Post by gazza1964 on Mar 5, 2017 22:32:23 GMT
CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2017.
This is my ANTE-POST Blog on this years festival.
As many of you know one of my passions is National Hunt Racing.,Really enjoy a flutter ,I have been betting for nearly 40 Years,
I follow one simple rule .Only bet what you can afford to lose.When the fun stops STOP.
CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL Is a fantastic feast of National Hunt Racing over 4 days.Starting Tuesday 14th March till Friday 17th March.
During the year from about Christmas I start having some fun bets called ANTE-POST.To try and beat the bookies getting BIG Prices on horses leading up to the festival.Ive had some that have pulled out under Ante-post rules yes have lost some bets.
But this year I do have a handful of some good Ante-Post bets that will run.
In December,Before Christmas I caught my favourite Jockey Dicky Johnson talking about a horse call NATIVE RIVER ,A horse that has already won a big handicap race early in the year.Dicky spoke highly of the horse expected NATIVE RIVER To go close in the Welsh National then onto the CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP ,The feature race at the festival (Run on the Friday).
Skybet offered 50/1 for NATIVE RIVER To win both races ,and 20/1 for the Gold Cup. I took both prices .Pleased to say Native won the Welsh National .The price has come tumbling down ,With the absent of THISTLECRACK , NATIVE RIVER Is now top of the market at only 3/1.
So my 50/1 &. 20/1 looking Good.
other Horses I have done well on at ANTE-POST.
NEON WOLF 10/1. Now only 5/1. Non-runner no bet. Now running Wednesday .
DEATH DUTY. 16/1 e/w. Now only. 5/1
DOUVAN. 8/13. Now only. 1/4
TOP NOTCH. 16/1e/w. Now only. 7/2
SNOW FALCON. 16/1e/w. Now. 14/1
UNOWHATIMEANHARRY. 15/8. Now. 5/4
WHOLESTONE. 16/1ew. Now only 6/1
NATIVE RIVER. 50/1 & 20/1. Now only. 3/1
CUE CARD. 6/1. Now only. 3/1
ON THE FRINGE. 7/2. Now only. 11/8
I will update my Blog on the eve of each day at the festival ,
Try get through the Placepot , Lucky 15 , Plus tell you my 1st Race £50 win on each day.My Nap each day .
I will leave you with my BEST BET Of the meeting ,
ON THE FRINGE , Runs at 4.30 Friday
ROLL ON CHELTENHAM ,Hope you have enjoyed reading my blog ,Please fill free to leave your comments ,Share your Ante-Post bets ,or just your Selections.
Post by gazza1964 on Mar 10, 2017 6:58:21 GMT
1st Race 1.30 Tuesday.
SUPREME NOVICES HURDLE.
My £50 on the first race on each day bet.(knowing skybet will refund my bet in FREE BETS if it loses)
This is a very tricky race to start the festival.I am hoping for a juicy start with MELON 4/1.
MELON Comes from a strong Irish yard Willie Mullins,Only concern I have MELON Has only seen the racecourse once in Leopardstown .Won the race by 10L
Reports say MELON Is working really well at home.
The next big clue to this will be the Jockeys Dicision RUBY WALSH Will have at least 4 options on who to ride ,If RUBY Does decide to ride MELON On Tuesday then that would be the last bit of the Puzzle for me.
I think the 4/1 will disappear .Thats why I have gone in early and grab the 4/1.
You may have a different view. Please leave a comment if you wish to share your views.
SINCE POSTING THIS ON FRIDAY NIGHT .
MELON Has already been cut to 3/1.
Post by gazza1964 on Mar 13, 2017 12:44:31 GMT
CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL. DAY 1, TUESDAY 14th
Already posted about MELON On Friday grabbed the 4/1 then MELON Is now into 11/4 .FINISH 2nd
RIVER WYLDE Will be my e/w bet in this race . FINISHED 3rd
Both into the Placepot.
I Can't see pass ALTIOR , Very short price will use as my banker in the Placepot ,
Have ALTIOR In a fourfold over the week with DOUVAN (Wednesday) NATIVE RIVER & ON THE FRINGE (Friday) The fourfold will pay £170 for a £10 Bet. WON
The most trickiest race of the day , I have come up with. UN TEMPS POUR TOUT 12/1 e/w ,Tained by Pipe with Tom Scudamore on board . WON
I also have a soft spot for THEATRE GUIDE At 20/1 will also be worth a flutter , Very unlucky last time out when a horse fell in front of him but managed to finish 3rd only 3l of the Winner.
Both in the Placepot. UNPLACED
3.30. CHAMPION HURDLE.
YANWORTH Is the one everybody are talking about , I am not convinced .But will use YANWORTH In the Placepot.
With the ground drying out I expect a big run from MY TENT OUR YOURS At 16/1 is more a peeling .E/w Bet suggested. FINISHED 2nd
Also a Placepot horse.
This race looks like it's the battle of the Irish ,With LIMINI Currantly favourite , The best value in the race for me is APPLE JADE 9/2 .
Win have a win bet on APPLE JADE , Use both in the Placepot. WON
Well if we have managed to get this far in the Placepot ,This would be the last leg.
I am tipping EDWULF To go very close ,Will be my Win bet 5/1,
E/w Bet on BEWEAR THE BEAR Would put in The Placepot. BOTH UNPLACED
Final race of day 1 .
Will stick with the jolly .6/1 Favouite FOXTAIL HILL. FELL
Today's LUCKY 15.
APPLE JADE. 4.10
FOXTAIL HILL. 5.30
Melon , River Wylde,
UN Temps Pour Tout , Theatre Guide
My tent our yours, Yanworth,
Apple Jade , Limini
Edwulf , Beware The Bear.
Nap of the Day . MELON. 1.30
Post by gazza1964 on Mar 14, 2017 19:35:53 GMT
CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL DAY 2 .
I was pretty happy with day 1 ,Just missed out on the Placepot , Had some good tips ,
River Wylde got Placed . e/w suggested,
UN Tent pour Tout won
My Tent or Yours. 2nd. E/W suggested
Apple Jade. Won.
So let's go again.
After a 2nd in the first race yesterday we will try and go one better with our £50 Bet .
NEON WOLF Very much in proved horse. FINISH 2nd
Will add CONSUL DE THAIX At 12/1 e/w, UNPLACED
Use both in the Placepot.
Try and keep this one quiet so I will WHISPER, Expecting to run a big race around 13/2 ,Use this as a win bet, FINISHED 2nd
O O SEVEN e/w around 14/1 as well. UNPLACED
Both for the Placepot.
What a tough race to sort out TOMBSTONE Currantly at 4/1 for a win, E/W bet on TAQUIN DU SEULL Around 16/1. UNPLACED.
Both in Placepot. FINISHED 2nd
My Placepot Banker also 2nd leg of my fourfold ,Hoping to follow up Altiour success today it's DOUVAN Turn .
Should be nailed on. UNPLACED
Cross country Race,
Tricky race looking at two decent prices for this one.
ANY CURRENCY At 16/1, UNPLACED
SAUSALITO. SUNRISE At 14/1. UNPLACED
Both E/W bets
Also enter both for the Placepot .
This race yesterday finished of my Placepot ,This race looks even tougher ,
DIVIN BERE At 6/1 , for a win bet , FINISHED 2nd. DINO VELVET At 20/1 for E/W . UNPLACED
Hopefully one will get placed and see us over the line for the Placepot,
Finish the day with a grey,
CARTER McKAY At 5/1 ,won both his bumpers this season ,Looking good to add a 3rd. UNPLACED
Post by gazza1964 on Mar 15, 2017 18:57:07 GMT
What a day So many 2nds such a frustration day on Day 2 , The bookies cleaned up,If you managed to find a winner you done very very well.
Put that behind us ,Kick off the shoes .LETS GO AGAIN FOR DAY 3.
Can't believe 2nd again on the 1st Race of the meeting,Let's see if TOP NOTCH Can change all that on day 3 , That's where my £50 bet will go at 7/2, FINISHED 2nd
For the Placepot we will add POLITOLOGUE at 11/2. UNPLACED
Bookies have nearly cleaned up so far,This looks like another race for them,
Iam going to side with my favourite Jockey Dicky Johnson riding FOR GOOD MEASURE. 10/1 e/w. UNPLACED
Also add ISLEOFHOPENDREAMS At 12/1 e/w UNPLACED
Both into Placepot.
EMPIRE OF DIRT Has been entered ina few races this week, Finally picked this one at 5/2 win bet suggested ,
Banker for the Placepot. UNPLACED
With Jockey Fehily having a cracking festival ,I can see him having another big race winner , UNKNOWWHATIMEANHARRY 11/8 ,
Only one for me in this race, FINISHED 3rd
Iam going for a gutsy horse in VILLAGE VIC 14/1 ,Loves to run from front ,e/w. UNPLACED
ROAD TO RESPECT 18/1 also e/w will add both to my Placepot. WON
Sure a good Favouite will win this week let's go for LETS DANCE 13/8 to do the job. WON
E/w bet goes to TOE THE LINE 16/1 , FELL
Use both in a Placepot.
Going for horses for courses with SOUTHFIELD ROYALE 8/1. FELL
To finish of day 3 ,
EACH-WAY LUCKY 15
FOR GOOD MEASURE 2.10
VILLAGE VIC. 4.10
TOE THE LINE. 4.50
SOUTHFIELD ROYALE 5.30
Good Luck save some money for GOLD CUP DAY.
Post by gazza1964 on Mar 16, 2017 19:43:46 GMT
So we are down to the Final day of CHELTENHAM
Day 3 blog did name to winners in LAST DANCE 13/8
ROAD TO RICHES 18/1 obliged.
That should of got you out of trouble.
DAY 4 SELECTIONS
So 3 seconds on the first 3 days on the first race is gutting,
We have one final chance to go one better.
I have sided with the unbeaten fav in DEFI DU SEVIL To change that ridden by Dicky Johnson.
Ruby Walsh rode 4 winners on day 3 ,So anything ruby rides today will not go unnoticed .BAPAUME 10/1 could be worth each way shout.
Finished 1sr & 3rd
CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP.
All my week can change on this race 50/1 & 20/1 ante post bets on NATIVE RIVER Now 4/1 Finished 3rd
Each way bet on PACHA DU POLDER At 20/1 looks to big , I might get shot saying this but this horse would have been a lot closer last year than 5th if it had a more experience jockey on board.
PACHA DU POLDER 4.10 Winner 20/1
HOPE YOU HAVE ENJOYED THIS FESTIVAL BLOG.
HOPE YOU HAD A WONDER FESTIVAL.
Post by gazza1964 on Mar 20, 2017 18:38:46 GMT
CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL REVIEW.
1/4 , 12/1 , 9/2. , 18/1 , 13/8. , 5/2. , 20/1 , Prices for 7 Winners tipped on my CHELTENHAM blog during the week.
16/1. , 10/1 , Each way bets that got placed ,
Unlucky with 5 Seconds .
On the whole not a bad Blog , Have been ask to do another Racing blog for the GRANDNATIONAL meeting which starts on April 6th ,7th ,8th.
Watch this space .