Cheltenham 2021’s Thursday (March, 18) 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 2021 Day 3 Schedule

Day 3 (Thursday) March, 18

13:20 – JLT Novices Chase →

13:55 – Pertemps Final Handicap Hurdle →

14:30 – Ryanair Chase →

15:05 – The Stayers’ Hurdle →

15:40 – Brown Advisory Plate →

16:15 – Mares Novices Hurdle →

16:50 – Kim Muir Chase Cup →

Cheltenham Thursday tips will be forthcoming in due course, as we begin the countdown to these magnificent seven festival races.  Already millions of pounds have been gambled on the festival by this stage in the proceedings, but there’s much more to come as Cheltenham races Thursday 18th March 2021 feature the Ryanair Chase and the Stayers’ Hurdle among other great events.

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Here we take a look at Thursday’s Cheltenham Festival races in more detail, including who may be in contention to land some of the biggest prizes in National Hunt racing.

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JLT Novices’ Chase (Marsh Novices’ Chase) – 1:20 PM

JLT NOVICES’ STEEPLE CHASE

Date & Time: Thursday, 18.03.2020 - 13:20

Cheltenham 2021’s Thursday racecard is out of the fence sharpish at 1.20pm with this exciting race, so you’ll want to make certain you’re ready for this great opening race.

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Type: Grade 1 National Hunt Chase (2m 4f)

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.

Past Winners

2019 – Defi Du Seuil
2018 – Shattered Love
2017 – Yorkhill

Race Info

Registered and known by many as the Golden Miller Novices’ Chase, the Cheltenham Festival day 3 opener was taken last year by Defi Du Seuil who could be back in action against the bigger boys at this year’s event.

The JLT is worth around £155,000, features chasers aged 5+, has Grade 1 status and tasks runners to jump 17 fences around the New Course over a trip just shy of two-and-a-half miles.

Given its distance, this race can produce future challengers for the Queen Mother Champion Chase, the Ryanair Chase and the Gold Cup and indeed has been won since its inception in 2011 by Sir Des Champs, Vautour and Yorkhill.

Not only will JL Novices’ Chase (currently known as Marsh Novices’ Chasebe 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 Chase 2021 Odds

What Happened in 2019? – Bookmakers’ Favourites

Defi Du Seuil – WON in 2019

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.

Lostintranslation

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 32Red.com Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.

The Pertemps Network Final (13:55)

THE PERTEMPS NETWORK FINAL

Date & Time: Thursday, 18.03.2021 - 13:55

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 1.55pm.

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Type: Grade 3 Hurdle Race (3miles)

This grade 3 race is run by horses of five years old and over in this rather lengthy 3 mile encounter. With 12 fences for the field of runners to navigate their way over, there is definitely plenty of scope for mishaps along the way!

Past Winners

2019 – Sire Du Berlais
2018 – Delta Work
2017 – Presenting Percy

Race Info

Given its handicap status we will have no real idea of who is truly in contention for this thrilling race until much nearer post time, but betting is already open with the likes of Thatsy, Party Playboy and Carwright throwing their hats into the ring early doors.

The Pertemps Final is a Grade 3 handicap hurdle on the New Course with twelve hurdles to be taken over the course of a full three miles. The race is for those aged 5+ and has a prize fund of almost £100,000, making it a very competitive betting event indeed.

The race has been around since the 70’s and has been landed in past years by Buena Vista (twice), Call The Cops and Presenting Percy.

What Happened in 2019 – Bookmakers’ Favourites

Sire Du Berlais WON in 2019

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.

Ryanair Chase (14:30)

RYANAIR CHASE

Date & Time: Thursday, 18.03.2021 - 14:30

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 race is run at 2.30pm

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Type: Grade 3 Hurdle Race (2m 5f)

This is a grade 1 chase open to horses aged five and older is run over a distance of 2 miles 5 furlongs with a huge 17 fences to be cleared.

Past Winners

2019 – Frodon
2018 – Balko des Flos
2017Un de Sceaux

Race Info

While this event and its high-profile sponsor are inextricably linked these days, it is officially known of course as the Festival Trophy and has been in existence for only 15 years.

Despite this, it is already seen as a hugely important event holding Grade 1 status with its distance of two miles, four-and-a-half furlongs meaning it is perfect for those in-between chasers thought of as not quick enough for the Champion Chase, or either not being good enough nor having the requisite stamina for the Gold Cup.

As always in these cases the race is aimed at five-year-olds and over with runners tackling 17 fences around the New Course.

The prize fund will be well in excess of £300,000 and could be challenged for by horses such as Cyrname, Douvan, Min or perhaps last year’s JLT winner Defi Du Seuil who is the current favourite.

Last year’s race was described as one of the best ever at Cheltenham when Frodon jumped beautifully under Bryony Frost and battled all the way to the line, while it has also been won by horses of the quality of Cue Card and Albertas Run.

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.

What Happened in 2019 – Bookmakers’ Favourites

Cyrname

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.

Min

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.

Monalee

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 Winner in 2019

Last year’s edition of Ryanair Chase was won by Frodon for trainer Paul Nicholls.

Stayers’ Hurdle (15:05)

STAYERS’ HURDLE

Date & Time: Thursday, 18.03.2021 - 15:05

The next outing comes at 3.05 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.

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Type: Grade 3 Hurdle Race (3 miles)

This outing is run over the distance of 3 miles with 12 tough fences to be jumped by those aged four and over.

Past Winners

2019 – Paisley Park
2018 – Penhill
2017 – Nichols Canyon

Race Info

The feature event of Cheltenham Thursday races, the Stayers’ Hurdle has been around under various names including the World Hurdle for over 100 years.

Those aged four and over may run, though the race often suits those with plenty of experience given its gruelling nature, something exemplified in 2019 by Paisley Park who battled hard to score in the £320,000 event and in the process adding his name to the trophy alongside multiple winning greats such as Baracouda and Big Buck’s.

Cheltenham day 3 tips will likely be led by selections given for this race, current main contenders including favourite Paisley Park alongside If The Cap Fits, Benie Des Dieux and Laurina.

It should go without saying really that this is the ultimate championship race for long-distance hurdlers; a Grade 1 event over three miles of the New Course with twelve flights being jumped over the course of the race.

What Happened in 2019 – Bookmakers’ Favourites

Paisley Park – WON in 2019

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 galliardhomes.com 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.

Penhill

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.

Samcro

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.

Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase (15:40 PM)

BROWN ADVISORY HANDICAP CHASE

Date & Time: Thursday, 18.03.2021 - 15:40

The next race brings us into our fourth hour of racing, with this cracking 3.40pm run.

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Type: Grade 3 Hurdle Race (2m 5f)

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.

Past Winners

2019 – Siruh Du Lac
2018 – The Storyteller
2017 – Road To Respect

Race Info

This is another event that has changed title over the years, often still being referred to as the Mildmay of Flete for example, given that it was originally named after the 2nd Baron Mildmay of Flete when it first took place back in 1951.

It is run over the very same course as the Ryanair Chase; 2m4½f on the New Course with 17 fences to jump. The Stable Plate holds Grade 3 status, is a competitive handicap, and is open to chasers aged five and up.

While this year’s potential contenders are as yet unclear, previous winners have included Blowing Wind and Road To Respect so we can look forward to some true quality animals taking part as usual.

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.

What Happened in 2019 – Bookmakers’ Favourites

Siruh Du Lac – WON in 2019

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.

Cepage

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.

Dawn Run Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (16:15)

BROWN ADVISORY HANDICAP CHASE

Date & Time: Thursday, 18.03.2021 - 16:15

Dawn Run Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle, next race of the hour is this 4.15pm encounter

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Type: Grade 2 Hurdle Race (2m 1f)

This race 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.

Past Winners

2019 – Eglantine Du Seuil
2018 – Laurina
2017 – Let’s Dance

Race Info

Registered as the Dawn Run, its popular name but now known simply as the Mares’ Hurdle, this is a crucial Grade 2 mares only novices’ hurdle with two miles, one furlong of the New Course for runners to cover while clearing eight flights of hurdles.

The race last year was worth a cool £88,000 and featured a real surprise as 50/1 shot Eglantine Du Seuil managed to score to become just the fourth winner of this very new event.

Once again, the 2020 renewal looks to be incredibly competitive, bookmakers going 7/1 the field in the ante post market, so at this point the race is truly up for grabs.

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.

What Happened in 2019 – Bookmakers’ Favourites

Honeysuckle

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.

Epatante

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 Winner in 2019

Eglantine Du Seuil won 2019 edition of the Down Run Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle.

Kim Muir Challenge Cup (16:15)

KIM MUIR CHALLENGE CUP

Date & Time: Thursday, 18.03.2021 - 16:15

What a way to end the Cheltenham Thursday! Kim Muir Challenge Cup starts at 4.50pm.

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Type: National Hunt Steeplechase (3m and 1½f )

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 over. 

Past Winners

2019 – Any Second Now
2018 – Missed Approach
2017 – Domesday Book

Race Info

Often referred to simply as the Kim Muir, this three-and-a-quarter-mile handicap chase for amateur riders is now called the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup and regularly features 20+ competitors, making it one of the big betting heats of the week.

Once more the New Course is used, this time with 21 fences being cleared by the runners and their amateur jockeys and given the competitive nature of the race, it is an event that will be among the most difficult for any Cheltenham runners on Thursday to win.

What Happened in 2019 – Bookmakers’ Favourites

Whisperinthebreeze

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.

Glenloe

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 Winner in 2019

Any Second Now won Kim Muir Challenge Cup in 2019 for trainer Ted Walsh anf jockey Derek O’Connor.

Cheltenham 2021 Day 3 Betting Offers

Bookmakers Paying Extra Places On 2021 Cheltenham Festival

Unibet Extra Places Cheltenham
Unibet Cheltenham 2021 Extra Places

Cheltenham 2021 Day 4 Extra Places

  • 13.55 County Hurdle (6 Places)
  • 15.40 Foxhunters Chase (5 Places)
  • 16:15 Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle (5 Places)

In order to qualify for 5 places at 1/5 odds then 16 or more runners must start. In order to qualify for 4 places at 1/5 odds 12 or more runners must start. 4) If 11 runners or less start than normal each way places apply. 18+ T&Cs apply

Coral Cheltenham 2021 Extra Places
Coral - Cheltenham 2021 Extra Places

18+, UK & IRE Only. Extra places paid at 1/5 odds. Minimum runner stipulations apply. Full T&Cs apply.

Cheltenham 2021 Extra Places

Day 4:

  • 13:55 Cheltenham - 6 places at 1/5 (enhanced from 4 places at 1/4). Min 20 horses must run.
  • 14:30 Cheltenham - 4 places at 1/5 (enhanced from 3 places at 1/5). Min 12 horses must run.
  • 15:05 Cheltenham - 4 places at 1/5 (enhanced from 3 places at 1/5). Min 11 horses must run.
  • 15:40 Cheltenham - 4 places at 1/5 (enhanced from 3 places at 1/5). Min 12 horses must run.
  • 16:15 Cheltenham - 5 places at 1/5 (enhanced from 4 places at 1/4). Min 16 horses must run.

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William Hill Extra Places
William Hill Extra Places on Horse Racing

18+.Play Safe. Minimum runners will apply for enhanced place terms. Enhanced each way terms at 1/5 odds unless otherwise stated. Full T&Cs apply

Cheltenham 2021 Day 4 Extra Places

  • 13:55 Cheltenham - 5 places at 1/5
  • 14:30 Cheltenham - 4 places at 1/5
  • 15:05 Cheltenham - 4 places at 1/5
  • 15:40 Cheltenham - 4 places at 1/5
  • 16:15 Cheltenham - 5 places at 1/5

William Hill pays extra places on several high-profile races each month, including top Cheltenham Festival Races. Sometimes William Hill will double the number of places on offer. So, look out for banners on the William Hill site informing you which races are eligible for the promotion! begambleaware.org

BoyleSports Extra Places
BoyleSports Extra Places - 4 & 5 Places On Selected Cheltenham Races
BoyleSports is paying 4 and 5 places at 1/5 odds in selected races. 12 or 16 must run. Full T&Cs apply.

Cheltenham Day 4 Extra Places:

  • 13:55 County Handicap Hurdle - 5 places at 1/5
  • 14:30 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle - 4 places at 1/5
  • 15:05 Gold Cup - 4 places at 1/5
  • 15:40 Festival Challenge Cup - 4 places at 1/5
  • 16:15 Partin Pipe Handicap Hurdle - 4 places at 1/4
  • 16:15 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle - 5 places at 1/5
William Hill - Choose Your Places Or Bigger Odds on Every Cheltenham Race
William Hill - Choose Your Places Or Bigger Odds on Every Cheltenham Race

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Ladbrokes Cheltenham 2021 Extra Places
Ladbrokes - Cheltenham 2021 Extra Places
Get Extra Places on selected Cheltenham 2021 races. Promotion available on selected horse racing meetings daily.

Cheltenham Day 4 Extra Places:

  • 13:55 Cheltenham - 6 places at 1/5 (enhanced from 4 places at 1/4). Min 20 horses must run.
  • 14:30 Cheltenham - 4 places at 1/5 (enhanced from 3 places at 1/5). Min 12 horses must run.
  • 15:05 Cheltenham - 4 places at 1/5 (enhanced from 3 places at 1/5). Min 11 horses must run.
  • 15:40 Cheltenham - 4 places at 1/5 (enhanced from 3 places at 1/5). Min 12 horses must run.
  • 16:15 Cheltenham - 5 places at 1/5 (enhanced from 4 places at 1/4). Min 16 horses must run.

Available from 15:00 on Thursday 18th March

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888sort Each Way Plus
888sport Each Way Plus
Back a horse in selected horse races with Each Way+ to land enhanced place terms or an extra place. You can earn yourself a higher EW payout or gain some extra insurance on your EW bets.

Cheltenham 2021 Extra Places

Day 4:

  • 13:55 - 1/5 odds first 6
  • 14:30 - 1/5 odds first 4
  • 15:05 - 1/5 odds first 4
  • 15:40 - 1/5 odds first 4
  • 16:15 - 1/5 odds first 5
18+, 1/5 odds. Number of runners stipulations apply. Full T&Cs apply. Begambleaware.org

Cheltenham Money Back Specials

Coral Cheltenham 2021 Free Bet
Coral - Get a Free Bet up to £10 if your horse Fails to Finish for ANY reason

Available on EVERY race at CHELTENHAM from 8am each day.

18+. UK & IRE. Online & phone. First real money single win/EW bet of €/£1+ per race from 8am to start time on the day of selected races. Max 1x£10 free bet per race if horse fails to finish, valid for 7 days. Stake not returned. Restrictions and racing rules apply. T&Cs apply

Betvictor Cheltenham 2021 Money Back
BetVictor - Money Back Up To £20 If Your First Bet Loses At Cheltenham
18+ new customers opt-in. Place your first bet up to £20 on any horse at the Cheltenham Festival – win single only. Betvictor will refund in cash if your 1st bet loses. Valid until 16:00GMT 19.03.21. T&Cs Apply. begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly
Betfred Money Back 2nd
Betfred - Free Bet if 2nd (One Race Each Day Of the Cheltenham)

Back a horse in one of the eligible races, and should it finish 2nd, Betfred will refund your stake as a Free Bet up to £10! Qualifying bet must be placed from 5pm the day before the race. Full T&Cs apply.

Eligible Races:

  1. Supreme Novices Hurdle (13:20 16/03/21)
  2. Ballymore Novices Hurdle (13:20 17/03/21)
  3. Ryanair Chase (14:30 18/03/21)
  4. Triumph Hurdle (13:20 19/03/21)

Enhanced Odds Promotions

888Sport Cheltenham Gold Cup Enhanced Odds
888Sport Gold Cup Special - Al Boum Photo To Win The Gold Cup - 18/1 (was 9/4)
Qualifying bet must be placed at the normal odds • max bet £5 • Extra winnings paid in FREE BETS and added within 72 hrs of qualifying bet settlement • Free bet stakes not included in bet returns • Free bets expire 7 days after credit • This offer may not be combined with any other offer • Full T&C’s apply

+ £5 FREE BET EVERYDAY IF YOU WIN AT 4/1 OR BIGGER

18+ • Min bet £10 • Min odds 4/1 • Free Bet credited upon bet settlement and expires after 7 days • Free Bet must be claim within 3 days • Limited to 1 token per day • Restrictions apply to withdrawals and countries and full T&Cs apply

888ODDS
Betway Bet Boost
Betway Odds Boost - Chacun Pour Soi (15:05 Champion Chase) To Win at 2.30

Event Starts at 15:05, 17/03/2021

Betway Boost: 2.30

William Hill - Choose Your Places Or Bigger Odds on Every Cheltenham Race
William Hill - Choose Your Places Or Bigger Odds on Every Cheltenham Race

18+.Play Safe. 3 x Bet Boosts singles to use across horse racing and greyhound per customer, per day. Available daily from 00:01 until 23:59. Max stake £20 win or £20 EW. On EW bets, only "win" part boosted. Online only. Player restrictions & terms apply. Full T&Cs apply.

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Welcome Offer T&Cs: 18+.Play Safe. New customers using Promo code H30 only, Min £10/€10 stake, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15, free bets credited after settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply. See full terms below.

Bookmakers Offering Non Runner No Bet On 2021 Cheltenham Festival

SportNation Cheltenham 2021 Non Runner No Bet
SportNation Cheltenham 2021 Non Runner No Bet
2021 Cheltenham NRNB
SportNation are Non Runner No Bet on 27 Cheltenham Festival 2021 races - every race except for the Gold Cup.
Coral Logo
Coral Cheltenham 2021 Non Runner No Bet
2021 Cheltenham NRNB
Coral are Non Runner No Bet on all 29 Cheltenham Festival 2021 races.
BetVictor logo
BetVictor Cheltenham 2021 Non Runner No Bet - All Races
2021 Cheltenham NRNB
BetVictor offer Non Runner No Bet on all 2021 Cheltenham Festival races.

Bookmakers Offering Best Odds Guaranteed On 2021 Cheltenham Festival

William Hill Best Odds Guaranteed on Cheltenham
William Hill Best Odds Guaranteed on Every Race at Cheltenham

18+.Play Safe. William Hill always gives you the Best Odds Guaranteed on every trace at the Cheltenham Festival 2021. Take the price and if the SP returns greater, you’ll be paid out at the bigger odds. Promotion available from 00:01 on 5th March 2021 until the official off time of each race. Bets placed prior will be settled at the price taken, or at SP if no price has been taken. Available on the “win” market on all UK & Irish Horse Racing & Greyhounds. Maximum benefit for BOG is capped at £25,000 per customer, per day. Player restrictions and payment method restrictions apply. Racing Best Odds Guaranteed Rules apply. 18+, T&Cs apply, begambleaware.org

T&Cs: 18+.Play Safe. Max benefit £25,000 per customer, per day. Available from 5th March until the "off". Customer restrictions and rules apply,

BoyleSports Bets Odds Guaranteed Horses
BoyleSports Best Odds Guaranteed
Take an early or board price on any UK or Irish Horse Racing and if the SP is bigger, BoyleSports pays out the best price. Win or EW bets only. Bets placed after the off do not qualify for this promotion, nor do bets placed in-running. 18+ full T&Cs apply.
888Sport Best Odds Guaranteed
888Sport Best Odds Guaranteed
888Sport offers Best Odds Guaranteed on all UK & Irish races, including the Cheltenham Festival 2020

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?

Cheltenham Day Three Key Trials

Some trials for the two main races are still to come around January and February, so when looking for Cheltenham day 3 top tips keep an eye out for the Relkeel Hurdle and the Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham (Stayers’), as well as the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown and the Ascot Chase (Ryanair).

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!

Day 3 FAQs

What’s the date of Cheltenham day 3 in 2021?

Thursday March 18th 2021 is the penultimate day of the festival.

What are the best offers for Cheltenham Day 3?

Offers will be thrown out left, right and centre by bookmakers in the run-up to the festival but the most regular will no doubt extra places on big races and plenty of ante post Non-Runner, No Bet deals. Some of the firms offering this will include Ladbrokes, bet365, William Hill, Betfair and Paddy Power.

What is the first race on Cheltenham day 3?

Day 3 is due to get going with the much-anticipated JLT Novices’ Chase at 1.20.