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Cheltenham April Meeting Day Two

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 Jockey Club Newsletter will also provide all the information you may need on Day One of The April Meeting, as well as other events in The National Hunt calendar, such as The Cheltenham Festival, The November Meeting and more.


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.

Cheltenham Races TEst

With the Cheltenham Festival just around the corner, it’s time to get back into the spirit of this grand occasion, and for that, you’ve come to the right place.

With the offset commencing on Tuesday 16th March featuring The Unibet Champion Hurdle, you could be right there experiencing it all up until the final few races trickle through following The Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday 19th March.

Cheltenham Racecourse hosts the most anticipated event of the racing calendar where punters and racing enthusiasts can experience this exciting event from a number of perspectives, whatever the weather.

Four days of extraordinary racing offers a prize pool of over £4.5 million to the hopeful participants, with passion and emotion tantalising the senses of all in attendance.

Kissing the beautiful Cotswold countryside, Cheltenham Racecourse was voted the greatest racecourse in the world by The Racing Post in 2019. Each of the three magnificent Cheltenham Racecourse enclosures gives you a stunning view of the alluring surroundings.

The Cheltenham Festival offers world-class hospitality available to suit a wide range of budgets, so, if you wish, you could step up the quality of your experience to ensure you make the absolute best of this fascinating horseracing occasion.

Besides the racing, you can visit the shopping village featuring approximately 70 bespoke, carefully selected vendors for a mixture of essentials and luxuries. You can also indulge yourself at the bars and listen to live music all throughout the Cheltenham racing calendar.

Betting Tips

If you’re looking for the most diligently researched professional betting tips for the Cheltenham Festival 2021 races, our team of competent, experienced tipsters will provide all the fruitful information you need to make the most lucrative betting decisions possible.

The in-depth information we offer on favourites, horses to look out for, trainers, jockeys and more can mean it won’t just be the horses, trainers and jockeys getting Cheltenham results.


Whether you have attended this enthralling event before and you’re looking for your annual fix, or you’ve been intrigued by the captivating aura that surrounds these races inducing the desire to make your Festival debut, you can find all the information you need on Cheltenham tickets right here.

Standard entry tickets are very affordable and there is a range of package options to suit your exact needs, so whatever your budget, The Cheltenham Festival 2021 will be the place to be this March.

Festival Guide

Any information you’re looking for on the festival including dates for the diary, the racecourse, the horse trainers, the jockeys, festival history, where to eat, where to stay and how to get there can be found right here at

Race Calendar

The Cheltenham Festival 2021 features a variety of 28 breathtaking races, with 7 per day over the course of the four-day festival. Our race calendar makes it very easy to keep track of exactly what is going on and when.

The highlight of day one will be the Unibet Champion Hurdle with a prize pool of £450,000. Day two sees the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase take place where records continue to be broken.

Day three presents The Ryanair Chase and The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle race, both in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Then Finally, Friday hosts the grand finale in the form of The Cheltenham Gold Cup.

The full Cheltenham race schedule is available right here, from the Tuesday 10:30 gate opening to the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle final race at 5:30 pm on Friday.


The beauty of the Cheltenham races is the sheer quantity of options when it comes to how you want to experience it.

If you head down to The Festival simply to view the races and absorb the exciting atmosphere you don’t need to break the bank. If you’ve set a higher budget for this pulsating occasion, you can get plenty for the money you want to spend.

You can choose from any of the 11 onsite restaurants for your evening meal, with a variety of restaurant types from The Horse & Groom Pub to the Champions Walk restaurant, you can choose the atmosphere that’s served alongside your meal.

Those with a higher budget and more cash to splash will be delighted by the range of luxury experience options, including viewing boxes with private bars, Room With a View packages complete with Bentley and helicopter transfers, and the luxurious Orchard Pods suitable for up to 20 guests with a private balcony.

Free bets

Free bets are a fantastic opportunity to step up the thrill of the races with a chance to recoup some of your festival expenditures, increase your spending money, or even strike it lucky and walk away from your exhilarating day with a smug smile.

Free bets work just like real bets except there is no risk involved. You can place a stake on your favourite horse and if it wins, so do you. Real cash.

The Cheltenham Festival is amongst the busiest periods of the year for bookmakers and betting sites, so they always come up with some incredibly tempting sign-up offers and free bets to lure you in. The high competition between the bookies is good news for you, as they compete to offer the most generous free bet deals.

We scour the web for all the best betting deals – including free bets – and provide you with a one-stop-shop to accumulate your free bet funds, meaning less time searching and more time sitting and sipping.


It’s thanks to the high competition between bookmakers that you can get such fantastic prices on the horses. Odds are competitive, so very high profits are possible.

We’ll make sure you have access to all the best odds from all the best betting sites, so you can experience how profitable the Cheltenham races can truly be.

Track all the odds as the Festival approaches ever closer so you know exactly who to look out for and back when the big week finally arrives.