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As It Happened: Cheltenham Day 2 - Punters Wednesday!

As It Happened: Cheltenham Day 2 - Punters Wednesday!

Well, that was one tough opener. Cheltenham's opening day brought joy and despair in equal measure as the Irish got off to a cracking start before Apple's Jade failed to finish and well-fancied Benie Des Dieux fell at the last fence.

Thankfully, Ruby Walsh was able to pick himself up and dust himself off and fans must do similar. The big race of the day comes at 3.30 with the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase where Altior is the stand-out candidate. The first race takes place at 1.30.

Already on Balls.ie you can read the original and only tipster table, our own tipster Ian O'Rourke's choices as well as an in-depth preview of all the day's action.

We will be with you throughout the day to bring the best action for all the racing with our Cheltenham liveblog.

 

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Earlier today, it was confirmed that day two of the Cheltenham Festival will go ahead following an early inspection at the racecourse. There had been fears for today's action due to high winds being forecast.

However, the go-ahead for today's racing was given at 6:10 am.

Cheltenham liveblog

"We're delighted that the weather conditions have changed from the initial forecasts and the prospect of higher wind speeds and gusts have receded," said course clerk Simon Claisse.

"We're looking forward to a fantastic day's racing on the Old Course with the feature race the £400,000 Grade 1 Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase."

SEE ALSO: The World Famous Balls.ie Cheltenham Tipster Table - Day 2

SEE ALSO: Altior Or Bust: Your Guide And Tips For Cheltenham Day Two

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