Johnny Ward's Cheltenham Preview: Day 2

After a thrilling opening day, Johnny Ward on what to expect from day two of the festival

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Those traditionalists, those purists who fear Cheltenham’s extension to a five-day meet, may well watch the weather with wariness today.

Eleven years after high winds compelled officials to abandon day two (compressing the remainder of the Festival into two exhausting final days), there is a threat of today’s card being abandoned.

With a revised Plan B.

Having spent some time in the temporary tent structures near the parade ring yesterday, one quickly accepts ...