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Cheltenham Festival 2017 Day Four live results, tips & betting news | Friday's Cheltenham Festival Gold Cup Day live blog

Neil Roarty in Blog 17 Mar 2017

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If you have any questions, comments, jokes or just fancy a Cheltenham chat, get in touch with throughout the day. 

Live blog

17:38 17 Mar

Rock The World wins the Grand Annual!

It's a fitting finish to the 2017 Cheltenham Festival as the week closes with Gold Cup winning team Robbie Power and Jessica Harrington taking the Grand Annual.

It's been a magical week of racing. Thanks for joining us on the live blog and on the @Cheltenham Twitter handle.

Full Race Result: Cheltenham 17:30

1 - Rock The World 10/1
2 - Gardeforte 20/1
3 - Theinval 9/1
4 - Dandridge 13/2
17:10 17 Mar

Massive Money Behind Le Prezien

There's a huge gamble going on in the final race of the Festival as Le Prezien, trained by Paul Nicholls has been backed from 13/2 to 7/2 in a matter of minutes. bet365 are holding the 7/2 for the time being but Le Prezien could go off very short indeed.
17:05 17 Mar

Grand Annual Betting Tips

It's the Lucky Last at Cheltenham 2017. Whether you're swimming in profits or trying to claw back your losses, we hope it goes well for you. Here's our selection for the 2017 Grand Annual Handicap Chase.
17:01 17 Mar

Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle Full Result

1 - Champagne Classic 12/1
2 - Verni 25/1
3 - Runfordave 9/1
4 - Coo Star Sivola 13/2
16:58 17 Mar

Champagne Classic wins the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle

Champagne Classic wins the Martin Pipe and it's a sixth win for Gordon Elliot.

Mullins 6-6 Elliot in the Top Trainer race with one to go. Willie Mullins doesn't have a runner in the final race!

16:47 17 Mar

Best Festival Ever for Paddy Power

Paddy Power has hailed Cheltenham 2017 as the 'Best Festival Ever for Bookmakers'.
He said: 

“Punters rolled with the punches on days one and two of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival when results went against them, but their fortunes changed on day three when the imperious Willie Mullins got them out of jail landing a four timer with Paddy Power Ambassador Ruby Walsh in the plate for each of them. However, bookmakers were landing haymakers on day 4 when Djakadam was repelled in the Gold Cup and ‘Irish Banker’ Death Duty was also bested in the Albert Bartlett. We paid out early in Gordon Elliott to win the trainers title, so Willie coming back so strongly in the second half of the festival has burned us for a few quid but 2017 will go down as nothing short of a ‘wonder-fest’ for bookies.”
16:28 17 Mar

Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle Tips

We're still going at Cheltenham, despite the ITV coverage being over. All races are live at bet365 and we have tips for them both, starting with the 16:50 Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle.

16:21 17 Mar

Pacha Du Polder wins the Foxhunters

Pacha Du Polder gives Paul Nicholls his first winner of the week!

Full Result

1- Pacha Du Polder
2- Wonderful Charm
3 - Barrel of Laughs
4 - On The Fringe
16:11 17 Mar

On The Fringe to go off at 6/4 in Foxhunters Chase

Last minute betting from bet365 on the Foxhunters Chase and it's On The Fringe who is hot favourite for a hat-trick in the race. 
16:03 17 Mar

Sizing John saves Bookies from £20 million Payout

Nicola McGeady of Ladbrokes reckons Sizing John has saved Britian's bookmakers £20 million by winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup. 

“Sizing John has saved us from an astronomical pay-out, after punters latched onto the front three in the betting," she said.

“We went into the final day bracing ourselves for another torrid day following on from Ruby Thursday, but Robbie Power has come to our rescue, saving the industry an estimated twenty million pound.

“The last number of years have been really in favour of the punters, with last year going down in history as the costliest, so we are hugely relieved that we've been given some respite this time around.”

15:56 17 Mar

Sizing John 6/1 to retain Gold Cup crown

Sizing John won a dramatic renewal of the Cheltenham Gold Cup and is 6/1 with BetVictor to successfully defend his crown at next year’s festival.
Spokesperson Jack Milner said: 

“Sizing John is 6/1 to win a second Gold Cup at next year’s festival but Minella Rocco was the real eye-catcher, finishing strongly to snatch second place in the closing stages, and is now 16/1 from 33s with BetVictor for next month’s Grand National at Aintree.”
Grand National prices from BetVictor
Vieux Lion Rouge                           10/1
One For Arthur                              14/1
Definitely Red                                14/1
Minella Rocco                                16/1 from 33s
Ucello Conti                                    16/1
Blaklion                                           16/1
The Last Samuri                             16/1
20/1 Bar
15:49 17 Mar


Cue Card is up and fine!
15:49 17 Mar

The 2017 Gold Cup Winner

Here he is, Sizing John! 
15:43 17 Mar

Foxhunters Chase Betting Tips

The Sizing John celebrations will continue into the night but there are more races taking place and we have tips for them, First up it's the 16:10 Foxhunters Chase:

15:38 17 Mar


Gold Cup Result

1- Sizing John
2- Minella Rocco
3- Native River
15:16 17 Mar

Gold Cup Betting

It's going to be DJAKADAM that goes off as favourite for the 2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup. Native River is the best backed of the Tizzard runners with Cue Card a little cold in the final odds from
15:03 17 Mar

Gold Cup Betting Tips

It's here. The 2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup. Here's what the experts think:

14:57 17 Mar

Penhill wins the Albert Bartlett

Another Mullins winner! Penhill wins the Albert Bartlett.

14:50 Cheltenham Result: 
1st Penhill
2nd Monalee
3rd Wholestone
14:43 17 Mar

Albert Bartlett Market Moves

Augusta Kate has come in for some late support but it's Death Duty that the punters really want. No bigger now than the 13/8 on offer at bet365
14:31 17 Mar

14:50 Albert Bartlett Betting Tips

The Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle is next up at Cheltenham. The final race before the Gold Cup! Get our tips here:

14:16 17 Mar


Arctic Fire wins the County Handicap!

1st Arctic Fire 20/1
2nd L'Ami Serge 25/1
3rd Ozzie The Oscar 50/1
13:50 17 Mar

County Hurdle Betting

Here's the latest betting from bet365 for a competitive County Hurdle. Last year's Triumph Hurdle winner Ivanovich Gorbatov leads the market but North Hill Harvey has also been supported.
13:44 17 Mar

14:10 County Hurdle Betting Tips

The second race of the day is the County Hurdle. Here are our tips:

13:39 17 Mar

13:30 Triumph Hurdle Result

Defi De Seuil wins the Triumph Hurdle!

1st Defi Du Seuil 5/2f
2nd Mega Fortune 7/1
3rd Bapaume 10/1

13:10 17 Mar

Triumph Hurdle Betting Tips (13:30 GMT)

The first race of the day is almost upon us so it's tips time. Here's our selection for the Triumph:

12:52 17 Mar

Djakadam Price Boosts

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Paddy Power and Betfair are offering huge odds of 20/1 on Djakdam continuing Mullins and Walsh's good form on Friday.

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12:21 17 Mar

Cue Card Price Boosts

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Betfair is offering a huge price of 20/1 on Cue Card to follow up his Ascot Chase win with victory in the Gold Cup.

Paddy Power is also offering customers a price of 20/1 on the former Ryanair Chase and Champion Bumper winner to claim Gold Cup glory
Claim a massive 9/1 on Tizzard's superstar landing today's feature with Marathonbet.


Coral is offering a price of 9/2 on the first two finishers in the Gold Cup to be trained by Colin Tizzard
12:09 17 Mar

ICYMI: Champions League Quarter Final Draw

Away from Cheltenham for a moment and over to football for the UEFA Champions League quarter final draw. William Hill have released odds on all four ties and updated the betting on the outright market.

To Qualify
2/9 Atletico Madrid; 3/1 Leicester
4/7 Dortmund; 5/4 Monaco
8/13 Bayern Munich; 6/5 Real Madrid
2/5 Barcelona; 7/4 Juventus

Champions League winner: 13/5 Barcelona; 10/3 Bayern Munich; 11/2 Atletico Madrid; 11/2 Real Madrid; 8/1 Dortmund; 11/1Juventus; 12/1 Monaco; 25/1 Leicester

11:45 17 Mar

The Love The Jumps Podcast - Gold Cup Day

In today’s podcast the team preview the Gold Cup with Joe Tizzard, Jonjo O'Neill, Henry De Bromhead, Rich Ricci, Robbie Power, and Ruby Walsh. Plus, Matt Woolston gives his big tips for the day!

11:15 17 Mar

Gold Cup Day Market Moves

Barry Orr from Betfair shares all the latest market moves on Gold Cup Day

10:59 17 Mar

Horse Racing with Garage Commentary

Just marvel at this video that's doing the rounds today. Honestly, who came up with this?

10:56 17 Mar

Today's Scoop6 Prize is £750,000

A £2 bet on the Scoop6 at Betfred could net you £750,000. How many pints of Guinness is that?!
10:26 17 Mar

Prestbury Cup Update

It's 14-7 to Ireland heading into the final day of the Festival but don't tell Michael O'Leary. The Irishman isn't impressed with the supposed Irish v British rivalry......

"That Irish, British thing is a fucking load of nonsense,” he said.

“It irritates the shit out of me. Nobody cares about the Ireland, England thing. If you’re an owner, you just want to have a winner here. Whether it goes down as Ireland or England, does it really matter? No."
10:16 17 Mar


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10:06 17 Mar

Non Runner ALERT

Mick Jazz has been found to be lame and so is a non-runner in the 2.10pm Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle.

09:57 17 Mar

Punters Arriving at Cheltenham

Punters have started to arrive at Cheltenham for Gold Cup Day and there's a buzz in the air. Mullins and Walsh the talking point and Djakadam the horse everyone wants at the moment.
09:51 17 Mar

ITV Racing Interview a Goat

09:36 17 Mar

Emma Spencer's Gold Cup Tips Video

09:22 17 Mar

What's Your Leprechaun Name?

09:07 17 Mar

POLL: Who will win the Gold Cup?

We are currently running a Twitter poll on @Cheltenham on who will win the Gold Cup.

You can vote and see the results here >>Gold Cup Poll
08:05 17 Mar

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Good Morning Race Fans!

It's the final day of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival and it's St. Patrick's Day (officially). Here's to a great day's racing!

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