Who To Follow On Day Two Of The Cheltenham Festival 2021

Horse To Follow - Bob Olinger

The first race of the day on Wednesday is the Grade One Ballymore Novices' Hurdle and with a select group of seven runners heading to post, the event looks as competitive as ever.

Bob Olinger is held in very high regard off the back of his starts during his career to date and since stepping over hurdles he looks a natural.

Back in November 2019 the five year old won an Irish maiden at Turtulla by 15 lengths and was bought and given to De Bromhead off the back of it.

At Gowran Park in March he made his rules debut in a bumper and again showed clear talent to take the 2m2f event by 10 lengths, seeing off nice types for Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott.

He was sent back to Gowran Park for his hurdles debut when him and Champion Bumper winner Ferny Hollow breezed away from the rest of the pack and he narrowly finished runner up behind the Cheveley Park horse.

He was then stepped up in trip at Navan in a maiden hurdle over 2m4f and he was an emphatic winner of the race beating a minor field by 14 lengths.

Last time out he was sent into the Grade One Lawlor Of Naas Novices' Hurdle and he breezed away from a good field to land the event by close to seven lengths.

Throughout the season he has shown speed and stamina which is perfect for this event and if improving again sets a good standard.

Trainer To Follow - Willie Mullins

It was only a matter of time as to when Willie Mullins would appear as the trainer to follow, but on day two we think he could have his best day across the four.

The winning most trainer at the festival fields some of the bankers of the week for many on Wednesday with Monkfish, Chacun Pour Soi and Kilcruit all looking to land Grade One honours.

Mullins heads into the meeting in fine form having seven winners from his last 36 runners over the last 14 days which sees him pose around a 20% win rate.

Jockey To Follow - Jack Kennedy

One of the best jockeys in the sport, Jack Kennedy has a handful of superb rides on Wednesday at healthy prices that could see him in the winners enclosure.

In the big Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle he sits on the 7/1 favourite Grand Roi that although on a mark of 149 has shown some superb form throughout the year.

Another big ride for the Denise Foster team comes in the lucky last with Three Stripe Life looking to land the Champion Bumper at odds of 8/1.

The young rider has been in flying form at home in Ireland over the last two weeks having landed eight winners from his last 22 rides, which sees him pose a strike rate 36.36% heading into the festival.