Festival Plate Odds
Day 3 - Thursday 15th March 2018 - 4.10pm - Festival Plate - Grade 3 - 2m4f
The Festival Plate Handicap Chase is the fifth race on day three of the Cheltenham Festival, run over two and a half miles. The 2018 race was won by the 5/1 favourite The Storyteller for trainer Gordon Elliott.
Latest 2019 Festival Plate Betting
2018 Festival Plate Result
|1st||The Storyteller 5/1F||7||D Russell||G Elliott|
|2nd||Splash Of Ginge 25/1||10||J Bargary||N Twiston-Davies|
|3rd||King's Odyssey 14/1||9||A Wedge||E Williams|
|4th||Ballyalton 16/1||11||T O'Brien||I Williams|
Festival Plate Background
The Festival Plate is a handicap race for horses aged five and over and it involves a race distance of 2 miles and 5 furlongs, with seventeen fences to be jumped.
It has been part of the festival since 1950 and remarkably only one favourite in the past 28 years has gone on to win the race. Of the current trainers, Nicky Henderson has most wins with four and he shares that honour with past trainers Bobby Renton and Martin Pipe. Fred Winter meanwhile is leading jockey with three wins during the 1950s, and The Tsarevich and Elfast are the most successful horses with two wins apiece.