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Cheltenham Day 3: as it happened

All the latest Cheltenham updates from a desk in Dublin

Live Cheltenham Text Commentary

Live updates and snarky comments on World Hurdle Day

It's also St. Patrick's Day, which is nice

Nollaig Shona Duit!! Bainne, madra, ta ocras orm, an bhfuil cead agam dul go dti an leithreas?

I spent 14 years learning Irish and clearly it was time well spent. Hopefully one of those means ‘Happy St. Patrick’s Day’ – I’m not sure which one. It’s a big day in Ireland as we celebrate our patron saint, Louis Walsh St. Patrick by drinking even more than usual and taking money off Americans.

It’s also WORLD HURDLE DAY!!!! And as the name suggests, the World Hurdle takes centre stage, but there’s loads of cracking races. And guess what – Paddy Power have splashed out to send me …. a TV that I can watch the racing on. And then relay the latest news and information to you with a thinly veiled layer of cynicism.

As ever, the HELL OF A HORSE COUNT will keep me on my toes for the day along with the WANKY SLOW MOTION MONTAGE. With the day that’s in it, I’m also going to include a SLIGHTLY PATRONISING PADDYWACKERY COUNT. i’ll be here all day, sniping from the ditch and if you want to join in with some sniping, hit me up in the comments section or give me a shout out on Twitter where I’m @MinistryOfGlove.

HELL OF A HORSE COUNT: 0

WANKY SLOW MOTION MONTAGE: 4

SLIGHTLY PATRONISING PADDYWACKERY COUNT: 3

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