Cheltenham Festival – coming up on the rails

Cheltenham Festival – coming up on the rails
VG Tips Cheltenham Festival 2013
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Crowds gather for the Cheltenham Festival

All the fun of the festival

[symple_spacing size=”20px”]Not long now until another cracking Cheltenham festival. The best National Hunt race meeting anywhere in the world. A feast of top quality racing.

[symple_heading type=”h3″ title=”The Cheltenham Challenge” margin_top=”20px;” margin_bottom=”20px” text_align=”left”]And here at VG TIPS I shall be busy trying to match the success of last year when, before he was famous, I spotted the promise of Une Artiste and told members to get on at 40-1. Une Artiste duly delivered in the Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle.

As did the late Brindisi Breeze in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle. Tipped up by me to followers at odds of 12-1. Just two of the winners we enjoyed last year.

I know many of you value my online and on camera advice in the run up to Cheltenham and that will, as ever, be available to all paying members.

But this year I have also sought out some other opinions. After all, that is what punting is all about. Opinions.
I have asked people whose own knowledge, punting expertise and way of operating I trust. They will offer up their opinions on the runners and riders this year. [symple_heading type=”h3″ title=”Bringing something extra to the punting table” margin_top=”20px;” margin_bottom=”20px” text_align=”left”]

At the races with Chris Bealby and Dave Massey

Chris Bealby National Hunt Trainer and David Massey aka Chutney Dave

The first such person is the very popular ‘Chutney Dave.’ He will be known to many of you via Twitter and he comes into his own at this time of the year. Dave loves National Hunt racing and gets to see many of the contenders for Cheltenham in action in the weeks and months running up to the festival.

Chutney Dave will be offering his ante-post opinion on the betting market prior to the festival getting underway on March 12th. And he’ll be marking your card with ones to watch. Horses that have caught his eye and, in some cases, are expected to deliver a big run at Cheltenham.

I shall also be offering, via the website, the experienced advice of other serious horse racing people. They may be punters or simply racegoers who know what to look out for when it comes to spotting horses that can win at this most unique of festivals. More news on that front soon.

But, have no fear, I shall be here, as always. Busy on your behalf studying form in the run up to the festival.

Each year I ignore the weak racing that is on offer in the days of racing prior to the Cheltenham festival getting underway. Trainers are preparing their best horses for the best meeting and it is usually the case that the quality of racing in the week running up to Cheltenham is poor.

I prefer to get my head down and study form for the festival. That level of concentration is what gave us the 40-1 winner last year.

I love this time of year when it comes to the racing. The weather has played havoc with recent racing, but surely it will relent come March and we can revel in watching some of the most exciting and competitive of racing.

Make no mistake, studying form and picking winners at the Cheltenham festival can be headache inducing. But it is a challenge. To pick a winner from a field of the finest horses we will see at work all year long.
[symple_heading type=”h2″ title=”Dining out on the winnings” margin_top=”20px;” margin_bottom=”20px” text_align=”left”]Last year, when Une Artiste won at that price of 40-1 the greatest pleasure I got was from the feedback from members. The member who paid for a family holiday to Florida with the winnings. Or the young couple who sent me photos of their new fitted kitchen – all thanks to Une Artiste. They had never had a fitted kitchen before.

Vernon, the profitable punter, ready for Cheltenham Festival

Vernon, the profitable punter, ready for Cheltenham Festival

I won and won nicely. But it is hearing that members have won that gives me the biggest lift. So I have a real challenge this year for Cheltenham. Some who won at last year’s festival are already asking me for my big tip for March.

Too soon people. Anything could happen yet. We cannot be sure which races certain trainers will enter their horses in. And, of course, there is that pesky weather. Will the ground at Cheltenham have dried up come March? Will the going be good, good to soft or heavy? Time will tell.

But, whatever the conditions, I shall be trying to select some profitable punts for you all.

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1 Comment

  1. Neil Harris 8 years ago

    I had my worst Cheltenham by some distance last year, so need to bounce back.
    Have only just stumbled across thsi via twitter, hopefully you can help me!!

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