Cheltenham Day 3 Tips: PERTEMPS FINAL

  • 14/03/2019
  • 14:10

2020 Pertemps Final Tips

Gordon Elliott boasts an excellent recent record in the Pertemps Final, and last year’s winner, Sire Du Berlais cannot be discounted, even under the burden of top-weight. That being said, I cannot leave THE STORYTELLER out of my Cheltenham Festival day three tips, as there’s clearly been a plot to get this former Grade One-winning chaser into this handicap.

Having won the Brown Advisory Plate here as a novice, The Storyteller then struggled during his second season over fences. On his return to hurdling, Elliott’s nine-year-old beat two future winners at Clonmel. A tactful Davy Russell ride then helped The Storyteller book his spot in this final with a sneaky sixth in the qualifier at Leopardstown. A horse of The Storyteller’s class should have no trouble contending with 11-9 on his back.

While The Storyteller is one of my strongest Cheltenham Festival tips in the handicaps, I’m really keen on ONE FOR THE TEAM’S chances in this final. Nick Williams’ hurdler showed excellent consistency in big staying handicaps during the first half of the season, before proving his undoubted class with a 14-length triumph on his latest outing at Newbury.

An outing in the Albert Bartlett remains a possibility, but I think Williams will have missed a trick if he doesn’t chuck One For The Team into this handicap. He could make a big splash off his mark of 142. One For The Team joins The Storyteller in my Pertemps Final tips.

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

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A hot handicap is next in our Cheltenham day 3 tips. During the regular National Hunt racing season, Pertemps qualifying races are staged at various venues around Britain and Ireland, with the reward being a spot at the Cheltenham Festival. Once the middle week of March rolls around, those lucky enough to have booked their place at Cheltenham will take their chance in the series final, with a significant bounty set to be handed out to any horse strong enough to triumph over the testing, three-mile trip. 

The most notable winner of this finale is undoubtedly the wonderfully named Willie Wumpkins, who claimed a hat-trick of Pertemps victories between 1979 and ’81.

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