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CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL DAY 3 | Three Value Picks to consider

The team have made three nicely-priced selections for the third day of the Cheltenham Festival

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2AR1AEC Paisley Park ridden by Aidan Coleman before the galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle during Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham Racecourse.

With the rain causing havoc on day two, punters are digging through the cards in hope of finding some soft ground form for the third day of the Cheltenham Festival.

There are another seven races on offer for punters, starting with the Turners’ Novices Chase at 1:30 and concluding with the Kim Muir at 5:30.

The team have taken a look through the card, in hope of finding some nicely-priced selections for Thursday.

Here are the three value picks for the third day of the Cheltenham Festival.

PAISLEY PARK – 3:30 CHELTENHAM (8/1)

The former king of the staying hurdler division, Paisley Park can regain his Stayers’ Hurdle crown for his connections this afternoon.

Emma Lavelle Cheltenham
Emma Lavelle is excited to see Paisley Park return to action

Emma Lavelle’s superstar returned to form with a cracking run in the Cleeve Hurdle, getting the better of rivals Champ and Lisnagar Oscar in that contest.

The 10-year-old carries course form on soft ground here and looks capable of outrunning his odds of 8/1 here.

ADRIMEL – 4:10 CHELTENHAM (14/1)

While he may have disappointed in the Albert Bartlett last season, Admiral returns to the Festival to tackle fences this time around in the Craft Irish Whiskey Co. Plate.

Tom Lacey’s return has produced two respectable efforts over the larger obstacles this season, winning in novice company at Haydock in December and February.

The softer condition will be right up his street and he looks well handicapped for this contest, with his price tag of 14/1 holding some appeal.

STATUAIRE – 4:50 CHELTENHAM (22/1)

A Grade 1 winner at a huge price of 22/1? How can we say no?

Statuaire struck in the Royal Bond Novice Hurdle for Willie Mullins back in November before being well beaten in the Tattersalls Ireland Novice Hurdle last month.

She is dropped down in Grade here and she does carry some soft ground form, making her cracking each-way value at 22/1.

Odds courtesy of 888sport and correct at time of writing

Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.