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Cheltenham Festival: Wednesday races, runners and riders

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Everything you need for the second day of the Cheltenham Festival. View all of Wednesday's racecards and get the latest going reports for the day's action. Get ahead of the field by tuning in to Racing Post Live or head on over to our dedicated Cheltenham site for the best Cheltenham day two tips from our experts.

Cheltenham Festival races on Wednesday

The second day of the Cheltenham Festival is Ladies Day and takes place on Wednesday, March 17. The feature race is the Queen Mother Champion Chase, the most prestigious 2m chase in Britain and Ireland and has been won by some of the quickest chasers in racing. Nicky Henderson has won five of the last nine runnings, including with superstar Sprinter Sacre in 2013 and 2016. This year the bookies have Chacun Pour Soi as the strong favourite. Click below for the Cheltenham racecards to see the runners and riders.

1.30 Ballymore Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1), 2m5f

1.55 Brown Advisory Novices' Chase (Grade 1), 3m80y

2.30 Coral Cup Hurdle (Grade 3), 2m5f0y

3.05 Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase (Grade 1), 1m7f199y

3.40 Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase, 3m6f37y

4.15 Johnny Henderson Close Brothers Handicap Chase, 1m7f199y

4.50 Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Grade 1), 2m87y

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Cheltenham Festival: Wednesday going report

The going conditions at Cheltenham are subject to change depending on the level of moisture in the ground. The latest going report for Cheltenham is good to soft, soft in places.

Watch the Cheltenham Festival live with Racing Post

Join Dave Orton, Bruce Millington, Graeme Rodway and Barry Orr on Racing Post Live from 9am as they talk through all the Cheltenham races on Wednesday. The show will be live on our YouTube channel and on our dedicated Cheltenham site.

Where can I find the best tips for day two of the Cheltenham Festival?

Head over to our dedicated Cheltenham Festival site for the latest tips and odds for every race at the festival. Our leading horseracing tipsters share their Cheltenham day two tips and predictions and it’s completely free!

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