Cheltenham Festival Handicaps 2015 – 3 Of The Best

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    jamespatrickashton
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    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 :yes: ?

    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

    March 10:
    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 dissapointment :unsure:

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    Cheltenham Festival Handicaps 2015 – 3 Of The Best – Day 2

    Here’s todays offering. Any non-runners, will try to update, if time allows.

    March 11:
    14:40 Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle
    Best Blackmail
    Nest Best Shammick Boy
    Alternative Hisaabaat

    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 Revolution

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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.

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    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! :-)

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    Looking for a winner or two today to get back some of the losses on the first 2 days.

    March 12:
    14:05 Pertemps Networks Final (Listed Handicap Hurdle)

    Best Dawalan
    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 Bay

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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.

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    Pertemps; Knight of Noir, Bygones Sovereign, Aqalim.

    #830765

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    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

    Best McKinley
    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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