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Cheltenham Festival 2019 – Gold Cup Day

Well a nice start to the day yesterday with DEFI DU SEUIL adding another +6pts to the week by winning the JLT and confirming the form over Lostintranslation, as predicted. Although we gave four back with Monalee finishing 4th in the Ryanair, although not as disappointing as Footpad who was well beaten. Top Notch was a big price and did not perform as I had hoped, so hands up for that one and Paisley Park proved the form spot on.

On to Day 4 of the Cheltenham Festival 2019 and the big race of the season, the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Make sure you watch the video below to find out how to narrow down the field in the big races on the final day of the Festival and finish on a high.

VIDEO | Finding Winners On Gold Cup Day

1:30 JCB Triumph Hurdle

The final day of the Festival kicks off with the Triumph Hurdle and a race I have had plenty of luck with over the years. My gut feeling is that Sir Erec is too short and especially against his stablemate GARDENS OF BABYLON who is the pick of Barry Geraghty for this race. He was only 6 lengths behind the favourite at Leopardstown in the Grade 1 Spring Juvenile Hurdle and the addition of first time cheekpieces plus the more testing conditions should suit him and could see him reverse those placings.

RP TIP: GARDENS OF BABYLON – 1pt each way at 11/1

2:50 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle

The Albert Bartlett is a 3m Novices’ race and with all the rain we have had this week, it is going to take some getting, as we saw yesterday with the Stayers Hurdle over the same trip. As the betting suggests, this is wide open this year but I really like, despite the concern over Gordon Elliott’s stable form, is COMMANDER OF FLEET, who showed real improvement when stepped up from 2m to 2m 6f to win a Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown at the start of last month. He has plenty of stamina and this further step up should bring out further improvement.

RP TIP: COMMANDER OF FLEET – 1pt each way at 7/1

3:30 Gold Cup Chase

A real test of horse and rider, the Gold Cup is the pinnacle of jumps racing and only the very best compete in it, let alone win it. So the likes of Kauto Star and Best Mate who won the race multiple times, are few and far between. However, last year’s winner NATIVE RIVER has been my bet for the race since I saw the forecast for the week. He will love conditions and has the proven stamina to follow up last years victory.

RP TIP: NATIVE RIVER – 2pts to win at 9/2

So that is it, the Festival is over for another year. Enjoy the final day and look forward to Aintree next month, when I will be back blogging each day of the Grand National Festival.

Cheltenham Festival 2019 – Day 3 – Big Race Bets

Well only the two selections yesterday for us and while Battleoverdoyen was disappointing in the Ballymore, we got a great run for our money from SANTINI in the RSA, who battled all the way to the line and was only just beaten by Topofthegame.

On to Day 3 and Stayers Hurdle Day (still the World Hurdle to me) – Check out this video to show you how to find winners on Day 3.

VIDEO | Finding Winners On Day 3 Of The Festival

So the big three Grade 1 races on Day 3 are always tricky and the switch to the New course definitely suits flat horses.

1:30 JLT Novices’ Chase

I am sticking with DEFI DU SEUIL to confirm the form against Lostintranslation from Sandown in the Scilly Isles Novices’ Chase, especially after yesterday’s result in the RSA where Topofthegame proved what a decent horse he is by winning. That stamps the form of the Exeter clash of the two, when Defi Du Seuil beat him by over 3 lengths.

RP TIP: DEFI DU SEUIL – 2pts to win at 3/1

2:50 Ryanair Chase

This is a cracking renewal of the Ryanair with Footpad, Road to Respect, Un De Sceaux and Frodon all having huge chances. However I am going to side with MONALEE who seems to come alive at the Festival and looked better than ever when winning at Gowran Park over this trip last month. He was due to head to the Gold Cup on Friday, but has been given a tilt at this instead and it could prove to be a wise decision.

RP TIP: MONALEE – 2pts to win at 5/1

3:30 Stayers’ Hurdle

I am staying away from the obvious and looking for some value behind Paisley Park in this and the one for me is TOP NOTCH who showed plenty of ability back over hurdles when 3rd behind Paisley Park at Ascot in the Long Walk Hurdle. He has won 3 of his last 5 runs and all under Daryl Jacob, so there is plenty to like about him at the price.

RP TIP: TOP NOTCH – 1pt each way at 14/1

Have a fantastic Day 3 and I will be back tomorrow for the final day and Gold Cup 🙂

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Cheltenham Festival – Day 2 – Big Race Tips

Well a shame to lose Elixir De Nutz from the Supreme, just after I had posted, but that left us three solid bets and ROKSANA delivered at 10/1 for us, even if it was a shade fortunate, with the favourite going well and coming down at the last.

VIDEO | Finding Winners On Day 2 Of The Cheltenham Festival

On to Day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival and just two races I am getting involved in today.

1:30 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle

A competitive race again this year but BATTLEOVERDOYEN has done little wrong in three runs this season, and went into my notebook after beating Sams Profile at Naas at the start of January. A race that Gordon Elliott targets and won with Samcro last year.

RP TIP: BATTLEOVERDOYEN – 2pts to win at 7/2

2:10 RSA Novices’ Chase

I am sticking with SANTINI who will love conditions and be able to make amends for his Boxing Day 3rd in the Kauto Star Novice Chase at Kempton where he seemed to get caught out by the sharp track and this test will be perfect for him.

RP TIP: SANTINI – 2pts to win at 3/1

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3:30 Champion Chase

I can’t oppose ALTIOR but I can’t back him at 2/5 either, so I will watch and enjoy him romping to victory.

Have a great Day 2 and talk tomorrow

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Cheltenham Festival 2019 – Day 1 Guide & Tips

Well it is that time of year again, when we all head to Prestbury Park for the Cheltenham Festival 2019.

This year I will be analysing the key Grade 1’s each day and putting up some tips for you all to follow for FREE. I may be back later in the year with my backing service, but for now I am happy to share my thoughts and bets each day of the Festival 2019.

VIDEO| Finding Winners On Day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival 2019

I hope you watched the video above and it gave you insight into how to use statistical analysis and key trial races to take note of when making your selections.

The big factor this year is the ground which is going to be soft, with more rain due and a storm approaching on Tuesday from the west, conditions will deteriorate further through the week, so look for horse who are proven to perform in the testing conditions. Here is my view on the four Grade 1’s of Day 1.

1:30 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle

Well last year we kicked off the festival in style with our bet Summerville Boy beating Kalashnikov at 9/1 to give us a nice winner. In fact I have picked the winner of the Supreme 3 times from the last 6 years.

If you follow me on Twitter @racingprofits – you will know how much I like ELIXIR DE NUTZ and he followed a course and distance win here in December with an even more impressive win on soft ground at Sandown in the Tolworth Hurdle beating the well fancied Rathhill. He is proven here and in the conditions, with further improvement likely he is far too big a price.

RP TIP: Go nuts on ELIXIR DE NUTZ – 1pt each way at 8/1

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2:10 The Arkle

A super-competitive renewal this year and one in which you could make a case for the majority of the field, but I am going to have a small interest in HARDLINE who loves soft / heavy conditions, with all of his best performances coming on this ground. The stand out performance is his beating of Getabird on Boxing Day at Limerick, finding plenty over 2m 3f and proving doubts about his stamina wrong. He is dropped back to 2m here and will make it a test with Davy Russell back in the saddle.

RP TIP: Go in hard on HARDLINE – 1pt to win at 5/1

3:30 Champion Hurdle

Although I backed Verdana Blue in the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton on Boxing Day, I am a massive BUVEUR D’AIR fan and the way he beat Samcro in the Fighting Fifth and Vision Des Flos at Sandown, plus conditions being perfect for him back here, I am happy to take on Apple’s Jade with him. I backed her last year in the Mares’ Hurdle and thought she was very disappointing, so could not trust her again here.

RP TIP: BUVEUR D’AIR – 2pts to win

4:10 OLBG Mares’ Hurdle

A race dominated by Willie Mullins and again he has 5 runners of the 10 this year and it hard to get away from the unbeaten Benie Des Dieux who won the race last year beating the aforementioned Apple’s Jade before heading to Punchestown to win the Mares’ Champion Hurdle. She has not been seen since, mainly due to the ground conditions, but the rain has come and the fact that Ruby Walsh has picked her ahead of Limini or any of the other Mullins entries.

However, I was impressed by the run of ROKSANA at Sandown behind Buveur D’Air on her reappearance and if that gets her back near the form she showed when 2nd to Santini in the Sefton Novices’ at Aintree last April, she could give the favourite something to think about and could well be in the mix.

RP TIP: ROKSANA – 1pt each way at 10/1

Enjoy Day 1 and don’t forget to visit www.racingprofits.net for more free videos and tips on profitable betting.

Talk tomorrow for Day 2 and the Champion Chase.

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Find The Winner Of The Cheltenham Gold Cup 2016

Well another good day yesterday with our main bet Thistlecrack landing the World Hurdle and our each way bet on Bristol De Mai going close in the JLT in 2nd. The only negative was trying to take on Limini with Smart Talk who folded tamely. Still a small profit to add to our 13pts so far this week and plenty to look forward to on Gold Cup day.

On to today and the final day of the Festival 2016 and the highlight is the Cheltenham Gold Cup. I will do a full race preview below and reveal my bet for the race for you. Don’t forget to grab 10/1 on Cue Card to Place from BetBright for the race.

Cheltenham Gold Cup 2016

Cheltenham gold cup 2016A decent renewal of the feature race, despite Vautour vacating. Don Cossack (GER) looked like he had the beating of Cue Card in the King George before coming down and he is the highest rated jumper in training, he looked back near his best when winning at Thurles last time out and the only question mark is his record at Cheltenham which reads fell and 3rd. Cue Card had a breathing operation in the summer and has returned as good as ever with wins in the King George, Betfair Chase and Charlie Hall at Wetherby. He has rock solid Cheltenham form and this could well be his year to finally etch his name in history. Djakadam (FR) fell in the Cotswold Chase here at the end of January and has not been seen since, that is two falls in his career and his jumping will be put under intense scrutiny again in this race. Smad Place (FR) won the Hennessy Gold Cup and the Cotswold Chase here in January and yet he is available at double figure odds, he surely ranks as the value in the race.

I backed Smad Place in the Hennessy Gold Cup and Don Cossack in the King George on Boxing Day, but my pick for the Gold Cup this year has to be Cue Card.

Don’t forget to grab 10/1 on Cue Card To Place From BetBright – If you have not got an account ith them yet.

Have a great final day at the Festival and look forward to talking to you over the Grand National Festival at Aintree in a few weeks.

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