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2016 Cheltenham Festival Day Four LIVE!

| 18.03.2016

Jamie Clark, Sports Editor | March 18, 2016

17:40 That’s all folks! Another Cheltenham Festival comes to an end. Thanks for spending it with Coral!

17:37 Solar Impulse wins the Grand Annual!
1 Solar Impulse 28/1
2 Dandridge 8/1
3 Rock The World 9/2F
4 Savello 25/1
24 ran

17:31 AND THEY’RE OFF in the Grand Annual!

17:22 Last chance to bet on Chetlenham 2016…

17:05 And finally… We come to our last race of the 2016 Cheltenham Festival, the Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase. Peruse the preview.

16:59 Ibis Du Rheu win the Martin Pipe!

Full result:
1 Ibis Du Rheu 14/1
2 Flying Angel 8/1
3 Sky Khan 50/1
4 Tully East 50/1
24 ran

16:53 AND THEY’RE OFF in the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle!

16:37 How do they bet in the Martin Pipe? Only two more chances to place a Cheltenham bet before the Festival is over:

16:32 On one Condition… Penultimate race coming up at 16:50, the Marin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle. Read our preview.

16:28 Bookies battered by fantastic Festival favourites. Coral and all bookmakers have taken a real hit over these last four days at Cheltenham. Our very own David Stevens has this to say:

“We were already three-nil down going into the final day, and with Gold Cup day being the biggest betting day of the week, we knew we were either going to repair some of the damage, or leave Cheltenham counting the cost of our worst ever Festival.

“Wins in the opening two races for the well-backed pair Ivanovich Gorbatov and Superb Story put the result beyond doubt in punters’ favour, and when hot favourite Don Cossack landed the Gold Cup followed by another winning favourite in On The Fringe, it put the seal on a most miserable week for the bookies, and one we won’t forget in a hurry.

“The one saving grace was that there was no fairytale ending to Victoria Pendleton’s journey from two wheels to four legs, but her honourable defeat on Pacha Du Polder in the Foxhunter was akin to putting a sticking plaster on a broken leg as far as we’re concerned.”

16:19 On The Fringe wins the Foxhunter Chase!

Full result:
1 On The Fringe 13/8F
2 Marito 14/1
3 Paint The Clouds 9/2
24 ran

Victoria Pendleton was fifth on Pacha Du Polder:

16:11 AND THEY’RE OFF in the Foxhunter Chase!

15:56 Foxhunter betting…

15:47 Pendleton coming up… Can Olympic Gold medallist Victoria Pendleton ride a winner in the Foxhunter Chase? Here’s expert opinion with our preview!

15:38 Don Cossack wins the Gold Cup!

Full result:
1 Don Cossack 9/4f
2 Djakadam 9/2
3 Don Poli 9/2
9 ran

If you were on Cue Card, then fear not:

15:32 AND THEY’RE OFF in the Cheltenham Gold Cup!

15:25 Last chance to bet on the Gold Cup! Have a few quid on, you know you want to!

15:10 Gold Cup betting. Just 20 minutes to go before the centrepiece of the Festival, the Cheltenham Gold Cup, is upon us. Fancy a flutter? Read our preview for all the latest or visit our sister site on bet now!

15:03 British winners offer paying off! If you took us up on our bet €/£20 on the Triumph Hurdle offer, then you’ve already guaranteed yourself €/£10 in free bets to be credited to your account by 12noon tomorrow.

14:59 Unowhatimeanharry wins the Albert Bartlett!

Full result:
1 Unowhatimeanharry 11/1
2 Fagan 33/1
3 Champers On Ice 20/1
19 ran

14:53 AND THEY’RE OFF in the Albert Bartlett!

14:43 Market mover…

14:28 Albert Bartlett preview… Who do our tipsters fancy in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle up next at 14:50? Here’s their two pence!

14:16 Superb Story wins the County Hurdle! Full result:

14:11 AND THEY’RE OFF in the County Hurdle!

14:01 Market mover! None other than Don Cossack in the Gold Cup…

13:53 Vincent O’Brien preview. What do you experts think about the Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle at 14:10? Here’s our preview.

13:45 Extra place for each-way County Hurdle! We’re paying on the first five past the post in the next…

13:37 Ivanovich Gobratov wins the Triumph!

Full result:
1 Ivanovich Gorbatov 9/2F
2 Apple’s Jade 12/1
3 Footpad 5/1
15 ran

13:31 AND THEY’RE OFF in the Triumph!

13:25 Final look at Triumph betting…

12:57 Another look at Triumph betting… Fancy a flutter on the opener from Prestbury Park?

12:45 Mullins offer! New Coral customers can back ANY Willie Mullins horse to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup at enhanced odds of 10/1.

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12:37 Gold Cup Legends plug. Just 20 minutes or so to go until our virtual fantasy race:

12:28 Market mover… Djakadam in the Gold Cup…

12:20 The BIG Question… How can Djakadam and Cue Card get among Cheltenham Gold Cup Dons? Here’s what our experts think!

12:05 Triumph preview… Here’s what our experts think about the JCB Triumph Hurdle, which gets us underway in less than 90 minutes!

11:50 Scudamore says… Buoyed by his big win on board Thistlecrack in the World Hurdle yesterday, here’s what Coral horse racing ambassador Tom Scudamore thinks about Gold Cup Day.

11:37 Betting for dummies… If you’re new to the bookies, you might want to look at our step-by-step gambling guide.

11:30 StableTalk. What does Dan Skelton think about his runners today and the big race? Read his thoughts in another Cheltenham Festival special edition of StableTalk.

11:20 Gold Cup legends! At 13:00 today, we’re having the virtual Gold Cup legends race.

10:55 What can you see on the Periscope? Surfacing at 11:00, is Coral v The Couch the final encounter!

10:50 Gold Cup betting latest…

10:45 Right on Vine! This handy factfile will allow you to impress your mates with some Cheltenham Festival Day Four scripture knowledge, courtesy of Vine!

10:40 Pendleton performance. Olympic cyclist turned jockey Victoria Pendleton is on board Pacha Du Polder in the Foxhunter Chase today!

10:35 Fallers insurance.

10:30 Each-way incentive… We’re paying out on the first five past the post in the County Hurdle at 14:10 today!

10:25 Triumph betting. Here’s how the market stands in today’s opener, the JCB Triumph Hurdle. Go on, have a flutter!

10:20 Get off The Couch! See what respected racing pundit Mark Winstanley makes of today’s card:

10:10 Back best of British… Calling all new and existing Coral customers! Wager €/£20 on the JCB Triumph Hurdle that opens proceedings at 13:30 GMT and you’ll get a €/£5 free bet for every British trained winner on Gold Cup day!

10:00 Good morning… Welcome to Coral’s final day coverage of the 2016 Cheltenham Festival! And here are the scheduled races today:


Check out more Cheltenham Festival tips, previews and blogs at Coral’s dedicated page.



Jamie Clark

Athletics aficionado, die-hard snooker fan and Crystal Palace supporter Jamie has written for Coral since February 2014 after spells with Soccerlens and the Press Association as a digital journalist and copywriter. A former East Midlands sports correspondent and Bwin tipster, he is a graduate of both the University of York and University of Sheffield, with a Masters in web journalism from the latter.