Cheltenham Festival Day 4 Tips – An Each-Way Lucky 15 on Gold Cup Day
2023 Cheltenham Festival Day 4 Lucky 15 Tips
The final day of this year’s Cheltenham Festival looks sure to be a cracker and Daniel Overall has come up with four horses to combine into an each-way Lucky 15.
Hauut En Couleurs 12/1 (Triumph Hurdle, 1.30pm)
An eight-runner affair in which Zanahiyr and Tritonic have dominated the pre-race discussion while Quilixios should not be discounted.
But at a double-figure price, Haut En Couleurs is an interesting contender for the powerful combination of Mullins/Townend/Donnelly’s.
A winner on his sole run in France, the front two pulled fifteen lengths clear of the remainder. The second hasn’t done much for that form but the third, Magic Dream, won his next two starts including a Grade 2 before finishing second in a Grade 3 earlier this month.
He is beautifully bred; by Saints Des Saints out of a Grade 2 winning mare who herself is a half-sister to a Grade 1 winner. There is plenty of precocity in his pedigree too which bodes well for his chances of performing well at his young age while he’s certainly in the right hands with the future in mind.
The two past winners had only raced once over hurdles too and while it will be a tough ask to topple the front three in the market on his first start for the yard, he’s a fascinating each way contender for a yard that can certainly ready one for the big occasion.
Gowel Road 16/1 (County Hurdle, 1.55pm)
Nigel Twiston-Davies has been very complementary of his progressive five-year-old, describing him as “one of the nicest young horses we’ve had for a long time”.
He have Bear Ghylls a scare on his rules debut before greenness intervened but he has kept progressing with each start. He beat Good Ball last time out in a strong novice hurdle; that rival is rated 131 and Gowel Road gave him nine-pounds and a five-length beating, yet his mark only went up to 137. On bare form, he remains well handicapped.
Five-year-olds have a good record in the race while he has the benefit of previous handicap experience. He is still a bit raw but a big field should help him settle while this trip on the new course looks to be ideal for him given how strongly he finishes his races.
Threeunderthrufive 14/1 (Albert Bartlett Hurdle, 2.30pm)
Paul Nicholls runs a couple here and although Barbados Buck’s is half the price of the selection, there isn’t as much between them as the prices may suggest.
Three from three over hurdles, the form of his most recent win has worked out well as the second won on his next start, while the front pair pulled fifteen lengths clear of the remainder.
And the trainer has been optimistic about his chances in the build up and he certainly looks the type to relish a thorough test of stamina. This race has a very open look to it and perhaps he’s being underestimated.
It Came To Pass 8/1 (Hunter Chase, 3.40pm)
Last year’s surprise winner, the record of repeat winners in this contest is impressive and while It Came To Pass is coming off an indifferent preparation, the same could be said of him this time twelve months ago.
At home on good ground, you can put a line through his previous run which was evidently just a prep run with a view to this race, and that effort came on unsuitably heavy ground.
While his win was a shock last term, there was no fluke about it and it’s clear that this