Cheltenham Festival 2022 Day 4: How To Watch, Tips and Everything You Need To Know

Elimay battles it out with Colreevy in the Mares Chase

So here we come to the final day of Cheltenham week. I hope the week has been kind to you and the odds have been in your favour, but if not – don’t worry, there’s one more day to save your bacon.

Last year ended with a bang. We had Minella Indo taking away the infamous Gold Cup, Colreevy taking the Mares Chase and finishing off with a fantastic ride from Galopin Des Champs which took the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle in the last race of Cheltenham 2021.

This year we’ve got some great races coming up, so strap in – It’s the final day of Cheltenham Festival.

So – let’s not hold our horses. Here’s everything you need to know about Day 4 of Cheltenham Festival 2022.

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How to Watch

The races are all being televised, but they are split between two TV Companies. Racing TV (Sky Channel 426) will be showing all of the races at Cheltenham; however, the first five races each day will be on ITV. Coverage starts at 1 pm each day.

The races on ITV will be free to watch, but Sky Racing TV is part of a Sky subscription. It costs £10 on top of your subscription a month.


Day four of the Cheltenham Festival begins on Friday 18th March 2022, with the first race taking place at 1:30 PM GMT.

13:30 Triumph Hurdle

 Richard Johnson and Le Rocher (C) make a mess of the hurdle before going on to win
  • Distance – 2 miles 1 furlong (Grade 1)
  • Going in – Good to Soft
  • Runners – 12

Day four kicks off with the Triumph Hurdle.

W.P Mullins owned Vauban is bookie’s favourite to nick this one, with Pied Piper and Fil Dor being the next best fancied.

We’re sticking with the favourite here as this is a very, very tough race.

Winner Prediction – Vauban

14:10 County Hurdle

  • Distance – 2 miles 1 furlong (Grade 3)
  • Going in – Good to Soft
  • Runners – 28

Race two of the day is the County Hurdle.

Hard to predict in a 28 horse race, but we really like the look of the favourite State Man. He’s fancied in most races he features in, and this is no different.

Predicted Winner – State Man

14:10 Spa Novices’ Hurdle

  • Distance – 3 miles (Grade 1)
  • Going in – Good to Soft
  • Runners – 19

Next up – the Spa Novices’ Hurdle.

Ginto is the heavy favourite for this race, no surprise given his unbeaten record over hurdles.

We personally think Shantreusse and Hillcrest are good outside shots. We think Hillcrest will just edge it.

Winner Prediction – Hillcrest

15:30 Cheltenham Gold Cup

Quilixios ridden by Rachael Blackmore jumps the last fence while on the way to victory
  • Distance – 3 miles 2 Furlongs (Grade 1)
  • Going in – Good to Soft
  • Runners – 11

Here it is. The biggest race of the week. Race four of day four is the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

A Plus Tard ridden by Rachael Blackmore is the bookie’s favourite, with Galvin and last year’s winner Minella Indo the next best fancied.

Our money is on the favourite, A Plus Tard – he’s the favourite for a reason, he’s a machine.

Winner Prediction – A Plus Tard

16:10 Foxhunter Chase

  • Distance – 3 miles 2 Furlongs (Grade 1)
  • Going in – Good to Soft
  • Runners – 20

The Foxhunter Chase is up next.

20 runners make up this one, with Billaway the clear bookie’s favourite.

Winged Leader also isn’t a bad shout at 4/1, so may be worth a couple of quid – but we back Bob & Co. He’s had some tough luck at Cheltenham over the years, so we think this year could be his.

Winner Prediction – Bob & Co

16:50 Mrs Paddypower Mares Chase

Colreevy ridden by Paul Townend (R) competes against Elimay ridden by Mark Walsh
  • Distance – 2 miles 4 Furlongs (Grade 2)
  • Going in – Good to Soft
  • Runners – 8

The penultimate race of Cheltenham Festival is the Mrs Paddypower Mares Chase.

Redemption is on the cards in this race. Elimay is the bookies’ favourite and our favourite. Let’s hope she can go one better this year.

Winner Prediction – Elimay

17:30 Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle

  • Distance – 2 miles 4 Furlongs
  • Going in – Good to Soft
  • Runners – 26

The last race of Cheltenham Festival 2022. Let’s end with a bang with the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle.

Langer Dan is the bookie’s favourite in this one, he’s certainly the pick of the bunch for the British contingent.

However – we think the second preferred Adamantly Chosen will prevail.

Winner Prediction – Adamantly Chosen

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