Cheltenham Festival 2021 – Gold Cup Day LIVE: Tips, race cards, TV channel and stream FREE for massive finale

THREE thrilling days have been and gone at Cheltenham which means just one day is left…Gold Cup day!

We'll be bringing you ALL of the latest news, tips and results from Prestbury Park and even without the sound of the famous ROAR this year, there's plenty to enjoy.

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  • Etienne Fermie

    THE DAY THAT WAS

    Yesterday was another classic at this year's unique Cheltenham Festival.

    Let's take another look at the best bits.

  • William Pugh

    GOOD MORNING CHELTENHAM FANS

    Day three started in the most dramatic of circumstances with hot favourite and banker of the day, Envoi Allen, falling less than a mile into the Marsh Novices’ Chase.

    Chantry House stayed on best up the hill to get JP McManus his first winner of this year’s festival for Nico de Boinville and Nicky Henderson.

    It was a winner for the Liverpool supporters in the Pertemps as Mrs Milner bolted up for Bryan Cooper and Paul Nolan.

    The performance of the day saw Allaho destroy the field in the Ryanair for a pillar to post win under the hottest jockey in the country at the moment, Rachael Blackmore.

    It was a 12 length win in the end and another superstar in the Willie Mullins yard.

    There was another great performance in our feature of the day, the Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle, as Gavin Crowmwell’s Flooring Porter made all and jumped superbly to land the big prize of day three.

    Danny Mullins was on board in place for the injured Jonathan Moore, who was riding the horse until he didn’t feel 100% on the gallops this morning and requested Danny took the ride.

    A big payday was in the next too as The Shunter went in for Mullins and youngster Jordan Gainford.

    This time it was Emmet Mullins, who also sees the horse bag an extra £100k bonus for winning at the Festival after a win at Kelso earlier in the season.

    The Blackmore show carried on in the next, Rachael aboard Telmesomethinggirl snaking her way through the field to win the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle cosily in the end, making it FIVE for Blackmore this week.

    And we finished off with another Denise Foster winner as Jack Kennedy somehow got Mount Ida – tailed off early on – to stay on and run away up the hill for a commanding lead.

  • Anthony Chapman

    CASH SPLASH

    The genius punter who stood to win more than £500,000 from just a £5 bet has partially cashed out his amazing acca – and shown it was a wise decision.

    Paul Dean pocketed £250,000 despite red-hot favourite Envoi Allen falling in the first race on day three of Cheltenham Festival.

    He stood to win more than half a million had Envoi Allen – who previously had NEVER lost in 11 races – triumphed again.

    But he guaranteed himself £250,000 regardless of the result after striking a deal.

    Dean, 40, from Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, could have let the bet roll to collect £511,225 if unbeaten odds-on favourite Envoi Allen went onto win.

    But after a restless night which included hardly any sleep, Dean took a partial cash-out offer from Betfair.

    The punter's bet slip
  • Anthony Chapman

    ROLLIN’ ON

    Cheltenham Festival star Tiger Roll could yet run at Aintree during the Grand National meeting – but sadly it won't be in the big race itself.

    Owner Michael O'Leary – of Ryanair fame – took his star out after a barney over the weight given to his two-time Aintree champ for this season.

    But after Tiger Roll bounced back in style to win his FIFTH race at the Festival yesterday, his decision has come back to bite.

    Yet O'Leary is still insistent he made the right call, while admitting Tiger Roll could still be set for Liverpool.

    Brother and racing manager Eddie O'Leary told the Nick Luck Daily Podcast: "We've absolutely no regrets about taking him out of the National as his rating is just too high. 

    “We're probably going to have to run him at a park track, we're even considering the Betway Bowl at Aintree.

    "The way the horse won yesterday, retirement is off the table – he's loving life and while he is we'll listen to him.

    "He'll probably go for the Bowl and unfortunately he'll prove he's not that (166 rated), unless he is and then he'll prove us all completely wrong.

    "The Tiger we saw yesterday, you'd have to give him 10 out of 10, which is a testament to all at Cullentra."

    Tiger Roll stunned hot favourite Easysland in yesterday's Cross Country race
  • Anthony Chapman

    RUN OF THE MIL

    Liverpool star James Milner was quids in on day three of the Cheltenham Festival after backing 12-1 shot Mrs Milner.

    But unfortunately for the footy ace, his wife wants all his winnings.

    Mrs Milner easily won the Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle at odds of 12-1 in the 1.55 at Cheltenham.

    Favourite The Bosses Oscar looked to be in with a great shout turning the bend, but Bryan Cooper hit the gas to bring Mrs Milner home.

    That led to a tidy profit for those who backed the nag.

    And 35-year-old Liverpool vice-captain Milner was among those to stick some dosh on it.

    But he may end up empty-handed…

  • Anthony Chapman

    FLOORED ‘EM

    Flooring Porter pulled off a masterstroke with a stunning all the way win in the Stayers' Hurdle.

    Super-sub Danny Mullins came in for the spare of all spares with jockey Jonathan Moore cruelly ruled-out only an HOUR before the race.

    Moore admitted he was not fit enough to take the ride but was there to greet the winners as they crossed the line and lead him back in after the race.

    For much of the race eyes were drawn to favourite Paisley Park and the Denise Foster pair of Sire Du Berlais and Fury Road.

    The trio all loomed ominously entering the long straight, but the 12-1 Gavin Cromwell-trained winner was not for catching.

    Jumping the last he even thought about heading for another lap, but a slap from Mullins and he was on his way into the history books.

    The Paisley Park camp had no excuses, but the Irish domination continued with the raiders filling three of the first four places.

    Danny Mullins landed his first ever Festival winner
  • Anthony Chapman

    BANKER BUST

    There’s just no such thing as a certainty in this great game.

    Envoi Allen – the banker of the week – proved just that with a crushing fall early in the Marsh Novices' Chase.

    Sent off the red-hot 4-9 favourite and with accumulators riding on the 'good-thing' up and down the country, the previously unbeaten star fell at the fourth fence.

    Trainer Henry De Bromhead had enjoyed a stellar week up until that point, but Envoi Allen's first start since switching from Gordon Elliott ended in despair – and not just for the trainer.

    Gutted jockey Jack Kennedy was forced to take the long walk in on his own. Thankfully for him, the 60,000 strong crowd were missing.

    It left the race wide-open and it was Nicky Henderson's Chantry House that made the most of the tumble.

    The 9-1 shot was Henderson's 70th winner at the Festival.

    Jockey Jack Kennedy had a long walk back on his own after the fall
  • Anthony Chapman

    ZERO TO HERO

    The Irish domination of Cheltenham Festival continued apace with an incredible 999-1 in-running winner.

    Mount Ida was tailed off, out with the washing, with her odds for the Kim Muir out to a whopping 999-1.

    Over £100 quid was matched at those odds and slowly, but surely the pre-race favourite started to pick them off.

    From being scrubbed along much of the way and looking like she might even be pulled-up, Denise Foster's horse found her rhythm as the race progressed.

    Soon jockey Jack Kennedy went from zero to hero as he swung into the straight with plenty of petrol under the bonnet.

    A steady couple of jumps at the business end of the race and suddenly everything was much more straightforward.

    It was jockey Jack Kennedy's third winner of a memorable week
  • Craig Mahood

    TEMPLEGATE NAP FOR TOMORROW

    Our tipster is back with another hot tip for tomorrow's big race.

    Templegate has made Al Boum photo his NAP for the final day in the biggest race of the lot.

    He has had his usual smooth prep and has every chance of landing a third Gold Cup in a row. He has been Mr Reliable for a few seasons and Willie Mullins knows exactly how to peak him for today.

    He has had his usual spin around Tramore and, while last season’s win wasn’t as impressive as the first one, he got the job done.

    He’s a proven stayer who jumps well, will be fine on the ground and we know Cheltenham suits him down to the ground. The public may have not latched on to the nine-year-old but he can do the business.

    Templegate

  • Craig Mahood

    GOLD CUP BOOST

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    New customers can get the clear favourite Al Boum Photo to finish in the top three at a huge 25/1 or you can back the second favourite Champ to win at 70/1.

    The maximum bet for the 70/1 or 25/1 offer is £1 and if your bet wins, you will be paid out in free bets.

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  • Craig Mahood

    PHOTO FINISH IN THE GOLD CUP?

    All attention turns to the big day tomorrow – Gold Cup day.

    Al Boum Photo is the favourite at the moment to retain his crown yet again.

    But there are some Cheltenham legends snapping at his heels in the betting.

    Here's the latest betting courtesy of Betfair

    CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP

    Odds from Betfair

    Al Boum Photo 16/5

    A Plus Tard 10/3

    Champ 11/2

    Minella Indo 11/1

    Santini 16/1

    Native River 16/1

    Royale Pagaille 16/1

    Frodon 17/1

    Kemboy 22/1

    Lostintranslation 43/1

    Aso 279/1

    Black Op 279/1

  • Craig Mahood

    CHELTENHAM DAY THREE: THE RECAP

    The day started in the most dramatic of circumstances with hot favourite and banker of the day, Envoi Allen, falling less than a mile into the Marsh Novices’ Chase.

    CHANTRY HOUSE stayed on best up the hill to get JP McManus his first winner of this year’s festival for Nico de Boinville and Nicky Henderson.

    Chantry House winning the opener

    It was a winner for the Liverpool supporters in the Pertemps as MRS MILNER bolted up for Bryan Cooper and Paul Nolan.

    James himself tweeting tonight that he backed it and his wife is demanding the profits!

    The performance of the day? No question. ALLAHO destroyed the field in the Ryanair for a pillar to post win under the hottest jockey in the country at the moment, Rachael Blackmore.

    A 12 length win in the end and another superstar in the Willie Mullins yard.

    Another great performance in our feature of the day, the Paddy power Stayers’ Hurdle.

    Gavin Crowmwell’s FLOORING PORTER  made all and jumped superbly to land the big prize of day three. Danny Mullins on board in place for the injured Jonathan Moore who was riding the horse until he didn’t feel 100% on the gallops this morning and REQUESTED Danny took the ride.

    Flooring Porter takes the Stayers'

    A big payday in the next too as THE SHUNTER went in for Mullins and youngster Jordan Gainford.

    This time Emmet Mullins who also sees the horse bag an extra £100k bonus for winning at the Festival after a win at Kelso earlier in the season.

    The Blackmore show carried on in the next, Rachael aboard TELMESOMETHINGGIRL snaking her way through the field to win the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle cosily in the end. FIVE for Blackmore this week.

    And we finished off with another Denise Foster winner as Jack Kennedy somehow got MOUNT IDA – tailed off early on – to stay on and run away up the hill for a commanding lead. A real pinch yourself moment.

    Guess what? Gold Cup day still to come.

  • Craig Mahood

    THE IRISH FESTIVAL

    Megan Nicholls a bit spot on here….

  • Craig Mahood

    4.50 KIM MUIR HANDICAP: FULL RESULT

    1st – Mount Ida 3/1F

    2nd – Cloudy Glen 33/1

    3rd – Shantou Flyer 11/2

    4th – Hold The Note 9/1

    5th – Storm Control 16/1

    Mount Ida jumps the last
  • Craig Mahood

    MOUNT IDA WINS THE KIM MUIR HANDICAP

    Another winner for the in-form team of Jack Kennedy and Denise Foster – proving to be a really super super-sub.

     

  • Craig Mahood

    MOUNT IDA WINS THE KIM MUIR HANDICAP

    Another pinch yourself moment, where did she come from!

  • Craig Mahood

    4.50 KIM MUIR HANDICAP

    FINAL FENCE

    Cloudy Glen, Shantou Flyer and Hold The Note suddenly left behind.

    MOUNT IDA COMES THERE SWINGING AND POWERS UP THE RUN-IN TO WIN!

    Extraordinary performance having been tailed off early on!!

  • Craig Mahood

    4.50 KIM MUIR HANDICAP

    PLAN OF ATTACK FALLS!

    Where has Mount Ida come from, now third!!

  • Craig Mahood

    4.50 KIM MUIR HANDICAP

    3 TO JUMP

    Deise Aba sneaking into it on the outside and Mount Ida is getting a bit closer now at the back…

    Storm Control still leading. Milanford, Shanotu Flyer and Plan Of Attack in behind.

  • Craig Mahood

    4.50 KIM MUIR HANDICAP

    The favourite Mount Ida must be over 15 lengths off the lead and trails the field…not a great jump there either.

    Still Storm Control, Milanford, Townshend and Hold The Note at the head of affairs.

    Plan Of Attack bang there too. Circuit to go.

  • Craig Mahood

    4.50 KIM MUIR HANDICAP

    Storm Control in the lead with Townshend and Milanford in behind.

    Hold The Note and Plan Of Attack tracking wide.

  • Craig Mahood

    4.50 KIM MUIR HANDICAP

    At the start for the 3m2f finale…

    THEY'RE OFF!

  • Craig Mahood

    PRESTBURY CUP?

    Forget the Prestbury Cup….it's

    GREAT BRITAIN 4 RACHAEL BLACKMORE 5

  • Craig Mahood

    TIPSTER'S CHOICE

    Templegate reckons Rachael Blackmore has one more in her tonight….

    Chappers is on Shantou Flyer

    PLAN OF ATTACK was a good fourth in this last year and looks on fair mark.

    Templegate

    At the age of eleven you would think SHANTOU FLYER was a bit old for this but he has a great Cheltenham record and he could at the least hit the frame for Paul Nicholls and Harry Cobden.
    My hope has been in consistent form for a long time, and was third behind It Came To Pass in the Foxhunter this time last year. Decent odds so back him eachway.

    Matt Chapman

  • Craig Mahood

    DAY THREE FINALE

    The Kim Muir Handicap brings day three to an end.

    The betting for the last from Betfair.

    BETFAIR

    Mount Ida 5/1

    Plan Of Attack 8/1

    Shantou Flyer 8/1

    Hold The Note 11/1

    Deise Aba 14/1

    Morning Vicar 15/1

    Go Another One 16/1

    Musical Slave 18/1

    Storm Control 19/1

    Milanford 22/1

    Bob Mahler 27/1

    Sizing At Midnight 29/1

    Kilfilum Cross 29/1

    Crievehill 37/1

    Cobolobo 41/1

    Didero Vallis 43/1

    Cloudy Glen 47/1

    Almazhar Garde 99/1

    Beau Bay 99/1

    Townshend 99/1

    Another Venture 109/1

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