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Cheltenham Festival

Day 4 (19th March)

Cheltenham Day 4

One of my readers, the one who doesn’t live in North Wales, sent a note to remind me that Beau Geste, who I mentioned yesterday,

Day 3 (18th March)

Cheltenham Day 3

With the sad inevitability of the unsinkable ship travelling at speed and an enormous stationary iceberg, I suspect my Cheltenham maybe gashed below the waterline.

Day 2 (17th March)

Cheltenham Day 2

I have not yet had the chance to congratulate myself for tipping and Brian Harman for playing into his 3rd place in TPC.  A 175/1

Festival Trends

At Last – Some Irish Craic

I am aware that many of the Trends in this section are negative, but I hope will allow the reader to avoid backing horses that

Festival Trends

Stick to what you know.

As you might expect, when you’re digging in dark statistical corners, you occasionally unearth a shard of old pottery which makes you understand that the

Festival Trends

Show some form

FACT: Since 2003, there have been 92 Grade 1 Festival Races. 76 of those races were contested by horses that had completed their races but

Festival Trends

Huntingdon Hackers

We know we have had 437 NH Festival races since 2003. FACT: Almost 25% of those contained a runner who had raced at Huntingdon LTO.

Festival Trends

The German Hurdlers Trend

Fact: Since 2003, there have been 206 Festival Hurdle races of which 88 were contested by 122 German-bred horses, of which only 2 have won.

Day 4 (19th March)

The Wellchild Cheltenham Gold Cup

22nd February 2021 Willie Mullins talking about AL BOUM PHOTO: I’ll give him a big bit of work this week. He’s in great shape. He

Day 3 (18th March)

Marsh Novices’ Chase

28th Jan 2021 James Hill in Racing & Football Outlook has suggested an e/w punt on CHATHAM STREET LAD on the following interesting grounds. Compared

Day 4 (19th March)

Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle

15th Jan 2021 BARBADOS BUCK’S had a 10lb penalty for his two Southwell wins over brush hurdles and was rated 131, when arriving at the

Day 3 (18th March)

Pertemps Network Final

11th February 2021 Hendo’s CHAMPAGNE PLATINUM may be aiming for this race, although at the time of writing he does need to qualify. Which was

Day 2 (17th March)

Ballymore Hurdle

8th February 2021 GAILLARD DU MESNIL got things underway at Leopardstown’s Dublin Racing Festival,  with a brilliant performance in the opener. The five-year-old was cut