Cheltenham Festival Day Three LIVE: Latest updates and racecard

website action continues at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival after a terrific opening two days. Racing once again gets underway at 1.20pm with the feature race, the Stayers’ Hurdle, starting at 3.05pm. Follow Sportsmail’s Kate McGreavy for live coverage of Day Three of this year’s Cheltenham Festival. “,”headline”:”Cheltenham Festival LIVE: Odds-on favourite Envoi Allen can get punters off to a flier and seal a whopping…website website all for today, website for joining Sportsmail for day three of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival.
It was Ireland’s day again on St Patrick’s Thursday as they claimed six out of the seven winners, meaning they’ve already won the Prestbury Cup after claiming a total of 17 victories.
Just one more day remaining and we have the highly-anticipated Gold Cup – join Sportsmail again tomorrow for all the action.
Have a good evening!”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Ida website website website Mount Ida (J W Kennedy) 3-1 Fav
2nd Cloudy Glen (R T Dunne) 33-1
3rd Shantou Flyer (H Cobden) 11-2
4th Hold The Note (J J Burke) 9-1″,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Ida wins!”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Glen and Shantou Flyer are battling it out for second.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Ida storms through into the lead and kicks on in the home straight.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Ida has got plenty in hand and come out of nowhere to move alongside the frontrunners.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Ida is making headway.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Of Attack falls.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Control leads from Milanford and Shantou Flyer.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Ida is making progress through the field.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Townshend, Plan Of Attack and Hold The Note track the leader.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website more circuit left with Storm Control still leading the 21-strong field.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Mount Ida is in the rear of the field – around 20 lengths behind leader Storm Control.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website and Plan Of Attack following the leaders.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Control leads from Townshend.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website they’re off in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap website miles and two furlongs the distance ahead of the 21 runners…”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website 21 runners are at the website website is the betting for the final website Ida 5/1
Plan Of Attack 8/1
Shantou Flyer 8/1
Hold The Note 11/1
Deise Aba 14/1
Morning Vicar 15/1
Go Another One 16/1
Musical Slave 18/1
Storm Control 19/1
Milanford 22/1
Bob Mahler 27/1
Sizing At Midnight 29/1
Kilfilum Cross 29/1
Crievehill 37/1
Cobolobo 41/1
Didero Vallis 43/1
Cloudy Glen 47/1
Almazhar Garde 99/1
Beau Bay 99/1
Townshend 99/1
Another Venture 109/1
*Odds courtesy of Betfair”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website am expecting Shantou Flyer to go well and he is spot on after after two promising runs at Wincanton,’ trainer Paul Nicholls told Betfair.
‘I was hoping he would win last time and wasn’t happy that he was raised 5lbs for getting beaten when he was ridden by a 7lbs claimer, though he has since been dropped 1lb.
‘Shantou Flyer was third in the Foxhunters a year ago, has won twice at the track, is in good shape and should be competitive.'”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website one more race left on day three – it’s coming up at 4.website are the runners and riders. Double Shuffle and Young Dev are non-runners.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Blackmore’s fifth winner of the website website website Telmesomethinggirl (Rachael Blackmore) 5-1
2nd Magic Daze (R M Power) 22-1
3rd Mighty Blue (J J Slevin) 12-1″,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website website is overwhelming to be honest. Unbelievable,’ winning jockey Blackmore told ITV Racing.
‘Henry’s done an unbelievable job with her, he always thought a lot of her and she showed it today, she’s got speed, settled better than she’s done before.
‘I wish I could give you something good, I’m genuinely overwhelmed over these last couple of days.'”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website wins!”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website kicks on.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website moves into the lead over the final hurdle.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website moves alongside Magic Daze.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Daze still leads with Telmesomethinggirl moving into contention.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website and Roseys Hollow are making headway.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website still Magic Daze from Glens Of Antrim and Perfect Myth.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Royal Kahala is in the rear of the field with four flights of hurdles left to jump.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Daze leads from Glens Of Antrim.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website they’re off in the Parnell Properties Mares’ Novices’ website miles and one furlong the trip ahead of the 15 runners…”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website is the betting for the sixth website Kahala 5/1
Telmesomethinggirl 11/2
Hook Up 13/2
Gauloise 9/1
Glens Of Antrim 10/1
Roseys Hollow 10/1
The Glancing Queen 11/1
Mighty Blue 18/1
Magic Daze 25/1
Skyace 31/1
Perfect Myth 41/1
Martello Sky 45/1
Allavina 54/1
Pont Aval 74/1
Will Victory 329/1
*Odds courtesy of Betfair”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website penultimate race on day three is up at 4.website website website website unbelievable, can’t describe it to be honest. On a big day like this for a seven-pound claimer, it’s just unbelievable,’ winning jockey Jordan Gainford told ITV Racing.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website website The Shunter (J C Gainford) 9-4 Fav
2nd Farclas (J W Kennedy) 5-1
3rd Top Notch (Luca Morgan) 50-1
4th Coole Cody (T J O’Brien) 22-1″,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Shunter wins!”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Shunter is extending his lead with Farclas finishing strongly.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Shunter takes up the lead. Oldgrangewood and Top Notch are making headway. “,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Shunter moves alongside Kiltealy Briggs.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Briggs leads with four fences remaining and the field is well bunched.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Briggs leads from The Shunter with Coole Cody and Two Taffs tracking the leaders.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Briggs moves ahead of The Shunter with Two Taffs and Coole Cody following.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Shunter leads.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website they’re off in the Paddy Power Plate Handicap website miles, four and a half furlongs the trip ahead of the 21 runners after a false start…”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website 21 runners are at the website website website is the betting for the fifth website Shunter 11/4
Farclas 7/1
A Wave Of The Sea 10/1
Sully Doc Aa 15/1
Fils D’oudairies 16/1
Caribean Boy 17/1
Happy Diva 21/1
Mister Whitaker 23/1
Assemble 25/1
Oldgrandewood 33/1
Champagne Court 33/1
Coole Cody 35/1
Dead Right 43/1
Paddys Poem 41/1
Top Notch 49/1
Huntsman Son 49/1
Eamon An Cnoic 54/1
Kiltealy Briggs 54/1
The Unit 69/1
Maypole Class 84/1
Two Taffs 99/1
*Odds courtesy of Betfair”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website next race isn’t too far away – here are the runners and riders for the 3.website and Smarty Wild are non-runners.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Porter website website website website Flooring Porter (D E Mullins) 12-1
2nd Sire Du Berlais (M P Walsh) 5-1
3rd Paisley Park (Aidan Coleman) 9-4 Fav”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website website was fantastic. He’s a very good horse. I got the call-up about an hour beforehand and in fairness to Jonathan Moore he gave me every bit of information he had about the horse,’ winning jockey Danny Mullins said.
‘Credit to him. He knew he wasn’t in good shape this morning and stood himself down – it’s the mark of a great man.
‘Jonathan wanted everything to go well and I’m sure he’ll be back for Punchestown and well able to reunite the partnership.
‘It’s fantastic to get my first winner on the board at Cheltenham, in a Grade One as well.
‘I know there’s no crowd here, but I’m really enjoying it that’s for sure.'”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Porter makes all and wins!”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Porter has led all the way and is unlikely to be caught. Sire Du Berlais is finishing strongly up the hill and has moved into second.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website still Flooring Porter from Beacon Edge and Paisley Park.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Park is being pushed along with two flights left to jump.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Park has moved into eighth.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Oscar falls.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Porter still leads with one circuit to go from Younevercall.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Paisley Park is towards the rear of the field.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Porter leads from Lil Rockerfeller and Lisnagar Oscar.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website they’re off in the Paddy Power Stayers’ website miles the trip ahead of the 15-strong field…”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website 15 runners are down at the website website tipster is on Sire Du website website is the betting for the Stayers’ website Park 5/2
Fury Road 4/1
Sire Du Berlais 7/1
Lisnagar Oscar 12/1
Beacon Edge 15/1
The Storyteller 15/1
Flooring Porter 15/1
Vinndication 17/1
If The Cap Fits 41/1
Bacardys 59/1
Reserve Tank 89/1
Lil Rockerfeller 99/1
Sam Spinner 99/1
Younevercall 169/1
Main Fact 219/1
*Odds courtesy of Betfair”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website main event – the Stayers’ Hurdle – is up next at 3.website website website website Allaho (Rachael Blackmore) 3-1 Fav
2nd Fakir D’Oudairies (M P Walsh) 11-2
3rd Tornado Flyer (D E Mullins) 25-1″,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website It’s fantastic,’ winning jockey Rachael Blackmore told ITV Racing.
‘Look he was just jumping and travelling. He’s just a real galloper. It’s brilliant for everyone. It’s just an unbelievable position I’m in.
‘I’m a hell of a lot luckier [than everyone else].'”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website makes all and wins with ease!”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website is pulling further and further clear. What a performance.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website moves six lengths clear with Kalashnikov in second. “,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website and Imperial Aura are struggling at the back of the field.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website leads from Min.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website is being pulled up and Chris’s Dream is out of the race.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website still leads from Min who are about six lengths clear of Mister Fisher and Imperial Aura.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Fisher in third followed by Imperial Aura and Kalashnikov.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website leads from Min.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website they’re off in the Ryanair website miles and four and a half furlongs the trip ahead of the 11 runners…”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website runners are down at the website website is the betting for the third website 4/1
Allaho 9/2
Samcro 15/2
Fakir D’oudairies 8/1
Melon 8/1
Imperial Aura 9/1
Mister Fisher 11/1
Tornado Flyer 29/1
Kalashnikov 33/1
Chris’s Dream 39/1
Fanion D’Estruval 69/1
*Odds courtesy of Betfair”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website are the runners and riders for the third website Steel and Dashel Drasher are non-runners.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website website website Mrs Milner (B J Cooper) 12-1
2nd The Bosses Oscar (J C Gainford) 10-3 Fav
3rd Come On Teddy (J J Burke) 10-1
4th Milliner (Rachael Blackmore) 7-1″,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website great. It’s been a lonely couple of years walking out of this place without any winners,’ winning jockey Bryan Cooper told ITV Racing.
‘I’m just so happy to be back here on the big stage.'”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Milner wins!”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Milner is powering home up the hill with no challengers nearby.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Milner storms past Potters Hedger and Champagne Platinum.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Hedger leads from Champagne Platinum.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website is moving into contention.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website moves alongside Potters Hedger and Redford Road but there’s plenty in with chances with two left to jump.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website still Redford Road from Potters Hedger.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website hurdles left to jump.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website City Chief is a faller.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Brinkley and Unowhatimeanharry are in behind the leaders.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Road leads from Potters Hedger.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Goddess is an early faller.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Hedger leads the field.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website they’re off in the Pertemps Network Final Handicap website miles the distance ahead of the 22 runners…”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website tipster is on website website website is the betting for the Pertemps Network Final Handicap website Bosses Oscar 9/2
Imperial Alcazar 7/1
Milliner 17/2
Champagne Platinum 10/1
Come On Teddy 13/1
Mrs Milner 16/1
Brinkley 19/1
Storm Goddess 22/1
Dandy Mag 24/1
Spiritofthegames 25/1
Storm Arising 25/1
Everglow 41/1
Anything Will Do 41/1
Copperhead 49/1
Kansas City Chief 54/1
Redford Road 54/1
Ask Dillon 54/1
Keeper Hill 64/1
Unowhatimeanharry 69/1
No Comment 74/1
Potters Hedger 149/1
Perfect Man 219/1
*Odds courtesy of Betfair”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website second race gets underway at 1.55pm – here are the runners and website is a non-runner.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website House takes the opener on day website website website Chantry House (Nico de Boinville) 9-1
2nd Fusil Raffles (D A Jacob) 14-1
3rd Asterion Forlonge (P Townend) 14-1″,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website website was third in the Supreme last year, all credit to the team bringing him back,’ winning jockey Nico de Boinville told ITV Racing.
‘Great for JP (McManus) [owner] and his team, they put so much into the sport.’
 “,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website House wins! Trainer Nicky Henderson’s 70th Cheltenham Festival winner.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website House is pulling clear up the hill.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website House moves into the lead with Fusil Raffles in pursuit.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website House challenges Shan Blue with Fusil Raffles moving into contention.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Blue still leads but the challengers are getting closer. Fusil Raffles is in second with Chantry House and Chatham Street Lad.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website House is in third place approaching the fourth final fence.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Blue is around six lengths clear of Fusil Raffles.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Blue has taken up the lead with Fusil Raffles in second.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Allen falls! The favourite is out of the Marsh – both horse and rider are up on their feet.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Street Lad in fourth with favourite Envoi Allen in fifth.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Raffles leads from Shan Blue with Chantry House in third.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website they’re off in the Marsh Novices’ website miles and four furlongs the trip ahead of the eight runners…”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website eight runners are down at the website website minutes until the website website Walsh on odds-on favourite Envoi website got loads of pace, plenty of gears and won the bumper there as well (at Cheltenham). He’s rock solid at jumping with lots of speed. Envoi Allen has it all,’ the former jockey told Paddy Power.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website punter agonising over £500,000 accumulator from a £5 bet takes a partial cash-out ahead of final…website website punter can win £322k if Envoi Allen wins the website website would you have website website is the betting for the Marsh Novices’ website Allen 4/9
Shan Blue 15/1
Chantry House 15/1
Chatham Street Lad 19/1
Fusil Raffles 20/1
Asterion Forlonge 24/1
Darver Star 35/1
Blackbow 40/1
*Odds courtesy of Betfair”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website an hour to go until the opener on day three – here are the runners and website website website Blackmore is the leading rider at the Festival after 14 website website Paisley Park win the Stayers’ Hurdle website website St Patrick’s Thursday at Cheltenham today but it was Ireland’s day website are running away with the Prestbury Cup…
GB 3 -11 Ireland”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website Roll could be heading to Aintree after emphatic win in the Cross Country on day website O’Leary, racing manager for Gigginstown, told Nick Luck’s Daily Podcast: ‘He seemed to jump off with a big smile on his face and as the race went on, he seemed to get better and better.
‘Without getting too mad about him, I don’t think there’s been too many like him. Before this race came along, he kind of chucked racing. It was an amazing training performance by Gordon to get him back, and an amazing training performance by all at Cullentra to get him there yesterday in that kind of shape.
‘Because he is what he is there are no races for him, and because of the famous handicap mark he has, there are no opportunities to get it down. He doesn’t really run on (conventional) tracks.
‘We’ve absolutely no regrets about taking him out of the National as his rating is just too high. We’re probably going to have to run him at a park track, we’re even considering the Betway Bowl at Aintree.
‘The way the horse won yesterday, retirement is off the table – he’s loving life and while he is we’ll listen to him.
‘He’ll probably go for the Bowl and unfortunately he’ll prove he’s not that (166 rated), unless he is and then he’ll prove us all completely wrong.
‘The Tiger we saw yesterday, you’d have to give him 10 out of 10, which is a testament to all at Cullentra.'”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website on Politologue, who was withdrawn from the Champion Chase website website website the best bets for day three of the Festival including the Stayers’ Hurdle and Ryanair website than an hour to go until the first race on day three”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website are my selections for day website the one winner yesterday, courtesy of Monkfish. Hoping for some better luck today…
1.20 Envoi Allen
1.55 Imperial Alcazar, Spiritofthegames (eachway)
2.30 Imperial Aura
3.05 Fury Road
3.40 The Shunter
4.15 Royal Kahala
4.50 Hold The Note”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website calm before the website website Park is back to full power for the Cheltenham Festival… and the Stayers’ Hurdle favourite is…website website Festival shorts: Al Boum Photo faces 11 rivals in bid for Gold Cup hat-trick, while Champion…website website Hurdle winner website website punter agonising over £500,000 accumulator from a £5 bet takes a partial cash-out ahead of final…website website the best bets for day three of the Festival including the Stayers’ Hurdle and Ryanair website website on the website website website to Sportsmail’s live coverage of day three of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival.
What a two days of action we’ve had so far and the epic battles on the track are set to continue.
The Stayers’ Hurdle is the feature race at 3.05pm but racing gets underway at 1.20pm.
Stay right here to keep right up to date with all the action as it happens.”,”author”:”@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Kate website


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17:10
That’s all for today, folks!

Thanks for joining Sportsmail for day three of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival.

It was Ireland’s day again on St Patrick’s Thursday as they claimed six out of the seven winners, meaning they’ve already won the Prestbury Cup after claiming a total of 17 victories.

Just one more day remaining and we have the highly-anticipated Gold Cup – join Sportsmail again tomorrow for all the action.

Have a good evening!

17:06
Mount Ida wins!


Jack Kennedy riding Mount Ida (R) clear the last to win the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase

17:01
FULL RESULT

1st Mount Ida (J W Kennedy) 3-1 Fav
2nd Cloudy Glen (R T Dunne) 33-1
3rd Shantou Flyer (H Cobden) 11-2
4th Hold The Note (J J Burke) 9-1


17:00

Mount Ida wins!

17:00

Cloudy Glen and Shantou Flyer are battling it out for second.

16:59

Mount Ida storms through into the lead and kicks on in the home straight.

16:58

Mount Ida has got plenty in hand and come out of nowhere to move alongside the frontrunners.

16:57

Mount Ida is making headway.

16:57

Plan Of Attack falls.

16:56

Storm Control leads from Milanford and Shantou Flyer.

16:56

Mount Ida is making progress through the field.

16:55

Milanford, Townshend, Plan Of Attack and Hold The Note track the leader.

16:54

One more circuit left with Storm Control still leading the 21-strong field.

16:54

Favourite Mount Ida is in the rear of the field – around 20 lengths behind leader Storm Control.

16:53

Milanford and Plan Of Attack following the leaders.

16:52

Storm Control leads from Townshend.

16:52
And they’re off in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase

Three miles and two furlongs the distance ahead of the 21 runners…

16:48
The 21 runners are at the start

16:41
Here is the betting for the final race

Mount Ida 5/1

Plan Of Attack 8/1

Shantou Flyer 8/1

Hold The Note 11/1

Deise Aba 14/1

Morning Vicar 15/1

Go Another One 16/1

Musical Slave 18/1

Storm Control 19/1

Milanford 22/1

Bob Mahler 27/1

Sizing At Midnight 29/1

Kilfilum Cross 29/1

Crievehill 37/1

Cobolobo 41/1

Didero Vallis 43/1

Cloudy Glen 47/1

Almazhar Garde 99/1

Beau Bay 99/1

Townshend 99/1

Another Venture 109/1

*Odds courtesy of Betfair


16:38

‘I am expecting Shantou Flyer to go well and he is spot on after after two promising runs at Wincanton,’ trainer Paul Nicholls told Betfair.

‘I was hoping he would win last time and wasn’t happy that he was raised 5lbs for getting beaten when he was ridden by a 7lbs claimer, though he has since been dropped 1lb.

‘Shantou Flyer was third in the Foxhunters a year ago, has won twice at the track, is in good shape and should be competitive.’

16:34
Just one more race left on day three – it’s coming up at 4.50pm

Here are the runners and riders. Double Shuffle and Young Dev are non-runners.


16:28
Rachael Blackmore’s fifth winner of the week!


Telmesomethinggirl ridden by Rachael Blackmore goes on to win the Parnell Properties Mares' Novices' Hurdle


16:28
FULL RESULT

1st Telmesomethinggirl (Rachael Blackmore) 5-1
2nd Magic Daze (R M Power) 22-1
3rd Mighty Blue (J J Slevin) 12-1


16:26
Winning connections

‘This is overwhelming to be honest. Unbelievable,’ winning jockey Blackmore told ITV Racing.

‘Henry’s done an unbelievable job with her, he always thought a lot of her and she showed it today, she’s got speed, settled better than she’s done before.

‘I wish I could give you something good, I’m genuinely overwhelmed over these last couple of days.’


16:22

Telmesomethinggirl wins!

16:22

Telmesomethinggirl kicks on.

16:21

Telmesomethinggirl moves into the lead over the final hurdle.

16:21

Telmesomethingirl moves alongside Magic Daze.

16:20

Magic Daze still leads with Telmesomethinggirl moving into contention.

16:20

Gauloise and Roseys Hollow are making headway.

16:19

It’s still Magic Daze from Glens Of Antrim and Perfect Myth.

16:19

Favourite Royal Kahala is in the rear of the field with four flights of hurdles left to jump.

16:18

Magic Daze leads from Glens Of Antrim.

16:17
And they’re off in the Parnell Properties Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle

Two miles and one furlong the trip ahead of the 15 runners…

16:12
Here is the betting for the sixth race

Royal Kahala 5/1

Telmesomethinggirl 11/2

Hook Up 13/2

Gauloise 9/1

Glens Of Antrim 10/1

Roseys Hollow 10/1

The Glancing Queen 11/1

Mighty Blue 18/1

Magic Daze 25/1

Skyace 31/1

Perfect Myth 41/1

Martello Sky 45/1

Allavina 54/1

Pont Aval 74/1

Will Victory 329/1

*Odds courtesy of Betfair

16:07
The penultimate race on day three is up at 4.15pm


16:03


The Shunter ridden by Jordan Gainford after winning the Paddy Power Plate Handicap Chase


15:58
Winning connections

‘It’s unbelievable, can’t describe it to be honest. On a big day like this for a seven-pound claimer, it’s just unbelievable,’ winning jockey Jordan Gainford told ITV Racing.


15:53
FULL RESULT

1st The Shunter (J C Gainford) 9-4 Fav
2nd Farclas (J W Kennedy) 5-1
3rd Top Notch (Luca Morgan) 50-1
4th Coole Cody (T J O’Brien) 22-1


15:51

The Shunter wins!

15:51

The Shunter is extending his lead with Farclas finishing strongly.

15:50

The Shunter takes up the lead. Oldgrangewood and Top Notch are making headway. 

15:49

The Shunter moves alongside Kiltealy Briggs.

15:48

Kiltealy Briggs leads with four fences remaining and the field is well bunched.

15:47

Kiltealy Briggs leads from The Shunter with Coole Cody and Two Taffs tracking the leaders.

15:45

Kiltealy Briggs moves ahead of The Shunter with Two Taffs and Coole Cody following.

15:44

The Shunter leads.

15:43
And they’re off in the Paddy Power Plate Handicap Chase

Two miles, four and a half furlongs the trip ahead of the 21 runners after a false start…

15:40
The 21 runners are at the post

15:38

15:35
Here is the betting for the fifth race

The Shunter 11/4

Farclas 7/1

A Wave Of The Sea 10/1

Sully Doc Aa 15/1

Fils D’oudairies 16/1

Caribean Boy 17/1

Happy Diva 21/1

Mister Whitaker 23/1

Assemble 25/1

Oldgrandewood 33/1

Champagne Court 33/1

Coole Cody 35/1

Dead Right 43/1

Paddys Poem 41/1

Top Notch 49/1

Huntsman Son 49/1

Eamon An Cnoic 54/1

Kiltealy Briggs 54/1

The Unit 69/1

Maypole Class 84/1

Two Taffs 99/1

*Odds courtesy of Betfair

15:30
The next race isn’t too far away – here are the runners and riders for the 3.40pm

Laskalin and Smarty Wild are non-runners.

15:27
Flooring Porter wins!


Flooring Porter ridden by Danny Mullins clears the last to win the Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle

15:19


15:18
FULL RESULT

1st Flooring Porter (D E Mullins) 12-1
2nd Sire Du Berlais (M P Walsh) 5-1
3rd Paisley Park (Aidan Coleman) 9-4 Fav


15:17
Winning connections

‘It was fantastic. He’s a very good horse. I got the call-up about an hour beforehand and in fairness to Jonathan Moore he gave me every bit of information he had about the horse,’ winning jockey Danny Mullins said.

‘Credit to him. He knew he wasn’t in good shape this morning and stood himself down – it’s the mark of a great man.

‘Jonathan wanted everything to go well and I’m sure he’ll be back for Punchestown and well able to reunite the partnership.

‘It’s fantastic to get my first winner on the board at Cheltenham, in a Grade One as well.

‘I know there’s no crowd here, but I’m really enjoying it that’s for sure.’


15:13

Flooring Porter makes all and wins!

15:12

Flooring Porter has led all the way and is unlikely to be caught. Sire Du Berlais is finishing strongly up the hill and has moved into second.

15:11

It’s still Flooring Porter from Beacon Edge and Paisley Park.

15:10

Paisley Park is being pushed along with two flights left to jump.

15:09

Paisley Park has moved into eighth.

15:09

Lisnagar Oscar falls.

15:08

Flooring Porter still leads with one circuit to go from Younevercall.

15:08

Favourite Paisley Park is towards the rear of the field.

15:06

Flooring Porter leads from Lil Rockerfeller and Lisnagar Oscar.

15:05
And they’re off in the Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle

Three miles the trip ahead of the 15-strong field…

15:03
The 15 runners are down at the start


15:02
Sportsmail’s tipster is on Sire Du Berlais

15:00
Here is the betting for the Stayers’ Hurdle

Paisley Park 5/2

Fury Road 4/1

Sire Du Berlais 7/1

Lisnagar Oscar 12/1

Beacon Edge 15/1

The Storyteller 15/1

Flooring Porter 15/1

Vinndication 17/1

If The Cap Fits 41/1

Bacardys 59/1

Reserve Tank 89/1

Lil Rockerfeller 99/1

Sam Spinner 99/1

Younevercall 169/1

Main Fact 219/1

*Odds courtesy of Betfair

14:50
The main event – the Stayers’ Hurdle – is up next at 3.05pm


14:45


Allaho ridden by Rachael Blackmore on their way to winning the Ryanair Chase


14:43
FULL RESULT

1st Allaho (Rachael Blackmore) 3-1 Fav
2nd Fakir D’Oudairies (M P Walsh) 11-2
3rd Tornado Flyer (D E Mullins) 25-1


14:41

‘Incredible. It’s fantastic,’ winning jockey Rachael Blackmore told ITV Racing.

‘Look he was just jumping and travelling. He’s just a real galloper. It’s brilliant for everyone. It’s just an unbelievable position I’m in.

‘I’m a hell of a lot luckier [than everyone else].’


14:38

Allaho makes all and wins with ease!

14:37

Allaho is pulling further and further clear. What a performance.

14:36

Allaho moves six lengths clear with Kalashnikov in second. 

14:35

Melon and Imperial Aura are struggling at the back of the field.

14:34

Allaho leads from Min.

14:34

Samcro is being pulled up and Chris’s Dream is out of the race.

14:34

Allaho still leads from Min who are about six lengths clear of Mister Fisher and Imperial Aura.

14:33

Mister Fisher in third followed by Imperial Aura and Kalashnikov.

14:32

Allaho leads from Min.

14:31
And they’re off in the Ryanair Chase

Two miles and four and a half furlongs the trip ahead of the 11 runners…

14:29
The runners are down at the start

14:26
Here is the betting for the third race

Min 4/1

Allaho 9/2

Samcro 15/2

Fakir D’oudairies 8/1

Melon 8/1

Imperial Aura 9/1

Mister Fisher 11/1

Tornado Flyer 29/1

Kalashnikov 33/1

Chris’s Dream 39/1

Fanion D’Estruval 69/1

*Odds courtesy of Betfair

14:17
Here are the runners and riders for the third race

Real Steel and Dashel Drasher are non-runners.


14:11


Mrs Milner ridden by Bryan Cooper after winning the Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle


14:08
FULL RESULT

1st Mrs Milner (B J Cooper) 12-1
2nd The Bosses Oscar (J C Gainford) 10-3 Fav
3rd Come On Teddy (J J Burke) 10-1
4th Milliner (Rachael Blackmore) 7-1


14:06

‘It’s great. It’s been a lonely couple of years walking out of this place without any winners,’ winning jockey Bryan Cooper told ITV Racing.

‘I’m just so happy to be back here on the big stage.’


14:02

Mrs Milner wins!

14:02

Mrs Milner is powering home up the hill with no challengers nearby.

14:01

Mrs Milner storms past Potters Hedger and Champagne Platinum.

14:01

Potters Hedger leads from Champagne Platinum.

14:00

Unowhatimeanharry is moving into contention.

14:00

Brinkley moves alongside Potters Hedger and Redford Road but there’s plenty in with chances with two left to jump.

13:59

It’s still Redford Road from Potters Hedger.

13:58

Six hurdles left to jump.

13:58

Kansas City Chief is a faller.

13:57

Copperhead, Brinkley and Unowhatimeanharry are in behind the leaders.

13:57

Redford Road leads from Potters Hedger.

13:56

Storm Goddess is an early faller.

13:56

Potters Hedger leads the field.

13:55
And they’re off in the Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle

Three miles the distance ahead of the 22 runners…


13:50
Sportsmail’s tipster is on Spiritofthegames

13:49


Jockey Jack Kennedy walks back to the weighing room after Envoi Allen fell early on in the first race

13:47
Here is the betting for the Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle

The Bosses Oscar 9/2

Imperial Alcazar 7/1

Milliner 17/2

Champagne Platinum 10/1

Come On Teddy 13/1

Mrs Milner 16/1

Brinkley 19/1

Storm Goddess 22/1

Dandy Mag 24/1

Spiritofthegames 25/1

Storm Arising 25/1

Everglow 41/1

Anything Will Do 41/1

Copperhead 49/1

Kansas City Chief 54/1

Redford Road 54/1

Ask Dillon 54/1

Keeper Hill 64/1

Unowhatimeanharry 69/1

No Comment 74/1

Potters Hedger 149/1

Perfect Man 219/1

*Odds courtesy of Betfair

13:45
The second race gets underway at 1.55pm – here are the runners and riders

Getaround is a non-runner.

13:42
Chantry House takes the opener on day three


13:37
FULL RESULT

1st Chantry House (Nico de Boinville) 9-1
2nd Fusil Raffles (D A Jacob) 14-1
3rd Asterion Forlonge (P Townend) 14-1


Chantry House ridden by Nico de Boinville on their way to winning the Marsh Novices' Chase


13:35
Winning connections

‘He was third in the Supreme last year, all credit to the team bringing him back,’ winning jockey Nico de Boinville told ITV Racing.

‘Great for JP (McManus) [owner] and his team, they put so much into the sport.’

 


13:28

Chantry House wins! Trainer Nicky Henderson’s 70th Cheltenham Festival winner.

13:27

Chantry House is pulling clear up the hill.

13:27

Chantry House moves into the lead with Fusil Raffles in pursuit.

13:26

Chantry House challenges Shan Blue with Fusil Raffles moving into contention.

13:26

Shan Blue still leads but the challengers are getting closer. Fusil Raffles is in second with Chantry House and Chatham Street Lad.

13:25

Chantry House is in third place approaching the fourth final fence.

13:25

Shan Blue is around six lengths clear of Fusil Raffles.

13:24

Shan Blue has taken up the lead with Fusil Raffles in second.

13:23

Envoi Allen falls! The favourite is out of the Marsh – both horse and rider are up on their feet.

13:22

Chatham Street Lad in fourth with favourite Envoi Allen in fifth.

13:22

Fusil Raffles leads from Shan Blue with Chantry House in third.

13:21
And they’re off in the Marsh Novices’ Chase

Two miles and four furlongs the trip ahead of the eight runners…

13:17
The eight runners are down at the start


13:15
Five minutes until the opener


13:12
Ruby Walsh on odds-on favourite Envoi Allen

‘He’s got loads of pace, plenty of gears and won the bumper there as well (at Cheltenham). He’s rock solid at jumping with lots of speed. Envoi Allen has it all,’ the former jockey told Paddy Power.

13:05
Cheltenham punter agonising over £500,000 accumulator from a £5 bet takes a partial cash-out ahead of final race… meaning he is GUARANTEED £250k

13:03
The punter can win £322k if Envoi Allen wins the Marsh

13:00
What would you have done?

12:56
Here is the betting for the Marsh Novices’ Chase

Envoi Allen 4/9

Shan Blue 15/1

Chantry House 15/1

Chatham Street Lad 19/1

Fusil Raffles 20/1

Asterion Forlonge 24/1

Darver Star 35/1

Blackbow 40/1

*Odds courtesy of Betfair


12:50
Half an hour to go until the opener on day three – here are the runners and riders

12:46

12:38
Rachael Blackmore is the leading rider at the Festival after 14 races

12:33
Can Paisley Park win the Stayers’ Hurdle again?


12:30
It’s St Patrick’s Thursday at Cheltenham today but it was Ireland’s day yesterday

Ireland are running away with the Prestbury Cup…

GB 3 -11 Ireland


12:28
Tiger Roll could be heading to Aintree after emphatic win in the Cross Country on day two

Eddie O’Leary, racing manager for Gigginstown, told Nick Luck’s Daily Podcast: ‘He seemed to jump off with a big smile on his face and as the race went on, he seemed to get better and better.

‘Without getting too mad about him, I don’t think there’s been too many like him. Before this race came along, he kind of chucked racing. It was an amazing training performance by Gordon to get him back, and an amazing training performance by all at Cullentra to get him there yesterday in that kind of shape.

‘Because he is what he is there are no races for him, and because of the famous handicap mark he has, there are no opportunities to get it down. He doesn’t really run on (conventional) tracks.

‘We’ve absolutely no regrets about taking him out of the National as his rating is just too high. We’re probably going to have to run him at a park track, we’re even considering the Betway Bowl at Aintree.

‘The way the horse won yesterday, retirement is off the table – he’s loving life and while he is we’ll listen to him.

‘He’ll probably go for the Bowl and unfortunately he’ll prove he’s not that (166 rated), unless he is and then he’ll prove us all completely wrong.

‘The Tiger we saw yesterday, you’d have to give him 10 out of 10, which is a testament to all at Cullentra.’

12:24
Update on Politologue, who was withdrawn from the Champion Chase yesterday

12:23


12:21
All the best bets for day three of the Festival including the Stayers’ Hurdle and Ryanair Chase

Less than an hour to go until the first race on day three


12:15
Here are my selections for day three

Just the one winner yesterday, courtesy of Monkfish. Hoping for some better luck today…

1.20 Envoi Allen
1.55 Imperial Alcazar, Spiritofthegames (eachway)
2.30 Imperial Aura
3.05 Fury Road
3.40 The Shunter
4.15 Royal Kahala
4.50 Hold The Note

12:00
The calm before the storm


Willie Mullins trained horses on the gallops ahead of day three


Horses trained by Henry de Bromhead on the gallops on Thursday morning

11:40
Paisley Park is back to full power for the Cheltenham Festival… and the Stayers’ Hurdle favourite is eyeing glory after heart-scare setback

11:25
Cheltenham Festival shorts: Al Boum Photo faces 11 rivals in bid for Gold Cup hat-trick, while Champion Hurdle winner Honeysuckle may try to extend her unbeaten record at Punchestown

11:10
Champion Hurdle winner Honeysuckle


10:55
Cheltenham punter agonising over £500,000 accumulator from a £5 bet takes a partial cash-out ahead of final race… meaning he is GUARANTEED £250k but could win £322k if favourite Envoi Allen wins


10:40
All the best bets for day three of the Festival including the Stayers’ Hurdle and Ryanair Chase

10:25
Update on the going

10:20
Good morning!

Welcome to Sportsmail’s live coverage of day three of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival.

What a two days of action we’ve had so far and the epic battles on the track are set to continue.

The Stayers’ Hurdle is the feature race at 3.05pm but racing gets underway at 1.20pm.

Stay right here to keep right up to date with all the action as it happens.

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The Cheltenham Festival has now reached its halfway point after two terrific days of action.

Racing once again gets underway at 1.20pm with the feature race, the Stayers’ Hurdle, starting at 3.05pm. 

Follow Sportsmail’s Kate McGreavy for live coverage of day three of this year’s Cheltenham Festival. 

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