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Summary

  1. Special Tiara (11-1) wins the Queen Mother Champion Chase on day two of the Cheltenham Festival
  2. Odds-on favourite Douvan struggles and finishes seventh
  3. Fayonagh wins the Weatherbys Champion Bumper - the day's last race
  4. Champions League: Monaco v Manchester City 19:45 GMT (3-5 after first leg)

Live Reporting

By Alex Bysouth, Michael Emons and Elizabeth Hudson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Day two comes to a close

    Horse racing

    And that's another dramatic day at Cheltenham at an end. You can catch up on all of the reaction on the BBC Sport website.

    Coverage of Thursday's action, featuring the Stayers' Hurdle, gets under way at 1300 GMT on BBC Radio 5 Live.

  2. Fayonagh's dramatic win

    Horse racing

    It's a second win of the day for Irish amateur jockey Jamie Codd after the fast-finishing Fayonagh overhauls Debuchet late on to win the Champion Bumper.

    Codd's mount made a very slow start and was at the back of the field for much of the race but came through well for a fifth win of the meeting for trainer Gordon Elliott.

  3. Fayonagh lands Champion Bumper

    Horse racing

    Full result

    1 Fayonagh (Mr J J Codd) 7-1 

    2 Debuchet (Danny Mullins) 10-1 

    3 Claimantakinforgan (Nico de Boinville) 22-1

    22 ran

  4. BreakingFayonagh wins Champion Bumper

    Horse racing

    The fast-finishing Fayonagh (7-1) wins the Champion Bumper, the final race on the second day of the Cheltenham Festival.

  5. Final chance of the day at Cheltenham

    Horse racing

    And they are off in the last race of the day at Cheltenham.

  6. 17:30 Weatherbys Champion Bumper (2m 1/2f)

    Horse racing

    A victory for Quick Grabim in the Champion Bumper would be incredibly emotional.

    The five-year-old, who is around a 20-1 shot, is trained by former jockey Robbie McNamara, who was left paralysed below the waist after a fall during a race in April 2015.

    McNamara, who rode two winners at the 2014 Festival, has made a successful switch to training and this will be his first Festival runner as a trainer.

    Quick Grabim, who will be ridden by Noel Fehily, won a Bumper at the Christmas meeting at Leopardstown but ran disappointingly last time at Exeter.   

    You can read more about McNamara's story  on the BBC Sport website.

    Robbie McNamara
  7. 17:30 Weatherbys Champion Bumper (2m 1/2f)

    Horse racing

    The final race of the day is coming up shortly and this is a flat race run under National Hunt rules, so no starting stalls and a trip of just over two miles. Willie Mullins has won this race eight times and his hopes are led by Carter McKay, who has won his last two outings, and who will be ridden by Mullins’s son Patrick, a two-time Bumper winner himself in 2008 (Cousin Vinny) and 2012 (Champagne Fever)

    But another family combination could be the spoilers – Dan Skelton trains Cause Toujours while younger brother Harry rides the five-year-old. The pair are sons of Rio 2016 equestrian gold medallist Nick.

    Harry and Dan Skelton
  8. Disappointment for Linger

    Horse racing

    And what happened to Linger, who was the subject of such a big gamble before racing?

    The horse, who was 25-1 in the morning and went off at 7-1, was in the lead in the early stages but dropped down the field and was eventually pulled up by jockey Rachael Blackmore a long way from home.

  9. Johnson 'speechless' after Cheltenham win

    Horse racing

    "This is fantastic - I'm slightly speechless," Flying Tiger's jockey Richard Johnson told BBC Radio 5 Live. 

    "Lizzie Kelly has done a lot of work to get him settled but this race really suited him.

    "This is the main week of the year and all of the races are so hard to win."

    Richard Johnson
  10. Post update

    Horse racing

    Andrew Thornton

    National Hunt jockey at Cheltenham

    Richard Johnson will be over the moon. He got a good run with that.

    You do have to feel a little bit for Lizzie Kelly, she had ridden this before and she could have had the choice, but great for Richard Johnson.

  11. Johnson lands another Festival winner

    Horse racing

    The winner is trained by Nick Williams, who was claiming his first Cheltenham Festival win and who is the stepfather of 5 live pundit Lizzie Kelly, who regularly rides this horse.

    It certainly isn't too often that champion jockey Richard Johnson rides a 33-1 chance.

  12. Flying Tiger claims Cheltenham success

    Horse racing

    Full result

    1 Flying Tiger (Richard Johnson) 33-1 

    2 Divin Bere (Noel Fehily) 9-2 Fav 

    3 Nietzsche (Danny Cook) 12-1 

    4 Project Bluebook (Bryan Hughes) 14-1

    22 ran

  13. BreakingFlying Tiger wins Fred Winter Hurdle

    Horse racing

    Flying Tiger (33-1) wins the Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle.

  14. Post update

    Horse racing

    John Inverdale

    BBC Radio 5 live

    If you are a punter and thinking you don't know what to back, then you're thinking follow the money aren't you?

    It is safe to bet there has been hundreds of thousands put on Linger.

  15. And they're off...

    Horse racing

    And they are finally off in the Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle after a bit of messing around at the start.

    Where is your money going?

  16. Linger up to third favourite

    Horse racing

    There is a big gamble on Linger, ridden by Rachael Blackmore, which was 25-1 this morning and is now a 6-1 shot and up to third favourite.

  17. 16:50 Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (2m ½ f)

    Horse racing

    And there's another big field (22 runners) for the penultimate race of the day which is for four-year-olds, and again, plenty have chances. Top weight Divin Bere for the in-form Noel Fehily and Nicky Henderson has looked good this season.

    Henderson also has Domperignon Du Lys and Percy Street.

    However, Paul Nicholls has a good record in this race with wins in 2016, 2015 and 2010 and saddles both Dolos and Dreamcatching.

    Paul Nicholls
  18. Action continues at Cheltenham

    Horse racing

    Time to get back to the action at Cheltenham with two races to go on what has already been a busy and eventful day.

  19. Post update

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