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Paddy Power Plate Tips - Cheltenham 2021

Paddy Power Plate 2021 Tips – Day 3, 15:40

One of the trickiest handicaps to solve, with formlines in handicaps from Britain and Ireland extremely hard to compare, and a huge field meaning that luck in running plays a big part. The betting is wide open at the moment, with the bookmakers offering 10/1 the field, and perhaps Dan Skelton’s Spiritofthegames making the most appeal at around the 25/1 mark.

Best betting tips by Stephen Harris – Day 3, 15:40

Value Bets Horse Odds Bookmaker Brown Advisory Plate Tips
#1 Farcias Read Preview here
#2 A Wave of the Sea   Read Preview here

Odds may differ to current odds. Odds listed as at 18th March 2021


Paddy Power Plate Hurdle 2021 Preview

A Grade 3 handicap over 2m4f that is another fiendishly difficult prize for punters to try and unravel. The bookmakers offer “6/1 the field” at the moment, with the Irish raider Farclas currently at the head of the market after a very encouraging fourth at Leopardstown in February.

He is unexposed after just six runs over fences, and showed these undulations held no fears when winning the 2018 Triumph hurdle under Jack Kennedy. Perhaps better value may lie with Dan Skelton’s Spiritofthegames, who has plenty of excellent placed form in top handicaps this winter and is sure to be ridden patiently from out the heat of what seems sure to be a blistering gallop from the tape.


Paddy Power Plate 2021 Trends

  • 8 of the last 12 winners were 6, 7 or 8 years of age
  • 4 of the last 12 winners won on their last race prior to Cheltenham
  • 9 of the last 12 winners had raced at least 1 time previously at Cheltenham
  • 10 of the last 12 winners had raced at least 5 times over hurdles

Paddy Power Plate Hurdle 2021 Betting Tips

Farcias, Favourite #1 for Stephen Harris

This Eire raider has shaped really well in three competitive handicaps since returning from 522 days off this winter, and has been laid out for this prize by his astute connections.

Tip stakes (out of 5): 1

Favourite Horse Odds Bookmaker Bet
#1 Farcias BET

Odds may differ to current odds. Odds listed as at 18th March 2021


A Wave o the Sea, Favourite #2 for Stephen Harris

This unexposed young chaser is completely unexposed after just six runs over fences so far, and showed a terrific attitude to win narrowly at Leopardstown in February. He should relish this stiffer test of stamina at 2m4f, and has attractd very warm cash from the right faces in the last week.

Tip stakes (out of 5): 1

Favourite Horse Odds Bookmaker Bet
#2 A Wave of the Sea BET

Odds may differ to current odds. Odds listed as at 18th March 2021



Paddy Power Plate Hurdle Winners

Originally known as the Mildmay of Flete handicap chase, this has had various names and sponsors over the years, and always produces a cracking contest of some of the best handicappers in training. In 2020 Simply the Betts ran out a very game winner under the excellent Gavin Sheehan, justifying a hefty public gamble down to favouritism on the day.

Last 5 Paddy Power Plate Winners

Year Horses Jockey Trainer
2020 Simply the Betts G Sheehan H Wittington
2019 Siruh Du Lac L Kelly N Williams
2018 The Storyteller  D Russell G Elliot
2017 Road To Respect B Cooper N Meade
2016 Empire of Dirt  C Murphy B Cooper

Paddy Power Festival Plate Hurdle Race 2021 Conditions

Race Information
Location Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham England
Race Type Chase
Distance 2 Miles 4 1/2 Furlongs
Age 5 yo+
Weight Handicap

FAQs about the Paddy Power Plate race

Who will win the Paddy Power Plate?

Our racing expert Stephen Harris’ favourite for the Paddy Power Plate race is Spiritofthegames. We invite you to read his preview to understand why Stephen has picked this horse.

What time is the Paddy Power Plate?

The Paddy Power Plate race will be the fifth race of day 3. The race start is scheduled for 15:40.

What day is the Paddy Power Plate race at Cheltenham festival 2021?

The Paddy Power Plate race will take place on the third day of the Cheltenham Festival (Day 3 – St Patricks Day), Thursday 18th of March 2021.

Who won the Paddy Power Plate last year?

The 2020 Paddy Power Plate was won by Simply the Betts.


Cheltenham Betting Tips 2021, Tuesday 16th March, Day 1 Race Cards & Selections

Time Cheltenham 2021 Tips
1:20 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Tips
1:55 Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Tips
2:30 Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase Tips
3:05 Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Tips
3:40 Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle Tips
4:15 Boodles Juvenile Handicap Tips
4:50 National Hunt Challenge Chase Tips

Cheltenham Betting Tips 2021, Wednesday 17th March, Day 2 Race Cards & Selections

Time Cheltenham 2021 Tips
1:20 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Tips
1:55 Festival Novices’ Chase Tips
2:30 Coral Cup Hurdle Tips
3:05 Queen Mother Champion Chase Tips
3:40 Glenfarcias Cross Country Chase Tips
4:15 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Tips
4:50 Weatherbys Champion Bumper Tips

Cheltenham Betting Tips 2021, Thursday 18th March, Day 3 Race Cards & Selections

Time Cheltenham 2021 Tips
1:20 Marsh Novices Chase Tips
1:55 Pertemps Network Final Tips
2:30 Ryanair Chase Tips
3:05 Paddy Power Stayers Hurdle Tips
3:40 Paddy Power Plate Tips
4:15 Daylesford Mares Novices Hurdle Tips
4:50 Kim Muir Challenge Cup Tips

Cheltenham Betting Tips 2021, Friday 19th March, Day 4 Race Cards & Selections

Time Cheltenham 2021 Tips
1:20 JCB Triumph Hurdle Tips
1:55 County Handicap Hurdle Tips
2:30 Albert Bartlett Novice’s Hurdle Tips
3:05 Cheltenham Gold Cup Tips
3:40 Foxhunter Steeple Chase Tips
4:15 Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase Tips
4:50 Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle Tips

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