Cheltenham St Patrick's Day Betting


Cheltenham Day 3 – Thursday 15th March 2018

Cheltenham St Patrick’s Day is once again a major focus for the 2018 Cheltenham Festival and will take place on ‘Day 3’ of the famous Festival in March 2018, which this year falls on the Thursday 15th of March.

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The racecourse will literally turn green as an Irish army of fanatical horse racing fans will fill up every enclosure available for the Ryanair Chase (off at 2.50pm) and the Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle at 3.30pm, which is the feature race for the Cheltenham races St Patrick’s Day meeting.

Setting things up nicely for Cheltenham Gold Cup Day on the Friday, Cheltenham Day 3 races are often where the bookmakers will seek to get some money back in their satchels in the big Cheltenham handicap races, not least the much feared Pertemps Final Handicap Hurdle over three miles at 2.10pm.

This cavalry charge is hotly contested and almost impossible to find the winner of, but look out for some useful enhanced each way terms in the St Patrick’s Day betting markets, they often come in very handy for these types of Cheltenham races.

St Patrick’s Latest Odds

Time St. Patrick’s Day Races – Cheltenham Day 3 Type See All Odds
13.30 The JLT Novices’ Chase Chase Race Odds
14.10 The Pertemps Network Final (A Handicap Hurdle Race) Hurdle Race Odds
14.50 The Ryanair Steeple Chase Chase Race Odds
15.30 The Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle Hurdle Race Odds
16.10 The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate (A Handicap Steeple Chase) Chase Race Odds
16.50 The Trull House Stud Mares Novices? Hurdle Hurdle Race Odds
17.30 The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase (0-145) Chase Race Odds

3.30pm Cheltenham – Stayers Hurdle (Grade 1)

*Subject to ante-post betting terms, other prices available for NRNB markets*

Sam Spinner – 4/1

Yorkhill – 6/1

Apples Jade – 8/1

Supasundae –  8/1

Penhill – 10/1

L’Ami Serge – 12/1

Unowhatimeanharry – 14/1

Killultagh Vic – 16/1

Wholestone – 16/1

Yanworth – 16/1

Bacardy’s – 20/1

Lil Rockerfeller – 25/1

The New One – 25/1

Beer Goggles – 25/1

The Worlds End – 25/1

Jezki – 33/1, Cole Harden – 50/1

Thomas Hobson – 50/1

Taquin Du Seuil – 66/1

St Patrick’s Runners & Riders 2018

The 2017 Ryanair Chase winner Un De Sceaux was brave and classy in this contest last year and he looks to be the frontrunner once again under guidance of elite Cheltenham pilot Ruby Walsh for the 2018 edition at 2.50pm GMT.

Top Notch has been brilliant this jumps season and this small horse packs a real punch, so could be another one to look out for under jockey Daryl Jacob, who has struck up quite the partnership with Nicky Henderson’s talented performer.

The Stayers Hurdle, due off at 3.30pm, is the Cheltenham races St Patrick’s Day feature event. Trainer Jedd O’Keefe’s improving Sam Spinner is the betting favourite (at the time of writing) under Joe Colliver, and the pair would run out very popular winners for a small yard.

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His main danger could turn out to be the Jessica Harrington trained Supasundae, last year’s Coral Cup winner and an improving stayer enjoying an ideal prep toward this main target.

Robbie Power rides the horse very well and they could be the best Irish hope for Cheltenham St Patrick’s Day, following the sad passing of 2017 Champion Nichols Canyon.

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St Patrick’s Betting Tips

St Patrick’s Day betting activity at Cheltenham 2018 will mainly centre around the Sun Bets Stayers Hurdle, the feature Championship race on Day 3.

In 2018, there could be a changing of the guard, with the improving and determined SAM SPINNER looking a solid Cheltenham bet at around 4/1 currently. He looked all heart in the Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot, has stamina and quality in abundance and in a year lacking several dangers, he could be a good tip for the race.

At 16/1, Nigel Twiston-Davies trained WHOLESTONE also makes some St Patricks betting appeal because of his particular liking for the Cheltenham track, while Supasundae is also a fascinating contender for the Irish.

Horse Racing Tips

2017 St Patrick’s Results

2017 Sun Bets Stayer’s Hurdle (Grade 1 – Class 1 – £300,000 Prize Money)

  • 1st – NICHOLS CANYON (10/1)
  • 2nd – Lil Rockerfeller (33/1)
  • 3rd – Unowhatimeanharry (5/6)

With the 5/6 fav Unowhatimeanharry underperforming on the big day,  Willie Mullins enjoyed a super success with the game and high class stayer Nichols Canyon, who was able to put his speed and class over shorter trips to good use here.

Lil Rockerfeller produced a career-best effort to finishing 2nd at 33/1, with the Harry Fry trained odds-on market leader held back in 3rd place.

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