2022 Festival Plate Racecard Betting Odds

The Festival Plate – often referred to as just the Festival Plate or its registered name, the Mildmay of Flete Challenge Cup – takes place on the third day of the Cheltenham Festival – St Patrick’s Thursday – and follows the World Hurdle, which is the feature race of the day. Here we bring you the latest betting tips, predictions and analysis to help you pick your bets for this two mile, five furlong handicap chase. We also have the best odds from some of the top bookies in the business, and they are updated in real time to ensure you get the best value possible.


The Storyteller, Siruh Du Lac and Simply The Betts are among the recent winners of the Festival Plate, with a selection of trainers having been successful in this race over the past few years.

Many punters like to bet on the Cheltenham Festival handicap races and the Festival Plate offers customers the chance to try and back a winner at a double figure price, with the betting market likely to be wide open and the favourite tends to trade at double figure odds.

Janidil is among the leading contenders and the horse represents a powerful combination of Willie Mullins as the trainer and JP McManus as the owner. It would be no surprise if we saw the green and gold silks be led into the winners’ enclosure, although McManus is likely to be mob-handed for this encounter.

Janidil ran a pretty strong race to finish fifth in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at the last Cheltenham Festival and seems to have adjusted pretty well to the big obstacles, with the six-year-old finding the going a touch on the heavy side when finishing third in the Grade 1 Matchbook Betting Exchange Faugheen Novice Chase.

Ibleo looks like an attractive each-way prospect, with the eight-year-old trained by Venetia Williams and there was a striking victory at Sandown on 2 January when triumphing in a handicap chase, although much will depend on the weight that the horse is given.

Ibleo's performance in the Spreadex Handicap Chase when finishing second behind Sky Pirate suggests that the horse can perform well at Cheltenham and we are going to look at getting strong each-way betting terms and back the horse to finish in the frame.