Cheltenham Festival 2016: Who to back on day four, including in the Gold Cup and Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup

Three bets for day four of National Hunt racing’s finest festival

Charlie Atkin
Thursday 17 March 2016 18:11
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Cheltenham Festival Tips - Day Four BACKUP

Day four unequivocally revolves around the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup and this year promises to be a stellar renewal.

The Irish challenge is particularly strong, with Don Cossack, Vautour, Don Poli and Djakadam all expected to take up the ultimate engagement. Meanwhile Cue Card, whose season has gone from strength to strength at the top level, represents the best of the British challenge.

Colin Tizzard’s charge is also capable of earning a £1 million bonus if he comes home in front, a prospect that only adds to the race’s romanticism.

Vautour (L) and Cue Card (R) clash in the King George VI Chase

Few would begrudge the former festival winner this year’s crown but there will be no love lost once the tape is raised.

The undercard features some excellent racing too, with a couple of horses catching the eye from a betting perspective.

Watch the video above for three tips ahead of Friday's action.

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