Welcome to our Cheltenham Day Four Tips for 2017

The final day of the Cheltenham Festival 2017 is most commonly known as “Gold Cup Day“. As well as featuring the most prestigious Grade 1 Chase in the world, the final day of the Festival also showcases some of the most promising younger horses in the Triumph Hurdle and the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle. Meanwhile, the Foxhunters Chase is often known as the “Amateurs Gold Cup” and sees On The Fringe attempting to land a hatrick of wins.

Cheltenham Day 4 Win Acca

It was an amazing Thursday for the Irish and Willie Mullins silenced his doubters in the process. We think the Irish could have another great day on Friday and our Acca looks rock solid. Have a wonderful Gold Cup Day and let’s bring on the winners!

Triumph Hurdle - 1.30pm

Last year’s winner: Ivanovich Gorbatov 9/2f
Distance: 2m 179y

2017 Preview: Defi Du Seuil looks set to be sent off clear favourite for trainer Philip Hobbs having won all six of his British starts to date, including two wins at Cheltenham and a 13 length success in a Grade 1 event at Chepstow. Officially rated 10 pounds better than his nearest rival, he appears versatile ground wise and is the one to beat. Irish raider Mega Fortune looks his main danger, boasting plenty of stamina and a Grade 1 win in the Spring Juvenile Hurdle. Master Blueyes, Dinaria Des Obeaux and Charli Parcs all bring good form to the table for strong connections too and are worth consideration.

Our tips: Defi Du Seuil at 5/2

Read our full Triumph Hurdle tip and preview here.

County Hurdle - 2.10pm

Last year’s winner: Superb Story 8/1
Distance: 2m 179y

2017 Preview: Our original tip Mick Jazz was a Non Runner so we have instead opted for the apparent JP McManus second string in Winter Escape, who will benefit from the booking of experienced Wayne Hutchinson. Winner of all three starts last season, he looks well handicapped on that form and the way he stayed to the line at Kempton when winning the Dovecote Novices’ Hurdle would suggest the hill won’t be a problem back on better ground. North Hill Harvey is entitled to respect but would have preferred the ground to be easier than it is at present, whilst Ivanovich Gorbatov hasn’t been cut much slack by the handicapper for being below-par this season. At bigger prices, Wait For Me could go well for Philip Hobbs in a first-time tongue-tie.

Our original tip Mick Jazz was a Non Runner (10.15am) and replaced.

Our tips: Winter Escape at 11/1 Each Way

Read our full County Hurdle tips and preview here.

Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle - 2.50pm

Last year’s winner: Unowhatimeanharry 11/1
Distance: 2m 7f 213y

2017 Preview: The three mile trip places an emphasis on stamina and with multiple wins in Graded company on testing ground, Death Duty fits the profile. He’s improved with each run this season and trainer Gordon Elliott has telling stated that “at this stage, of all the good horses I have had, none of them were as good over hurdles“. Wholestone and The Worlds End look to be the best of the British raiders.

Our tips: Death Duty at 9/4

Read our full Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle tips and preview here.

Gold Cup Chase - 3.30pm

Last year’s winner: Don Cossack 9/4f
Distance: 3m 2f 70y

2017 Preview: The feature race of the day and arguably the entire Cheltenham Festival, and this year’s contest looks far more competitive than previous years. Cue Card was our tip for this race and was looking set to challenge for victory if staying up right, but no horse aged eleven or older has won this race since 1969 and despite an impressive win in the Ascot Chase he has to prove himself today. The strong galloping Native River has won his last three starts but is yet to win an open Grade 1, while Sizing John needs to take another step forward to be competitive here. Our antepost tip Djakadam has shortened from 12/1 to just 4/1 since being tipped and looks to go one better having filled the runner up spot twice in the past two years.

Our antepost tip for this race was Djakadam in January. 

Antepost tips: Djakdam at 12/1 Each Way 

Read our full Gold Cup tips and preview here.

Foxhunter Chase - 4.10pm

Last year’s winner: On The Fringe 13/8f
Distance: 3m 2f 70y

2017 Preview: On The Fringe bids to win his third Foxhunter Chase in succession and following a promising seasonal reappearance at Leopardstown last month he looks set to stake a strong claim. Steadily backed over the previous weeks, he has won six of his last eight starts and has a major chance of bringing up the hat-trick. Wonderful Charm holds second favouritism having won his two Hunter Chase starts to date, while Paint The Clouds was a close third in this race last year and is a consistent type.

Our tips: On The Fringe at 7/4

Read our full Foxhunter Chase tips and preview here.

Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle - 4.50pm

Last year’s winner: Ibis Du Rheu 14/1
Distance: 2m 4f 56y

2017 Preview: Ante-Post favourite The Storyteller misses out through injury and makes the race look a little more open that was the case last week. In his absence, the Nick Williams trained Coo Star Sivola is the selection off a potentially lenient mark of 138 having caught the eye when bolting up at Warwick three weeks ago. He finished third in last year’s Fred Winter and clearly has no problem with the track, so should go well. No Comment for the Hobbs team is on a decent mark as well and can make his presence felt, whilst Thomas Campbell is not one to ignore completely back here for the first time since winning his maiden hurdle.

Our tips: Coo Star Sivola at 16/1 Each Way

Read our full Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle tips and preview here.

Grand Annual Chase - 5.30pm

Last year’s winner: Solar Impulse 28/1
Distance: 2m 62y

2017 Preview: The final race of the Festival is brilliantly competitive but Dandridge should have a big chance of winning it having shaped well over hurdles at Leopardstown last month. He finished second in this exact race twelve months ago under the excellent Davy Russell and although higher in the weights this time around, it will undoubtedly have been the target. Le Perezien is respeted for Paul Nicholls, who won the race with Solar Impulse last year, and Velvet Maker is another who should prove capable of filling the frame.

Our tips: Dandridge at 8/1 Each Way

Read our full Grand Annual Chase tips and preview here.

RECAP: Cheltenham Day Four Tips (2016)

Day Four of the 2015 Cheltenham Festival started off the day perfectly for favourite backers as Ivanovich Gorbatov at 9/2 reeled in Apple’s Jade up the home run before surging clear on the run in to score for Barry Geraghty, giving him a record fifth win in the race. Willie Mullins smacked the post on three occasions as he had the second, third and fourth in the race in a very frustrating start to Gold Cup day for Mullins. The County Hurdle was an incredibly open race with it being 7/1 the field and it was the 8/1 Superb Story who took the win for Dan and Harry Skelton, with Fethard Player chasing him home in vein pursuit alongside Sternrubin. Onto the Albert Bartlett which turned into a race of attrition, with horses one by one dropping away as the pace was increased by Barter’s Hill off the front. Unowhatimeanharry looked in trouble going down the side but started to make headway under a strong Noel Fehily drive, heading a tired Barter’s Hill at the last despite clouting the final hurdle with some force. Fagan had been making stealthy headway up the nearside rail and was the final challenger, but he couldn’t get by and had to settle for second in front of a gallant Champers On Ice.

Onto the 2016 Gold Cup Chase, where the market sided with Don Cossack, who was sent off the 9/4 favourite for Gordon Elliott and Bryan Cooper. The field was led along by O’Faolains Boy until he was headed four out by Djakadam, Cue Card and Don Cossack who were all travelling well. Going towards three out, Cue Card narrowly poked his nose in front between those two aforementioned rivals, possibly going the best, but jumped poorly and fell. That handed the intuitive to Don Cossack who needed no further invitation and turned for home with a four length lead from Djakadam, who kept on doggedly but was never going to get to the winner. Don Cossack jumped the final fence brilliantly and won the Gold Cup by four and a half lengths to Djakadam, who once again had to settle for second.

Perhaps one of the most thrilling finishes of the week, the Foxhunter Chase served up a heart racing finish with a plethora of horses still in contention as they turned for home. One that looked to be in trouble was the favourite On The Fringe, who desperately needed a gear change up the hill. Galvanised by Nina Carberry, he did just that and a bold jump at the last took him into the lead, scoring by a neck to the gallant Marito in second. Paint The Clouds absolutely flew up the hill to finish third place from a mile back, with Current Event rounding out the placings in fourth. The Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle went the way of Ibis Du Rheu, who managed to hold off the challenge of Flying Angel who had won the Imperial Cup just a week earlier at Sandown. The closer of the Festival, the Grand Annual, was won by outsider Solar Impulse, who travelled well throughout and drew clear on the run in to beat Dandridge in second.

RECAP: Cheltenham Day Three Tips (2015)

Day Four of the 2015 Cheltenham Festival saw a good start for favourite backers as Peace And Co (2/1) led home a stable one two three for Nicky Henderson in the Triumph Hurdle and landed some tasty bets in the process, including one of £12,000, one of £8,000, and a couple of “just” the £4000 to win. Not a single sizeable bet was struck in any other horse and by about 1.35pm it was clearly one nil to the punters but with six races to go, though as the race is generally the kiss of death to future chances, connections and supported alike will have need to make this one pay. Although the Vincent O’Brien Handicap is named after perhaps the greatest trainer in Irish history, it was still a bit embarrassing for the home team to see the first six home trained in the Emerald Isle, led home by Wicklow Brave at odds of 25/1. He wasn’t the best supported (obviously) at that price, and saw most bets remain in the bookmakers satchels, but it wasn’t much of an on course betting race (£7,000 or so recorded on the favourite who was only thirteenth), and we doubt the bookies got back to level pegging here.

The Irish scored again in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle, but again with a surprise winner thanks to Martello Tower at odds of 14/1 for Ms Margaret Mullins. The winner hasn’t scored since but is on target for the World Hurdle, while the runner up and third had a lot more bets placed on them (£5000 to win £165,000 on Milsean, now that’s what we call a bet!), leaving the bookmakers smiling once again. No More Heroes saw twenty three bets of £400 to won as well as other bigger bets but was beaten a length and a half at the line, and 5/2 favourite Black Hercules, who is now pretty decent over fences, was back in seventh and left a further £9000 plus with the bookies in doing so.

Hats off to the connections of Coneygree for sending their novice to the Gold Cup and he rewarded them with a battling win at odds of 7/1. He did land some decent bets himself but not as many as were lost on runner up Djakadam (£3000 to win £30,000 went astray), as well as Many Clouds (who went on to win the Grand National) who fed them another £6,000 or so, and favourite Silviniaco Conti who lost his supporters one bet of £20,000 to win and another of £10,000.

The Foxhunters is for amateur riders and generally speaking a quiet betting heat but someone must have felt Paint The Clouds was a good thing as they backed him down to 11/4 favourite at the off, but without success. He was only third at the line, a neck off of second but seventeen lengths adrift of winner On The Fringe and will be back to try again in 2016, with punters looking to get back some of their losses, perhaps.

Willie Mullins finally rewarded his supporters in the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap with Killultagh Vic at odds of 7/1, though by then many of the Irish must have gone home with only one bet of £1000 recorded on the books. He stayed on bravely to get back up by a head and deserves his plaudits, but the result hardly hurt the bookmakers who had one race to go to finish the day well on top.

In the last race of the four days, Ned Buntline (Noel Meade) and Blood Cotil (Willie Mullins) were sent off 4/1 joint favourites but failed to bother the judge. More bets of £500 to win (Blood Cotil) and £11,000 in total (Ned Buntline) went straight in to the bookies wallets as Next Sensation scored under Tom Scudamore at odds of 16/1, leaving the bookies on top – if only Annie Power had scored on Day One it would have been such a different story!

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