Brown Advisory Plate Tips

The second handicap on Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival is the Festival Plate. It will take place at 4:10pm on Thursday, 18th March in 2020.

The full name of this race is the Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase, but it’s more commonly known as the Brown Advisory Plate.

Cheltenham Day 3 Card

Cheltenham Day 3 Tips 2021 (Thursday)

Time - DateRaceTips / 2020 ResultsBet / Watch Replay
13:30Marsh Novices' ChaseWinner: Samcro (4/1)
14:10Pertemps FinalWinner: Sire Du Berlais
14:50Ryanair ChaseWinner: Min 2/1 2f
15:30The Stayers' HurdleWinner: Lisnagar Oscar 50/1
16:10Festival PlateWinner: Simply The Betts 10/3
16:50Mares Novices HurdleWinner: Concertista 9/2
17:30Kim Muir Challenge CupWinner: Milan Native 9/1

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Brown Advisory Plate Key Facts


DateThursday March 18, 2021
Time4:10pm
TrackCheltenham
Distance2m 4 1/2 f
StatusGrade 3
Prize Money£100,000
Age5YO+

2020 Brown Advisory Plate Result

Festival Plate 2020 Runners & Best Odds

RunnerBest OddsPlace Bet
Simply The Betts8/1
Ben Dundee12/1
Cepage12/1
Imperial Aura16/1
Spiritofthegames16/1
Two For Gold16/1
Galvin16/1
Chosen Mate16/1
Oldgrangewood16/1
Death Duty20/1
Non Runner No BetBest Odds Guaranteed
E/W Terms1/4 Odds - 4 PlacesSee all Runners

Brown Advisory Plate History

First established in 1951, the Brown Advisory Plate is open to chasers aged five-years-old and above. The race is two miles and four-and-a-half furlongs long, and has been won by sone excellent chasers down the years.

The first running of this handicap ended in a dramatic  dead-heat, with the stewards unable to split Canford and Slender as they crossed the line.

The late, great Fred Winter rode Slender that day, and he went on to win the race twice more in 1953 and ’58.

Four trainers have managed to win the race on four occasions. Bobby Renton’s victories came between 1954 and 68. In more recent times, David Pipe and Nicky Henderson have both managed to match Renton’s tally.

While the race is open to older horses, novice chasers have a particularly good record in the Brown Advisory Plate in recent years.

That trend continued in 2020, when Simply The Betts lived up to his tag of favouritism with an excellent win over Happy Diva and Mister Whitaker.

Festival Plate Cheltenham 2020 FAQs

When is the Festival Plate?

The Festival Plate Cheltenham 2020 is the fifth race of the day on Day Three of the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday, March 12th. The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate is a handicap chase over 2m5f.

What time is the Festival Plate Cheltenham 2020?

The Festival Plate is due off at 4.10pm on Thursday, March 12th 2020. The race is often the springboard to bigger things. The likes of Road To Respect and The Storyteller have won the Plate before going on to enjoy success at Grade 1 level.

Who will win the 2020 Cheltenham Festival Plate?

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