Fans of the fantastic horse racing Cheltenham Racecourse provides only need to wait a couple of weeks after the conclusion of The Cheltenham Festival to be able to return to this world-class venue.
The April Meeting takes place in mid-April, every single year as a fixture on the National Hunt horse racing calendar.
Thousands of fans still high from the electrifying buzz of The Festival return to Cheltenham to witness 14 more incredible races over a two-day meeting. Including the two highly-anticipated featured races of the event: The Cure Parkinson’s and Hambo Foundation Silver Trophy Steeple Chase and The EBF Mares’ Novices’ Handicap Steeple Chase Finale.
Usually held on the second Wednesday and Thursday of April, each day of The April Meeting consists of a 7 race card, beginning at 14:05 and concluding at 17:30, with the featured races being the second race of each day at 14:40.
Day Two of The Cheltenham April Meeting will be on Thursday the 15th of April 2021, starting with The Glide Mares Novices Hurdle Race at 14:05.
The Glide Mares Novices Hurdle Race
Kickstarting Day Two of The April Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse will be The Glide Mares Novices Hurdle Race. This National Hunt hurdle race is two miles and four and a half furlongs in length and will commence at 14:05.
The EBF Mares’ Novices’ Handicap Steeple Chase Finale
The second race of Day Two and the second featured race of The Cheltenham April Meeting 2021 will be The EBF Mares’ Novices’ Handicap Steeple Chase Finale. This National Hunt handicap steeplechase is 2 miles and 5 furlongs in length and starts at 14:40.
The Catesby Estates Plc Mares Handicap Hurdle Race
The third race of The Cheltenham April Meeting will be The Catesby Estates Plc Mares Handicap Hurdle Race. This National Hunt handicap hurdle race is two miles and four and a half furlongs in length and will commence at 15:15.
The JRL Group Mares Handicap Steeple Chase
At the mid-point of Day Two, the fourth race of the day will be The JRL Group Mares Handicap Steeple Chase. This National Hunt handicap steeplechase is 3 miles and 2 furlongs in length and is scheduled for 15:50.
The Spinal Injuries Association Remembering Mark Vestey Fillies Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race
The fifth race of The 2021 April Meeting will be The Spinal Injuries Association Remembering Mark Vestey Fillies Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race. This National Hunt juvenile handicap hurdle race is 2 miles and 1 furlong in length and will start at 16:25.
The Thoroughbred Breeders Association Mares Handicap Steeple Chase
The penultimate race of Day Two of The Cheltenham April Meeting will be The Thoroughbred Breeders Association Mares Handicap Steeple Chase. This National Hunt handicap Steeple Chase is open to mares and fillies only and is about 2 miles in length. This race will begin at 16:55.
The Spreadex Sports Betting Mares Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race
The final race of Day Two and the entire April Meeting will be The Spreadex Sports Betting Mares Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race. This open National Hunt flat race is 2 miles and 1 furlong in length and will conclude the day at 17:30.
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The April Meeting has been known to offer some excellent prices on both likely favourites and long outsiders, where low stakes can return some big profits no matter who you decide to back.
With The April Meeting being an event hosted by Cheltenham Racecourse, online betting sites know how valuable this can be to them and that they need to offer competitive odds to attract and tempt customers, old and new. As a result, this meeting becomes more valuable to you, too.
Let’s take a look at some of the best odds we’ve seen from Day Two of The Cheltenham April Meeting over the past few years:
At 15:15 on Thursday the 18th of April 2019, the winner of The Catesby Estates PLC Mares’ Handicap Hurdle was 14/1 outsider Sunshade, ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson.
4/1 race favourite Late Night Lily was the last contender to successfully cross the finish line with a 14th place finish. This enabled 11/2 joint-second-favourite Agusta Gold to take second place, followed by 8/1 Inessa in third and 40/1 Talent To Amuse in fourth.
At 17:35 on Thursday the 19th of April 2018, the winner of The Spreadex Sports Betting Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat Race was 25/1 outsider Hawthorn Cottage, ridden by jockey Lucy Barry and trained by Amy Murphy.
Joint 9/2 favourites Definitelyanoscar and Queen’s Magic finished in second and third, followed by 10/1 Moody Maggie in fourth.
On the first race of Day Two of The April Meeting in 2017, 9/1 Brillare Momento won The Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle, ridden by jockey Aidan Coleman and trained by Martin Keighley.
2/1 joint-favourite Dusky Legend placed just a neck behind the leader, followed by co-favourite Verdana Blue in third and 14/1 Casablanca Mix in fourth.
Back in 2016, 11/1 outsider Perfect Candidate was the perfect candidate to win The Llewellyn Humphreys Handicap Chase, ridden by jockey Connor Shoemark and trained by Fergal O’Brien.
11/4 race favourite Amigo finished just outside placement positions in fifth, making room for 9/2 Forgotten Gold to finish in second, followed by 9/2 Warden Hill in third and 25/1 Seventh Sky in fourth.