Cheltenham Festival Day 3 Tips – An Each-Way Lucky 15 To Bash The Bookies

A wonderful view of the runners in the Boodles Handicap Hurdle at the 2019 Cheltenham Festival.

A wonderful view of the runners in the Boodles Handicap Hurdle at the 2019 Cheltenham Festival.

2021 Cheltenham Festival Day 3 Lucky 15 Tips 

Are you looking for the best group of horses to perm into multiples on day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival? Daniel Overall is here to take a look at the horses providing the best value in an each-way Lucky 15

The Bosses Oscar 6/1 (Pertemps Final, 1.55pm Thursday)

Ever since his eye-catching fifth in last season’s Martin Pipe, The Bosses Oscar has been many punters idea of the Pertemps winner and he lines up here with a great chance.

While the British handicapper has taken no chances by giving him an eight-pound rise, the talented Jordan Gainford takes off a handy seven pounds and Sire Du Berlais proved last term that it is possible to defy a mark in the 150s.

While he is by no means your typical “plot” that you look for in this race, he looks sure to run a big race.

Vinndication 8/1 (Stayers Hurdle, 3.05pm Thursday)

An open renewal, Vinndication is a classy chaser and he returns over hurdles where he has a perfect record of three wins from three starts, with one of those wins coming against the Gold Cup contender, Champ.

Fourth in the Ultima off 159 last season, his trainer has been glowing about him in the build-up and if he can replicate his form from fences to the smaller hurdles, he should be going close in what is an open renewal.

Glens Of Antrim 8/1 (Mares Novice Chase, 4.15pm Thursday)

Concertista proved last term that a maiden can win this while Willie Mullins has trained all five winners since the inception of this race back in 2016.

Glens of Antrim has progressed steadily over hurdles this season, finishing behind Statter on her penultimate start before chasing home the highly regarded Mr Incredible, who had formerly finished behind Gaillard Du Mesnil.

While she has primarily been running over intermediate trips, she should have no issues going down in distance and horses with form over further have typically run well in this race, which isn’t surprising given the stiffer nature of the new course.

A sister to Minella Melody and out of an unraced sister to Glens Melody, she is bred to be smart and she can confirm the promise of her previous runs with a good performance here.

Plan Of Attack 9/1 (Kim Muir Chase, 4.50pm Thursday)

Fourth in this race last year despite the ground being slower than ideal, he hasn’t been in sparkling form this season but there were more encouraging signs on his last start and the fact that he’s been kept fresh for this is a positive.

His normal cheekpieces are being replaced with first time blinkers; he won when cheekpieces went on for the first time while the form figures of horses to have run in the Kim Muir with first-time blinkers reads: F1223.

Two pounds lower than he was last year, he seems overpriced in relation to Deise Aba seeing as they’ve both had eight starts over fences while Plan of Attack reopposes on two-pound better terms in relation to last year’s renewal despite being ahead of him by over two lengths.