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Cheltenham Festival day three tips – Win £160 betting through the card with Coral’s free bet offer

Our experts show readers how they can make £160 betting through the card on day three of the Cheltenham Festival using Coral’s free bet offer.

How to claim Coral’s special welcome offer:
  1. Open an account with Coral HERE
  2. Bet £5 or more on horse racing
  3. Get 4 X £5 free bets to use on the Cheltenham Festival

Leading bookmaker Coral are offering all new customers £20 in free bets when you bet just £5 on their horse racing markets. It means you have £20 in free bets to use for the 2018 Cheltenham Festival. Looking for the best way to spend your free bets? Our experts have suggested a way you can make over £160 betting through the day three card.

Bet 1

Willie Mullins claimed fourth victories on day three of last year’s Festival and it could be another bumper St Patricks Day for Ireland’s Champion Trainer. 

The sound of rain pelting the Cheltenham Festival turf will sound like music to Un De Sceaux’s ears, as he looks to retain the Ryanair crown. Mullins’ ten-year-old hasn’t been particularly impressive this season, but his pedigree cannot be ignored and only Sprinter Sacre has beaten Un De Sceaux at the Festival.

Rumours coming from Ireland is that favourite Laurina is working the house down in County Carlow. Willie Mullins’ charge looked mightily impressive when winning a Grade Three by 11 lengths and, when runner-up Alletrix won well at the Dublin Racing Festival, she was pushed into an odds-on price for the Mares’ Novices’.

Both currently sit on similar prices, but the double still offers decent value. A strong way to begin our through-the-card tip.

Bet 2 – Free Bet

It was hard though not to have been impressed by Nicky Henderson’s TERREFORT when that one got the better of subsequent Pendil Novices’ Chase winner Cyrname to win the Scilly Isles’ Novices’ Chase at Sandown, and the Martaline gelding ought to have plenty of improvement to come after just two UK chase starts.

A very useful chaser in France for Guillame Macaire, winning twice at Clairefontaine, he made a taking introduction at Huntingdon where he slammed a decent yardstick in Bentelimar by ten lengths; subseuquently thrust into the Grade One contest at Sandown, he travelled and jumped well throughout, and he dug deep to hold off Paul Nicholls’ rival to score by a neck, hinting that there was plenty more in the tank to come.

The pair went at it from a good way out, and for him to jump as well as he did under the pressure exerted by his rival suggests that he will thrive here where a premium will be put on solid jumping, and open to plenty of further improvement after just two starts he could well double his Grade One tally.

Soft and heavy ground hold no fears, as he won on heavy ground in France; while the ground at Sandown was also plenty soft enough, and he appeared to relish getting his toe into the groud. He is yet to experience quicker ground, but with the long-range forecast predicting plenty of rain ahead of the Festival, he ought not to be inconvenienced by the conditions underfoot which are unlikely to dry out significantly enough to pose concern.

Terrefort (left) beating Cyrname (right) to the Scily Isles crown. Isles crown.

Bet 3 – Free Bet

Gordon Elliott’s charge has been running consistently well on the handicap circuit over in Ireland this season, finishing inside the places on all three of his starts. The seven-year-old came within two lengths of winning over shorter trips at Naas and Navan. He was then stepped up to three miles at Leopardstown’s Christmas Festival, where he stayed on late in the day to finish third behind Cheltenham rival, Mine Now.

The fact he hasn’t managed to win so far this season is no hinderance when it comes to the Pertemps Final. The JP McManus-owned gelding won a 23 furlong maiden last season and there are no doubts about his ability to see out the trip. Glenloe ticks all the boxes when searching for a Pertemps winner and even qualified for the final in the same race Presenting Percy did before conquering all in the 2017 final. He should go close.

Bet 4 – Free Bet

The Stayers’ Hurdle looks wide open this year, and there are plenty holding solid claims; not least Supasundae and Sam Spinner. The latter in particular has looked a hugely progressive sort, beating a few potential rivals when claiming the Grade One Long Walk Hurdle.

However, YANWORTH stepped up on his disappointing Champion Hurdle run - subsequently disqualified - when beating Supasundae at Aintree; he has been campaigning with some success over fences this term, winning the Dipper Novices’ Chase; but returning to hurdles, he could have more to offer over three miles, and with a good record at this venue - the Champion Hurdle excluded - then he can make a winning return to timber.

Yanworth has been switched back to hurdling at the Cheltenham Festival.

Bet 5 – Free Bet

While there are many who hold each-way appeal, MISTER WHITAKER will make his Festival debut this year and it could be a day to remember for popular trainer, Mick Channon.

Channon’s six-year-old caught the eye when running on well to claim third in a strong Class Four at Fontwell, carrying a price of 40/1. Mister Whitaker then claimed a maiden victory over fences at Carlisle the following month and ran another strong race to cross the line closest to the rampant Hells Kitchen in another Class Three at Kempton.

There were many tipping Mister Whitaker to succeed on his Cheltenham debut in the Timeform on Trial’s Day. Adrien Heskin found a lovely rhythm near the front of the field and pulled clear in the closing staged to seal a superb victory. That course-and-distance winning form will stand him in excellent stead, as he aims to hand Channon a maiden Cheltenham Festival success.

Seeing as the stake is only £5, all of the bets above are straight win. If all four selections did mange to claim famous victories, your original £5 bet with Coral could earn you a whopping £162. A fantastic return for such a small investment!

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