Cheltenham Festival Day 4 Tips: Race-by-race tipster selections

Hazel Hill is aiming to win the Foxhunters for the second year running.
Hazel Hill is aiming to win the Foxhunters for the second year running.

Having picked out the winner of the Ryanair Chase on Thursday, Nick Seddon returns to run through the card on the fourth and final day of the Cheltenham Festival, which is headlined by the Cheltenham Gold Cup…

13:30 - Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1)

This is likely to concern the three market principals - Solo, Goshen and Allmankind. The first-named arrives here with an official rating that’s far superior to his two main rivals, and that’s thanks to a stunning effort on British debut, when taking apart his opposition in last month’s Adonis Hurdle at Kempton. He’s got to back that up here, and he could well do, but he’ll face an excellent field of juveniles. The fact that Goshen and Allmankind have both won their races with emphatic front-running performances means that this will likely become a fascinating tactical conundrum, and preference is for Allmankind, who was particularly taking in the way he won the Grade 1 Finale Juvenile Hurdle at Chepstow at Christmas, and with these conditions holding no fears, he can show his class here. At a bigger price, A Wave On The Sea impressed when winning the Grade 1 Spring Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown last month under a patient ride, and although this is tougher, he’d be interesting if provided with similar hold-up tactics here. 

Triumph Hurdle
Allmankind silk



14:10 - County Hurdle (Grade 3)

Dan Skelton has a tremendous record in this race, winning three of the last four renewals, and it looks worth taking a chance on a return to form for the 2018 winner of this race, Mohaayed. Admittedly, he’s been rather out of sorts so far this term, but this looks as though it’s very much been the plan for him once again, and he’ll be able to line up off a juicy mark - one that’s just 3 lb higher than when coming out on top this two years ago. Plenty have claims in opposition, though, including the novice Stolen Silver and the Mullins pair of Ciel De Neige and Aramon.

County Hurdle
Mohaayed silk



14:50 - Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

It’s difficult to look past the classy Thyme Hill, who has won each of his three starts over hurdles so far, with all of those outings coming at graded level. He produced his best effort yet to win the Grade 1 Challow Novices’ Hurdle at Newbury over Christmas, and with more to come from him yet, he’s fancied to take this. It’s worth taking a second look at the admirable Ramses De Teillee, too, who may offer a bit of each-way value at a bigger price. The Grand National is the ultimate aim for him this season, but he’s far more experienced than the majority of these, and showed a tremendous attitude to win a Grade 2 contest at Haydock last month. He’s one to consider at a double-figure price if the rain continues to fall.

Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle
Thyme Hill silk

Thyme Hill

Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle
Ramses De Teillee silk

Ramses De Teillee (EW)


15:30 - Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)

This is the most open-looking Gold Cup we’ve had for several years, and it’s possible to make a strong case for the claims of several. Al Boum Photo will likely put up a strong defence of the crown he won 12 months ago, but his light campaign remains a niggling concern, and this is a tougher renewal. Each of Lostintranslation, Delta Work, Clan Des Obeaux and Kemboy all have a serious case to be made for them, but the vote goes the way of Santini. He’s taken plenty of stick for being something of a slowcoach, but he showed plenty of Gold Cup-winning credentials when accounting for the re-opposing Bristol De Mai in the Cotswold Chase over course and distance here in January, and he shades the vote. 

Cheltenham Gold Cup
Santini silk



16:10 - Foxhunter Chase (Class 2)

This race is no stranger to a multiple winner, and each of Salsify, On The Fringe and Pacha Du Polder have completed doubles in the Foxhunters in the past 10 years. The horse bidding for that accolade this time around is the Philip Rowley-trained Hazel Hill, and while his claims are obvious, it looks worth taking him on with Minella Rocco. The 2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up has admittedly rather lost his way in the past couple of seasons, but he’s proven rejuvenated by the switch to this sphere, and had the measure of Hazel Hill when the pair clashed at Wetherby in February. Hazel Hill had to concede 4 lb that day, but there could well be more to come from Minella Rocco yet, and he’s taken to confirm that form here. At a bigger price, Alcala would be interesting provided his recent excursions haven’t taken the edge off him, while the eight-year-old Billaway can’t be discounted. 

Foxhunter Chase
Minella Rocco silk

Minella Rocco


16:50 - Grand Annual (Grade 3)

This regularly throws up a surprise, something shown by Croco Bay’s stunning 66/1 success 12 months ago, though favourite backers could have a far more fruitful time of things this time around with Greaneteen. He’s looked a horse to follow when winning each of his three starts over fences so far, and it was rather taking to hear just how high a regard his trainer holds him in when visiting Ditcheat last week. Indeed, Nicholls views the six-year-old as a Grade 1-winning chaser in the making, and although he has to carry plenty of weight here, his mark of 150 could underestimate him. Fellow six-year-old Lisp is another on the up and can’t be discounted, while the veteran Gino Trail roared back to from at Doncaster last month and was an excellent record in this race two years ago.

Grand Annual
Greaneteen silk



17:30 - Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle (Class 2)

You’d be forgiven for having run out of steam by this point, and there are easier races to decode than the Martin Pipe. Front View represents the exact same winning connections as last year, and boasts the assistance of the excellent Jonjo O’Neill Jr. He’s shown plenty of ability in his three starts over timber so far this term, and bearing in mind that this has likely been the plan for some time, he can prove himself to be ahead of his opening mark of 139 - and complete a perfect week for owner J.P. McManus. 

Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle
Front View silk

Front View

Cheltenham Tips
Advert Disclaimer is a free online resource which endeavour to provide helpful and useful content and odds comparison to its visitors. Please be advised that accepts affiliate commission from the companies appearing on the site, and agreed commission levels impact the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented on the website. Any ratings that appear on this site is determined by our subjective opinion of the brand but also based on market share and reputation, each brand's conversion rates, commission paid to us and general consumer interest. Company listings on this page don't imply our endorsement. We do not feature all providers on the market. Except as expressly set forth in our terms and conditions, all statements and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information, including odds, which appear on this site is subject to change at any time.

Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bets + £10 Casino Bonus

#AD Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Wagering req. vary by game • Withdrawal restrictions and Full T&C’s apply. 18+
Bet £10 Get £40 in Free Bets
#AD 18+. Play Safe. New customers using promo code M40 only. 1x per customer. Min £/€10 bet. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Free bets of 2 x £/€15 issued after first qualifying bet settles. Max £/€10 Bonus. 35x wagering requirement. Max redeemable bonus: £25. Casino bonus expires after 72 hours. UK & Eire only. Additional T&Cs, including free-bet, game, location, payment method and stake contributions apply.
£20 Risk Free Bet Refunded In CASH On Losing Bets (APP Only)
#AD New customers only. Deposit £20 using card or Trustly. Up to your first £20 of losses will be refunded as CASH within 24 hours of qualifying bet having been settled. T&Cs apply
Welcome Offer
#AD Open Account Offer. Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply. The bonus code ‘100BET365’ can be used during registration, but does not change the offer amount in any way. 18+
Bet £10 Get £40 In Bonuses
#AD 18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £10 on Horse Racing at odds 2.00+ within 7 days of registering, no cashout. Get 3x £10 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. Plus £10 Game Show Bonus, selected games, wager 40x to withdraw max £250. 7 day bonus expiry. Card payments only. T&Cs apply. | Please gamble responsibly
Bet £10 Get £30 + 30 Free Spins
#AD New UK & NI customers only. Promo code SPORTS60. Deposit and place first sports bet of £10+ in one transaction, at odds of Evens (2.0)+, settled within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £30 in Free Bets credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS validation may be required. Max 30 Free Spins on Blue Wizard at £0.10 per spin. 7-day expiry. Full T&Cs apply.
Bet £20 & Get It Back As CASH If It Loses
#AD New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Football market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Get Up To £100 In Free Bets
#AD New customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. Payment restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets
#AD. New members. £10 min deposit & bet on sportsbook, placed & settled at 1.5 min odds within 14 days of sign-up. Win part of E/W bets. 2 non-withdrawable £10 Free Bet Tokens: accept in 7 days, valid for 7 days from acceptance (ex. E/Ws & Multiples), stakes not returned. Click here for Rules & Exclusions. Bet Responsibly. 18+
Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets
#AD Min stake £10. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). First bet only. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out bets won’t apply. Payment method restrictions. Online UK customers only. 30 days to qualify for £20 in Free Bets. 18+. T&Cs apply
Money back As A Bonus Up To £40 If Your First Racing Bet Loses + £10 Casino
New customers only. 18+, Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus. Wagering requirements: Racing 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), Casino 35x. Only one bonus can be used at a time, Racing bonus must be wagered before using the Casino, unless the bonus has been forfeited. Bonus will expire after 7 days of opt-in. #ad
Bet £10 Get £5 Or 50% Losses Back Up To £25
To activate your Sportsbook 50% Back Welcome Offer, simply deposit and bet on any Sportsbook markets of your choice at odds of evens (2.00) or greater. If your account has Sportsbook losses at the end of your first day's betting (23:59), we'll refund 50% of your first day's losses as a Free Bet up to £25 (Minimum 3 bets required). If your account is up, you're guaranteed a £5 Free Bet provided you place at least 1 bet of £10 or greater at minimum odds evens or greater. T&Cs apply. 18+
£10 Welcome Offer
#AD UK & ROI customers only. 18+. Place your first bet on sports pools and if it loses we’ll refund your stake in cash. Max refund is £10. Qualifying bet is the first sports pool bet added to the betslip. Ten to Follow bets do not qualify. Totewin will be the qualifying bet when a Totewin and a Toteplace bet are struck at the same time. T&Cs apply
Today's Most tipped
Add All Tips To Betslip
Latest racing results
1st Dabirstar
2nd Silver Bubble
3rd Cover Name
1st Spartan Fighter
2nd International Girl
3rd Gowanlad
1st Invincibly
2nd Bringitonboris
3rd Traveller
View All Today's Results