Cheltenham Festival Day Three Betting Tips, Preview and Free Bets, 15th March 2018
Every punter will be seeking the luck of the Irish on St Patrick’s Thursday at Cheltenham, but you can help stack the odds in your favour by taking advantage of the Best Cheltenham Festival Betting Offers, while checking out the following betting tips might also point you towards to a healthy profit.
Cheltenham Betting Tips Day 3:
Odds correct at time of writing and are subject to change.
JLT Novices’ Chase preview, odds and betting tips, 13.30 at Cheltenham, 15th March 2018
Thursday’s action at the Cheltenham Festival begins with the JLT Novice’s Chase. It’s a Grade 1 which is run over two miles, four furlongs and has produced some quality winners in the seven editions to date.
It remains to be seen whether Benatar can match the successes of the likes of Vautour and Sir Des Champs but few in racing doubt that Gary Moore’s six-year-old can compete at a very high level over fences.
Benatar was far from impressive as a hurdler but is so far unbeaten in three starts since switching to the larger obstacles. He has made the odd mistake in running which is reflected in his price but you’ve got to think the 10/1 BetVictor are quoting represents value about Benatar’s chances.
Ryanair Chase preview, odds and betting tips, 14.50 at Cheltenham, 15th March 2018
For many people, the Ryanair Chase is the best race of Thursday at Cheltenham. We certainly have a selection of top class chasers set to compete in the 2018 renewal and they’re currently being led in the betting by last year’s winner, Un De Sceaux.
The 10-year-old must get the better of the likes of Cue Card and Top Notch to defend his title but he does look the most likely winner at 2/1 with Ladbrokes. Un De Sceaux’s two appearances this season both ended in success for Willie Mullins’ charge. That includes winning the Clarence House Chase when sent off as the favourite and he should really be doing likewise in the Ryanair Chase.
Stayers’ Hurdle preview, odds and betting tips, 15.30 at Cheltenham, 15th March 2018
Simply put, the Stayers’ Hurdle is the number one race for long distance hurdlers of the National Hunt season. The Grade One is run over three miles and is open to horses aged four or older.
Supasundae is the narrow favourite for the 2018 renewal with most bookies but others are struggling to separate Jessica Harrington’s eight-year-old from Sam Spinner and Yanworth. The latter’s chances must be respected but it’s Sam Spinner who gets the nod at 5/1 with Bet365.
Jedd O’Keeffe’s six-year-old was regarded as a good competitor when he won the Betfair Stayers’ Hurdle handicap in November but it was only really when stepping up to win at Grade 1 level in the Long Walk Hurdle next time up that people realised just how good he is. A win at the Festival is the next step Sam Spinner’s progression.
Best of the Rest, Cheltenham Day Three, 15th March 2018
The Pertemps Network Final Hurdle is set to be a very competitive handicap. There are some tempting options in the shape of Glenloe and Forza Milan but the value could lie with A Great View at 16/1 with BetVictor. The versatile horse certainly offers each way appeal.
When it comes to the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle, picking a winner should be much more straight forward. Willie Mullins has claimed the winner of both previous editions of this Grade 2 contest and he looks to have it sewn up again with Laurina who is the 4/5 favourite with Betfred.
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