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2022 Cheltenham Festival Day 4 Tips

TimeRaceTipPlace Bet
13:30Triumph HurdleVaubanPlace Bet
14:10County HurdleColonel MustardPlace Bet
14:50Albert Bartlett Novices’ HurdleEric BloodaxePlace Bet
15:30Cheltenham Gold CupGalvinPlace Bet
16:10 Festival Hunters’ ChaseHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursWinged LeaderPlace Bet
16:50Paddy Power Mares’ ChaseHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursMount IdaPlace Bet
17:30Martin Pipe HurdleAdamantly ChosenPlace Bet

Cheltenham Festival Day 4 Preview

It’s the final day of the 2022 Cheltenham Festival and it’s also 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 2022 tips through the final day’s racecard at the ‘greatest show on turf’.

Cheltenham Day 4 Races 2022

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.

TIMERACEDISTANCEPREVIEW
13:30Triumph Hurdle Tips2m 1fRace Preview
14:10Country Hurdle Tips2m 1fRace Preview
14:50Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Tips3mRace Preview
15:30Cheltenham Gold Cup Tips3m 2fRace Preview
16:10Hunters’ Chase Tips3m 2 1/2fRace Preview
16:50Mares’ Chase Tips2m 4 1/2fRace Preview
17:30Martin Pipe Hurdle Tips2m 1/2fRace Preview

For the final time of the 2022 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 Friday Feature Race

The last day of Cheltenham Festival plays host to arguably the biggest race of the entire Festival – the Cheltenham Gold Cup. The final field is yet to be finalised but a quality field is assured and early entries for the Cheltenham day 4 showpiece sees 30 potential candidates throw their hat into the ring for the Blue Riband prize.

A Plus Tard will feature heavily amongst many peoples’ Cheltenham Gold Cup 2022 tips as Henry De Bromhead’s star bids to gain a first success in the race; but he will no doubt face some stiff opposition.

Barring injury Rachael Blackmore will again partner Henry De Bromhead’s star in the race, having been on board him in the race last year.

Jack Kennedy will therefore likely be on board last year’s winner Minella Indo, who could repeat Al Boum Photo‘s recent efforts in the race by landing back-to-back victories. Al Boum Photo will most likely be the choice of Paul Townend, who was on board for his 2019 + 2020 victories.

Willie Mullins has plenty of other solid candidates to choose for the race, with King George VI Chase shock winner Tornado Flyer and Asterion Forlonge likely to be in the mix. 

Other notable runners and riders could be Venetia Williams’ Royale Pagaille, who was an impressive winner of the Peter Marsh Chase at Haydock earlier in the year and will aim to improve on his sixth placed finish in this race last year. Dan Skelton looks to have a good chance with Protektorat, who could hardly have been more impressive in the Many Clouds Chase.

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

Cheltenham Gold Cup Favourites

A Plus Tard currently heads the betting as the Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite as he aims to build on last year’s runner-up finish in the race. He was an impressive winner of the Betfair Chase earlier in the season and could prove a popular pick for punters. 

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 in 2020 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.

15:30 Cheltenham Gold Cup – (Grade 1) Cl1 (5yo+) 3m 2 1/2f

Given his Cheltenham Gold Cup 2022 odds it wouldn’t come as a surprise to many should A Plus Tard gain a much deserved win in the race. The current ante-post favourite will no doubt be a popular Cheltenham Gold Cup tip for many punters to claim further big race glory.

Gordon Elliott’s Galvin got the better of A Plus Tard in the Savills Chase at Leopardstown and could provide the strongest test to Henry De Bromhead’s runner. Galvin was a winner at the Festival last year so can give the market leader plenty to think about.

Last year’s winner Minella Indo could bounce back from a couple of lacklustre performances earlier in the season at a course he loves. He’s won two of his three races at the Festival, with the defeat a narrow one length behind Champ in the RSA Chase back in 2020.

Other horses to note include 2019 + 2020 winner Al Boum Photo, who will no doubt be in the mix, and shock King George VI Chase winner Tornado Flyer. One thing is for sure, you won’t want to miss the feature race on the final day of the 2022 Cheltenham Festival!

5 key trends to consider

  •  20/20 winners aged 9 or younger.
  •  12/15 winners were rated 166+.
  •  8/10 winners won at single-figure odds (3 winning favourites).
  •  12/14 winners had no more than three chase runs that season.
  •  6/8 winners were Irish trained.

Other Races On Day Four

13:30 JCB Triumph Hurdle – (Grade 1) Cl1 (4yo) 2m1f

The first race on day four of Cheltenham Festival is open to four year olds, so you tend to see the winners go on to bigger and better things in the future. Notably back in 2014, a certain Tiger Roll won the first of his Cheltenham Festival winners in this race. Who will use this race as the springboard to stardom this year?

5 key trends to consider

  •  20/20 winners raced in the previous 55 days.
  •  9/13 winners were unbeaten over hurdles.
  •  4/6 winners were French bred.
  •  12/17 winners were in the top four of the betting market.
  •  Just 3 favourites have won in the last 15 renewals.

14:10 McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle – (Grade 3) Cl1 (5yo+) 2m1f

Arguably the hottest handicap of the week, the County hurdle is a race which two trainers have dominated in recent years – Willie Mullins and Dan Skelton have won six of the last seven renewals. However, there was a shock last year as Belfast Banter ran out a 33/1 winner for trainer Peter Fahey.  

5 key trends to consider

  •  17/19 winners were either novices or second season hurdlers.
  •  7/8 winners finished either first or second in their previous race.
  •  8/10 winners returned at double-figure odds.
  •  12/15 winners had a rating between 132-139.
  •  8/12 winners were Irish trained.

14:50 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle – (Grade 1) Cl1 (4yo+) 3m

This is the longest novice hurdle run at Cheltenham Festival. It can often spring a surprise, with seven of the last eight winners returning at double-figure odds – none more so than the 2019 winner Minella Indo, who won at a HUGE 50/1!

5 key trends to consider

  •  10/12 winners already rated 140+.
  •  15/17 winners finished in the top three last time out.
  •  7/8 winners sent off at double-figure odds. 
  •  14/16 winners aged 6-7.
  •  6/8 winners were Irish trained.

16:10 St James’s Place Hunters’ Chase – Cl2 (5yo+) 3m 2 1/2f

This amateur jockey race is a hard one to predict, but there are some key trends that are worth following. Interestingly, top amateur jockeys Derek O’Connor, Jamie Codd and Patrick Mullins have never won this race before.

5 key trends to consider

  •  7/7 winners aged 10-11.
  •  10/12 winners rated 134.
  •  12/14 winners finished in the top three last time out.
  •  6/12 winners had finished in the top five of last year’s renewal.
  •  5/7 winners were ridden by female jockeys.

16:50 Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase – (Grade 2) Cl1 (5yo+) 2m 1/2f

With just the one renewal of the race so far, there are no trends to follow here. However, last year’s winning trainer Willie Mullins had the 1st (Colreevy), 2nd (Elimay) and 4th (Moyhenna) in the race. So it’s fair to say you should pay particular attention to any of his runners in this year’s renewal!  

17:30 Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle – Cl2 (4yo+) 2m5f

The Final race of the 2022 Cheltenham Festival gives punters one final chance to bash the bookies. Seven of the last ten renewals have seen winners at double-figure odds, so it could pay to steer away from those at the head of the betting!

5 key trends to consider

  •  11/13 winners aged 5-6.
  •  Last four winners rated 142+. 
  •  No winning favourite in the last 10 years (last winning favourite Sir Des Champs in 2011).
  •  No horse has even won the race at odds over 25/1.
  •  6/8 winners were Irish trained.

Cheltenham Day 4 Betting Tips

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

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.

Concertista could be an interesting proposition in the Mares’ Steeple Chase on Cheltenham day 4 and the former Mares’ Hurdle winner has made an unbeaten start to her chasing career.  

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 2022 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 2022 tips.