Cheltenham Festival 2018 Day Four Tips
Day four of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival kicks off on Friday 16th March. This is the final day of the festival and features the Cheltenham Gold Cup, which is the biggest race of all four days. Get tips for all seven races here.
Cheltenham Festival 2018 Day Four Schedule & Tips
|14:10||County Handicap Hurdle|
|14:50||Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle|
|15:30||Cheltenham Gold Cup|
|16:50||Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle|
Day four of Cheltenham kicks off with the Triumph Hurdle. A race that is always contested by exciting juveniles, trainer Nicky Henderson has won this race six times, while jockey Barry Geraghty has five wins to his name.
County Handicap Hurdle
The second race of the day is the County Handicap Hurdle, another challenging handicap with the potential for a big priced winner. Only one of the last 10 winners went off at single-digit odds.
Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle
The Albert Bartlett throws up the most exciting staying novice hurdlers around. This race is often a stepping stone for future RSA and Gold Cup horses, as highlighted by Bobs Worth who won all three races in consecutive years.
Cheltenham Gold Cup
Not only the feature race of day four, but also the feature race of the entire week, the Cheltenham Gold Cup is the one everybody wants to win. The prestigious prize has been won by legendary horses such as Best Mate and Kauto Star, and is always one of the highlights of the entire racing calendar.
The Foxhunter Chase is often referred to as the “Amateur Gold Cup”, as it is run over the same distance of the Gold Cup but only open to amateur riders. Prominent horses in the market have a good recent record.
Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle
The Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle is the penultimate race of the festival. Limited to conditional jockeys, this relatively new festival race has a good roll of honour. Leading trainers Willie Mullins and Paul Nicholls have each won this race twice in the last five years.
The Cheltenham Festival closes with another ultra competitive handicap, this time the Grand Annual Chase, which is the oldest race of the festival. Run over 2m this is a fast and furious end to proceedings.