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3 tips for Friday as Cheltenham climaxes with the Gold Cup
We’re down to the final day at Prestbury Park – but it’s a big one.

THE BIGGEST WEEK in the racing calendar, the Cheltenham Festival, has reached its finale. 

Thanks to William Hill, top racing journalist Johnny Ward has been bringing you his best tips for each day’s racing. 

Here are three to consider for Friday, 13 March… 

Delta Work 11/2 — (Gold Cup, 3.30) 

What a Festival we have had so far and, if we can last it out without government intervention, back Delta Work (11/2) to win the feature Gold Cup (3.30) on day four, the finale.

Delta Work is ridden by Mark Walsh on account of the injury sustained by Jack Kennedy and the County Kildare rider should be perfect for a horse who likes to leave it late. Whilst he was beaten in the RSA Chase last season, with Santini getting the better of him, connections are more bullish now.

Indeed, trainer Gordon Elliott opined that he did not bring the horse to the races enough last term; he has thrived with Grade 1 combat this term, comfortably beating Kemboy and Presenting Percy – both of whom reoppose – at Leopardstown.

William Hill goes 11/2 about Michael O’Leary’s runner and, with his confidence high and his ability to go well at this track proven, there is a lot to like.

Solo — 3/1 each way (Triumph Hurdle, 1.30)

My best bet goes in the opening JCB Triumph Hurdle (1.30). With Allmankind, Goshen and Aspire Tower in this 13-runner field, there looks certain to be a strong pace, and this will be perfect for Solo (3/1 ew). Paul Nicholls got off the mark with Politologue in the Champion Chase on Wednesday and Solo can justify his trainer’s considerable faith.

An easy winner on his final start in France, he was hugely impressive in winning the Adonis Hurdle, a proper preparation for this race. He is a very backable each-way price at 3/1 with Hills.

Latest Exhibition — 4/1 (Albert Bartlett, 2.50)

Paul Nolan, the popular County Wexford trainer, has his steeds in good shape and Latest Exhibition (4/1) has a strong chance in the Albert Bartlett (2.50). He looks as though he will thrive for the testing three miles, having been strong at the finish at Leopardstown, form on which he holds his compatriot Cobbler’s Way. William Hill goes 4/1 and he may be an even bigger price closer to the race.

Odds above correct at the time of writing. William Hill are offering 5 places instead of 3 in Friday’s opening race (Triumph Hurdle, 1.30). At least 10 must run. For all the latest prices, visit 18+, always gamble responsibly. For more information, see

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