Cheltenham Festival: Wednesday – as it happened

Cheltenham Festival: Wednesday – as it happened

1330 Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1) Faugheen 6-4F
1405 RSA Chase (Grade 1) O'Faolains Boy 12-1
1440 Coral Cup (Grade 3) Whisper 14-1
1520 BetVictor Queen Mother Champion Chase (Grade 1)  Sire De Grugy 11-4F
1600 Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase (Cross Country) Balthazar King 4-1
1640 Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)  Hawk High 33-1
1715 Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Grade 1) Silver Concorde 16-1

1715 Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Grade 1) - Result 

Silver Concorde 16-1
Shaneshill 7-2F
Joshua Lane 33-1

1640 Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle - Result 

Hawk High 33-1
2 Katgary 8-1
Orgilgo Bay 16-1
Keltus 25-1

Our tipster Karl Hedley has done it again at Cheltenham as Balthazar King scrapes in at 4/1.

1600 Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase - Result 

Balthazar King 4-1
Any Currency 10-1
3 Big Shu 3-1F
Duke Of Lucca 25-1

Jamie Moore and Sire de Grugy celebrate victory in the BetVictor Queen Mother Champion Chase during Ladies Day at Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 12, 2014 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)


1. Sire De Grugy 11-4F
2. Somersby 14-1
3. Module 20-1

What a brilliant sight at Cheltenham

Nico de Boinville riding Whisper (C) clear the last to win The Coral Cup at Cheltenham racecourse on March 12, 2014 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Tom Parker Bowles watch the racing on day 2 of The Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 12, 2014 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

1440 Coral Cup - Result

1 Whisper 14-1
2 Get Me Out Of Here 12-1
3 Bayan 11-1
4 Smashing 25-1

Meath man Barry Geraghty takes his second win of the festival aboard the quietly fancied O'Faolains Boy for Rebecca Curtis.

1405 RSA Chase (Grade 1) - Result

O'Faolains Boy 12-1
Smad Place 13-2JF
Morning Assembly 9-1

After a cracking first day at Cheltenham yesterday we are back underway with a real sense of déjà vu. After today's opener it's the Willie and Ruby show again with Faugheen taking the opener.

1330 Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle - Result
Faugheen 6-4F
Ballyalton 20-1
Rathvinden 11-2

The six-year-old horse maintained his 100 per cent record as he swept to the front after three out and pulled clear of the opposition.

Faugheen was the 6-4 favourite. Afterwards Walsh said: "He had a look at the second-last and I upped the revs. Willie said all along that there was a lot under the bonnet and he was right. He's a smashing horse."

In case the fashion hasn't given it away, today is Ladies' Day at Cheltenham.