Cheltenham Day 4 Tips

Time Race Our Tip Our Tip
13.20 Triumph Hurdle
Zanahiyr 13.20–Triumph Hurdle
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13.55 County Hurdle
Ciel De Neige 13.55–County Hurdle
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14.30 Albert Bartlett Hurdle
Alaphillipe 14.30–Albert Bartlett Hurdle
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15.05 Gold Cup
A Plus Tard 15.05–Gold Cup
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15.40 Hunter Chase
Red Indian 15.40–Hunter Chase
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16.25 Mares Chase
Colreevy 16.25–Mares Chase
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16.50 Martin pipe Hurdle
Floueur 16.50–Martin pipe Hurdle
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Cheltenham Gold Cup Tips 2021

It is Cheltenham day 4 and the biggest day of the Festival with the Cheltenham Gold Cup spearheading a fantastic final day of racing action at the home of jumps racing. 

The previous three days’ racing has led up to the showpiece race on Friday and another unmissable afternoon awaits punters on Cheltenham Gold Cup day.

Starting with the Grade One Triumph Hurdle and closing out with the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle the Cheltenham day 4 races promises thrills galore and the RacingTips team will be on hand again to provide readers with expert Cheltenham Gold Cup 2021 tips through the final day’s racecard at the ‘greatest show on turf’.

Gold Cup Day Race Card

Another top-quality collection of classy contests make up the Cheltenham day four races line-up where seven unmissable races will unfold from 1.30pm with the Grade One Triumph Hurdle kicking off proceedings and progressing through to 5.30pm with the closing Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle which is a Grade Three event.

13:20 Triumph Hurdle Tips 2m 1f Hurdle
13:55 Country Hurdle Tips 2m 1f Hurdle
14:30 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Tips 3m Hurdle
15:05 Gold Cup Tips 3m 2f Chase
15:40 Hunter Chase Tips 3m 2 1/2f Chase
16:15 Mares Chase Tips 2m 4 1/2f Hurdle
16:50 Martin Pipe Hurdle Tips 2m 1/2f Hurdle

For the final time of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival the customary Cheltenham roar will ring true around Cleeve Hill and the Cotswolds to herald in another top-class afternoon as the tapes fly up and the Triumph Hurdle gets underway.

The final day opener on Cheltenham Gold Cup day sees the best juvenile horses (aged four) compete for what might prove a dress rehearsal for future Champion Hurdles although it takes a really good one to win both races and the last to do so was Katchit. Trainer Nicky Henderson could be the man to follow having saddled the winner twice in the last six years and seven winners overall in the race.

Competitive handicap action is next on the agenda with the County Handicap Hurdle after which the novice staying hurdlers head to post for the latest renewal of the Albert Bartlett Hurdle which could prove a pointer towards future renewals of the Stayers’ Hurdle although can also yield top-class future chasers.

Can trainer Willie Mullins win the race for a third time in five years?

The dust will barely have settled on that race and it is time for the big one – the Cheltenham Gold Cup. The showpiece of Cheltenham day 4 will attract the bulk of punters’ focus and many will be keen to see Al Boum Photo bid to win a third straight Blue Riband and become the first horse since Best Mate to win three Gold Cups.

It is then the turn of the amateur riders to contest over the Cheltenham Gold Cup trip with the St James’s Place Challenge Cup otherwise known as the Foxhunter Chase or the ‘amateur’s Gold Cup’ which sees amateur jockeys contest for a valuable prize. 

The penultimate contest on the Cheltenham races day 4 agenda is a new race having its’ inaugral running with the first ever Cheltenham Festival mares’ chase and the afternoon closes out with the conditional jockeys strutting their stuff in the Martin Pipe Hurdle to bring down the curtain on another fantastic Cheltenham Gold Cup afternoon.

Cheltenham Gold Cup Betting

It is easy to get involved in the Cheltenham Gold Cup betting, not just on the day’s main event but also each of the other six contest throughout the final day and on any of the preceding three days of the Cheltenham Festival.

Punters can place their bets online through any of the major bookmakers’ websites which can be accessed via PC, laptop or any mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet.

Alternatively there’s sure to be a bookmaker’ betting shop branch nearby for over the counter betting. Don’t worry if you’ve never been in a betting shop or struck a bet, the shop staff will be only too glad to help.

With Covid-19 continuing in the headlines there’ll be no on-course betting this year but with most bookmakers offering Tote betting including singles and popluar bets such at Placepots then there’s no need to miss out when it comes to pools betting.

Cheltenham Gold Cup 2021 runners

The final field of Cheltenham Gold Cup 2021 runners is yet to be finalised but a quality field is assured and early entries for the Cheltenham day 4 showpiece sees 41 potential candidates throw their hat into the ring for the Blue Riband prize.

Al Boum Photo will feature heavily amongst many peoples’ Cheltenham Golf Cup 2021 tips as Willie Mullins’ star bids to emulate Best Mate and win the race three times; but the Buck’s Boum gelding will face some stiff opposition.

Barring injury Paul Townend will again partner Willie Mullins’ star in the race, while the County Carlow trainer could also be represented by Kemboy who would likely be partered by David Mullins in the race.

Nico de Boinville is likely to partner with Nicky Henderson’s Santini who will bid to better last year’s third in the race and overturn the 2020 Gold Cup form.

Nicky Henderson could also send out 2020 RSA Chase winner Champ although the King’s Theatre gelding hasn’t had a run this season. With Barry Geraghty having hung up his boots the nod could go to Aidan Coleman to take the reins on the tough-as-teak chaser.

Irish trainer Henry de Bromhead could be doubly represented also with Minella Indo likely to be partnered by Rachael Blackmore, and A Plus Tard could provide Daragh O’Keeffe a first Cheltenham Gold Cup ride having steered the Kapgarde gelding to Savills Chase victory.

Other notable runners and riders could be Paul Nicholls’ Frodon with Bryony Frost likely to again get the leg-up with the pair enjoying a fruitful relationship; there’d likely be no more popular winner to boot!

Gordon Elliott could rely on Delta Work who would most likely be partnered by Jack Kennedy, while Presenting Percy could see a return to the Gold Cup for Davy Russell although Denis O’Regan may deputise given Russell has only just returned from injury and the Gold Cup might come too soon.

Of course with a few weeks still to go the complexion of the Cheltneham Gold Cup runners and riders could change significantly between now and post-time.

Cheltenham Gold Cup Favourites

It is perhaps natural that dual-winner Al Boum Photo heads the betting as the Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite as he chases a third successive win in the race and join the legendary Best Mate – a feat that eluded the likes of top-class performers Kauto Star, Denman and Kicking King amongst others.

When it comes to Cheltenham Gold Cup betting however it doesn’t always pay to side with the favourites; Al Boum Photo’s win in the race twelve months ago saw him the first winning favourite since Don Cossack in 2016. 

Only nine favourites have won the Gold Cup since 2000, but on the other side of the coin the longest priced winner in the same was 20/1 chance Lord Windermere in 2014 and only two winners have returned double-digits so those horses featuring towards the top of the betting tend to do best.

Cheltenham Gold Cup 2021 Odds

Given his Cheltenham Gold Cup 20201 odds it wouldn’t come as a surprise to many should  Al Boum Photo strike again to land a third consecutive Gold Cup and he’ll be a popular Cheltenham Gold Cup tip for many punters to claim further big race glory.

Nicky Henderson has strong claims with Santini and Champ and the latter finished with a rattle up the Cheltenham Hill in the 2020 RSA Chase to suggest he’d be suited by the Gold Cup trip. The former ought to be on the premises again having not been suited by the King George VI Chase at Kempton and a more galloping track will show him in better light.

Minella Indo and Delta Work have to bounce back from Savills Chase falls but a big run could come from A Plus Tard who ran down Kemboy late to take the Savills Chase victory. The latter hasn’t run well in two previous starts at the home of jumps racing but A Plus Tard showed plenty of class and stamina to land that Grade One prize and as a former Festival winner he can run a big race.

Cheltenham Festival Day 4 Betting Tips

Away from the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the opening Triumph Hurdle is always a competitive race and Gordon Elliott’s Zanahiyr will be popular, but the Irish raider could face a stiff challenge against the likes of French Aseel and Adagio.

A competitive renewal of the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle looks wide open and will be a tricky puzzle to unravel for punters as they formulate their Cheltenham Festival day 4 betting tips.

Benie Des Dieux could be an interesting proposition in the inaugral Mares’ Steeple Chase on Cheltenham day 4 and the former Mares’ Hurdle winner has plenty of chasing experience to call upon.  

Our RacingTips experts will have their Cheltenham Friday tips for every race on the fourth and final day of the Festival including their Cheltenham Gold Cup 2021 tips.

Cheltenham Free Bets For Friday

On such a high turnover betting day there’s sure to be plenty of Cheltenham Free bets for Friday on offer from most of the big names in the betting industry. 

New customers will be able to take advantage of a number of excellent free bet sign-up offers, while existing customers are likely to be able to take advantage of special free bets and bonuses.

The RacingTips team will be busy collecting and highlighting the best sign-up offers and free bets available throughout the afternoon as well as offering their expert Cheltenham Gold Cup 2021 tips.

Cheltenham Gold Cup 2021 FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)

What day and time is the Cheltenham 2021 Gold Cup?

This year’s renewal of the Cheltenham Gold Cup will take place on Cheltenham day four which takes place on Friday 19 March. The big race of the day gets underway at 3.30pm.

What distance is the Cheltenham Gold Cup?

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is run over the New Course at the home of jumps racing and unfolds over a trip of 3 miles 2 furlongs and 70 yards. 

What weights are carried in the Gold Cup?

Weights carried by the Cheltenham Gold Cup runners vary according to the horses’ age and sex. 

Horses aged five years carry 11 stone 8lbs in the contest; while horses aged six years and over carry an additional 2lbs, shouldering 11 stone 10lbs.

Mares running in the race are entitled to an allowance of 7lbs at the weights.

What is the prize money for the Gold Cup?

The winner of the 2020 Cheltenham Gold Cup – Al Boum Photo – netted connections a first prize purse in excess of £350,000 from a total prize fund of around £650,000.

In 2021 the winner will scoop just short of £265,000 for connections with the race boasting a prize fund of £625,000. The remainder of the prize pot will be shared among the first eight runners to complete the gruelling course.

Who won the Gold Cup last year?

Sure to be a popular choice for many peoples’ Cheltenham Gold cup 2021 tips, Willie Mullins’ Al Boum Photo took top honours in the Gold Cup last year where he was winnng the race for the second year in succession.

Paul Townend has steered the son of Buck’s Boum to both Gold Cup victories, taking top honours in 2019 and repeating the feat twelve months ago and the pair will likely combine for another attempt at the famous race and if successful become the first triple-Gold Cup winner since Best Mate.