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Cheltenham Festival 2016: From The Horse’s Mouth Day Two round-up

| 16.03.2016

Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | March 16, 2016

The 2016 Cheltenham Festival continued with a thrilling Queen Mother Champion Chase day with some top-class horse racing action. Here’re the best Tweets and videos.

English golfing star Lee Westwood, part-owner of Augusta Kate with Coral ambassador Alan Shearer, was at the ready once more…

Shearer no doubt cheered on his horse Augusta Kate in the final race of the day, the Weatherbys Champion Bumper.

Yorkhill (3/1) upset the bookies on Day Two, and provided Willie Mullins with yet another winner as he held off the favourite Yanworth (11/10) to clam the Neptune Novices’ Hurdle that opened proceedings.

Blaklion (8/1) takes the spoils in the RSA Chase ahead of the fancied More Of That and No More Heroes.

In the Coral Cup, which we as race sponsors paid out on the first SIX past the post if you had an each-way wager, Diamond King may have slipped from co-favourite before the start but finished first, ahead of Long House Hall, Ubak, Blazer, Baoulet Delaroque and Waxie Dargle.

Did you take advantage of our generosity? Newcastle United FC did.

Sprinter Sacre (5/1) soared back to success after smashing red-hot favourite Un De Sceaux (4/6), defending champ Dodging Bullets and Special Tiara to regain the Queen Mother Champion Chase after winning it back in 2013.

Shouldn’t you be watching England in the World Twenty20 cricket Jonny?!

Any Currency sees off a competitive field including Josies Orders (15/8F) and the felled Balthazar King to win the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase.

Augusta Kate couldn’t quite get into the top four, but the favourite at the beginning of the day Ballyandy crossed the line first after a photo finish.


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Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.