Cheltenham Confidential – Day Two tips: Lizzie Kelly picks a 14/1 each way bet in the Coral Cup while Dominic King’s nap is Fact To File

After a successful day one, the Cheltenham Festival returns on Wednesday, with six races to be held following the abandonment of the Cross Country Chase.

On a day for short-priced favourites, Paddy Power are offering a 5/2 Treble on Ballyburn, Fact To File and El Fabiolo and, while former Cheltenham winner Lizzie Kelly has warned of Stay Away Fay’s potential in the 2.30, Mail Sport racing correspondent Dominic King has insisted Fact To File will not be beaten.

The Coral Cup seems difficult to predict, but Kelly has backed Might I, ridden by Jonathan Burke, for success at 14/1 each way. In the Champion Chase at 4.00, King and Kelly agreed that is is El Fabiolo’s race to lose at 3/10 despite the potential of Edwardstone.

Regarding the best bet of the day, Kelly conceded that Ballyburn is the best bet for success despite the short odds.

King, meanwhile, pointed to Elixir De Nutz as a potential call at 28/1 in the Champion Chase, and picked out Fact To File at 4/6 in the Novices’ Chase as a banker.

Former Cheltenham winner Lizzie Kelly (left) and Mail Sport's Dominic King (right) have been discussing day two at Cheltenham Festival

Former Cheltenham winner Lizzie Kelly (left) and Mail Sport’s Dominic King (right) have been discussing day two at Cheltenham Festival

King has backed Fact To File for success at 4/6 in the Novices' Chase on Wednesday afternoon

King has backed Fact To File for success at 4/6 in the Novices’ Chase on Wednesday afternoon


Odds courtesy of Paddy Power

1.45 – Gallagher Novices’ Hurdle – Ballyburn 4/9 Ile Atlantique 6/1 Predators Gold 8/1 Handstands 14/1 Jingko Blue 14/1 Jimmy Du Seuil 40/1 Mercurey 40/1

2.30 – Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase – Fact To File 4/6 Stay Away Fay 4/1 Montys Star 5/1 American Mike 11/1 Sandor Clegane 25/1 Giovinco 40/1

3.15 – Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle –Built By Ballymore 3/1 Sa Majeste 11/2 Ballyadam 13/2 Langer Dan 15/2 Doddiethegreat 8/1 Jigoro 10/1 Might I 14/1 Brazil 14/1 Shanbally Kid 14/1 Lucky Place 22/1 Black Bamboo 20/1 Da Capo Glory 25/1 Western Fold 25/1 Guard Your Dreams 25/1 Beacon Edge 50/1 Mark Of Gold 50/1 Rambo T 50/1 Finest Evermore 66/1 Benson 66/1 Lombron 66/1 Franciscan Rock 100/1

4.00 – Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase –El Fabiolo 3/10 Edwardstone 13/2 Captain Guinness 15/2 Gentleman De Mee 22/1 Elixir De Nutz 28/1 Boothill 80/1 Funambule Sivola 100.1

4.50 – Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Challenge Cup Handicap Chase – Libberty Hunter 4/1 Madara 5/1 Saint Roi 13/2 Sa Fureur 7/1 Maskada 17/2 Hardy Du Seuil 10/1 Path Doroux 12/1 Unexpected Party 12/1 Harpers Brook 14/1 Solness 16/1 Calico 25/1 Triple Trade 25/1 The King Of Prs 28/1 Gemirande 40/1 The Folkes Tiara 40/1 Frere Darmes 40/1

5.30 – Weatherbys Champion Bumper –Jalon Doudairies 7/2 Jasmin De Vaux 9/2 The Yellow Clay 13/2 Cantico 8/1 You Oughta Know 9/1 Fleur Au Fusil 11/1 Teeshan 12/1 Romeo Coolio 14/1 Argento Boy 18/1 Sixmilebridge 18/1 Bill Joyce 25/1 Cest Ta Chance 25/1 Quebecois 33/1 Royal Infantry 40/1 Fishery lane 66/1 Sounds Victorius 80/1 Tripoli Flyer 80/1 Dirty Den 80/1 Stavvy 80/1 Union Avenue 100/1

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