Cheltenham 2019 – Day Four Diary
I am tracking my results from this year’s Cheltenham festival here on the blog and the first three days all produced a profit which is excellent stuff.
On to Friday then, which is Gold Cup Day of course but there were plenty of other high quality races to enjoy too.
Just a reminder that I am using a twofold strategy this week, which is:
1. To use all the bookies offers, brought together via Profit Maximiser; and
2. Use two of my favourite tipsters – Quentin Franks Racing and the Bet Alchemist – to find the best bets for Cheltenham. Both have excellent records at the festival so I am following their tips for the week.
By combining the above two together, this should give me a good chance of beating the bookies this week.
So how did this strategy get on today? Let’s have a look below.
Day Four Results
It’s been a great week so far with a profit of £608 made to date, so let’s hope we can finish things off in style.
Here are my results from the final day of the Cheltenham festival. My stakes were £20 per point (or £10 each-way) once again.
1.30 – Triumph Hurdle
A disappointing start to the day with the favourite Sir Eric from Quentin Franks finishing nowhere, but with bookies offering money back on the first race my stake was returned so no harm done.
Profit/Loss from Race: £0
2.10 – Handicap Hurdle
The day got a lot better in the second race with Ch’tibello winning at 12/1 (BOG) for the Bet Alchemist, and his other tip We Have A Dream finishing second at 33/1. That’s quite an effort picking the 1-2 in the race, just a shame we didn’t have a forecast on it!
Profit/Loss from Race: £198
2.50 – Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle
No return in this race with both Quentin’s tip Lisnagar Oscar and the Bet Alchemist’s selection Salsaretta failing to make the grade.
Profit/Loss from Race: -£40
3.30 – Gold Cup
Well once again my free bet from Bet365 was wasted as Quentin’s tip Clan Des Obeaux finished fifth. If I’d “matched bet” those free bets during the week I could have made an extra £120, but then again wouldn’t have had the excitement of a potentially big win.
There was also the Bet Alchemist’s tip Belshill which came up short too.
Profit/Loss from Race: -£20
4.50 – Grand Annual Challenge Cup
With no bets in the 4.10 it was on to the 4.50 and unfortunately both of the Bet Alchemist’s tips finished well down the field in this one.
Profit/Loss from Race: -£40
5.30 – Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle
To round off the week the Bet Alchemist managed a place with Defi Blue at 14/1, whilst his other selection was never in it.
Profit/Loss from Race: £5
TOTAL PROFIT/LOSS FROM THE DAY: £103
So that’s it for the festival and what a week it’s been! A profit made every day and an overall return of £711 profit from Cheltenham this year.
The strategy of combining the bookies’ offers with the tips from two of the best tipsters out there certainly worked very well. Sometimes Cheltenham can go against you in a bad way when you’re having lots of bets each day so I’m really pleased to have come away with a strong profit from the week.
The highlight of the festival from a betting point of view was probably the Bet Alchemist picking the 1-2 today and the 1-3 yesterday, which is an excellent effort. From a racing point of view it’s difficult to get away from Paisley’s Park win yesterday and Al Boum Photo’s victory in the Gold Cup today.
That’s all from me for Cheltenham this year, it’s back to reality tomorrow from a racing point of view but I hope you enjoyed the festival and had a few winners too, whether from following tipsters or your own selections.
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