Cheltenham Racecard: Your ultimate guide to Wednesday’s 7 races at the 2023 Festival

Swot up on day two's action!

Sir Gerhard wins the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle

If you’re looking for the ultimate guide to the second day of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival then you’ve come to the right place. Welcome, friend!

You’ll find all you need to know about Wednesday’s action at the March mega meeting including the racecard, tips and best bets, how to live stream all the action as well as details of the ITV Racing schedule.

The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle kicks things off as Impaire Et Passe attempts to justify the hype from the numerous preview nights while Hermes Allen bids to defy the negative trend surrounding Challow winners.

Unbeaten Gerri Colombe is the warm favourite for the Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase and his principal rivals appear to be Sir Gerhard and British pair The Real Whacker and Galia Des Liteaux.

Energumene goes for back-to-back victories in the Champion Chase but needs to bounce back from a flop in the Clarence House Chase when beaten by Editeur Du Gite and Edwardstone, who reoppose.

The final Grade 1 rounds off the card as Willie Mullins field 10 runners in the Champion Bumper.

There is also a couple of big-field handicaps courtesy of the Coral Cup and Grand Annual, while Gordon Elliott pair Delta Work and Galvin face off in the Cross Country Chase.

The latest Cheltenham Festival odds can be found on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise all the key information about day two is below.

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Cheltenham Festival Racecard

Our snazzy Racecards page has details of the runners and riders, weights, odds and Timeform’s horse-by-horse analysis for every renewal on the Cheltenham Festival schedule.

The following seven races take place at Cheltenham on Wednesday, March 15:

1:30: Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
2:10: Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)
2:50: Coral Cup (Premier Handicap)
3:30: Queen Mother Champion Chase (Grade 1)
4:10: Cross Country Chase
4:50: Grand Annual Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap)
5:30: Champion Bumper (Grade 1)

Cheltenham Festival Tips

Paddy Power News is the home of top tips and best bets for the 2023 Cheltenham Festival. Our superstar stable of pundits includes Ruby Walsh, the most successful jockey in the history of the Cheltenham Festival. We’ve also got exclusive columns from the likes of ITV Racing expert Matt Chapman and former jockey Mick Fitzgerald.

Cheltenham Festival Live Stream

You can live stream every single race at the 2023 Cheltenham Festival on the Paddy Power website and via the Paddy Power app for free.

Just head to or the Paddy Power app and sign up or log in. Once you’ve done that, find the betting page for the renewal you wish to watch and click the button that says ‘Watch Live’.

Cheltenham Festival TV Schedule

Paddy’s pals at ITV Racing bring you live coverage of the first five races on Wednesday’s racecard at the 2023 Cheltenham Festival from 1pm on ITV4 (before switching to ITV1 at 2pm) and Virgin Media One.

An extended 90-minute edition of the The Opening Show builds the hype from 8:30am on ITV4.

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