenham on Racing UK.

Racing UK is on Sky channel 432, Virgin channel 536, and UPC in Ireland on channel 411.

ITV1 will be showing the 1.30, 2.10, 2.50, 3.30 and 4.10.

What is the going at the racecourse?

The going is currently Soft, Heavy in Places.

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Racecourse information with leading jockeys and trainers with runners:

  • Old course is left-handed, 1m 4f round, 9 fences to a circuit and a stiff climb to the winning post.
  • Favourites: (2013-18): 155 have won out of 613 races (25.3%). At the previous corresponding meetings, 41 have won out of 177 races (23.2%).
  • Leading trainers (2013-18): P Nicholls 43-399, N Henderson 41-377, P Hobbs 35-259, N Twiston-Davies 32-260, W P Mullins 29-250, D Pipe 23-232, Jonjo O’Neill 21-205.
  • Leading jockeys (2013-18): B J Geraghty 37-244, R Johnson 35-275, S Twiston-Davies 28-276, T Scudamore 25-209, R Walsh 22-103, N Fehily 20-208, A Coleman 20-233.
  • E Bolger won the 4.10 in 2008, 2009 and 2016.
  • N Henderson won the 2.50 in 2010 and 2014, and won the 3.30 in 2012, 2013 and 2016.
  • H de Bromhead won the 3.30 in 2011 and 2017.
  • P Nicholls won the 3.30 in 2008, 2009 and 2015, and won the 4.50 in 2010, 2015 and 2016.
  • G Elliott won the 2.50 in 2011 and 2016.
  • W P Mullins won the 1.30 in 2008, 2009, 2014 and 2016, and won the 2.10 in 2009 and 2015, and won the 5.30 in 2008, 2012 and 2013.
  • First run since wind op: Royal Vacation (2.50)
  • Best for favourites: 4 favourites have won the 2.10 at Cheltenham in the last 10 years.
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Tuesday’s Cheltenham racecards and results:

Click here for the latest Ballymore odds and to place your bet on the race

Click here for the latest odds for the RSA Chase and to place your bet

Click here for the latest Coral Cup odds and to place your bet

Click here for the latest Champion Chase odds and to place your bet on the big race of the day

Click your for the latest Cross Country odds and to place your bet

Click here for the latest Fred Winter odds and to place your bet

Click here for the latest Champion Bumper odds and to place your bet

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Matt Chapman’s tips for Cheltenham

1.30 Cheltenham – Getabird: ‘Should have too much class even on this ground’ (add to your betslip)

2.10 Cheltenham – Footpad: ‘Looks an absolute natural over fences’ (add to your betslip)

2.50 Cheltenham – Beware The Bear: ‘Decent when on song’ (add to your betslip)

3.30 Cheltenham – Faugheen: ‘If the cheekpieces work…’ (add to your betslip)

4.10 Cheltenham – Apple’s Jade: ‘Should be a good thing!’ (add to your betslip)

4.50 Cheltenham – Keeper Hill: ‘Stays well and loves the mud’ (add to your betslip)

5.30 Cheltenham – De Plotting Shed: ‘Laid out for this by shrewd yard!’ (add to your betslip)

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