FLOORING PORTER retained the Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle with a sensational performance on day three of the Cheltenham Festival.

The defending champion controlled the pace of the race and stretched clear in the latter stages to win from Thyme Hill.

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Paisley Park came home in third place, with Champ and Klassical Dream rounding out the top five.

Speaking to ITV afterwards, Flooring Porter's jockey Danny Mullins said: "I love the horse but he's quirky. His trainer is the reason we are back here today. He is a trainer you will be seeing a lot more of at Cheltenham.

"It's funny going into Cheltenham with such belief in a horse but we believed in him."

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FULL RESULTS

  1. Flooring Porter – 4/1
  2. Thyme Hill – 11/2
  3. Paisley Park – 17/2
  4. Champ – 11/2
  5. Klassical Dream – 11/4
  6. Home By The Lee – 33/1
  7. Koshari – 100/1
  8. Royal Kahala – 11/2
  9. Song For Someone – 33/1

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What is the Cheltenham race schedule for each day?

Seven races will take place each day, with the marquee race of the day off at 3.30pm.

Thursday, March 17 – St Patrick’s Thursday

  • 1.30pm Turners Novices’ Chase (ITV 1/ talkSPORT)
  • 2.10pm Pertemps Final Handicap Hurdle (ITV 1/ talkSPORT)
  • 2.50pm Ryanair Chase (ITV 1/ talkSPORT)
  • 3.30pm Stayers’ Hurdle (ITV 1/ talkSPORT)
  • 4.10pm Paddy Power Plate (ITV 1)
  • 4.50pm Mares’ Novice Hurdle (Racing TV)
  • 5.30pm Kim Muir Challenge Cup (Racing TV)

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Friday, March 18 – Gold Cup Day

  • 1.30pm Triumph Hurdle (ITV 1/ talkSPORT)
  • 2.10pm County Hurdle (ITV 1/ talkSPORT)
  • 2.50pm Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle (ITV 1/ talkSPORT)
  • 3.30pm Gold Cup (ITV 1/ talkSPORT)
  • 4.10pm Festival Hunters’ Chase (ITV 1)
  • 4.50pm Mares’ Chase (Racing TV)
  • 5.30pm Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle (Racing TV)

What TV channel and live stream is Cheltenham Festival 2022 on?

ITV 1 will be showing the first five of the seven races each day, with Ed Chamberlain and Francesca Cumani at the helm.

ITV 1 begin their coverage at 12.50pm following the news.

Then the final two will be shown on Racing TV and also available through bookmakers' websites.

While for radio commentary, talkSPORT will be broadcasting the first four races each day.

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