Cheltenham Day 3 – Thursday 17th March 2022
Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival is known as ‘St Patrick’s Day Thursday’. If crowds are allowed, the Irish fans will be out in full force and the Guinness consumption will increase as the racing becomes even more competitive.
St Patrick’s Schedule & Racecards
|Time||St. Patrick’s Day Races – Cheltenham Day 3 Thursday 17th March 2022||Type||Winner 2021|
|13.30||Marsh Novices’ Chase||Chase||Chantry House 9/1|
|14.10||Pertemps Final (A Handicap Hurdle Race)||Hurdle||Mrs Milner 12/1|
|14.50||Ryanair Steeple Chase||Chase||Allaho 3/1 Fav|
|15.30||Stayers’ Hurdle||Hurdle||Flooring Porter 12/1|
|16.10||Festival Stable Plate (A Handicap Steeple Chase)||Chase||The Shunter 9/4 Fav|
|16.50||Mares Novices’ Hurdle||Hurdle||Telmesomethinggirl 5/1|
|17.30||Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase||Chase||Mount Ida 3/1 Fav|
Cheltenham 2022 Ryanair Chase
Cheltenham Day 3 Best Bets
The Cheltenham betting frenzy continues into Day 3 with St. Patrick’s Day Thursday providing not one but two championship races – the Ryanair Chase over 2.5 miles and the Stayers Hurdle over two miles and seven furlongs. As ever, the Freebets horse racing experts will be on hand to deliver their final selections for these and other Cheltenham Day 3 races.
Latest Cheltenham Day 3 Offers & Enhanced Odds
With the addition of the Ryanair Chase to day three of the Cheltenham Festival, we have two races that share the title as being the feature race on the card.
The Ryanair Chase is referred to as the Gold Cup for those who don’t quite stay the distance, but is a great race in its own right, and has seen improved quality year on year.
Last year’s winner Allaho was exceptional, stringing out the field and not stopping for the Willie Mullins Team.
The second feature is the Stayers Hurdle, the race which has headlined this day for many years. The staying division looks wide open at the moment, and last year saw Flooring Porter come to the fore and take this race.
Elsewhere on the card, the Marsh Chase opens proceedings, and is often a place where you will find staying chasers of the future, with last year’s winner Chantry House potentially being the next one of those we see.
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