Who To Follow On Day Two Of The 2022 Cheltenham Festival

James Mackie | @jamesmackieee

Cheltenham - March 16 2022
Cheltenham 16:10
Davy Russell

Tiger Roll

J: Davy Russell
T: Gordon Elliott
Age: 12
Weight: 11-4
OR: 161
Days: 53

The Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase every season is either a race you love or you hate and for us it is certainly a contest where we can find value.

Our win stance in the race comes from the Gordon Elliott trained Tiger Roll, who will get one of the biggest receptions ever seen at a racecourse if he goes on to land his fourth victory in this race and sixth win at the Cheltenham festival.

The dual Grand National winner is a horse that is held dear to many racing fans and with this set to be his final run he could bring the house down.

He loves this event, staying the trip better than anyone in the field whilst also jumping so well for such a small pocket rocket of a horse.

The gelding has been primed for this race all season long and if anywhere near the same form as he was for winning the race last term, then nothing should beat him.


Trainer To Follow - Willie Mullins

Willie Mullins could have a big day on Wednesday starting in the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle with Sir Gerhard the idea of a lot of peoples banker.

In the Queen Mother Champion Chase he fields Energumene and Chacun Pour Soi looking to beat the favourite Shishkin and he has the best chance to do so.

Finally in the Champion Bumper he fields seven horses with Facile Vega and Redemption Day his leading two, but it would be a shock to not see him win the race.

Mullins heads into the meeting with a 42% strike rate, winning 14 races from his 33 runners and he is looking to be the top trainer at the festival for another year.

Jockey To Follow - Davy Russell

Davy Russell could be set for a huge week at the Cheltenham with superb rides on every day of the meeting, but on Wednesday he has a great book that could see him have one of his best days at Prestbury Park.

In the first event of the day he sits on Three Stripe Life in the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle who is not without big place claims behind Sir Gerhard.

In the Brown Advisory Novices' Chase he sits on outsider Farouk D'alene who is very underrated in the market and should run a big race.

Russell rides Grand Roi in the Coral Cup who went off favourite for the race last term and then in the Cross Country he is looking to give Tiger Roll his last run at a racecourse.

He then goes on to ride the favourite in the Grand Annual on Buddy Rich and Music Drive in the Champion Bumper.

Some big chances.