As dawn breaks on Friday racing fans will be filled with mixed emotions being the last day of the festival, however the anticipation of the coveted Cheltenham Gold Cup at 15:20, will soon take over. The build up begins with the JCB Triumph Hurdle followed by Handicap Hurdle and the Novices’ Hurdle, before the big one, the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
The Cheltenham Gold Cup was first run back in 1924 and is a Grade 1 National Hunt race run over three miles, a staggering 22 fences to negotiate and a total prize fund of £625,000! Past winners of this great race like Golden Miller, Arkle, Kauto Star and Best Mate, might be etched in the memory of die-hard racing fans, however come Friday, these horses will be forgotten as punters search for a new hero to boost their festival winnings.
The Nicky Henderson trained Might Bite, is the early favourite, although watch out for Native River, while last year’s winner Sizing John will not become the seventh horse to register back-to-back victories in this iconic race after being withdrawn due to injury.
Racebets ambassadors Sam Twiston-Davies and Luke Harvey bring the curtain down on another thrilling Cheltenham Festival with their expert opinions and tips for the Gold Cup.
Luke Harvey and Sam Twiston-Davies return with their expert opinions for the big race of Day 4.
Cheltenham Festival Day 4 Schedule
13:30 JCB Triumph Hurdle
14:10 County Handicap Hurdle
14:50 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle
15:30 Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase
16:10 Foxhunter Steeple Chase
16:50 Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle
17:30 Grand Annual Steeple Chase
Read our full comprehensive preview to day 4 here