Paddy Power Plate Tips 2023

Following on from the Stayers’ Hurdle championship race on Cheltenham Festival Day 3, there are Paddy Power Plate Tips to be looked at. This Grade 3 fixture features prospects who could go on to bigger things at the top grade. Our betting experts examine the field for the 2023 renewal and make the best Paddy Power Plate Tips.

Paddy Power Plate Runners & Favourites Implied by Bookmaker Odds

Our Paddy Power Plate Tips look at this interesting middle-distance handicap hurdles 

contest with its fair share of favourites landing the odds in the last handful of editions. Our experts look at the leading contenders at the head of this year’s market along with name-dropping some longer-priced picks.

CELEBRE D’ALLEN will arrive at the 2023 Cheltenham Festival with some significant wind in his sails, having won all three efforts this season. The Philip Hobbs-trained 10-year-old is thriving once again after completing a hattrick at Warwick in mid-February. This will be the biggest challenge of the season for him, but he looks to have rolled back the years since moving to his new yard.

THE GLANCING QUEEN is another that would bring big claims to Paddy Power Plate Tips at the Festival. Her latest run saw her come home second in the Dipper Novices at Cheltenham behind only L’Homme Presse, which was no disgrace. Before that, she had won a couple of efforts over the timbers this season.

FUSIL RAFFLES needs a little spark of revival at the moment, but he did claim a 3m win over the fences at Wetherby earlier this season. He was also a runner-up in the Marsh Novices last year at the Festival and is a previous course winner.

There have been plenty of fascinating early entries around for this year’s Paddy Power Plate Tips betting, including SIMPLY THE BETTS, last year’s winner THE SHUNTER and one of the leading 2023 contenders IMPERIAL ALCAZAR who scored a win here at Cheltenham on a similar trip in January.

Paddy Power Plate Confirmed Runners

Imperial AlcazarHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Paddy Brennan
T: Fergal O’Brien
The Glancing QueenHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Tom Cannon
T: Alan King
Celebre D’AllenHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Tom O’Brien
T: Philip Hobbs
Grand ParadisHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Davy Russell
T: Gordon Elliott
Simply The BettsHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Harry Cobden
T: Paul Nicholls
Fancy FoundationsHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Jack Kennedy
T: Gordon Elliott
Fusil RafflesHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Daryl Jacob
T: Nicky Henderson
SpiritofthegamesHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Harry Skelton
T: Dan Skelton
Coole CodyHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Adam Wedge
T: Evan Williams
HardlineHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: R James
T: Gordon Elliott
Pistol WhippedHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Nico de Boinville
T: Nicky Henderon
Stolen SilverHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
T: Sam Thomas
AdrimelHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Stan Sheppard
T: Dan Skelton
GuyHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Jordan Nailor
T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
Wishing And HopingHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Alex Edwards
T: Mel Rowley
Cavalry MasterHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Rachael Blackmore
T: Henry De Bromhead
Schiehallion MunroHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Conor O’Farrell
T: Micky Hammond
PresentandcountingHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Brian Hughes
T: Donald McCain
Born By The SeaHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Sean Flanagan
T: Paul John Gilligan
Slate HouseHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Brendan Powell
T: Colin Tizzard
ChinwagHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Tom Scudamore
T: Neil Mulholland
Fire AwayHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: David Noonan
T: L J Morgan

*Odds Correct as of 12pm 15/03/22*

How Often Does a Favourite Horse Win The Paddy Power Plate Race 

There has been a bit of a run from favourites in the Paddy Power Plate betting odds in the last few years. There have been three winning favourites in the previous four renewals of this Cheltenham Festival handicap chase action. 

Last year’s winner, The Shunter, scored as a 9/4 FAV. It’s been an exciting decade to look back on for Paddy Power Plate odds. The biggest-priced winner in the last six editions was the 16/1 shot Empire Of Dirt in 2016.

But two of the three years before that, underdogs Carrickboy shone from a 50/1 SP in 2013, as did Darna in 2015 from a 33/1 SP. There will always be outliers in results, and the most recent trend has been towards stronger market options.

The last six favourites to have gotten home in the Paddy Power Plate have filled out one of the top two spots.

Paddy Power Plate Favourites vs Winners in The Past 10 Years

YearFavourite Horse*Winning Horse
2021The ShunterThe Shunter (9/4)
2020Simply The BettsSimply The Betts (100/30)
2019Janika (2nd)Siruh Du Lac (9/2)
2018The StorytellerThe Storyteller (5/1)
2017Diamond King (F)Road To Respect (14/1)
2016Stiletto (PU) / John Spirit (PU)Empire Of Dirt (16/1)
2015Monetaire (2nd)Darna (33/1)
2014Colour Squadron (2nd)Ballynagour (12/1)
2013Ballynagour (8th)Carrickboy (50/1)
2012Salut FloSalut Flo (9/2)

*(-) = Finishing Position, UR = Unseated Rider, F = Faller, RO = Ran Out, PU = Pulled Up

Paddy Power Plate History & Present Time

There is an excellent long history to look back through in the Paddy Power Plate, inaugurated in the early 1950s. The original name of the race was the Mildmay of Flete Handicap Chase. 

Because of sponsorship, it has been under other names, like the Racing Post Plate and the Brown Advisory. Paddy Power Plate tips look at chasers who are five years or above taking on a Grade 3 challenge. The distance is a 2m 4 1/2f trip (approx), a handicap fixture.

Paddy Power Plate Jockey & Trainer Records

Only two horses have won the Paddy Power Plate twice before, and that was The Tsarevich in the mid-80s and Elfast in the early 90s. So you have to dig back further through the rich history of this race to get to the most successful jockey – Fred Winter in the 1950s.

Of course, we want to keep Paddy Power Plate Tips a little more modern. Only B J Cooper and Tom Scudamore have won the race twice in the last 20 renewals. 

In the last two decades, there have been joint leading trainers in the Paddy Power Plate, with Venetia Williams and David Pipe sharing the honours of three wins each. Nicky Henderson is the only other to get more than one on the board (2).

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