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Cheltenham Day 3 Betting 2021 - Thursday, March 18

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Cheltenham St. Patrick’s Day Bets

We’ve all heard the luck of the Irish, and thousands of those native to the country pack out Cheltenham on Day 3 as they look to try it across seven top-class races.

St Patrick’s Day celebrations will be held on March 18 at the 2021 Festival, with the standout races being the Ryanair Chase and the Stayers Hurdle

It’s always a busy day for the bookmakers and you can find all the best value odds and expert tips for St Patrick’s Day Cheltenham betting right here at

Cheltenham St Patrick’s Day 2021 – Races & Betting Odds


With a wealth of races to enjoy, including the Grade 1 Ryanair Steeple Chase and Stayers’ Hurdle, St Patrick’s Day never fails to enjoy at least one good payout to customers.

You can find all the races scheduled for Day 3 at Cheltenham above, alongside in-depth insight and St Patrick’s Day betting tips, the best offers and more.

We always work tirelessly to ensure you only receive the finest tips. Just click the race you wish to bet on and place your bets!

Cheltenham Day 3 Free Bets Offers

St Patrick’s Day is always a good day to enjoy free bets offered by the Irish brands. Paddy Power are always worth looking out for, but of course you’ll find dozens of other free bets and welcome bonuses from UK bookmakers too.

All the best Day 3 Cheltenham free bets can be found here, and not only can you sign up right here, you can see all the most important terms and conditions alongside info on how to sign up too.

Cheltenham St Patrick’s Day Betting Offers

The offers don’t stop at free bets and Cheltenham always has a plethora of offers, with brands doing their best to claim your custom.

You’ll find bookies paying out extra places, providing enhanced odds and offering plenty of money back or risk free specials.

We do our best to scour the most worthwhile Cheltenham promotions for Day 3 and you’ll find a full list of them below.

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Cheltenham Day 3 Betting 2021 – March 18, 2021

One of the busiest days of the racing year in both betting and attendance is St Patrick’s Day. You’ll find seven races across four hours, all of which are worth having a punt on.

1.30pm: The JLT Novices’ Chase

  • 2m abt 4F – Chase
  • 2020 Winner: Samcro – 4/1

A novice race over the middle distance and one where we have seen star performances in the past from horses that go on to contend the Ryanair Chase or Gold Cup in the future.

2.10pm: The Pertemps Network Final

  • Abt 3m – Hurdle
  • 2020 Winner: Sire Du Berlais – 10/1

A hugely competitive race where horses have to qualify in order to run, which can cause all sorts of handicapping problems. Always competitive, and always a race where we see at least one big gamble take place.

2.50pm: The Ryanair Steeple Chase

  • 2m abt 5F – Chase
  • 2020 Winner: Min 2/1

A race growing in stature every year, no longer the poor man’s Gold Cup. This race brings drama and offers horses who don’t get home in the Gold Cup somewhere they can aim for.

3.30pm: The Stayers’ Hurdle

  • Abt 3m – Hurdle
  • 2020 Winner: Lisnagar Oscar – 50/1

A huge surprise last year, and this season the staying hurdle division looks to be the most wide open of any we have. Plenty of clues will be picked up between now and March.

4.10pm: The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate

  • 2m abt 5F – Chase
  • 2020 Winner: Simply The Betts – 10/3

Look for plenty of old favourite handicappers in this event, alongside a sprinkling of unexposed youngsters which always make it a fascinating contest.

4.50pm: The Mares’ Novice Hurdle

  • 2m 1F – Hurdle
  • 2020 Winner: Concertista – 9/2

The Willie Mullins benefit rolls on, he’s won this race every single year so far and has had the first two home in the last two years, can he do it again in 2021?

5.30pm: The Kim Muir Handicap Chase

  • 3m abt 2F – Chase
  • 2020 Winner: Milan Native – 9/1

The day is rounded off by a competitive amateur riders race, always one where the big names from the amateur ranks are worth keeping a very close eye on.