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Cheltenham Festival LIVE: 5:30 result, tips and latest odds after exciting Gold Cup race

Cheltenham schedule, racecard and all the action as the Festival concludes on Day 4, Gold Cup Day

Michael Jones
at Cheltenham
Friday 15 March 2024 18:03 GMT
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Cheltenham Festival concludes on Day 4 after a thrilling opening day to ‘the greatest show on turf’ was followed by more Irish dominance on Day 2 before a British revival sparked by the Skelton brothers yesterday.

The opening two days saw plenty of success for Willie Mullins, who finally hit his historic milestone of a century of victories at the Cheltenham Festival but went winless on St. Patrick’s Thursday. However, he’s trained the favourite of the showpiece race with Galopin Des Champs looking to retain the Gold Cup this afternoon.

Harry Skelton and Paul Townend are vying for the leading jockey title with both sitting on four wins heading into the final day while Rachael Blackmore trails behind on two and could be in contention.

More than 60,000 spectators are expected to flock to Prestbury Park again for the Festival’s conclusion looking to beat the bookmakers, with today’s schedule including the Triumph Hurdle first up at 1.30pm, as well as the County Handicap Hurdle, the Albert Bartless Novices Hurdle, and of course, the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Follow all of our coverage from the 2024 Cheltenham Festival below plus get the best each-way odds and tips for Day 4 here and a full analysis of the best bets in the Gold Cup here:


5.30 - Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Ocastle Des Mottes leads the way ahead of Mel Monroeand Waterford Whispers who is also the favourite.

Mike Jones15 March 2024 17:34

5.30 - Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

And they’re off! There was a bit of argy bargy which causes a false start, but now the tape drops and we’re underway!

Mike Jones15 March 2024 17:33

5.30 - Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

The horeses are at the post and the sun is shining once again. We’re about to get underway.

Mike Jones15 March 2024 17:28

5.30 - Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

10 minutes to go until the final race of the 2024 Cheltenham Festival. Can Willie Mullins end it with another win?

Mike Jones15 March 2024 17:23

5.30 - Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle odds

Latest odds for the final race of the festival:

Waterford Whispers 3/1

Quai De Bourbon 9/2

Better Days Ahead 13/2

Ocastle Des Mottes 17/2

Answer To Kayf 10/1

Whats Up Darling 12/1

No Ordinary Joe 14/1

Sonigino 18/1

Mel Monroe 20/1

Yeats Star 20/

Bingoo 33/1

Sequestered 33/1

Jay Jay Reilly 33/1

Angels Breath 50/1

Jason The Militant 66/1

Russian Ruler 80/1

Shared 80/1

Hollow Games 80/1

Magic Tricks 100/1

Stuzzikini 110/1

Fiveonefive 125/1

Mike Jones15 March 2024 17:19

Cheltenham 4.50 - Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase

Winning trainer Gavin Cromwell, speaking to Racing TV: “She showed a bit of heart. I’m delighted for Keith [Donoghue], who is a big part of team. He gave her a lovely ride, turned it into a good test.

She stayed going well, she was genuine and in front from a long way out. She showed guts and determination.”

Mike Jones15 March 2024 17:14

Cheltenham 4.50 - Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase

1st - Limerick Lace (K M Donoghue) 3-1

2nd - Dinoblue (M P Walsh) 15-8 Fav

3rd - Marsh Wren (C Gethings) 28-1

Mike Jones15 March 2024 17:07

Limerick Lace wins the Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase!

Limerick Lace holds on. Dinoblue gave it everything going down the straight but it wasn’t enough and mer moves came too late. Limerick Lace squeezes over the line to secure the win.

Mike Jones15 March 2024 16:58

Cheltenham 4.50 - Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase

Limerick Lace leaps over the last just ahead of Dinoblue. It’s a two horse race going up the hill to the line!

Mike Jones15 March 2024 16:56

Cheltenham 4.50 - Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase

Dinoblue is on the move and trots up to fourth with Allegorie De Vassy hanging off her tail. Marsh Wren and Limerick Lace have opened up a few lengths of a lead.

Mike Jones15 March 2024 16:55

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