Cheltenham 2019

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Anybody going to this year's festival?

Any early tips/predictions.

Haven't done any antipost bets this year except one small one on champagne platinum in the Supreme Novice.
 

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Today's 'tips' are brought to you by my Mrs picking random numbers!!

E/W lucky 15.

1.30 Notebook 66/1
2.10 Santini 3/1
2.50 Knight In Dubai 28/1
4.10 Josies Orders 8/1
 
Mar 6, 2014
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Not much buzz this year is there. Broke even yesterday with Klassical Dream and A Plus Tard. Backed 4 fallers which cost me packets.

Today looks hard again tbh, really no stand out fancies at all.

Had a few quid on Beakstown in the first, few quid on Ruby's.
 
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I had 3 places and a win in my lucky 15 yesterday which returned 285 euro for a 4.80euro stake.

Also had melon ew at 20/1

So was up about 275 after bets yesterday.

Nothing in the first today. I have a lucky 63 and lucky 15 going. That's all I'll do today.
 
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Had a complete disaster so far but what can ya do. The atmosphere at it is quality though.
 

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Good luck to him.

Cheltenham Festival 2019: Punter wins £182,567 from £2 bet

By Frank Keogh
BBC Sport
  • 4 hours ago
A punter on his annual coach trip to the Cheltenham Festival struck lucky on Tuesday with a £2 bet that netted him the grand total of £182,567.80.

The once-a-year gambler selected just one horse in each of the opening day's six races - and got the bumper payout despite only having four winners.

On his winnings, the racegoer (who has asked not to be named) said: "My daughter is soon to go to university, so that will help, and my son is going on holiday - I think I will be upgrading him to first class."

He had a wager in the on-course Tote Placepot, where you have to pick a placed horse - usually one of the first three - in every race.

The Placepot gives a dividend depending on how many people enter the pool, and the total of more than £900,000 was shared by just 10.5 winning units.

With only one favourite winning and the three leading contenders in the big race out of the places, many chances were scuppered.

It meant a dividend of £91,283.10 to a £1 stake, only a few hundred pounds short of the biggest in the bet's history.

The winning punter said: "It wasn't until the second-last race that my friend said, 'You're still in with a chance'.

"We came in a couple of times after the sixth race to cash it in. We thought it might be a couple of hundred quid or something like that but it wasn't ready, so we went out to bet on the last race. We were lucky enough to win again on that!

"We came back in afterwards and handed over the ticket. The lady behind the counter... her face just dropped. I asked her how much and she very discreetly showed us. We still didn't really believe it."

He added: "I looked at the horses before racing and whatever took my fancy I put in my Placepot. My friend, who knows a bit about racing, advised me.

"We've been coming for years and the occasion is fantastic. We've been doing it this way for years and nothing's changed. We just do a Placepot and our individual bets and then enjoy the racing."

Other on-course winners at Cheltenham included two customers who each collected £36,513.56 for a 40p share, having played in 10p unit stakes, while there were numerous 20p and 10p winners.

One of those celebrating was Emma Knight, in the Chez Roux restaurant as a treat for her 13th wedding anniversary. She collected more than £18,000 and said: "We come every year to the Festival and I always have a Placepot, but usually go out in the last race! It's been an amazing day."

Cheltenham Festival 2019: Punter wins £182,567 from £2 bet
 
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Tiger Roll is ridiculously good though.
yep.

Had Tiger Roll and Altior in my shorties acca aswell tbf...Paisely Park and Presenting Percy to come. Would be a nice payout but they very rarely cop at cheltenham
 
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Got Altior and Liverpool 9/2 on Skybet. Easy money.

Although Altior looked in trouble at one point.