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Cheltenham Trends

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 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

Give it a rest

As with so many of us, there are a finite number of miles on the clock and even the most elite of elite athletes will

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

The best need a proper break

In many cases, there is nothing strange about many Festival statistics, but for some reason this made me double-check. With further thought, however, it makes

Festival Trends

Flat Out – but not here

FACT: In 83 races since 2003, 103 horses have turned up, whose last prep race was on the Flat or All-weather. 7 of them were

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

Ignore Weak Ratings.

For the Lord sayeth that many are called, but few are chosen and at Cheltenham, the meek and those rated 112 or below will not

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 1 (16th March)

Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle

RACE TRENDS: The following profile would have found the last 10 winners and 14 of the possible 23 winners since 1998. Since that date, there

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