Cheltenham tips: Our pundits’ cheat sheet for all Thursday’s races

Paddy's posse of pundits present their perfect punts on Thursday for Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival.

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With a home-brew powered St Patrick’s Day hangover just about shaken off we turn our attention to Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival. It’s been a stonking week so far and we’re still only half-way through. Rejoice.

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And if your head’s still a bit fuzzy, we’re here to metaphorically guide you through the action on Thursday with a best bet for every race from Ruby Walsh, Mick Fitzgerald, Matt Chapman, Gina Bryce, and Frank Hickey.

The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle is the main event on another busy day with Paisley Park now the clear favourite in the absence of Thyme Hill at 15:05.

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Envoi Allen could get us off to a flyer on Thursday and gets the nod from four of our five punts in the Marsh Novices’ Chase at 13:20. Elsewhere the Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle looks like Paisley Park’s to lose after Thyme Hill failed to show and he gets the thumbs up from 60% of our panel.

Our form fanatic Frank Hickey loves to throw up a few away from the top of the market who could offer some serious bang for your buck and Saint Calvados looked to b the pick of the bunch in the Ryanair Chase at 14:30.

Bad news, though folks, with Saint Calvados now being a non-runner after withdrawing from the race late on Wednesday night. In his absence, Min could be the way to go after two of our tipsters sided with the defending champion.

But who else to back can you back with your FREE £/€5 bet today? Our experts have delivered their verdicts below.

 

 

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