The combination of Day 4 of the Cheltenham Festival and St. Patrick’s Day should prove very lucky for the Irish on Friday. Not that they need it, Ireland have dominated Day 4 of the Festival in the last three years. JP McManus is Ireland’s biggest owner so we’ve combined his four best chances on the day into a Lucky 15. Check out our free tips page for daily content across British and Irish racing.
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Filey Bay has an excellent profile going into this race. Trainer Emmet Mullins is the master of the handicap plot and has had Festival success in the past. His second in the Betfair Hurdle last time out was an exceptional effort for such an inexperienced horse and it will stand him in good stead for this rough race.
Corbetts Cross is a handicap winner over three miles on soft to heavy ground. This would suggest he has plenty of stamina, which makes his win over just shy of two miles at Naas last time out, all the more impressive. With his stamina confirmed, he’ll have no trouble getting home if good enough.
Impervious has made an excellent start to her chasing career, winning all three starts over fences so far. This includes a win against the boys in Grade 2 company at Punchestown last time out. The second has boosted the form by winning a Grade 3 next time. She has every chance here and a huge run is expected.
Iroko has taken his form to a new level this season. He finished fourth in two graded races as a juvenile in his first couple of starts for the yard. The switch to handicaps has made a huge difference and he has won both starts this season. The most recent of those came by a winning margin of 14 lengths and he looks very progressive.
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