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18.03.21 18:17

Cheltenham Festival Day Four – Odds Picks


And just like that, we’ve reached the final day of the Cheltenham Festival 2021 – but what a day we have in store.

All eyes will be on Al Boum Photo in the Gold Cup as he chases Cheltenham history and a hat-trick of wins in the big race.

Plus we’ve got the Triumph Hurdle, County Hurdle, and Albert Bartlett as Gold Cup appetisers.

After yesterday’s 12/1 winning Odds Pick we’re ticking along nicely and we’ve got six Odds Picks for Friday’s action for you to get stuck into.

And don’t forget to check out our Cheltenham Festival Betting Offers page on the link below for all the best free bets and betting offers for day four of the Cheltenham Festival.

Zanahiyr – 13:20 (Triumph Hurdle) – 6/5 at BetVictor

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Zanahiyr to win the Triumph Hurdle

He’s a perfect three from three over hurdles and this race has been the target since landing a Grade 2 contest at Leopardstown on Boxing Day.

He had Saint Sam and Jeff Kidder in behind that day and they placed 1st and 2nd in the Boodles here on Tuesday – showing just how impressive that form is.

He’s the pick of jockey Jack Kennedy, who also had the option of riding Qulixios, and we think he’ll have too much class for this field.

Thyme White (E/W) – 13:55 (County Hurdle) – 25/1 at Paddy Power (7 places)

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Thyme White (E/W) in the County Hurdle

Thyme White was down the field in last year’s Boodles but returned this season with a bang, winning on debut at Chepstow.

He then fell at Newbury and was given a break by connections before returning in the Betfair Hurdle where he finished 3rd after travelling well for a long way.

With that run under his belt and a strong pace guaranteed here, he looks a cracking each-way bet with some bookies offering seven places.

Torygraph – 14:30 (Albert Bartlett) – 6/1 at Unibet

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Torygraph to win the Albert Bartlett

Torygraph has progressed well this season, arriving here on the back of two successes in Ireland.

He had Angels Dawn in behind at Thurles the last time he raced and that horse has since placed in a Grade 3 contest at Navan – a measure of how much class Torygraph has.

He stays well and is strong in the finish – ideal attributes for a race such as the Albert Bartlett – and we expect him to strike for home at bottom of the hill and not be for catching.

Al Boum Photo – 15:05 (Gold Cup) – 3/1 at 888sport

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Al Boum Photo to win the Gold Cup

Al Boum Photo is chasing history this year as he hunts down his third Cheltenham Gold Cup in a row.

The winner in 2019 and 2020, he returns to defend his title having won his solo run this season at Tramore.

He certainly has all the weaponry for Gold Cup success – he jumps well and he stays.

If he runs to the best of his form then history beckons and we expect him to land the big one yet again.

Elimay – 16:15 (Mares’ Chase) – 4/5 at BetVictor

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Elimay to win the Mares' Chase

Elimay has won three times from four races over fences with her only defeat coming against Allaho who was an impressive winner of the Ryanair Chase on Thursday.

She faces Shattered Love once more here, who she beat last time out at Naas when giving her 5lb, and they meet today with Elimay only giving her 3lbs.

She jumps well and has plenty pace and looks a really strong selection to be the first winner of this new race of the Cheltenham Festival.

Fire Attack (E/W) – 16:50 (Martin Pipe) – 12/1 at Betfair (5 places)

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Fire Attack (E/W) in the Martin Pipe

Fire Attack ran well this season without winning and that means he gets into this race on a very handy-looking handicap mark.

He was only 3rd last time out but took a stumble, running better than the result indicates, and this is a race that the yard has targeted in recent years.

A large field with a strong pace to aim at looks ideal and he has the capable assistance of Oakley Brown in the saddle.

Hopefully, he can settle mid-division and still be in the mix as they swing for home to give us a last race winner.

Please note that all odds are correct at time of publication and are subject to change.

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