This has, without doubt, been the most profitable Cheltenham Festival I’ve had. Each day has coughed up a big priced winner. When the sport is as good as it is, and you’re making money whilst you’re watching it all, you have to ask if it can get any better. My feeling is that no, it can’t.
Before I go through the last day, I want to answer a query I’ve had re. the figures. It was pointed out to me that for Day 3, my ROI for the day was 30%+, but if you added up the points totals for each service it came to a negative number. The explanation is that not each service carries the same £/point value. So for example, 1 point of Racing Service A money is three times greater than 1 point of Jason James money. I hope that clears up any questions folk might have.
And so Day 4.
What a start to the day! Racing Service A told his members right at the start of the week that the first two days of the Festival didn’t have the shape for producing lots of really good, strong tips, but that Days 3 and 4 did. How prophetic that turned out to be. Blanks on Days 1 and 2, big profit on Days 3 and 4. The 1.30 yesterday saw us have two big antepost bets – one on the hot favourite, Apples Shakira, which had been advised back in November prior to the horse even racing in the UK at 16/1 (went off at 6/5), and the other on eventual winner Farclas at 20s! Oh, yes!
Things calmed down a little after that with the next five races all ending up providing a loss, despite Racing Service B finding the winner of the Gold Cup, Native River, at 5/1, but there was to be one last hurrah.
The final race of the Festival, a wide open, 22-runner handicap with all the challenges that such a race presents to a tipster in terms of finding the winner, proved to be no problem at all for Racing Service C, which ran with two selections for the race. Three Sisters at 18/1 ran superbly well to finish 5th and therefore pick up a return via enhanced place terms at the bookies, but not as well as 16/1 winner Le Prezien. Fine tipping, which was backed up by a healthy place return for Racing Service A pick Top Gamble (16/1) which finished third. A memorable end to a memorable week.
I hope you’ve enjoyed these daily updates. Thanks for reading, and thanks too for the efforts of all the tipsters I’ve followed for their hard work and diligence. I imagine they all find Cheltenham intense and mentally draining, so it’s great to see them rewarded by winners and profits. Well done, Chaps! 🙂
Figures for Day 4:
Jason James: Staked 3pts, -3pts.
Northern Monkey: Staked 6.5pts, -4.425pts.
Racing Service A: Staked 6.5pts, +6.5pts.
Racing Service B: Staked 3.75pts, +4.5pts.
Racing Service C: Staked 6pts, +10.25pts.
Figures for the Festival:
Jason James: Staked 18pts, -4.4pts.
Northern Monkey: Staked 18.75pts, +14.214pts.
Racing Service A: Staked 21pts, +6.625pts.
Racing Service B: Staked 20.75pts, +10.25pts.
Racing Service C: Staked 26pts, +33.675pts.