Cheltenham Day 4 Betting 2018

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Cheltenham Gold Cup Day 2018 completes the four day annual Festival.  With a 93rd winner-to-be of the fabled Gold Cup which features 22 fences and a gruelling 3-mile 2-furlong trip, you can be sure to find exceptional Day 4 betting offers.

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Gold Cup Day 2018 Betting Odds

With all the excitement unraveling as the day progresses to its final race, make your Cheltenham free betting experience easy and stay updated with our list of UK bookies betting odds for each of Day 4  races.


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Given Cheltenham Gold Cup Day betting will be the biggest of the week, it’s not difficult to predict that Cheltenham free bets and money back specials will be commonplace. Here are our top 5 new customers offers.

Gold Cup Day Betting Offers

To set the tone on the final day of the annual Cheltenham pilgrimage online sportsbooks are likely to offer free bet concessions and money back specials on the 1.30pm opener, the JCB Triumph Hurdle.

Most punters will have some idea as to who they fancy for the Gold Cup long before race time and therein we recommend they place their bets as early as possible with a bookmaker that offers ‘Best Odds Guaranteed’ as standard. That’s because, the Cheltenham Gold Cup betting market is always subject to massive market fluctuation in the frenzied 45 minutes prior to off time.

This is caused by weight of money traded on the race and a consequence of bookmakers trading their own positions which could be very large and precarious courtesy of a lucky 50p customers somewhere who has selected four big-priced winners of a Heinz bet and stands to net a million if the fifth and final runner scores.

Cheltenham Gold Cup Day Betting Tips

A few Cheltenham races on the final day are way too difficult.  You would literally need a search warrant to identify the winners of the Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle or the Grand Annual Chase. Get our horse-racing expert’s betting tips for Cheltenham Festival to help you in choosing your options.

Nicky Henderson and Barry Geraghty have enjoyed great success in the Triumph Hurdle winning three times in the past eight years.  And that record can be stretched further with Charli Parcs, a French import, set to give owner JP McManus back-to-back Triumph Hurdle wins if his decisive juvenile hurdle win at Kempton over the Christmas period is anything to go by.

The Gold Cup looked a proverbial penalty-kick for the impressive King George winner Thistlecrack until his surprise defeat to Many Clouds in the Cotswold Chase over course and distance in late January.  But the nine-year-old is still a novice chaser and has bundles of scope.  Furthermore the ground is sure to be faster on Cheltenham Gold Cup Day 2018 which should see him in a better light.

On the Fringe landed last season’s Foxhunters Chase here at the Cheltenham Festival and he looks capable of going in again.  Raced twice since that victory – winning at the Aintree Fox Hunters Chase and the Punchestown Festival Hunters Chase – he is a real champion in this sphere. It is an amazing treble and one he also bagged in 2015!

With regular jockey Nina Carberry now pregnant Jamie Codd, who took the winning ride on him at the Aintree Festival, will be reunited with the Enda Bolger trained star which will prove absolutely no hindrance to his chances.

Gold Cup Day Races

At 1.30pm a charge of the very best juvenile hurdlers around will hit the tape running for the Grade 1 JCB Triumph Hurdle and this race always develops into a helter-skelter affair where the emphasis is on the ability to jump fluently at speed and then – of course – retain the stamina and battling qualities to come up that famous and testing hill in front.

For a four-year-old horse, it is the biggest possible test for this generation and the Triumph Hurdle is the perfect start to Gold Cup day for sure.

Next up at 2.10pm is the Vincent O’Brien County Hurdle. On the last day it’ll pay to seek out the value Gold Cup Day free bet concessions and enhanced each way terms and this race is usually a perfect target for those.

The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at 2.50pm takes place just before the main event and is a 3m hurdle for the best young stayers around. A race that takes plenty of stamina and guts to win, those who find the winner of this Grade 1 will be in high spirits before the Gold Cup.

The Gold Cup always has a plethora is potential fairytale stories just waiting to unfold and the 2018 edition could develop into the best Gold Cup in years. Last years’ winner Don Cossack will be looking to build on his fantastic win in 2016 and get to Cheltenham in a good position to defend his crown.

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Vautour is arguably the most talented chaser around and having side-stepped the Gold Cup in favour of the Ryanair last season. Disgruntled punters will be looking for redemption and in truth the horse has well and truly earned his shot at winning the division’s most important chase race.

Then we have Thistlecrack, a most talented and exhilarating hurdler. Colin Tizzard and the game owners have made no secret of their want to try fences this season, not with the intention of going novice chasing, but with the intention of lining up in the Cheltenham Gold Cup. What an intriguing prospect that is, a real elephant in the room.

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Cue Card deserves a mention too, he was so unlucky to come down in the Gold Cup in 2016 having looked the winner when doing so. He’s not getting any younger, but is one of the best chasers of recent times and deserves to be in the mix again.

National Hunt fans and connections of 2015 Gold Cup winner Coneygree will be hoping he can return to his best following a season off the track. He was such a brilliant novice before an unfortunate injury and he is the other big name who could make the 2018 Gold Cup one of the best in years.

The Cheltenham Foxhunters’ is next up, so look out for the participation of Victoria Pendleton once again in the race, but On The Fringe will be a warm order to retain his crown again following a highly impressive win in the race last year and the year before. The Cheltenham Festival draws to a close with two top handicap races, the Martin Pipe Conditionals’ Handicap Hurdle and the Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase.

Gold Cup Day is the finale to the biggest festival National Hunt racing and arguably in racing, period. A wonderful for occasion for all to sit back, take in and enjoy!