Paddy Power 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 3:40pm on Thursday, 18th March in 2021.

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

Cheltenham Day 3 Tips 2021 (Thursday)

TimeThursday RacesTips / 2021 ResultsBet / Watch Replay
13:20Marsh Novices' ChaseResult: Chantry House 9/1
13:55Pertemps FinalResult: Mrs Milner 12/1
14:30Ryanair ChaseResult: Allaho 3/1F
15:05The Stayers' HurdleResult: Flooring Porter 12/1
15:40Festival PlateResult: The Shunter 9/4F
16:15Mares Novices HurdleResult: Telmesomethinggirl 5/1
16:50Kim Muir Challenge CupResult: Mount Ida 3/1F

Paddy Power Plate Best Bookmakers & Free Bets

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

Festival Plate Free Bets 2021

BookmakerFree BetPromo Code / OfferClaim Free Bet
FREE £5Take One. 100% free£5 FREE
£100 in Free BetsDay 3 Free Bets£100 Bonus
Bet £10 Get £60Code: S60 (mobile)£60 bonus
Bet £100 Get £100Code: NEWBONUS£100 bonus
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2021 Paddy Power Tips

If you are looking for predictions for the Festival Plate, our tips for the 2021 Paddy Power Plate can be found here. Get the lowdown from our expert tips.

Paddy Power Plate 2021 Runners & Best Odds 15:40

RunnerBest OddsPlace Bet
Farclas8/1
A Wave of the Sea8/1
The Shunter8/1
Caribean Boy10/1
Mister Whitaker12/1
Conflated12/1
Fils dOudairies12/1
Umbrigado12/1
Fanion Destruval20/1
Midnight Shadow20/1
Non Runner No BetBest Odds Guaranteed
E/W Terms1/5 Odds - 5 PlacesSee all Runners

Paddy Power Plate Bookmaker Specials

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

Paddy Power Plate Key Facts


DateThursday March 18, 2021
Time3:40pm
TrackCheltenham
Distance2m 4 1/2 f
StatusGrade 3
Prize Money£100,000
Age5YO+

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 2021 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 18th. The Paddy Power Plate is a handicap chase over 2m5f.

What time is the Paddy Power Plate Cheltenham?

The Paddy Power Plate is due off at 3.40pm on Thursday, March 18th. 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 2021 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 Cheltenham 2021.