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Cheltenham Race Day 3: Betting Tips for Races 1-3

Cheltenham Race Day 3: Betting Tips for Races 1-3

Thursday brings day three of the Cheltenham Festival and it looks set to feature some fantastic races before the climatic final day on Friday.

The afternoon begins with the JLT Novices Chase at 1:30pm. The race looks set to be a show down between Vautour, ridden by R Walsh, and Ptit Zig, ridden by S Twiston-Davies, with bookies offering odds of around 3/1 on both horses.

At 2:05pm the Pertemps Final Handicap Hurdle is set to begin. The bookies are clearly a bit less certain on this one as the shortest odds are fairly long at around 8/1 on Edeymi ridden by A J Martin followed by Call the Cops at around 9/1.

The Ryanair Chase is taking place at 2:40pm and it is set to be a battle between Don Cossack, with G Elliott in the saddle, and Ma Filleule, ridden by N J Henderson. Both horses have odds of around 4/1 at a number of bookies and it is sure to be a hard fought race.

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Christian Bright is a professional sports commentator with keen interests in football, tennis and horse racing. His experience in the reporting on professional sports makes him a key asset to OCA’s coverage of athletic events and matches.

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