Cheltenham Festival 2020: Day 3 (12th March)

A fantastic Day 2 at the Cheltenham Festival. 

Highlights: Champ pulled a victory out of the jaws of defeat and touched 599/1 in running on the exchanges before Gerraty mustered a finish to catch the leaders who tired in the final half-furlong. Quite incredible - especially if you bet on J P McManus' eight-year-old gelding. 

Tiger Roll showed his well-being when runner-up in the Cross Country Chase. Easyland travelled well and simply ran away with real gusto to give McManus and incredible day with four rude winners: Champ (4/1), Dame De Compagnie (5/1), Easyland (3/1) & Amarax (15/2).   

Going: Soft, good to soft in places

1:30 Cheltenham - Marsh Novices' Chase (Grade 1) (5yo+) 2m 4f

2:10 Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (5yo+) 3m

2:50 Ryanair Chase (Grade 1) (5yo+) 2m 41/2f

3:30 Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle (Grade 1) (4yo+) 3m

4:10 Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase (5yo+) 

4:50 Daylesford Mares' Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2)(4yo+) 2m 1f

5:30 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Amateur Riders' Handicap Chase (5yo+) 3m 2f

Take a look at Thursday's bloggers' reviews here:

Wayward Lad Blog - Thursday 

PG's Tips Blog - Thursday 

So how did the bloggers do on Wednesday? 

Wayward Lad: 

Black Tears went well at 12/1 and finished runner-up. Easyland ran out a lovely winner and advised at 7/2. 

PG's Tips: 

He didn't have any winners on the day.