FINAL STATS REPORT : READ HERE>>>
- Includes stats/trends/pointers for all 10 handicaps + 3 bonus races
- 5 Micro ‘Systems’ plus notes/angles on… trainers/jockeys/owners
Each day there will be a dedicated Festival Post,posted as soon as possible,notes as below…
The template will be as with last year…
- brief thoughts/reflections on the day before or a look ahead.
- All recommended tips with staking advice and widely available prices at time of posting. Just the tips posted for quick reference.
- All tips will be posted by 10am on the morning of racing but some may well be posted before, especially with 48h decs..although the weather is playing some havoc.
3.Micro Systems/Angles: Qualifiers + NOTES
- Qualifiers against the 5 Micro Angles as per the report above
- NOTES: time allowing any notes on trainers/jockeys/owners as per the report above
- I will aim to get this info posted the early evening (at the latest) before the next day’s racing.
4.TIPS: Race Previews (inc shorlists)
- More detail underpinning the tips – stats/trends shortlists / write up/ possibly video previews etc
5.Any Other Thoughts
Festival posts will be posted as soon as possible. As with the daily members’ posts you can track their progress by what I write in the post heading… using ‘upd1’ ‘upd2’ etc etc so you can track progress. A post is ‘complete’ when you read ‘complete’ in the post title. All posts will be complete by 10am on the day of racing. In reality you can read a post twice and all content should be there, around 8mm the evening before and 10am on the morning of racing…at those two points a) by 8pm Section 3 should be posted b) by 10am on the day all tips will be posted
Daily Members Posts: These will continue as usual and will be the place for ALL NON FESTIVAL content, including in the comments. I will also post up any relevant Free Post micro qualifiers in these posts as well, as there will be no free posts during Festival week. If you usually post comments under the Free posts, you can instead post under the Daily members’ posts.
Hope that all makes sense.
As with last year I will advise a betting bank for Festival Tips of 25 points.
That will roughly break down as 20 points for the handicaps and 5 points for any bonus race tips. For some handicaps there may just be 1 point bet, for others there may be 3 or 4.
Clearly you are free to ignore my staking advice and do as you please, but whatever you do I would set a bank and an amount you are willing to lose (all of it) if you wish to follow my tips.
I think that covers everything.
Let’s crack on,
Cheltenham Preview from Liverpool
I was unable to make this year’s preview but it’s always an interesting night. A couple of blog readers (thanks to Jim) were there and relayed to me horses of interest… I am only really interested in this preview as Andy Holding (Oddschecker tipster, WH radio possibly, has his own speed figures) is always there and he is one hell of a judge, especially on the non handicaps and what horses have performed well against ‘the clock’ – last year he picked out some decent ones, so we shall see how he does this year. In no particular order, of interest, and to note down (and remind me in comments!)
-bullish about the speed figures of Next Destination and Black Op in the Ballymore (two EW pokes of interest against the red hot fav maybe – if the rain does arrive, not impossible Samcro switches to the Supreme, which would open this race up)
-Likes Rhinestone in the Bumper
-JLT – Invitation Only tops his speed figures
-Stayers- Sam Spinner tops his speed figures
–Native River tops his speed figures in Gold Cup
–Stormy Island is the best juvenile ‘by miles’ – Triumph (8/1…)
–Mr Whittaker is the best handicapped horse in the country according Andy! (Close Brothers Novices)
Charlie Longsdon – said if Bentelimar doesn’t get into his race then ‘he’ll win the consolation race at Kempton!’
Callett Mad has a good profile for the Albert Bartlett (yet to check my stats to see if that is true…but the race can go to a hardy/battling sort, esp if it is testing… in my view, so, that theory would make sense)
Chap from Star Sports said Santini is their biggest liability.
Sort It Out – watch his ‘comical ride’ LTO in order to qualify for the Pertemps.
Something of use there I think. In any case, some useful info/thoughts to add into the mix.