As always each year I post my Cheltenham Bets which you are free to follow at your own peril. It is one of my favourite sporting events of the year, I absolutely love the week and cannot wait for it to start.
We have had some nice winners over the years and also some beatings it is one of those kind of meetings. I get good info, often too much of it and often discard the wrong ones and it is hard to win. I am happy to throw a couple of K at the meeting each year for the excitement, obviously hoping I turn a profit. Most of the info is rom people I know in the game so i repeat up to you if you follow this.
I will post all my selections here and the results at then update results through the week. Hopefully get some ammo early to fire back at the rest of the week.
Day 1 – All Exchange Prices I took at Time Using Betdaq as Zero Comm – Only I don’t have betting accounts
As I state follow at your own peril, my money is on could be a day for Favs today some horrible small fields.
Appreciate It is obviously the one to beat and rain helps but ground will be better than that in Ireland it has been running on. My guys think it will be closer than market suggests. I am backing two I have marks for Metier and Ballyadam and covering in place market, everythign says betwene these 3.
Metier £50 Win 8.0 – £50 Place 1.96 -£100
Ballydam £50 Win 8.0 £50 Place 2.06 +£3
No bet race for me but Shishkin wins if it stays up, only threat Captain Guinness if you want the forecast
I was told One for The Team a while back but the rain is no good for that one so leaving it be. Favourite not fancied here. Had good word for Aye Right and also this morning Alnadam so I will be on those two in this one.
Aye Right £60 Win 7.4 – £40 Place 2.3 -£8
Alnadam £60 Win 9.2 – £40 Place 2.64 -£100
Rain suits one this time, Honeysuckle will appreciate the rain falling. Expected to force her way from the home turn and nothing will pass her. Sharjah, Epatante and Abracadabras all ok but rain a disadvantage. The trends and Irish Champion result also favour Honeysuckle so that is my main bet. I like prices so will play the biggest of the other three each way small.
Honeysuckle £100 Win 2.31 +£131
Abracabras £30 Win 14.5, £30 Place 2.9 -£60
Not a great renewal of this race. Impossible to look past the front two in the betting Concertista and Roksana. It’s a no bet race for me at the prices.
Front two in the betting have obvious chances but only 33% of winners come from top 3 in betting so a race I want to get involved at some prices so I have a few here. Zoffanien is an interesting runner with a better chance than the price suggest. Longclaw has to have a few pounds thrown at it at the price. Homme Public has a couple of promising runs to its name and can run well here so another on the list and finally Druids Altar ground and trends looks to suit
Zoffanien £40 Win 24 £20 Place 5.2 -£60
Longclaw £25 Win 114 £20 Place 14 -£45
Homme Public £40 Win 13.5 £20 Place 3.9 -£60
Druids Altar £25 Win 52 Place £20 Place 11 -£45
My bet of the day here Next Destination strongly fancied at the prices, the money has come for it. Galvin form been poor. Remastered will make this a test from the front and has to be backed as a saver as could take some passing
Next Destination £150 Win 3.8 -£150
Remastered – £40 Win 6.8, £30 Place 2.33 -£70