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Day 4 of The Cheltenham Festival concludes four days of racing at Cheltenham Racecourse and features the highlight of The Festival, The Cheltenham Gold Cup.
In this Cheltenham Festival Day 4 guide, we’ll be taking a closer look at each of the seven races taking place and sharing details such as the start times and previous winners along with some interesting facts.
See the table below for details on all of the races taking place on day 4 of Cheltenham Festival 2021. Individual race details can be found further down the page.
|13:30||The JCB Triumph Hurdle||Betting Offers|
|14:10||The Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle||Betting Offers|
|14:50||The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle||Betting Offers|
|15:30||The Cheltenham Gold Cup||Betting Offers|
|16:10||The St. James’s Place Foxhunter Challenge Cup||Betting Offers|
|16:50||Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase||Betting Offers|
|17:30||Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle||Betting Offers|
Looking for the best JCB Triumph Hurdle odds? Click here.
The JCB Triumph Hurdle is the first race taking place on day 4 of The 2021 Cheltenham Festival and features eight hurdles over a distance of approximately 2 miles and 1 furlong.
The race was introduced in 1939 with the 2019 winner being Pentland Hills which was ridden by Nico de Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson who has now had 7 winners in the race. Pentland Hills went off as a 20-1 outsider with heavy favourite Sir Eric well backed to claim victory before suffering an unfortunate fall.
We’ve selected two horses as our JCB Triumph Hurdle tips. Grand Roi at 25/1 and Sir Psycho at 50/1.
Previous winners of the Triumph Hurdle include:
|2019||Pentland Hills||4||20-1||Nicky Henderson||Nico de Boinville|
|2018||Farclas||4||9-1||Gordon Elliott||Jack Kennedy|
|2017||Defi Du Seuil||4||5-2F||Philip Hobbs||Richard Johnson|
|2016||Ivanovich Gorbatov||4||9-2F||Aidan O’Brien||Barry Geraghty|
|2015||Peace And Co||4||2-1F||Nicky Henderson||Barry Geraghty|
|2014||Tiger Roll||4||10-1||Gordon Elliott||Davy Russell|
|2013||Our Conor||4||4-1||Dessie Hughes||Bryan Cooper|
|2012||Countrywide Flame||4||33-1||John Quinn||Dougie Costello|
|2011||Zarkandar||4||13-2||Paul Nicholls||Daryl Jacob|
|2010||Soldatino||4||6-1||Nicky Henderson||Barry Geraghty|
Did You Know?
You can watch The JCB Triumph Hurdle live on ITV or stream the race live on Bet365.
Looking for the best Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle odds? Click here.
The Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle features eight hurdles over a course distance of approximately 2 miles and 1 furlong.
The 2019 winner of The County Handicap Hurdle was Ch’tibello which was ridden by Harry Skelton and trained by brother Dan Skelton. This was to be Dan Skelton’s second consecutive County Handicap Hurdle win after claiming victory with Mohaayed in 2018.
Previous winners of the County Handicap Hurdle include:
|2018||Mohaayed||6||33-1||Dan Skelton||Bridget Andrews|
|2017||Arctic Fire||8||20-1||Willie Mullins||Paul Townend|
|2016||Superb Story||5||8-1||Dan Skelton||Harry Skelton|
|2015||Wicklow Brave||6||25-1||Willie Mullins||Paul Townend|
|2014||Lac Fontana||5||11-1||Paul Nicholls||Daryl Jacob|
|2013||Ted Veale||6||10-1||Tony Martin||Bryan Cooper|
|2012||Alderwood||8||20-1||Thomas Mullins||Tony McCoy|
|2011||Final Approach||5||10-1||Willie Mullins||Ruby Walsh|
|2010||Thousand Stars||6||20-1||Willie Mullins||Katie Walsh|
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You can watch The Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle live on ITV or stream the race live on Bet365.
Looking for the best Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle odds? Click here.
The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle is set to take place at 14:50 on Friday 13th at the Cheltenham Festival.
The race is also known as The Spa Novices’ Hurdle and features twelve jumps over a distance of approximately 2 miles and 7 furlongs.
It was introduced in 2005 as a new race when a 4th day was added to The Festival.
The 2019 winner of The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle was Minella Indo which was ridden by Rachael Blackmore and trained by Henry de Bromhead. Going off as a 50-1 outsider, Minella Indo gave Blackmore her second victory in The Festival after winning The Centenary Novices’ Handicap Chase with A Plus Tard.
We’ve selected both Thyme Hill (5/1) and The Cashel Man (50/1) as our Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle tips.
Previous winners of The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle include:
|2019||Minella Indo||6||50-1||H De Bromhead||Rachael Blackmore|
|2018||Kilbricken Storm||7||33-1||Colin Tizzard||Harry Cobden|
|2017||Penhill||6||16-1||Willie Mullins||Paul Townend|
|2016||Unowhatimeanharry||8||11-1||Harry Fry||Noel Fehily|
|2015||Martello Tower||7||14-1||Margaret Mullins||Adrian Heskin|
|2014||Very Wood||5||33-1||Noel Meade||Paul Carberry|
|2013||At Fishers Cross||6||11-8F||Rebecca Curtis||Tony McCoy|
|2012||Brindisi Breeze||6||7-1||Lucinda Russell||Campbell Gillies|
|2011||Bobs Worth||6||15-8F||Nicky Henderson||Barry Geraghty|
|2010||Berties Dream||7||33-1||Paul John Gilligan||Andrew Lynch|
Did You Know?
You can watch The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle live on ITV or stream the race live on Bet365.
Looking for the best Cheltenham Gold Cup odds? Click here.
The Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup takes place at 15:30 on the final day of The Cheltenham Festival and is the most prestigious of all National Hunt events.
There are 22 fences to be jumped in the race over a distance of approximately 3 miles and 2 furlongs.
The 2019 Cheltenham Gold Cup was won by 12-1 shot Al Boum Photo which was ridden by Paul Townend and trained by Willie Mullins.
Mullins, who is the Festival’s most successful trainer, had previously had six runners which finished second in The Gold Cup but an excellent display by Al Boum Photo made sure that those numbers didn’t increase by winning by a distance of two-and-a-half lengths to second place Anibale Fly (22-1).
If you’re looking for a free Cheltenham Gold Cup tip, our tipsters have selected Kemboy at 13/2.
Previous winners of The Cheltenham Gold Cup include:
|2019||Al Boum Photo||7||12-1||Willie Mullins||Paul Townend|
|2018||Native River||8||5-1||Colin Tizzard||Richard Johnson|
|2017||Sizing John||7||7-1||Jessica Harrington||Robbie Power|
|2016||Don Cossack||9||9-4F||Gordon Elliott||Bryan Cooper|
|2015||Coneygree||8||7-1||Mark Bradstock||Nico de Boinville|
|2014||Lord Windermere||8||20-1||Jim Culloty||Davy Russell|
|2013||Bobs Worth||8||11-4F||Nicky Henderson||Barry Geraghty|
|2012||Synchronised||9||8-1||Jonjo O’Neill||Tony McCoy|
|2011||Long Run||6||7-2F||Nicky Henderson||Sam Waley-Cohen|
|2010||Imperial Commander||9||7-1||Nigel Twiston-Davies||Paddy Brennan|
Did You Know?
You can watch The Cheltenham Gold Cup live on ITV or stream the race live on Bet365.
Looking for the best The St. James’s Place Foxhunter Challenge Cup odds? Click here.
The St. James’s Place Foxhunter Challenge Cup features 22 fences over a distance of approximately 3 miles and 2 ½ furlongs.
It is a race for amateur riders and takes place over the same course and distance as the Cheltenham Gold Cup which features just 40 minutes prior. The race is sometimes called the ‘Amateur Gold Cup’.
The 2019 winner of The St. James’s Place Foxhunter Challenge Cup was 7-2 favourite Hazel Hill which was ridden by Alex Edwards and trained by Philip Rowley. A strong finish down the hill meant Hazel Hill crossed the line ahead of second placed Shantou Flyer (7-1) and last year’s runner up Top Wood (33-1)
Two horses stand out to our expert tipsters this year. Minella Rocco at 6/1 and Shantou Flyer are our St James’s Place Foxhunter Challenge Cup tips.
Previous winners of The Foxhunter Challenge Cup include:
|2019||Hazel Hill||11||7-2F||Philip Rowley||Alex Edwards|
|2018||Pacha Du Polder||11||25-1||Paul Nicholls||Harriet Tucker|
|2017||Pacha Du Polder||10||16-1||Paul Nicholls||Bryony Frost|
|2016||On The Fringe||11||13-8F||Enda Bolger||Nina Carberry|
|2015||On The Fringe||10||6-1||Enda Bolger||Nina Carberry|
|2014||Tammys Hill||9||15-2||Liam Lennon||James Smyth|
|2013||Salsify||8||2-1F||Rodger Sweeney||Colman Sweeney|
|2012||Salsify||7||7-1||Rodger Sweeney||Colman Sweeney|
|2011||Zemsky||8||33-1||Ian Ferguson||Derek O’Connor|
|2010||Baby Run||10||9-2JF||Nigel Twiston-Davies||Sam Twiston-Davies|
Did You Know?
You can watch The St. James’s Place Foxhunter Challenge Cup live on ITV or stream the race live on Bet365.
Looking for the best Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase odds? Click here.
Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase is the second last race to take place at The 2021 Cheltenham Festival. The race features fourteen fences over a distance of approximately 2 miles and ½ furlong.
The Grand Annual Handicap Chase is the oldest race at the Festival having been introduced initially in 1834. The race was discontinued for several decades in the 1860’s before being reintroduced in the early 1900’s.
The 2019 winner of The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase was 66-1 outsider Croco Bay which was ridden by Kielan Woods and trained by Ben Case. Croco Bay was just one of three 12 year olds to have won the race in over 65 years.
Previous winners of the Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase include:
|2019||Croco Bay||12||66-1||Ben Case||Kielan Woods|
|2018||Le Prezien||7||15-2||Paul Nicholls||Barry Geraghty|
|2017||Rock The World||9||10-1||Jessica Harrington||Robbie Power|
|2016||Solar Impulse||6||28-1||Paul Nicholls||Sam Twiston-Davies|
|2015||Next Sensation||8||16-1||Michael Scudamore||Tom Scudamore|
|2014||Savello||8||16-1||Tony Martin||Davy Russell|
|2013||Alderwood||9||3-1F||Thomas Mullins||Tony McCoy|
|2012||Bellvano||8||20-1||Nicky Henderson||Paul Carberry|
|2011||Oiseau De Nuit||9||40-1||Colin Tizzard||Mr Sam Clements|
|2010||Pigeon Island||7||16-1||Nigel Twiston-Davies||Paddy Brennan|
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Looking for the best Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle odds? Click here.
Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle concludes four days of racing at The 2021 Cheltenham Festival. The race features nine hurdles over a distance of approximately 2 miles and 4 furlongs.
This will be the 11th year the race has taken place with it being introduced in 2009 and named in honour of trainer Martin Pipe who had no less than 34 victories at The Cheltenham Festival.
The 2019 winner of the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle was Early Doors which was ridden by Jonjo O’Neill Jr and trained by Joseph O’Brien.
Early doors prevailed up the final hill to see off favourite Dallas Des Pictons and land a victory at 5-1.
Previous winners of the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle include:
|2019||Early Doors||6||5-1||Joseph O’Brien||Jonjo O’Neill Jr|
|2018||Blow By Blow||7||11-1||Gordon Elliott||Donagh Meyler|
|2017||Champagne Classic||6||12-1||Gordon Elliott||J J Slevin|
|2016||Ibis Du Rheu||5||14-1||Paul Nicholls||Jack Sherwood|
|2015||Kilultagh Vic||6||7-1||Willie Mullins||L P Dempsey|
|2014||Don Poli||5||12-1||Willie Mullins||M P Fogarty|
|2013||Salubrious||6||16-1||Paul Nicholls||Harry Derham|
|2012||Attaglance||6||20-1||Malcolm Jefferson||Harry Haynes|
|2011||Sir Des Champs||5||9-2F||Willie Mullins||Emmet Mullins|
|2010||Pause And Clause||6||14-1||Emma Lavelle||Johnny Farrelly|
Did You Know?
That concludes our round up for day 4 of The 2021 Cheltenham Festival. Click to view the latest 2021 Cheltenham Festival Betting Offers.