CHELTENHAM DAY 2 RESULTS

Ireland make it three from three

Paul Hennessy and RJ Condon strike at 33/1

Tommy Callaghan

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Monkfish, not at his best, but takes Novice Chase

Paul Townend and Willie Mullins

Top Irish dog trainer Paul Hennessey landed the Coral Cup when Haven Help Us, with RJ Conlon on board, took the honours at 33/1.

Monkfish had his expected win in Race 2, without looking at his best, and a mistake at the last certainly had the heart racing for supporters of the hot favourite. Trainer, Willie Mullins, said it was a nerve wracking race to look at and felt maybe the lose horse at the last did not help, but in the end the Paul Townend horse was a worthy winner. Rachel Blackmore on Eklat De Rire, fell early on.

Jockey Rachel Blackmore and trainer Henry De Bromhead got the Irish off to the perfect star on Day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival with Bob Olinger recording a comfortable win over the Paul Townend ridden Gaillard Du Mesni, while Bravemansgame coming in third sport.

 

1.20: BALLYMORE NOCICES' HURDLE Grade 1

1 Bob Olinger (6/4)

2 Gaillard Du Mensil 9/4

3 Bravemansgme 4/1.

1.55: CORAL CUP

1 Monkfish 1/4

2 Fiddlerontheroof 40/1

3 The Big Breakaway 12/1.

 

2.30 CORAL CUP

1 Heaven Help Us 33/`1

2 Craigneiche 17/2

3 Tea Clipper 33/1

3.05: QUEEN MOTHER CHASE

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