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CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL DAY 3 TIPS

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL DAY 3 TIPS

TimeRaceOur TipPlace Bet
13.50 Marsh Novice Chase Bet now
13.55 Pertemps Final Bet now
14.30 Ryanair Chase Bet now
15.05 Stayers' Hurdle Bet now
15.40 Paddy Power Plate Bet now
16.15 Mares Novice Hurdle Bet now
16.50 Kim Muir Chase Bet now
Time Race Tip Place Bet
13:30
Turners Novice Chase
Bob Olinger Place Bet
14:10
 Pertemps Network Final Hurdle
Sire Du Berlais Place Bet
14:50
 Ryanair Chase
Allaho Place Bet
15:30
Stayers’ Hurdle
Paisley Park Place Bet
16:10
Plate Handicap Chase
Imperial Alcazar Place Bet
16:50
Mares’ Novice Hurdle
Love Envoi Place Bet
17:30
Kim Muir Chase
Come On Teddy Place Bet

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Cheltenham Day 3 tips for the Festival include a couple of notable highlights – the Stayers’ Hurdle and Ryanair. It’s Thursday at the Cheltenham Festival, which means the St Patrick’s Day celebrations will be in full swing.

Will Irish winners be romping home on Day 3? Will popular trainer Willie Mullins add to his Festival tally with further successes on Thursday?

There’s a lot to get through in Cheltenham Day 3 tips, and our betting experts will be there all the way, sizing up the form and trends to help punters make their decisions on one of the biggest racing days of the calendar year. The Cheltenham Day 3 tips start with the Turners Novices’ Chase, one of three Grade 1 races.

You can follow all the latest insights, tips and Cheltenham betting offers for each day of the Festival here with our horse racing experts.

Cheltenham Day 3 Races Schedule

Time Race Distance Type
1.30 pm Turners Novices’ Chase 2m 4f Chase
2.10 pm Pertemps Network Final 3m Hurdle
2.50 pm Ryanair Steeplechase 2m 5f Chase
3.30 pm Stayers’ Hurdle 3m Hurdle
4.10 pm The Paddy Power Plate Chase 2m 5f Chase
4.50 pm Mares Novices’ Hurdle 2m 1f Hurdle
5.30 pm Kim Muir Challenge Cup 3m 2f Chase

Cheltenham Festival 2023 Thursday Feature Race

The headline race for Cheltenham Day 3 tips is the Stayers’ Hurdle, a Grade 1 fixture. However, there is also the big Ryanair Chase which precedes the Stayers Hurdle on Thursday.

The Stayers’ Hurdle has a wonderfully long history, and it is the top long-distance hurdle that there is in British National Hunt racing.

3:30pm – The Stayers’ Hurdle

The history of the Stayers’ Hurdle goes back to 1912 when the first winner, Aftermath, collected a £100 prize. Since then, things have come a very long way, with last year’s winner Flooring Porter taking home £135,048.

The Stayers’ Hurdle is a 3m trip around Cheltenham’s New Course, and there are 12 hurdles in the contest. Punters may commonly refer to this still as the World Hurdle. It’s a beautiful test of stamina and speed, and it’s one for those specialist stayers.

The likes of four-time winner Big Bucks, Inglis Drever and Paisley Park all come to mind as former great winners of this race.

Check out our Cheltenham Stayers’ Hurdle tips for Cheltenham Day 3 betting as part of our complete coverage of the Cheltenham Festival 2023.


2021 Stayers’ Hurdle Review – Flooring Porter stays the distance

With former champion Paisley Park being backed into the position of 9/4F for last year’s edition, bookies will have been pleased to see Emma Lavelle’s popular gelding taken down a peg.

Flooring Porter came through to land the score unchallenged with a well-timed and smooth run. He was a 12/1 SP for trainer Gavin Cromwell, ridden by Danny Mullins.

After going clear approaching the last, there was no stopping Flooring Porter, and the 6-year-old went to score by over three lengths from Sire Du Berlais, with Paisley Park taking third. 


2023 Stayers’ Hurdle Prize Money

The prize money for the 2023 Stayers’ Hurdle won’t be known until much closer to the race. But last year’s winner, as mentioned, took home a big share of a big purse which was over £200k. 


Stayers’ Hurdle Jockey Overview

Our experts will be looking through things like jockey trends for 2023 Stayers’ Hurdle tips. Interestingly there hasn’t been an active jockey who has won the race more than once in the last 20 editions.

Paul Townend, Tom Scudamore, and Paddy Brennan have all won the fixture. Last year’s winning jockey Danny Mullins got the job done on just his second attempt in the fixture, having placed on his Stayers’ Hurdle debut.


Stayers’ Hurdle Trainer Overview

The picture is a little clearer when looking at the Stayers’ Hurdle trainer trends from the last 20 editions of the Grade 1 race. Paul Nicholls has taken the most wins in that period, collecting four of them from 18 entered runners.

Willie Mullins has two winners from 32 entries, so the strike rate of Nicholls is far superior. But Mullins has delivered two wins in the last five editions with Nichols Canyon and Penhill in 2017 and 2018. 

The last time that Nicholls saw one of his cross the line first in the Stayers’ Hurdle was in 2012 when Big Bucks won for the fourth straight year.

The only other trainer to have won more than once in those 20 years is Jonjo O’Neill with More Of That in 2014.


2023 Stayers Hurdle Preview

The Stayers’ Hurdle is a tough race as it needs that blend of place and stamina, which isn’t always that easy to produce at this distance. So how is the current ante-post market shaping up for Stayers Hurdle betting tips 2023?

Klassical Dream has been at the front of the market for a while, and all eyes will be on the Willie Mullins-trained 8-year-old ahead of the Stayers Hurdle.

Klassical Dream makes his return to the Festival for the first time since winning the 2019 Supreme Novices’. He has been lightly worked since then, but in April 2021, Klassical Dream returned after more than a year away to land the Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle at Punchestown by nine lengths.

He followed that up with a score in the Grade 1 Christmas Hurdle at Leopardstown in December last year, beating last year’s Stayers Hurdle champion Flooring Porter. 

Nicky Henderson’s Champ is an early entry for the Stayers’ Hurdle but could skip and go to the Gold Cup instead. In December, Champ recovered his winning touch to take the Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot – that was his first since being pulled up in last year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Keep an eye out for the latest Stayers’ Hurdle tips from the 2023 Cheltenham Festival.


The Other Races on Day 3 Of The Cheltenham Festival 

The Stayers’ Hurdle is the top race on Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival 2023, but that is just one of seven fixtures on the card. As mentioned, it is just one of three Grade 1 races for Thursday. Visit our dedicated racecards page for all the runners and riders of every race.

We will have tips for each of the 28 races that make up the 4-day Cheltenham Festival betting landscape. With that in mind, here is an overview of the rest of the races on Day 3.

Turners Novices’ Chase

More commonly known as the Marsh Chase, this Novices’ Chase kicks off Cheltenham Day 3 tips. It is a trip on the New Course over a distance of two and a half miles.

This is a newer feature of the Cheltenham Festival, only having had its first edition in 2011. So there’s not too much history to go back on, but one trend that stands out is that Willie Mullins has already produced four winners. 

Last year’s winner was Chantry House, who went home for trainer Nicky Henderson under jockey Nico de Boinville. Heading the ante-post market for this year’s edition is last year’s Ballymore Novices’ winner Bob Olinger, currently trading towards Even money.


Pertemps Network Final

The Pertemps Network Final from the Cheltenham Festival is always a fascinating encounter over a 3m trip. This is the culmination of a series of qualifying races hosted during the season and is open to horses five years and above.

6-year-old Mrs Milner was last year’s winner, coming home at a tasty 12/1  for backers. She wasn’t under any duress in the race once hitting the front, getting home by a five-length margin.

Dunboyne, Sporting John and Alaphilippe are among some early entries with recognition for this year’s betting picture.


Ryanair Steeplechase

In 2008, the Ryanair Chase got bumped up to Grade 1 status, and it’s one of the popular fixtures of the 4-day event. Not bad for a race only introduced at the 2005 Cheltenham Festival.

The Ryanair is usually a backup plan for challengers who may not entirely be ready to go to the Gold Cup. This is a slightly easier assignment at a shorter 2m 5f trip.

Some big names have won the Ryanair, like Vautour, Un De Sceaux, Frodon and Cue Card. It is a race that continues to produce strong fields year after year, and last year, Allaho took the win.

Under Rachael Blackmore, Allaho had been the 3/1F in the contest and will be back this year and is heading up the Ryanair ante-post market. Energumene is an early entry, but the Queen Mother Champion Chase is a more likely target.

Saint Calvados, Shan Blue and Asterion Forlonge are other notable names in the ante-post Ryanair betting market.


Paddy Power Plate Chase

The Paddy Power Plate is a handicap chase on the New Course at Cheltenham over 2m 4 1/2f. There are 17 jumps in this contest which is open to horses five years old and up.

The winner of last year’s edition was 9/4F, The Shunter helped along by 7lb claimer in Jordan Gainford. That represents a bit of a trend, too – three of the last four winners of the Paddy Power Plate have been winning favourites.


Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle

The Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle betting at the Cheltenham Festival offers something exciting as there have only been six previous editions of the race, so there has been little time to build trends.

Or so you would think. Trainer Willie Mullins had the winner of each of the first five editions of the Mare’s Novices. However, last year, his streak was broken when trainer Henry de Bromhead saw Telmesomethinggirl get home first, ridden by Rachael Blackmore.

The Mares’ Novices is a Grade 2 hurdle open to fillies and mares four years old and up, with eight hurdles to get over on the New Course. Allegorie de Vassy has been strongly earmarked for this one. Other contenders could be Statuaire, Dinoblue and Brandy Love.


Kim Muir Challenge Cup

The final action of Cheltenham Day 3 tips comes from the Kim Muir Challenge Cup, which is a chance for amateur jockeys to have their moment in the spotlight. But, as this is Thursday action, it’s from the New Course. 

It’s been an excellent feeder for future Grand National players. Mount Ida won last year’s edition for trainer Mrs Denise Foster as the 3/1F. However, the early entries show the likes of Remastered, Aint That A Shame, Torygraph, and Cat Tiger as potential challengers.


We Got You Covered For Each Day of The Cheltenham Festival

Cheltenham Day 3 tips cover some great racing, and keep an eye out closer to the Festival for even more. Here are the rest of the day’s feature races from the Cheltenham Festival 2023.

Stay up to date as the drama unfolds. Visit our Cheltenham Festival results page for updated results as they come in.

Thursday’s Results

TIME RACE OUR TIPS
1:30 JLT Novices See Result
2:10 Pertemps Final See Result
2:50 Ryanair Chase See Result
3:30 Stayers’ Hurdle See Result
4:10 Brown Advisory Plate See Result
4:50 Mares Novices’ Hurdle See Result
5:30 Kim Muir Handicap Cup See Result