It’s my favourite time of the racing calendar Not just mine. Those who have long subscribed to my selections service also know this will be a profitable few weeks of punting.
After all, between March 10th and 13th we have the glory that is the Cheltenham Festival. Four days of quality National Hunt racing staged at Prestbury Park. Jumps racing does not get any better.
The meeting has long worked out well for myself and fellow punters who are members of VG Tips. My track record is one of doing best when the quality of the racing is good and when the racing is ultra competitive. Possibly because I spend every hour known to man studying form, researching racing and and preparing my analysis and advice before sending it to subscribers.
Last year went well. You can read about those 7 winners and 7 profitable each way punts via this link.
But my success with the betting tips is not simply based on one year and not just about winners. I’ve been finishing each and every year in front of the bookie since 1998, delivering winners and, crucially, each way placed profitable punts at big prices every year at the Cheltenham and Aintree festivals.
The Cheltenham Festival of 2012 was a very good year for myself and those who then subscribed to my long established service. I recall one member of VG Tips sent me a postcard from Florida. It’s where he had taken the family for a holiday courtesy of me tipping some great priced winners at the Cheltenham Festival that year. UNE ARTISTE at 40/1 and BRINDISI BREEZE at 12/1 were among the seven winners tipped eight years ago, and there were six other profitable each way punts that were placed.
In 2013, Ruby Walsh rode CHAMPAGNE FEVER to victory for us at odds of 8/1. I expressed to members my confidence about that one the day before racing. It’s always the day before that members receive my racing analysis and betting tips, all year long. It allows them time to read my detailed preview of races. Ruby was also in the saddle of the biggest price winner in 2013. That was BRIAR HILL at odds of 25/1 which won the bumper by seven lengths.
2018 saw me offer up 10 winning racing tips and 8 each way selections that were placed and returned profit. As early as February, I suggested they back SUMMERVILLE BOY when priced at 10/1 and COO STAR SIVOLA at 9/1 in the ante-post market. Both won their respective races.
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PENHILL was my biggest priced winner of 2018. Odds of 14/1 were on offer when I selected that one for members the day before racing and VG Tips member Thomas sent me his winning betting ticket from the racecourse.
DELTA WORK, which will also be racing at the festival this year, was a 10/1 winner for us back in 2018. There were shorter priced winners along with the type of bet I like, a 40/1 each way selection, Colin’s Sister, that was placed and returned tidy profit. For me at least, so much more enjoyable than an odds on winner.
Once Cheltenham is over and done with I tell members to bank their profit they’ve made from my tips and wait for the Aintree Festival in April.
That culminates in the Grand National – a race for which I have tipped the winner for the past four years. An astonishing record of success, if I say so myself!
In 2016 VG TIPS members won the Grand National when backing my 50/1 tip, RULE THE WORLD.
Indeed, I tipped the first two home that year. Both at each way prices. Rule the World was 50/1 when I told members to get on the Mouse Morris trained winner. A second each way tip, The Last Samuri, finished second, also at a double figure price when selected for my happy members.
One year later, as early as January 24th 2017, I told members I was backing ONE FOR ARTHUR each way at odds of 40/1. Those who joined me in getting on that ante-post bet did best as the past the post SP price about the winner was 14/1. One For Arthur may well take his place in the 2020 Grand National.
TIGER ROLL looks set to try and win the Grand National for the third consecutive year. In 2018 he was my 12/1 ante-post tip to members. It was a close finish to the race that year, but Tiger Roll won by a head. It was no surprise that the price about Tiger Roll twelve months later was a good deal shorter than for his first win. In 2019 Tiger Roll won again for us. 9/2 was on offer when I suggested to members that Tiger Roll would win successive Grand Nationals. He won more comfortably last year at SP odds of 4/1. It’s likely he will follow the same route to Aintree this year, with a run in the Cross Country race at the Cheltenham Festival. He won that race in 2019 prior to going on to win in Liverpool.
It’s good to hear back from my lovely and loyal subscribers. Twelve months ago they got in touch to express their thanks for the winners. Which is always nice to receive.
Matthew e-mailed me to say:- “Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all the effort and time you put into your tips and the service you offer. You’ve tipped 4 Grand National winners in a row, outstanding stuff. I follow you every weekend and am enjoying huge success, I honestly couldn’t thank you enough. Keep up the good work and profitable punting.”
David tweeted to say: “Found the National winner and achieved overall profit at the meeting. Well done Vern and thanks for all your work.”
Long time member Thomas said: “Vern, congrats again on another successful day, and another Grand National winner. I’ve had a profitable Aintree.”
So now it’s time for me to continue my form study for the Cheltenham Festival and the Aintree Grand National of 2020.