HIGHWAY 50

Following yet another highly profitable Route 66 Service for Cheltenham I have once again been inundated by requests for a similar service on the Flat. Although the flat doesn’t have a similar Festival that provides an end of Season target it does have a mid-Season Festival that attracts the very best of European and, increasingly, the world’s[…]

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The Diet of a Thoroughbred

You’ve probably heard the expression “you are what you eat” and for horses this is definitely true and even more so for thoroughbred racehorses. You’ll probably be quite surprised to hear then that the diet of most horses doesn’t differ too much from that of a champion race horse, but there are a few subtle[…]

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The 2018 Lincoln

The Flat season officially begins on Saturday (Yay!) with the Lincoln Handicap. Traditionally a big betting race with some strong trends associated with it, the typical Lincoln winner looks a little like this…. TRENDS (since track renovation 2008 – 2017) Every winner this century was aged 4-6yo All of the last 10 winners had their last UK[…]

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2yo Eyecatchers Betting Shares Offer

The Route 66 Cheltenham Service had another fantastic Festival with 33/1 and 25/1 winners on the last day being the highlight of the meeting but it was the Betting Share Offer than ran in conjunction with that service that had everyone talking. It was something new that I trialed over the Winter whereby I sold[…]

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Imperial Cup – 5T Analysis

TRENDS All of the last 12 winners were rated under 136 All of the last 12 winners had won a maximum of 2 hurdle races All of the last 12 winners had raced at least twice that Season 11 of the last 12 winners carried less than 11-00 (All 11-02 or less) 11 of the[…]

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Wednesday: Ante-Post Corner

CHELTENHAM MEMBERS ONLY SPECIAL OFFER: If any of the Lucky 15 bets below contain 4 winners out of 4 selections (or all 4 placed in Gary’s /£million Lucky 15) I will refund EVERY Member their subscription fee. And you can keep the £25 Festival Trends Voucher! The £1 million LUCKY 15 As always when doing[…]

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Emerging Trends…

One of the interesting aspects of Trends Betting is how they can change over the years as trainers adopt new training techniques, the betting market adapts to certain trends and, most notably at the big Festivals like Cheltenham, the class of runner improves. This means we always have to be on the look out for[…]

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3 Festival Microsystems & Betting Angles

COURSE PREP MICROSYSTEM PUNCHESTOWN/LEOPARDSTOWN LAST TIME OUT If you had backed the 7-9yo’s who had been rested at least 3 weeks since finishing Top 2 at either Punchestown or Leopardstown last time out you would have made a profit in 9 of the last 10 years for the following results: Bets Wins WinStrike SP_PL Places[…]

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Graded race handicap runners

We all know that class tells at the Cheltenham Festival with Grade 1 races typically going to proven Grade 1 performers but how true is it if we look at the handicap races at the meeting? Well let’s have a look at how Graded form plays a part, if at all, in these type of races….[…]

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Thursday: Pertemps Hurdle Qualifiers

CHELTENHAM MEMBERS ONLY The Pertemps Handicap Hurdle Final takes place on Thursday 15th of March 2017 at the Cheltenham Festival. It is a unique handicap hurdle in that only horses who have qualified for the race are allowed to enter. There are a total of 15 qualifying races in the UK and Ireland and a horse must finish in the first six in[…]

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Sires at Cheltenham…

We’ll start the analysis with a look at the top performing sires at the Cheltenham Festival since 2004 Stallion Bets Wins WinStrike SP_PL Places PlaceStrike Presenting 195 15 8% -40.05 44 23% Kings Theatre (IRE) 157 15 10% -20.12 35 22% Robin Des Champs (FR) 43 13 30% 9.86 15 35% Oscar (IRE) 144 12[…]

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15 Fabulous Festival Facts

28 of the last 29 Arkle winners had finished top 3 in ALL their completed chase starts The last 6 winners of the Ultima Handicap Chase have all worn headgear Derek O’Connor has had 2 winners and 4 places in the NH Chase (4 miler) from 12 rides. His record in the race since 2004[…]

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Tuesday: Stats Guide

CHELTENHAM MEMBERS ONLY Every Tuesday on the run up to the Cheltenham Festival I will be producing a Stats Guide which I hope will help us in pinpointing the winners at the meeting. ——– The first Guide in this series takes a look at the 4 main Championship races run over the 4 days; The[…]

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Monday: The weekly review

CHELTENHAM MEMBERS ONLY Earliest meetings are at the bottom of the post… I’ve been reviewing the Trials meetings since Cheltenham at the end of January and stored a number of horses in my Cheltenham notebook. The list is growing weekly but these are my Top 3 Bets for the Festival (at the moment); BLACK CORTON[…]

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