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Freetips staff 19 Mar 2021
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Thousands of punters always look out for Ruby's Cheltenham tips for the four-day Festival, and we've got all of his picks for all Races at the 2021 Festival right here.

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And here are Ruby's race by race tips for Friday, 19th March 2021:


Ruby's Festival Fancies - Cheltenham 2021 (Day 4 Tips)

TimeFriday RacesRuby's Day 4 TipsPlace Bet
13:20Triumph HurdleZanahiyr and reecent Adonis Hurdle winner Tritonic set the standard. I really fancy Zanahiyr who blew me away when he beat Saint Sam by 14 lengths at Fairyhouse and again at Leopardstown.
13:55County Handicap HurdleGanapathai looks to have a live chance. He's a novice on a rating of 140, a good jumper and is progressing. The track and the trip should suit.
14:30Albert Bartlett Novices HurdleI like the way Paul Nicholls' Barbados Buck's has been winning his races but N'golo could be suited by the trip up to three miles and has a good each-way chance for Willie Mullins.
15:05Gold CupThe hand of history is on Al Boum Photo as he looks to emulate Best Mate in recent times and win his third Gold Cup in a row. He's been there, done that at this track and the 3m 2f trip, but you can't say that yet about Champ and A Plus Tard.
15:40Hunters' Steeple ChaseBillaway had an advantage when Patrick Mullins was due to ride him but that's gone now. Paul Nicholl's Bob and Co looks a viable alternative.
16:15Mrs Paddy Power Mares ChaseA competitive contest for the new racec on the card. There's lots of really good mares in it but I love Elimay. She will be really hard to beat.
16:50Martin Pipe HurdleThe final race of the Cheltenham Festival and it can go the way of Willie Mullins' Galopin Des Champs. The step up to 2m 4f now should suit. He's got a great each-way chance.

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The 2021 Cheltenham Festival is well underway and after finding several winners on the first three days, former top jockey Ruby Walsh has picked out his Cheltenham tips for Gold Cup Friday, Day 4 of the Cheltenham Festival.

Speaking to Paddy Power, Walsh has picked out his tips for every race taking place over the four days of the Cheltenham Festival.


Ruby's Festival Fancies - Cheltenham 2021 (Day 1 Tips)

TimeTuesday RacesRuby's TipPlace Bet
13:20Supreme Novices' HurdleAppreciate It looks rock solid. He's only been beaten once, and that was by Ferny Hollow in last year's Champion Bumper.
13:55Arkle Challenge TrophyIt looks a three-horse to me, with Shishkin, Energumene and Allmankind. Shishkin has the strongest form, will sit in behind and pounce.
14:30Ultima Handicap ChaseIf Farclas runs in this he'd have a really good chance but Escaria Ten could be the stable's main hope.
15:05Champion HurdleIf I was given a ride in this year's race, I would choose Honeysuckle. She has been better than ever this season and her performance blew me away in the Irish Champion Hurdle.
15:40Mares' HurdleWillie Mullins has won nine of the 13 runnings of this race and Concertista can add to that record now. She won the Mares Novices' Hurdle here very impressively last season.
16:15Boodles Handicap HurdleColtor is well fancie for Dermot Weld. Cabot Cliffs from Dan Skelton is also well though of, but I am going with Hous Gris here for Paul Nicholls. Busselton for Joseph O'Brien could also come into the equation.
16:50National Hunt ChaseRoyal Pagaille's Performance at Haydock was outstanding and he should take all the beating. Galvin could be an alternative and has been aimed at this contest all season.
Ruby's Lucky 15
Day 1 Supreme Novices: Appreciate It
Day 1 Close Brothers: Concertista
Day 4 Triumph Hurdle: Zanahiyr
Day 4 Gold Cup: Al Boum Photo
Place Lucky 15


Ruby's Festival Fancies - Cheltenham 2021 (Day 2 Tips)

TimeWednesday RacesRuby's Day 2 TipsPlace Bet
13:20Ballymore Novices' HurdleWON: Gaillard Du Mesnil, Bob Olinger and Bravemansgame set the standard here. I really fancy Bob Olinger based on his Naas win.
13:55Brown Advisory Novices' ChaseWON: Monkfish is the banker bet for many this week. He's been flawless all season long.
14:30Coral CupWON: I'd give Birchdale a fair each-way chance in this contest. He was eight in this race last year but has had a better preparation this time and is rated 2lbs lower.
15:05Queen Mother Champion ChaseI'll be bitterly disappointed if Chacun Pour Soi doesn't win. Same trainer, owner and jockey as Monkfish. First Flow could be value each-way.
15:40Glenfarclas ChaseEasysland will be the one and only French winner at this year's Festival.
16:15Grand Annual ChaseHe has a lot of different entries this week, but The Shunter is my pick if he runs here. This race is now run on the old course, which should suit those ridden up near the pace. He's a good chance of claiming the £100,000 bonus after winning at Kelso.
16:50Champion BumperRamillies could be the each-way vlue against his two better fancied stablemates. If ridden a little more conservatively, I can see him hitting the frame.
Day 2Read our Freetips Day 2 Tips hereAll Day 2 Tips
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Ruby's Festival Fancies - Cheltenham 2021 (Day 3 Tips)

TimeThursday RacesRuby's Day 3 TipsPlace Bet
13:20Marsh Novices' ChaseI'm going with Envoi Allen. He's unbeaten and looks the best we've seen for a while.
13:55Pertemps Network FinalI never won this race as a jockey and I don't remember having too many near misses either!The Bosses Oscar has been targeted at this all season, but it is a speculative pick.
14:30Ryanair ChaseLast year's winner Min can win again. He has achieved the most hi his career from the others in the field.
15:05Paddy Power Stayers' HurdleWith Thyme Hill out it's going to make Paisley Park a short favourite, but I'm going to go withSire Du Berlais. His Pertemps performance last year was outstanding and he's my pick.
15:40Paddy Power PlateA tricky handicap where Fils D'Oudairies can go close for Joseph O'rien. He was a good winner at Navan and chased home Envoi.
16:15Mares Novices HurdleThis can fo the way of one of the smaller yards. I fancy Peter Fahey's Royal Kahala.
16:50Kim Muir Challenge CupTime to Get Up is my pick. A winner last time but his back form shows he was second to Monkfish in a maiden hurdle in 2019. That will do for me.
Day 3Read our Freetips Day 3 Tips hereAll Day 3 Tips
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Ruby's Cheltenham tips, picks and take on EVERY race for the Festival can be found on the image below (or see PDF version):

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