Saturday 24 June 2017

Cheltenham 2017: All your Day Four top tips from the experts and complete race card

Jockey Ruby Walsh (left) and Trainer Willie Mullins (right) celebrate
Jockey Ruby Walsh (left) and Trainer Willie Mullins (right) celebrate

It's Day Four of the Cheltenham Festival and here is our comprehensive guide on who to put your few bob on today.

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Wayne Bailey's race-by-race guide

1.30

Philip Hobbs’ Defi Du Seuil has won five hurdle races in a row including three at this track and is a confident selection in the opener around 5/2. He remains open to improvement and should leave Charli Parcs and Master Blueyes fighting it out for minor honours.

2.10

A big-field handicap in which the majority could be given a chance so stakes will be kept fun-size. Priced around 18/1, Wait For Me gets a tentative vote having being eased in the ratings to 135 which leaves him in with strong place claims at the least.

2.50

Gordon Elliott is having a good Festival and Death Duty can add to his tally, priced in the region of 2/1. This race can often go off at a good clip but he’s a speedy sort and likes to take up a prominent position. Wholestone looks the biggest danger to the bet.

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3.30

Cue Card can become the first horse aged older than ten to win since 1969. He’s getting on in years but is still putting in some fantastic performances, although this will be very tough and trainer Colin Tizzard is in a lucky position with Native River providing the main opposition.  Willie Mullins’ Djakadam is respected but has become a little unreliable.

4.10

The ‘Gold Cup for Amateurs Riders’, the Foxhunter has been won by an Irish-trained horse in the last six renewals. But I reckon the British can claim the prize this year albeit under an Irish jockey Katie Walsh and Paul Nicholls’ Wonderful Charm is a fair price around 11/2. He’s really taken to hunter chasing this year and this will be right up his street.

4.50

Another tricky handicap but Nick Williams’ Coo Star Sivola catches the eye each-way at a price of 14/1 or thereabouts. He won a Novice Hurdle at Warwick in fine style recently and is a course-and-distance winner at Cheltenham. Philip Hobbs’ No Comment is also an improver and should go close.

5.30

Trained by Christopher Kellett, Solar Impulse might run a little better than his price of 33/1 suggests although this is a very difficult puzzle to figure out so it’s not a race for heavy betting. A winner of this race in 2016 off a mark of 140, he’s down 3lbs in the ratings since.

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TODAY'S CARD

TOP TIPS

JOHNNY WARD

1.30: Charlie Parcs

2.10: MIck Jazz

2.50: Penhill

3.30: Djakadam

4.10: On The Fringe

4.50: Castello Sforza

5.30: LePrezien

PATRICK MULLINS

1.30: Mega Fortune

2.10: Renneti

2.50: Augusta Kate

3.30: Djakadam

4.10: On The Fringe

4.50: Battleford

5.30: Pairofbrowneyes

CORMAC BYRNE

1.30: Defi Du Seuil

2.10: Ivanovich Gorbatov

2.50: Death Duty

3.30: Sizing John

4.10: On The Fringe

4.50: Runfordave

5.30: Dandrdige

KATIE WALSH

1.30: Defi Du Seuil

2.10: Blue Et Rouge

2.50: Death Duty

3.30: Djakadam

4.10: On The Fringe

4.50: Runfordave

5.30: LePrezien

NIALL CRONIN

1.30: Defi Du Seuil

2.10: Mick Jazz

2.50: Death Duty

3.30: Djakadam

4.10: On The Fringe

4.50: Castello Sforza

5.30: Gino Trail

DAVID MULLINS

1.30: Mega Fortune

2.10: Ivanovich Gorbatov

2.50: Monalee

3.30: Champagne West (E/W)

4.10: On The Fringe

4.50: Runfordave

5.30: LePrezien

JAMIE CODD

1.30: Mega Fortune

2.10: Mick Jazz

2.50: Monalee (E/W)

3.30: Djakadam

4.10: On The Fringe

4.50: Peter The Mayo Man

5.30: Rock The World

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