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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Betfair Chase Analysis

3.35 Ascot – Saturday 17th February TRENDS All of the last 10 winners had their last run in a Class 1 non-handicap race over 2m3f – 3 miles All of the last 10 winners had been rested at least 31 days since their last run All of the last 10 winners were rated 162+ All[…]

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