It’s day two of the Cheltenham Festival and we mark your card with selections for all seven races.

It was a steady start yesterday, with plenty of a couple of near misses and multiple placed horses – but the highlight was selecting the first three home in the Champion Hurdle, including napping the winner.

A £1 trifecta in that race returned £433.90 so hopefully you were on!

1.30 Ballymore Novices' Hurdle

Envoi Allen has been one of the most talked about horses in the build-up and with the form franked yesterday by Abacadabras has already been well backed. He looks sure to be there or thereabouts, but at a general 4-6 shot isn’t for me.

However, SPORTING JOHN has been impressive in every start and could have the final kick up the hill which may prove decisive.

Both The Big Breakaway and The Big Getaway have impressed in previous starts and can fill the other places.

  • 1 Sporting John
  • 2 Envoi Allen
  • 3 The Big Breakaway
  • 4 The Big Getaway

2.10 RSA Insurance Novices' Chase

Champ blotted his copybook with a horrible fall at Cheltenham last time out and that raises question marks about this. If he stands up he’s likely to be involved, but if his confidence has been knocked it may be best to look elsewhere.

COPPERHEAD was very impressive at Ascot last time and appears on the upgrade. Colin Tizzard’s charge ticks a lot of boxes here and can land the spoils.

Minella Indo looks progressive but at bigger odds, Slate House could run into a place if he is on a going day.

  • 1 Copperhead
  • 2 Minella Indo
  • 3 Champ
  • 4 Slate House

2.50 Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle

Good luck with this – possibly the most competitive and difficult race of the meeting to find the winner.

Thankfully a lot of bookmakers will pay the first five, six or even more places, so it’s best to look for some value.

JP McManus holds a strong hand and it may be telling that Barry Geraghty has chosen to ride Dame De Compagnie.

The same could be true of Paul Townend, who opts to ride Franco De Port over Willie Mullins’ seven entries.

Gordon Elliott also sends a strong team and BLACK TEARS could be the pick at a big price. Fourth at the Festival last year he has experience in big race fields which is a huge help here.

Others worth looking at include Champagne Well, Alfa Mix and Burrows Edge.

  • 1 Black Tears
  • 2 Franco De Port
  • 3 Dame De Compagnie
  • 4 Champagne Well

3.30 Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase

The race that everyone was looking forward to at the start of the week which has been diluted with the absence of Altior.

That leaves the door wide open for DEFI DU SEUIL who has been very impressive this season and he gets the nod to see off Chacun Pour Soi.

Politologue is the pick of the rest.

  • 1 Defi Du Seuil
  • 2 Chacun Du Seuil
  • 3 Politologue

4.10 Glenfarcas Cross Country Chase

All eyes will be on Tiger Roll as he attempts to continue a sensational record at the Festival.

He will prove hard to beat, but there have been lots of positive vibes about EASYSLAND and he may silence the crowd.

Might Bite is a fascinating contender but needs to bounce back to his best to come into the reckoning here and better each-way chances appear to be with and Urgent De Gregaine and Neverushacon

  • 1 Easysland
  • 2 Tiger Roll
  • 3 Urgent De Gregaine
  • 4 Neverushacon

4.50 Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle

Aramax has been highly-touted by the Irish and is an obvious contender, but does have a lot of weight to contend with.

At a much bigger price, around 25-1 generally, GALAHAD QUEST won a Group 2 race at Cheltenham in January on only his third run and looks like more improvement is possible.

The drying ground will help Palladium, while Sacchoandyanzetti could out-run his big odds to grab a place.

  • 1 Galahad Quest
  • 2 Palladium
  • 3 Sacchoandyanzetti
  • 4 Aramax

5.30 Weatherby’s Champion Bumper

Not original I’m afraid, but APPRECIATE IT looks the real deal and was ultra impressive last time out.

Willie Mullins often has a strong hand in this race having won the race nine times and although the odds are very short, he looks the stand-out candidate.

Queens Brook could be a threat, while at bigger odds Isreal Champ and Good Time Jonny have potential.

  • 1 Appreciate It
  • 2 Queens Brook
  • 3 Isreal Champ
  • 4 Good Time Jonny