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Re: Horse Racing News - 2024 Cheltenham Festival

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Unsure how my tip Beyond The Radar won the first race at Uttoxeter, after making several jumping errors.
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Jaydog wrote: Sat Mar 16, 2024 1:43 pm So really the big difference is Willie Mullins.
Same in flat racing with Aiden O’Brien.
Yes, the majority of them unbackable, unless one has the nerve to put a big wad on.
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Moved our posts on Cheltenham to here so we don't clutter the competitions thread.
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1964white wrote: Sat Mar 16, 2024 1:57 pm Moved our posts on Cheltenham to here so we don't clutter the competitions thread.
Good thinking 👍🏼
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Massive Skelton gamble landed on Gwenny May Boy.
That stable is 🔥
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Jaydog wrote: Sat Mar 16, 2024 2:34 pm Massive Skelton gamble landed on Gwenny May Boy.
That stable is 🔥
Why were we not on his two winners?
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1964white wrote: Sat Mar 16, 2024 3:09 pm Why were we not on his two winners?
I know. Especially that Gwenny one. 16/1 in to 11/2 and looked the winner a long way out. That’s only 2 runs for Skelton for that horse and 2 wins. Master trainer of handicappers.
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Jaydog wrote: Sat Mar 16, 2024 3:23 pm I know. Especially that Gwenny one. 16/1 in to 11/2 and looked the winner a long way out. That’s only 2 runs for Skelton for that horse and 2 wins. Master trainer of handicappers.
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Bookmaker calls for National Hunt Chase to be axed as Cheltenham’s biggest betting races are revealed

Highest turnover at Cheltenham (Ladbrokes and Coral retail)

Gold Cup
Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle
Stayers' Hurdle
County Hurdle
Triumph Hurdle
Hunters' Chase
Martin Pipe Hurdle
Ryanair Chase
Supreme Novices' Hurdle
Mares' Hurdle
Arkle Chase
Coral Cup
Mares’ Chase
Champion Hurdle
Gallagher Novices' Hurdle
Turners Novices' Chase
Ultima Handicap Chase
Grand Annual Handicap Chase
Brown Advisory Novices' Chase
Mares' Novices' Hurdle
Champion Bumper
Pertemps Final
Plate Handicap Chase
Queen Mother Champion Chase
Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
National Hunt Chase
Kim Muir Challenge Cup

However, Clare was looking at the lower end of the list as he considered potential tweaks to the festival, specifically the race second from bottom, with only the Kim Muir Challenge Cup below it.

"Sometimes you have to accept that things are done and I think the National Hunt Chase is done,” he said. “Back in the day, it was a four-mile chase for genuine Corinthian amateurs on horses who wouldn't have been anywhere good enough to run in a Brown Advisory or an Ultima. They used to be relatively inexperienced horses who would give relatively inexperienced riders a good spin around Cheltenham.

"Now, it's practically Gold Cup horses and only the most professional amateurs. Some people will say you should get rid of the Turners but I think the anachronism is the three-mile-six-furlong race. It's almost the lowest betting race, it's a small field every year. I'd get rid of it."
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First day of the official 2024 flat season.

Chazzesmee chases historic double as Ireland aims to end 40-year wait for Lincoln winner.

Chazzesmee & my best value bet Spirit Genie are my tips for the Lincoln, always a difficult race to predict.
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1964white wrote: Sat Mar 23, 2024 8:38 am Bookmaker calls for National Hunt Chase to be axed as Cheltenham’s biggest betting races are revealed

Highest turnover at Cheltenham (Ladbrokes and Coral retail)

Gold Cup
Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle
Stayers' Hurdle
County Hurdle
Triumph Hurdle
Hunters' Chase
Martin Pipe Hurdle
Ryanair Chase
Supreme Novices' Hurdle
Mares' Hurdle
Arkle Chase
Coral Cup
Mares’ Chase
Champion Hurdle
Gallagher Novices' Hurdle
Turners Novices' Chase
Ultima Handicap Chase
Grand Annual Handicap Chase
Brown Advisory Novices' Chase
Mares' Novices' Hurdle
Champion Bumper
Pertemps Final
Plate Handicap Chase
Queen Mother Champion Chase
Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
National Hunt Chase
Kim Muir Challenge Cup

However, Clare was looking at the lower end of the list as he considered potential tweaks to the festival, specifically the race second from bottom, with only the Kim Muir Challenge Cup below it.

"Sometimes you have to accept that things are done and I think the National Hunt Chase is done,” he said. “Back in the day, it was a four-mile chase for genuine Corinthian amateurs on horses who wouldn't have been anywhere good enough to run in a Brown Advisory or an Ultima. They used to be relatively inexperienced horses who would give relatively inexperienced riders a good spin around Cheltenham.

"Now, it's practically Gold Cup horses and only the most professional amateurs. Some people will say you should get rid of the Turners but I think the anachronism is the three-mile-six-furlong race. It's almost the lowest betting race, it's a small field every year. I'd get rid of it."
As I’ve said it was a much better festival over 3 days with 20 top level races. Now it’s 4 with 28, some of which are just total dross to me. Get rid of the “circus” race too. The cross country one. Total nonsense.
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Some issue with a course worker being knocked over and needing medical attention. A long delay to the 2.10 by the looks.
Not sure what happened but hopefully he’s ok.
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Jaydog wrote: Sat Mar 23, 2024 2:27 pm Some issue with a course worker being knocked over and needing medical attention. A long delay to the 2.10 by the looks.
Not sure what happened but hopefully he’s ok.
Indeed Jay.

Limited information on the incident atm.
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1964white wrote: Sat Mar 23, 2024 2:52 pm Indeed Jay.

Limited information on the incident atm.
I think it might be abandoned. Must be really bad although I’m surprised no helicopter has arrived
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Jaydog wrote: Sat Mar 23, 2024 2:53 pm I think it might be abandoned. Must be really bad although I’m surprised no helicopter has arrived
Not looking good.
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What a turn of foot from Montissib in the Cammidge stakes.
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1964white wrote: Sat Mar 23, 2024 3:08 pm What a turn of foot from Montissib in the Cammidge stakes.
Jockey cool as you like
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Jaydog wrote: Sat Mar 23, 2024 3:17 pm Jockey cool as you like
You're not kiddin' 8-)
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Newbury to resume in the next ten minutes,
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Shock winner in the Lincoln :shock: always a difficult race to find the winner.


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