Cheltenham Festival 2017 day two as it happened: Douvan in shock Queen Mother defeat to Special Tiara

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Day two of the Cheltenham Festival is headlined by the Queen Mother Champions Chase as Douvan returns to Prestbury Park, 12 months after his dominant display in the Arkle. Both Gordon Elliott and Nicky Henderson will hope to build on their impressive first day results, while Willie Mullins is yet to get off the mark. Follow the live action here.

Wednesday’s racecard and results:

  • 13:30 – Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle - 1 Willoughby Court (D Bass) 14-1, 2 Neon Wolf (N D Fehily) 2-1 Fav , 3 Messire Des Obeaux (D A Jacob) 8-1
  • 14:10 – RSA Novices’ Chase - 1 Might Bite (Nico de Boinville) 7-2 Fav, 2 Whisper (D N Russell) 9-2 , 3 Bellshill (R Walsh) 5-1
  • 14:50 – Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle - 1 Supasundae (R Power) 16-1, 2 Taquin Du Seuil (Aidan Coleman) 12-1, 3 Who Dares Wins (Wayne Hutchinson) 33-1, 4 Monksland (D Meyler) 66-1
  • 15:30 – Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase - 1 Special Tiara (N D Fehily) 11-1, 2 Fox Norton (Aidan Coleman) 7-1, 3 Sir Valentino (P J Brennan) 33-1
  • 16:10 – Glenfarclas Chase (Cross Country Chase) - 1 Flying Tiger (R Johnson) 33-1, 2 Divin Bere (N D Fehily) 9-2 Fav, 3 Nietzsche (Danny Cook) 12-1 
  • 17:30 – Weatherbys Champion Bumber - 1 Fayonagh (Mr J J Codd) 7-1, 2 Debuchet (D E Mullins) 10-1, 3 Claimantakinforgan (Nico de Boinville) 22-1 

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Tips:

13.30 Neon Wolf

14.10 Alpha Des Obeaux

14.50 Tombstone

15.30 Douvan

16.10 Cantlow

16.50 Dino Velvet

17.30 Carter McKay

Where can I watch it?

The Cheltenham Festival will be shown live on ITV from 13:00. You can also follow the action with The Independent’s live blog here.

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