March 10, 2015 at 11:45 #822565
How do you narrow the field to a manageable level? We all have our own ideas on the festival handicaps. (Just in case you are interested), here’s my approach.
1 Get the field down to 3 contenders, or forget the race.
Won’t bore you with the long winded principles of ‘narrowing’, they’re a bit outside the box and open for ridicule. That’s for the later, should you want to feel superior at my expence ?
2 Put the horses in order of merit most likely to win goes first, least likely last and the other divides the two. Kind of a reverse to the final of that tele quiz, ‘Pointless’.
3 Decide on which of the three horse to bet on. Maybe bet them all?
4 Hope to make an overall profit on the 4 days of the festival.
5 Have enough money in reserve to drown sorrows, if need be…
As for the selections on day one
Cheltenham Handicaps 2015
14:40 Ultima Business Solutions Handicap Chase
Best Gevrey Chambertin
Nest Best The Druids Nephew
Alternative Dursey Sound
17:15 CHAPS Restaurants Barbados Novices’ Handicap Chase
Best Generous Ransom
Nest Best Little Jon
Alternative Thomas Crapper
Beer money at the ready, just incase of dissapointmentMarch 11, 2015 at 10:01 #824914
Cheltenham Festival Handicaps 2015 – 3 Of The Best – Day 2
Here’s todays offering. Any non-runners, will try to update, if time allows.
14:40 Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle
Nest Best Shammick Boy
16:00 Glenfarclas Handicap Chase
Best Duke Of Lucca
Nest Best Charingworth
Alternative Chicago Grey
16:40 Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
Best Gwencily Berbas
Nest Best Starchitect
Alternative Arabian RevolutionMarch 11, 2015 at 10:17 #825022Venture to CognacModerator
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Good luck with your handicaps picks James, I was on Thomas Crapper yesterday as well.
I like Hisaabaat as well today, he looks like being my 4th choice though, so he’ll probably only make the Exacta, Trifecta. He was a “notebook” horse of mine a couple of seasons back, so he’ll probably be in a perm bet with a few other notebook horses as well.
Hope you get a few winners.March 12, 2015 at 10:35 #827688
Thanks Venture To Cognac, I take your ‘luck’ and raise a glass to you and our endevours at the Cheltenham Festival. We both lucked out yesterday, here’s hoping for a better day today, cheers!March 12, 2015 at 10:37 #827689
Looking for a winner or two today to get back some of the losses on the first 2 days.
14:05 Pertemps Networks Final (Listed Handicap Hurdle)
Nest Best Sybarite
Alternative Trustan Times
16:00 Browne Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase
Best Un Ace
Nest Best Aupcharlie
Alternative De Boitron
16:40 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase
Best Tap Night
Nest Best Benbane Head
Alternative Across The BayMarch 12, 2015 at 12:33 #827869moehatParticipant
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I’m a bit odd in that I prefer the handicaps to the championship races. But I haven’t really had time to look at them properly this year. So I’m just looking at things like course form, first time visors, claimers on board etc. Do like horses priced 33/1; often seem to get a placed horse at that price. Have tiny bets so have to back horses with big prices.March 12, 2015 at 12:35 #827871moehatParticipant
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Pertemps; Knight of Noir, Bygones Sovereign, Aqalim.March 13, 2015 at 11:51 #830765
Not the best of festivals, just the one winner, The Druids Nephew @ 8/1. That’s a one point profit so far. Looks like the big money will com from today’s bets then???
2:05 Vincent O´Brien County Handicap Hurdle
Best Quick Jack
Nest Best Lucky Bridle
Alternative Wicklow Brave
4:40 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys´ Handicap Hurdle
Nest Best Party Rock
Alternative Pearl Swan
5:15 A.P. McCoy Grand Annual Chase Challenge Cup (Handicap)
Best Croco Bay
Nest Best Ted Veale
Alternative Claret Cloak
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