Cheltenham races

Cheltenham 2019 – Day One Diary

So day one of this year’s Cheltenham festival is over and I just thought I would do a quick update on my own results from the day. 

My strategy this year is twofold:

1. Take advantage of all the bookies’ offers and bonuses this week.

There are some fantastic offers this week with extra places, money back and free bets being thrown around by the bookies like confetti. I am using Profit Maximiser to see each day’s offers and make sure I use them to extract the most profit possible.

2. Use some top tipsters.

I am using 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 great chance of beating the bookies at Cheltenham.

So how did this strategy get on today? Let’s have a look below.


Day One Results

So here are the results from Tuesday at Cheltenham. My stakes were £20 per point.

Well it was an interesting first day for sure. Having some free bets and refunds was certainly very welcome and there were some strong tips as well. 


1.30 Supreme Novices Hurdle

The day got off to a great start, with both the Bet Alchemist and Quentin Franks putting up the winner, Klassical Dream. Quentin put it up as an ante-post tip at 20/1 which was a bit of a coup whilst the Bet Alchemist landed it at 8/1, so some excellent profits landed there. 

The good thing about the first race of the day is that there are a number of bookies offering money back if your horse loses – Skybet £10 and NetBet also £10 if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd. So part of my stake on Angel’s Breath, Quentin’s other tip, was covered by that.

Profit/Loss from Race: +£290


2.10 Arkle Challenge

Just one bet in this race and that was Kalashnikov from the Bet Alchemist which went down to defeat unfortunately. No refunds or offers from the bookies on this one. 

Profit/Loss from Race: -£20


2.50 Ultima Handicap Chase

A few bets in this one and sadly none of them ran much of a race. Minella Rocco and Up For Review from the Bet Alchemist and Mister Whitaker from Quentin Franks all lost.

Profit/Loss from Race: -£60


3.30 Champion Hurdle

Just the one bet in this race and it was a free £50 bet from Bet365. As neither of the tipsters had a bet in this race I put the free £50 on Buveur D’Air which unfortunately fell.

Profit/Loss from Race: £0


4.10 Mares Hurdle

A bit unlucky in this one as the Bet Alchemist’s tip, Stormy Island, finished second. Had it each-way though so a return anyway. No other bets.

Profit/Loss from Race: £12


4.50 Novices Handicap Chase

Two bets in this one and thankfully one of them landed a place, with Springtown Lake coming in 5th for the Bet Alchemist. So a return from this one, albeit small. 

Profit/Loss from Race: £20


There were no bets in the final race so that was it for day. 



So a good first day overall and well done to the two tipsters on picking some decent horses who gave us some excitement as well as some nice profit.

When you win the first race it makes you think it is going to be a cracking day but sadly I didn’t hit any other winners after that. Some good places though so no harm done. 

Tomorrow could be called off due to the weather but we’ll see how it goes anyway. 






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