Cheltenham day three decs – Thursday’s confirmed runners

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We bring you the full Cheltenham day three decs after the final fields for the St Patricks’ Day at the Festival were confirmed for Thursday 12th March.

There’s a chance the roof could be raised off Prestbury Park this Thursday, after crowd favourite Faugheen was declared to run in the Marsh Novices’ Chase. Let’s take a look through the declarations in full to see which horses will strut their stuff on day three of the Cheltenham Festival.

Cheltenham Day Three Decs – Marsh Novices Chase

It seemed for a while like Willie Mullins and Rich Ricci were going to swerve a return to Cheltenham with Faugheen, as his price steadily drifted after that fantastic victory in the Flogas at Leopardstown. Yet, racing fans were sent into rapture this afternoon when Faugheen featured in the final field for the Marsh and he’s been clipped into 4/1 joint-favoritism with bet365.

What could turn out to be a fantastic day for Gavin Sheehan kicks off with a ride on Itchy Feet in the opener. Mister Fisher has been tipped up as a solid each-way Cheltenham Festival tip by many experts in the build-up, while Samcro return to action looking to rebuild his once invincible reputation in the Marsh Novices’ Chase.

2020 Marsh Novices’ Chase Confirmed Runners

ANNIE MC (Jonjo O’Neill, Jonjo O’Neill Jnr)
BAPAUME (Willie Mullins, )
FAUGHEEN (Willie Mullins, Paul Townend)
ITCHY FEET (Olly Murphy, Gavin Sheehan)
MELON (Willie Mullins, Patrick Mullins)
MIDNIGHT SHADOW (Sue Smith, Danny Cook)
Cheltenham day 3 tips MISTER FISHER (Nicky Henderson, Nico De Boinville)
POKER PLAY (David Pipe, Tom Scudamore)
RESERVE TANK (Colin Tizzard, Robbie Power)
SAINT SONNET (Paul Nicholls, Harry Cobden)
SAMCRO (Gordon Elliott, Davy Russell)
TORNADO FLYER (Willie Mullins, )

Cheltenham Day Three Decs – Pertemps Final Handicap Hurdle

Returning Pertemps champion, Sire Du Berlais heads the weights for this year’s edition of this wide-open handicap. Fellow JP McManus flag-bearer, Phoenix Way has surprisingly been left out of the race, along with the well-fancied One For The Team.

Popular Cheltenham day 3 selection, The Storyteller and Stoney Mountain also make the cut. Other notable entries include former Champion Bumper winner Relegate, 2018 Albert Bartlett winner Kilbricken Storm, Welsh Saint and Olly Murphy’s Skandiburg.

2020 Pertemps Final Confirmed Runners

SIRE DU BERLAIS (Gordon Elliott, Barry Geraghty)
UNOWHATIMEANHARRY (Harry Fry, Aidan Coleman)
THE STORYTELLER (Gordon Elliott, Davy Russell)
JATILUWIH (Philip Hobbs, David Maxwell)
ROCKET LAD (Emmet Mullins, Patrick Mullins)
STONEY MOUNTAIN (Henry Daley, Sam Twiston-Davies)
A GREAT VIEW (Dennis Cullen, Mark Walsh)
THIRD WIND (Hughie Morrison, Tom O’Brien)
KILBRICKEN STORM (Colin Tizzard, Harry Cobden)
DINGO DOLLAR (Alan King, Tom Cannon)
SKANDIBURG (Olly Murphy, Gavin Sheehan)
WELSH SAINT (Nicky Henderson, Nico De Boinville)
FRED THE FOOT (John McConnell, Donal McInerney)
DREAM BERRY (Jonjo O’Neill, Jonjo O’Neill Jnr)
Pertemps Final favourie RELEGATE (Colm Murphy, Paul Townend)
BURROWS PARK (Venetia Williams, Charlie Deutsch)
TOUT EST PERMIS (Noel Meade, Sean Flanagan)
RAPPER (Henry Daly, Richard Johnson)
COPPER GONE WEST (Tim Vaughan, Alan Johns)
ROYAL THIEF (Henry De Bromhead, Hugh Morgan)
GUITAR PETE (Nicky Richard, Ryan Day)
SUNSET SHOWDOWN (Rebecca Curtis, Richie McLernon)
KANSAS CITY CHIEF (Neil Mulholland, Tom Scudamore)
DOUBLY CLEVER, (Johnny Farrelly, Liam Harrison)

Cheltenham Day Three Decs – Ryanair Chase

A small, select field of eight look set to take part in this year’s Ryanair. A Plus Tard currently heads the market at 7/4 with William Hill, ahead of Irish rival Min and last year’s popular winner, Frodon.

Riders Onthe Storm comes into the Ryanair on the back of that victory over Cyrname at Ascot. He will be joined by Saint Calvados, Shattered Love and last year’s shock runner-up, Aso.

2020 Ryanair Confirmed Runners

A PLUS TARD (Henry De Bromhead, Rachael Blackmore)
ASO (Venetia Williams, Charlie Deutsch)
DUC DES GENIEVRES (Willie Mullins, Robbie Power)
FRODON (Paul Nicholls, Bryony Frost)
MIN (Willie Mullins, Paul Townend)
RIDERS ONTHE STORM (Nigel Twiston-Davies, Sam Twiston-Davies)
SAINT CALVADOS (Harry Whittington, Gavin Sheehan)
SHATTERED LOVE (Gordon Elliott, Davy Russell)

Paisley Park Cleeve Hurdle Cheltenham

Paisley Park (right) jumps past Summerville Boy on his way to winning the Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Cheltenham Day Three Decs – Stayers’ Hurdle

Paisley Park holds the Stayers’ Hurdle betting in a stranglehold, and the returning king is sure to be popular amongst the free bet offers on day three. Summerville Boy and Emitom head the chasing pack behind the market leader, with City Island dropping back from novice chasing to have a crack at Paisley Park.

Champion of two years ago, Penhill captains Willie Mullins’ squad in day three’s feature race. Apple’s Jade – who will surprisingly be ridden by Richard Johnson – also looks set to take part, in what looks likely to be her final outing before she heads off into retirement.

2020 Stayers’ Hurdle Confirmed Runners

APPLE’S JADE (Gordon Elliott, Richard Johnson)
ASK DILLON (Fergal O’Brien, Paddy Brennan)
BACARDYS (Willie Mullins, Patrick Mullins)
CITY ISLAND (Martin Brassill, Mark Walsh)
DONNA’S DIAMOND (Chris Grant, Thomas Dowson)
EMITOM (Warren Greatrex, Gavin Sheehan)
L’AMI SERGE (Nicky Henderson, Daryl Jacob)
LISNAGAR OSCAR (Rebecca Curtis, Adam Wedge)
Stayers’ Hurdle favourite PAISLEY PARK (Emma Lavelle, Aidan Coleman)
PENHILL (Willie Mullins, Paul Townend)
RONALD PUMP (Matthew Smith, Bryan Cooper)
SUMMERVILLE BOY (Tom George, Jonathan Burke)
THE JAM MAN (Ronan McNally, Sean Flanagan)
TOBEFAIR (Debra Hamer, Tom Bellamy)
WEST APPROACH (Colin Tizzard, Harry Cobden)

Cheltenham Day Three Decs – Brown Advisory Plate Handicap Chase

A really competitive renewal of the Brown Advisory Plate, with the weights headed by Snow Falcon and former Close Brothers winner, Mister Whitaker. Last year’s winning, Siruh Du Lac will return to try and defend his crown, but it’s Gavin Sheehan’s mount Simply The Betts who heads the current betting at 7/1 with Betway.

La Bague Au Roi could make her first start in handicap company, while Oldgrangewood and Spiritofthegames fly the flag for Dan Skelton’s team. Like Skelton, Gordon Elliott looks set to play a strong hand, with Ben Dundee featuring in many expert’s Cheltenham Festival day three tips.

2020 Brown Advisory Plate Confirmed Runners

SNOW FALCON (Noel Meade, Eion Walsh)
MISTER WHITAKER (Mick Channon, Adrian Heskin)
DEATH DUTY (Gordon Elliott, )
SIRUH DU LAC (Nick Williams, Lizzie Kelly)
ROBIN DES FORET (Willie Mullins, Paul Townend)
SPIRITOFTHEGAMES (Dan Skelton, Bridget Andrews)
SIMPLY THE BETTS (Harry Whittington, Gavin Sheehan)
LA BAGUE AU ROI (Warren Greatrex, Richard Johnson)
HAPPY DIVA (Kerry Lee, Richard Patrick)
Cheltenham day 3 tip CLONDAW CASTLE (Tom George, Jonathan Burke)
VISION DES FLOS (Colin Tizzard, Robbie Power)
OLDGRANGEWOOD (Dan Skelton, Harry Skelton)
BEN DUNDEE (Gordon Elliott, Davy Russell)
DEYRANN DE CARJAC (Alan King, Tom Cannon)
LOUIS VAC POUCH (Phil Kirby, Thomas Dowson)
HIGHWAY ONE O ONE (Chris Gordon, Adam Wedge)
LIVELOVELAUGH (Willie Mullins, Brian Hayes)
CHARMANT (James Ewert, Deni O’Regan)
SPRINGTOWN LAKE (Philip HJobbs, Tom O’Brien)
ROYAL VILLAGE (Ian Williams, Tom Scudamore)
NOT ANOTHER MUDDLE (Gary Moore, Jamie Moore)

Cheltenham Day Three Decs – Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle

Willie Mullins’ bid to continue his 100% winning record in the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle sees Ireland’s Champion Trainer throw four of his best youngsters into Thursday’s renewal. Colreevy and Dolcita are the highest-place of his runners in the betting, while Concertista returns to Cheltenham having finished second to stablemate, Eglantine Du Seuil in this Grade Two 12 months ago.

The betting, however, is headed by Minella Melody, and Rachael Blackmore’s mount could feature in many Cheltenham betting offer on day three. Nicky Henderson’s Floressa heads the British contingent, with Ard Abhainn and Mount Ida set to represent Gordon Elliott.

2020 Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle Confirmed Runners

ANNA BUNINA (John McConnell, Donal McInerney)
ARD ABHAINN (Gordon Elliott, Davu Russell)
COLREEVY (Willie Mullins, Paul Townend)
CONCERTISTA (Willie Mullins, Daryl Jacob)
DOLCITA (Willie Mullins, Robbie Power)
EMMAS JOY (Dan Skelton, Harry Skelton)
FLORESSA (Nicky Henderson, Nico De Boinville)
FORT WORTH TEXAS (Colin Bowe, Barry O’Neill)
FULL OF SURPRISES (Neil Mulholland, Barry Geraghty)
GETAWAY TOTHEROCK (Alastair Ralph, Liam Tredwell)
LA FELINE (Paul Nolan, Bryan Cooper)
MIDNIGHTS’ GIFT (Alan King, Tom Cannon)
Common Cheltenham Festival tip MINELLA MELODY (Henry De Bromhead, Rachael Blackmore)
MOUNT IDA (Gordon Elliott, Mark Walsh)
RAYNA’S WORLD (Phil Kirby, Thomas Dowson)
RED ARCHANGEL (Richard Spencer, Tom Bellamy)
TIMETOCHILL (Kelly Morgan, Adam Wedge)
VIENNA COURT (Nigel Twiston-Davies, Sam Twiston-Davies)
WHITEHOTCHILLIFILI (Harry Fry, Jonathan Burke)
YUKON LIL (Willie Mullins, Danny Mullins)

Cheltenham Day Three Decs – Kim Muir Handicap Chase

Since his rating dropped below the 145 ceiling for the Kim Muir, Le Breuil has been a popular Cheltenham day 4 tip. He shot to the head of the betting this morning after it was confirmed that Jamie Codd, who rode Ben Pauling’s charge to victory in the National Hunt last year, will once again take the ride.

Derke O’Connor rides Champagne Platinum for Nicky Henderson, with Patrick Mullins partnering Paul Nolan’s Fitzhenry. Will Biddick takes the ride on Deise Aba, while Barry O’Neill partner’s each-way Cheltenham Festival tip Plan Of Attack.

2020 Kim Muir Confirmed Runners

LE MUSEE (Nigel Hawke, Kieren Buckley)
LE BREUIL (Ben Pauling, Jamie Codd)
CABARET QUEEN (Willie Mullins, J O’Hare)
THE YOUNG MASTER (Neil Mulholland, Sam Waley-Cohen)
FLYING ANGEL (Nigel Twiston-Davies, Zac Baker)
GO ANOTHER ONE (John McConnell, JC Barry)
FITZHENRY (Paul Nolan, Patrick Mullins)
DEISE ABA (Philip Hobbs, William Biddick)
THE KINGS WRIT (Kayley Woollacott, Joshua Newman)
MILAN NATIVE (Gordon Elliott, Robert James)
AMI DESBOIS (Graeme McPherson, Lilly Pinchin)
Popular each-way Cheltenham day three tip PLAN OF ATTACK (Henry De Bromhead, Barry O’Neill)
MILITARIAN (Andrew Martin, James Martin)
BOB MAHLER (Warren Greatrex, Noel McParlan)
ARDLETHEN (Dan Skelton, Gina Andrews)
FINGERONTHESWITCH (Neil Mulholland, Millie Wonnacott)
LIKE THE SOUND (Charlie Mann, James King)
KILFILUM CROSS (Henry Oliver, Alex Edwards)
THOMAS PATRICK (Tom Lacey, Tommie O’Brien)
CHAMPAGNE PLATINUM (Nicky Henderson, Derek O’Connor)
COUP DE PINCEAU (Paul Nicholls, Angus Cheleda)
CLOTH CAP (Jonjo O’Neill, Rory Deegan)
JUST A STING (Harry Fry, Michael Legg)
ONE STYLE (Venetia Williams, Lucky Turner)