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Date of Tips: 04/11/2020
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The final day of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival takes place on Friday 19th March and features the highlight of the festival – The Cheltenham Gold Cup.
The Cheltenham Gold Cup attracts seasoned bettors as well as those who have never bet on racing before and if you’re looking for Gold Cup tips or betting tips for any other of the six races taking place on day 4 of the festival, you’re in the right place.
If you want to get the biggest odds on your selections, ante-post bets are often the best choice. Here at WhichBookie, racing tipster Will Smith, who has been featured on popular racing channels such as William Hill Racing & Racing TV, will be providing ante-post tips for various races on Gold Cup day and all other days of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival. You’ll find all of Will’s final day tips above and links to other race day pages can bee seen below.
A lot of effort goes into Will Smith’s ante-post tips having to race entries, form and odds of horses. Will has an excellent track record of tips throughout the year. All of which can be seen here.
Although you generally get a higher price with ante-post bets, there is also a risk of your selections not running in the race due to injury or other issues. Therefore, some prefer to wait until the day of the race to place their bets which also allows them to take advantage of any betting offers which are available on the race.
Will Smith will be closely monitoring all horses in the months leading up to the 2021 Cheltenham Festival and will also be providing tips closer to the time. Be sure to check this page regularly to view Will’s latest Cheltenham tips. You can also view tips for each individual race using the links below.
|Cheltenham Festival Day 4 Tips
Friday 19th March 2021
|1.30pm - The JCB Triumph Hurdle||4.10pm - Foxhunter Chase|
|2.10pm - The Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle||4.50pm - Grand Annual Chase|
|2.50pm - The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle||5.30pm - Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle|
|3.30pm - The Cheltenham Gold Cup|
Want to take a look at our selections for the rest of the festival? Click on a day below.
|2021 Cheltenham Festival Tips|
|Day 1 Betting Tips||Day 2 Betting Tips||Day 3 Betting Tips|
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 Final Day 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 the Friday 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 2020 winner being Burning Victory which was ridden by Paul Townend and trained by Willie Mullins.
|2020||Burning Victory||4||12-1||Willie Mullins||Paul Townend|
|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 2020 winner of The County Handicap Hurdle was the 11-2 favourite, Saint Roi.
|2020||Saint Roi||5||11-2f||Willie Mullins||Barry Geraghty|
|2019||Ch’tibello||8||12-1||Dan Skelton||Harry Skelton|
|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|
Did You Know?
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 2020 winner of The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle was Monkfish which went off at 5-1 which was the first winner of the race in the last seven years which was priced at under 11-1.
|2020||Monkfish||6||5-1||Willie Mullins||P Townend|
|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 2020 Cheltenham Gold Cup was won by favourite Al Boum Photo (10-3) which was ridden by Paul Townend and trained by Willie Mullins. Al Boum Photo also won the race in 2019 priced at 12-1.
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 a neck to Santini.
Our Cheltenham Gold Cup tips page features selections from WhichBookie racing analyst Will Smith.
|2020||Al Boum Photo||8||10-3||Willie Mullins||Paul Townend|
|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 2020 winner of The St. James’s Place Foxhunter Challenge Cup was outsider It Came To Pass at 66-1 who finished 10 lengths ahead of favourite Billaway in second place.
|2020||It Came To Pass||10||66/1||E M O'Sullivan||Maxine O'Sullivan|
|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 2020 winner of The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase was favourite Chosen Mate at 7-2.
|2020||Chosen Mate||7||7-2f||Gordon Elliott||Davy Russell|
|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|
Did You Know?
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 2020 winner of the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle was Indefatigable at a big price of 25-1.
|2020||Indefatigable||7||25-1||P R Webber||Rex Dingle|
|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.
The opening race is the Triumph Hurdle, and regular followers will have 50/1 each-way about Sir Psycho, who looks the stable second string behind Solo admittedly, but the more I weigh up this race, the more I think he has an outstanding chance. I’m more than happy to let this race pass by without another selection, though if I had to play at the top of the market, Allmankind would be the pick.
While in the Albert Bartlett (Thyme Hill 5/1 and The Cashel Man 50/1) and the Foxhunters (Minella Rocco 6/1 and Shantou Flyer 12/1), again I am very content to sit where we are with those. The Grand Annual looks an absolute minefield, so it is left to the two handicap hurdles and the big one, the Gold Cup, to provide us with any remaining bets.
Sir Valentine – 25/1 EW (888, Betfred 6 places)
There are five handicap hurdles at the Cheltenham Festival, and at the time of writing, JP McManus has won two out of those five with Dame De Compagnie and Aramax winning the Coral Cup and the Boodles, respectively. Once you come to read this, he may well have added the Pertemps Final with one of his five-strong battalion.
If he does so, it is entirely possible that he could complete the clean sweep by winning the County Hurdle and the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockey’s Handicap Hurdle on Friday. His main chance in the County, looks to be with Ciel De Niege, who was a notable second in the best handicap hurdle run either side of the Irish Sea this season, the Betfair Hurdle. Hitting the front perhaps too soon and wandering around in the closing stages of the Betfair Hurdle, he also fairly charged up the hill to finish fourth in last year’s Boodles on his debut for Willie Mullins. Clearly an improved horse since then, he can take this off just a 6lb higher handicap mark.
In extolling the virtues of the Betfair Hurdle, it is worth adding a couple of big priced each-way bets on horses that featured prominently in that race also. Sir Valentine was an honourable fourth there, and granted a bit more juice in the ground and a stiffer test of stamina, he can go very well at 25/1. While arguably the best bet comes at 40/1 about Zanza, who was a close sixth in that race. That doesn’t tell the whole story, as he was the only horse to make up any kind of ground from an early hold-up position.
Delta Work – 5/1 EW (Skybet 5 places)
Time for the main event, and it is sure to be an absolutely absorbing affair. Last year’s winner Al Boum Photo is back for more, and has had an identical preparation to last season. He fairly sprinted up the hill and away from his toiling rivals, which include the re-opposing Bristol De Mai, Clan Des Obeaux and Presenting Percy.
I think Clan Des Obeaux can get closer to him, but I’m not sure he has enough improvement in him to trouble last year’s winner. So, if there is to be a new contender for the blue riband crown, then it will come from last year’s novices, and most notably one of the two horses that fought out the finish to last year’s RSA Chase – Santini or Delta Work.
Santini was impressive when beating Bristol De Mai cosily in the Cotswold Chase, and could improve again in the first-time cheekpieces and with a much better preparation than for last year’s festival. But I have been struck by the unassuming rate of improvement that Delta Work has show in his last two Grade 1 wins at Leopardstown. Winner of the Pertemps Final as a 5-year-old, he looks to have a touch of class and a we haven’t yet seen the limit of his stamina levels. He can provide Gordon Elliott with a second Gold Cup victory after the mighty Don Cossack won the race in 2016.
At 5/1 with Skybet, who are offering 5 places, he looks a knocking each-way bet to me.
Front View – 5/1 EW (888Sport 5 places)
Five O’Clock – 16/1 EW (Coral generally 5 places)
Assemble – 18/1 (Unibet 5 places)
And so, to the closer, and if you need one to put you back on the positive side of things, then look no further than Front View. Owned by JP McManus, trained by Joseph O’Brien, and ridden by Jonjo O’Neill Jr – he bears striking resemblance to the 2019 winner of this race Early Doors, who had exactly the same owner/trainer/jockey combination.
He has been given a lovely handicap mark of 139, and has some outstanding hurdle form this season, which suggests he’s been let in very lightly. Only 6 lengths off Envoi Allen on hurdle debut at Down Royal, he then beat two subsequent winners at Cork. But is was his third hurdle start that took the eye, when travelling like the best horse in a Grade 3 at Thurles three weeks ago, only to find himself tight for room between the last two hurdles. He was much better than the bare form, as he ran on again into second after the last.
If you like Front View’s claims, then you also have to like the each-way chances of Five O’Clock and Assemble, as they were first and third in that Grade 3 at Thurles. A meritorious winner, Five O’ Clock is improving rapidly, and has the assistance of Conor McNamara, who won the Irish Grand National Trial for Five O’Clock’s trainer Willie Mullins. At 16/1, he is simply too big.
So too is the 18/1 about Assemble, third home at Thurles, he was squeezed for room at a crucial point, in a similar fashion to Front View. Joseph O’Brien trains him also, and would certainly not be averse to having more than one horse hit the frame. Oakley Brown takes the ride, and his is a name that we will hear much more about in the coming seasons.