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The International Day Two

As we begin to truly approach the Christmas period, The International meeting provides a festive feast of spectacular National Hunt races at Cheltenham Racecourse – the home of jump racing.

The International is a two-day National Hunt meeting held every December that offers a delightful mix of elite and novice horse races with a variety of race types and distances.

There are two featured higher-value championship races that take place across the two days, with The Unibet Handicap Steeple Chase on Day One and The Unibet International on Day Two.

As well as its featured race, Day Two of The International at Cheltenham Racecourse also presents its very own Gold Cup, The Caspian Caviar Gold Cup to be precise, which is scheduled as the middle race of the day at 13:50.

The Cheltenham International meeting is scheduled to take place on Friday the 10th and Saturday the 11th of December 2021.

The JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle

The first race of The International Day Two at Cheltenham Racecourse is The JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle, a Class 2 National Hunt hurdle race for juveniles that features on this day annually, serving as a qualifier for The Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series.

Open to horses aged specifically three years old, The JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle features a race distance of 2 miles and 179 yards with 8 hurdles along its track of the New Course at Cheltenham.

The JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle will begin at 12:05 on Saturday the 11th of December 2021.

The Jockey Club Cheltenham and SW Syndicate Novices Steeple Chase

The second race of Cheltenham’s International meeting Day Two 2021 will be The Jockey Club Cheltenham and SW Syndicate Novices Steeple Chase, a Class 2 National Hunt steeplechase for novices that takes place annually at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Open to horses aged four years old and above, The Jockey Club Cheltenham and SW Syndicate Novices Steeple Chase runs 2 miles, 4 furlongs and 127 yards of the New Course at Cheltenham and features 17 fences for the competitors to leap.

The Jockey Club Cheltenham and SW Syndicate Novices Steeple Chase will commence at 12:40 on Saturday the 11th of December 2021.

The Spreadex Handicap Steeple Chase

Race three of Day Two at Cheltenham Racecourse for The International meeting will be The Spreadex Handicap Steeple Chase, a Class 2 National Hunt handicap steeplechase open to horses aged four years old and above.

With a New Course track length of just 2 miles and 62 yards and featuring 14 fences for the elite horses to jump, The Spreadex Handicap Steeple Chase will begin at 13:15 on Saturday the 11th of December 2021.

The Caspian Caviar Gold Cup

The mid-point race of Day Two at Cheltenham Racecourse for The International Meeting is the highly anticipated Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Steeple Chase that takes place on this date annually.

Open to horses aged four years old and above, The Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Steeple Chase has a course length of 2 miles, 4 furlongs and 127 yards and comprises 17 fences along its route of Cheltenham’s New Course.

Scheduled to begin at 13:50 on Saturday the 11th of December 2021 is The Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Steeple Chase.

The Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle Race

The fifth race of Day Two at The International will be The Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle Race, a Grade 2 National Hunt hurdle race for novices that features on the fixture list of The International every year.

Open to novice horses aged four years old and above, the track length on the New Course for The Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle Race is 2 miles, 7 furlongs and 213 yards and it features 12 hurdles for the competitors to jump.

The Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle Race will commence at 14:25 on Saturday the 11th of December 2021.

The Unibet International

The penultimate race of Day Two at The Cheltenham International will be the featured race of the day, The Unibet International Hurdle, run on the New Course at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Open to horses aged four years and over, The Unibet International race measures 2 miles and 179 yards in length and features 8 hurdles for the hopeful contenders to negotiate.

The Grade 2 National Hunt Unibet International Hurdle race will begin at 15:00 on Saturday the 11th of November 2021.

The Close Brothers Mares Handicap Hurdle

The final race of Day Two and the entire International meeting this December will be The Close Brothers Mares Handicap Hurdle, a Class 2 National Hunt handicap hurdle race that concludes this event annually at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Open to mares aged four years old and above, this race runs a total distance of 2 miles, 4 furlongs and 56 yards along Cheltenham’s New Course and features 10 hurdles for the ladies to jump.

The Close Brothers Mares Handicap Hurdle will conclude The International meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse on Saturday the 11th of December at 15:35.

News

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Odds

The International at Cheltenham Racecourse provides an excellent opportunity to win some extra cash heading onto the festive period, and the generous odds offered by bookies for this wonderful event make this feat very achievable.

The highest odds seen on Day Two of The International last December were 100/1 in both The JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle and The Caspian Caviar Gold Cup. 

The biggest upset on the same day at Cheltenham Racecourse was 16/1 victor Chatham Street Lad in The Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Steeple Chase, ridden by jockey Darragh O’Keeffe and trained by Michael Winters.

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