Cheltenham Festival 2012: Ladies Day results and St. Patrick's tips

14th of March, 2012 Bookmark and Share
As the second afternoon of ">Cheltenham Festival 2012 has ended and the results are in, the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup site will run through the performances, looking at any unexpected wins and the favourites who placed first during the afternoon. In preparation for the next day at Cheltenham Festival, the site also offers St Patrick's Thursday betting tips and predictions for those looking to place bets.

During the Neptune Investment Novice Hurdle, Simonsig managed to provide Nicky Henderson with his 41st Cheltenham win, making him the most successful Cheltenham Festival trainer of all time. While Cotton Mill put up a good fight, his hurdle blunder resulted in the horse leaving the competition early, providing Simonsig with an easy win.

Another favourite who won during Cheltenham Ladies Day was Bobs Worth in the RSA Chase. Along the home straight, it was a tough call between First Lieutenant and Bobs Worth, who were neck and neck till the finish. It was a disappointing finish for Grands Crus, who only managed to keep up with the other two competitors until his stamina declined on the final stretch.

The most exciting race of the day was the Queen Mother Champion Chase, which horse racing professionals will surely be talking about for years to come. While Wishfull Thinking was in the lead, he took a bad jump, falling through the fence and dismounting jockey Richard Johnson. This left Sizing Europe and Finian's Rainbow is the running. While Finian's Rainbow won the chase, Cheltenham fans are discussing whether the insufficient warning about a closed fence affected Sizing Europe considerably more than Finian's Rainbow, therefore altering his winning potential.

For those looking to place St. Patrick's Thursday bets, Riverside Theatre looks set to race well in the Ryanair Chase following his victory in the recent Betfair Ascot Chase. It has also been predicted that Big Buck's will be able to defend his World Hurdle title as he has remained in good form throughout the season. Another horse to look out for is Peddlers Cross, who has been entered into the Jewson Novice Chase.

For more betting information for the Cheltenham St Patrick's Thursday, visit for tips, predictions and results from the 2012 Cheltenham Festival.
Lauren Knowles
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