Day 4 of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival features the Cheltenham Gold Cup as the four days comes to a close. The first race on Friday 19th March is at 1.30pm and you can see all our Cheltenham Day 4 tips below, including the Triumph Hurdle.
|1.20pm||JCB Triumph Hurdle||10/1|
|2.30pm||Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle||25/1|
|3.05pm||Cheltenham Gold Cup||7/2|
|4.50pm||Martin Pipe Handicap||11/1|
After a thrilling three days at Prestbury Park, the Cheltenham Festival of 2021 will reach it’s a conclusion on Friday 19th March and we look to have one of the most open and competitive Gold Cup’s for quite a few years.
The likes of Santini, Delta Work, Kemboy, Presenting Percy and Lostintranslation are all set to line up for the big race at 3.30pm.
The day 4 races kick off with the Triumph Hurdle at 1.30 though and the last race on the card this year is the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle.
Following the previous three days betting, there is always an advantage to either the bookies or the punters going into day 4, and the Prestbury Cup is also up for grabs as Ireland and the UK go head to head looking to train the most winners.
The Triumph Hurdle is usually a great opening to the Friday at Cheltenham, with a big field of fantastic juveniles going to post from both sides of the Irish Sea. Last year Pentland Hills won the race for Nicky Henderson and he now features heavily in our Champion Hurdle tips for 2021 on day 1. At the time of writing, Zanahiyr is the 3/1 favourite for the 2021 Triumph Hurdle but there looks to be no strong favourite as such, so it could be worth looking for a value each-way play.
The second race of the day is the County Hurdle and another very difficult betting puzzle for punters. Our Cheltenham day 4 tips will try and help you out but there is sometimes a big gamble in races like this, so keep an eye on the latest betting odds. At the time of writing, the favourite was at double-figure odds so it is going to be another wide-open renewal this year and another great chance for an each-way bet at Cheltenham.
The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle comes next (sometimes known as the potato race) and this is a big test of stamina for the younger horses. There are often big prices winners in this day 4 race including last year when 50/1 rag Minella Indo got up the hill in front. The ground at Cheltenham was desperate that day and we might have similar going this year, so look out for Cheltenham mud-lovers.
The fourth race on the Cheltenham day 4 card is the big race of the week, the Cheltenham Gold Cup. As things stand, we are set for a fantastic renewal with all of the big fancies still in the race. One notable exception at this stage is Native River, who won the race two years ago. This is the ultimate test for the best chasers around and it takes a proper horse to win the Gold Cup. Last year’s winner Al Boum Photo will be back to defend his crown.
After the Gold Cup comes the Foxhunters Chase, a race for the amateur jockeys to showcase their talents. This race often goes unnoticed after the Gold Cup so expect a quieter betting heat with a lot of punters not placing bets after the Gold Cup (unless they had a winner). Hazel Hill landed a big gamble last year but there are always so many caveats to this race because of the inexperience of most of the jockeys taking part.
Race 6 is the Grand Annual, which used to be the last race on Cheltenham day 4 tips. The winner of this race last year was 66/1 so look out for more shocks here. It is a fierce event and usually a very rough race, so you want a jockey with vast experience to be on your horse.
The final race of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival will be the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockey’s Handicap Hurdle, due off at 5.30pm. This is a race for conditional jockeys so expect to see a few unfamiliar names on the racecard. It is another handicap that provides the odd shock so look out for those each-way tips.
Another thing to look out for in this race is gambled on horses. Owners and trainers are known to plot their horses towards this race, getting an advantage over the handicapper so any big odds movement you see should be taken seriously.