Cheltenham Festival betting tips for the 2017 Gold Cup day on Friday 17th March including tips for each of the 5 ITV races.
Ruby Walsh stole the show on St Patricks’ Day at Cheltenham with four winners and he’ll be hoping to round off a brilliant second half of the Festival with a Gold Cup win on Djakadam. See our Cheltenham day 4 tips below.
Cheltenham Day 4 Tips
This is a competitive looking race with Charli Parcs and Master Blueyes likely to be popular on ground that will suit them. However, I can’t get away from the proven Defi Du Seuil who has won five from five this season and I think we are yet to see the best of him. He has won over course and distance, the ground shouldn’t be a problem as he has won on surfaces ranging from good-soft and he’s the one to beat under the Champion Jockey Richard Johnson.
Tip – Defi Du Seuil: 5/2 with Ladbrokes.
The Supreme Novices’ Hurdle form from last year has been franked time and time again, North Hill Harvey can continue that trend in this race. He won the Greatwood Hurdle at the track in November and has been put away since with an eye to this contest. Dan Skelton won the race last year with Superb Story and a repeat success could well be on the cards here.
Tip – North Hill Harvey: 8/1 with William Hill.
Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle
In my opinion this is one of the best novice races of the festival with many in with chances, my ante-post fancy of Wholestone has dropped in price so I’m going to opt for something bigger on the day. Monalee (E/W) was upped to three miles last time and produced a facile display where he won easily. He can reverse the form with Death Duty over this distance and trainer Henry de Bromhead has had a decent week so far with Petit Mouchoir running well and Special Tiara winning the Champion Chase.
Tip – Monalee (each-way): 9/1 with bet365.
Despite losing some of the big guns in the race we still have a great contest on our hands. The top three in the market all boast strong claims but I simply can’t split them so I’m going to take a different route and go for an unexposed type. Sizing John (E/W) has won both races since being stepped up in trip and he has looked very good in doing so. He has untapped potential at the distance, he may not stay but at the prices I think he is definitely worth an each way punt.
Tip – Sizing John: 8/1 with Sky Bet.
On The Fringe is seeking a hat trick in the race and after his encouraging performance on his seasonal reappearance at Leopardstown in February he is favourite to do so. He is very game and even though he is 12 he doesn’t seem to be finished yet. Jamie Codd has had a great festival so far and he can continue that with another success here.
Tip – On The Fringe: 7/4 with bet365.