Cheltenham Festival 2023 LIVE results: Horse racing updates, latest news and tips as Sire Du Berlais wins
Cheltenham Festival LIVE!
It’s day three at Prestbury Park as a number of bankers for the week take to the course. Day two did not disappoint with Energumene making a mockery of early doubters to fly home in the Champion Chase to give trainer Willie Mullins his record-extending 92nd victory at the festival. Earlier, Langer Dan made it third time lucky in a thrilling Coral Cup.
Looking ahead to today’s action, the likes of Mighty Potter, in the Turners Novices’ Chase, Shishkin, in the Ryanair Chase, and Luccia, in the Mares’ Novices Hurdle, are expected to romp home, while the Stayers’ Hurdle feature race includes our NAP of the day in Home By The Lee. Flooring Porter and Blazing Khan will hope to prove us wrong, though.
The going remains soft after rain yesterday and this morning, with further showers expected across Thursday. All the action kicks off at 1.30pm and you follow everything from Prestbury Park with our dedicated blog below!
Cheltenham Festival 2023 latest news
Day 3 results in full
Seddon wins the Plate Handicap Chase
Envoi Allen wins the Ryanair Chase
Sire Du Berlais wins wins the Stayers’ Hurdle
Good Time Jonny wins the Pertemps
Stage Star wins the Turners Novice Chase
Day 3 results in full
17:52 , Matt Verri
Turners Novices’ Chase: Stage Star 15/2
Pertemps Network Final: Good Time Jonny 9/1
Ryanair Chase: Envoi Allen 13/2
Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle: Sire Du Berlais 33/1
Magners Plate: Seddon 20/1
Jack de Bromhead Mares Novices’ Hurdle: You Wear It Well 16/1
Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Chase: Angels Dawn 10/1
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1. Angels Dawn 10/1
2. Stumptown 7/2
3. Mr Incredible 4/1
4. Dunboyne 8/1
🥊 Angels Dawn vs Stumptown - thriller!
A game effort from the mare Angels Dawn who wins a cracking renewal of the Kim Muir for Sam Curling & Pa King to lead home at least a 1-2-3-4-5-6 for Ireland #CheltenhamFestival pic.twitter.com/Xy18V3biSx
— Racing TV (@RacingTV) March 16, 2023
Angels Dawn wins the Kim Muir Handicap Chase!
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Away in the Kim Muir!
5:30pm: Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Handicap Chase
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Mr Incredible 11/2
Angels Dawn 10/1
Royal Thief 16/1
Dr Kananga 16/1
Fontaine Collonges 18/1
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1 You Wear It Well 16/1
2 Magical Zoe 15/2
3 Halka Du Tabert 12/1
👏 Classy performance from You Wear It Well
G2 honours for @jamiesnowden & Gavin Sheehan who team up to land the Jack De Bromhead Mares' Novices' Hurdle #CheltenhamFestival pic.twitter.com/JA6fmQQnYo
— Racing TV (@RacingTV) March 16, 2023
You Wear It Well wins the Mares Novices’ Hurdle!
16:56 , Matt Verri
Three lengths clear, with Magical Zoe in second. There was no response from the field when You Wear It Well kicked for home.
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Away in the Jack De Bromhead Mares Novices’ Hurdle!
4:50pm: Mares Novices' Hurdles
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Luccia – 15/8
Lot of Joy – 4/1
Magical Zoe – 13/2
Princess Zoe – 7/1
Foxy Girl – 9/1
Halka Du Tabert – 11/1
You Wear It Well – 12/1
Nikini – 22/1
Under Control – 25/1
Jetara – 28/1
Ahorsewithnoname – 28/1
16:25 , Alex Young
Shakem Up'arry completed the podium in the day’s fifth race!
Plate Handicap Chase
16:20 , Alex Young
Another big winner as SEDDON wins the Plate Handicap Chase at 20/1!
Fugitif in at second, a photo for third.
16:14 , Alex Young
We’re off (eventually)!
16:07 , Alex Young
So Scottish as been the clear favourite all day for Plate Handicap Chase but now has company at the off with Datsalrightgino.
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Here’s our write up of day three so far.
15:55 , Alex Young
Up next is the Plate Handicap Chase.
15:44 , Alex Young
Here the confirmed podium.
1 Sire Du Berlais 33/1 M P Walsh
2 Dashel Drasher 40/1 Rex Dingle
3 Teahupoo 9/4 D N Russell
Stayers Hurdle result
15:37 , Alex Young
What a finish! SIRE DU BERLAIS wins the Stayers' Hurdle at 33/1!
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And we’re off!
Stayers Hurdle latest odds
15:26 , Alex Young
Our NAP is drifted slightly.
Blazing Khal 4/1
Gold Tweet 9/2
Home By The Lee 8/1
Flooring Porter 17/2
Klassical Dream 9/1
Paisley Park 25/1
Ashdale Bob 33/1
Sire Du Berlais 40/1
Henri Le Farceur 66/1
Dashel Drasher 80/1Underway in four minutes.
15:16 , Alex Young
So, the Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle.
A very competitive renewnal, with Blazing Khal, Teahupoo, Flooring Porter and Home By The Lee all tipped.
The latter is our NAP of the day.
15:10 , Alex Young
It’s the feature up next. Another surprise result to come?
Ryanair Chase result
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1 Envoi Allen 13/2 Rachael Blackmore
2 Shishkin 1/1 N de Boinville
3 Hitman 22/1 H Cobden
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The bookies are laughing today. Howling.
14:57 , Alex Young
A big mistake from Shiskin three out means ENVOI ALLEN wins the Ryanair Chase!
14:53 , Alex Young
Shishkin is looking a little shaky in the first half...
14:51 , Alex Young
They’re off in the Ryanair Chase!
14:38 , Alex Young
It’s all about Shiskin next.
The second supposed banker of the day, after Mighty Potter fluffed his lines.
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A stunning ride sees GOOD TIME JONNY come from nowhere to win the Pertemps!
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And they’re off!
Pertemps Network Final runners
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The money for Maxxum has been coming in all morning.
Walking On Air 8/1
Good Time Jonny 17/2
An Tailliur 10/1
Bosses Oscar 11/1
Moka De Vassy 12/1
Salvador Ziggy 16/1
Hector Javilex 16/1
The Changing Man 18/1
Captain Morgs 22/1
Mill Green 22/1
Level Neverending 22/1
Green Book 25/1
Bear Ghylls 25/1
Glimpse Of Gala 28/1
Itchy Feet 33/1
Brandy Mcqueen 50/1
Burrows Park 66/1
Risk And Roll 80/1
We’re off at 2.10pm. Odds from MyBettingSites.
13:51 , Alex Young
It’s a first Cheltenham winner for Harry Cobden since 2019!
“It’s lovely,” he tells ITV.
“I thought it was easy when I rode my first winner here at the age of 18. The second came quickly but since then it’s been a four-year drought.”
Turners Novice Chase
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A shock in the opener as STAGE STAR wins point to point!
Mighty Potter never got going and finishes third. Notlongtillmay a 40/1 shot as the runner-up.
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And we’re off!
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Davey Russell is out of retirement to ride Mighty Potter today - which perhaps speaks volumes.
13:26 , Alex Young
The first race, the Turners Novice Chase, is almost upon us.
Who's your pick?
Today’s biggest movers so far
13:22 , Alex Young
Appreciate It in the Turners Novice Chase has moved from 10/3 to 5/2 with just shy of 10 minutes until the off.
The only one to test Mighty Potter today, surely?
Mighty Potter the banker of the meet?
13:01 , Alex Young
Mighty Potter bids to extend his faultless chasing copybook and advertise his potential superstar quality when he goes for gold in the Turners Novices' Chase.
Gordon Elliott's six-year-old has won all three starts over the bigger obstacles and backed up his Drinmore success with another top-class victory in the Ladbrokes Novice Chase at the Dublin Racing Festival, accounting for Adamantly Chosen by eight and a half lengths.
That marked him out as a possible Gold Cup horse in the making, and Elliott is full of hope heading into his biggest test yet at Cheltenham on Thursday.
Elliott said: "I don't think you could be anything but impressed with him in Leopardstown - he looks the real thing. I loved how, coming by the line, he was only getting into top gear really.
"We won't start leaping up and down about him yet and we'll let him do the talking, but I wouldn't mind having a few more like him."
Rachael Blackmore on Envoi Allen
12:34 , Alex Young
Rachael Blackmore has three rides today. Here she is talking to Betfair about her first.
“I'm looking forward to riding Envoi Allen in the Ryanair Chase on Thursday. He ran no race in the King George at Kempton, it just wasn't his running, so you just have to put a line through that.
“He was very good in winning the Champion Chase at Down Royal in early November on his debut this season. That was over three miles, but this extended two-and-a-half-mile trip is probably perfect for him.
“Hopefully the ground won't be too soft, but we move to the New Course on Thursday, so that should help.
“He's in really good order at home, and I think that he has a good chance. He has won twice at Cheltenham, and we know that he has the ability.
Turner’s Novices Chase odds
12:05 , Alex Young
There’s a clear favourite for the first at 1.30pm.
Mighty Potter 8/11
Appreciate It 11/4
Stage Star 17/2
Balco Coastal 11/1
James Du Berlais 18/1
Unexpected Party 80/1
Weather and going update
11:41 , Alex Young
The wind is drying the course this morning after a warmer night. The ground is still soft, to good-to-soft, but that may well improve come show time.
Our NAP of the day
11:24 , Alex Young
This year's Festival should turn out to be a Cheltenham for the ages — and the quality remains sky-high on day three.
The feature Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle (3.30) is as deep a renewal as you are likely to see.
Flooring Porter is bidding to win this event for the third year running, yet there are three horses shorter than him in the betting, all Irish trained: Blazing Khal, Teahupoo and Home By The Lee.
The key to Teahupoo's chance may be the ground, the softer the better. It will be immaterial to the other Irish hopes and Home By The Lee, only sixth in the race last year but a better horse now, looks pretty bomb-proof each way.
Read our full day three tips here.
How to watch Cheltenham Festival
10:57 , Alex Young
TV channel: The only place to watch the Festival in its entirety is on Racing TV, which will broadcast all seven races on each day of the meeting. Racing TV is a subscription channel available through Sky and Virgin Media and online via website and app. Build-up coverage starts at 12.30pm every day and coverage concludes after the final race.
ITV will broadcast the first five races, with coverage beginning at 1pm every day.
Live stream: Racing TV subscribers can stream the action live via the website or app, or cast to their TV, while ITV viewers can do likewise via the ITVX website and app.
Live coverage: You can also follow all the action LIVE right here with us!
10:55 , Alex Young
First up, let's tell you about the horses which aren't racing today.
Two in the first, one in the second and two in the last.
1.30: Banbridge, Christopher Wood
2.10: Jet Of Magic
5.30: Chambard, One More Fleurie
Thursday's full race card
10:40 , Alex Young
1:30pm - Turners Novices’ Chase
2:10pm - Pertemps Final
2:50pm - Ryanair Chase
3:30pm - Stayers’ Hurdle
4:10pm - Plate Handicap Chase
4:50pm - Mares Novices’ Hurdle
5:30pm - Kim Muir Challenge Cup
10:39 , Alex Young
Good morning and welcome to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of day three at Cheltenham Festival.
We are halfway through one of the biggest weeks of the horse racing calendar, and punters will already be counting their winners as the bookies take a battering.
Today looks likely to follow the same path. Stick with us.