Cheltenham Day 4 Lucky 15 Tips: Kayf could have the answer

 | March 14 | 

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Cheltenham Lucky 15

It's the last day already - oh no! But what a day - and what a week. These columns have produced several winners, and let's hope we can go out with a bang today - Friday, March 15. It's the big one, the Cheltenham Gold Cup, but the supporting card is diverse and utterly fascinating.

Youngsters strut their stuff in the Triumph; there's three red-hot handicap hurdles; crack amateurs get the chance to race over the hallowed championship turf in the Hunters' Chase; and of course the meeting's centrepiece event, the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Without further ado then - our Cheltenham Day 4 Lucky 15 tips.

Cheltenham Day 4 Lucky 15 tips

  • 14:10 Cheltenham - Faivoir @ 12/1
  • 14:50 Cheltenham - Dancing City @ 11/2
  • 16:10 Cheltenham - Ferns Lock @ 5/2
  • 17:30 Cheltenham - Answer To Kayf @ 8/1

14:10 Cheltenham - Faivoir @ 12/1

I nominated this Dan Skelton flyer as my best outsider for the Festival, and he then went within a nose of winning Sandown's Imperial Cup last Saturday. The nine-year-old Coastal Path gelding won this very contest last year, under Bridget Andrews, off a mark of 134. He's just 2lb higher today, and is evidently in terrific form. I can't desert him now.

Sandwiched between last year's County success and that narrow reverse at Sandown have been five fairly unremarkable efforts, but evidently Faivoir comes alive at this time of the year and his shrewd trainer has already struck with a vengeance this week.

3lb claimer Tristan Durrell helps offset the burden, and if Sandown hasn't taken too much out of him another huge run is entirely possible. We're paying five places each-way, which is a bonus.

14:50 Cheltenham - Dancing City @ 11/2

Centurion Willie Mullins saddles five, and it's to one of those that I'm turning - Mrs Donnelly's Dancing City. The owner had an unforgettable day with State Man winning the Champion Hurdle on Tuesday, and further glory could await courtesy of this cunningly-named seven-year-old gelding by Feel Like Dancing out of Solitaire City.

The dynamic Danny Mullins rides, and the pair took a Grade 1 novice last time out at Leopardstown over 2m 6f, in early February. This distance of 3m should pose no problems, and he won his point at the trip in December '21.

The Leopardstown run represented a massive step up, as evidenced by a Racing Post rating of 151. I believe he's the most talented horse in the field and has the ideal stage upon which to confirm that impression (and we're paying 4 places each-way).

16:10 Cheltenham - Ferns Lock @ 5/2

The Hunters' Chase, over the Gold Cup trip of 3m 2.5f. Ferns Lock will be ridden by the excellent Irish amateur Mr B O'Neill, and aged just seven the gelding represents the young guard. He's reasonably experienced though and has clocked up a total of seven wins in points and under Rules.

He jumped particularly well at Thurles in January and it looked on that evidence that this trip, 2.5f further, would be no problem at all. Warmer company of course, and he must deal with fellow promising youngster It's On The Line. The brilliant Derek O'Connor, already a scorer this week, takes the mount for Emmet Mullins, who provided that success (Corbetts Cross).

Ferns Lock can continue on his upward curve and strike another blow for Ireland, and his County Fermanagh trainer DM Christie.

17:30 Cheltenham - Answer To Kayf @ 8/1

The final race, named after the force of nature that is Martin Pipe. Racing revolutionary, trailblazer, genius. Answer To Kayf is an eight-year-old Kayf Tara gelding trained by Terence O'Brien in County Cork. John Shinnick, who had a Listed winner for the trainer just a few days ago, is in the plate.

This one was a fairly late starter and has very few miles on the clock. Tremendously consistent though - a maiden and a handicap already in the bag, and up just 3lb for that last Naas success over a similar trip.

No claim here for John against fellow conditionals but he's certainly going the right way, and 'Kayf' placed in a Grade 2 novice over Xmas at Limerick.

Five places each-way for this one rounds off our week - and I do hope you've had fun. A few winners, too - and genuine thanks for spending a bit of your time with us here at Betfred. We really appreciate it.

Cheltenham lends itself beautifully in my eyes to creating an each-way Lucky 15 - white-hot competition, and often some additional places on offer. If you can improve upon my selections (of course you can), then go for it!

The odds can fluctuate between publishing our pieces and race-time. As a guide, a £0.25p each-way Lucky 15 on today's selections, at the prices, and assuming all four won, would return around £1200 for your total £7.50 stake.

Fred, 'The Bonus King,' invented the 'Lucky' series of bets and their bonuses. My colleague Adam has set out all you need to know with this handy guide - take a look by clicking here.

Cheltenham tips from Betfred Insights.

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