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Cheltenham day three photos

Cheltenham racecourse

Preparations go ahead at Cheltenham for the third day of the Festival, which features the World Hurdle

Claire Sweeney

Among the early arrivals at Prestbury Park for the day's action is television personality and actress Claire Sweeney

Best Dressed Lady contenders at Cheltenham

Thursday is Ladies Day at Cheltenham and there is no shortage of style on show at Prestbury Park

Timmy Murphy on Chapoturgeon

Timmy Murphy makes it a winning start to the day as the 8-1 chance Chapoturgeon wins the Jewson Novices Chase

Aidan Coleman celerates his win on Kayf Aramis

Rising star Aidan Coleman celebrates breaking his Festival duck on Kayf Aramis in the Pertemps Final

Horses jump one of the fences in the Ryanair Chase

The Ryanair Chase proves to be a keenly contested affair with plenty of horses in with chances

Paddy Brennan on Imperial Commander

But Paddy Brennan claims victory on the Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained Imperial Commander in a tight finish

Big Buck's and Punchestowns fight it out

Big Buck's and Punchestown, the mount of Barry Geraghty fight it out to the finish in the feature race, the World Hurdle

Ruby Walsh with his World Hurdle winners trophy

Ruby Walsh has another trophy for the mantlepiece after the win for Big Buck's in the World Hurdle

Something Wells battles with Ping Pong Sivola

In the Freddie Williams Festival Plate, Something Wells (left) edges out stablemate Ping Pong Sivola (right)

Trainer Venetia Williams

On Ladies Day it is fitting that Something Wells's win gives trainer Venetia Williams a Festival double on the day

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