Cheltenham Races

Cheltenham Day Three - Thursday 12th March 2020

Paisley Park was an impressive winner of the 2019 Stayers' Hurdle.
Paisley Park was an impressive winner of the 2019 Stayers' Hurdle.

Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival is known as St Patrick's Day, and features two 'Championship' races in the form of the Grade 1 Stayers' Hurdle and the Grade 1 Ryanair Chase. Punters have a good record in the Stayers' Hurdle in recent years, with several favourites obliging - including Paisley Park in 2019. 

Other races on the third day of Cheltenham include the Grade 1 JLT Novices' Chase, and two particularly competitive handicaps in the form of the Festival Plate and the Pertemps Final.

We have all the latest betting information on the Cheltenham Festival Day 3 races, along with all the form guides and tips, on our dedicated site.

Cheltenham Festival Thursday Race Cards 

1.30m - JLT Novices' Chase (Grade 1)

A Grade 1 contest over just shy of two miles and a half miles, which has been won by the likes of Vautour (2015) and Yorkhill (2017) in recent years.

2.10pm - Pertemps Final (Grade 3)

The finale of a series of staying handicap hurdle races, the three-mile Pertemps Final is one of the most competitive races at the entire Festival.

2.50pm - Ryanair Chase (Grade 1)

The first of two 'Championship' races on the day, the Ryanair Chase regularly proves to be one of the most exciting races of the entire week.

3.30pm - Stayers' Hurdle (Grade 1)

The feature race on the third day of the Cheltenham Festival, and the fourth of five 'Championship' races during the week.

4.10pm - Festival Plate (Grade 3)

An ultra-competitive handicap chase over slightly further than two and a half miles, and the 2019 winner Siruh Du Lac looks a horse to follow this season.

4.50pm - Mares Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1)

The newest race at the Festival, this Grade 1 contest has been dominated by Willie Mullins - who has won each of the first four renewals.

5.30pm - Kim Muir Challenge Cup (Class 2)

The final race on the card on day three, the Kim Muir is for amateur riders and is run over a trip of three and a quarter miles. 

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