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CHELTENHAM LIVE: Day three
Updated 6:02pm Thursday 14th March 2013 in Sport
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- Day three of Festival
- Swindon's Wayne Hutchinson pilots the Alan-King trained Smad Place to third in World Hurdle
- Tweet your tips and big wins using #racingadver
- Reporting by NED PAYNE
That concludes our coverage from Cheltenham for today. See the Adver tomorrow for pictures and reaction.
Big Shu (14-1) wins the Cross Country Handicap Chase. Second was Shakervilz while Outlaw Pete was third.
The start of the Cross-Country Handicap Chase has been delayed until 5.40pm. The injured JT McNamara was receiving treatment at the racecourse but has just been flown to hospital.
Same Difference wins it (16-1), Super Duty (11-2F) was edged out by a nose in second with Romanesco (8-1) third. Henderson's Prince of Pirates was nowhere near at the finish.
Photo finish. Nothing in it.
Henderson's charge Prince of Pirates is seventh early on.
The race is underway.
Not long until the Challenge Cup Handicap Chase begins. Just amateur jockeys in this one.
Two races left, starting with the Challenge Cup Handicap Chase. Henderson has one runner in this one and there is no local interst in the final race of the day, the cross country.
Paddy Brennan is to miss the entire Grand National meeting from April 4-6. He has been banned for nine days for misusing his whip at Cheltenham, piloting Captain Sunshine at the time.
Vino Griego (11-1) and Tartak (20-1) were second and third. Hunt Ball was fourth (8-1).
A surprise winner in Carrickboy (50-1),
No local interests up with the leaders as yet.
Away at the second time of asking.
The race has begun.
The runners and riders are out for the Byrne Group Plate.
The prizes for the World Hurdle are being handed out.
Hutchinson will be straight back out for the Byrne Group Plate shortly.
Solwhit (17-2) wins from Celestal Halo (40-1) and Smad Place (9-1), the latter piloted by Swindon's Wayne Hutchinson and trained by Barbury Castle handler Alan King. Reve de Sivola was fourth.
Smad Place seemed to steal third on the line.
Celestial Halo tries a charge, but Solwhit storms through late on to win it.
Bog Warrior appears a reluctant leader. No great pace as yet.
Smad Place settles into fifth.
And they're off.
Oscar Whisky is fancied by punters to deliver another triumph for Henderson (5-2F), taking over the mantle from four-time winner Big Buck's.
We're minutes away from the start of the World Hurdle here at Cheltenham.
The feature race of the day, the World Hurdle, is next. Local interest: Oscara Dara (David Bass for Nicky Henderson), Oscar Whisky (Barry Geraghty for Nicky Henderson), Smad Place (Wayne Hutchinson for Alan King).
Second-favourite Cue Card wins it by a way (7-2). First Lieutenant (2-1F) was second and For Non Stop was third (12-1). Riverside Theatre was never likely to win but finished fourth.
Riverside Theatre not in contention at this stage.
The race is underway.
Next is the Ryanair Chase, where Riverside Theatre runs for Henderson.
Bakbenscher and Top Of The Range were not in contention come the race for the finish. The former was seventh and the latter was 22nd.
Holywell (25-1) wins it. Captain Sunshine second (11-1), Jetson third (10-1) and Shutthefrontdoor fourth (6-1).
Bakbenscher off the pace as we approach the final two flights. About sixth or seventh.
Next up is the Pertemps Hurdle. Local interest: Bakbenscher (Wayne Hutchinson for Alan King), Top Of The Range (Barry Geraghty for Nicky Henderson).
The winner was Benefficient (20-1), second was Dynaste (11-8F), third was Changing Times (100-1), and fourth was Module (16-1).
Molotof faded badly in the second half of the race and was well out of contention.
Second-favourite Captain Conan looked set for third but fell back to fifth in the final stages.
Here comes Captain Conan!
Molotof second early on.
The Novices' Chase is underway.
Buttsy's Bankers win tips today: 1.30: Dynaste, 2.05: Jetson, 2.40: First Lieutenant, 3.20: Oscar Whiskey, 4.00: Hunt Ball, 440: No Secrets— @Buttsy9 14 March 2013
Local interest in the first race is: Captain Conan (Barry Geraghty for Nicky Henderson), Molotof (AP McCoy for Nicky Henderson).
The going today is good, good to soft in places.
Henderson has a couple of runners in the Novices' Chase, which are Captain Conan and Molotof, so look out for them.
The first race today is the Novices' Chase which begins at 1.30pm. The feature race is the World Hurdle, in which Coral Cup winner and Swindonian Wayne Hutchinson will compete aboard the Alan King-trained Smad Place.
Here we go with day three...