Cheltenham Festival 2020: Festival Plate preview, tv schedule, race time, tips, runners and riders and odds

THE Brown Advisory Plate is run on day three of the Cheltenham Festival and we've got you covered for this year.

To get you in the mood for the race at Prestbury Park, here's all you need to know.

When is the Festival Plate, what's the distance and which sort of horses can enter?

The 2020 Festival Plate will take place on Thursday, March 12 at 16:10 (4:10pm).

It's a Grade 3 National Hunt Handicap Chase open to horses aged five years or older and is run over a distance of two miles and five furlongs.

Who is running in the 2020 Festival Plate?

The declarations for the race will be made 48 hours before so we'll update you nearer the time.

How can I watch the race?

The race will be broadcast live on Racing TV and ITV.

ITV1 is on Sky channel 103 and Virgin channel 103.

You can watch Racing TV on Sky Channel 426 and Virgin Media Channel 536.

Who won the Festival Plate in 2019?

Siruh Du Lac (9-2) stayed on best to win under Lizzie Kelly with Janika (3-1f) in second and Spiritofthegames (6-1) in third.

Which jockeys and trainers have won the Festival Plate the most? 

Martin Pipe, Bobby Renton and current trainer Nicky Henderson have all won the race four times.

What are the top tips for the race? 

Our top tipsters will let you know their best bets once the final entries have been made.

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