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Day 3 of The 2021 Cheltenham Festival features another 7 races which include the Ryanair Chase and The Stayers Hurdle which have combined prize money of £675,000.
In this Cheltenham Festival Day 3 guide, we’ll be sharing the details of every race taking place.
See the table below for details on all of the races taking place on day 3 of Cheltenham Festival 2021. Individual race details can be found further down the page.
|13:30||The Marsh Novices’ Chase||Betting Offers|
|14:10||The Pertemps Network Final||Betting Offers|
|14:50||The Ryanair Chase||Betting Offers|
|15:30||The Stayers’ Hurdle||Betting Offers|
|16:10||The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate||Betting Offers|
|16:50||Dawn Run Mares' Novices' Hurdle||Betting Offers|
|17:30||The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup||Betting Offers|
Looking for the best Marsh Novices’ Chase odds? Click here.
The Marsh Novices’ Chase was introduced in 2011 and features 17 fences to be jumped over a distance of approximately 2 miles 3 furlongs.
The race is currently sponsored by Insurance company Marsh but has changed sponsorship a number of times throughout the 9 years it has taken place. Other sponsors include Jewson and insurance brokers JLT.
The winner of the 2019 Novices’ Chase was Defi du Seuil which was ridden by Barry Geraghty and trained by Philip Hobbs. Defi du Seuil went off as the 3-1 favourite with Lostintranslation (4-1) being their main rival having met twice already that season. It was Defi du Seuil who displayed more determination up the final hill to win with Lostintranslation 2nd and Mengli Khan (9-1) coming in 3rd.
This year, Itchy Feet can be backed at 8/1 and is our Marsh Novices’ Chase tip.
Previous winners of The Novices’ Chase include:
|2019||Defi du Seuil||6||3-1F||PhilipHobbs||Barry Gerghty|
|2018||Shattered Love||7||4-1||Gordon Elliott||Jack Kennedy|
|2017||Yorkhill||7||6-4F||Willie Mullins||Ruby Walsh|
|2016||Black Hercules||7||4-1CF||Willie Mullins||Ruby Walsh|
|2015||Vautour||6||6-4F||Willie Mullins||Ruby Walsh|
|2014||Taquin Du Seuil||7||7-1||Jonjo O’Neill||Tony McCoy|
|2013||Benefficient||7||20-1||Tony Martin||Bryan Cooper|
|2012||Sir Des Champs||6||3-1||Willie Mullins||Davy Russell|
|2011||Noble Prince||7||4-1||Paul Nolan||Tony McCoy|
Did You Know?
You can watch The Marsh Novices’ Chase live on ITV or stream the race live on Bet365.
Looking for the best Pertemps Network Final odds? Click here.
The Pertemps Network Final is the second race on day 3 of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival and features twelve hurdles over a distance of approximately 2 miles 7 furlongs.
The race was initially sponsored by betting company Coral when it was introduced in 1974 and has had several sponsors since 1993 when Coral stepped down with the latest being recruitment firm Pertemps.
The 2019 race was won by 7 year old Sire Du Berlais which was ridden by Barry Geraghty and trained by Gordon Elliott who also won the 2018 race with his horse Delta Work.
Sire Du Berlais went off as the 4-1 favourite for the race and put in a strong performance to beat 40-1 outsider Tobefair and win by a neck.
Previous winners of The Pertemps Network Final include:
|2019||Sire Du Berlais||7||4-1 F||Gordon Elliott||Barry Geraghty|
|2018||Delta Work||5||6-1||Gordon Elliott||Davy Russell|
|2017||Presenting Percy||6||11-1||Pat Kelly||Davy Russell|
|2016||Mall Dini||6||14-1||Pat Kelly||Davy Russell|
|2015||Call The Cops||6||9-1||Nicky Henderson||Andrew Tinkler|
|2014||Fingal Bay||8||9-2F||Philip Hobbs||Richard Johnson|
|2013||Holywell||6||25-1||Jonjo O’Neill||Richie McLernon|
|2012||Cape Tribulation||8||14-1||Malcolm Jefferson||Denis O’Regan|
|2011||Buena Vista||10||20-1||David Pipe||Conor O’Farrell|
|2010||Buena Vista||9||16-1||David Pipe||Hadden Frost|
Did You Know?
You can watch The Pertemps Network Final live on ITV or stream the race live on Bet365.
Looking for the best Ryanair Chase odds? Click here.
The Ryanair Chase is one of the highlights of day 3 and features 17 fences over a course distance of approximately 2 miles and 4 furlongs.
The race has taken place 15 times since being introduced back in 2005.
The 2019 winner of The Ryanair Chase was Frodon which was ridden by Bryony Frost and trained by Paul Nicholls who has had a total of 3 winners in this race. The 2019 victory made Frost the first woman to ride a Grade One winner over the fences.
As for all races taking place at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, we’re providing a free tip for the Ryanair Chase. This year, we’ve tipped A Plus Tard to claim victory at 5/1.
Previous winners of The Ryanair Chase include:
|2019||Frodon||7||9-2||Paul Nicholls||Bryony Frost|
|2018||Balko Des Flos||7||8-1||Henry de Bromhead||Davy Russell|
|2017||Un De Sceaux||9||7-4F||Willie Mullins||Ruby Walsh|
|2016||Vautour||7||1-1F||Willie Mullins||Ruby Walsh|
|2015||Uxizandre||7||16-1||Alan King||Tony McCoy|
|2014||Dynaste||8||3-1F||David Pipe||Tom Scudamore|
|2013||Cue Card||7||7-2||Colin Tizzard||Joe Tizzard|
|2012||Riverside Theatre||8||7-2F||Nicky Henderson||Barry Geraghty|
|2011||Albertas Run||10||6-1||Jonjo O’Neill||Tony McCoy|
|2010||Albertas Run||9||14-1||Jonjo O’Neill||Tony McCoy|
Did You Know?
You can watch The Ryanair Chase live on ITV or stream the race live on Bet365.
Looking for the best Stayers’ Hurdle odds? Click here.
The Stayers’ Hurdle is the feature race on day 3 of The Festival and features 12 hurdles over a course distance of approximately 2 miles 4 furlongs.
The race dates back to 1912 but was dropped from the festival twice between 1928-1929 and 1939-1945.
The 2019 Stayers’ Hurdle was won by Paisley Park which was ridden by Emma Lavelle and trained by Andrew Gennell.
Paisley Park went off as the 11-8 favourite and saw off outsider Sam Spinner (33-1) in 2nd and Faugheen (4-1) in 3rd place.
Previous winners of The Stayers’ Hurdle include:
|2019||Paisley Park||7||11-8F||Andrew Gennell||Emma Lavelle|
|2018||Penhill||7||12-1||Willie Mullins||Paul Townend|
|2017||Nichols Canyon||7||10-1||Willie Mullins||Ruby Walsh|
|2016||Thistlecrack||8||1-1F||Colin Tizzard||Tom Scudamore|
|2015||Cole Harden||6||14-1||Warren Greatrex||Gavin Sheehan|
|2014||More Of That||6||15-2||Jonjo O’Neill||Barry Geraghty|
|2013||Solwhit||9||17-2||Charles Byrnes||Paul Carberry|
|2012||Big Buck’s||9||5-6F||Paul Nicholls||Ruby Walsh|
|2011||Big Buck’s||8||10-11F||Paul Nicholls||Ruby Walsh|
|2010||Big Buck’s||7||5-6F||Paul Nicholls||Ruby Walsh|
Did You Know?
You can watch The Stayers’ Hurdle live on ITV or stream the race live on Bet365.
Looking for the best Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate odds? Click here.
The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate was introduced in 1951 in memory of jockey Anthony Bingham Mildmay (1909-1950) who rode three winners at The Cheltenham Festival during his career.
The race features 17 fences over a course distance of approximately 2 miles and 4 ½ furlongs.
The 2019 winner of The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate was 6 year old Siruh Du Lac which was ridden by Lizzie Kelly and trained by Nick Williams.
Siruh Du Lac went off as second favourite at odds of 9-2, beating favourite Janika (11-4) and Spiritofthegames (6-1) in third.
Previous winners of The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate include:
|2019||Siruh Du Lac||6||9-2||Nick Williams||Lizzie Kelly|
|2018||The Storyteller||7||5-1F||Gordon Elliott||Davy Russell|
|2017||Road To Respect||6||14-1||Noel Meade||Bryan Cooper|
|2016||Empire Of Dirt||9||16-1||Colm Murphy||Bryan Cooper|
|2015||Darna||9||33-1||Kim Bailey||David Bass|
|2014||Ballynagour||8||12-1||David Pipe||Tom Scudamore|
|2013||Carrickboy||9||50-1||Venetia Williams||Liam Treadwell|
|2012||Salut Flo||7||9-2F||David Pipe||Tom Scudamore|
|2011||Holmwood Legend||10||25-1||Patrick Rodford||Keiran Burke|
|2010||Great Endeavour||6||18-1||David Pipe||Danny Cook|
Did You Know?
You can watch The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate live on ITV or stream the race live on Bet365.
Looking for the best National Hunt Breeders Supported By Tattersalls Mares Novices’ Hurdle odds? Click here.
The National Hunt Breeders Supported By Tattersalls Mares Novices’ Hurdle, also known as The Dawn Run Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle, is the second to last race on day 3 of The Festival.
The race features eight hurdles over a course distance of 2 miles and 1 furlong.
The Dawn Run Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle has only featured 4 times at The Cheltenham Festival after being introduced in 2016 with all 4 runners being trained by Willie Mullins.
The 2019 winner of The Dawn Run Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle was Eglantine Du Seuil which was ridden by Noel Fehily. Eglantine Du Seuil produced a shock win after starting the race as a 50-1 outsider. In fact no runner which finished outside of the top 7 last year went off at odds less than 25/1 pleasing many punters who had big each way bets on.
Previous winners of The Dawn Run Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle include:
|2019||Eglantine Du Seuil||5||50-1||Willie Mullins||Noel Fehily|
|2018||Laurina||5||4-7F||Willie Mullins||Paul Townend|
|2017||Let’s Dance||5||11-8F||Willie Mullins||Ruby Walsh|
|2016||Limini||5||8-11F||Willie Mullins||Ruby Walsh|
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Looking for the best Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase odds? Click here.
The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase is the final race of the day on day 3 of The 2021 Cheltenham Festival and features 21 fences over a distance of approximately 3 miles and 2 furlongs.
The 2019 winner of The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase was Any Second Now which was ridden by Derek O’Connor and trained by Ted Walsh.
Any Second Now went off at 6-1 in good form but had never won a race over fences. The 7 year old raced well to get the better of Kilifum Cross (7-1) in 2nd and The Young Master (22-1) finishing 3rd.
Previous winners of The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase include:
|2019||Any Second Now||7||6-1||Ted Walsh||Derek O’Connor|
|2018||Missed Approach||8||8-1||Warren Greatrex||Noel McParlan|
|2017||Domesday Book||7||40-1||Stuart Edmunds||Gina Andrews|
|2016||Cause Of Causes||8||9-2||Gordon Elliott||Jamie Codd|
|2015||The Package||12||9-1||David Pipe||Jamie Codd|
|2014||Spring Heeled||7||12-1||Jim Culloty||Robbie McNamara|
|2013||Same Difference||7||16-1||Nigel Twiston-Davies||Ryan Hatch|
|2012||Sunnyhillboy||9||13-2F||Jonjo O’Neill||Alan Berry|
|2011||Junior||8||100-30F||David Pipe||Jamie Codd|
|2010||Ballabriggs||9||9-1||Donald McCain||Richard Harding|
Did You Know?
That concludes our round up for day 3 of The 2021 Cheltenham Festival. Click to view our Cheltenham Festival Day 4 Guide or view the latest 2021 Cheltenham Festival Betting Offers.