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Cheltenham Day 4 betting guide

Day 4 of the Cheltenham Festival is the final day and includes the Gold Cup race, which is generally considered the highlight of the four-day event. While the Gold Cup is the main race of the day and tends to get the most attention, there are lots of other events to get excited about on Day 4. In this Cheltenham Day 4 guide, we’ll be discussing all the races you can bet on and sharing our top horse racing bettingtips.

Take a a look at our tips for all earlier in the festival in our Cheltenham Hub

Cheltenham Festival Day 4: what’s it all about?

The modern-day Cheltenham Festival can be traced all the way back to 1818, when a somewhat more modest event was staged on Cleeve Hill in Cheltenham, which overlooks the current racecourse. The one-day meeting featured just five races. The following year, the first ever Cheltenham Gold Cup race was held.

Over the years, the festival became a four-day event and arguably the most well-known and anticipated event in the British racing calendar. The fourth and final day of the Cheltenham Festival is also known as Gold Cup Day, so it’s easy to forget that there is more to Day 4 than just the Cup, with plenty of other races taking place throughout the day.

Cheltenham Gold Cup betting

When it comes to betting tips, Cheltenham Day 4 offers opportunities to place a range of bets on several very different races. You’ll find, however, that almost everyone who’s there on the day, and most of the punters who are placing bets online, will want to have a bit of a flutter on the Gold cup.

The Gold Cup is the most valuable race on the British racing calendar, with a prize fund of £625,000, over half of which goes to the winner. It is also valuable in the way that it is recognised as the most prestigious event in jump racing, and it has been won by some of the greatest horses ever, such as Golden Miller, Kauto Star, and Arkle.

Cheltenham Day 4 betting tips: ante-post bets

You don’t have to wait until the event is in full swing to place Cheltenham Festival Day 4 bets. In the build-up to the Cheltenham Festival, you can place ante-post betson all the Day 4 races, including the Gold Cup. This means that you’re placing your bets in advance of the event. There is a risk, however, that your horse could drop out of the event.

Cheltenham Day 4 betting tips: which races can I bet on?

There are seven races that punters can place a bet on during Day 4 of the Cheltenham Festival:

  • Cheltenham Gold Cup
  • Triumph Hurdle
  • County Hurdle Network
  • Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle
  • Foxhunter Chase
  • Mares’ Chase
  • Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Let’s look at some betting tips for these races.

Cheltenham Gold Cup Tips

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the main race of the day on Cheltenham Day 4. It’s a three-mile Grade One steeplechase and is open to horses of five years or more. Looking at the last 12 Gold Cup races, every single winner was aged between seven and nine. It’s also worth noting that five of the last 12 winners were favourites, and seven of them were in the top three before the race started. The maximum number of runners is 24, and those horses may run in other races besides the Gold Cup. We have Cheltenham Gold Cup betting odds on offer for this race, which will be available right up to the start of the race if you prefer to wait until race day.

Current Race Favourite: Galopin Des Champs

Cheltenham Day 4 tips: Triumph Hurdle Odds

Betting on the Triumph Hurdle is another option on Day 4 of the Cheltenham festival. This is a Grade One hurdle race over two miles and is only open to four-year-old horses. Wondering which horse to back in this event? Consider that five out of the last 12 winners were favourites, and seven of the last 12 winners were in the top three before the race started. It’s also worth noting that 10 of the last 12 winners had at least two previous runs that season, and 11 of them had at least one win that season.

Current Race Favourite: Sir Gino

Cheltenham Day 4 tips: County Hurdle Network

The County Hurdle Network is a Premier Handicap race for horses of five years or more. Before placing a wager on this race, keep in mind that eight of the last 12 winners were aged five or six, but only two of the last 12 winners were favourites. Keep in mind that nine of the last 12 winners carried 11st 1lb or less.

Current Race Favourite: King of Kingsfield

Cheltenham Day 4 tips: Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle

The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle is a novice hurdle race over three miles for horses of five years or more. Bear in mind that 10 of the last 12 winners were aged six or seven, but only one of those 12 was a favourite. Six of the last 12 winners won on their previous run before the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle, and 11 of those 12 winners had at least one win under their belt that season.

Current Race Favourite: Readin Tommy Wrong

Cheltenham Day 4 tips: Foxhunter Chase

The ungraded Foxhunter Chase takes place over three miles and is open to horses of five years or more. Stats worth considering include the fact that 11 of the last 12 winners were aged eight or older, and four of them were favourites or joint favourites. You might also want to consider that all 12 had at least one previous run that season and nine of them had at least one previous win that season.

Current Race Favourite: Its On The Line

Cheltenham Day 4 tips: Mares’ Chase

The grade two Mares Chase takes place over two miles and is open to mares of five years or more. This is a relatively new race, only having been run three times before, so you may want to focus more on the current form of the runners than a stats overview. However, you should be aware that all three previous winners had between three and five previous wins in chase events. So looking for those in Cheltenham, betting odds should be top of your list.

Current Race Favourite: Dinoblue

Cheltenham Day 4 tips: Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

This ungraded, two-mile Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle is for horses of four years or more. In this one, 10 of the last 12 winners were aged five or six. Interestingly, none of the last 12 winners were favourites, and only three were in the top three in the betting. 10 out of the 12 winners had at least three previous runs that season, with nine of them having had at least one win that season.

Current Race Favourite: Quai De Bourbon

What bets can I place at the Cheltenham Festival?

Here at LeoVegas, punters can place a number of bets on Day 4 of the Cheltenham Festival. Here are a few that you might want to consider:

Race winner – Keep it simple with a race winner bet on any individual race.

Each way – Bet on any horse to either win or place in the race of your choice.

An Acca across the entire day – If you are wanting to pick multiple winners, go for accumulator bets across different races.

Lucky 15 bets – Place 15 bets on four horses in different races and you might grab yourself a win if any one of your selections is correct.

Cheltenham tips Day 4

There are plenty of different bet types available for each race on Day 4 of the festival, so it’s just a case of studying them, looking at the stats, and making a choice. The Gold Cup will always be a popular Day 4 race to bet on, but the others are great as well!

Keep it simple with race winner or each-way bets, or try your luck with accas, or maybe a Lucky 15 bet if you think that you can pick multiple winners. Remember, you can make ante-post bets in advance – there’s no need to wait until race day!

Cheltenham Day 4 FAQs

Why is the Cheltenham Festival now four days?

The Cheltenham Festival has grown over the years due to the popularity of the event and extra races being added. It became a four-day event in 2005, and there was even talk of it becoming a five-day event in 2024, though the Jockey Club has now confirmed that this won’t be happening.

Who is the current favourite to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2024? Galopin Des Champs is currently a strong favourite to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2024.

What is the first race on Day 4 of the Cheltenham Festival? The first race of the day is the Triumph Hurdle, starting at 1:30pm.

What is the big race on Day 4 of the Cheltenham Festival? The main race of the day is the Gold Cup.

Where can I bet on Day 4 of the Cheltenham Festival? You can place a bet right here at LeoVegas.