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Ladies Day is what some may say the most "glamorous" day of the festival. With hoards of Ladies descending upon "the greatest show on turf" vowing to leave victorious in the fashion stakes or grace the front cover of Thursdays newspapers. (Not always for the right reasons).
Although the real action is on the track, with a fantastic seven race card featuring the Queen Mother Champion Chase. The sight of the best two mile chasers going head-to-head around the famous Cheltenham course is, for many people, the highlight of The Festival. Last year’s renewal was no exception with Sprinter Sacre doing as so many had hoped and proving his dominance over the chase fences at this distance.
Gates open at 10.30am, with the first race each day at 1.30pm and the last race each day at 5.15pm.
1.30 NEPTUNE NOVICES’ HURDLE 2m5f CH4
5-2 Faugheen, 4 Red Sherlock, 6 Royal Boy, Briar Hill, 8 Vautour, Rathvinden, 12 Captain Cutter, 14 bar
2.05 RSA CHASE 3m½f CH4
5 Ballycasey, 6 Smad Place, Carlingford Lough, 7 Morning Assembly, 8 Corrin Wood, 10 bar
2.40 CORAL CUP 2m5f CH4
10 Dunguib, 12 Clondaw Kaempfer, Bayan, 14 Dell Arca, Knight Of Noir, Meister Eckhart, Vendor, 16 bar
3.20 CHAMPION CHASE 2m CH4
7-4 Sire De Grugy, 4 Captain Conan, 9-2 Arvika Ligeonniere, 6 Benefficient, 8 Kid Cassidy, Baily Green, 9 bar
4.00 CROSS COUNTRY HANDICAP CHASE 3m7f CH4
4 Balthazar King, Big Shu, 7 Love Rory, Star Neuville, 8 Sire Collonges, 10 Uncle Junior, Quantitativeeasing, 12 bar
4.40 FRED WINTER HANDICAP HURDLE 2m½f RUK
5 Dawalan, 9 Goodwood Mirage, 10 Carry On Sydney, Ivan Grozny, Noble Inn, 12 Adriana Des Mottes, 14 bar
5.15 CHAMPION BUMPER 2m½f RUK
6 Black Hercules, 7 Shaneshill, 8 Vigil, Killutagh Vic, 12 Golantilla, 14 El Namoose, 14 Value At Risk, 16 bar