Cheltenham Day 4, Gold Cup Day 2023 – Odds, Tips, Race Card

As sad as this is to say, the 2023 Cheltenham Festival is almost over at this point. Day four will mark the end of a series of classic horse racing events in such a short period of time. However, while the action is almost over, there’s still plenty of top-tier racing to wager on throughout Friday, March 17th. This means that there’s also a load of Cheltenham day 4 tips for you to check out and wager on too.

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But as a quick overview, day four consists of three Grade One races. This includes the Triumph Hurdle, Novices’ Hurdle, and the biggest of them all – the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Yet while these steal the spotlight, you’ve also got a Premier Handicap, a Grade Two, plus two exciting events that are ungraded. So as you can see, there’s no shortage of exciting races coming your way on day four.

And before it all kicks off, you can lock in some high-value bets by following our Cheltenham day 4 tips below.

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1:30 PM - Triumph Hurdle

Comfort Zone - 10/1

2:10 PM - County Handicap Hurdle

Pembroke - 9/1

2:50 PM - Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle

Hermes Allen - 13/2

3:30 PM - Gold Cup Chase

Galopin Des Champs - 6/4

4:10 PM - Hunters Chase

Billaway - 7/1

4:50 PM - Mares' Chase

Impervious - 6/4

5:30 PM -Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle

Three Card Brag - 6/1

Cheltenham Day 4 Tips for All Day Four Races

With another seven races on the schedule for day four, we hope you are still feeling energized when this day comes around. After all – this is ‘Gold Cup Day’. So now is no time to be thinking about what’s occurred in the previous three days. In fact, it’s the perfect time to look ahead to the available betting markets to snap up some last-minute ‘value bets’. Sound like a plan? We certainly hope so – so let’s jump into the tips right now.

Triumph Hurdle – 13:30

Opening up the action on day four of the Cheltenham Festival is the Triumph Hurdle. This is a 3.4km Grade One race with 8 hurdles standing in the way of all participants and the finish line. And thanks to its G1 status, the prize pool boasts a cool £135,000 for the 2023 event. This puts the Triumph Hurdle up there with some of the larger G1 races held over this four-day period. However, this is just to give you some background information. But you’re no doubt more interested in the Cheltenham day 4 tips that we have to offer.

So on that note, we’d like to divert your attention to a horse named Comfort Zone. This horse has odds of 11.00 right now, and we are picking him for the winner. Why? Because he’s landed back-to-back G2 wins in December 2022 and January 2023.

Our Tip: Comfort Zone
Tipped at: 10/1
Latest Odds: NON-RUNNER

County Handicap Hurdle – 14:10

Following the opening Grade One race of the day, day four switches to a Premier Handicap event. As you can see, next in line is the County Handicap Hurdle, which has £100,000 as the stated prize money for 2023. This has caught the attention of some big names according to the preliminary entrant's list. And in order to take the win here, horses must cover close to 3.4km of track and clear 8 hurdles in the process.

Looking at the current odds and participants for this race, we’ve been intrigued by Pembroke at odds of 10.00. This horse seems drastically undervalued given his form since November 2022. For clarity, he’s won two big events and finished 2nd at the Cheltenham G2 in January 2023. So the price of 10.00 seems like a bit of a steal, even if Pembroke isn’t down as one of the top five contenders.

Our Tip: Pembroke
Tipped at: 9/1
Latest Odds: 5/1

Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle – 14:50

The third race scheduled for day four is the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle. This is another impressive Grade One race with a prize pot of £135,000 in 2023. And because it is a hurdle event, horses must jump over 12 hurdles while completing the 4.8km course. This means that staying power and endurance are essential traits if a horse is to take the win. To that end, looking at the list of participants it’s hard to ignore Hermes Allen.

This horse is listed as the third favorite to win the Novices’ Hurdle right now, and he has a price of 7.50. However, this horse has clinched victory at a G2 in Cheltenham and a G1 in Newbury for his last two outings. These are the kinds of statistics that cannot be overlooked, especially with the 7.50 price. For that reason, Hermes Allen is our pick for this event.

Our Tip: Hermes Allen
Tipped at: 13/2
Latest Odds: NON-RUNNER

Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase – 15:30

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And now – the moment we’ve all been waiting for! At 15:30 on day four of the Cheltenham Festival, the famous Gold Cup will take place. This is a truly mammoth event with horses needing to tear up close to 5.3km of turf while leaping over 22 fences. Of course, only the mightiest horses will cross the finish line in first place for the 2023 Gold Cup. And in case the riders needed any extra incentive to put their absolute all into this one, the prize pool is set at £625,000. This puts the Gold Cup as the most valuable of all the races held during the festival.

Because of that, this is also the event where we have some awesome Gold Cup tips for you to observe. Taking some pretty extensive research into account, despite the success of A Plus Tard last year, we think this year it’s Galopin Des Champs’ for the taking. He may have fallen at Cheltenham in 2022, yet since then he’s produced a flurry of G1 victories. Since he also has odds of 2.50, this is a market that just has to be snapped up.

Our Tip: Galopin Des Champs
Tipped at: 6/4
Latest odds: 13/8

Hunters Chase – 16:10

The Hunters Chase is actually held over the same distance as the Gold Cup. But naturally, it isn’t anywhere near as prestigious due to the ungraded rating. With that said, there is still £50,000 in the prize pot this year. So it’s not like this race is ‘small’, not by any means. And due to the 5.3km distance along with 22 fences, the Hunters Chase is always great fun to watch.

Should you wish to wager on the Hunters Chase, we’ve got you covered too. When looking at the results of last year, you’ll see that Billaway was the horse that won the Hunters Chase. It’s quite strange that his odds are down at 8.00 to win the 2023 Hunters Chase, however. Then again, we’re not complaining, as this just adds great value to this pick.

Our Tip: Billaway
Tipped at: 7/1
Latest odds: 13/2

Mares’ Chase – 16:50

As the afternoon starts to come to a close, all of the G1 races are now officially behind us. But fear not, for there is still this impressive G2 race in the form of the Mares’ Chase. Participants will be battling it out for their share of £120,000 this year too, which keeps things very interesting indeed. As for what’s required, this race has 17 fences plus a total distance of just over 4.1km. So the Mares definitely need to have some serious stamina to take out the competition.

On that note, our desire to produce the most valuable Cheltenham day 4 tips has taken us in the direction of Impervious. This horse has been magnificent since October 2022, winning three events in a row (one G2 and one G3 included). And her current odds are 2.50, which is certainly enticing enough to shoot for her to win.

Our Tip: Impervious
Tipped at: 6/4
Latest odds: 15/8

Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle – 17:30

The entire 2023 Cheltenham Festival finishes with this ungraded classic – the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle. Jockeys are racing for their share of £75,000 here, and historically, winners of this race have done quite well going forward. The race itself carries a distance of just over 4km, plus there are 9 hurdles dotted throughout. And when it comes to the last of our Cheltenham day 4 tips, we are recommending Three Card Brag to win.

This horse has a price of 7.00 at the moment. Yet he has won two of his last four races, with the most recent win coming in January 2023 at Fairyhouse.

Our Tip: Three Card Brag
Tipped at: 6/1
Latest odds: NON-RUNNER

FAQs – Cheltenham Day 4 Tips

What bonuses can I redeem and use for day four races?

There are some great bonuses out there right now for day four at Cheltenham. And as reflected above, you can snap up free bets, boosted, odds, plus money-back offers.

Are the odds supplied here accurate for all races?

The odds that we’ve quoted are accurate at the time of writing, yes. However, there’s always a chance that these odds can chop and change as the race comes closer.

If I had to back just one of the Cheltenham day 4 tips, which should I back?

If we had to choose one, we’d recommend betting on the Cheltenham Gold Cup. That’s because this is the biggest race of the entire festival.

How long do I have until I can’t bet on these races anymore?

You can bet on these races right the way up until they are scheduled to start. So you’ve got plenty of time to consider each of the Cheltenham day 4 tips shared here.

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