2022 Paddy Power Plate Handicap Chase Tips

Following the Stayers' Hurdle on day three at the Cheltenham Festival is the Festival Plate Handicap Chase. This two-and-a-half-mile handicap chase was created back in 1951, and has been won by many great chasers during its 60-year history.

This race was known as the Brown Advisory Plate for a number of years. In 2021, Brown Advisory moved their sponsorship to the Grade One Novices' Chase on day two, with Paddy Power taking over sponsorship of the Plate.

2022 Paddy Power Plate Key Facts

Date Thursday 17th March, 2022
Time 3:40pm
Course Cheltenham Festival
Status Grade Three Handicap
Distance 2m 4f
Prize Pool £110k
Age 5YO+

2022 Paddy Power Plate Odds

No odds are currently available for the 2022 Paddy Power Plate.

2022 Paddy Power Plate Tips

Our guide to the 2022 Paddy Power Plate handicap will be published when the entries and weights have been announced.

2021 Paddy Power Plate Result

Position
Name
SP
1st The Shunter 9/4f
2nd Farclas 5/1
3rd Top Notch 50/1

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Time
Title
Status
Distance
1:20pm Marsh Novices' Chase Grade One 2m 4f
1:50pm Pertemps Final Handicap Hurdle Listed Handicap 3m
2:30pm Ryanair Chase Grade One 2m 4f
3:05pm Stayers' Hurdle Grade One 3m
3:40pm Paddy Power Plate Handicap Chase Grade Three Handicap 2m 4f
4:15pm Mares' Novices' Hurdle Grade Two 2m 1f
4:50pm Kim Muir Handicap Chase Class Two Handicap 3m 2f

Brown Advisory Plate History

This two-and-a-half mile handicap chase is one of the most prestigious Handicap races during the Cheltenham Festival. 

First run back at the 1951 meeting, the race was initially named in memory of the 2nd Baron Mildmay of Flete, who rode three winners at the Cheltenham Festival as an amateur.

The Mildmay of Flete Challenge Cup has had many different sponsors down the years, including the Racing Post and the Byrne Group. In 2015, Brown Advisory and Merriebelle Stable took over sponsorship. In 2021, bookmakers Paddy Power took over sponsorship, so it's now called the Paddy Power Plate.

Fred Winter rode the first winner of the Paddy Power Plate in 1951. Winter went on to ride the winner twice more during his career, and remains the winning-most jockey with his tally of two.

Three trainers have saddled the Paddy Power Plate winner four times. First to do so was Bobby Renton, who's winners came between 1954 and 1968.

Martin Pipe won the race for the first time when Terao scored in 1997. The last of his four wins came six years later, when Blowing Wind won. Pipe's son, David pipe has also won this handicap three times.

Nicky Henderson trained the first two-time winner of the Paddy Power Plate, 1985 and '86 winner The Tsarevich. Henderson has trained two further winners, Liberthine and Non So in 2005 and '06.

Venetia Williams has saddle the winner of this handicap three times, with the last of her victories coming with Carrickboy in 2013.

Irish trainers secured a hat-trick of wins between 2016 and '18. Colm Murphy's Empire Of Dirt, Noel Meade's Road To Respect and The Storyteller for Gordon Elliott.

Nick Williams celebrated his first Cheltenham Festival winner when Siruh Du Lac won the Paddy Power Plate under Lizzie Kelly in 2019.

The following season, Harry Whittington secured his first Festival winner, as Simply The Betts won the 2020 Paddy Power Plate. Another favourite came good in 2021, as The Shunter landed connections the £100k bonus by winning the Plate.

Paddy Power Plate Winners

Year
Winner
2021 The Shunter
2020 Simply The Betts
2019 Siruh Du Lac
2018 The Storyteller
2017 Road To Respect
2016 Empire Of Dirt
2015 Darna
2014 Ballynagour
2013 Carrickboy
2012 Salut Flo
2011 Holmwood Legend
2010 Great Endeavour
2009 Something Wells
2008 Mister McGoldrick
2007 Idole First
2006 Non So
2005 Liberthine
2004 Tikram
2003 Young Spartacus
2002 Blowing Wind

Brown Advisory Plate FAQs

When is the Brown Advisory Plate?

The 2022 Brown Advisory Plate will take place at 3:40pm on day three of the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday 17th March.

What is the Brown Advisory Plate?

The Brown Advisory Plate is a Group Three Handicap race staged during the Cheltenham Festival. this race is open to all chasers, and is run over a trip of two-and-a-half-miles.

Who won the Brown Advisory Plate?

The Shunter landed connections a £100k bonus by winning the 2021 Paddy Power Plate.

Where can I watch the Brown Advisory Plate?

The 2022 Brown Advisory Plate will be shown live on ITV Racing. If you want to stream the race live on your mobile or tablet then visit our Live Streaming page for more details.