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    Horse Racing

    Well, tomorrow marks the beginning of the Cheltenham Festival

    For those long-term users of the site, you'll know that I and a few others like to have a flutter when these festivals come round. It all started 2/3 years ago when ashton430 was giving tips and I ended up losing over 100 because not a single one of my bets came in

    Money is a bit tighter for me now with a mortgage and bills to pay but I'll probably still put a quid on each race.

    Anybody else going to be getting involved this week?
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    On Sporting Life pouring through videos of the the races for tomorrow (mainly as I don't follow the nags day to day anymore)

    Probably have a bet on every race. Might keep a running total in this post for tomorrow:

    Day 1

    Race 1. - Agent Archie - mainly as I've a hunch. Midnight Games each way
    Race 2. - Al Ferof - too many of Henderson's get blown up as superstars only to fail at on the Hill, must be the way he trains them, so going with the next best
    Race 3. -
    Race 4. - Hurricane Run - will be doubling and trebling him up. This is our Banker and should be every punters. Clear run, won't be any horse within 10 lengths.
    Race 5. - Garde Champere - Old timer is off what can be a feather weight for him. Even at 13 he'll be hard to beat. Bolger's only runner too.
    Race 6. - Quevega - someone posted 'Will Quevega lose', 'Only if after the race she turns out to be a gelding'.
    Race 7. -

    Bet's so far:

    €2 EW on Agent Archie at 33-1 Lost
    €2 EW on Midnight Games at 8-1 Lost

    Sizing Europe @10/11
    Hurricane Fly @4/5 Lost
    Quevega @1/2 WINNER
    Big Buck's @1/2
    €1 Yankee

    Hurricane Fly @4/5 Lost
    Quevega @1/2 WINNER
    Sprinter Sacre @4/5 WINNER
    Sizing Europe @10/11
    €1 Yankee

    €5 win Montbazon Lost
    €5 win Tetlami Lost
    €2.50 EW Midnight Game Lost

    €10 SF 1. Sprinter Sacre 2. Al Ferof Lost

    Sprinter Sacre @4/5 WINNER
    Hurricane Fly @4/5 Lost
    Quevega @1/2 WINNER
    €30 treble

    €2.50 EW Tullamore Dew Lost
    €2.50 EW Our Mick 3rd

    €2.19 EW Garde Champetre Lost

    €5 WIN Quevega WINNER

    €5 WIN Bless the Wings Lost

    Total Out: €95
    Total In: €2.48
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    Happen I'll do the same, Derm. I'll post up my bets for each day and how much I'll have lost as a summary
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    I've a stop loss of €100. I'll have €1 bets just for an interest in some races though.

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    Exactly what I said in the OP mate. I went mental the first time I had a go on the festival a few years ago, nothing was going right so I started betting bigger to get money back and it didn't work

    So yep, sticking to 1 bets this time around. I'll probably check the runners tomorrow morning though. I actually thought the festival kicked off today.
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    Had a great year last year, 3 races in a row, 9-1, 20-1, 10-1. And with 13 winners, patriotic betting was making up for the recession

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    Can't beat a bit of Cheltenham!

    I'm changing tactics this year, and perming up a few short price favs, and probably just do a small Lucky 15 on the other races.

    If you're going against Sprinter Sacre Derm, bet with Paddy Power as if it does win they'll refund all other losing singles.

    I've only done one bet so far which is an enhanced treble of Hurricane Fly, Quevega and Big Bucks at 4/1.

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    If you're doing short prices, Yankee's are better value than Lucky 15's, even with treble money on 1 winner, just not worth paying for the single bets imo.

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    The Luckys are for the other races for a bit of interest, were they're big prices.

    Even Yankee's aren't going to get my stake back if I have 2 winners, and initially I was going to pick 4 horses and go big on trebles and a four fold, but decided to go for that treble and will probably do Long Run as a single.

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    I am off tomorrow so I will have a few bets, back in all day on Wednesday going to be a busy time for me!

    Will post any tips we get and my loss margins / bets lol

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    Trixies for me

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    Cheltenham - Day 1.

    Don't know about you, but I have a good feeling about today.

    Time for a coffee and a study of the form

    Just out of interest is there anyone that would be interested in joining a sweepstake for the Gold Cup, Friday? Just seeing if it would be worth it

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    Gold Cup sweepstake will be hard to get interest in if people actually look at the horses running Its not the may west by any means

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    Depends if I've got any money left in the account by Friday

    I'm just going to get a coffee now as well before having a look at the runners. Looking at Galileo's Choice and Darlan for the win and Montbazon or Prospect Wells at e/w. I just like to back Walsh/Nicholls and always try to make sure I've covered McCoy as well
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    Boylesports are doing a free Fantasy Stable through facebook if anyone wants in. 1.5m to start even though Ruby costs 750k

    Worth every penny

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dermotron View Post
    Gold Cup sweepstake will be hard to get interest in if people actually look at the horses running Its not the may west by any means
    That's the bet thought - all of us trying to get 1/2 horses.

    Mark, you got good choice those were my fancies - that probably means bad news for you. I think I'm going to do a lucky 15 and Trixie...

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    Ps, the last 2 races are on RUK, for those who don't fancy coughing up 20 a month http://www.liveonlinefooty.com/ they offer it on here as part of the subscription... Not sure if they have closed registration so be quick

    Scrap that - registration has stopped.

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    We can stream RTE (main Irish station) so thankfully I can watch them at work and look forward to the gold that comes out of Ted Walsh's mouth


    If you have a 5 with any of the major sites you can watch the racings live. Unlikely firstrow will have the racing but I'm sure it won't be hard to find

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    Darlan 1.30 & Quantitativeeasing 2.40 ...both to be placed

    7/1 special on William Hill...
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    Nicholls is 3-1 to be top trainer . . . . Mullins is likely to have 2 winners today so it might make sense to have bet after racing today.

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    I know Jack all about racing really or the different types of bets you can get so I've gone for the option that would win me the most!!

    Needless to say I'll probably fall at the first!


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    So far.....



    Most of my bets so far have been covered by previous wins I was meant to be going to Cheltenham this year but one of our 'crew' died a month ago so we decided to cancel......... i had plenty money set aside for it so i plan on punting 10+ each race If i lose, i lose

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    One of them is already a loser, The Giant Bolster is going for the Gold Cup instead of the JLT......... the dangers of antepost betting! Fuck knows why they're going for the Gold Cup, he's got no chance unless there's a few fallers

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    25's worth of bets now on! Just for today's races as well - So much for 1 a bet on each race There's just tooo many to go for!
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    Bets for Day 1 placed so far:

    20 on Darlan (offer from Bet Victor, bet 20 on first race today get a free 20 bet on the first race tomorrow and 20 in casino chips).

    15 on Al Ferof (10 free bet from Will Hill and a 5 free bet from Ladbrokes

    50 enhanced treble on Hurricane Fly, Quevega and Big Bucks.

    I'll probably do a small trixie or a yank on the rest of the races today.


    As usual Tuesday is make or break time for Cheltenham!

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