Cheltenham Day 3 Preview

‘Faugheen’ fans are hoping the veteran reels back the years to claim a fairytale victory in this afternoon’s Stayers’ Hurdle, the feature race on Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival. The Willie Mullins trained 11 year old is the oldest of 18 runners, but is set to go off second favourite behind the heavily backed ‘Paisley Park.’ ‘Road To Respect’ ‘Footpad’ and ‘Monalee’ are vying for the favourites tag for the Ryanair Chase. The Grade One J-L-T Novices’ Chase opens the day’s proceedings at Prestbury Park at 1.30. George McDonagh previews the action…

Thursday Cheltenham Selections
1.30 Defi Du Seuil, Real Steel (e-w)
2.10 Sire Du Berlais, Champers On Ice (e-w)
2.50 Monalee, Coney Island (e-w)
3.30 Supasundae, Bacardys (e-w)
4.10 Kalondra, Eamon An Cnoic ( both e-w)
4.50 Santa Simona (NAP e-w) , Sinoria (e-w)
5.30 Any Second Now & Measureofmydreams (Both e-w)