Cheltenham Festival 201813.03.18-16.03.18
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For jumps racing fans, the whole season is focused around the wonderful Cheltenham Festival. This is where all the best horses turn up and battle it out against each other to lift some huge prizes in a week of great horse racing action. Although we are some way off the festival, people are already looking for Cheltenham Friday tips and ours are ready for you.

Day four of the Cheltenham Festival takes place on Friday 16th March and being Gold Cup day, this is the big racing day of the festival. Many punters will head to the racecourse wanting to experience what it is like to be at the course when the Gold Cup winner comes home. You can only witness that by taking in Cheltenham 2018 live from the racecourse, allowing you to soak up the atmosphere. Obviously, this is a very popular day because of the quality of racing on the course, but many other events also take place around the racecourse before, during and after racing.

At Cheltenham Gold Cup Day 2018 you will see quality action on the racecourse at what is one of the best days of racing the country has. Make sure you look out for Cheltenham 2018 free bets to help you out with your Cheltenham bets and be sure to take a look at our Cheltenham Festival day 4 tips.

Cheltenham Festival 2018 Friday Schedules

The fourth day at the 2018 Cheltenham Festival kicks off with the famous Triumph Hurdle at 13:30. The day goes on with the Vincent O'Brien County Hurdle at 14:10, followed by Albert Bartlett Novice Hurdle at 14:50. The most important race of the day, one that is eyed by most punters, is the Gold Cup at 15:30, which attracts the best horses out there. The day concludes with the Foxhunters Chase at 16:10 and the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Hurdle at 16:50.

Cheltenham 2018 Friday 16th March Day Four Schedule

Time Race Cheltenham 2018 Day 4 Tips
13:30 The JCB Triumph Hurdle JCB Triumph Hurdle Tips 2018
14:10 The Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle Race County Handicap Hurdle Tips 2018
14:50 The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race Albert Bartlett Novice's Hurdle Tips 2018
15:30 The Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase Cheltenham Gold Cup Tips 2018
16:10 The St. James’s Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase Challenge Cup Foxhunter Steeple Chase Tips 2018
16:50 The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle Race Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle Tips 2018
17:30 The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Steeple Chase Challenge Cup Grand Annual Tips 2018

Cheltenham Day Three Tips and Races Preview

Triumph Hurdle Tips

Many of the contenders for the Triumph Hurdle have yet to be seen, but one who has created a great impression is Gumball. He has shown his ability both in France and in the UK, winning comfortably on his UK debut, a race where he caught the eye of many people. He will need more experience before Cheltenham, but he is a very exciting prospect going forward this year.

Many of his rivals will stake their claim over the course of the year and horses like Demopolis, Apple’s Shakira and Nathan have all been touted as potential Triumph hurdle horses so make sure you follow their progress throughout the season. Our betting tips for horse racing back Gumball in this race.

Vincent O’Brien County Hurdle Tips

The County Hurdle is a fast and furious race for what used to be the last race of the festival until the year of 2009. Horses are never aged more than 9-year-old and have run in Class 3 hurdles before. Arctic Fire is the 2017 winner and Superb Story the 2016 winner. Keep an eye on Philip Hobbs' runners as he hit the frame on 6 occasions in the past decade. Tony Martin is another trainer with plenty of luck when it comes to this race.

Village Vic is currently Hobbs' best runner and it's our pick for this race as it had tremendous successes lately. Early horse racing odds are also promising.

Albert Bartlett Novice Hurdle Tips

Samcro has yet to run over hurdles but he is already short in the betting for the Albert Bartlett Novice Hurdle. He won three national hunt flat races in impressive fashion, including winning a listed race and winning his last race by 17 lengths.

He has shown that he knows how to jump by winning a point to point race before running under rules and with Gordon Elliott training him, he is certainly in good hands. The Albert Bartlett usually throws up many exciting contenders for the race and Samcro looks sure to be one of those, and is a horse worth following throughout the season, as early odds horse racing look good1

Gold Cup Tips

Might Bite won the RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival last season in thrilling fashion. He was mightily impressive but almost threw the race away with a mistake at the last. The field for the Gold Cup this season looks set to be one of the best in recent years, especially if Thistlecrack makes a comeback this season and returns to his best.

At this stage though, Might Bite looks to be the best bet in the race, he has a previous winning form at the festival, is a young up and coming novice, and looks the sort to improve with age, plus the horse betting odds are great. He is going to be exciting and in the Gold Cup picture for three or four years if he trains on as expected and everyone is eagerly anticipating his return to the track. This race is one of the reasons why people will travel to see Cheltenham 2018 live at the racecourse.

Foxhunters Chase Tips

The Foxhunters is the Gold Cup for older horses and amateur riders and usually, makes for a thrilling race. Horses can run in this race for many years in a row and it often pays to look back at the form from previous years. That gives Wonderful Charm a great chance, a horse who was very unlucky in second last season.

He was given a little too much to do in the race last year, and he stormed up the hill but ended up losing by a neck. With that experience behind him he looks set to have a great chance in the 2018 version of the race, and being one of the youngest competitors in the field will also be an advantage to him. Latest betting odds horse racing also favour him.

Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Hurdle Tips

This unique race was introduced at the Cheltenham Festival for the first time in 2009 and is usually run over 2.5m. It is only open to Conditional Jockeys. Champagne Classic is the 2017 winner and most runners are aged 5 or 6. David Pipe, much unexpected, didn't manage to win the race even though it's been named after his father. Willie Mullins won the race 3 times in the past decade and we see the 2018 favourite in his selection. Djakadam is our favourite here, and he is in great form right now. He did well in the Gold Cup last year and is very likely to repeat that effort again – as odds horse racing suggest.

Grand Annual Handicap Chase Tips

This handicap chase is run over two miles and 111 yards and has been moved to the last position in 2010. Most runners who compete in this race have previously run in a Graded race, had carries 11-2 or less and the ideal winner is low weighted. The race has been named after Nicky Henderson's father and he had two winners ever since. Paul Nicholls also won the race three times. Willie Mullins did really poorly historically at the Grand Annual Handicap Chase. Solar Impulse is the 2016 winner and our bet is yet again on him. This is mainly because Paul Nicholls is the best trainer with the best results in this race and also the best odds on horses.

Cheltenham Gold Cup Day Odds for Friday 16th March

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Cheltenham Accumulator Tips Day Four

When Cheltenham comes around, many people like to place an accumulator bet on each day in the hope of winning big at the biggest jumps festival of them all. This is also a great way to give yourself an interest in many races throughout the day. With the best Cheltenham Gold Cup day tips, you can put together your accumulator bets for the meeting.

If you are looking to place an accumulator on day four of the meeting then you will want to know what our accumulator tips are. Here are the horses that we believe should be in your accumulator, hopefully leading you towards a big jackpot.

Gold Cup – Might Bite. Trained by Nicky Henderson, who was recently crowned the best jump trainer in the UK, Might Bite has won a few of the Grade 1 prizes on offer over the jumps in 2017 and is a big favourite ahead of the 2018 Gold Cup. The eight-year-old thoroughbred racehorse is a leading contender for the Cheltenham Gold Cup, provided that he can keep a lit on his quirks.

Foxhunters Chase – Wonderful Charm. Katie Walsh has ridden Wonderful Charm for Paul Nicholls at the Grand National in 2017 as well as at Cheltenham's Foxhunters Chase where he was runner-up. The nine-year-old racehorse had done well, and he impressed recently at Doncaster. It's a great pick in our ante-post betting tips.

2018 Cheltenham Races Friday Preview

The Friday at the Cheltenham Festival is the final day of the festival and a day that horse racing fans look forward to for months before. With so much quality on the track, it is a very popular day and people flock to the course in their thousands to see the action. Out Cheltenham Festival day 4 tips are now available for you to view and these will lead you in the right way with your Gold Cup day betting.

As part of our Cheltenham day four tips, we have a winner from last year, an unlucky horse from last year and two unknown quantities who will be exciting to follow throughout the season. The winner from last year is the hugely exciting Might Bite, who could turn out to be the Gold Cup champion this season, and a horse that contests the race for the next four or five season. With age on his side, this exciting horse coming off a great win in the RSA Chase is one who many people will be looking forward to seeing. He is one of the Cheltenham favourites and if he wins then expect to hear a huge roar from the crowd in attendance.

Elsewhere Wonderful Charm looks set to return for the Foxhunters Chase in a bid to go one better than last season. He was given a lot to do in the race last season, before storming up the Cheltenham hill to finish second beaten by a neck on the line. He is still young compared to some who will line up in the race and looks to have a great chance.

The two unknown quantities are Gumball and Samcro who are both going to be exciting novice horses to watch this season. Both will run plenty of times before Cheltenham to gain some experience, and hopefully, their seasons can end with a victory at the Cheltenham Festival.

Tickets for Cheltenham Gold Cup Day

With a huge crowd expected it is vital that you buy your Cheltenham Day 4 tickets very soon. Many people are expected to attend this day of the festival, and it is highly likely that some, or all of the sections of the racecourse will sell out before the day of the race. It is important you buy your tickets as soon as possible for this day.

Many people are already excited about the racing taking place and the Gold Cup always draws a huge crowd, however, there will be more than just racing taking place on the day. Other events will be announced nearer the time, but expect to see a lot of other things happening around the course to celebrate the end of another Cheltenham Festival.

This is the last day of the festival and one that draws a huge racing crowd so if you intend to go, buy your tickets as soon as possible.