Day four betting – The 2020 Cheltenham Festival at William HillDay 1: Champion Hurdle Day | Day 2: Ladies' Day | Day 3: St Patrick's Day | Cheltenham Festival
Gold Cup Day is the fourth and final day of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival, with seven races taking place on Friday 13th March. Day four begins with the Triumph Hurdle and it pays to concentrate on the upper reaches of the betting. Eight of the past 12 winners were third-favourite or shorter, while three of the last four favourites prevailed.
The Triumph is followed by one of the most difficult betting heats of the entire meeting in the County Hurdle. The Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle follows before the day’s feature, the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Gold Cup Day concludes with the St James' Place Foxhunter Chase, the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle and finally the Grand Annual.
The runners in the 2020 Cheltenham Gold Cup betting
Though beaten in last year’s JLT, Lostintranslation is well-fancied to win the Gold Cup after an impressive performance at Haydock early in the season. His nearest pursuer in the betting is Punchestown Gold Cup winner Kemboy, who was unlucky to unseat his rider at the first fence in 2019.
All bar five of the last 16 winners of the Cheltenham Festival highlight had previously finished first or second at the meeting. Over the course of the season, races such as the Betfair Chase, Ladbrokes Trophy, the King George, the Savills Chase and the Irish Gold Cup are key pointers as to who will emerge victorious in the Gold Cup itself.
Gold Cup Day - 2019 Results & Winners
Day four of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival saw a number of surprise results, with Pentland Hills (Triumph), Minella Indo (Albert Bartlett), Croco Bay (Grand Annual) all big-priced winners.
There was also only one winning favourite, Hazel Hill, who was the winner of the Foxhunters Chase, the Gold Cup for amateur jockeys.
The day four feature, the Gold Cup, was won by Al Boum Photo, which gave Irish master trainer Willie Mullins his first win in the race.