Festival Plate Tips

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The second handicap on Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival is the Festival Plate. It will take place at 4:10pm on Thursday, 14th March, 2024.

The full name of this race is the Festival Plate Handicap Chase.

Festival Plate Best Bookmakers & Free Bets

Bookies regularly stage specials involving runners in handicap races in the Festival Plate, as well as free bets to use on the race. Check out the best of them here:

Cheltenham Day 3 Tips 2022 (Thursday)

TimeThursday Races2022 Tips for Day 3Place Bet
13:30Marsh Novices' ChaseWin: Bob Olinger 1/1
EW: Jungle Boogie 12/1
14:10Pertemps FinalEW: Sire Du Berlais 8/1
EW: Couer Serein 40/1
14:50Ryanair ChaseEW: Eldorado Allen 33/1
15:30The Stayers' HurdleWin: Flooring Porter 5/1
16:10Festival PlateEW: Vienna Court 16/1
EW: Palmers Court 20/1
16:50Mares Novices HurdleWin: Dinoblue 7/2
EW: Say Goodbye 40/1 (NRNB)
17:30Kim Muir Challenge CupWin: Frontal Assault 4/1
EW: Mister Fogpatches 14/1
Price Boost33/1 Bob Olinger OR Galopin Des Champsto win the 1.30 Novices' ChaseGet 33/1 Odds

Festival Plate Tips

If you are looking for predictions for the Festival Plate, our tips for the 2024 Festival Plate can be found here. Get the lowdown from our expert tips.

Festival Plate Bookmaker Specials

Bookmakers are again offering some incredible price boosts and Festival Plate Bookie specials that you should not miss.

Paddy Power Plate Key Facts

DateThursday March 14 2024
Distance2m 4 1/2 f
StatusGrade 3
Prize Money£100,000

Paddy Power Plate History

First established in 1951, the Paddy Power 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 Paddy Power 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 2024 FAQs

When is the Festival Plate?

The Festival Plate Cheltenham is the fifth race of the day on Day Three of the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday, March 14th. The Paddy Power Plate is a handicap chase over 2m5f.

What time is the Festival Plate Cheltenham?

The Festival Plate is due off at 4:10pm on Thursday, March 14th. 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 2024 Cheltenham Festival Plate?

Our Cheltenham Festival betting tips have been carefully selected by Cheltenham pundits and our team of horse racing experts. They're free, so check them out if you're not sure who to bet on in the Festival Plate 2024.