Cheltenham Festival, Day Four, Gold Cup Day

Cheltenham Festival Day Four Gold Cup Day

Cheltenham Festival Day Four Gold Cup Day

The fourth day of the four day 2019 Cheltenham Festival is Friday March 15th, and there are seven races over the New Course from 13:30 to 17:30. The course is open to the public from 10:30.

JCB Triumph Hurdle

Distance: Two miles and one furlong
Type: Juvenile hurdle
Time: 13:30
Venue: New Course, Cheltenham

The Triumph Hurdle is the championship race for juveniles aged four when the race is run. There are 8 hurdles in the race. 

Odds for the race winner

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Sir Erec
Fakir D’Oudairies
Quel Destin
Gardens of Babylon

Predictions

SIR EREC is the form and ratings selection and many see the horse as the Irish banker. On Flat form the horse has plenty in hand and jumps well.

Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle

Distance: Two miles and one furlong
Type: Handicap hurdle
Time: 14:10
Venue: Old Course, Cheltenham

This race is usually one of the most open handicap hurdles over the shorter distance in the season. There are 8 hurdles in the race for horses aged five and older.

Odds for the race winner

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Wonder Laish
Grand Sancy
Southfield Stone
Dream Du Grand Val

Predictions

SOUTHFIED STONE has winning form in better company and could be an unexposed graded horse running in a handicap.

Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle

Distance: Three miles
Type: Novices’ hurdle
Time: 14:50
Venue: New Course, Cheltenham

This is the championship novice hurdle for stayer’s and attracts the best horses aged four and older suited to an extended trip. There are 12 hurdles jumped in the race.

Odds for the race winner

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Battleoverdoyen
Commander Of Fleet
Lisnagar Oscar
Relegate

Predictions

RELEGATE won the bumper last year and has had some promising outings this season including a win in a decent maiden in December.

Cheltenham Gold Cup

Distance: Three miles and two and a half furlongs
Type: Steeplechase
Time: 15:30
Venue: New Course, Cheltenham

The Gold Cup is known as the Blue Riband of chasing and is the most prestigious race of the four day meeting. The minimum age is five and there are 22 fences.

Odds for the race winner

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Presenting Percy
Clan Des Obeaux
Native River
Kemboy

Predictions

NATIVE RIVER should get ground conditions to suit and can win the Gold Cup for the second time in two years.

Foxhunter Steeple Chase

Distance: Three miles and two and a half furlongs
Type: Hunter chase
Time: 16:10
Venue: New Course, Cheltenham

The race is often called the ‘amateur Gold Cup’ because it brings together the best horses from the hunter chasing. Horses must be five or older and there are 22 fences.

Odds for the race winner

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Stand Up And Fight
Hazel Hill
Ucello Conti
Road To Rome

Predictions

UCELLO CONTI is proven at a higher level and has the class to prevail in the championship race for hunter chasers. 

Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Steeple Chase

Distance: Two miles and 110 yards
Type: Handicap chase
Time: 16:50
Venue: New Course, Cheltenham

The Grand Annual is the oldest race at the Festival and in the National Hunt calendar, dating back to 1834. Horses aged five and older are eligible and they jump 14 fences.

Odds for the race winner

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Magic Saint
Not Another Muddle
Whatswrongwithyou
Le Prezien

Predictions

LE PREZIEN won the race last year and can become the first back-to-back winner since 1959 and only the third multiple winner. 

Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Distance: Two miles and four and a half furlongs
Type: Handicap hurdle
Time: 17:30
Venue: New Course, Cheltenham

The final race of the Festival is for conditional jockeys. Horses must be aged four or older to take part and they jump 8 hurdles.

Odds for the race winner

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Dallas Des Pictons
Uradel
Early Doors
Cartwright

Predictions

EARLY DOORS has been backed for this race and looks certain to run while other leading contenders have alternative targets.

Betting on the Cheltenham Day 4 2019

The highlight of the meeting is the Cheltenham Gold Cup which is the most prestigious steeplechase in the calendar. Native River won the race last year so is trying to become the first back-to-back winner since Best Mate (2002, 2003 and 2004). The favourite for the Triumph Hurdle is Sir Erec who is the Irish banker of the meeting. The card also features four competitive handicaps and the Foxhunters Chase.

Betting Tips

  • 13:30     Sir Erec          
  • 14:10     Southfield Stone        
  • 14:50     Relegate
  • 15:30     Native River
  • 16:10     Ucello Conti
  • 16:50     Le Prezien
  • 17:30     Early Doors
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