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Cheltenham 2019’s Thursday will be no different to that of its predecessors, expect plenty of craic, Guinness and of course, Irish riders and trainers pushing harder than ever to win. Yes, it’s St. Patricks Thursday from Cheltenham!

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Cheltenham Day 3 Races: Schedule

13:30 JLT Novices Chase Info & Favourites
14:10 Pertemps Final Handicap Hurdle Info & Favourites
14:50 Ryanair Chase Ryanair Chase 2019 Preview
15:30 Stayers Hurdle Info & Favourites
16:10 Brown Advisory Plate Info & Favourites
16:50 Trull House Stud Mares Hurdle Info & Favourites
17:30 Kim Muir Chase Cup Info & Favourites

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JLT Novices’ Steeple Chase (1:30 PM)

Cheltenham 2019’s Thursday racecard is out of the fence sharpish at 1.30pm with this exciting race, so you’ll want to make certain you’re ready for this great opening race.

This 2 mile 4 furlong outing is run by horses of at least five years old. With seventeen fences to be jumped over the distance it is the ideal race to kick off Cheltenham day 3. Why? Because not only will it be a race to keep you on the edge of your seat and test your betting, but also because the runners will need to get a rub of the green to run to victory in the first race of the day!

JLT Novices’ Steeple Chase 2019 Favourites

Defi Du Seuil

Six-year-old Defi Du Seuil backed up a win at Exeter back in December by winning the Grade 1 Scilly Isles Novices’ Chase at Sandown in February, seeing off rival Lostintranslation in the process. Despite the Philip Hobbs-trained horse having yet to reach his full potential as of yet, much is expected of Defi Du Seuil at Cheltenham this year.

Having won seven races in his hurdling days, including a standout success in the Triumph Hurdle in 2017, owner J.P. McManus will be hoping that he can get somewhere near his former rating of 157, with the six-year-old currently being 6lbs off this mark. Defi Du Seuil missed a large proportion of last season due to suffering from a virus, but he has certainly come back with a bang over recent months, making him a major contender for the JLT Novice Chase.


Colin Tizzard’s Lostintranslation may have lost out to Defi Du Seuil at Sandown just a matter of weeks ago, however the seven-year-old is still a leading candidate for this Novice Chase following a successful season. Having finished 7th in the Supreme at Cheltenham last year, Lostintranslation won the Grade 2 Dipper Novices’ Chase on New Year’s Day, overcoming both Defi Du Seuil and Black Op.

Lostintranslation has certainly impressed as a chaser, showing his fighting qualities during his most recent victory. A mistake at Sandown in February meant that he had to settle for the runner up spot, however should it be firm ground at Cheltenham this year, the seven-year-old could well have a good chance.

Glen Forsa

With three consecutive wins to his name, Glen Forsa is another strong candidate for the Novice Chase this year, with the Mick Channon-trained seven-year-old having beaten the impressive Kalashnikov at Sandown just weeks before he is due to head to Cheltenham. Glen Forsa has not finished outside the top two positions in his last five outings, meaning that an each-way bet for the T.P. Radford owned horse.

With Glen Forsa having a number of options at Cheltenham this year, lining up in the JLT Novice Chase is not guaranteed, with the rising star having beaten Glen Rocco in the Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.

Race Winners in 2018

Last year’s winner was the impressive Irish runner Shattered Love who was able to close the gap two out, then managed to capitalise and kick on to beat Terrefort who had been leading from the off by a comfortable seven lengths. It provided Irish trainer Gordon Elliot with a great start to this day at Cheltenham renowned for its celebration of all things Irish.

JLT Novices’ Steeple Chase Summary

Time & Date 14th March, 2019 at 13:30
Race Type Chase
Distance 2 Miles and 4 Furlongs
2018 Race's Winner Horse: Shattered Love Jockey: J. W. Kennedy Trainer: Gordon Elliott

The Pertemps Network Final (2:10 PM)

If the first race of Cheltenham’s race card on Thursday wasn’t enough to whet your appetite on this very Irish occasion, then the Pertemps Final is up next at 2.10pm.

This grade 3 race is run by horses of five years old and over in this rather lengthy 3 mile encounter. This Handicap race has been an ever present at the Festival since it was introduced in 1974. With 12 fences for the field of runners to navigate their way over, there is definitely plenty of scope for mishaps along the way!

The Pertemps Network Final 2019 Favourites

Sire Du Berlais

Despite having yet to win for trainer Gordon Elliott, Sire Du Berlais is a good outsider having finished fourth behind Blow By Blow in the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham last season. He was nowhere near his best at Punchestown back in April last year, when he finished eighth out of nine runners.

Meanwhile, the seven-year-old finished sixth in the Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle qualifier at Leopardstown at the end of 2018, in a race that was eventually won by Cuneo. Should be able to run of weight at Cheltenham, then he could be worth an outside bet.

Dallas Des Pictons

Another potential runner for trainer Gordon Elliott is six-year-old Dallas Des Pictons, who already has two wins to his name in 2019. The Gigginstown House Stud horse followed up a win in the Watch Racing TV With Free Trial Now Maiden Hurdle at Punchestown in January by coming out on in the Grade B William Fry Handicap Hurdle at Leopardstown in February, where he finished ahead of Willie Mullins’ Calie Du Mesnil. Dallas Des Pictons has now finished in placed positions in his last four outings, with jockey Jack Kennedy set to be on board by the time Cheltenham comes around.

Mall Dini

Trainer Patrick Kelly will be hoping that the experience of Mall Dini can see him mount a challenge in the Pertemps Final Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham this year, despite the nine-year-old having struggled for form this season. In his most recent run, Mall Dini finished sixth in the Grade A Goffs Thyestes Handicap Chase at Gowran Park in January, in a race that was won by the impressive Willie Mullins trained horse, Invitation Only. Elsewhere, Mall Dini finished third at Punchestown in November, losing out to both Ben Dundee and Whisperinthebreeze, despite having started the race as the 7/4 favourite.

Race Winners in 2018

There were no mishaps in this one for Gordon Elliot though who secured two winners from the opening two races. Delta Work was able to just about pip stable mate, and starting price favourite, Gelnoe to the win by a nose. In a race that was so close, owner of the winner, Michael O’leary even came out and admitted that he thought his horse may have “lost it on the bob of heads”.

Interestingly, to those looking to do their betting on Cheltenham day 3, this double of winners in the opening two races for Gordon Elliot was available at a whopping 34/1 prior to the Cheltenham Thursday races commencing. Make sure you look out for similar specials which are offered!

The Pertemps Network Final Summary

Time & Date 14th March, 2019 at 14:10
Race Type Handicap Hurdle
Distance 3 Miles
2018 Race's Winner

Horse: Delta Work

Jockey: Davy Russell

Trainer: Gordon Elliott

Ryanair Chase (2:50 PM)

The third race of the third day from Cheltenham is a relatively new one. Introduced in 2005 when the fourth day was added onto the Festival extravaganza, this is a grade 1 chase open to horses aged five and older is run at 2.50pm and is run over a distance of 2 miles 5 furlongs with a huge 17 fences to be cleared.

Two of the last three winners here have been jockeyed by Ruby Walsh and trained by Willie Mullins, so if you’re looking for a duo with a solid record here in recent years, you may want to cast your eyes over any declared runners with this duo involved.

Read full Ryanair Chase 2019 Preview >>

Ryanair Chase 2019 Favourites


Paul Nicholls’ Cyrname has won twice already in 2019, with his win in the Grade 1 Betfair Ascot Chase in February being particularly impressive. The seven-year-old beat the likes of Patiently Waiting and Fox Norton that day, demonstrating his impressive jumping and speed in the process. A 17-length margin of victory at Ascot just a matter of weeks ago means that plenty of money has been put on Cyrname, with jockey Harry Cobden potentially having six wins to his name in 2019 already.


With trainer Willie Mullins having plenty of options for the Ryanair chase, Min could well be a leading candidate after he finished second to Altior in the Supreme Novices Hurdle in 2016 and the Champion Chase last time around. Min won the Grade 1 Ladbrokes Dublin Chase at Leopardstown in February, finishing ahead of Ordinary World in the process.

The eight-year-old also won the Memorial Punchestown Chase in December, overcoming Gordon Elliott’s Shattered Love, meaning that he certainly has the form coming into the Festival. Mullins could well choose to go for the Ryanair Chase with Min this year, avoiding another battle with Altior in the process.


Eight-year-old Monalee impressed when finishing second to Presenting Percy in the RSA Chase last season, while he also claimed his first win in a year when winning the Grade 2 Red Mills Chase at Gowran Park at the beginning of February. Having also finished as runner up to Wille Mullins’ Kemboy in the Grade 1 Savills Chase at Leopardstown at the end of 2018, Monalee is well worth an each-way bet at Cheltenham this year, with trainer Henry De Bromhead also having a number of options for the Ryanair Chase. Monalee does not have as many miles as a number of eight-year-olds, enhancing his chances.

Race Winners in 2018

It may be two out of three for that duo, but, last year it was Balko des Flos who won this race against the 2017 winner Un De Sceaux! That wasn’t the only drama in this one though, as midway through the race we saw the much fancied Cue Card pull up leaving the aforementioned two to battle it out for victory. Consecutive wins here weren’t meant to be, and it was Balko des Flos who was able to pull away down the stretch and won by four and a half lengths.

The Pertemps Network Final Summary

Time & Date 14th March, 2019 at 14:50
Race Type Chase
Distance 2 Miles 5 Furlongs
2018 Race's Winner

Horse: Balko des Flos

Jockey: Davy Russell

Trainer: Henry de Bromhead

Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle (3:30 PM)

The next outing comes at 3.30 with this grade 1 outing which is the standout long distance event of the National Hunt calendar. Not only that, but, it is also the standout race of the day here at Cheltenham. This outing is run over the distance of 3 miles with 12 tough fences to be jumped by those aged four and over.

Stayers’ Hurdle 2019 Favourites

Paisley Park

Seven-year-old Paisley Park is a youngster well worth keeping an eye out for, with the Emma Lavelle-trained horse having won four races already this season. Having gone up 16lbs in the official rankings, Paisley Park has not even reached his full potential yet, despite having impressed hugely in a recent win in the Grade 2 Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham, where he finished ahead of both West Approach and Black Op. He also showed solid form in winning the Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot at the end of 2018, with seemingly plenty more left in the tank if needed.


Willie Mullins’ Penhill will be looking to win back-to-back Stayers Hurdle following his excellent run at Cheltenham 12 months ago, which was his first run of the season. The eight-year-old certainly has the pedigree to defend his title, having also won the Albert Bartlett in 2017 and finished behind only Faugheen at Punchestown in the Irish version of the Stayers Hurdle during his last outing back in April. Should Penhill be able to head to Cheltenham injury free, then he could well be too good for the rest of the field, especially given the lack of any standout competition.


Gordon Elliott’s seven-year-old may not have impressed over recent months, however Samcro won the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham last year, with a change of race certainly being considered. Samcro finished fifth out of only six runners in the recent Grade 1 Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstown, having previously finished second in consecutive races at both Down Royal and Newcastle. Having seemingly recovered from a lung infection, Samcro now appears set for the Stayers Hurdle, having once been set for the Champion Hurdle.

Race Winners in 2018

It was a dramatic return to action for Penhill who had been out for the small matter of 323 days, but, was able to run to victory in the day’s major race. There was a few in the running when coming up the hill, but, it was Penhill who was able to hold on and break away from the pack to win by two lengths over Supasundae.

He may have had elements of race rust, but the 12-1 winner produced a run worth the almost year long wait.

Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle Summary

Time & Date 14th March, 2019 at 15:30
Race Type Hurdle
Distance 3 Miles
2018 Race's Winner

Horse: Penhill

Jockey: P. Townend

Trainer: W. P. Mullins

Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase (4:10 PM)

The next race brings us into our fourth hour of racing, with this cracking 4.10pm run. Not only that, but, it also brought about the second consecutive day of treble winners for trainer Gordon Elliot, not a bad feat by any stretch of the imagination.

This grade 3 race is run over 2 miles and 5 furlongs with 17 hurdles to be successfully navigated by the five years old and up runners.

If you’re looking for an inkling when getting your money on this outing, then you would be wise to keep an eye out for who Bryan Cooper is riding. With victories in both 2016 and 2017 he has had some great runs in this event on Cheltenham Thursdays.

Brown Advisory Stable Plate 2019 Favourites

Siruh Du Lac

The Nick Williams-trained Siruh Du Lac is one of the most prolific young chasers around today, with five wins from his last seven races to his name. His last success came in the Handicap Chase at Cheltenham in January, where he finished just a head clear of Nicky Henderson’s much fancied Janika. This win followed up wins at both Newbury and Exeter in November and December respectively, with his fluent running and jumping style meaning that he could well be a big threat at Cheltenham in March.

Happy Diva

Kerry Lee’s Happy Diva impressed hugely in winning the Mares’ Chase at Huntingdon at the end of January, where she narrowly saw off pre-race favourite Magic Of Light. The eight-year-old also performed well during his first ever run at Cheltenham, finishing as runner-up behind Aso in the Grade 3 Handicap Chase. Should trainer Lee go for the Brown Advisory Stable Plate for Happy Diva, a placed finish would certainly not come as a surprise.


Seven-year-old Cepage has a good record this season, meaning that trainer Venetia Williams could well send her to the Stable Plate at Cheltenham. Cepage finished just over a length behind Frodon in the Gold Cup Handicap Chase at Cheltenham in December, having finished fourth on the same track in April. Cepage could well come into his own should it be soft ground in March, having already gained experience on the new course ahead of this year’s Festival.

Race Winners in 2018

It was that man again who Gordon Elliot again who saw his horse run to victory. This time it was The Storyteller who was the 5/1 starting price favourite who ran to victory. He may well have ended up winning by a length and three quarters, but, the race was kept exciting until it’s conclusion with second placed Splash of Ginge keeping pace with the eventual winner up until just before the line.

Stable Plate Final Summary

Time & Date 14th March, 2019 at 16:10
Race Type Handicap Chase
Distance 2 Miles and 5 Furlongs
2018 Race's Winner

Horse: The Storyteller

Jockey: Davy Russel

Trainer: Gordon Elliot

Trull House Stud Mares’ Novices Hurdle (4:50 PM)

Also known as, the Dawn Run Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle, next race of the hour is this 4.50pm encounter which is run by both fillies and mares aged four and older. It is one of the shorter races of the day, over a distance of 2 miles 1 furlong, with just the eight fences to be hurdled. If you’re looking for a race with not much of a record to go on, then this could be the one for you! With just three years under its belt at Cheltenham, there isn’t much in the way of history in this event.

Trull House Stud Mares’ Novices Hurdle 2019 Favourites


Honeysuckle is the ante-post favourite for the Mares Novice Hurdle with the majority of bookmakers, with the Henry de Bromhead-trained five-year-old being unbeaten in her three starts so far this season. She won the Solerina Mares Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse in January, having previously won on her hurdles debut by 15 lengths from Moskovite on the same track. Trainer de Bromhead has brought her on slowly, however she has shown that she is ready to step up in class, with a run in the Mares Novice Hurdle seeming more and more likely.


The main English hope for the Mares Novice Hurdle comes in the shape of Epatante, with the Nicky Henderson-trained horse having bolted up at Kempton in November. The five-year-old won the Novices Hurdle by 3 ½ lengths from Ey Up Rocky, living up to her big reputation following her move from France. Despite having not been on a racecourse this year, Epatante is certainly a good outside bet at the Cheltenham Festival this year. Trainer Henderson could well look for a warm-up run for her before travelling to the South West, which will give a better indication of Epatante’s potential success.

Posh Trish

Paul Nicholls’ trained Posh Trish only started her hurdling career back in October, where she won the Novice Hurdle qualifier by a distance of four lengths from Festival Dawn. She has certainly been kept busy since then, winning all three of her last races. Posh Trish is certainly a good addition to the hurdling ranks, with the six-year-old having recovered well from a surprising defeat at Newbury in November, winning the Ladbrokes Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle on the same track on the opening day in December. Having already claimed victory in listed company, Posh Trish is certainly not out of her depth here.

Race Winners in 2018

That said, Ruby Walsh has run two winners, while Willie Mullins has trained ALL three winners of this event. Not a bad record to have, despite the event only having been run for three years. It was an absolute master class from Laurina who won by a staggering 18 lengths in this Grade 2 National Hunt hurdle race. Will we see another whopper of a winner this year, or will it be a more competitive outing?

Dawn Run Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle Summary

Time & Date 14th March, 2019 at 16:50
Race Type Hurdle
Distance 2 Miles 1 Furlong
2018 Race's Winner

Horse: Laurina

Jockey: P. Townend

Trainer: W. P. Mullins

Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup (5:30 PM)

This race is open to amateur riders and is run over the distance of 3 miles and 1 ½ furlongs with a huge 19 fences to be run. What a way to end the Cheltenham Thursday at 5.30pm.

Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup 2019 Favourites


Six-year-old Whisperinthebreeze won by three lengths in the Grade A Abbey International Leopardstown Handicap Chase at the beginning of February, ridden by jockey Paddy Kennedy that day. The success was the first of the season for the Jessica Harrington-trained horse, following back-to-back second place finishes at Punchestown and Leopardstown.

Whisperinthebreeze was the final horse bought by Alan Potts before he died in November 2017 and the bold-jumping grey certainly looks likely to have a good future, having seen off the attention of the likes of Livelovelaugh and Speaker Connolly during his win at Leopardstown.


Gordon Elliott’s biggest threat in the Challenge Cup is perhaps Glencoe, with the eight-year-old having finished fourth in the recent Chase at Fairyhouse, a race that was won by Willie Mullins’ Real Steel. Glencoe would have been in contention if it wasn’t for mistakes on both the 4th and 8th, meaning that he could well be a threat at Cheltenham in March, especially if the going is good. Glencoe had previously finished fifth out of six runners in the Novices Chase at Plumpton in January, with just one career victory to his name.

Impulsive Star

Nine-year-old Impulsive Star won the Grade 3 Handicap Chase at Warwick in January, with trainer Neil Mulholland now lining him up for a run in the Challenge Cup at Cheltenham. Impulsive Star showed off his quality when finishing just 2 ¼ lengths behind OK Corral at Plumpton in December, responding well from a late mistake to claim the runner-up spot. The experienced horse was fourth in the Challenge Cup last year, with a mistake on the 16th effecting his chances of victory.

Race Winners in 2018

It was oh so close for an all Irish affair on St. Patricks Thursday at Cheltenham last year, but, Warren Greatrex trained Missed Approach’s half a length win meant that it was indeed a missed opportunity for the Irish to claim the day as their own.

The 8/1 option was able to leap over the last with great conviction and powered up the hill to victory by a small margin, with a great end for not only this race, but, also the day as a whole!

Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Summary

Time & Date 14th March, 2019 at 17:30
Race Type Handicap Steeple Chase
Distance 3 Miles 1 ½ Furlongs
2018 Race's Winner

Horse: Missed Approach

Jockey: Mr N. McParlan

Trainer: Warren Greatrex

Betting on The Cheltenham Day 3

When betting on Cheltenham day 3, you simply have to do the basics to make sure you give yourself any chance of making any profit.

For starters, you have to make sure to check the Cheltenham runners on Thursday, to make sure you know which horses have been declared and for what races. There’s no point leaving this until the last minute – as this can lead to last minute decisions if your selection isn’t declared!

This is the ideal day to get your money on as the whole place will be a buzz of Irish celebration; so, what better time to also benefit from some luck of the Irish yourself?

Bottom Line

It is never different on the third day, and Cheltenham 2019’s Thursday racecards will no doubt live up to their predecessors. It is a true spectacle of a day at Cheltenham, and, with so much to take in away from the races too – this is a great day of racing and celebrations. So, make sure you’re celebrating through some winning bets!