Cheltenham Festival: Thursday 15th March 2012

Two days down and the MOB bank is such that only a lack of discipline on a biblical scale could prevent a loss on the week. The plan is always to be ahead and not have ground to make up and so we can become more selective. JEWSONS NOVICES CHASE We see only the second renewal of this novice event this year after the inaugural race was won by Noble Prince in 2011. High Class novices abound, it’s a wonderful way to get Thursday underway. I can only put a black line through four of the 12 due to go to post in the first instance which leaves me with eight to work through the form of. That covers from the top of the market right down to ZAYNAR. On second thoughts, make that five scrubbed and down to BOLD SIR BRIAN PEDDLERS CROSS will no doubt be very popular in the betting and whilst sharing...

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Win £1000 per day at Bodugi – Like I did on Wednesday!!!!!!!

Win £1000 per day at Bodugi – Like I did on Wednesday!!!!!!!

You can enter for free and win up to £1000 every day of the Cheltenham Festival on Bodugi this week I’ve been playing and was fortunate enough to win the first prize on Wednesday. It’s easy!!! All you do is register for free, enter your tips for the first six races, watch them win and watch your balance grow Click the banner below and join in the fun, where the top 103 places in the competition win prizes every day including a massive £1000 every day for the winner  

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Cheltenham Festival: Queen Mother Champion Chase 2012 – Sizing up going over the Rainbow

Cheltenham Festival: Queen Mother Champion Chase 2012 – Sizing up going over the Rainbow

Sizing Europe will be defending his Champion Chase crown in 2012, and Big Zeb will be looking to emulate Moscow Flyer in regaining his 2010 title. Henry De Bromheads 10yo is arguably the best 2 mile chaser at the game at present, but the best don’t always win races. Certainly the stats could be viewed as against his chance. The “Irish” too, are defending this crown. In addition to the 1-2-3-4 they scored last year, have had 1-2′s in four of the previous ten renewals but in 2012 will be relying on the big two to return the spoils. Master Minded defended his crown and won in consecutive years in 2008-2009, but he has been the only one to manage the feat from the past eleven defending Champions. Whilst Big Zeb would become only the third in the history of the race to regain the crown. Whilst these two head the...

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Cheltenham Festival: Tuesday 13th March – Day 1 Tips and Bets placed

A quick round up of all my bets for Day 1 of the 2012 Cheltenham Festival So after all the Patient Speculation it’s finally here. After numerous enquiries, I am making this post to clarify, in a single post, all my bets for Champions Day, the opening day of the Festival, kicking off with the Supreme Novice Hurdle. For full clarity I include all Ante Post bets and the odds gained, although some of these are already losers as there are a couple of non runners For full reasoning of each selection, just select the Horse Racing section in the menu tab above and scroll through to find the race, each have their own heading in the news feed. So, here they are Supreme Novice Hurdle COLOUR SQUADRON 1pt win 16/1 Betfair TETLAMI 1pt win 16/1 SIMONSIG 1pt win 16 Betfair CINDERS AND ASHES (TBP) 3/1 Betfair Irish Independant Arkell Challenge SPRINTER SACRE 1pt win Paddy Power JLT Specialty Handicap...

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Cheltenham Festival: RSA Chase – Bobs putting it up to Grands Crus

Cheltenham Festival: RSA Chase – Bobs putting it up to Grands Crus

Grands Crus plans are finalised and the RSA Chase it is, in preference of the Gold Cup. BOBS WORTH is still in the picture although The Old Bill might want a word! So David Pipe has finally made the decision that GRANDS CRUS should run in the RSA. A good decision in my mind as I don’t think the Gold Cup is any place for a Novice and it could have ruined the horse. Not such a good decision if, like me, you had been getting heavy on alternatives thinking he was indeed going to throw him in the deep end. So GRANDS CRUS is the one to beat, no one is in denial of that, the question is can anything else in the race actually do it. There is no doubt he is a frightening talent. Unbeaten in three outings over fences, he has also proved he is...

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Cheltenham Festival: Neptune Investment Hurdle – Henderson at the 23rd attempt with SIMONSIG

Cheltenham Festival: Neptune Investment Hurdle – Henderson at the 23rd attempt with SIMONSIG

Nicky Henderson has been unsuccessful in 22 attempts at landing this crown at the Festival, with Fingal Bay now missing and Barry Geraghty sure Simonsig wants the trip, it could be on. Alan King is in fine form though and Batonnier is his big hope. I am already committed on BATONNIER at a decent price for this race but so too have I backed SIMONSIG for the Supreme Novice Hurdle on Tuesday. Hendersons promising novice owes me nothing after a couple of wins from three outings this terms. The fact he was unable to beat Fingal Bay when they met at Sandown in December, I believe played a huge part in the decision to leave him in the Supreme Novices race and when Fingal Bay came out of this, there was only one way the Seven Barrows inmate was going. Lambourn is alight with anticipation of his entry here...

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Cheltenham Festival: National Hunt Chase – Wednesday – Tea should be Better than Mid Div

Cheltenham Festival: National Hunt Chase – Wednesday – Tea should be Better than Mid Div

The race for Amateur riders at the Festival, the National Hunt Chase is run over 4miles. Whilst a huge field will be running, chances are far and few between, I hope to have narrowed the field in the coming paragraphs. It is another one of those races Ferdy Murphy has had success at prices in previously and Jonjo O’Neill made it his own between 2002 and 2007 winning the race in four of the six renewals. The one thing i must insist on for this race is previous winning form over at least 3 miles which will actually rule out FOUR COMMANDERS who otherwise has a profile fit for the race, even at 16/1 he offers no value and is the first from the top ten in the market to get a black line. The next to get the scratch is the current favourite HARRY THE VIKING. He is unbeaten in his two chase starts to date, both coming...

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