The third day at the festival is St Patrick’s Day Thursday. The Irish contingent will be out in full force today, dancing and singing, and we’re here to help you do a winning jig of your own. There are just six races today, with the big race being the World Hurdle at 3.20pm.

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We have some little gems of knowledge that are worth a whole lot more than a four-leaf clover….

1.30pm – JLT Novices Chase

The stats:

  • In the combined 11 starts over fences prior to winning, the winners finished outside the top two just once
  • All three winners had run at least three times over fences
  • All three winners had either won or finished second in a grade one or grade two race

The bet:

Felix Younger at 7/2

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2.05pm – Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle

The stats:

  • Eight of the last 11 winners had won over three miles
  • Eight of the last 11 winners had run within the last 50 days
  • Eight of the last 10 winners carried 10-11 or less

The bet:

Pateese at 33/1

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4.00pm – Byrne Group Plate Handicap Chase

The stats:

  • 18 of the last 22 winners finished in the first four last time out
  • Five of the last nine winners started at 25/1 or more
  • Nine of the last 10 winners had run in the previous 42 days

The bet:

Sew On Target at 25/1

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