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Cheltenham Festival 2021 LIVE results: News, tips and racecards from Day Three racing today

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Cheltenham Festival 2021 LIVE results: News, tips and racecards from Day Three racing today

We’re over halfway through the meet as the action on the track continued to excite at The Greatest Show on Turf.

Day two saw Tiger Roll, well, roll back the years his the 11-year-old dual Grand National winner returned to his best form to storm to a fifth Cheltenham Festival victory and his third in the Glenfarclas Chase.

That was after Bob Olinger and Monkfish underlined their favourite tags by cleaning up earlier in the day. Heaven Help Us at 33-1 surprised many in the Coral Cup.

Today’s highlight is Paisley Park’s attempt to regain the Stayers’ Hurdle, first won in 2019 before a heart problem last year saw her finish seventh behind Lisnagar Oscar.

Hot favourite Envoi Allen is widely expected to kick off Thursday with a win in the opening Marsh Novices’ Chase. One punter has already pocketed £275,000 from a £5 accumulator bet after accepting a cash-out offer.

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Punter cashes out

You will have seen Paul Dean’s remarkable acca on the line ahead of today. He stood to win £511,000 if Envoi Allen at 4/9 won the first race.

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Well, he’s accepted Betfair’s improved cash-out offer of £275,000. Will he regret that?

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Race card today

Here’s the order of the day.

1.20pm: Marsh Novices’ Chase

1.55pm: Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle

3.05pm: Stayers’ Hurdle

3.40pm: Festival Plate Handicap Chase

4.15pm: Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle

4.50pm: Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase

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Good morning and welcome to Day Three of Cheltenham Festival!

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Thanks!

That’s our lot for day two. Thanks for reading and we’ll see you for day three!

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A superb ride from Rachael Blackmore, who was arguably on the second-best horse. She dictated a muddling pace and Kilcruit, ridden by Paul Townend, probably gave her too much rope. That takes her to three winners, with Willie Mullins on three and Henry de Bromhead on three.

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The first four in the betting here are Irish-trained, with Elle Est Belle (24-1) the shortest-price home hope.

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I hope you’re enjoying our coverage. I get the feel this bumper could be a bit special. I like Cool Jet at 50-1.

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That’s one back for the British. 10-3 at the moment. There’s 20 minutes to the last race. Kilcruit is a hot, hot favourite.

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Chelsea FC XI vs Man City: Predicted lineup, confirmed staff information and hottest injuries updates currently

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Man City XI vs Chelsea FC: Predicted lineup, confirmed team news, injury latest for Premier League

Kovacic’s thigh personal injury meant he was unable to deal with previous club Actual Madrid and will once again sit out this weekend.

“We nonetheless have just one extra teaching to go, but Kova is out regrettably even now,” Thomas Tuchel instructed reporters on Friday.

“We hope to carry him again perhaps for Arsenal [on Wednesday] and then with any luck , for Wembley. It will be restricted, even for Arsenal, but for tomorrow he is confident out. Every person else I consider is available.”

Tuchel has a great deal of possibilities, nevertheless, so Jorginho, Mason Mount and the imperious N’Golo Kante ought to continue in the center.

Cesar Azpilicueta is possible to make way soon after a further lung-busting show, that means Reece James will arrive in for a prospect to impress. The exact can be mentioned for Marcos Alonso to give Ben Chilwell a rest and Kurt Zouma likely changing Thiago Silva.

Timo Werner scored against Actual Madrid but may leave the attacking focal place to Kai Havertz, who is an additional who appears to be like reborn underneath Tuchel.

Chelsea predicted XI (4-3-3): Mendy James, Zouma, Rudiger, Alonso Jorginho, Kante Pulisic, Mount, Hudson-Odoi Havertz

Chelsea provisional squad: Arrizabalaga, Alonso, Christensen, Jorginho, Silva, Kante, Abraham, Pulisic, Werner, Caballero, Zouma, Mendy, Giroud, Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Chilwell, Ziyech, James, Azpilicueta, Havertz, Palmieri, Gilmour, Anjorin.

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