Cheltenham Day 3 Tips: KIM MUIR CHALLENGE CUP

  • 14/03/2019
  • 17:30

2020 Kim Muir Tips

All of the last ten winners of the Kim Muir carried at least 11-4 on their back, so it’s clear the classier horses at the head of the weights are the ones to side with. I tipped up Plan Of Attack at 33/1 for this race back in January. Henry De Bromhead’s novice has been backed into 12/1 with bet365, and I still think he has an excellent chance.

If Mulcahys Hill was to run here over the Ultima, then I’d be very keen to back Warren Greatrex’s charge at an each-way price. However, performance this season has helped LE BREUIL drop below the 145-ceiling for the Kim Muir and he’ll be the last of my Cheltenham Festival day three tips.

Under a fantastic ride by top amateur Jamie Codd, Ben Pauling’s stayer saw off Discorama to win the National Hunt Chase 12 months ago. Le Brueil has been well beaten in both the Becher and the Classic Chase this term. However, I don’t think his jockey was that keen to get fully involved in either of those races.

“The Coddfather” was in the saddle again as he guided Le Breuil over the National fences for the first time in December. If Ben Pauling can secure Codd’s services again at the Festival, then Le Breuil’s hopes would improve massively. At 10/1, he looks a very good each-way Cheltenham Festival tip.

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Cheltenham tips for Thursday

1:30JLT Novices’ Steeple Chase Tips
2:10Pertemps Final Tips
2:50Ryanair Chase Tips
3:30Stayers’ Hurdle Tips
4:10Festival Plate Handicap Chase Tips
4:50Mares’ Novices Hurdle Tips
5:30Kim Muir Challenge Cup Tips

Looking for more coverage of Thursday’s races? See our Cheltenham day 3 tips for our expert review of all today’s races.


Our Cheltenham day 3 tips may be focusing on trying to find a future Grand National winner given this race has been responsible for producing plenty of Grand National contenders during its 70-year history. Cool Ground claimed Gold Cup glory three years after winning the Kim Muir, with Ballabriggs following up in the Grand National two season after claiming victory in this historic handicap chase. 

The last event on Cheltenham races day 3, this three-and-a-quarter mile contest is another of the races open exclusively to amateur riders, providing rising stars of the weighing room with the chance to show up their full-time counterparts and claim a memorable Festival victory.

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