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Cheltenham Festival 2024 LIVE! Results, day 3 updates as Inothewayurthinkin wins Kim Muir Challenge Cup

Cheltenham Festival 2024 LIVE!

The action continues at Prestbury Park with a bumper St Patrick’s Thursday schedule at horse racing’s most famous Jumps meet. There are two feature races on the card this afternoon, with Envoi Allen first going for back-to-back victories in the Ryanair Chase for Henry De Bromhead before the running of an intriguing Stayers' Hurdle.

Teahupoo has become the clear favourite for Gordon Elliott, though an impressive field also includes the likes of stablemate Sire Du Berlais, the defending champion, plus the Willie Mullins-trained Sir Gerhard and other former winners including Flooring Porter and Paisley Park. Mullins is out for yet more success after yesterday reaching the huge milestone of 100 Cheltenham winners after Jasmin De Vaux provided his 13th of the week already in the Weatherbys Champion Bumper.

Elsewhere on day 3, we’ve got the Turners Novices' Chase, Pertemps Final, Festival Plate, Mares Novices' Hurdle and Kim Muir Challenge Cup all coming up. Follow all the drama, results and latest tips from the 2024 Cheltenham Festival LIVE below!

Cheltenham Festival 2024 latest news

  • Inothewayurthinkin wins Kim Muir Challenge Cup

  • Golden Ace wins Mares Novices’ Hurdle

  • Shakem Uparry wins Magners Plate

  • Teahupoo wins Stayers' Hurdle!

  • Grey Dawning wins Tuner Novices Chase

  • Monmiral wins Pertemps Network Final

  • Protektorat wins Ryanair Chase

See you tomorrow

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So, that’s all for day three at the Festival.

Tomorrow, the final day, is headlined by the Gold Cup. You can read our tips here.

Kim Muir Challenge Cup result

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1 Inothewayurthinkin 13/8 Derek O'Connor

2 Git Maker 28/1 William Biddick

3 Whacker Clan 17/2 John Gleeson

4 Where It All Began 8/1 Barry O'Neill

Kim Muir Challenge Cup result!

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Inothewayurthinkin wins by eight-plus lengths! Remarkable final two fences!

Kim Muir Challenge Cup

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Rapper is down!

Kim Muir Challenge Cup

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Entering the final lap and Inothewayurthinkin is dead last! Still a long way to go.

Kim Muir Challenge Cup

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Up and running!

Kim Muir Challenge Cup

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Right, almost time. 22 runners and the rain is starting to fall.

Inothewayurthinkin is 13/8 at the off.

Kim Muir Challenge Cup odds

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Inothewayurthinkin: 2/1

Daily Present: 5/1

Whacker Clan: 6/1

Where It All Began: 15/2

Bowtogreatness: 10/1

Angels Dawn: 12/1

Cool Survivor: 14/1

Git Maker: 16/1

Chavez: 18/1

Dom Of Mary: 20/1

Rapper: 22/1

Cloudy Glen: 25/1

Demnat: 33/1

Celebre Dallen: 35/1

City Chief: 35/1

Annual Invictus: 40/1

Fakir Dalene: 40/1

A Wave Of The Sea: 50/1

50/1, odds subject to change.

Kim Muir Challenge Cup

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Tip - Where It All Began E/W

The eight-year-old Gordon Elliott-trained gelding Where It All Began won a valuable listed race at Punchestown on February 18.

The conditions were testing that day but he showed great stamina and ability to deal with the heavy going, so even if some more rain falls today it will be to his advantage.

He has been upped 12lbs in the handicap as a result of the last win but this tenacious horse can defy that to remain in the fray for at least a place.

Mares Novices’ Hurdle result

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1 Golden Ace 10/1

2 Brighterdaysahead 5/6

3 Birdie Or Bust 10/1

4 Jade De Grudy 2/1

Mares Novices’ Hurdle

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Underway!

Mares Novices’ Hurdle

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Tip - Brighterdaysahead

Brighterdaysahead was highly impressive in bumpers last season, taking home €59,000 for his win at Fairyhouse on April 9.

The five-year-old mare has continued her outstanding form into this season, remaining undefeated after three hurdle outings - the last at Navan on February 11.

She relishes heavy conditions so the heavier the better for the selection. She has tidied up her lack of fluency in her hurdles debut and will look to sit just in behind the leaders and come by in the home straight. The only downside is she's likely to be very short odds.

Jack de Bromhead Mares Novices’ Hurdle odds

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Brighterdaysahead: 4/5

Jade De Grugy: 7/4

Golden Ace: 7/1

Birdie Or Bust: 10/1

Majestic Force: 28/1

Mollys Mango: 40/1

Titanium Moon: 66/1

Victoria Milano: 125/1

Odds subject to change.

Magners Plate

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If Sir Alex Ferguson can do it, so can Harry Redknapp! Two big-name winners at Cheltenham Festival today.

Magners Plate result

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1 Shakem Uparry 8/1

2 Crebilly 7/2

3 Straw Fan Jack 28/1

4 Life In The Park 28/1

Shakem Uparry wins!

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Ben joins wins the Magners Plate for Harry Redknapp!

Magners Plate

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Riaan and Saint Felicien take a tumble three out!

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Theatre Man falls at the second! The market leader takes a tumble.

Magners Plate

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After two false starts... we’re off!

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This one is as open as they come. Theatre Man leads the market for a small yard. Seconds away.

Magners Plate odds

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Theatre Man: 16/5

Crebilly: 10/3

Shakem Uparry: 11/2

Saint Felicien: 7/1

Arctic Bresil: 9/1

Il Ridoto: 12/1

James Du Berlais: 16/1

In Excelsis Deo: 16/1

Riaan: 20/1

Glengouly: 25/1

Frero Banbou: 25/1

25/1 bar, odds subject to change.

Paisley Park retires

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A Cheltenham goodbye to a legend...

Relief for Jack Kennedy!

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The jockey speaks after Stayers’ Hurdle glory

The Irish roar

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They’ve had to wait for a winner today but the Irish were able to roar after the Stayers’ Hurdle on St Patrick’s Day.

Stayers' Hurdle

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Excellent ride from Jack Kennedy

Stayers' Hurdle

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A late surge from Jack Kennedy on Teahupoo beats Flooring Porter to Stayers’ Hurdle glory!

Stayers' Hurdle

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Teahupoo now poised to challenge!

Stayers' Hurdle

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2 to go. Flooring Porter keeping a nice steady lead. Asterion Forlong in second.

Stayers' Hurdle

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Passing the halfway mark with Flooring Porter now in the lead.

Stayers' Hurdle

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Flooring Porter behind Asterion Forlong, with Noble Yeats in third.

Stayers' Hurdle

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Noble Yeats flies out the traps but Asterion Forlonge quickly claims the lead.

Stayers' Hurdle

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And they’re off!

Stayers' Hurdle

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Horses in formation nice and early here.

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Gearing up for the Stayers’ Hurdle!

A football legend has a good day!

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Two winners in about 40 minutes for Sir Alex!

Stayers' Hurdle Odds

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Teahupoo – 13/8

Crambo – 13/2

Noble Yeats – 13/2

Sir Gerhard – 13/2

Sire Du Berlais – 8/1

Flooring Porter – 10/1

Paisley Park - 16/1

Home By The Lee – 18/1

Dashel Drasher – 28/1

Asterion Forlonge – 33/1

Buddy One – 50/1

Janidil – 80/1

Odds via Betway

What a moment

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The Skeltons are in dreamland!

Ryanair chase

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How it all unfolded...

Ryanair Chase

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Protektorat wins, Envoi Allen second and Conflated third.

Ryanair Chase

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It’s another win for the Skeltons as Protektorat wins it late on!

Ryanair chase

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Envoi Allen pressing for the lead!

Ryanair Chase

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2 to go. Stage Star still in the lead.

Ryanair Chase

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If you’ve backed Fugitive, look away now.

Ryanair Chase

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Ahoy Senor in second. 6 to go.

Ryanair Chase

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10 to go. Stage Star still in the lead as Harry Cobden looks for back-to-back winners.

Ryanair Chase

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Away we go! Stage Star wins the early battle for the lead.

Ryanair Chase

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ITV pundit Ruby Walsh is not looking past Envoi Allen despite some recent doubts.

Henry de Bromhead is also confident a lack of outings won’t be a concern.

"He seems in mighty form, we're happy with him, so fingers crossed," says De Bromhead.

"I'm not at all worried that he hasn't run since Down Royal; he's fit andwell, he's worked well and he runs well fresh."

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How Cobden won the Pertemps Network Final...

Harry Cobden to ITV Sport

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“I can't believe this horse has won that.

"I ticked the box this morning and he was 25-1. I thought he should be 125-1.

"Shows what I know!"

Pertemps Network Final

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It would be fair to say Harry Cobden did not expect that...

What a finish!

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Out of nowhere!

Pertemps Network Final

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Monmiral wins! Timed to perfection to beat Kyntara. Biggest winner of the week so far at 25-1.

Pertemps Network Final

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1 more hurdle to go! Kyntara still in the lead.

Pertemps Network Final

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2 hurdles to go, Kynatara pushing Flight Deck all the way. Priarie Dancer has lost ground.

Pertemps Network Final

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Bold Endeavour moving back on in the inside with Flight Deck into the lead.

Pertemps Network Final

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Kyntara now moves to the front of the pack alongside Prairie Dancer, Flight Deck in third.

Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle

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Prairie Dancer and Bold Endeavour into the lead

Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle

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After a false start, we’re off!

Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle

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A bit of a shower at Cheltenham as the jockeys make their way out.

Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle

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22 runners in the second race of the day after a fantastic start to St Patrick’s Day at Cheltenham.

Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle: Cheltenham Festival 2024 tip

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Tip from Betway ambassador Katie Walsh: “Dad [Ted Walsh] runs Gaoth Chuil 15/2 in the Pertemps (14:10). This has been her target since she won the qualifier at Christmas. She was unlucky and ran really well when second at the Dublin Racing Festival last month and, personally, I wouldn’t swap her for anything else”

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Lovely stuff for the Skeltons.

Harry Skelton to ITV Sport

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"Magic,” said the winning jockey.

“Thank you Cheltenham, these people make it special.

"He was great today. Dan got the right race, there was a long discussion about it.

"Everything went perfect. He pinged down over the last two. He's a really good horse."

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What a start

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The first race of the day did not disappoint!

Turner Novices Chase

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1. Grey Dawning

2. Ginny’s Destiny

3 Djelo

Turner Novices Chase

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Facile Vega has too much to do as Grey Dawning nabs the lead!

Turner Novices Chase

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Eight fences to go and Ginny’s Destiny still has the lead. Grey Dawning closing the gap.

Turner Novices Chase

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Ginny’s Destiny leads the way, Grey Dawning and Djelo just behind.

Turner Novices Chase

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Away we go!

Turner Novices Chase: Cheltenham Festival 2024 tip

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Tip: Ruby Walsh told Paddy Power: “I’m not going to desert FACILE VEGA. The way Willie Mullins turned around Gaelic Warrior shows you can’t go against his runners”

GOLDEN MILLER NOVICES’ CHASE

Facile Vega – 2/1

Grey Dawning – 9/4

Ginnys Destiny – 5/1

Iroko – 7/1

Zanahiyr – 10/1

Letsbeclearaboutit – 16/1

Sharjah – 22/1

Djelo – 28/1

Colonel Harry - 40/1

Le Patron - 80/1

Jamaico – 100/1

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A new King of Cheltenham

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Quite the achievement!

Famous faces keep piling in

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Stars from around the world of sport are piling in

Turners Novices’ Chase

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Vecile Vega – 11/5

Grey Dawning – 5/2

Ginny’s Destiny – 5/1

Iroko – 13/2

Zanahyir – 9/1

Letsbeclearaboutit – 14/1

Sharjah – 22/1

Djelo – 25/1

Colonel Henry – 40/1

Le Patron – 80/1

Jamaico – 100/1

Odds via Betway

Gavin Sheehan interview: 'Snowball effect' behind superb season as jockey eyes further Cheltenham glory

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Gavin Sheehan has been just about the rider of the British National Hunt season thus far, but anyone coming to this piece in search of the great secret to his upturn will be quickly disappointed.

“I presume people want to know that I'm going down to the gym more and doing more stuff, or whatever - but it’s not,” he tells Standard Sport. “I wouldn’t say everything’s clicked. As a jockey, you just need to get on the right horses and this year I’ve certainly got on more of them.”

Read the full interview here!

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Cheltenham Festival 2024 runners today

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1.30pm: Turners Novices’ Choice - Facile Vega, Grey Dawning, Ginny’s Destiny, Iroko, Zanahiyr, Letsbeclearaboutit

2.10pm - Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle - Cuthbert Dibble, Le Milos, Cleatus Poolaw, Icare Allen, Gaoth Chuil

2.50pm - Ryanair Chase - Envoi Allen, Banbridge, Stage Star, Conflated, Protekorat, Capodanno

3.30pm - Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle - Teahupo, Sir Gerhard, Noble Yeats, Crambo, Sire Du Berlais, Flooring Porter

4.10pm - TrustATrader Plate Handicap Chase - Theatre Man, Crebillly, Saint Felcien, Arctic Bresil, Shakem Up’arry In Excelis Duo

4.50pm - Ryanair Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle - Brighterdaysahead, Jade De Grugy, Birdie Or Bust, Golden Ace, Majestic Force, Mollys Mango

5.30pm - Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Amateur Jockeys' Handicap Chase - Inonthewayurthinkin, Where It All Began, Whacker Clan, Daily Present, Angels Dawn, Amirite

More from Nicky Henderson

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An unfortunate start to the day

Famous faces and party atmosphere out for St Patrick's Day

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What a day we’ve got in store!

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Prestbury Cup

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As expected, the Irish lead the way in the Prestbury Cup.

They hold a 10-3 lead over Great Britain.

Triumph Hurdle favourite Sir Gino ruled out by Nicky Henderson

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Sir Gino, the long-time ante-post favourite for the JCB Triumph Hurdle, has been declared a non-runner on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival.

His absence is the latest blow for trainer Nicky Henderson, who has endured a trying week with four of his five runners on Tuesday pulled up, as well as Jingko Blue in Wednesday's Gallagher Novices' Hurdle.

Having already taken Shishkin out of the Gold Cup and Jonbon out of the Champion Chase, with Constitution Hill ruled out of the Champion Hurdle last week, Henderson's biggest hope of the Festival now joins them on the sidelines.

Albert Bartlett contender Shanagh Bob has also been withdrawn and the Seven Barrows team will try to get their stars back on song for Aintree or Punchestown.

In a statement on X, Henderson said: "Very sadly we have had to make a very tough decision which is not to run Sir Gino in the Triumph Hurdle tomorrow and the same applies to Shanagh Bob in the Albert Bartlett.

"Both horses appear to be in great shape but we cannot ignore the performance of all our horses throughout this week and indeed last week as well and we feel it would be crazy to chance it with two very high class young horses with their lives in front of them.

"Joe Donnelly who owns both of these as well as Shishkin has been incredibly supportive as have all our owners as well as the media and indeed racing as a whole, and we appreciate that enormously.

"We are very much looking forward to hopefully Aintree and Punchestown as soon as we get the team back to normal."

Cheltenham day 3 tips: Paul O'Brien's best bets including Stayers' Hurdle and Ryanair Chase

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The Cheltenham Festival continues today with another bumper afternoon of action.

There are seven races in total on the schedule for St Patrick’s Thursday at Prestbury Park, including two feature events in the Ryanair Chase and the Stayers’ Hurdle.

Here, horse racing expert Paul O’Brien offers his best tips and bets for day 3 at Cheltenham.

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Cheltenham Festival 2024: Ticket sales latest

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ITV’s panel discuss whether or not the festival has lost its aura...

Dysart Enos is out of the Ryanair Mares' Novices' Hurdle

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Bad news from Fergal O’Brein this morning

How Willie Mullins made history

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An historic day at Cheltenham on Wednesday!

Willie Mullins reacts to remarkable achievement

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Willie Mullins reached the 100-winner mark at Cheltenham on Wednesday after Jasmin De Daux, ridden by Patrick Mullins, won the Weatherbys Champion Bumper.

"It's a wonderful day, it's fantastic. As much I enjoy what's happening, I think of my colleague and fellow trainer Nicky Henderson and what's happened with his yard this week," Mullins said.

"That's always a worry that we have in the two or three weeks coming up to Cheltenham, that something will come in and bite you from outside. As much as we're enjoying it, I don't know how he must be feeling.

"You want competition and it must be gutting for him. You'd like good opposition to have fun with because I'm sure he would have beaten us a few times this week."

He went on: "I thought my lifetime achievement was when I had a winner here in Cheltenham in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle back in 1995 and who ever dreamt any trainer, never mind me, could do it .

"The team of owners we have help and I can't train winners without a team of owners who have horses and then the team from my wife Jackie, to David Casey, Patrick, Ruby (Walsh), all our head people, it's huge for them. I think they are probably going to enjoy it more than I will. It's extraordinary stuff."

Paying tribute to his son, Mullins said: "For Patrick to do it makes it very special and to do it for one of my biggest owners (Simon Munir and Isaac Souede).

"The team of owners we have make the job what it is, I can't do it without them. They all praise each other when they have a winner and share in each other's disappointment. Without owners I wouldn't be here, none of us would, it's their sport.

"I was really pleased that Patrick was the one to do it because I wasn't sure he was on the right one but he was spot on and I was wrong.

"I'm just delighted, I wouldn't say emotional. When I started out I didn't think anyone would ever train 100 Cheltenham winners and I certainly didn't think it would be me.

"People were saying I should have done it last year!"

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Going update

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The latest from the racecourse...

Cheltenham Festival: Recap of day two

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The Cross Country Chase was abandoned at the Cheltenham Festival, denying Delta Work a shot at a third victory.

An early morning inspection took place, after 11mm of rainfall on Tuesday, and officials said there had been “no improvement” to conditions.

The Cross Country Chase is run on a different course to the other races at the Festival. With areas of the course deemed “unraceable”, and further rain expected over the next couple of days, the decision was made not to reschedule for Friday, as was initially suggested.

Delta Work has won the Cross Country Chase in each of the last two years and was favourite to match Tiger Roll’s record tally of three victories in the race.

Read our recap in full here!

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Cheltenham Festival day three: How to watch meeting

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The meeting will be broadcast for free on ITV1, but only subscription channel Racing TV will show all 28 races of the festival.

For more information on TV channels, free live streams and where to watch, click here.

Cheltenham Festival 2024 day three: Weather and going update

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According to the MetOffice, the meeting is set to be a largely dry and fairly warm few days. Highs of 13C and lows of 4Cs across the week.

With sunny intervals and a gentle breeze for the first three days, Friday is currently predicted to see light rain.

Cheltenham Festival tips: Johnny Ward's best bets for day 3 including Stayers' Hurdle shock

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It has been a gruelling, rain-soaked Cheltenham so far, and there will be no hiding place for the runners in Thursday’s feature Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle (3.30).

If there is a future star in this division, it is likely Teahupoo — and his stellar performance so far was when winning the Galmoy at Gowran as a prep for this last year, when the ground was testing. He was, arguably, unlucky here 12 months ago and his chance is obvious.

Read our tips in full here!

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Cheltenham Festival 2024: Day three racecard

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1.30pm: Turners Novices’

2.10pm: Pertemps Network Final

2.50pm: Ryanair Steeple Chase

3.30pm: Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle

4.10pm: Magners Plate

4.50pm: Jack de Bromhead Mares Novices’ Hurdle

5.30pm: Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup

Cheltenham Festival - day 3 LIVE coverage

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Good morning and welcome to Standard Sport’s latest live coverage of the 2024 Cheltenham Festival.

It’s been a memorable week so far at Prestbury Park and St Patrick’s Thursday should be no different with another bumper day of racing action ahead.

We’ve got a full seven races on the schedule today after the bad weather forced the abandonment of the Cross Country Chase on Wednesday, with the Ryanair Chase and Stayers' Hurdle the feature double.

Willie Mullins is out for more success after 13 winners for the week already took him to a total of 100 at Cheltenham in his illustrious career.

Follow live updates from day 3 at the Cheltenham Festival, including schedule, tips, odds, results and more, plus the latest weather and going update from the course.

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