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Cheltenham Festival tips and best bets for day three

The Cheltenham Festival continues on Thursday and although there have been some poor results for punters so far, there have also been several very backable winners and Cheltenham Betting has already been amongst the winners on the first two days of the Cheltenham Festival. Get the full list of best bets for Cheltenham Festival Day Three here.

The feature race on Thursday is the World Hurdle and Big Bucks is aiming for an amazing fourth consecutive win in the race. He looks set to be the shortest price favourite of the entire week at Cheltenham and there is very little value here so take the second favourite Oscar Whisky each-way as an alternative. Oscar Whisky came third to Hurricane Fly in last year’s Champion Hurdle and seems to be relishing the extra distance this season and could even lower the colours of the great Big Bucks.

Another repeat Cheltenham Festival winner returning is Albertas Run in the Ryanair Chase but this year’s renewal could be a bit stronger than in previous years and it could be worth chancing one at big odds in this race. Realt Dubh is an interesting contender at 25/1, at the time of writing, he has plenty of good form from last season but hasn’t been seen on a racecourse this season due to some setbacks. The reports from the stable have been good on this one and you can chance race fitness when backing at odds like 25/1.

The Jewson’s Novices Chase is shaping up to be a strong race with Peddlers Cross a worthy favourite having run Hurricane Fly so close last season in the Champion Hurdle. However, the Cheltenham Betting tip for this race is in favour of third favourite, at the time of writing, Cristal Bonus. Paul Nicholls has made a good start to the Festival and he can taste success once again here with Cristal Bonus who has looked an absolute natural over fences in his two starts this year, both of which were won by wide margins.

There are two more big priced tips on Cheltenham Betting for Thursday and they run in the big handicaps on the day. The first big handicap on Thursday is the Pertemps Hurdle which looks an incredibly difficult race but a rewarding one if you find the winner. Cape Tribulation (20/1 at the time of writing) looks as good as any of the runners having won a grade two novice hurdle over this trip previously in his career and having been campaigned mostly over fences, we might just get a nice price about this one back over hurdles. The Kim Muir is the last race on the card on Thursday and Start Me Up could be one to follow in this race at 20/1. The selection was only narrowly beaten in a grade two novice chase last time out and looks well handicapped on his favoured good ground.

With Friday at the Cheltenham Festival, the card that includes the feature race of the entire week, the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Cheltenham Betting has all the tips and trends to help make it a profitable end to a great week. Click here for Cheltenham Gold Cup Tips.

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