Cheltenham Festival 2020: all the latest news from day three – live!

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Top jockeys after day two

Barry Geraghty 3
Nico De Boinville 1
Mark Walsh 1
Jamie Codd 1
Paul Townend 1
Rachael Blackmore 1
Harry Skelton 1
David Bass 1
Aidan Coleman 1
Jonathan Plouganou 1
Brendan Powell 1
Davy Russell 1

Barry Geraghty hasn’t been top jockey here since 2012 but he’s well on his way, considering three winners was enough to win it last year. This is already his best Festival since 2014 (Jezki, O’Faolains Boy, More Of That). Paul Townend finally got one on the board after knocking on the door with form figures of 4F4233P. Still, Davy Russell’s form figures here this week are better: 20214245. Rachael Blackmore had three rides on Wednesday and was second twice.

Top jockey betting:

Barry Geraghty Evens
Paul Townend 4-1
Rachael Blackmore 11-2
Davy Russell 13-2
Nico de Boinville 10-1
Mark Walsh 14-1
Aidan Coleman 25-1

Top trainers after day two

Nicky Henderson 4 wins
Gordon Elliott 3
Henry de Bromhead 2
Willie Mullins 1
Paul Nicholls 1
Kim Bailey 1
David Bridgwater 1
David Cottin 1

Britain 7
Ireland 6
France 1

Nicky Henderson has managed three Grade One wins already this week and that’s even with Altior being lame. Santini in the Gold Cup is the shortest priced of his remaining runners. Gordon Elliott has got himself another Festival handicap and he’s also had five placed runners in the handicaps so far. Willie Mullins has found it tougher going but, for him, there’s always the Bumper. He’s saddled five favourites in the 14 races so far and they were all turned over.

Top trainer betting:

Gordon Elliott Evens
Nicky Henderson 11-8
Willie Mullins 5-1
Henry de Bromhead 16-1
Paul Nicholls 33-1

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Written by Tony Paley, with Greg Wood and Chris Cook (at Cheltenham)
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