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Cheltenham Festival LIVE Recap: Galopin Des Champs storms to Gold Cup glory

Keep up-to-date with the latest news, tips and odds for Day Four of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival as 6/4 favourite Galopin Des Champs claims Gold Cup redemption.

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Cheltenham Festival: Day Four Results

13:30Triumph Hurdle

1st - Lossiemouth (11/8 Fav)
2nd - Gala Marceau (10/3)
3rd - Zenta (12/1)
Full Result
14:10County Hurdle

1st - Faivoir (33/1)
2nd - Pied Piper (12/1)
3rd - Filey Bay (6/1)
4th - Sharjah (9/1)
5th - Ballyadam (12/1)
Full Result
14:50Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle

1st - Stay Away Fay (18/1)
2nd - Affordable Fury (150/1)
3rd - Sandor Clegane (28/1)
4th - Letsbeclearaboutit (16/1)
Full Result
15:30Cheltenham Gold Cup

1st - Galopin Des Champs (6/4 Fav)
2nd - Bravemansgame (6/1)
3rd - Conflated (22/1)
4th - Noble Yeats (14/1)
Full Result
16:10Hunters' Chase

1st - Premier Magic (66/1)
2nd - It's On The Line (28/1)
3rd - Shantou Flyer (50/1)
4th - Rocky's Howya (11/1)
Full Result

 
16:50Mares' Chase

1st - Impervious (15/8)
2nd - Allegorie De Vassy (13/8 fav)
3rd - Pink Legend (33/1)
Full Result
17:30Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle

1st - Iroko (6/1)
2nd - No Ordinary Joe (14/1)
3rd - Buddy One (28/1)
4th - Might I (6/1)
5th - Imagine (5/1)
Full Result

18:15 - Day Four Recap as Galopin Des Champs lands the Gold Cup

Galopin Des Champs

Galopin Des Champs banished any lingering memories of his 2022 Cheltenham heartbreak by romping to victory in the 2023 Gold Cup.

The seven-year-old was well en-route to a wide-margin victory in the Turners’ Novices’ Chase 12 months ago, before agonisingly falling at the final hurdle.

However, there was no such pain this time around as the French favourite, backed into 6/4, left his rivals in his wake with a sterling sprint down the stretch; eventually easing to a seven length victory.

The gallant Bravemansgame travelled exceptionally well and led for long parts of the race, but could do nothing to thwart Galopin Des Champs from cantering to the biggest triumph of his career in front of a raucous 68,000 crowd.

Day four of the Festival got off to a flier for the punters too as 11/8 favourite Lossiemouth prevailed in the Triumph Hurdle as revered trainer Willie Mullins landed a 1-2-3, before 33/1 outsider Faivoir produced the run of its life to secure success in the County Hurdle.

Paul Nicholls earned his second Grade One triumph of the week when 18/1 shot Stay Away Fay was ridden masterfully by Harry Cobden to score a success in the Albert Barlett – a race that, as ever, provided its usual searching test of stamina.

Elsewhere, Premier Magic sprang an almighty shock to claim Hunters’ Chase honours, despite setting off as a mammoth 66/1 outsider.

Trained and ridden by Bradley Gibbs, the 10-year-old capitalised on some late drama as a plethora of loose horses hampered the pack down the stretch, and despite appearing to be running out of steam towards the post, managed to just about last the pace to come home first.

The Mares’ Chase produced yet more drama with Impervious securing Colm Murphy a return to the winner’s circle, as the JP McManus-owned horse maintained her unbeaten record over fences, narrowly beating the pre-race favourite Allegorie De Vassy.

The final race of the week notched Aiden Kelly a first ever winner in the Cotswolds as Iroko landed victory in the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle, having come from nowhere to storm through the pack late on.

There’s no doubt that the day belonged to Galopin Des Champs however, as the heavily-fancied Gold Cup favourite lived up to the hype by producing a sensational run to land Mullins and Paul Townend a third big race success in five years, having previously triumphed twice with Al Boum Photo.

It capped another remarkable week off for the Irish contingent, particularly the Festival’s leading trainer Mullins, whose sights will be set on surpassing the 100 winners’ mark in 2024!

What a way for to celebrate St Patrick's Day.

Thank you for joining us!
 

17:37 - Iroko signs off the Festival in scintillating fashion

What drama in the final race of the Festival as Aiden Kelly lands his first ever winner in the Cotswolds as Iroko claims glory in the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle!

Seemingly from nowhere, the 6/1 shot storms through the pack to secure a huge victory and cap off a stunning Gold Cup Day.

Results:

1st - Iroko (6/1)
2nd - No Ordinary Joe (14/1)
3rd - Buddy One (28/1)
4th - Might I (6/1)
5th - Imagine (5/1)
 

17:06 - Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle Tip

Keith Melrose Cheltenham tips

5.30 Cheltenham 
Firm Footings @ 16/1 
1pt each-way (five places)

So, here we are then... the final race of yet another enthralling and captivating Cheltenham Festival!

Spanish Harlem (8/1) has been a long-time fancy to take out the Martin Pipe for the Mullins yard, who have even secured the services of top conditional rider Michael O'Sullivan. 

However, his head carriage has left a lot to be desired so far and I expect O'Sullivan will have to pull off some tricks to get him home in front, unless the horse has significant amounts in hand. 

Gordon Elliott has a good record in the race named after his mentor and Firm Footings, especially at 22/1, looks to have a strong chance this year. 

This horse looks just the type that excels in this race, a slightly slower developing stayer of the future in the mold of Galopin Des Champs and Sir Des Champs. 

He won at the fourth time of asking over hurdles last time, showing clear improvement and an inclination that he will continue to go forward over longer trips. 

His BHA mark is 4lb higher than what he races off in Ireland, and analysis before Cheltenham suggested that the BHA assessors might have struggled to pin down a lot of horses in that bracket. 

Firm Footings could be one of them.
 

16:55 - Impervious edges to glory in Mares' Chase classic

Wow, what a finish - Impervious just gets to the line ahead of pre-race favourite Allegorie De Vassy to claim Mares' Chase glory!

That was without doubt one of the great finishes of the week as the second favourite came from behind to secure a sublime victory in the penultimate race of the Festival.

Impervious displayed such incredible heart and courage down the stretch.

Results:

1st - Impervious (15/8)
2nd - Allegorie De Vassy (13/8 fav)
3rd - Pink Legend (33/1)

View the latest Cheltenham Festival odds
 

16:31 - Attentions turn to the Mares' Chase

The market in the Mares' Chase is dominated by 13/8 favourite Allegorie De Vassy, with Impervious joining the party given the very real prospect of soft ground. 

The former is a huge talent with clear and obvious quirks, so the value could be to look behind them and 17/2 shot Jeremys Flame looks best place to spring what would be only a minor surprise. 

Jeremys Flame looked a different proposition on her last run, when she came to Huntingdon and swatted aside 40/1 outsider Zambella, who would be one of Britain's best mares around this trip over fences. 

Zambella beat the rest that day more or less as she was entitled to, so it makes sense to give Jeremys Flame full credit for that win. If she repeats the dose, she has more chance of beating the top two in the betting than the market implies.

View the latest odds
 

16:18 - 66/1 Premier Magic lands Hunters Chase glory

Wow, 66/1 outsider Premier Magic scores a remarkable Cheltenham Festival success in the Hunters Chase.

Absolutely phenomenal as he manages to hold on to first place despite a number of loose horses causing carnage down the straight as they slowed up, thus hampering a number of the chasers.

Still, Premier Magic won't mind one little bit. A great victory for owner Julian Sherriff.

Results:

1st - Premier Magic (66/1)
2nd - It's On The Line (28/1)
3rd - Shantou Flyer (50/1)
4th - Rocky's Howya (11/1)

View the latest Cheltenham odds
 

16:01 - Bob and co at 25/1 appeals for Keith Melrose

Keith Melrose Cheltenham tips

4.10 Cheltenham 
Bob And Co @ 25/1 
1pt win

Bob And Co went off just 11-2 for last year's Hunters' Chase, but unshipped owner-rider David Maxwell halfway round. 

This year he teams up with promising amateur Alice Stevens, for new trainer Harry Derham who will have left no stone unturned in preparing his first serious chance at Cheltenham Festival glory as a trainer. 

Derham took Bob And Co from his old boss and uncle, Paul Nicholls, who took this horse to win Punchestown's champion hunter chase in 2021, ahead of Billaway who won this race 12 months ago. 

His talent is therefore undoubted, and mostly because of his spill last year he has not yet had a chance to build on his Punchestown win. 

He is lightly raced for a horse of his age and has run well fresh in the past, so has a sporting chance of upsetting a seemingly strong Irish contingent.
 

15:47 - The Hunters' Chase is coming up next...

Run over the same C&D as the Gold Cup, this is the big one for the amateur riders. 

Last year's winner Billaway is 9/2 and sports a pair of first-time blinkers now under Patrick Mullins for his father. He won at Naas last time but is 11 years old now and perhaps not as good as he once was. 

Vaucelet is the coming star in the Hunter Chase sphere and trades as favourite at 9/4 to give trainer David Christie the win he craves in this race. 

He only had a neck to spare over 28/1 Dorking Cock at Down Royal when they met at Christmas, the runner-up idling badly in front and costing himself the prize. 

Jamie Codd rides The Storyteller (8/1) for Gordon Elliott, he was smart sort in his pomp but was behind that pair at Down Royal. 

Famous Clermont is 15/2 and has 2021 winning rider Will Biddick on board, they have been very impressive in wins at Wincanton and Haydock since early February. 

Le Malin is 40/1 and form ties with Billaway lately, Noel McParlan is a good ally in the saddle for him, while 125/1 Black Op was once a smart staying chaser – seventh in the Gold Cup here in 2021 – and has been hoovering up wins in point-to-points since moving to his new trainer.

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15:38 - Galopin Des Champs wins the Gold Cup!

Galopin Des Champs

What a difference a year makes!!

12 months on from capsizing at the last, Galopin Des Champs lands Gold Cup glory at Cheltenham, easing to a five or six length victory ahead of Bravemansgame.

What a horse - absolutely incredible, and thoroughly deserved redemption after the dramatic scenes in the same race in 2022!

The smile on the face of trainer Willie Mullins - what a Cheltenham he has had yet again.

Results:

1st - Galopin Des Champs (6/4 Fav)
2nd - Bravemansgame (6/1)
3rd - Conflated (22/1)
4th - Noble Yeats (14/1)

View the latest Cheltenham odds
 

15:11 - Our tipster all over defending champion A Plus Tard

A Plus Tard

3.30 Cheltenham 
A Plus Tard @ 7/1 
1pt win

Keith Melrose:

With so much said about Mullins on this card and Galopin Des Champs throughout the season, the wind will be at that horse's back in the Gold Cup. 

But I will once again emphasise the task he would face if taking on a back-to-form A Plus Tard. 

Of course, since he won last year's Gold Cup by 15 lengths A Plus Tard has been seen only once, and that was a deplorable run in the Betfair Chase. 

While that run was poor, it is also skimpy evidence on which to disregard such a champion. 

That he is here at all underlines that he is thought fit and Henry de Bromhead has had an excellent week so far. He can cap it off with the biggest win of all.
 

15:03 - It's time for the Cheltenham Gold Cup...

The big one – the Gold Cup itself with more than £350k to the winning connections and chance to join the greats of jumps game as a winner of this most sought-after prize. 

Last year's winner A Plus Tard is 5/1 to retain his mantle, though he was pulled up in his only race since then at Haydock in November. 

Supporters of Rachael Blackmore's partner will take heart from the form of Henry De Bromhead's charges this week already. The trainer also runs 2021 winner Minella Indo at 18/1

Noble Yeats won the Grand National last season and is 14/1 for trainer Emmet Mullins to complete a rare double. Conflated is a former Irish Gold Cup winner and 20/1 for Gordon Elliott and Davy Russell, while 20/1 Stattler won the National Hunt Cup here last season and will relish a proper test of stamina. 

 The front two in the marker are Bravemansgame at 11/2 for Paul Nicholls and Galopin Des Champs, who we have BOOSTED to 9/4.

Britain's champion trainer last won this race with Kauto Star in 2009 and feels his King George winner is a big player despite the three-and-a-quarter-mile test worrying some onlookers. 

Galopin Des Champs has only lost once over fences, when he slid to the turf here last season in the Turners after jumping the last with a commanding lead. Paul Townend's mount is the one they all have to beat as Ireland looks for a fifth successive Gold Cup win.

View the latest Gold Cup odds
 

14:58 - Stay Away Fay wins the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle!

Absolute drama in the Albert Bartlett as the favourite Corbett's Cross crashes into the fence at the final hurdle, before Stay Away Fay romps to glory!

Unbelievable!

Harry Cobden saddles Stay Away Fay first past the post, ahead of the huge 150/1 outsider Affordable Fury, Sandor Clegane and Letsbeclearaboutit.

Results:

1st - Stay Away Fay (18/1)
2nd - Affordable Fury (150/1)
3rd - Sandor Clegane (28/1)
4th - Letsbeclearaboutit (16/1)

Latest Cheltenham odds
 

14:37 - Keith Melrose backing 12/1 shot in the Albert Bartlett

Keith Melrose

2.50 Cheltenham 
Seabank Bistro @ 12/1 
1pt win

There is a sense of Mullins deja vu in the Albert Bartlett. 

He won this race 12 months ago with one of his less-fancied sorts and Seabank Bistro could be the one to take the honours this time. Seabank Bistro was fourth in last year's Champion Bumper, having taken the longest route possible. 

He has improved with each run over hurdles, including a meeting with Corbetts Cross in which he emerged as the best horse at the weights, and remains with untapped potential for this staying trip as he is bred to ultimately prove to be a classy staying chaser.

Read the full article
 

14:25 - Up next, the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle

The longest and most testing of the Grade 1 novice hurdles at the meeting, with this three-mile examination a real scrutiny on the stamina of the protagonists. 

Selected odds below:

Corbett's Cross - 5/2
Three Card Brag - 5/1
Hiddenvalley Lake - 7/1
Embassy Gardens - 10/1
Favori De Champdou - 10/1
Seabank Bistro - 12/1
Letsbeclearaboutit - 16/1
Stay Away Fay - 20/1

View the latest Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle odds
 

14:15 - 33/1 shot Faivoir upsets the odds in County Hurdle

Wow, Faivoir reigns supreme in the County Hurdle and stuns the pre-race favourites - pipping Pied Piper to the County Hurdle.

What a race that was, and what a moment for Bridget Andrews, who lands her second Festival win onboard this wonderful horse!

Results:

1st - Faivoir (33/1)
2nd - Pied Piper (12/1)
3rd - Filey Bay (6/1)
4th - Sharjah (9/1)
5th - Ballyadam (12/1)

Latest Cheltenham odds
 

13:56 - Keith Melrose's County Hurdle Tip

Keith Melrose

2.10 Cheltenham Hunters 
Yarn @ 5/1 
1pt each-way (six places)

Willie Mullins won the County Hurdle last year with Grade 1-bound State Man, who finished second to Constitution Hill in Tuesday's Champion Hurdle. 

Hunters Yarn has a pretty similar profile and is fancied to bring his trainer another County Hurdle success. 

He was a smart bumper horse and comes into this race as unexposed as it is possible to be for the County Hurdle after just four runs. 

He took a significant step up when winning a Listed race last time, when his jumping was still inconsistent, but he was electric when the race was at its hottest. That bodes well for a big-field handicap like this.

View the latest odds
 

13:49 - Attentions turn to the County Hurdle

Another race in which Ireland is holding an ace-hand seemingly. 

Filey Bay was denied by Aucunrisque in last month's Betfair Hurdle at Newbury but the front pair were a long way clear of everything else. 

Emmet Mullins' charge is some 8lb higher for this assignment but could have more to give and he's rated a 6/1 chance for County Hurdle glory in the JP McManus silks. 

Despite the tough nature of this race, Willie Mullins has won it four times since 2015 – including last time Grade 1 performer-in-the-making State Man. 

He saddles the likes of top-weight Sharjah at 10/1, Winter Fog at 22/1 and Saint Sam at 40/1, though it's the booking of Paul Townend on the hat-trick seeking Hunters Yarn at 6/1 in the Simon Munir and Isaac Suede colours that have served him well this week that will catch many eyes. 

Dan Skelton has trained two winners of this race since 2018 and he puts brother Harry on 9/2 Pembroke – he impressed in his wins at Wetherby and Ludlow over this sort of trip before a Grade 2 second at this course over 2m4½f (soft) on Trials Day in January.

View the latest County Hurdle odds
 

13:38 - Lossiemouth wins the Triumph Hurdle

Paul Townend rides Lossiemouth to victory in the Triumph Hurdle, coming strong down the stretch to come home a couple of lengths clear of Gala Marceau and Zenta.

The two tried to hunt the pre-race 11/8 favourite down, but it was to no avail as she raced to victory.

A perfect 1-2-3 start for Willie Mullins.

Results:

1st - Lossiemouth (11/8 Fav)
2nd - Gala Marceau (10/3)
3rd - Zenta (12/1)

Latest Cheltenham odds
 

13:06 - Cheltenham Festival: Triumph Hurdle Tip

Keith Melrose

1.30 Cheltenham 
Gala Marceau @ 9/2 
1pt win

The Triumph Hurdle is another all-Irish affair to all intents and purposes, so the Grade 1 equivalent race at the Dublin Racing Festival is likely to prove indicative. 

Lossiemouth had a torrid run through that race and she almost certainly shaped better than winner Gala Marceau on the day, but the odds of the form being upheld are still a bit longer than they ought to be. 

Gala Marceau (9/2) had better form than Lossiemouth in France, she easily won a Listed race that has worked out well. 

She arguably has more scope to improve than Lossiemouth, who was reportedly showing plenty before she even made her debut for Willie Mullins. 

With another six weeks since the DRF, it is far from a remote possibility that Gala Marceau has Lossiemouth behind her again.

View the latest odds
 

12:36 - Lossiemouth the one to beat in Friday's opener...

Lossiemouth

Lossiemouth tasted defeat for the first time in her career at the recent Dublin Racing Festival, but she remains at the top of the Triumph Hurdle betting less than an hour before the scheduled off. 

Willie Mullins has won two of the last three Triumph Hurdles and, despite Lossiemouth's Leopardstown setback, plenty will be siding with the pre-race 13/8 favourite to come good and kick-start St Patrick's Day in triumphant fashion.

Read all about Lossiemouth

View the latest Triumph Hurdle odds
 

12:20 - Cheltenham Festival Bet Boosts

Bet Boost

We've got a number of BOOSTED runners available across the final day of the Cheltenham Festival:

Race 1 - 13:30
Win & Each Way - Blood Destiny
Was 5/2 >> Now 11/4

Race 2 - 14:10
Win & Each Way - Sharjah
Was 10/1 >> Now 11/1

Race 3 - 14:50
Win & Each Way - Favori De Champou
Was 10/1 >> Now 11/1

Race 4 - 15:30 
Win - Galopin De Champs 
Was 13/8 >> Now 9/4

Race 5 - 16:10
Win & Each Way - Vaucelet
Was 11/4 >> Now 3/1

Race 6 - 16:50
Win & Each Way - Allegorie De Vassy
Was 15/8 >> Now 2/1

Odds were correct at the time of writing and are subject to fluctuation.

View all upcoming Horse Racing odds
 

12:01 - WATCH: Lucinda Russell on Ahoy Senor's Gold Cup chances

Trainer Lucinda Russell believes 16/1 shot Ahoy Senor is back to his best, ahead of his entry in a highly competitive Cheltenham Gold Cup at The Festival this afternoon.

The eight-year-old horse was back to winning ways when triumphant in the Grade 2 Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham last time out, beating the likes of Grand National winner Noble Yeats, underwhelming favourite Protektorat and a fading Frodon. 

His seasonal reappearance in the bet365 Charlie Hall Chase was a disappointment back in October, before being beaten as favourite in the Many Clouds Chase at Aintree and coming fifth in the King George VI Chase on Boxing Day. 

The latter was won by fellow Gold Cup contender Bravemansgame (13/2) but for Lucinda Russell and connections, they will be buoyed by the Cotswold Chase success and the return to the winners circle.

Watch the full video above
 

11:50 - Cheltenham Festival betting tips: Gold Cup Day Placepot

There's another million pound guaranteed placepot on Gold Cup day and the Racing Post's Gary Savage is here to try and get a piece of it. 

Placepot perm 

1x2x2x2x1x2=16 lines 

Leg One: Blood Destiny 
Leg Two: Ballyadam/Hunters Yarn 
Leg Three: Sandor Clegane/Favori De Champdou 
Leg Four: Bravemansgame/Stattler 
Leg Five: Vaucelet 
Leg Six: Jeremys Flame/Magic Daze 

Build your Cheltenham placepot

Read the full article
 

11:32 - Triumph Hurdle Runners

Friday's curtain-raiser is just a couple of hours away, so check out the latest odds for a number of selected runners involved in the first race of the day...

Lossiemouth - 13/8
Blood Destiny - 5/2
Gala Marceau - 9/2
Ascending - 10/1
Zenta - 10/1
Gust Of Wind - 50/1

Odds correct at the time of writing and are subject to fluctuation.

View all odds for the Triumph Hurdle
 

11:21 - Cheltenham Festival: Each Way Extra

Each Way Extra

Once again, you have the opportunity to choose your place terms throughout the final day of this year's Cheltenham Festival! 

Simply select the 'Extra Way Extra' tab on your chosen racecard to view the additional place terms that are available to you. 

Each Way Extra Terms and Conditions
 

11:05 - WATCH: Cheltenham Festival - Friday preview show

Watch an in-depth discussion on Gold Cup Day at the Cheltenham Festival, courtesy of the oddschecker Racing Weekly preview, sponsored by bet365. 

The curtain will come down on the Cheltenham Festival later today, with another wonderful card for racing fans to enjoy. 

A competitive-looking Triumph Hurdle could see the likes of Blood Destiny and Gala Marceau challenge the Willie Mullins-trained Lossiemouth, who will be looking to bounce back from last month's second-placed finish at Leopardstown.

There's more Grade 1 action in the form of the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle before the grand event, the Cheltenham Gold Cup, takes centre stage. 

A strong field sees favourite Galopin Des Champs battle it out with last year's champion A Plus Tard, Grand National hero Noble Yeats and King George winner Bravemansgame. 

It promises to be a Cheltenham classic, watch the video above to hear the thoughts of the experts.

View the latest odds ahead of Friday's racing
 

10:45 - Cheltenham Festival: Day Four Tips

Keith Melrose Cheltenham tips

Still mulling over your selections for Gold Cup day? 

Keith Melrose from the Racing Post is on hand with his fancies for this afternoon's racing at The Festival, including his 9/2 pick for the big race at 15:30.

Triumph Hurdle, County Hurdle, Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle and Cheltenham Gold Cup tips

Hunters' Chase, Mares' Chase and Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle tips
 

10:20 - The Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle Winnings Boost

You have the chance to get a 25% Winnings Boost on your selection in the final race of the Cheltenham Festival. 

How it works:

- Add a single Win and Each Way or Each Way Extra selection to your bet slip. 

- Click the 'Winnings Boost' option at the bottom. 

- Your return will then be adjusted to include the increase to your winnings. 

- Select Place Bet. 

New and eligible customers only. Bet restrictions and T&Cs apply. 

Winnings Boost Terms and Conditions
 

10:00 - Galopin Des Champs Super Boost

Super Boost

We have a Super Boost available on Gold Cup favourite, Galopin Des Champs. 

WAS - 13/8 
NOW - 9/4

Available to new and eligible customers only. Single bets only, max stake applies, subject to availability. 

Cheltenham Festival Super Boost Terms and Conditions
 

09:50 - The one to beat... Galopin Des Champs

Galopin Des Champs

After an excellent novice campaign last season, a lot has been expected of Galopin Des Champs and the Irish horse has not disappointed, producing two excellent performances to establish himself as the one to beat in the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

He heads the betting for the 15:30 Gold Cup, priced up at 6/4, but with so many other world class operators also in the mix, could we see the big favourite beaten?
 

09:30 - Cheltenham Festival: Day Four

Cheltenham Festival

Good morning and welcome to live coverage of day four of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival - a day that provides us with the highlight of the week, the Gold Cup!

Can Rachael Blackmore triumph in the big race for a second year in succession onboard 9/1 shot A Plus Tard, or will Willie Mullins' Galopin Des Champs, the 6/4 pre-race favourite reign supreme?

There are plenty of other standout contenders too, including Lucinda Russell's Ahoy Senor (20/1) and King George VI Chase hero Bravemansgame (6/1).

It's the day we have been waiting for, so stick with us over the course of the next few hours for all the build-up towards the 15:30 showpiece and tips, boosts and details around all the rest of Friday's racing action at Cheltenham.

View the latest Gold Cup Odds
 

Cheltenham Festival: Day Three Results

13:30Turners Novices' Chase

1st - Stage Star - 15/2
2nd - Notlongtillmay - 40/1
Full Result
14:10Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle

1st - Good Time Jonny - 9/1
2nd - Salvador Ziggy - 10/1
3rd - Mill Green - 22/1
4th - Green Book - 40/1
5th - Walking On Air - 9/1
6th - An Tailliur - 10/1
Full Result
14:50Ryanair Chase

1st - Envoi Allen - 13/2
2nd - Shishkin - Evs
3rd - Hitman - 22/1
Full Result
15:30Stayers' Hurdle

1st - Sire Du Berlais - 33/1
2nd - Teahupoo - 9/4F
3rd - Dashel Drasher - 40/1
4th - Flooring Porter - 9/2
Full Result
16:10Plate Handicap Chase

1st - Seddon - 20/1
2nd - Fugitif - 11/1
3rd - Shakem Up'arry - 16/1
4th - Gevrey - 125/1
5th - Haut En Couleurs
Full Result
16:50Mares' Novices' Hurdle

1st - You Wear It Well - 16/1
2nd - Magical Zoe - 15/2
3rd - Halka Du Tabert - 12/1
4th - Luccia - 6/4F
Full Result
17:30Kim Muir Challenge Cup

1st - Angels Dawn - 10/1
2nd - Stumptwn - 7/2F
3rd - Mr Incredible - 4/1
4th - Dunboyne - 8/1
5th - Defi Bleu - 40/1
Full Result

18:10 - Day Three recap

Favourites beaten 

It wasn't a day for favourite backers, with Mighty Potter not even finishing in the top two of the Turners, with Stage Star prevailing. 

Thanksforthehelp came nowhere in the Pertemps Final with Good Time Jonny coming out on top. 

But perhaps the biggest surprise of the day came in the Ryanair with Shishkin. 

Fans desperate to see Nicky Henderson's charge make up for his no-show in the 2022 Champion Chase watched him barge through fences for 2m4f before somehow getting up to finish second, albeit a long way behind impressive winner Envoi Allen. 

Teahupoo never quite threatened in the Stayers' Hurdle, with 2021 and 2022 winner Flooring Porter looking promising for much of the race before 33/1 shot Sire Du Berlais emerged victorious. 

Luccia then came up short in the Mares' Novices' Hurdle with You Wear It Well delivering a 16/1 winner.

Finally, 7/2F Stumptown was beaten by a neck in the Kim Muir, with Angels Dawn just getting home in front. 

Redemption for John McConnell 

After looking set for his first Cheltenham winner on Tuesday with Mahler Mission, John McConnell finally entered the winners' enclosure thanks to Seddon, who won the Plate Handicap Chase at 20/1.

17:40 - Angels Dawn wins the Kim Muir!

A thrilling finale in the Kim Muir and Angels Dawn takes it! 

Stumptown and Angles Dawn were neck and neck approaching the last, before Mr Incredible made an imposing charge. He quickly ran out of steam leaving Stumptown and Angels Dawn in a two-horse race, with the latter just about managing to get his nose in front.

Results:

1st - Angels Dawn - 10/1
2nd - Stumptwn - 7/2F
3rd - Mr Incredible - 4/1
4th - Dunboyne - 8/1
5th - Defi Bleu - 40/1

17:05 - Kim Muir Challenge Cup tips

The final race of the day is almost upon us, and Keith Melrose likes the look of Dr Kananga.

Read his thoughts on the Kim Muir Challenge Cup.

16:55 - You Wear It Well wins the Mares' Novices' Hurdle!

The front-running You Wear It Well takes the Mares' Novices' Hurdle! Another favourite has fallen by the wayside, with Luccia asked the question approaching the last by Nico de Boinville but not able to find enough.

Results:

1st - You Wear It Well - 16/1
2nd - Magical Zoe - 15/2
3rd - Halka Du Tabert - 12/1
4th - Luccia - 6/4F

16:35 - Mares' Novices' Hurdle

There's a chance for the UK to strike in the Prestbury Cup with the well fancied Luccia 7/4 favourite for the Mares' Novices' Hurdle under Nico de Boinville, with Lot Of Joy next in the betting for Willie Mullins at 9/2.

Latest odds.

16:20 - Seddon wins the Plate Handicap!

Seddon wins the Plate Handicap! It's a lovely moment for trainer John McConnell, who looked set for a first Festival winner with Mahler Mission on Tuesday, who fell two out after pulling clear, but he finally has his time.

None of the favourites ever really threatened, with Fugitif coming second ahead of Shakem Up'arry.

Results:

1st - Seddon - 20/1
2nd - Fugitif - 11/1
3rd - Shakem Up'arry - 16/1
4th - Gevrey - 125/1
5th - Haut En Couleurs

16:05 - Plate Handicap Chase

Datsalrightgino has been backed into 5/1 from 13/2 and is now joint-favourite with So Scottish for the Plate Handicap.

Latest odds.

15:50 - Steward's enquiry

Don't worry, it doesn't affect first place - though as part of our First Past the Post promotion, we'd pay out on Sire Du Berlais regardless - it's between Dashel Drasher and Teahupoo.

Following the enquiry, Teahupoo has been promoted to second with Dashel Drasher dropping down to third.

15:35 - Sire Du Berlais wins the Stayers'!

Another big upset as Sire Du Berlais wins the Stayers' Hurdle! 

Flooring Porter led throughout but blundered at the second last as Sire Du Berlais, Dashel Drasher - who ran superbly - and Teahupoo were brought into the race. 

Christmas Hurdle winner Home By The Lee made a mistake halfway round but recovered well, eventually being pipped to a place by Flooring Porter.

Results: 

1st - Sire Du Berlais - 33/1
2nd - Teahupoo - 9/4F
3rd - Dashel Drasher - 40/1
4th - Flooring Porter - 9/2

15:15 - Stayers' Hurdle

Onto a competitive-looking Stayers' Hurdle then. Will Teahupoo's stamina hold up? Will Home By The Lee pick up where he left off in the Christmas Hurdle? Or will we see those black and white Flooring Porter scarves in the winners' enclosure for a third straight year?

On top of that we also have Blazing Khal and Gold Tweet in the mix at 7/2 and 5/1 respectively.

14:55 - Envoi Allen wins the Ryanair!

What a win for for Rachael Blackmore and Henry de Bromhead as Envoi Allen charges home to take the Ryanair Chase!

For Shishkin however, it was another disappointing Cheltenham showing, jumping left throughout and walking through fences. He rallied well to get up for second, but was several lengths behind Envoi Allen who was imperious.

Results:

1st - Envoi Allen - 13/2
2nd - Shishkin - Evs
3rd - Hitman - 22/1

14:35 - Shishkin time

So much was expected of Shishkin after winning the Supreme in 2020 and the Arkle in 2021 before pulling up in the Champion Chase last year. 

He makes the step up in trip to the Ryanair this time and is well fancied at Evs (super boosted to 7/4). We also have a Betting Without Favourite market, which Blue Lord tops at 9/4.

Read our profile of Shishkin here.

14:30 - Keith Melrose with a 15/2 winner and a 25/1 place

Honourable mention to the Racing Post's Keith Melrose, who shrewdly swerved Mighty Potter in the first, selecting Stage Star, before putting up Green Book in the second, earning a 40/1 place.

Read his picks for the next two races here.

14:20 - Good Time Jonny wins the Pertemps!

A tremendous performance from Good Time Jonny under AJ Martin, who came from miles back, to win the Pertemps! Several were forced wide around the turn but a number were in contention over the final flight, with Good Time Jonny bursting through

Results: 

1st - Good Time Jonny - 9/1
2nd - Salvador Ziggy - 10/1
3rd - Mill Green - 22/1
4th - Green Book - 40/1
5th - Walking On Air - 9/1
6th - An Tailliur - 10/1

13:35 - Stage Star wins the Turners!

A big upset in the first! Mighty Potter was looking well placed approaching the turn with second favourite Appreciate It also moving through the field, but Stage Star made all. 

A terrific ride from Harry Cobden as Stage Star takes the first of the day.

Results:

1st - Stage Star - 15/2
2nd - Notlongtillmay - 40/1

12:30 - One hour to go!

Mighty Potter is 8/11 to take the Turners Novices' Chase with Appreciate It second fav at 3/1, with Stage Star next in the betting at 8/1.

Latest odds here.

12:00 - #FestivalFour

How many of Mighty Potter, Blazing Khal, Shishkin and Luccia will win on Thursday?

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11:50 - Thursday Placepot selections

There's another bumper £1,000,000 up for grabs in the Tote Placepot for Thursday and the Racing Post's Gary Savage provides his selections for day three of the Cheltenham Festival.

Read his picks here.

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10:25 - WATCH: Cheltenham Festival: Day Three preview

Thursday will see Shishkin look to make amends for his underwhelming showing in last year's Champion Chase as he bids for Ryanair success, while Flooring Porter is going for a third straight win in the Stayers' Hurdle.

Pat Cooney, Rishi Persad, Sam Turner, Johnny Ward and Cheltenham Festival-winning jockey Nick Schofield are on hand once again to discuss the runners and riders in the video below.

10:00 - Shishkin Super Boost!

Shishkin will be a popular addition to bet slips today as 10/11 favourite for the Ryanair Chase, and we've super boosted Nicky Henderson's charge to 7/4!

Latest odds here.

Super Boost

09:00 - Cheltenham Festival: Day Three tips

The Racing Post's Keith Melrose has taken a look at the first four races of the day, and has a 25/1 poke in the Pertemps, and is eyeing up a 9/1 shot in the 'Without Shishkin' market for the Ryanair.

Read his tips here.

19:00 - A pretender to Constitution Hill's throne?

Willie Mullins revealed we may have an early contender for Constitution Hill's Champion Hurdle crown... 

He said: "I said to [Constitution Hill owner] Michael Buckley, 'we'll have to buy one to beat you' - maybe we have one here." 

Impaire Et Passe, winner of Wednesday's Ballymore, is 6/1 to win the 2024 Champion Hurdle.

18:00 - Cheltenham Festival: Day Two Recap

Day two belongs to Energumene 

It was Energumene who stole the show on day two of the Festival with a superb win in the Queen Mother Champion Chase having been steadily backed all morning. 

Edwardstone never quite got going and Energumene - just as he did en route to victory last year - capitalised, giving Paul Townend his third winner of the Festival. 

His second came in the first race of the day, when despite the early drift from favourite to 5/2 second favourite, Impaire Et Passe took the Ballymore, with Willie Mullins completing a 1-2-3-4 in the race.

Delta Work wins again 

It was business as usual in the Cross Country, as Delta Work won for Gordon Elliott once more. He's had three winners in the race in Cause of Causes and Tiger Roll with Delta Work repeating his 2022 success. 

Had it not been Delta Work, it would've been stablemate Galvin, who was neck-and-neck with the eventual winner jumping the last, but Delta Work it was, and he can be backed at 14/1 for the Grand National.

Early Gold Cup look? 

The Real Whacker just about held off the challenge from favourite Gerri Colombe in the Brown Advisory and enters the 2024 Gold Cup betting at 16/1 with Gerri Colombe 9/1 second favourite.

Elsewhere, Langer Dan narrowly pipped An Epic Song and Camprond on the line in the Coral Cup, with Maskada winning the Grand Annual before John Kiely's A Dream To Share took the Champion Bumper from Willie Mullins' Fact To File, ending his run of three straight wins in the race.

Cheltenham Festival: Day Two Results

13:30Ballymore Novices' Hurdle

1st - Impaire Et Passe - 5/2
2nd - Gaelic Warrior - 9/2
3rd - Champ Kiely - 13/2
Full Result
14:10Brown Advisory Novices' Chase

1st - The Real Whacker - 8/1
2nd - Gerri Colombe - 5/4F
3rd - Bronn - 50/1
Full Result
14:50Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle

1st - Langer Dan - 9/1
2nd - An Epic Song - 16/1
3rd - Camprond - 20/1
4th - Scaramanga - 50/1
5th - Bold Endeavour - 22/1
Full Result
15:30Queen Mother Champion Chase

1st - Energumene - 6/5F
2nd - Captain Guinness - 12/1
Full Result
16:10Cross Country Chase

1st - Delta Work - 11/10 
2nd - Galvin - 11/4
3rd - Franco De Port - 9/2
Full Result
16:50Grand Annual Challenge Cup

1st - Maskada - 22/1
2nd - Dinoblue - 7/2F
3rd - Global Citizen - 12/1
4th - Third Time Lucki - 8/1
5th - Final Orders - 13/2
Full Result
17:30Weatherbys Champion Bumper

1st - A Dream To Share - 7/2
2nd - Fact To File - 16/5F
3rd - Captain Teague - 40/1
4th - Lecky Watson - 80/1
Full Result

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17:35 - A Dream To Share takes the Champion Bumper!

It's a 1-2 for JP McManus, with the John Kiely-trained A Dream To Share edging out Fact To File in the Champion Bumper! 

A handful of horses could've won with five closely bunched together in the final furlong, but it was A Dream To Share who pulled clear. There's been a steward's enquiry with Fact To File being looked at.

Results: 

1st - A Dream To Share - 7/2
2nd - Fact To File - 16/5F
3rd - Captain Teague - 40/1
4th - Lecky Watson - 80/1

17:05 - Mullins eyes Champion Bumper once more

It's a race Willie Mullins has dominated, with 12 victories, including four of the last five years and he'll be optimistic of more success today.

He has favourite, Fact To File (11/4), third favourite, Fun Fun Fun (5/1) and fourth favourite, It's For Me (boosted from 6/1 to 7/1) with John Kiely's A Dream To Share second favourite at 9/2.

16:55 - Maskada wins the Grand Annual!

Only Luke Dempsey can tell you how he finished that race aboard Dinoblue, who smashed into the final two fences costing him any chance of a win, but all credit goes to Maskada who marched home.

Thyme White departed at the penultimate fence, hampering Third Time Lucki. Lots of mistakes over the final two fences, but Darragh O'Keefe and Henry De Bromhead won't care a jot.

Results:

1st - Maskada - 22/1
2nd - Dinoblue - 7/2F
3rd - Global Citizen - 12/1
4th - Third Time Lucki - 8/1
5th - Final Orders - 13/2

16:30 - Grand Annual

Dinoblue heads the betting at 7/2 in the Grand Annual, despite a disappointing debut at Cheltenham last year. That came over hurdles however, and he's looked much better suited to fences.

Andy Dufresne is second favourite at 9/2, but the Racing Post's Graeme Rodway is eyeing a 14/1 shot - read his tips for the final two races here.

16:20 - It's Delta Work again!

A terrific ride from Keith Monaghue sees Delta Work take the Cross Country Chase once again. 

Both well placed throughout, Delta Work and Galvin jumped the last together, with Delta Work then pulling away from his stablemate to take the Cross Country for Gordon Elliott

Results: 

1st - Delta Work - 11/10 
2nd - Galvin - 11/4
3rd - Franco De Port - 9/2

16:00 - Delta Work looking to go back-to-back

With so many fans hoping for the fairytale finish to Tiger Roll's glittering career, it was stablemate Delta Work who narrowly came out on top in the 2022 Cross Country Chase, and the Gordon Elliott horse is well fancied for a repeat success in 2023 at 6/5.

Galvin looks like the primary challenger at 11/4, with Franco De Port boosted from 9/2 to 5/1.

15:35 - Energumene wins the Champion Chase!

What a performance by Energumene and Paul Townend! 

Edwardstone was never really in the race, while Captain Guinness came on strong under Rachael Blackmore to take second, but was a long, long way behind the two-time Champion Chase winner, who was all class, winning by 10 lengths. 

Results:

1st - Energumene - 6/5F
2nd - Captain Guinness - 12/1

15:20 - Champion Chase time!

We announced earlier in the day we'd super boosted Edwardstone to 9/4, but we've pushed that out even further to 5/2.

Money has steadily come in all day for Energumene, who's now a 6/5 favourite.

Latest Champion Chase odds here.

15:00 - Langer Dan wins the Coral Cup!

Superb effort from Harry Skelton who wins for dad Dan by a nose from An Epic Song, with Camprond - who'd pulled clear at the turn and was odds-on in-running - finishing third. 

A thrilling finish!

Results:

1st - Langer Dan - 9/1
2nd - An Epic Song - 16/1
3rd - Camprond - 20/1
4th - Scaramanga - 50/1
5th - Bold Endeavour - 22/1

14:30 - HMS Seahorse heads Coral Cup betting

26 go to post for the Coral Cup with HMS Seahorse the 7/1 favourite, and Captain Conby  has been boosted to 17/2.

14:15 - The Real Whacker takes the Brown Advisory on the line!

What a race and what a performance from The Real Whacker, who led from the start. 

Outsider Bronn accompanied him throughout, and while Gerri Colombe looked to be getting up after the last, he didn't have quite enough, with Bronn finishing in third.

Results: 

1st - The Real Whacker - 8/1
2nd - Gerri Colombe - 5/4F
3rd - Bronn - 50/1

13:50 - Brown Advisory Novices' Chase

Are we about to watch next year's Gold Cup winner? The three-mile chase has been won by Denman, Bob's Worth and Lord Windermere since 2007, all of which won the Gold Cup 12 months later.

Gordon Elliott's Gerri Colombe heads the betting at 6/4, with Sir Gerhard second favourite at 5/2.

13:35 - Impaire Et Passe wins the Ballymore!

The early favourite Impaire Et Passe drifted out to second favourite behind Paul Nicholls' Hermes Allen at the off but runs superbly to win the Ballymore.

Impaire Et Passe well placed throughout, surging into the lead around the bend to win by around eight lengths ahead of Gaelic Warrior and Champ Kiely, with Willie Mullins taking 1-2-3-4.

Results:

1st - Impaire Et Passe - 5/2
2nd - Gaelic Warrior - 9/2
3rd - Champ Kiely - 13/2

13:25 - My day two NAP is...

Lots of variety in the replies below. Before the Ballymore kicks off day two of the Festival, who's your NAP?

13:15 - Each Way Extra

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12:20 - Money coming in for Energumene

The two favourites for the Champion Chase were impossible to split at 6/4 the pair, but with money coming in for Energumene, last year's winner is now 11/8 with challenger Edwardstone out to 7/4. 

Third fav Editeur Du Gite has also been nudged out slightly to 13/2.

12:00 - Wednesday Placepot selections

Phill Anderson from the Racing Post has provided his Wednesday Placepot selections, with 24 lines chosen across the six races. 

Read his picks here.

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10:30 - WATCH: Cheltenham Festival - Wednesday preview show

Impaire Et Passe in the Ballymore, Edwardstone v Energumene in the Champion Chase, Delta Work going for back-to-back Cross Country successes.

It's sure to be a thrilling Wednesday in the Cotswolds, and Pat Cooney, Rishi Persad, Sam Turner, Johnny Ward and Cheltenham Festival-winning jockey Nick Schofield discuss their fancies for Day Two.

10:00 - Edwardstone Super Boost!

Both 6/4 at the top of the market, there's nothing to split between Edwardstone and Energumene for the Champion Chase, but we've super boosted Edwardstone to 9/4 to follow up his Arkle success from 2022.

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09:30 - Edwardstone or Energumene?

This time last year the debate was Shishkin or Energumene for the Champion Chase, with the former being pulled up, and Energumene pulling clear to win by 8.5 lengths.

364 days later and - while Clarence House Chase winner Editeur Du Gite certainly can't be written off - the debate is Edwardstone or Energumene, and you can read our profiles of the two hopefuls.

08:50 - Day Two tips

With a 16/1 winner in Jazzy Matty on day one, the Racing Post team are back with their selections for the first three races of day two, including a 40/1 shot in the Coral Cup...

Read Graeme Rodway's tips for the first three of Wednesday's races here.

18:00 - Cheltenham Festival: Day One Recap
 

Constitution Hill

Constitution Hill cemented his status as one of the greatest hurdlers of all-time, as he won the Champion Hurdle in style on the opening day of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival.

Ridden by Nico de Boinville, the 4/11 favourite took the lead at the third last before producing devastating acceleration to maintain his unbeaten record in scintillating style.

The victory is Nicky Henderson’s ninth in the famous race, with Constitution Hill becoming the shortest-priced Champion Hurdle winner in history.

Honeysuckle

Fairytale ending for Honeysuckle

It was also a memorable day for a Festival legend, as Honeysuckle bowed out of Cheltenham with a stunning display in the Mares’ Hurdle.

Rachael Blackmore has won two Champion Hurdles with the Queen of Cheltenham, and after a battle to the finish with Love Envoi, she was able to taste success with Honeysuckle one last time.

The ovation received from the Cheltenham crowd was one worthy of a champion horse who has won 17 of her 19 races in a thrilling career.

Facile Vega beaten, but Mullins wins the Arkle again

The Festival started as always with the Supreme Novices’ Chase, which looked to be one of the most open renewals of recent times.

High Definition and Rare Edition made all the early running before fading, which allowed Facile Vega and Marine Nationale to take centre stage.

It was the latter who overtook the pre-race favourite at the last to give Barry Connell victory in a race he was always confident of winning.

Willie Mullins’ disappointment didn’t last long, however, as El Fabiolo reversed the result from Aintree last April to defeat rival Jonbon in a close-run affair.

New Grand National favourite

Corach Rambler is now 8/1 Antepost favourite for the Grand National after retaining his Ultima Handicap Chase crown in style.

Lucinda Russell’s nine-year-old saw off the challenge from rivals Fastorslow and fellow joint-favourite Monbeg Genius, and attention will now immediately turn to the main event at Aintree.

Elsewhere, Michael O’Sullivan followed up his Supreme triumph by winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle on board Jazzy Matty, while favourite Gaillard Du Mesnil battled back to win the National Hunt Chase.

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Cheltenham Festival: Day One Results

13:30Supreme Novices' Hurdle

1st - Marine Nationale - 9/2
2nd - Facile Vega - 9/4 F
3rd - Diverge - 25/1
4th - Inthepocket - 9/1 (Enhanced EW)
Full Result
14:10Arkle Chase

1st - El Fabiolo - 11/10 F
2nd - Jonbon - 2/1
3rd - Saint Roi - 11/1
Full Result
14:50Ultima Handicap Chase

1st - Corach Rambler - 6/1 JF
2nd - Fastorslow - 7/1
3rd - Monbeg Genius - 6/1 JF
4th - The Goffer - 7/1
5th - Oscar Elite - 8/1
6th - Tea Clipper - 33/1 (Enhanced EW)
Full Result
15:30Champion Hurdle

1st - Constitution Hill - 4/11 F
2nd - State Man - 7/2
Full Result
16:10Mares' Hurdle

1st - Honeysuckle - 9/4 JF
2nd - Love Envoi - 11/1
3rd - Queen's Brook - 16/1
Full Result
16:50Juvenile Handicap Hurdle

1st - Jazzy Matty - 18/1
2nd - Byker - 6/1
3rd - Risk Belle - 10/1
4th - Sundial - 18/1
Full Result
17:30National Hunt Chase

1st - Gaillard Du Mesnil - 10/11 F
2nd - Chemical Energy - 8/1
3rd - Mister Coffey - 11/1
Full Result

17:40 - Favourite prevails in National Hunt Chase

Despite trailing for the majority of the race, Gaillard Du Mesnil had the stamina to overcome Chemical Energy in the National Hunt Chase.

It will go down as another Cheltenham Festival victory for Willie Mullins, who will be hoping to add to his tally tomorrow through the likes of Impaire Et Passe, Sir Gerhard, Energumene and It's For Me.

Results:

1st - Gaillard Du Mesnil - 10/11 F
2nd - Chemical Energy - 8/1
3rd - Mister Coffey - 11/1

Cheltenham Day Two odds

17:15 - Gaillard Du Mesnil favourite for the last
 

gaillard du mesnil

The day concludes with the National Hunt Chase and its Willie Mullins' Gaillard Du Mesnil who is the one to beat.

The seven-year-old was third in last year's Brown Advisory Novices' Chase, but has shown improvement since then, in particular when winning a third Grade 1 race at Leopardstown in December.

National Hunt Chase odds:

Gaillard Du Mesnil - 10/11
Mahler Mission - 13/2
Minella Crooper - 7/1
Mister Coffey - 17/2
Tenzing - 10/1

Odds correct at time of writing and are subject to fluctuation.

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16:50 - Another win for Michael O'Sullivan

It's another victory on Day One for Michael O'Sullivan, this time in the form of the Gordon Elliott-trained Jazzy Matty.

The 18/1 shot just had enough to see off the challenge of Byker and Risk Belle to win by a nose.

Results:

1st - Jazzy Matty - 18/1
2nd - Byker - 6/1
3rd - Risk Belle - 10/1
4th - Sundial - 18/1

Latest Cheltenham odds
 

16:35 - Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle

Rachael Blackmore has the chance to register back-to-back wins on board the highly-fancied Bad in the penultimate race of the day.

Here are the latest odds:

Tekao - 11/4
Bad - 11/2
Byker - 11/2
Perseus Way - 9/1
Sir Allen - 9/1
Risk Belle - 14/1

Full Juvenile Handicap Hurdle odds
 

16:15 - Fairytale swansong for Honeysuckle
 

We thought it would be one of the races of the week and it did not disappoint.

Honeysuckle bows out in style by winning the Mares' Hurdle after a fascinating tussle with Love Envoi.

It's a fitting farewell for a modern Cheltenham great who will surely now head off into retirement.

Results:

1st - Honeysuckle - 9/4 JF
2nd - Love Envoi - 11/1
3rd - Queen's Brook - 16/1

Latest Cheltenham odds
 

15:50 - Honeysuckle looks to bow out in style
 

Honeysuckle

We're still coming to terms with the greatness of Constitution Hill, but our attention now turns to the Mares' Hurdle and one of the most eagerly-anticipated races of the week.

It's the swansong for the Queen of Cheltenham, Honeysuckle, and she's been backed into favourite status throughout the day. Can Rachael Blackmore have one last hurrah with the two-time Champion Hurdle winner?

With last year's winner Marie's Rock, Grade 1 winner Brandy Love and another former Champion Hurdle winner Epatante for company, this would rank as one of Honeysuckle's greatest victories.

Can she do it?

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15:35 - Constitution Hill dominates Champion Hurdle
 

Constitution Hill wins the Champion Hurdle at a canter!

Nico de Boinville guided the superstar into the lead at the third last before accelerating through the gears to become the shortest-priced winner of the Champion Hurdle.

A truly special performance from a horse who is already being spoken of as being one of the greats. Congratulations to anyone who backed the Super Boost!

Results:

1st - Constitution Hill - 4/11 F
2nd - State Man - 7/2

Latest Cheltenham odds
 

15:15 - Could State Man spring a shock?
 

State Man

In some of the recent renewals of the Champion Hurdle, there is no doubt that State Man would have been a strong favourite...

He was a fantastic winner of the Irish Champion Hurdle last month, beating Honeysuckle in the process. Could Willie Mullins upset the odds?

Latest odds:

Constitution Hill - 4/11 (Super Boost available at Evs)
State Man - 10/3
Vauban - 18/1
I Like To Move It - 25/1
Bar - 100/1

Odds correct at time of writing and are subject to fluctuation. 

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15:10 - Constitution Hill Super Boost
 

It's time for the big one and here's a reminder that we have a Super Boost available on Constitution Hill!

WAS - 4/11 
NOW - 1/1

Available to new and eligible customers only. Single bets only, max stake applies, subject to availability. 

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15:05 - Corach Rambler favourite for the Grand National

Following his victory in the Ultima for the second year running, Corach Rambler is now favourite for the Grand National!

Selected Grand National odds:

Corach Rambler - 8/1
Noble Yeats - 11/1
Any Second Now - 16/1
Gaillard Du Mesnil - 16/1
Hewick - 16/1
Mr Incredible - 16/1
Delta Work - 20/1

Odds correct at time of writing and are subject to fluctuation.

Antepost Grand National betting
 

15:00 - Back-to-back Ultima wins for Corach Rambler
 

Corach Rambler

He won it in 2022 and he's done it again, as Corach Rambler wins the Ultima Handicap Chase following a wonderful ride from Derek Fox.

All eyes will now be on whether the Lucinda Russell-trained star will now head to Aintree for a shot at the Grand National.

Results:

1st - Corach Rambler - 6/1 JF
2nd - Fastorslow - 7/1
3rd - Monbeg Genius - 6/1 JF
4th - The Goffer - 7/1
5th - Oscar Elite - 8/1
6th - Tea Clipper - 33/1 (Enhanced EW)

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14:45 - Mullins targets a century after Arkle success
 

Five Arkle triumphs in nine years and Willie Mullins needs another 11 winners this week to reach a century of Festival victories.

He trained a record 10 winners last year. He couldn't win 12 this year, could he?

Latest Cheltenham odds
 

14:30 - Ultima Handicap Chase Bet Boost
 

Cheltenham Festival

We've boosted Monbeg Genius to win the Ultima Handicap Chase...

WAS - 7/1
NOW - 8/1

Can he continue his recent fine form for Jonjo O'Neill?

Odds correct at time of writing and are subject to fluctuation.

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14:15 - El Fabiolo wins the Arkle
 

El Fabiolo

Favourite El Fabiolo wins the Arkle by six lengths and gets his revenge on Jonbon!

It was a thrilling battle between the top three in the betting, but Wille Mullins' superstar just had enough to win on his Festival debut.

Results:

1st - El Fabiolo - 11/10 F
2nd - Jonbon - 2/1
3rd - Saint Roi - 11/1
4th - Straw Fan Jack - 50/1 (Each Way Extra only)

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14:00 - Can Jonbon get Britain on the board?
 

Jonbon

Second in last year's Supreme Novices' Hurdle to Constitution Hill, Jonbon will be looking to go one better in the Arkle Chase.

Nicky Henderson has targeted the Arkle for Jonbon ever since, and he's won three from three so far this season.

Does the seven-year-old have what it takes to defeat El Fabiolo again, like he did in the Top Novices' Hurdle at Aintree last April?

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13:50 - Attention turns to the Arkle
 

Cheltenham Festival

We move onto the second Grade 1 of the day and an intriguing Arkle Chase...

Willie Mullins has another quartet of challengers, with El Fabiolo heading the betting after a fine display in the Irish Arkle at Leopardstown last month.

Latest odds:

El Fabiolo - 5/4
Jonbon - 15/8
Dysart Dynamo - 6/1
Saint Roi - 8/1
Hollow Games - 40/1
Bar - 66/1

Odds correct at time of writing and are subject to fluctuation. 

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13:35 - Marine Nationale wins the Supreme Novices' Hurdle
 

Marine Nationale

Barry Connell said he had the best horse in the race and he wasn't wrong, as Marine Nationale wins the Supreme Novices' Hurdle!

High Definition and Rare Edition set the pace for the majority of the race, before Michael O'Sullivan timed his run perfectly to overtake Paul Townend and Facile Vega at the last.

A fantastic start to the Cheltenham Festival and it's a quick 1-2 for the Irish!

Results:

1st - Marine Nationale - 9/2
2nd - Facile Vega - 9/4 F
3rd - Diverge - 25/1
4th - Inthepocket - 9/1 (Enhanced EW)

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13:25 - Paul Townend favourite for Top Jockey 
 

Paul Townend

Paul Townend saddles the favourite in the Supreme and is currently 1/3 to be Top Jockey at The Festival.

Will he get off to a winning start?

Bet on the Supreme Novices' Hurdle

Cheltenham Festival: Top Jockey

Cheltenham Festival: Paul Townend profile
 

13:10 - Facile Vega to silence doubters?
 

Facile Vega

Facile Vega's odds have shortened to 15/8 in the last 24 hours...

Can he bounce back from a disappointing performance at the Dublin Racing Festival last time out?

Odds correct at time of writing and are subject to fluctuation.

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12:20 - Cheltenham Festival betting tips: Champions Day Placepot

There's a remarkable £1,000,000 guaranteed in the Tote Placepot for each day of this year's Cheltenham Festival and Phill Anderson from the Racing Post gives his selections for the first six races on day one.

Cheltenham Placepot perm 1x1x2x1x2x3 = 12 lines 

Leg One - Marine Nationale 
Leg Two - El Fabiolo 
Leg Three - Into Overdrive/Remastered 
Leg Four - Constitution Hill 
Leg Five - Marie’s Rock/Honeysuckle 
Leg Six - Sir Allen/Tekao/Sundial 

Build your Cheltenham placepot

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11:55 - Supreme Novices' Hurdle Runners

The 2023 Cheltenham Festival curtain-raiser is not far away!

Here are the latest odds:

Facile Vega - 15/8
Il Etait Temps - 5/1
Marine Nationale - 11/2
Inthepocket - 17/2
Tahmuras - 11/1
High Definition - 20/1
Bar - 22/1

Odds correct at time of writing and are subject to fluctuation.

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11:25 - Cheltenham Festival: Each Way Extra 
 

Each Way Extra

You have the opportunity to choose your place terms throughout the Cheltenham Festival!

Simply select the 'Extra Way Extra' tab on your chosen racecard to view the additional place terms that are available to you.

Each Way Extra Terms and Conditions
 

11:00 - Cheltenham Festival: Day One Tips
 

Robbie Wilders Cheltenham tips

Still mulling over your selections for today?

Robbie Wilders from the Racing Post is on hand with his fancies for this afternoon's racing at The Festival, including an interesting 50/1 each-way shot.

Supreme Novices' Hurdle, Arkle Chase and Ultima Handicap Chase tips

Mares' Hurdle and Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle tips
 

10:20 - Supreme Novices' Hurdle Winnings Boost
 

Winnings Boost

You have the chance to get a 25% Winnings Boost on your selection in the opening race of the Cheltenham Festival.

How it works:

- Add a single Win and Each Way or Each Way Extra selection to your bet slip.

- Click the 'Winnings Boost' option at the bottom.

- Your return will then be adjusted to include the increase to your winnings. 

- Select Place Bet.

New and eligible customers only. Bet restrictions and T&Cs apply.

Winnings Boost Terms and Conditions
 

10:00 - Constitution Hill Super Boost
 

Super Boost

We have a Super Boost available on Champion Hurdle favourite, Constitution Hill.

WAS - 4/11
NOW - 1/1

Available to new and eligible customers only. Single bets only, max stake applies, subject to availability.

Cheltenham Festival Super Boost Terms and Conditions
 

09:05 - Mullins looking for more Tuesday joy
 

Willie Mullins

Back when Ruby Walsh was the main Cheltenham rider for Willie Mullins, the first day of the Festival was often dubbed 'Ruby Tuesday' due to the dominance of the legendary duo over the years.

The record-breaking trainer now has Paul Townend taking the reigns of his stable superstars, and he will be confident of further success today with the likes of Facile Vega, El Fabiolo, State Man and Gaillard Du Mensil leading the Irish charge.

Read all about Willie Mullins' Cheltenham runners
 

08:35 - Formality for Constitution Hill?
 

Constitution Hill

The dominance of Nicky Henderson's superstar this season has led rivals to target the Mares' Hurdle instead of the Champion Hurdle.

The fear of taking on Champion Hurdle contender Constitution Hill is not surprising, as he has dismantled all opposition in his unbeaten career so far.

Can anyone stop him winning the Championship race today?

Latest Champion Hurdle odds
 

08:00 - Cheltenham Festival: Day One
 

Honeysuckle

Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of the first day of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival!

Over 270,000 spectators are set to make their way to the Cotswolds this week, with four days of exhilarating National Hunt racing to enjoy.

Will we see the coronation of Constitution Hill? Can Facile Vega shake off his recent doubters? Will Honeysuckle get her fairytale Cheltenham swansong?

Follow all the action live with us here at bet365.

View the latest Cheltenham Festival odds
 

17:40 - Cheltenham Festival Specials
 

Delta Work

We have a number of appealing Cheltenham Festival specials available on site.

With markets covered such as Top Jockey, Top Trainer, Race Won By The Biggest Margin and the Prestbury Cup winner, we have plenty of specials for you to choose from!

View all Cheltenham Festival Specials
 

16:15 - Cheltenham Festival: Best Odds Guaranteed
 

Best Odds Guaranteed

Take the price on your Cheltenham Festival selections, and if the SP is bigger we will pay you at the bigger odds!

Only available to new and eligible customers. Bet restrictions and T&Cs apply.

Best Odds Guaranteed Terms and Conditions
 

15:30 - Cheltenham Betting tips: Mares' Hurdle and the Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
 

Robbie Wilders Cheltenham tips

We've had tips for other races on the card, and now Robbie Wilders is back with his shouts for two more races on the first day of Cheltenham 2023.

The Racing Post tipster isn't forecasting a winning farewell for the Queen of Cheltenham, and fancies two each-way shots at 14/1 and 16/1 for a Handicap race that could be tricky to call.

View the Cheltenham Festival Day One tips
 

14:50 - Watch the Cheltenham Festival live at bet365
 

Live Streaming

Did you know that you can watch all the top class Cheltenham action live on your mobile, tablet or desktop?

If you have a funded account or have placed a bet within the last 24 hours, you can keep up to date with all the latest updates LIVE from the Cotswolds here at bet365.

Cheltenham Live Streaming rules
 

14:25 - Cheltenham Festival: Day One preview
 

Nicky Henderson

It's not just Constitution Hill flying the flag for the UK on Day One...

Nicky Henderson has plenty of other hopefuls who could give Ireland a run for their money in the early exchanges of the Prestbury Cup. Check these out and more in our Tuesday preview.

Read the Cheltenham Day One preview

UK and Ireland - The Prestbury Cup
 

13:30 - Cheltenham Festival Super Boosts
 

There will be a Super Boost available on one horse for each day of The Festival, starting with the Champion Hurdle from 10am Tuesday morning!

Cheltenham Festival Super Boosts
 

13:05 - Cheltenham betting tips: Tuesday Placepot selections
 

Phill Anderson Cheltenham tips

Phill Anderson from the Racing Post has provided his Tuesday Placepot selections, with 12 lines chosen across the six races.

Some big names are included, but like Robbie Wilders earlier, he's omitted one or two currently at the top of the betting across the first three legs.

View the Tuesday Placepot selections

How to place a Placepot
 

12:30 - WATCH: What A Shout LIVE Cheltenham preview

Watch Friday's first ever LIVE What A Shout show in full, as Dave Orton is joined by Racing Post tipster Paul Kealy, Upping The Ante regular Johnny Dineen and our very own Pat Cooney to discuss all things Cheltenham...

View the latest Cheltenham odds
 

11:40 - Cheltenham betting tips: Supreme Novices' Hurdle, Arkle Chase and Ultima Handicap Chase
 

Robbie Wilders Cheltenham tips

The Racing Post's Robbie Wilders has tipped up five selections for the opening three races of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival, including a 50/1 each-way shout...

Facile Vega ❌
Marine Nationale ❌
Jonbon ❌
Corach Rambler ❌

View the Cheltenham Festival Day One tips
 

10:45 - WATCH: Cheltenham Festival - Tuesday preview show

Watch the Racing Weekly preview show for Day One of the Cheltenham Festival from oddschecker, sponsored by bet365.

View more Cheltenham videos
 

10:10 - Everything you need to know about the Cheltenham Festival
 

Cheltenham

The Cheltenham Festival is the biggest event in the Jumps calendar, with four days of thrilling action to enjoy in the Cotswolds.

Check out our comprehensive guide which highlights everything you need to know about the iconic Festival.

Read our guide to Cheltenham
 

09:25 - Rachael Blackmore & Honeysuckle eye up further Cheltenham glory
 

Honeysuckle

Henry De Bromhead's Honeysuckle has established herself as a Cheltenham legend, and whilst she won't be defending her Champion Hurdle crown, she will be looking to end her career on a high in the Mares' Hurdle.

The superstar (9/4) romped to a resounding six-and-a-half length victory in the opening day feature race two years ago, and, after backing that up with another triumph 12 months ago, she now targets Mares' Hurdle success under the stewardship of the superb Racheal Blackmore.

View the latest Mares' Hurdle odds
 

09:00 - Bet Boosts available on EVERY race at the Festival
 

Bet Boost

We will be offering a BOOSTED price on selected runners in EVERY race, on EVERY day of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival.

View the latest Bet BOOSTS
 

08:30 - 'Cheltenham Eve'

Good morning and welcome to the build up of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival - the pinnacle event of the National Hunt calendar. 

It's the meeting that every owner, trainer and jockey longs to reign supreme at, and we are all set for some world-class racing throughout the week.

Greats become legends, and legends rewrite history, so stay with us as we provide live updates throughout the Festival, daily tips from horse racing experts and everything in between.

View the latest Cheltenham Festival odds

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