Hi there guys, Cheltenham has come and gone and so to has the majority of the national hunt season alongside it. Let’s go over what the plans are for the future now.
Cheltenham and Beyond
Our list of Cheltenham winners and places are as follows (Please note that during the festival we counted 5/1 and over as each way)
Summerville Boy (9/1)
Buveur D’air (8/11)
Ms Parfois (8/1)*
Tiger Roll (7/1)
Style De Garde (12/1)*
Tornado Flyer (14/1)*
Acey Milan (7/1)*
Whiskey Sour (11/1)*
Blow By Blow (11/1)
Diesse De Bieffes (17/2)*
After all is said and done we came back with roughly £448 returned. We tipped usually two horses a race sometimes even three so our stakes where high. We staked a total of £510 meaning rather disappointingly we came back £62 down from the festival from singles. Although we did land our NAP of the meeting with Footpad. It was my first festival tipping and I learned a lot from the experience, next year I will be a lot more prepared and strategies will be changed. I don’t think tipping three horses in a race is a particularly brilliant idea and it was a learning curve for me. I’ll be back next year for a bigger and better festival.
I was at Cheltenham all week and it truly is an amazing experience, undoubtedly the pinnacle of the jumps season. That being said, it’s hard to be enthusiastic about the remainder of the season.. I wasn’t a massive jumps fan to begin with but Cheltenham is always the end game. That being said there is still Aintree to look forward to in mid April and Punchestown over in Ireland later on that month. Those are still good meetings and the National is always an enjoyable watch. Apart from those, the midweek jumps races will know be seriously lacking in quality, even the Saturday will now be trainers just trying to get a run into their horses.
That being said I think it’s in everyone’s best interest that I take a step back from the majority of NH meetings until the end of the season. I will still tip for meetings that I like but don’t expect to see a Tuesday afternoon Sedgefield meeting on the website anytime soon. Obviously this will be dissapointing news to a lot of people but I would rather focus most of my energy for the upcoming weeks on updating the site and getting ready for hopefully a big flat season.
The Flat is Back
Continuing on from what i’ve just said, the flat season is upon us and anyone who knows me or has been following for a long time knows that I am a huge flat fan, more so than jumps and I believe that I am a better tipster in this code aswell. There’s not much to say apart from that I hope you stick with me for this upcoming flat season, it will take a couple weeks to get into the groove of it again as it is so different to tipping NH racing and even the All Weather racing. It will be a good one though!
For the last few months I’ve been thinking about getting a major website update, I think it’s something that I would like to have in time for the flat season kicking off. Nothing really important to say here, no prototypes or designs yet. I will hopefully have something for you guys soon though and when I do please leave your honest feedback!
That’s all guys, another month in the books and I can’t thank everyone that has supported me enough. I would think it’ll be a quieter month in March going to the end of April but that’s exactly what everyone needs after the highs and lows of Cheltenham. See you on Twitter.