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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 Gold Cup runners and riders

Ok, here we go. All attention turns to the main race of the week - it’s the Cheltenham Gold Cup next, going off at 3.30pm. Here are the runners and riders with reigning champ Galopin Des Champs heavily fancied again

  • Galopin Des Champs Evs
  • Gerri Colombe 15/2
  • Fastorslow 8/1
  • L’Homme Presse 14/1
  • Corach Rambler 18/1
  • Bravemansgame 20/1
  • Monkfish 25/1
  • Jungle Boogie 25/1
  • Gentlemansgame 28/1
  • Nassalam 33/1
  • The Real Whacker 50/1
Luke Baker15 March 2024 15:08

Cheltenham 2.50 - Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle result

A great ride by Sam Ewing to take Albert Bartlett glory - here’s his reaction

Luke Baker15 March 2024 15:06

Cheltenham 2.50 - Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle result

The longest-priced winner of the week so far and the bookmakers celebrate! The front two ended up miles clear

  • 1. Stellar Story 33/1
  • 2. The Jukebox Man 18/1
  • 3. Dancing City 8/1
  • 4. Spread Boss Ted 40/1
Luke Baker15 March 2024 15:02

Cheltenham 2.50 - Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle

Stellar Story came on strong up the hill to overhaul The Jukebox Man. Disappointment for Harry Redknapp seeing his horse pipped on the line.

Luke Baker15 March 2024 15:00

Cheltenham 2.50 - Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle

The Jukebox Man clears the last well, looks clear but here comes Stellar Story! Oh my word, the gap is closing and Stellar Story does it! Pips The Jukebox Man on the line and wins the Albert Bartlett!

Wow what a race, great ride by Sam Ewing to steer the 33/1 shot to victory

Luke Baker15 March 2024 14:59

Cheltenham 2.50 - Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle

Readin Tommy Wrong way back here and out of the running. The Jukebox man kicking on, Stellar Story chasing as they come over the last! Three to four length lead!

Luke Baker15 March 2024 14:58

Cheltenham 2.50 - Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle

Over the second-last fence. The Jukebox Man leading them but the rest of the field jostling for position. Stellar Story second, Johnnywho third, then Dancing City

Luke Baker15 March 2024 14:57

Cheltenham 2.50 - Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle

The Jukebox Man still leads as they clear the fourth-last with ease. Pace starting to wind up, with Stellar Story pursuing more earnestly.

Luke Baker15 March 2024 14:56

Cheltenham 2.50 - Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle

The Jukebox Man hauled back in now and the field all together once more as we come towards the final five fences. Readin Tommy Wrong moving forward into the top six or seven horses

Luke Baker15 March 2024 14:56

Cheltenham 2.50 - Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle

All safely over the first few flights. Quite a sedate start, with The Jukebox Man in an even gallop out front, probably five lengths clear. The rest of the horses in a following bunch, Stellar Story, Dancing City and Johnnywho the foremost. Readin Tommy Wrong safely in the pack.

Seven hurdles to go. Halfway mark upcoming

Luke Baker15 March 2024 14:55

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