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Cheltenham blown away … by Altior and Tiger Roll

Altior and Nico de Boinville (left) had a fight on their hands on the way to a second successive Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase success

Day two of the Cheltenham Festival was saved from possible postponement when forecast gales abated – allowing stars equine and human to take their cue for glory. Here, Press Association Sport charts their deeds in pictures:

Never in doubt - Nico de Boinville congratulates Altior after their second successive Queen Mother Champion Chase win, and the nine-year-old's record-equalling 18th consecutive victory over jumps
Never in doubt – Nico de Boinville congratulates Altior after their second successive Queen Mother Champion Chase win, and the nine-year-old’s record-equalling 18th consecutive victory over jumps (Paul Harding/PA)
Model, broadcaster and racing fan Vogue Williams was in her element on Ladies Day at the Festival
Model, broadcaster and racing fan Vogue Williams was in her element on Ladies Day at the Festival (Neil Munns/PA)
Up and running: Fears that gales might postpone the Queen Mother card until Saturday were dispelled long before a scheduled 8am inspection, and preparations for another big day were soon under wa
Up and running: Fears that gales might postpone the Queen Mother card until Saturday were dispelled long before a scheduled 8am inspection, and preparations for another big day were soon under way (Andrew Matthews/PA)
2019 Cheltenham Festival – Ladies Day – Cheltenham Racecourse
City Island’s success in the opener on day two was a second of the meeting for Champion Hurdle hero Mark Walsh (centre left) and saw the Ballymore prize stay ‘at home’ – with the winner owned by Bernadette Mulryan, wife of the sponsors’ founder Sean Mulryan (Andrew Matthews/PA)
All smiles for another couple too as Wimbledon winner Andy Murray and wife Kim roar home a Festival winner
All smiles for another couple too as Wimbledon winner Andy Murray and wife Kim roar home a Festival winner (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Stars of the present and future as the giant Topofthegame (middle) emerges the winner of a memorable tussle for the RSA Insurance Novices' Chase with Santini and Delta Work
Stars of the present and future as the giant Topofthegame (middle) emerges the winner of a memorable tussle for the RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase with Santini and Delta Work (Paul Harding/PA)
The remarkable Tiger Roll, ridden by Keith Donoghue, was imperious in the Glenfarclas Chase on the way to his fourth Festival victory - to add to last year's Grand National

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