The Festival™ supporting WellChild
Wednesday 17 March 2021
Day two of the Cheltenham Festival takes place on Wednesday 17th March 2021, and features seven fantastic races.
The feature event is the Grade One Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase, which looks set to be yet another thrilling renewal. Everyone loves a superstar grey and last year’s popular winner Politologue will be bidding to retain his crown for Paul Nicholls and John Hales after his poignant success 12 months ago. He’s likely to face a legion of challengers though, including a dual winner of the race in Altior and an emerging trio of First Flow, Nube Negra and Chacun Pour Soi.
The supporting card features two novice events with a fine record for producing stars of the future in the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle and the Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase, while the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase is also on the bill. The race is like no other at The Festival™, being run on a specialist course that features unique obstacles and potentially throwing up a mouth-watering rematch between Easysland and the dual Randox Grand National hero Tiger Roll.
Next fixture: The Festival™ Supporting wellchild 2021
The next meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse will be the highlight of the Jump Racing season: the four days of The Festival™ supporting Wellchild from Tuesday 16th to Friday 19th March 2021.
Based on current Government restrictions, professional sport is able to continue under stringent health and safety protocols, without spectators present. In horseracing’s case this is vital to support the livelihoods of the many thousands of people who rely on the industry and for the welfare of the thousands of Thoroughbred racehorses who live and train in Britain.
This means that under current restrictions, The Festival™ supporting WellChild will take place as a televised event, but sadly without spectators at the course. We continue to monitor Government guidance and should this change in advance of The Festival™ supporting Wellchild we will act accordingly.