Cheltenham 2009 Tips – Day 3

It’s day three of the Festival and if you’ve followed my tips so far and had a little each-way punt then you should be up despite me having a bit of a ‘mare yesterday. Four wins and a couple of places at decent early prices and a possible ¬£650 tricast if you’d read between the lines ;) Wish I bloody had..Anyway here’s my selections for day three of the 2009 Cheltenham Festival.

Jewson Novices Handicap Chase 1.30pm

Northern Alliance looks like it could be handy in this race with Ruby Walsh on board but Tony Martin’s horses haven’t exactly been firing on all cylinders recently so perhaps best to look at something else.

Both Jonjo O’Neill horses are worth a look with Isn’t That Lucky worth a cheeky each-way punt but my money is on Kia Kaha to win the race. 8/1 generally.

Pertemps Final 2.05pm

P’tit Fute is well fancied but carrying 11-12 up the hill at Cheltenham might be its undoing. Ballydub looks tasty but possibly better horses in the race. Don’t Push It regularly places at the course but yet to win over the distance. Pennek in with place chances. Green Mile with Walsh on board is a danger and that’s where my money is going @9/1.

Ryanair Chase 2.40pm

Voy Por Ustedes at even money holds no value so looking at the rest of the field for a contender and some e/w action.

Gwanako looks good for a place. Imperial Commander has course and distance under its belt and sure to figure as is last years Arkle winner Tidal Bay.

Our Vic is likely to challenge Voy Por Ustedes all the way and so an each-way bet is in order @7/1.

World Hurdle 3.20pm

With Kasbah Bliss in or around evens, it’s time again to look for some each-way value.

Fair Along could be in the places and at 12/1 offers good value. Can’t see it winning but a 3/1 place shot is better than a kick in the stones.

The only two horses that can beat Kasbah Bliss are Punchestowns and Big Buck’s. I’m going with the latter simply because Ruby Walsh knows the horse so well (5 wins in 6 rides) and at 13/2 it looks a stand out bet. A little overnight rain would make it even sweeter.

Festival Plate 4.00pm

Open race here with a number of serious contenders. Finger Onthe Pulse could probably do with some overnight rain as could Perce Rock. Three Mirrors is well backed but its recent form doesn’t suggest such a short price.

Turkish Surprise or Or Bleu might be an interesting each-way bet if the first two days have left you flush.

Ping Pong Sivola looks to have been well treated by the handicapper and in what promises to be an open race offers great value at 11/1.

Kim Muir Challenge Cup 4.40pm

Amateur race to finish the card on Cheltenham day three.

Character Building has appeared in better company and could figure. High Chimes won the race last year with the same jockey but not done anything since.

Poker De Sivola with Nina Carberry on board is definitely in with a shot but Nicky Henderson’s Shouldhavehadthat looks the horse to beat. Available 8/1.

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2 comments so far

  1. Cheltenham Tips Day 3

    This is hopefully the best day for me!! :) have to go in with Kasbah Bliss, been waiting for this one all year! Good luck with yours though.

  2. Mike

    Well I called the World Hurdle right anyway even if the first three of the day were miserable failures..

    Not the best of days but if you’d gone with Paddy Power you’ll be just about even for the day as they paid out first 5 in the 2:05 so Green Mile would have picked you up a place.

    We’re still up on the Festival to date (assuming you’ve been placing each-way bets) so I hope that tomorrow’s tips will keep us that way. Should be online later tonight.

    Hope you had happy hunting today :)

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