Cheltenham Day 4 Live: Gold Cup Day at the Festival
It's Day 4 at the Cheltenham Festival, with today's feature race being the Gold Cup at 3:30 pm.
Well, that's it folks. It's been a fantastic week of racing. I really hope you've enjoyed it as much as I have.
It's been a pleasure. Have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine!
It's 7 wins from 7 for Ireland on the day as BAMBRIDGE wins the Martin Pipe.
Banbridge claims the final race of the #CheltenhamFestival!— HorseRacing.net (@HorseRacing_Net) March 18, 2022
A win for Joseph O'Brien... 👏
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BAMBRIDGE wins the final race of the Festival!
- 1st - Bambridge - 14/1
- 2nd - Cobblers Dream - 12/1
- 3rd - Hollow Games - 9/2
A pulsating finish to the Mares Chase!
Huge performance from Elimay!— HorseRacing.net (@HorseRacing_Net) March 18, 2022
She makes amends for last year and lands the Mares' Chase after some awful traffic in running... 😲
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ELIMAY wins the Mares Chase!
- 1st - Elimay 9/4
- 2nd - Pink Legend - 33/1
- 3rd - Scarlet and Rose - 28/1
Fantastic scenes in the Paddy Power fanzone as Billaway leaves it late coming up the Cheltenham Hill.
📺 Great scenes from our Cheltenham Fanzone as Billaway comes from way behind to win the Hunters Chase at the line…#Cheltenham2022 | #TheFestival pic.twitter.com/Cy6cVx0nCe— Paddy Power (@paddypower) March 18, 2022
The penultimate race of the Festival is the Mares' Chase with three horses battling for favourtism at the head of the market.
Can Elimay go one better this season? Will Mount Ida win at the #CheltenhamFestival again? Or will Concertista grab gold over fences when she could only manage second over hurdles last season?— HorseRacing.net (@HorseRacing_Net) March 18, 2022
The Mares' Chase is coming up next! 👑
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What an incredible finish that was. Wow!
HOW HAS HE GOT UP!?— HorseRacing.net (@HorseRacing_Net) March 18, 2022
Billaway looked beat turning in but finishes with a wet sail to win the Hunters Chase! 🤯
What a race! What a finish! BILLAWAY gets up late to edge out Winged Leader on the line
- 1st - Billaway - 13/8
- 2nd - Winged Leader 4/1
A lovely interview from the superstar Racheal Blackmore.
A truly brilliant and humble interview from Rachael Blackmore.— HorseRacing.net (@HorseRacing_Net) March 18, 2022
What an inspiration she is to so many... 👏
Racheal Blackmore becomes the first female jockey to win the Gold Cup!
- x2 Champion Hurdles— HorseRacing.net (@HorseRacing_Net) March 18, 2022
- Ryanair Chase
- Grand National
- Irish Champion Hurdle
- Cheltenham Gold Cup
- Top Jockey at the 2021 #CheltenhamFestival
- BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the year
What a 12 months for Rachael Blackmore... 🤯 pic.twitter.com/LafLkrsf5U
So pleased for Racheal Blackmore. A fantastic patient ride on A Plus Tard to land the Gold Cup.
𝗔 𝗣𝗟𝗨𝗦 𝗧𝗔𝗥𝗗 WINS THE CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP!!! 🏆— HorseRacing.net (@HorseRacing_Net) March 18, 2022
Redemption for last year, and another HUGE win for Rachael Blackmore! 🔴🔵#CheltenhamFestival pic.twitter.com/GH3VatvZ8N
A PLUS TARD wins the Gold Cup! What a 12 months for Racheal Blackmore.
1st - A Plus Tard - 3/1
2nd - Minella Indo - 8/1
3rd - Protektorat - 11/1
Just five minutes until the biggest race of the day! No less than seven tipsters fancy Galvin to do the business in the Gold Cup.
They're heading to post for the Gold Cup!— HorseRacing.net (@HorseRacing_Net) March 18, 2022
If the Naps Table is to be believed then It's Galvin's to lose, with 7️⃣ tipsters siding with him as their BEST bet of the day... 👀🏆
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A lovely 20/1 place for @Raceolly as Bardenstown Lad grabs third in the Albert Bartlett
Bardenstown Lad runs a mighty race to finish third in the Albert Bartlett at 20/1!— HorseRacing.net (@HorseRacing_Net) March 18, 2022
Four more to go for @Raceolly today... 👇
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That's 3 winners from 3 races for Willie Mullins as The Nice Guy takes the Albert Bartlett
The Nice Guy wins the Albert Bartlett, another for Willie Mullins!— HorseRacing.net (@HorseRacing_Net) March 18, 2022
Our thoughts are with connections of Ginto who has sadly gone wrong on the run in.
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THE NICE GUY gives jockey Sean O'Keeffe his first Grade 1 winner and second Cheltenham Festival winner
1st - The Nice Guy - 18/1
2nd - Minella Cocooner - 4/1
3rd - Bardenstown Lad - 25/1
One punter has placed a whopping 125k on Hillcrest to win the Albert Bartlett.
⚠️ | 2.50 Cheltenham BIG BET ALERT— Star Sports Bookmakers (@StarSports_Bet) March 18, 2022
£125,000 at 2/1 Hillcrest (office bet) pic.twitter.com/BIwniZoNuj
That's two from two for Willie Mullins! View his other runners today below.
- Vauban 🏆— HorseRacing.net (@HorseRacing_Net) March 18, 2022
- State Man 🏆
A perfect start to the day for Willie Mullins, which has resulted in support for his runner in the next... 👀👇
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Two winning favourites to start the day as State Man get's the job done.
Favourite State Man does the business in the County Hurdle!— HorseRacing.net (@HorseRacing_Net) March 18, 2022
The old Graded horse in a handicap... 👀
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STATE MAN wins the County Hurdle.
1st - State Man 11/4
2nd - First Street - 16/1
3rd - Colonel Mustard - 13/2
Next up it's the County Hurdle and four tipsters have chosen My Mate Mozzie as their best bet of the day at 20/1.
1️⃣9️⃣ Naps Table tipsters have looked to the County Hurdle for their best bet of the day today!— HorseRacing.net (@HorseRacing_Net) March 18, 2022
But It's My Mate Mozzie who gets the nod, the selection of four tipsters... 👀
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Really impressive from Vauban!
To jump the last that poorly and still pull clear heading up to the line is very impressive.— HorseRacing.net (@HorseRacing_Net) March 18, 2022
He's a serious talent this one! 👏
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Rich Ricci lands his first winner of the week as Vauban romps home to give punters a winning start on Gold Cup Day.
𝐕𝐀𝐔𝐁𝐀𝐍 WINS THE TRIUMPH!— HorseRacing.net (@HorseRacing_Net) March 18, 2022
The next Willie Mullins x Rich Ricci superstar... ⭐️#CheltenhamFestival pic.twitter.com/Hx1ud0IrL3
VAUBAN wins the Triumph Hurdle
1st - Vauban - 6/4
2nd - Fil Dor - 6/1
3rd - Pied Piper - 7/2
43% of you fancy Vauban to win the first race today. Can he get punters off to a winning start in the Triumph Hurdle?
Where is your money going in the Triumph? 🏇#CheltenhamFestival— HorseRacing.net (@HorseRacing_Net) March 18, 2022
Wow, this punter needs Vauban to win the Triumph Hurdle today to complete this 5-fold. Turning £10 potentially into £9,793.
Good luck sir!
@racingblogger what we thinking here then??? Help appreciated pic.twitter.com/kXsvjUq2tV— George Ferguson (@Georgeferg94) March 17, 2022
Absolutely brilliant analysis from Ruby Walsh for Danny Mullins' win aboard Flooring Porter in the Stayers' Hurdle yesterday.
Ruby’s analysis on the Top class skill of @dan2231 @tonymullins84 @Conoroneill83 pic.twitter.com/2DJkiH9AnI— Kieran Fitzgerald (@tensplenty1) March 17, 2022
There are just seven races remaining at this year's Festival. Click below to see all the runners, riders, and odds for Gold Cup day.
21 races down, 7 to go.— HorseRacing.net (@HorseRacing_Net) March 18, 2022
The fourth and final day of the #CheltenhamFestival, featuring the Gold Cup, is upon us.
Study all the runners and compare all their odds below! 🏇🏆
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The fog has just about lifted and Cheltenham is looking absolutely stunning this morning. Not many better sights in racing than the natural amphitheater at Prestbury Park.
Come on! pic.twitter.com/To2iCy548J— The McNeill Family. (@McNeill_Family) March 18, 2022
There's quite a lot of fog around Cheltenham at the moment but it should brighten up this afternoon with highs of 15 degrees.
GALVIN is the most popular selection from the tabloid tipsters today with four of them making last year's National Hunt Chase winner their best bet of the day.
Today's Naps Table verdicts are in!— HorseRacing.net (@HorseRacing_Net) March 18, 2022
The most napped horse of the day is 𝗚𝗮𝗹𝘃𝗶𝗻 in the #Cheltenham Gold Cup, with 7️⃣ selecting him as their best bet of the day... 👀
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Our man @Raceolly put on a tipping masterclass yesterday with a 40/1 winner and places at 50/1 and 33/1. Find his seven selections for today's races below.
- 14/1— HorseRacing.net (@HorseRacing_Net) March 17, 2022
And here they are! @Raceolly landed a 40/1 winner today, and returns with 7️⃣ tips for the final day of the #CheltenhamFestival... 🤩👇
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The sun is shining and it's Gold Cup day at Cheltenham. We have a fantastic day of racing ahead of us with A Plus Tard the current favourite for the blue-riband event at 3:30 pm.