While I am pleased for myself when I have a good Cheltenham Festival on the punting front, what always pleases me the most is when I hear back from subscribers to my service that they too have enjoyed a good week of betting, writes Vernon Grant.
Cheltenham 2020 saw me tip 7 winners across 4 days along with 8 other each way selections that got placed. The meeting ended with a massive priced winner in Indefatigable. Tipped when available at odds of 50/1 and 40/1, the mare came from first to last to land the final race of the festival at SP odds of 25/1.
Here are just some of the kind, appreciative messages I received from members.
Antonia e-mailed to say:- “No doubt I am at the end of a long line of folks thanking you for such a brilliant week of tipping. Finishing off with the wonderful mare Indefatigable was the piece de resistance.”
Paul mailed to say:- “Hi Vern. Just want to add my voice to the chorus of thanks you should be quite deservedly getting. I’m not a huge bettor by any standards but my 2 quid e/w at 40/1 = a cool £100 which is my best ever return so you enter my own personal folklore for that alone!”
Sean messaged:- “Not much to say other than brilliant, Sir! I was at Cheltenham today and the last race topped off a great week of profit for me. Thanks again and keep up the good work.”
“You little beauty… what a way to finish! Cheers, Dan” (think he was talking about Indefatigable and not me!)
Charles said:- “Thank you once again for a successful Cheltenham. I probably wouldn’t have picked it without your research.”
Paul: “Absolutely cracking pick in the last Vernon, much obliged!”
Louis had the last laugh:- “Hi Vernon, what an evening! Indefatigable €10 each way at 40/1. They all thought down the pub I was mad backing this before the race, but not now!!”
Alun said on Twitter:- “Well done Vern. Indefatigable came from nowhere. On at 66s, 50s and 40s.”
Kevin tweeted to say:- “What an end to Cheltenham with that tip Cheers Vernon from Ireland.”
Another Paul, a long time member of VG Tips, tweeted: “Great way to finish the festival.”
Loyal subscriber Brian was suitably excited:- “BOOOOOOOM – Get In There Vern, Brilliant Tip.”
Ashley was probably the luckiest of us all in the lucky last at Cheltenham. His bet returns are below. He tweeted to tell me:- “Vern, I owe you. Meant to back Indefatigable 2.50 ew in last. Pressed £25 win by mistake. Cannot believe it mate. Cheers!!”