The Festival 2020: Master Post

Festival Master post, inc resources, plan for the week, betting banks etc

THE Cheltenham Festival is nearly upon us, which is very exciting. If you’re reading this post it means you have full access to my Memebers’ Club, including my daily Festival posts and content.

Please take some time to read the following>>>

Resources

  • My Festival Stats Pack 2020 is HERE>>> 
    • This includes my 13 target races at the Festival plus  trainer pointers and 6 micro systems at the end.
    • Cheltenham Preview Evening Notes: HERE>>>
    • Your Ante Post Fancies, blog post, HERE>>>You may also wish to read…

 

The Plan for the week

Each Day there will be TWO Blog Posts

  1. The normal daily members’ posts. If you’re new there’s info on those in the Welcome Post link found in each daily members’ post in Section 2.  ALL NON CHELTENHAM comments should be posted in this post 🙂 You’re free to just ignore those posts if you wish. There will not be any tips from me in those regular members’ posts during the Festival. I will be tipping in the Midlands National on the Saturday, all being well. 
  2. THE DAILY FESTIVAL POSTS 
    • These will be titled , The Festival DAY 1, The Festival DAY 2 ETC

There will be a template to each post, similar to last year…

  • 1.Main Tips (summary)
  • 2.’Through The Card’
  • 3.Stats Pack Trainer/Micro Quals
  • 4.Stats Pack Race Trends/Trainer Pointers
  • 5. Tips – Write Ups/Notes

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IMPORTANT : ALL Festival Tips will be posted by 10.30 am on the day of racing, at the very latest.

It’s likely I will tip in some races the evening before. It is the Festival and in the races I play in, prices hold, there is rarely a crash etc, so plenty of time to get on, or indeed snaffle some prices on the exchanges.

PLEASE ‘refresh’ the page/blog at various times, especially after 10.30am – I try to provide a running commentary in the Post Title as to progress – so you will see codes such as ‘upd1 : 8am’ , ‘upd 3: 9.30am’ ‘Tip x3: 10am’ etc etc indicating some new content has been added – when it comes to following my tips the easiest thing to do is check once in the evening and then after 10.30am on the day of racing. My stats content will be posted the evening before, for you to use as you please. Don’t forget to ‘refresh’ on your browser. 

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Betting Bank 

This year i’m advising a 40 point bank for my main tips for the week, inc the Midland’s Grand National on the Sat. This will give me some freedom – i usually outlay 30 odd points during the week but 40 will give me some flexibility. 

So, you know the worst case scenario if following my tips. Simply multiply your 1 point stake by 40… So if betting £2 per point, that’s a £80 bank, £5 = £200, £10 = £400.

You have to be prepared to lose it all, and in doing so still get to the end of the week having enjoyed the racing. That’s crucial. Above all this week is to be enjoyed so set your betting bank accordingly. Even if it’s just £1.  Clearly I’ll be working hard to ensure we come out in front, and have a few nice winners to cheer home. But, it is the hardest punting week of the year and clearly it would be disingenuous to promise a profit, which I can’t.

If you decide to follow my main tips, I’d follow them all. I’m usually up after the first two days, but all the profit could be made on the Thursday, or the Friday, for example. 

I won’t advise any betting bank for my ‘through the card’ picks but last year they covered 1 horse in each of the 15 or so races that I didn’t have ‘main tips’ in – I generally use my preview evening notes and others things i’ve picked up – I wouldn’t usually ‘tip’ in these race types generally (novices, G1s etc) but doing so went well last year, (+36 points) and even for £2 bets we may have some fun. Of course they’ll all lose now this year, but if anything they may be useful for placepots etc or to help consolidate your own thoughts. 

 

Information/you’re in control

The main thrust of what i’ve always done on these pages is to provide well researched, unique, information that you can use yourself if you wish, to find your own bets. Or indeed just to enjoy reading the content/engaging in the community etc. You may just follow my tips and that’s it, but there will be micro qualifiers, the race stats/trends shortlists, and plenty of members’ comments to flick through if you wish.

 

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I think that’s it. I’ll likely get the first  Festival post up on Monday lunchtime.

Any questions or if you’re unsure on anything (or I haven’t explained anything properly, which can happen!) do fire away in the comments. 

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Josh

 

 

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5 Responses

  1. The advice above is invaluable, always put around 300 a side for Cheltenham, if i lose, so what… As i have said many times before, love Aintree more personally, but, Cheltenham is different gravy and the racing is top notch, obviously! Enjoy the spectacle, but, don’t beat yourself up if you don’t win. All the best and let battle commence!

  2. The advice above is invaluable, always put around 300 a side for Cheltenham, if i lose, so what… As i have said many times before, love Aintree more personally, but, Cheltenham is different gravy and the racing is top notch, obviously! Enjoy the spectacle, but, don’t beat yourself up if you don’t win. All the best and let battle commence!

  3. I am cleaning up the wheelbarrow on Sunday to transport the winnings each day on the festival tips.

    I will be going through the card each day on here and will be putting up an each way Canadian for all days with the anticipation of a £50K payout each day.

    So no pressure.

    1. Martin whilst pushing your wheelbarrow will you be singing the Monkees hit Day Drean Believer or Elvis Rags to Riches hopefully it will not be empty!!!
      Good Luck
      Colin

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