Cheltenham Festival: Martin Girdwood backing Altior in Queen Mother Champion Chase

PUBLISHED: 07:00 14 March 2018 | UPDATED: 08:57 14 March 2018

Tipster Martin Girdwood has backed Altior to triumph in the Queen Mother Champion Chase on day two of the Cheltenham Festival (pic: David Davies/PA)

Tipster Martin Girdwood has backed Altior to triumph in the Queen Mother Champion Chase on day two of the Cheltenham Festival (pic: David Davies/PA)

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Archant London sat down with Martin Girdwood of Girdys Gee Gees to look at his naps for day two of this year’s event

Day two of the Cheltenham Festival sees the event host its ever-popular Ladies Day.

There are sure to be plenty of eye-catching dresses on show, and punters will be looking to fashion a winner on the second day of the Festival.

Archant London sat down with tipster Martin Girdwood of Girdys Gee Gees to take a look at some of the big races on day two.

In the second race of the day, the RSA Insurance Novices Chase at 2.10pm, Martin has gone for Black Corton, which is available at a best price of 8-1 at the time of writing.

The big race of the day if the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at 3.30pm, and Martin has backed Altior, currently a best price of 6-5.

Martin backed a winner on the opening day of the Festival, with Footpad winning the Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase, while his other nap, an each-way punt on My Tent Or Yours, was a non-runner in the Unibet Champion Hurdle.

• For more in-depth betting analysis from Martin Girdwood, visit


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