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CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL DAY 2 | Three Value Picks to consider

The team have made three nicely-priced selections for the second day of the Cheltenham Festival

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After a cracking first day of action at the Cheltenham Festival, punters have turned their attention to the Wednesday with another seven races on offer.

The action gets underway with the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle at 1:30 and concludes with the Champion Bumper at 5:30.

The team have looked through the card, in hope of picking out some value in the contest.

Here are the three value picks for the second day of the Cheltenham Festival.

STAGE STAR – 1:30 CHELTENHAM (8/1)

With slight doubts lingering over the favourite’s stamina in this contest, it could be worth taking a chance in this contest by backing Paul Nicholls’ Stage Star.

Horse trainer Paul Nicholls at Hereford Racecourse Supreme Kempton
Paul Nicholls sends Stage Star to the Ballymore on Wednesday

The gelding returns after three months off, with his last appearance being his convincing win in the Grade 1 Challow Novices’ Hurdle at Newbury back in December.

The quicker conditions currently on offer should suit and he could well produce a big run at odds of 8/1.

GRAND ROI – 2:50 CHELTENHAM (22/1)

Gordon Elliott has seven runners declared in this contest, with Grand Roi catching the eye here at a decent price.

The six-year-old went off as the favourite last year, finishing sixth behind Heaven Help Us.

The gelding has put up respectable performances in Graded contests this season and he could well relish the chance of returning to handicaps here.

NUBE NEGRA – 3:30 CHELTENHAM (12/1)

Last year’s runner-up, Nube Negra could well produce another big run in the Champion Chase for Dan Skelton.

2D5XAHK Trainer Dan Skelton (left) with brother, jockey Harry Skelton during day two of the Showcase at Cheltenham Racecourse
Dan Skelton is hoping for Champion Chase success with Nube Negra

The eight-year-old returned with a bang in November after storming home in the Shloer Chase, but he was disappointing in the Tingle Creek.

The gelding’s course form should not be ignored here and while this year’s contest is hotter than last time out, he could be in the mix once again here.

Odds courtesy of 888sport and correct at time of writing

Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.