Some interesting micro-angles for Cheltenham

I've had a look at some 'left field' angles for the main Festival races that have very few qualifiers each year yet show good profits. Each race selected has just one possible qualifier amongst the current declarations.

More races are featured in the Festival Trends Cheltenham Guide (available HERE)...

Champion Hurdle

Horses that had won a Gr. 3 Hurdle or lower in the previous 26-44 days have won 4 and been placed once in the last 10 years. There have been just 8 such runners in the last decade.

Horses to consider this year – Glory and Fortune

Bets

Wins

WinStrike

SP_PL

Places

PlaceStrike

8

4

50.00%

20.17

5

62.50%

Ballymore Hurdle

6yo's rated 146+ that have run exactly three times over hurdles have won 8 of the last 10 renewals including all of the last 5 winners

Horse to consider this year - Ginto

Bets

Wins

WinStrike

SP_PL

Places

PlaceStrike

14

8

57.14%

26.80

11

78.57%

Coral Cup

Those rated 148-153 that have run eight or nine times over hurdles have won 50% of the last 10 Coral Cup's from a very small percentage of the total number of runners in the race.

Horse to consider this year – Grand Roi

Bets

Wins

WinStrike

SP_PL

Places

PlaceStrike

15

5

33.33%

93.00

7

46.67%

Grand Annual

Horses that hadn't run for over 80 days and hadn't won in their last 6+ runs are responsible for half of this decade's winners and show a very healthy return on investment.

Horse to consider this year – Gumball

Bets

Wins

WinStrike

SP_PL

Places

PlaceStrike

12

5

41.67%

120.50

5

41.67%

Plate Chase

A 9yo rated 136-142 that had won at least one of their last 3 starts has won three times in the last decade from just 9 such runners.

Horse to consider this year – Palmers Hill

Bets

Wins

WinStrike

SP_PL

Places

PlaceStrike

9

3

33.33%

93.00

4

44.44%