Today’s Horse Racing Odds: Thursday 17th March

We’re well into the Cheltenham Festival with day three set to play out on Thursday, March 17th, while there’s also action at Hexham, Down Royal, Southwell and Wolverhampton.

Prestbury Park is the first destination of the day when another seven races play out between 13:30 and 17:30.

Betfred is offering up an Extra Place in the 16:50 and a Super Extra Place, which pays out seven places, in the 14:10, 15:30, 16:10 and closer.

The action on St Patrick’s Day is headlined by the Ryanair Chase at 14:50 and the Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle at 15:30 – with the latter looking like one of the most open Championship contests of the entire week.

Paul Townend, who steered Energumene to Champion Chase glory on Wednesday, will look to strike again on board 8/13 Allaho in the Ryanair Chase for Willie Mullins.

Cheltenham Festival Betting Odds

Flooring Porter is the 4/1 favourite for the aforementioned wide-open Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle, while Champ (9/2), Klassical Dream (9/2) and Thyme Hill (9/2) are likely to be in the mix.

Hexham’s seven-race card gets underway at 13:45 and runs through to 17:45 with an Extra Place available in the 15:45 and 16:25.

There are a further seven races at Down Royal between 13:55 and 17:50 when Betfred offers up an Extra Place in the 14:35.

Southwell is the penultimate venue of the day when they go off on eight occasions from 16:20 and 20:15.

The All-Weather at Wolverhampton closes out Thursday’s racing action in the UK with six races between 18:00 and 20:30.

Today’s Horse Racing Odds