All good things must come to an end, and Friday marks the fourth and final day of the Cheltenham Festival 2017.
The feature race of day four is the big one – The Cheltenham Gold Cup.
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Getting refunded on a losing bet is all well and good, but there’s no substitute for backing winners. So here’s our rundown of the seven races on day four:
Cheltenham Festival – Friday
1.30 – Triumph Hurdle
This race is for horses at the start of their National Hunt racing career and is restricted to 4-year-olds. DEFI DU SEUIL is not an original choice, but certainly has the best form and is a worthy favourite. King Julien will appeal to those who fondly remember former full-back Julien Faubert. Or those not too picky about their spelling who are big fans of current coach Mr Dicks.
2.10 – County Hurdle
Irish eyes have been smiling all week at Cheltenham, and they will comfortably win the honours in the contest with Great Britain for training the most winners this week. The Gordon Elliott trained MICK JAZZ has been very consistent this year and can send another prize back to the Emerald Isle.
2.50 – Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle
A race over 3-miles for horses that should make up the long distance stars of the future. WHOLESTONE has been impressive on the clock and has already won around the track. He might take some stopping.
3.30 – Gold Cup
The biggest race of the week and the main prize of the Festival. It looks absolutely wide-open this year so don’t rule out a shock winner. SMAD PLACE is an admirable horse and might just break a stat regarding horses at double-figure ages in the race. He’s a good shout for at least a place.
4.10 – Foxhunter Chase
Hunter Chases are generally for horses towards the end of their racing careers. So dear old names line up for this contest. Jockeys in this race are amateurs. BAREL OF LAUGHS is a very big price and may warrant each-way support.
4.50 – Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap
For jockeys starting out their racing career, not amateurs but actual professionals in the grassroots of the game trying to make a name for themselves. What better way to do it than here at the Cheltenham Festival. Bridget Andrews is a promising young jockey and she can gain compensation for BORN SURVIVOR who fell last time but can bounce back here.
5.30 – Grand Annual
The last chance for a Festival winner – race 28 of 28. Those punters that are behind now face a very tricky puzzle. This is usually won by a horse carrying a low weight. SOLAR IMPULSE can make the sun shine.