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Cheltenham Day 3 Tips

We have Cheltenham tips for every day of the 2019 Festival. With 28 races packed into four days, make sure you arm yourself with expert insight and advice before placing your bets.

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Thursday - St Patrick's Day

Thursday 14th March, 2019
The third day of racing at the Cheltenham Festival is known as St. Patricks day and the throngs of travelling racing fans from the Emerald Isle will ensure the Guineas tent is bouncing throughout the entire afternoon. Day three’s card is highlighted by the Stayers’ Hurdle, the oldest of the four Championship race at Cheltenham. The roll of honour for the Stayers’ Hurdle reads like a who’s who of the hurdling game, with greats like Silver Bay, Inglis Drever and Big Buck’s standing out amongst their counterparts. 

One thing you can guarantee on St. Patrick’s day is an unforgettable atmosphere and the crowd reaches fever-pitch when the runners in the JLT Novices’ Chase are let loose on the track. Once the winner of that opening Grade One has departed the scene, a large field of hurdlers descend upon Prestbury Park to take part in the finale of the Pertemps Handicap Hurdle series. 

Before we reach the Stayers’ Hurdle, a talented field of chasers takes to the track to battle it out in the Ryanair Chase. Cheltenham’s unofficial fifth Championship race has been won by many top horses during its short history, with fans’ favourites like Alberta’s Run, Cue Card and Vautour claiming Grade One glory on day three of the Festival. 

The Brown Advisory and Merriebelle Plate is up next, before a field of talented young mares battle it out in the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle. The final race on St. Patricks day is the thrilling Kim Muir Challenge Cup – a handicap chase which has provided its winner with a platform from which to launch assaults on the Gold Cup and even the Grand National over subsequent seasons.

2019 Cheltenham Festival

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