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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:


Cheltenham 4.50 - Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase

Dinoblue and Allegorie De Vassy, who are the two main contenders, are hanging towards the back as Marsh Wren moves to the front.

Mike Jones15 March 2024 16:53

Cheltenham 4.50 - Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase

Instit leads the way with Marsh Wren and Kestral Valley just behind. Limerick Lace was chomping at the bit to get going earlier and rides in fourth.

Mike Jones15 March 2024 16:53

Cheltenham 4.50 - Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase

And they’re off! The penultimate race of this year’s festival gets going.

Mike Jones15 March 2024 16:51

Cheltenham 4.50 - Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase

The horses are at the post as the heavens have just unleashed over the racecourse. It’s terrible weather for racing right now.

Mike Jones15 March 2024 16:48

Cheltenham 4.50 - Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase

Latest odds for the penultimate race of the Festival:

Dinoblue 15/8

Limerick Lace 5/2

Allegorie De Vassy 7/2

Riviere Detel 8/1

Marsh Wren 33/1

Instit 35/1

Pink Legend 40/1

Harmonya Maker 50/1

Kestrel Valley 100/1

Mike Jones15 March 2024 16:37

Galopin Des Champs triumphs in the Gold Cup

Paul Townend won his fourth Gold Cup, the joint-most of any jockey in history.

Mike Jones15 March 2024 16:32

Galopin Des Champs triumphs in the Gold Cup

Mike Jones15 March 2024 16:31

Cheltenham 4.10 - Challenge Cup Open Hunters’ Chase results

Reaction from winning jockey John Dawson, speaking to ITV Sport: “Just a phenomenal buzz. She’s a lovely mare. She’s come through and progressed all the time.

“We all believe in her. We’re chuffed.”

Mike Jones15 March 2024 16:25

Cheltenham 4.10 - Challenge Cup Open Hunters’ Chase results

1st - Sine Nomine (Mr John Dawson) 8-1

2nd - Its On The Line (Mr Derek O’Connor) 11-8 Fav

3rd - Time Leader (Mr Toby McCain-Mitchell) 50-1

Mike Jones15 March 2024 16:21

Sine Nomine wins the Challenge Cup Open Hunters’ Chase!

Wow! Another close run race and Sine Nomine has the pace, and the strength to get up the hill and cross the line first.

Mike Jones15 March 2024 16:20

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