betHQ Tips for Cheltenham Day 3

By Captain Thomsen on 16 Mar 2017

Ryanair Chase

Day three of Cheltenham 2017 is going to be a tough test for punters with some very evenly weighted races on the cards. A couple of bankers could make or break this day, with both Un De Sceaux and Uknowhatimeanharry bringing formidable records into their races, but trading at prices that demand an all or nothing bet.

Here are our picks for day three of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival.

1:30 - JLT Novices' Chase


Yorkhill has attracted a lot of money ahead of this race, but doesn't look quite right for the challenge. Top Notch is the likely winner, but doesn't offer security unless you back him each-way at Paddy Power, which leaves Disko who is more than capable over this distance, should place and could cause an upset.


2:10 - Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle

Impulsive Star

Comfortable at his weight, with a good string of recent form and experience over this race distance, Impulsive Star is as good a bet as you'll find in this unpredictable race.

Best Odds: 11/1 @ Betfair


2:50 - Ryanair Chase

Un De Sceaux

Winner of both this season's big Grade 1 two mile chases, Un De Sceaux is a hard horse to bet against in the Ryanair Chase.


3:30 - Sun Bet Stayers' Hurdle


Another tough horse to bet against, and has consistently beaten most of this field throughout this season.


4:10 - Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase


Thomas Crapper

Won by 20 lengths last time out carrying the same weight over the same distance. An inconsistent horse, but definitely in with a shot of making the places.



4:50 - Trull House Stud Mares' Novices' Hurdle


La Bague Au Roi

.A two mile specialist, this mare has won three races on the trot this season and will be comfortable with the ground conditions. Other horses in the field have more form but ground and distance makes them vulnerable.

Best Odds: 11/1 @ Paddypower


5:30 - Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase


Potters Cross

Excellent on his day and comfortable over 26 furlongs. Won't have any issues with his weight, and as good an option as you'd like for this cavalry charge.


Best Odds: 41/1 @ William Hill