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Cheltenham Festival racegoers flash their legs as they prepare to party on St Patrick's Thursday



Dare to bare! Glamorous Cheltenham racegoers defy windy conditions to flash their legs in VERY short hemlines - as they prepare to party on St Patrick's Thursday

  • Fashionistas have battled stormy weather all week, with many revellers clinging to their hats and clothing
  • Today's forecast looks to be calmer, with morning showers giving way to cloudy skies and 20mph winds
  • Punters today will be eager to see if Paisley Park can romp to victory in the Sun Racing Stayers' Hurdle 

By Hayley Richardson For Mailonline

Published: 07:48 EDT, 14 March 2019 | Updated: 08:24 EDT, 14 March 2019

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The Guinness will be flowing at Cheltenham today as St Patrick's Thursday sees racegoers have a craic at getting into the Irish party spirit. 

Fashionistas have battled against gale force winds all week, with many revellers clinging to their hats and clothing as they entered the race track.

Today's weather looks to be a little calmer, with morning showers giving way to cloudy skies and a wind speed of around 20mph.

Here come the girls! Revellers get into the Irish party spirit as they arrive for St Patrick's Thursday at Cheltenham Festival today
Here come the girls! Revellers get into the Irish party spirit as they arrive for St Patrick's Thursday at Cheltenham Festival today

Here come the girls! Revellers get into the Irish party spirit as they arrive for St Patrick's Thursday at Cheltenham Festival today

Female visitors put on a leggy display as they showed up for an action-packed day of racing at Prestbury Park
Female visitors put on a leggy display as they showed up for an action-packed day of racing at Prestbury Park
The wind was still playing havoc with punters, blowing this lady's locks out of place
The wind was still playing havoc with punters, blowing this lady's locks out of place

Female visitors put on a leggy display as they showed up for an action-packed day of racing at Prestbury Park

The Guiness was already in full flow as the gates opened at 10:30am, with these racegoers dressing to the theme
The Guiness was already in full flow as the gates opened at 10:30am, with these racegoers dressing to the theme

The Guiness was already in full flow as the gates opened at 10:30am, with these racegoers dressing to the theme

Phwoar-leaf clover: These fine fillies went all out to celebrate the St Patrick's theme on day three of the races at Cheltenham
Phwoar-leaf clover: These fine fillies went all out to celebrate the St Patrick's theme on day three of the races at Cheltenham

Phwoar-leaf clover: These fine fillies went all out to celebrate the St Patrick's theme on day three of the races at Cheltenham

A group of friends get into the party spirit as they pose for a snap in the grounds of Prestbury Park this morning
A group of friends get into the party spirit as they pose for a snap in the grounds of Prestbury Park this morning

A group of friends get into the party spirit as they pose for a snap in the grounds of Prestbury Park this morning

Stylish revellers were out in force for Ladies Day yesterday, which offered up a sea of daringly short skirts and plunging necklines.

Day two of the competition saw the return of the #ColourMeMarch competition, where for the first time male as well as female racegoers were encouraged to add a splash of colour to their outfits.

Punters today will be eager to see if Paisley Park will romp to victory in the Sun Racing Stayers' Hurdle.

Two years ago the race horse, owned by former shop steward Andrew Gemmell who has been blind since birth, nearly died from a serious illness. 

For the third day running the stormy weather showed no sign of letting up, with fashionable revellers battling against the elements
For the third day running the stormy weather showed no sign of letting up, with fashionable revellers battling against the elements

For the third day running the stormy weather showed no sign of letting up, with fashionable revellers battling against the elements

A family day out! This glam trio look raring to go, with father and son clearly taking style inspiration from the surrounding Gloucestershire countryside
A family day out! This glam trio look raring to go, with father and son clearly taking style inspiration from the surrounding Gloucestershire countryside
This lady was a vision of elegance in emerald green
This lady was a vision of elegance in emerald green

A family day out! This glam trio (left) look raring to go, with father and son clearly taking style inspiration from the surrounding Gloucestershire countryside. Meanwhile this lady (right) was a vision of elegance in emerald green

Nailing it: One stylish punter opted for multicoloured nails with a Peaky Blinders-style flat cap, while her pal was decked out in green and white tartan
Nailing it: One stylish punter opted for multicoloured nails with a Peaky Blinders-style flat cap, while her pal was decked out in green and white tartan

Nailing it: One stylish punter opted for multicoloured nails with a Peaky Blinders-style flat cap, while her pal was decked out in green and white tartan

A craic-ing good effort! Many Cheltenham fans adopted the traditional St Patrick's Thursday dress code
A craic-ing good effort! Many Cheltenham fans adopted the traditional St Patrick's Thursday dress code
This chap opted for an emerald green blazer to match his orange trousers and tie
This chap opted for an emerald green blazer to match his orange trousers and tie

A craic-ing good effort! Many Cheltenham fans adopted the traditional St Patrick's Thursday dress code

A reveller clutches a can of cocktail as she arrives for the racing at Cheltenham
A reveller clutches a can of cocktail as she arrives for the racing at Cheltenham
These ladies have already been hitting the gin and tonics as they rocked up for a day of festivities
These ladies have already been hitting the gin and tonics as they rocked up for a day of festivities

Things are going to get messy! These ladies have already been hitting the gin and tonics as they rocked up for a day of festivities

This fella will be hoping he has the luck o' the Irish in the races today, which get underway after lunch
This fella will be hoping he has the luck o' the Irish in the races today, which get underway after lunch

This fella will be hoping he has the luck o' the Irish in the races today, which get underway after lunch

Who needs a coat? This reveller has given up on her high heels already
Who needs a coat? This reveller has given up on her high heels already
This guest looked stylish in a grey check tuxedo dress and over-the-knee black boots
This guest looked stylish in a grey check tuxedo dress and over-the-knee black boots

One reveller (left) has given up on her high heels already, while another looked stylish in a grey check tuxedo dress and over-the-knee black boots

Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for day three

 13:30 JLT Novices' Chase

Best bet: Kildisart 9-1

Next best: Mengli Khan 14-1  

14:10 Pertemps Network Hurdle

Best best: First Assignment 11-1

Next best: Nothwhatiam 12-1

14:50 Ryanair Chase  

Best best: Monalee 4-1

Next best: Road to Respect 9-2

15:30 Sun Racing Stayers' Hurdle  

Best best: Paisley Park 15-8  

Next best: West Approach 22-1

16:10 Brown Advisory and Merriebelle Plate Chase  

Best best: Spiritofthe Games 8-1

Next best: Janika 9-2

16:50 National Hunt Mares' Hurdle 

 Best best: Epatante 9-4

Next best: Posh Trish 6-1

17:30 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Race

Best best: Rogue Angel 20-1

Next best: Any Second Now 9-1

But the seven-year-old made a miraculous recovery and has gone on to win all four of his races this season, including Grade One successes at Ascot and Cheltenham. 

Racing fans will be hoping Gemmell, who relies on radio commentaries and tannoys for racing updates, and trainer Emma Lavelle get their fairytale ending in today's Stayers' Hurdle.  

On Day One, Espoir D'Allen, rode by jockey Mark Walsh, defied the odds to beat favourite and two-time winner Buveur D'Air to take gold in the Champion Hurdle.

And there was a photo-finish yesterday in the Coral Cup Hurdle, with Altior clinching the win over Sceau Royal by a whisker.

Bright colours were certainly the order of the day, with one racegoer opting for a mustard yellow suit
Bright colours were certainly the order of the day, with one racegoer opting for a mustard yellow suit
This colourful lady sported a pair of bold green trousers
This colourful lady sported a pair of bold green trousers

Bright colours were certainly the order of the day, with one racegoer (left) opting for a mustard yellow suit and another (right) sporting bold green trousers

 

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