It’s day three of the Cheltenham Festival today and we mark your card with selections for all seven races.

1.30 Marsh Novices’ Chase

The majority of Cheltenham would love Faugheen to defy the odds and record a memorable victory. But this is a classy field and I’ll look elsewhere.

MISTER FISHER was very impressive last time and connections have decided this race will suit better than the Arkle. That’s a clue in itself and he is taken to land the spoils.

Itchy Feet was also eye-catching and will be popular, while Samcro comes here after a wind op. Annie Mc could out-run his odds.

  • 1 Mister Fisher
  • 2 Samcro
  • 3 Itchy Feet
  • 4 Annie Mc

2.10 Pertemps Final Handicap Hurdle

An extremely open event and I am going for a 22-1 shot to cause an upset here.

DREAM BERRY is nine but doesn’t have many miles on the clock and produced an extremely encouraging comeback run and can land this for Jonjo O’Neill jnr.

Sire Du Berlais won this race last year but is higher in the weights and The Storyteller is more fancied. A Grade 1 winner over fences his mark is lower over hurdles and looks set for a big run.

At bigger odds, Rapper, Kilbricken Storm and A Great View are decent each-way shouts

  • 1 Dream Berry
  • 2 The Storyteller
  • 3 Rapper
  • 4 Sire Du Berlais

2.50 Ryanair Chase

I have been waiting to see A PLUS TARD return to Cheltenham all year and expect him to win this.

He triumphed at the Festival last year and has done nothing but improve and could take some stopping here.

Frodon will not go down without a fight attempting to defend his crown, while Min always runs consistently.

Riders Onthe Storm is the each-way shout.

  • 1 A Plus Tard
  • 2 Frodon
  • 3 Min
  • 4 Riders Onthe Storm

3.30 Paddy Power Stayers Hurdle

PAISLEY PARK is impossible to oppose here, winning this race last season and continuing his unbeaten run this campaign.

He will start a red-hot favourite, with the mission trying to find what will fill the places behind him.

Summerville Boy is an obvious selection after chasing home Paisley Park last time out, while Emitom impressed last time.

Ronald Pump could be over-priced at around 20-1.

  • 1 Paisley Park
  • 2 Emitom
  • 3 Summerville Boy
  • 4 Ronald Pump

4.10 Brown Advisory Plate Handicap Chase

Simply The Betts looks the stand-out candidate, but at 3-1 in a 24-horse field does not represent good value.

I like the chances of ROBIN DES FORET, who put up a decent display last time and has since had a wind operation.

Blazer is another who looks value, while Not Another Muddle goes well fresh and can run into a place.

  • 1 Robin Des Foret
  • 2 Simply The Betts
  • 3 Blazer
  • 4 Not Another Muddle

4.50 Mares’ Novices Hurdle

Willie Mullins finally got off the mark yesterday and COLREEVY can add to his tally.

He was a good second last time and looks to have the right attributes for this.

Minella Memory and Concertista are obvious threats, but at huge odds – 50-1 is generally available – La Feline could be anything and can challenge for a place.

  • 1 Colreevy
  • 2 Minella Memory
  • 3 La Feline
  • 4 Concertista

5.30 Kim Muir Amateur Riders’ Handicap Chase

I’m a firm believer that in races such as this, you must go with an experienced jockey.

The three horses at the top of the market all have experienced pilots and I am siding with Will Biddick’s DEISE ABA, who is unexposed and looks ideal for this test.

You should ignore Champagne Platinum at your peril, and fellow JP McManus-owned Fitzhenry is another danger.

With five successive victories One Style looks a big price at 40-1.

  • 1 Deise Aba
  • 2 Fitzhenry
  • 3 Champagne Platinum
  • 4 One Style