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Cheltenham Tips - Tips for every race on day two of the Showcase Meeting

  • We take a look through the card on day two of Cheltenham's Showcase Meeting
  • The first four races on day two at Cheltenham will be shown live on ITV Racing
  • Grade One winners Allmankind and Frodon headline Saturday's entries
  • We've got all seven races on Saturday's card at Cheltenham covered here
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Grade One winner Allmankind returns to Cheltenham in the opener on Saturday. (Getty)

We take a look through the full card on day two of the Showcase Meeting and provide readers with our Cheltenham tips.

The ITV Racing cameras will once again pitch up at Cheltenham, ready to capture the first half of the card on the final day of the Showcase Meeting. I've take a look through Saturday's card in full and picked out my best bets in all seven races!

Showcase Meeting Day Two Cards


Time
Title
2:05pm Masterson Holdings Hurdle (Class 2) 2m½f
2:40pm Best Odds At Matchbook Novices' Chase (Class 2) 2m4f
3:15pm Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (Pertemps Hurdle Series Qualifier) (Class 2) 3m
3:50pm Matchbook Betting Exchange Handicap Chase (Class 2) 3m1f
4:25pm Lara Telfer Reined In For Racing Welfare Novices' Hurdle (GBB Race) (Class 2) 3m
5:00pm Ryman Stationery Cheltenham Business Club Amateur Jockeys' Handicap Chase (Class 3) 3m1f
5:35pm Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Class 2) 2m½f


Cheltenham Tips - Showcase Meeting Day Two Tips


Race 1 - Masterson Holdings Hurdle Tips


Allmankind2:05pm Masterson Holdings Hurdle (Class 2) 2m½fGET 7/4 HERE
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Jonh McConnell's raider should always be watched carefully this time of year, and Anna Bunina has run up to a solid level on all of her last three races. ALLMANKIND has to give over a stone to his female counterpart, but I still feel Dan Skelton's charge will have enough quality to cope.

Following a 37-length win on his hurdling debut, Allmankind won the Prestbury Juvenile here at Cheltenham, beating rival Botox Has by over two lengths. An impressive Group One win followed, as Harry Skelton's mount saw off a decent sort in Cerberus by nine lengths.

Maybe the effort he produced to win on heavy ground that day took it's tool, as Allmankind didn't really jump or travel with any zest in the Triumph. It was a credit to the quality this horse has that he stuck to his guns and finished just three lengths behind Burning Victory. Fresh off his summer break, this Group One winner is very hard to oppose.

Race 2 - Matchbook Novices' Chase Tips


Not That Fuisse2:40pm Best Odds At Matchbook Novices' Chase (Class 2) 2m4fGET 11/4 HERE
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Last season's novices have had their status extended until December this season, as last year's campaign was curtailed. This hands a massive advantage to Southfield Stone, who won a novice race last year and placed second in Grade Two company.

However, despite watching his charge impress during the last two seasons, Paul Nicholls has never sent him to Cheltenham. All of Southfield Stone's wins have come on sharp, right-handed tracks, and his performances at venues like Newbury and Aintree have been disappointing.

With that in mind, I'm going to side with team Skelton again and back NOT THAT FUISSE. Dan Skelton's charge finished just four lengths adrift of Al Dancer in the novice chase on day one of this meeting last year, and secured a comfortable win on his reappearance at Perth. 

I really like Pileon too, and he's definitely a novice to follow, but I think Not That Fuisse's experience, and a clear liking for decent ground, make him the one to side with.

Race 3 - Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle Tips


I think the market for this qualifier is spot on, and you can make a strong case for selections any one of Flinck, Honest Vic and Id Better Go Now. I've just been so impressed with NEVILLE'S CROSS this season, I really can't drag myself away from the market leader.

Tom Lacey thrust his charge straight up to three miles on his reappearance at Uttoxeter. A maiden victory followed, before Neville's Cross trounced some decent handicappers by 20-lengths over 25 furlongs at Hereford. Unlike a couple of his rivals, Lacey's five-year-old has proven three-mile stamina. He loves good ground and Robbie Power is an excellent jockey booking.

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West Approach kicks clear to win the BetVictor Smartcards Handicap Chase at Cheltenham last November. (Getty)

Race 4 - Handicap Chase Tips


West Approach3:50pm Matchbook Betting Exchange Handicap Chase (Class 2) 3m1fGET 7/1 HERE
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While Frodon is easily the best chaser in this race, Bryony Frost's mount is really up against it. The former Ryanair winner has to give well over a stone to the field, and I'd be surprised if someone better treated at the weights wasn't able to outstay Frodon over this 25-furlong trip.

There's plenty of early pace on here, with Manofthemountain and Cogry likely to join Frodon at the head of affairs. One who will be suited by that is WEST APPROACH, who usually travels as well as anyone during these big handicap chases, but has to get there as late as possible.

Colin Tizzard's ten-year-old won at last year's November Meeting off a mark of 142. He was then backed into favouritism for the Ladbrokes Trophy, but a fall summed up the rest of his campaign. West Approach has placed in this race the last two seasons off similar marks, and this is the least amount of weight he's been forced to carry. He should go well once again.

Race 5 - Racing Welfare Novices' Hurdle Tips


Streets Of Doyen4:25pm Lara Telfer Reined In For Racing Welfare Novices' Hurdle (GBB Race) (Class 2) 3mGET 5/2 HERE
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As I mentioned earlier, John McConnell is always a name that catches my eye at British meetings when the ground is good. McConnell is no stranger to success at this meeting, having taken down the Masterson Holdings Hurdle in 2018 with Pearl Of The West, and his representative here looks hard to oppose.

STREETS OF DOYEN has racked up three straight wins this autumn, winning two three-mile handicaps before completing his hat-trick back in with novice company. Those wins have helped his rating rise by 20-pounds over the last month, but the conditions of this race will suit Richard Johnson's mount perfectly and he should be very hard to beat.

Race 6 - Amateur Jockeys' Handicap Chase Tips


LILLINGTON has got his act together since being stepped up to three miles. Colin Tizzard's eight-year-old clocked an RPR of 130 when winning at Newton Abbott, and has since placed twice behind Follow The Swallow, when giving his rivals stacks of weight.

In 2018, Lillington finished fourth behind three 140-rated horses in the Randox Health Handicap Chase at this very meeting. He'll be ridden by Liam Trott, who's only ridden three times under rules, but he's the senior work rider for the Tizzard stable, so he should know Lillington very well.

Race 7 - National Hunt Flat Race Tips


5:35pm Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Class 2) 2m½f

No odds are currently available for the card-closing bumper at Cheltenham. We'll update our tips when the odds are released.



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