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horse-racing | Thursday, March 16, 2023 1:00 AM (Revised at: Tuesday, March 14, 2023 2:57 PM)

Thursday’s Horse Racing Tips: Cheltenham, March 16th

Thursday’s Horse Racing Tips: Cheltenham, March 16th
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Today’s Horse Racing Tips – March 16th

The Grade 1 Turners Novice Chase gets things underway on Thursday at the 2023 Cheltenham Festival, run over 2m4f on the new course and it has proven a popular addition to the program since 2011. Ireland have dominated the prize, with just Nicky Henderson and Phillip Hobbs (with one winner each) breaking the stranglehold on proceedings in twelve runnings of the race. This provides a good opening for young horses who may be just below top class, and novices like Samcro (2020) and Yorkhill (2017) have been roared home by the legions of Irish punters.

There are supporting cards at Hexham over jumps, and all-weather fixtures at Chelmsford and Southwell to keep punters busy through to the evening.

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Today’s Daily Nap

Blue Lord

Cheltenham 2:50 (UK time)

Willie Mullins chaser was well below par when turned over at 1/4f at Leopardstown in February, onepaced from the hometurn behind the frontrunning Gentlemen du Mee. He has long shaped as though the intermediate trip in the Ryanair would suit ideally, and the absence of Allaho through injury has surely paved the way for a realistic tilt at this prize. His main rival and short priced 4/5f is Nicky Henderson’s Shiskin, but he is far from certain to back up his return to form at Ascot last time out.

Odds: NA

Today’s Value Angle

Midnight River

Cheltenham 4:10 (UK time)

Dan Skelton has a really good record in the festival handicaps over the years, and his course specialist seems sure to give his running again with conditions to suit. He has won 3 of his 7 starts over fences so far, and comes into this freshened up since winning a valuable prize here on New Years Day. A career high mark obviously demands more, but decent ground clearly suits and he can pounce late up the hill under regular rider Harry Skelton.

Odds: NA

Odds are best odds available as at 2am March 16th 2023. Odds may now differ.

Yesterday’s Horse Racing Tips – Wednesday, March 15th

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