Day three betting – The 2020 Cheltenham Festival at William HillDay 1: Champion Hurdle Day | Day 2: Ladies' Day | Day 4: Gold Cup Day | Cheltenham Festival
It's the JLT Novices' Chase that will get the third day of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival underway at 13:30, followed by the ultra-competitive Pertemps Final at 14:10.
The Stayers' Hurdle is the day's main race at 15:30. Paisley Park is the hot favourite to defend his crown having won the race impressively in 2019. He became just the second winning favourite in the last seven years.
The Stayers’ Hurdle is followed by the Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase at 16:10, the Mares' Novices' Hurdle at 16:50 and Kim Muir Chase last of all at 17:30.
What to bet on in the Stayers' Hurdle
The market for the 2020 Stayers' Hurdle is headed by Emma Lavelle’s 2019 winner Paisley Park, who won all five of his races last season.
He is the clear favourite for the Grade 1 contest. Leading rivals include If The Cap Fits, who won the Stayers’ Hurdle at Aintree, and Penhill, who won this race back in 2018.
See the 2019 St Patrick's Thursday winners and results again
It was a good day for owner JP McManus who had three winners, with Defi Du Seuil (JLT), Sire Du Berlais (Pertemps Final) and Any Second Now (Kim Muir) all emerging victorious.
Frodon was a memorable winner for Paul Nicholls and Bryony Frost. The seven-year-old gave her jockey a first Cheltenham Festival winner and Frost became the first female rider to win a Grade 1 over fences at the Cheltenham Festival.