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Paddy Power Stayers Hurdle Tips - Cheltenham 2021

Stayers Hurdle 2021 Tips – Day 3, 15:30

The 2021 Stayers hurdle will see one of the most eagerly awaited clashes of the week, as old rivals Paisley Park and Thyme Hill are set to do battle over the stamina sapping 3m trip. The 2019 winner Paisley Park was a major disappointment at 4/6f in 2020, but there were valid excuses and he has returned as good as ever in two runs so far this winter (closely matched with the younger and progressive rival)

Best betting tips by Stephen Harris – Day 3, 15:30

Bets Horse Odds Bookmaker Stayers Hurdle Tips
#1 Thyme Hill   Read Preview here
#2 Paisley Park   Read Preview here

Odds may differ to current odds. Odds listed as at 12th March 2020



Stayers Hurdle 2021 Preview

Detailed race preview coming soon…


Stayers Hurdle 2021 Trends

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

Stayers Hurdle 2021 Betting Tips

Thyme Hill, Favourite #1 for Stephen Harris

Phillip Hobbs looked a champion in waiting when winning the Grade 2 Long Distance hurdle on his seasonal debut at Newbury, travelling strongly up the inner on arguably the worst of the ground, and finding plenty to fend off Paisley Park after the last. He lost nothing in defeat when touched off by his old rival in the Grade 1 Long Walk hurdle at Ascot on December 19th, arguably in front too soon and perhaps idling after the last to get pipped on the line. There is loads more improvement in the tank after just six career starts so far (four wins), and he has plenty of Cheltenham experience in the book.

Favourite Horse Odds Bookmaker Bet
#1 Thyme Hill BET

Odds may differ to current odds. Odds listed as at 12th March 2020


Paisley Park, Favourite #2 for Stephen Harris

Emma Lavelle’s former champion stayer suffered a heart fibrilation when disappointing at 4/6f in this race in 2020, but he has returned as good as ever this winter and seems sure to be very closely matched with old rival Thyme Hill again.

Favourite Horse Odds Bookmaker Bet
#2 Paisley Park BET

Odds may differ to current odds. Odds listed as at 12th March 2020



Stayers Hurdle Winners

A fascinating Grade 1 with a history dating back to 1912 where the winner raced for £100 of prize money, and one that always produces thrilling finishes up the hill at the end of a stamina sapping three miles. This division always produces champions who excel under the unique demands, with Big Bucks (four wins), Inglis Drever (three wins) and Barracouda (two wins) all becoming legends of the NH game in this prestigious prize.

Last 5 Stayers Hurlde Winners

Year Horses Jockey Trainer
2020 Lisnagar Oscar A Wedge R Curtis
2019 Paisley Park A Coleman E Lavelle
2018 Penhill  P Townend W Mullins
2017 Nichols Canyon R Walsh W Mullins
2016 Thistlecrack T Scudamore C Tizzard

Stayers Hurdle 2021 Race Conditions

Race Information
Location Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham England
Race Type Hurdle Race
Distance 3 miles
Age 4 yo+
Surface 11st 0lbs (4yo), 11st 10lbs (5yo+), 7lb allowance for fillies, mares

FAQs about the Stayers Hurdle race

Who will win the Stayers Hurdle?

Our racing expert Stephen Harris’ favourite for the Stayers Hurdle race is Thyme Hill. We invite you to read his preview to understand why Stephen has picked this horse.

What time is the Stayers Hurdle?

The Stayers Hurdle race will be the fourth race of day 3. The race start is scheduled for 15:30.

What day is the Stayers Hurdle race at Cheltenham festival 2021?

The Stayers Hurdle 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 Stayers Hurdle last year?

The 2020 Stayers Hurdle was won by Lisnagar Oscar.


Cheltenham Tips 2021, Tuesday 16th March, Day 1 Schedule & Selections

Time Cheltenham 2021 Tips
1:30 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Tips
2:10 Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Tips
2:50 Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase Tips
3:30 Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Tips
4:10 Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle Tips
4:50 Boodles Juvenile Handicap Tips
5:30 National Hunt Challenge Chase Tips

Cheltenham Tips 2021, Wednesday 17th March, Day 2 Schedule & Selections

Time Cheltenham 2021 Tips
1:30 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Tips
2:10 Festival Novices’ Chase Tips
2:50 Coral Cup Hurdle Tips
3:30 Queen Mother Champion Chase Tips
4:10 Glenfarcias Cross Country Chase Tips
4:50 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Tips
5:30 Weatherbys Champion Bumper Tips

Cheltenham Tips 2021, Thursday 18th March, Day 3 Schedule & Selections

Time Cheltenham 2021 Tips
1:30 Marsh Novices Chase Tips
2:10 Pertemps Network Final Tips
2:50 Ryanair Chase Tips
3:30 Paddy Power Stayers Hurdle Tips
4:10 Brown Advisory Stable Plate Tips
4:50 Daylesford Mares Novices Hurdle Tips
5:30 Kim Muir Challenge Cup Tips

Cheltenham Tips 2021, Friday 19th March, Day 4 Schedule & Selections

Time Cheltenham 2021 Tips
1:30 JCB Triumph Hurdle Tips
2:10 County Handicap Hurdle Tips
2:50 Albert Bartlett Novice’s Hurdle Tips
3:30 Cheltenham Gold Cup Tips
4:10 Foxhunter Steeple Chase Tips
4:50 Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase Tips
5:30 Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle Tips

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