Cheltenham Racecard: Your ultimate guide to Friday’s 7 races at the 2023 Festival

Swot up on the day four action!

A Plus Tard Gold Cup 2022 Rachel Blackmore


If you’re looking for the ultimate guide to the fourth and final day of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival then you’ve come to the right place. Welcome, friend!

You’ll find all you need to know about Friday’s action at the March mega meeting including the racecard, tips and best bets, how to live stream all the action as well as details of the ITV Racing schedule.

The whole week has been leading to the Blue Riband of Jumps racing and this year’s Gold Cup looks set to be a corker as Galopin Des Champs bids to justify the hype surrounding his chance.

The Irish Gold Cup winner faces 12 rivals in the feature including the last two winners, A Plus Tard and Minella Indo, as well as this season’s King George scorer Bravemansgame and 2022 Grand National hero Noble Yeats.

Friday’s action kicks off with the Triumph Hurdle as Willie Mullins trio Blood Destiny, Gala Marceau and Lossiemouth clash, while there is further Grade 1 action courtesy of the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle.

Allegorie De Vassy faces Impervious in the Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase, there are a couple of big-field handicaps for each-way punters and the amateur jockeys get their chance over the Gold Cup trip in the St. James’s Place Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters’ Chase.

The latest Cheltenham Festival odds can be found on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise all the key information about day four is below.

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Cheltenham Festival Racecard

Our snazzy Racecards page has details of the runners and riders, weights, odds and Timeform’s horse-by-horse analysis for every renewal on the Cheltenham Festival schedule.

The following seven races take place at Cheltenham on Friday, March 17:

1:30: Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1)
2:10: County Handicap Hurdle (Premier Handicap)
2:50: Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
3:30: Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)
4:10: St. James’s Place Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters’ Chase
4:50: Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase (Grade 2)
5:30: Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Cheltenham Festival Tips

Paddy Power News is the home of top tips and best bets for the 2023 Cheltenham Festival. Our superstar stable of pundits includes Ruby Walsh, the most successful jockey in the history of the Cheltenham Festival. We’ve also got exclusive columns from the likes of ITV Racing expert Matt Chapman and former jockey Mick Fitzgerald.

Runners and riders in the Cheltenham Gold Cup

Cheltenham Festival Live Stream

You can live stream every single race at the 2023 Cheltenham Festival on the Paddy Power website and via the Paddy Power app for free.

Just head to or the Paddy Power app and sign up or log in. Once you’ve done that, find the betting page for the renewal you wish to watch and click the button that says ‘Watch Live’.

Cheltenham Festival TV Schedule

Paddy’s pals at ITV Racing bring you live coverage of the first five races on Friday’s racecard at the 2023 Cheltenham Festival from 1pm on ITV1 and Virgin Media One.

An extended 90-minute edition of the The Opening Show builds the hype from 8:30am on ITV4.

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