CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL DAY 4 TIPS
CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL DAY 4 TIPS
|13:30||JCB Triumph Hurdle||Place Bet|
|14:10||County Hurdle||Place Bet|
|14:50||Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle||Place Bet|
|15:30||Cheltenham Gold Cup||Place Bet|
|16:10||Festival Challenge Cup Hunters’ Chase||Place Bet|
|16:50||Paddy Power Mares’ Chase||Place Bet|
|17:30||Martin Pipe Hurdle||Place Bet|
Cheltenham Day 4 tips from this year’s Festival sees the betting action head into the final day. It’s Friday, and it’s the big one. It’s Cheltenham Gold Cup Day, and that means the interest and intensity at the Gloucestershire track goes through the roof.
Who gets the win in this year’s Blue Riband event? The Gold Cup betting is the big highlight of the Cheltenham Day 4 betting tips.
Of course, there are more Day 4 tips to come than just from the Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup. Friday’s picks start with a look at the Triumph Hurdle – one of three Grade 1 races for the day.
You can follow all the latest insights, tips and Cheltenham betting offers for each day of the Festival here with our horse racing experts.
Cheltenham Day 4 Races Schedule
|1.30 pm||JCB Triumph Hurdle||2m 1f||Chase|
|2.10 pm||County Handicap Hurdle||2m 1f||Hurdle|
|2.50 pm||Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle||3m||Hurdle|
|3.30 pm||The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup||3m 2 1/2f||Chase|
|4.10 pm||St James’s Place Festival Challenge Cup||3m 2 1/2f||Chase|
|4.50 pm||Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase||2m 1/2f||Chase|
|5.30 pm||Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle||2m 4 1/2f||Chase|
2024 Cheltenham Day 4 Tips – Friday’s Feature Race
There is no doubt about the big feature race of Friday at the Cheltenham Festival 2024. It’s the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the pinnacle of the National Hunt season and the richest race of its kind on the British shores.
The race is steeped in history, and it has produced some famous names in racing as winners.
3:30pm – The Cheltenham Gold Cup
The first edition of the Cheltenham Gold Cup was in 1819, and it was a vastly different affair from what it is today. That inaugural run was on the flat. It wasn’t until 25 years later that it became a jumps race, and it is now the richest non-handicap chase race around.
This year, our betting experts will naturally be sizing up the field for Cheltenham Gold Cup tips. So stay tuned during the build-up to the start of the Festival for tips and insights.
The Cheltenham Gold Cup is run over three miles two and a half furlongs with 22 jumps. Horses five years old and above can enter, and with this being such a high-class race, it’s only the cream of the crop that gets in there.
Looking back through the history of the Gold Cup, you can see the likes of Arkle, Kauto Star, Denman and Best Mate, who have had their names etched in the books. Last year saw Galopin Des Champs add his name to the illustrious list, running out an impressive seven-length winner.
Look for our Cheltenham Day 4 betting tips as part of our Cheltenham 2024 coverage.
Cheltenham Gold Cup Jockey Overview
Part of the business of picking a Cheltenham Gold Cup winner is diving through the stats and trends such as jockey performances. For example, the only rider to have won the race more than once in the last 20 editions is Paul Townend.
He got there in back to back success with Al Boum Photo in 2019 and 2020, and added a third win last year with Galopin Des Champs. The likes of Nico de Boinville, Paddy Brennan and Rachael Blackmore have all landed it once during the last two decades.
Cheltenham Gold Cup Trainer Overview
The most successful Gold Cup trainers in the last 20 renewals are Paul Nicholls and Willie Mullins – the former has come up with three winners from thirty-nine entries. It has been a while since he got there, though, not having had a Gold Cup winner since the incredible Kauto Star in 2009. Meanwhile, Willie Mullins has won three of the last five renewals, which includes last year’s winner Galopin Des Champs.
Cheltenham Gold Cup Trends
Something to help along Cheltenham Gold Cup favorites will be a glance back at the recent Blue Riband fixture trends.
Our racing experts will look at things like none of the last 20 winners being outside the top 7 in the betting market and that all 20 winners had won a race within their previous four starts.
Again, it’s worth noting that age appears to be a significant factor for Cheltenham Gold Cup odds as there hasn’t been a winner above 9-year-olds in the last two decades. Neither has there been a winner at bigger odds than 20/1 in the time frame.
Check out our Cheltenham Day 4 tips for this year’s Festival, including the best Gold Cup picks!
2024 Cheltenham Gold Cup Preview
There have been five winning favourites in the last ten editions – Bobs Worth in 2013, Don Cossack in 2016, Al Boum Photo in 2020, A Plus Tard in 2022 and Galopin Des Champs in 2023.
The Other Races on Day 4 Of The Cheltenham Festival
The Gold Cup is the big race of Day 4 at the Cheltenham Festival 2024, but it is one of seven races on the day’s card. So there is plenty of horse racing betting elsewhere to dig into. Visit our dedicated racecards page for all the runners and riders of every race.
We have tips for all the races from each day at the Cheltenham Festival, and here is an overview of the other fixtures coming up on Day 4.
JCB Triumph Hurdle
The Triumph Hurdle kicks off the Cheltenham Day 4 tips and it is a race for juvenile novices over a distance of two miles and one furlong, with eight hurdles. Willie Mullins won the race last year with Lossiemouth, and the master trainer also had the 2nd, 3rd and 4th home too.
County Handicap Hurdle Race
The County Handicap Hurdle is a Grade 3 fixture on Gold Cup day. There are eight hurdles on the 2m 1f trip in this one. This is one of the most competitive races at the Festival with a large field setting off at a furious pace. It’s a race that often throws up a big-odds winner, with Belfast Banter (2021) and Faivoir (2023) both winning at 33/1.
Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle
The Albert Bartlett is a popular race for punters and it is one for the novices. The Albert Bartlett started in 2005 to give a longer-distance option for novices beyond the 2m 5f Ballymore. It is one of the Grade 1 fixtures on Gold Cup Day. Stay Away Fay became the ninth double-figure odds winner in the last 10 years when winning the most recent renewal at 18/1.
St James’s Place Challenge Cup
This is one of the Festival races that go beyond the 3m mark, stretching out to 3m 2 1/2 furlongs. The St James’s Place is one of those specialist tests for those who have won a couple of point to point races or have placed in a couple of hunter chases.
The St James’s Place is the same distance as the Cheltenham Gold Cup and is sometimes referred to as the Gold Cup for amateurs. Premier Magic became the second winner in the last four renewals to win at 66/1.
The Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase
The Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase was only introduced in 2021 so it is the newest race on the block. Willie Mullins won the first two renewals but failed to land the hat-trick when Colm Murphy’s Impervious won in 2023.
Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle
The final race of the four-day Cheltenham Festival is the Martin Pipe which is only for Conditional Jockeys. There are nine hurdles in the handicap contest over 2m 4 1/2 furlongs.
No horse and no jockey have won the fixture more than once since its inception in 2009 but Willie Mullins has trained the winner four times. Irish trainers have won seven of the last ten renewals.
We Got You Covered For Each Day of The Cheltenham Festival
Cheltenham Day 4 tips feature the big Cheltenham Gold Cup race, which will dominate all the headlines. Here are the feature races from the other days at the Cheltenham Festival.
- Cheltenham Festival Day 1 – The Festival starts with Champions Day featuring the Champion Hurdle and Supreme Novices
- Cheltenham Festival Day 2 – Day 2 is Ladies Day featuring the Queen Mother Champion Chase
- Cheltenham Festival Day 3 – Thursday is St Patrick’s Day featuring the Ryanair and Stayers’ Hurdle
|1:30||Triumph Hurdle||See Result|
|2:10||County Hurdle||See Result|
|2:50||Albert Bartlett Novices’||See Result|
|3:30||Gold Cup||See Result|
|4:10||Foxhunter Chase||See Result|
|4:50||Grand Annual Chase||See Result|
|5:30||Martin Pipe Handicap||See Result|