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Live Reporting

Gary Rose and Callum Matthews

All times stated are UK

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    And that's all from us for today. We'll be back once again tomorrow from 12:30 GMT. See you later!

  2. Today's winners

    If you'd just like to see who won what, however, then here you go:

    Ballymore Novices' Hurdle - Bob Olinger (6/4 Fav)

    Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Monkfish (1/4 Fav)

    Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle - Heaven Help Us (33/1)

    Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase - Put The Kettle On (17/2)

    Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase - Tiger Roll (9/2)

    Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Challenge Cup Handicap Chase - Sky Pirate (14/1)

    Weatherbys Champion Bumper - Sir Gerhard (85/40)

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    Just finishing work for the day? Catch up on the big stories from day two at Cheltenham via Frank Keogh's report here.

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    Charlie Poste

    Former jump jockey on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    It should be great stuff again tomorrow - it has been phenomenal stuff today.

    It should be another compelling day tomorrow.

  5. Result

    16:50 - Weatherbys Champion Bumper

    1 Sir Gerhard (Rachael Blackmore) 85-40

    2 Kilcruit (Paul Townend) 10-11 fav

    3 Elle Est Belle (Harry Skelton) 16-1

    14 ran

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    A Willie Mullins one-two and 75 winners in total for the trainer now at Cheltenham.

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    Gina Bryce

    BBC radio presenter at Cheltenham

    This horse really stands out.

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    Charlie Poste

    Former jump jockey on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    Those are two lovely horses - they pulled a good way clear.

    It was a really intelligent ride by Rachael Blackmore who played the fractions well.

    They are two very talented horses and it will be interesting to see how their careers play out now.

  9. BreakingSir Gerhard wins

    Kilcruit makes a move on the home straight and pushes Sir Gerhard hard but the latter holds on to take the win!

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    Ramillies feels finely poised as they head towards the home turn but Sir Gerhard continues to lead by a length.

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    Not much change in the order as they head over to the far side of the course. Sir Gerhard out in front with Shearer and Ramillies tracking the leader.

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    Sir Gerhard leads by a length from Ramillies in the early stages.

  13. They're off

    Will Ireland claim a sixth win of the afternoon?

    We're up and running in the day's final race.

  14. 'Cheltenham is our Olympics'


    Nick Scholfield, winner of the Grand Annual on Sky Pirate, speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live: "This is the big one of the year and I'm just grateful that i'm here and that the owner and trainer have given me the opportunity on a horse like Sky Pirate.

    "I had to save the ground round the inside because I had a lot of weight on my back so I knew I had to go the shortest route, and you need a lot of luck to win these handicaps and thankfully we had it today.

    "Cheltenham is our Olympics and I can't tell you how competitive it is. The relief, and it is what you do it for. I'm thankful I've won here three times, but you always wonder if it will happen again."

  15. Mullins holding the aces

    16:50: Weatherbys Champion Bumper 2m 87y

    A 12-length romp at the Grade 2 Leopardstown bumper last month has set up Kilcruit nicely for the last race of the day.

    Trainer Willie Mullins has won this feature 10 times in total, including four of the last 10.

    Sir Gerhard, who recently joined Mullins from Gordon Elliott, is Kilcruit's biggest threat to the win following eye-catching displays at Down Royal on debut and at Navan before Christmas.

    Beyond those two, Three Stripe Life enjoyed a winning debut in a Navan bumper in January and should be up there as well.

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    Andrew Thornton

    Former Gold Cup-winning jockey on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    For Tiger Roll to come back from a poor performance last time out has to be the best moment of the day.

    Tiger Roll
  17. 'Tiger Roll has made my heart sing'

    Charlie Poste

    Former jump jockey on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    It has been another tremendous day. I thought Bob Olinger was spectacular and Rachael Blackmore did a spectacular job.

    But the one that made my heart sing is Tiger Roll, just wow. For me, and I'm happy to admit it, I thought his best days were well behind him and he was ready for retirement so to come out and win like that was phenomenal really.

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    The Cheltenham Festival is flying by! We're already at the final race of day two. The remaining races of the week have a lot to do to better what we've seen so far.

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    John Hunt

    BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra commentator


    Who would have thought that Monkfish would win today and he'd only be the fourth-biggest headline of the day?