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Cheltenham Day 4 tips - Gold Cup

Cheltenham Gold Cup Day 4 – Friday 18th March 2022

The final day of the Cheltenham Festival is known as ‘Gold Cup Day’ since it features the Holy Grail of jumps racing, the Cheltenham Gold Cup at 3.05pm, where winners etch their name into the hall of fame.

Last year’s winner was Minella Indo, who won the race at 9/1. Not only did the Gold Cup go back to Ireland, but they also had the first, second and third home in the race.

Can any of the old guard from the UK bounce back, will a new horse emerge as a Gold Cup contender, or will Ireland once again dominate the biggest race of the festival? Feel free to check out our Cheltenham Betting Tips.

Cheltenham Gold Cup Day 4 Schedule & Racecards

TimeGold Cup Day Races – Cheltenham Day 4 Friday 18th March 2022TypeWinner 2021
13.30JCB Triumph HurdleHurdleQuilixios 2/1
14.10County Handicap Hurdle RaceHurdleBelfast Banter 33/1
14.50Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle RaceHurdleVanillier 14/1
15.30Cheltenham Gold CupChaseMinella Indo 9/1
16.10Foxhunter Steeple Chase Challenge CupChasePorlock Bay 16/1
16.50Liberthine Mares ChaseChaseColreevy 9/4
17:30Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap HurdleChaseGalopin Des Champs 8/1

Day four at Cheltenham is all about the Gold Cup. It is not only the feature race of the day, but the feature race of the entire meeting. 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 winners enclosure at Cheltenham is something that cannot be replicated elsewhere.

The race immediately following the Gold Cup is the Foxhunters Chase at 3:40pm, a race for amateur jockeys and run over the same distance as the Gold Cup (so it’s also widely known as the ‘Amateur Gold Cup’) – it always provides a thrilling spectacle.

First up on Day four is the Triumph Hurdle at 1.20pm where we will see some future stars of National Hunt racing.

Elsewhere, the Albert Bartlett is a race that can produce staying stars of the future, over both hurdles and fences. The Mares Chase is a recent addition to the festival, and will hopefully grow over the years, just like the Mares Hurdle has done.

Cheltenham Day 4 Best Bets

As we enter the fourth and final day of the 2022 Cheltenham Festival, punters will either be looking to play up their winnings or claw back their losses. Either way, the betting on Gold Cup Day is always frenetic. As the big day approaches, our racing tipsters will deliver their final verdicts on their Cheltenham Gold Cup, as well as other day four races on these pages.

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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. The day’s feature race is one of the main highlights of the entire horse racing jumps season, the Grade 1 Cheltenham Gold Cup. The first Day 4 race - the Gold Cup - gets underway at 1.20pm, with the fourth race on the seven-race card, due off at 3.20pm.
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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 horse race run on the New Course at Cheltenham Racecourse in England, there are 22 fences to be jumped, over a distance of about 3 miles 2½ furlongs, and during its running.
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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?

Al Boum Photo won the 2020 Cheltenham Gold Cup for trainer Willie Mullins and jockey Paul Townend.