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16.03.21 17:00

Cheltenham Festival Day Two – Odds Picks


Having landed four winners on day one of the Cheltenham Festival, we’re back with our top Odds Picks for day two.

Wednesday sees Monkfish, Chacun Pour Soi, and Easysland all being unleashed on what’s set to be another cracking day of racing action.

Check out our Odds Picks for Wednesday below – they include two tasty selections at 18/1 and 16/1.

And don’t forget to check out our Cheltenham Festival Betting Offers page on the link below for all the best free bets and betting offers for day two of the Cheltenham Festival.

Bob Olinger – 13:20 Cheltenham (Ballymore) – 11/8 at 888sport

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Bob Olinger to win the Ballymore

Trainer Henry de Bromhead and jockey Rachael Blackmore landed the feature race on day one of the Cheltenham Festival when Honeysuckle won the Champion Hurdle, and they look set to kick-off day two with a winner as well.

Bob Olinger won his bumper before putting in an excellent performance to finish 2nd behind the highly-rated Ferny Hollow on hurdles debut.

He followed that up with two impressive victories at Navan and Naas – he had Blue Lord in-behind at Naas who himself put in a cracking effort in the Supreme on Tuesday before falling at the last.

Bob Olinger’s still open to a ton of improvement and looks the one they all have to beat in Wednesday’s opener.

Monkfish – 13:55 Cheltenham (Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase) – 4/11 at Unibet

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Monkfish to win the Brown Advisory Novices' Chase

For many punters, Monkfish is the banker of the week and he’s already a short price for success in next year’s Gold Cup – a measure of how highly regarded he is.

He won the Albert Bartlett at last year’s Festival and has been scintillating over fences this season – winning three from three, including two Grade 1 contests.

There seems to be no chinks in his armour – he jumps extremely well and has pace to burn, but he also has stamina and that’s crucial for getting up the Cheltenham hill.

You won’t get rich backing him in a single but he’s bound to be in plenty of Accas on Wednesday – if he puts in a clear round of jumping, then no-one should get close to him.

Birchdale (E/W) – 14:30 Cheltenham (Coral Cup) – 18/1 at Betfair

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Birchdale to win the Coral Cup

The Coral Cup is a minefield for punters and this year is no exception – 26 runners are set to go post with a 13/2 favourite in the form of Grand Roi.

We’re siding with the Nicky Henderson trained Birchdale who was 8th in the race last year but runs off a 2lb lower mark this time around.

He had an interrupted buildup to the race last year but he’s managed a couple of runs this season, albeit over fences and then in a jumpers bumper.

Owned by JP McManus, he looks set to be competitive in this field and should be in the mix as they turn for home.

Chacun Pour Soi – 15:05 Cheltenham (Champion Chase) – 5/6 at BetVictor

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Chacun Pour Soi to win the Champion Chase

Having been a late absentee last season due to a foot abscess, Chacun Pour Soi can make amends this year by landing the feature race on day two of the Festival.

He’s recorded three impressive victories this season, including cruising home at the Dublin Racing Festival at the start of February.

Another Willie Mullins horse that jumps for fun, a clean round should see him win easily and reward favourite backers.

Easysland – 15:40 Cheltenham (Cross Country Chase) – 5/6 at Unibet

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Easysland to win the Cross Country Chase

The French raider is difficult to get away from here, having won this very impressively last year.

He was 4th here in November on his only run so far this season but you can be sure he’ll be fully primed for this one.

He stays well and has Felix De Giles taking the ride this year since amateur jockeys are not allowed to compete.

Expect him to cruise through the race and strike for home at the bottom of the hill.

Us And Them (E/W) – 16:15 Cheltenham (Grand Annual) – 16/1 at bet365

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Us And Them to win the Grand Annual

Us And Them ran 2nd in the Arkle here in 2019 and then an excellent 3rd in this contest at last year’s Festival.

He’s shown little in his two runs so far this season but that does mean he gets in here off a 1lb lower mark than last year and this race has been his target for the season.

If he can perform to the level of last year’s run he looks a great each-way bet, especially since many bookies offer extra places on this race.

Ramillies (E/W) – 16:50 Cheltenham (Champion Bumper) – 16/1 at Ladbrokes

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Ramillies to win the Champion Bumper

The Willie Mullins trained Kilcruit is all the rage for the bumper after winning at the Dublin Racing Festival in jaw-dropping style.

However, at the prices, we’re happy to swerve Kilcruit and side with his stablemate Ramillies.

He was 5th behind Kilcruit at Leopardstown but before that had been an impressive 10-length winner at Christmas.

Connections feel that he’s open to huge amount of improvement and he offers some cracking each-way value against Kilcruit and the current 2nd-favourite Sir Gerhard.

Please note that all odds are correct at time of publication and are subject to change.

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