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Cheltenham Day 4 Tips & Offers - Gold Cup Tips

The Festival’s final day, Day 4 of Cheltenham, is known as ‘Gold Cup Day’, featuring the Holy Grail of jumps racing - the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Winners etch their names into jump racing history, and it’s a race that has been won by some legends of jump racing, including Arkle, Desert Orchid, Best Mate, Kauto Star, and Denman.

Read on to see our Cheltenham Day 4 Betting Tips, including our Cheltenham Gold Cup tip.

Cheltenham Gold Cup Day Tips

As we enter the fourth and final day of the 2024 Cheltenham Festival, punters and bookmakers once more go into battle with seven exciting races on the card.

The betting on Gold Cup Day is always frenetic. As the big day approaches, our racing tipsters will deliver their Cheltenham Festival Day 4 tips and, of course, as part of that, their betting tips for the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

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Cheltenham Festival Day 4 Schedule & Racecards

Check out the race schedule for Cheltenham Gold Cup Day.

TimeCheltenham Day 4 Races
1:30pmTriumph Hurdle
2:10pmCounty Hurdle
2:50pmAlbert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle
3:30pmCheltenham Gold Cup
4:10pmFestival Hunters’ Chase
4:50pmLiberthine Mares’ Chase
5:30pmMartin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Triumph Hurdle Betting

The only Grade One at the Festival for four-year-old runners, and it’s the top race in the jump racing calendar to be exclusively contested by juveniles. Nicky Henderson has enjoyed huge success in the race over the years, saddling the winner on seven occasions, most recently with Pentland Hills in 2019.

Check out our Triumph Hurdle tips, odds and offers.

County Hurdle Betting

The first of two incredibly competitive handicap hurdle races to solve on the final day. This is a two-mile test, combining both jumping ability and speed, while you’ll need luck in running as we’ll have a maximum field of runners.

Check out our County Hurdle tips, odds and offers.

Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Betting

A staying hurdle race for novices at the start of their careers, and it’s typically a wide-open betting heat. Irish-trained horses have dominated the race in recent years, but Paul Nicholls did land it in 2023 with Stay Away Fay.

Check out our Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle tips.

Cheltenham Gold Cup Betting

The feature race of the entire meeting, a gruelling test of more than three miles - you need to have stamina, a high cruising speed, and jump exceptionally well. It’s the Blue Riband event of National Hunt racing with a winners list packed with legends of jumps racing - who will add their name to that list in 2024?

Check out our Cheltenham Gold Cup tips.

Festival Hunters’ Chase Betting

Known as the ‘Amateurs Gold Cup’, this race is run immediately after the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Paul Nicholls has trained the winner of the race on four occasions, most recently with Pacha du Polder in 2018.

Check out our Festival Hunters’ Chase tips, odds and offers.

Mares’ Chase Betting

A new race at the festival, aimed to improve the mares program and keep them in training for longer. Being a chase contest, this is a test of jumping ability, with Irish-trained runners having won all three renewals.

Check out our Liberthine Mares’ Chase tips and betting offers.

Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle Betting

The final race of the 2024 Cheltenham Festival and a tough puzzle for punters to solve. This is a big field handicap for conditional jockeys, and often one where we see at least a couple of betting gambles on what could be well handicapped runners.

Check out our Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle tips.

Cheltenham Gold Cup Day Overview

The Festival’s final day is all about the Gold Cup - it is not only the feature race of the day but the feature race of the 2024 Cheltenham Festival.

Winners are held in high regard, and jockeys and trainers have all said in the past that the feeling of bringing a Gold Cup winner back into the packed winner’s enclosure at Cheltenham is something that cannot be replicated elsewhere.

First up is the Triumph Hurdle at 1:30pm where we will see some future stars of National Hunt racing, with this race kicking off our tips for Cheltenham.

The race immediately following the Gold Cup is the Festival Hunters’ Chase at 4:10pm, a race for amateur jockeys. Run over the same distance as the Gold Cup, it’s widely known as the ‘Amateur Gold Cup’, and it always provides a thrilling spectacle.

And the finale of the Cheltenham Festival is the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle, due to go off at 5:30pm.

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Cheltenham Day 4 FAQs

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When is Cheltenham Day 4?

The fourth and final day of the Cheltenham Festival is known as ‘Gold Cup Day’ and always takes place on a Friday, in 2024 this will be Friday, March 15th. The day’s feature race is one of the main highlights of the entire horse racing jumps season - the Grade 1 Cheltenham Gold Cup.

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Is the Gold Cup the biggest race in Cheltenham?

The most prestigious race at the Cheltenham Festival is the Cheltenham Gold Cup. The Gold Cup is always held on Friday, which is known as Gold Cup Day and is worth a total of £625,000.

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What is the Cheltenham Gold Cup?

The Gold Cup is the trophy for the overall winner. This is a Grade 1 National Hunt race run on the New Course at Cheltenham Racecourse over a distance of about 3 miles 2½ furlongs, with 22 fences to be jumped.

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Is the Gold Cup made of real gold?

The Gold Cup is made of real gold - the original trophy weighs 644 grams of nine-carat gold and is plated in 18-carat gold.

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Who won the Cheltenham Gold Cup last year?

Galopin Des Champs won the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2023, trained by Willie Mullins and ridden by Paul Townend.

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