Cheltenham Festival, Day Three, St Patrick’s Day

Cheltenham Festival Day Three St. Patrick’s Day

Cheltenham Festival Day Three St. Patrick’s Day

The third day of the four day 2019 Cheltenham Festival is Thursday March 14th, and there are seven races over the New Course from 13:30 to 17.30. The course is open to the public from 10:30.

JLT Novices’ Steeple Chase

Distance: Two miles and four furlongs
Type: Novices’ chase
Time: 13:30
Venue: New Course, Cheltenham

The JLT Novices’ Chase is the championship novice chase at the intermediary distance. Horses aged five and older can take part and there are 17 fences.

Odds for the race winner

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Lostintranslation
Defi Du Seuil
Topofthegame
Glen Forsa

Predictions

GLEN FORSA is an improving horse who could be good enough to beat horses who have better proven form from bigger stables.

Pertemps Final 

Distance: Three miles
Type: Handicap hurdle
Time: 14:10
Venue: New Course, Cheltenham

The Pertemps Final is a race open to horses just below the top level in the handicap sphere. Horses must be at least five to race and there are 12 hurdles

Odds for the race winner

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Sire Du Berlais
First Assignment
A Toi Phil
Cap York

Predictions

FIRST ASSIGNMENT ticks many of the boxes and has an excellent profile in the context of this open race that has many genuine contenders

Ryanair Chase

Distance: Two miles and five furlongs
Type: Steeplechase
Time: 14:50
Venue: New Course, Cheltenham

The Ryanair Chase is the championship race at the intermediate distance. There are 17 fences and horses aged five and older are eligible.

Odds for the race winner

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Min
Footpad
Monalee
Frodon

Predictions

FRODON is proven at Cheltenham and given a positive ride from the front will take some catching.

Stayers’ Hurdle

Distance: Three miles
Type: Hurdle
Time: 15:30
Venue: New Course, Cheltenham

The Stayers’ Hurdle is the most prestigious long-distance hurdle race in the calendar and is a championship Grade 1 contest. There are 12 hurdles for horses at least four.

Odds for the race winner

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Paisley Park
Apples Jade
Faugheen
Supasundae

Predictions

FAUGHEEN at his best is good enough to beat Paisley Park who has the best form at the distance this season.  

Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase

Distance: Two miles and five furlongs
Type: Handicap chase
Time: 16:10
Venue: New Course, Cheltenham

The Plate is a consolation race for those horses that do not get in to chases of a higher grade. The minimum age is five and there are 17 fences. 

Odds for the race winner

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Janika
Siruh Du Lac
Spiritofthegames
Gun Digger

Predictions

JANIKA was second on Trial’s Day at Cheltenham in January but stayed on up the hill in a manner that suggested the horse is suited to the course.

Trull House Stud Mares’ Novices Hurdle

Distance: Two miles and one furlong
Type: Novices’ hurdle
Time: 16:50
Venue: New Course, Cheltenham

This was a new race in 2016 and fills the void for a contest for which only novice mares are eligible. Horses must be four or older and there are 8 hurdles.

Odds for the race winner

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Epatante
Honeysuckle
Posh Trish
Sinoria

Predictions

Nicky Henderson the trainer believes his horse EPATANTE has a great chance and he is the leading trainer at Cheltenham. 

Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase

Distance: Two miles and one furlong
Type: Novices’ hurdle
Time: 16:50
Venue: New Course, Cheltenham

The race is one of the most prestigious handicap chases for non-professional riders of the season. There are 26 fences and only horses aged five or older can race.

Odds for the race winner

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Measureofmydreams
Its All Guesswork
Any Second Now
No Comment

Predictions

NO COMMENT has the form and ratings to prevail in what is always a competitive handicap for the amateur riders who have few chances at the Festival.

Betting on the Cheltenham Day 3 2019

The staying hurlers take centre stage on the third day and Faugheen is trying to make history. No horse has ever won the Champion Hurdle and stayers’ hurdle and the first leg was completed in 2015. The Ryanair Chase favourite is Footpad who looked very good in winning the Arkle Chase at the Festival in 2018.    

Betting Tips

  • 13:30     Glen Forsa
  • 14:10     First Assignment
  • 14:50     Frodon
  • 15:30     Faugheen
  • 16:10     Janika
  • 16:50     Eptante
  • 17:30     No Comment
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