Cheltenham tips: Paddy Power’s best bets for day three at Cheltenham

Paddy was speaking on the latest episode of our From the Horse's Mouth podcast.

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1.30PM MARSH NOVICES’ CHASE – FAUGHEEN

Faugheen winning would be a fairytale – and I love a fairytale! I’m all over him to win here.

2.10PM PERTEMPS FINAL – SIRE DU BERLAIS

Along with The Storyteller and Relegate, for me Sire Du Berlais is top of the market.

He won this last year and is top weight. He probably won a little bit easier than it looked last year, when he got a great ride from Barry Geraghty after what looked like a bit of a troubled run. Even though he’s carrying more weight I think he could win again.

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2.50PM RYANAIR CHASE – A PLUS TARD

In my experience of Cheltenham, I’d say the fact there are only about 10 runners makes things more straightforward for A Plus Tard if he goes from the front or decides to take things up halfway round.

I think A Plus Tard will run pretty strong and his price will shorten up a little too.

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3.30PM PADDY POWER STAYERS’ HURDLE – PAISLEY PARK

I think Paisley Park is probably the most solid favourite of the whole week, really. We’ve seen a couple of short ones beaten, and a couple of short ones win, but I think Paisley Park deserves to be odds-on.

I think a double with Paisley Park and A Plus Tard is the best bet of the day.

4.10PM FESTIVAL PLATE – SIMPLY THE BETTS

Simply The Betts is the top of the market for me. On Tuesday, Imperial Aura won the Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase, and Simply The Betts got the better of him recently.

He beat Imperial Aura at Cheltenham at the end of January and the third from that race, On The Slopes, has since won as well. For me that proves he’s got a proper chance here.

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4.50PM DAWN RUN NOVICES’ HURDLE – DOLCITA

I like Dolcita from Willie Mullins here. I’ve been put off a little with Ruby Walsh tipping his stablemate Culreevy but this is one I’ve had my eye on for a while.

She travelled well in the Solerina at Fairyhouse back in January but couldn’t quite see it home. I’m hoping that was just down to a bit of fitness and she’ll be a bit sharper this time around.

5.30PM FULKE WALWYN KIM MUIR – FITZHENRY

I think this one is all about what rides the jockeys have decided on. We saw that on the first day with JJ Codd winning the almost-four-miler on Ravenhill.

I think Patrick Mullins choosing to ride Fitzhenry instead of Cabaret Queen, which is trained by his father, is very interesting and a pretty major clue. In fact, I’ll make Fitzhenry my best bet of the day!

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