Cheltenham Day 3 Tips: STAYERS’ HURDLE

  • 14/03/2019
  • 15:30


Whereas I have only a small amount of confidence that I’ve got the Ryanair right, the Stayers’ Hurdle looks much more clear-cut. PAISLEY PARK is the best-staying hurdler on the planet at the moment and, barring an accident in the jumping department, he’s going to retain his title and feature in many free bet offers for the Cheltenham Festival.

Emma Lavelle’s star has looked a more composed, mature horse this season. Although his wins in the Long Distance Hurdle and the Cleeve Hurdle have only been narrow, Paisley Park clearly had plenty in hand when winning on both occasions.

Of those sitting on lengthy prices, BACARDYS offers the most each-way appeal at 25/1 with William Hill. Summerville Boy and Emitom are well worth considering too. Yet, I think the chances of either dethroning Paisley Park in the Stayers’ Hurdle are slim-to-none. He’ll be the lynchpin in my Cheltenham Festival day three tips, despite his unappealing odds-on price-tag.

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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.


The oldest of all the four recognized Championship races at the Cheltenham Festival, the best-staying hurdlers have been battling it out for the honor of being crowned Stayers’ Hurdle champion for the better part of a century. To be considered amongst the greats of the hurdling game, a victory in the Stayers’ Hurdle is a must-have on any horses list of accomplishments. 

Silver Bay claimed back-to-back Stayers’ Hurdle victories during the 1910s and he’s since been joined on the roll of honor by other multiple winners like Baracouda, Inglis Drever and four-time champion, Big Buck’s. There might not be a big Buck’s in this year’s field but the race still needs to be won, so get all of our Cheltenham day 3 tips here and see who our experts are backing.