Cheltenham Thursday Top Tip
15:05 STAYERS’ HURDLE: Tip expired – Event finished
7 races will be run on Cheltenham Thursday, the penultimate day in the current 4 day Cheltenham calendar. In 2021, Cheltenham Thursday falls on 18th March. The feature race of Cheltenham Thursday, the Stayers’ Hurdle, starts at 15:05.
13:20 Marsh Novices’ Chase (Fences, 2 miles 4 furlongs) – Novice chasers, at least 5 years old, take part. Ruby Walsh is the leading jockey in this race with 3 wins – Vantour in 2015, Black Hercules in 2016, and Yorkhill in 2017. Willie Mullins was the trainer of all these horses, as well as the 2012 winner Sir Des Champs – his 4 wins make him the leading trainer in this race. 2019 saw Defi du Seuil win, jockeyed by Barry Geraghty, and 2020 saw Samcro win jockeyed by Davy Russell.
13:55 Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle
14:30 Ryanair Chase (Fences, 2 miles 5 furlongs) – Horses aged 5 years or older take part. Ruby Walsh is the race’s leading jockey with 4 wins, including on the Willie Mullins trained pair Vantour in 2016 and Un De Sceaux in 2017. In 2020, Min won (also trained by Willie Mullins).… Read the rest