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Cheltenham Festival 2016: From The Horse’s Mouth Day Three round-up

| 17.03.2016

Lee Gormley | March 17, 2016

The 2016 Cheltenham Festival continued with a thrilling day three with some top-class horse racing action coming from the World Hurdle and many others. Here’re the best Tweets and videos.

Here at Coral, we were ready for the action! Who did you have your money on?

This was the exciting order of play..

Not only was it day three of the Festival, but it’s also St Patrick’s Day! Many were hoping for the luck of the Irish in their selections..

The course was looking magnificent ahead of the JLT Novices’ Chase..

In the first race of the day, the legendary Ruby Walsh stormed to victory on Black Hercules, incredibly securing his 50th Festival win..

An amazing achievement for an amazing jockey..

Following that, in the Pertemps Network Final, Mall Dini (14/1) emerged with the win, ridden by Davy Russell, who had endured much annoyance in the previous race..

In the awaited Ryanair Chase, Irishman Walsh continued his fine streak, surging to first place on top of Vatour (evens) for a 51st Festival triumph..

Ireland were dominating on St Patrick’s Day and Willie Mullins was closing in on a half-century of Cheltenham Festival wins himself, with that winner taking him to 47..

Coral ambassador Tom Scudamore was the man on the favourite for the World Hurdle, Thistlecrack (odds-on 10/11), see what he said before saddling up..

And it was Scudamore that prevailed, delivering a top class showing on an imperious Thistlecrack..

It’s fair to say Scudamore enjoyed that!

The Brown Advisory Plate took centre stage next as the final televised race, with Johns Spirit (11/2) entering as the favourite but failing to make an impact as Empire of Dirt (16/1) prevailed..

Go on Colin, you may as well..

Mr Walsh capped off a truly remarkable day for himself and trainer Mullins by winning the inaugural Kim Muir Challenge Cup with favourite Limini..

An all-round spectacular day three at Cheltenham Festival! Did you enjoy a profitable day?

Make sure to rejoin us for day four, which of course means the big one, the Cheltenham Gold Cup!


Keep up to date with the 2016 Cheltenham Festival with our dedicated section.

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Lee Gormley

Lee joined the Coral team in 2014 after studying at Leeds Trinity University, having moved across the water from Ireland, and has plenty of industry experience from his time with various news outlets in both England and Northern Ireland. After graduating with a BA Honours degree in Sports Journalism, he has since become an important member of the talented sports desk, passionately covering boxing, football and snooker, among many other sports. Lee is also a massive Manchester United and Republic of Ireland fan, but curbs any bias during his work, and outside of his job can be found regularly taking part in sport himself, such as boxing, GAA and football.