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Our Cheltenham Festival Day Three tips include two top-class races – the Ryanair Chase and the Stayers’ Hurdle. Find our selections, special offers, racecards and key information for Thursday’s action below.

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16:50 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase (Sponsored by the JRL Group) (GBB Race)

Full Result
  1. Mount Ida silk
    3
    Mount Ida t J: Jack Kennedy 3/1F
  2. Cloudy Glen silk
    10
    Cloudy Glen J: Robert Dunne 33/1
  3. Shantou Flyer silk
    7
    Shantou Flyer tb J: Harry Cobden 11/2
    1. Hold The Note silk
      8
      Hold The Note v J: Jonathan Burke 9/1
    2. Storm Control silk
      4
      Storm Control tp J: Richard Patrick 16/1
    3. Go Another One silk
      5
      Go Another One t J: Simon Torrens 3 16/1
    4. Almazhar Garde silk
      15
      Almazhar Garde J: Gavin Sheehan 80/1
    5. Morning Vicar silk
      21
      Morning Vicar J: Nico de Boinville 16/1
    6. Musical Slave silk
      19
      Musical Slave J: Tom O'Brien 18/1
    7. Kilfilum Cross silk
      17
      Kilfilum Cross p J: Alex Edwards 3 20/1
    8. Crievehill silk
      9
      Crievehill J: Sam Twiston-Davies 33/1
    9. Deise Aba silk
      6
      Deise Aba p J: Richard Johnson 12/1
    10. Cobolobo silk
      13
      Cobolobo tp J: Jonjo O'Neill Jr 33/1
    11. Sizing At Midnight silk
      22
      Sizing At Midnight J: Robbie Power 33/1
    12. Plan Of Attack silk
      12
      Plan Of Attack b J: Rachael Blackmore 7/1
    13. Didero Vallis silk
      20
      Didero Vallis J: Charlie Deutsch 33/1
    14. Townshend silk
      23
      Townshend tp J: Jamie Neild 10 100/1
    15. Bob Mahler silk
      16
      Bob Mahler b J: Harry Bannister 25/1
    16. Beau Bay silk
      2
      Beau Bay ht J: Charlie Hammond 80/1
    17. Milanford silk
      14
      Milanford J: Daryl Jacob 20/1
    18. Another Venture silk
      11
      Another Venture v J: David Bass 66/1
Winning Trainer: Mrs Denise Foster
Distances: 6 1/2, 3/4, 13
Runners: 21 | Non Runners: 3

13:20

ITV

Marsh Novices' Chase (Grade 1) (Registered as The Golden Miller) (GBB Race)

13:55

ITV

Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (GBB Race)

14:30

ITV

Ryanair Chase (Registered As The Festival Trophy) (Grade 1) (GBB Race)

15:05

ITV

Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle (Grade 1) (GBB Race)

15:40

ITV

Paddy Power Plate Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race)

16:15

ITV

Parnell Properties Dawn Run Mares' Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

16:50

RTV

Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Amateur Jockeys' Handicap Chase (spons'd by JRL Group)(GBB Race)

Cheltenham Festival Tips – Day Three

A dual feature day starts with the Marsh Novices’ Chase, formerly knows as the JLT. Only a nine-year history of the race but it’s no surprise to see four of the winners coming from Willie Mullins. That same yard have won all four runnings of the Dawn Run Novices’ Hurdle later on the card.

The clear star on display on the Thursday of the  Cheltenham Festival is Paisley Park, looking to repeat his 2019 success in the Stayers Hurdle. He still has a way to go to become one of the all-time greats in this race but he’s looking hard to beat.

It might not be the strongest Ryanair field in terms of depth but at 9/2 the field at time of writing, the reward for punters finding the winner will be decent. A race that the English raiders have kept at home twelve of the last fifteen years (though three of the last four have gone to Ireland) it should be a hugely competitive contest.

Three handicaps on the card are typically competitive, the Pertemps particularly given the qualifying process for running in the race. Amateur riders are once again in the spotlight for the Kim Muir, a race Jamie Codd has ridden the winner of four times in the last eleven years.  Then there is the Brown Advisory Plate, won is 2007, 2009 and 2013 by Venetia Williams.

Our Thursday Cheltenham tips will cover all these races in fantastic detail, so make sure to check out this page regularly for our latest predictions.

Cheltenham Day Three Schedule

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Cheltenham Festival Day Three FAQs

When does day three of the Cheltenham Festival start?

Day three begins at 1320 with the The Marsh’s Novices’ Chase (Grade 1).

What is day three of the Cheltenham Festival also known as?

Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival is known as St Patrick’s Day, and features two ‘Championship’ races in the form of the Grade 1 Stayers’ Hurdle and the Grade 1 Ryanair Chase.

What is the feature race for day three at the Cheltenham Festival?

The Stayers’ Hurdle – formerly known as the World Hurdle – has been the feature of Day Three at the Cheltenham Festival since 2005 and produces multiple winners like no other race at the Cheltenham Festival. Baracouda (two), Inglis Drever (three) and Big Buck’s (four) have all won multiple runnings of the race this century.

 

What is the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Handicap Chase about?

The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Handicap Chase takes place on the third day of the Festival and is for amateur riders. The riders compete on the New Course at Cheltenham, over a distance of about three miles and one and a half furlongs – with a total of nineteen fences jumped.

The event was established in 1946 and it was originally called the Kim Muir Amateur Riders’ Steeplechase. It was introduced by Mrs Evan Williams and was named in memory of her brother, Kim Muir, a cavalry officer who lost his life during World War II.

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