The best four days in the U.K racing calendar, the Cheltenham Festival, begins on Tuesday 15th March until Friday 18th March 2022. We will have Cheltenham Tips for every one of the twenty-eight races, with full runner by runner previews as well as the best Cheltenham Free Bets being offered by the bookmakers.

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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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17:30 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Amateur Jockeys' Handicap Chase (Sponsored By JRL Group) (GBB)

Full Result
  1. Chambard silk
    Chambard J: Miss Lucy Turner 3 40/1
  2. Mister Coffey silk
    Mister Coffey J: Mr Sam Waley-Cohen 5/1J
  3. Didero Vallis silk
    Didero Vallis b J: Mr James King 66/1
    1. Fakir D'alene silk
      Fakir D'alene b J: Mr H C Swan 3 33/1
    2. Mint Condition silk
      Mint Condition p J: Miss Gina Andrews 33/1
    3. Mister Fogpatches silk
      Mister Fogpatches J: Mr P W Mullins 9/1
    4. Rightplacerightime silk
      Rightplacerightime J: Miss M O'Sullivan 18/1
    5. Smoking Gun silk
      Smoking Gun tb J: Mr J J Codd 14/1
    6. Powerstown Park silk
      Powerstown Park t J: Mr Tommie M O'Brien 50/1
    7. Glenloe silk
      Glenloe J: Mr B O'Neill 14/1
    8. Almazhar Garde silk
      Almazhar Garde tb J: Mr M J M O'Sullivan 3 66/1
    9. Cat Tiger silk
      Cat Tiger t J: Mr David Maxwell 25/1
    10. Ain't That A Shame silk
      Ain't That A Shame J: Mr B W Harvey 3 6/1
    11. Larry silk
      Larry tp J: Mr Freddie Mitchell 50/1
    12. School Boy Hours silk
      School Boy Hours J: Mr Derek O'Connor 5/1J
    13. Frontal Assault silk
      Frontal Assault p J: Mr R James 3 6/1
    14. Omar Maretti silk
      Omar Maretti J: Mr Dale Peters 3 9/1
    15. Elegant Escape silk
      Elegant Escape b J: Miss Thomasina Eyston 7 50/1
    16. Mindsmadeup silk
      Mindsmadeup J: Mr Finian Maguire 66/1
    17. Come On Teddy silk
      Come On Teddy J: Mr William Biddick 9/1
Winning Trainer: Venetia Williams
Distances: 2 1/2, 1, 1/2
Runners: 20 | Non Runners: 5



Turners Novices' Chase (Grade 1) (Registered As The Golden Miller) (GBB Race)



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



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



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



Plate Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race)



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



Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Amateur Jockeys' Handicap Chase(Sponsored By The JRL Group)(GBB)

Cheltenham Festival Tips – Day Three

A dual feature day starts with the Turners Novices’ Chase, formerly known as the JLT and Marsh Novices’ Chase. In it’s eleven-year history, Ireland had enjoyed total domination of the race but winners from both Philip Hobbs and Nicky Henderson have helped to stem the flow of winners from the Emerald Isle in recent times.

Another relatively new race at the festival is Dawn Run Novices’ Hurdle which takes place later on the card. Now in its seventh year, Willie Mullins had won every single running of the race until Henry De Bromhead and Rachael Blackmore teamed up with Telmesomethinggirl who won impressively despite leaning left on the run last year.

One of the biggest stars on display on the Thursday of the 2022 Cheltenham Festival is Allaho in the Ryanair Chase. An emphatic twelve length winner of the race last time around, he has continued in the same vein this year with two wins from two, a winner of the John Durkan on reappearance followed by slamming a small but quality field at Thurles in January. Owned by Cheveley Park Stud, he holds very strong claims to extend Willie Mullins’ impressive record in training four of the last six winners.

The Stayers’ Hurdle is a race where favourites had great success up until 2019 with five of the previous ten winners all heading the market. However, with winners returning at 12/1 and 50/1 in the last two runnings that trend has been bucked slightly and this year’s renewal doesn’t look like the simplest of equations. With a few fancied runners doing themselves more harm than good during their preparation, last year’s victor Flooring Porter finds as favourite behind the likes of Klassical Dream, Thyme Hill, Champ and former winner Paisley Park.

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 in which many will be looking towards the rides of Jamie Codd and Derek O’Connor for clues. Then there is the Festival Plate, a race in which well backed favourites have obliged in three of the last four years.

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. If you’re looking for tips for other days please check back to the Cheltenham Festival homepage.

Cheltenham Festival 2022: Day Three Races

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