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HEAD-TO-HEAD: Hunt vs. Poste | Cheltenham Festival Day Two Predictions

BBC 5 Live broadcasters make their selections for day two of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival



John Hunt vs. Charlie Poste Cheltenham Festival 2021

A frenetic first day of the Cheltenham Festival with expectations and surprises both provided to boot.

Appreciate It, Shishkin and Honeysuckle wiped smiles of the faces of bookmakers on Tuesday afternoon, but an 80-1 winner in the Boodles claimed some revenge for those on the other side of the counter.

Charlie Poste totalled 20 points on the opening day of the Festival after banking on the Arkle favourite to get the job done.

Honeysuckle ridden by Rachael Blackmore following victory in the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle on day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham.
The marvellous Honeysuckle retained her unbeaten record in style on Tuesday in the Champion Hurdle

However, John Hunt’s more left-field approach means he needs to claw himself back into contention on the tipping contest…

Here are their predictions for day two.


1:20 – Bravemansgame
1:55 – Monkfish (NAP)
2:30 – Koshari
3:05 – Chacun Pour Soi
3:40 – Easysland
4:15 – Chosen Mate
4:50 – Sir Gerhard

Chacun Pour Soi and Paul Townend after winning at Leopardstown Racecourse in December 2020
Charlie Poste cannot envisage defeat for Chacun Pour Soi on his Cheltenham Festival debut

1:20 – Bob Olinger
1:55 – Monkfish
2:30 – Craigneiche (NAP)
3:05 – Nube Negra
3:40 – Tiger Roll
4:15 – Ibelo
4:50 – Sir Gerhard

Listen to our Cheltenham Festival podcast, with both Charlie Poste and Luke Harvey, who make their selections for the big races across the week.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.