A little later than planned but here is my final betting diary update for Cheltenham.
On to Friday then, which was Gold Cup Day of course but there were plenty of other high quality races to enjoy too. I was at a special Cheltenham day out which was a lot of fun.
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 £467 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 frustrating start to the day with Quentin Franks’ pick Aspire Tower finishing second, but with bookies offering money back on the first race I got half my stake back on it at least.
Profit/Loss from Race: £-10
2.10 – Handicap Hurdle
The Bet Alchemist had two picks in this race, with Embittered finishing in a creditable third place whilst his other selection Adjali finished well down the field.
Profit/Loss from Race: +£32.50
2.50 – Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle
Just the one bet in this race and that was from the Bet Alchemist with Redford Road at 33/1 which finished last unfortunately.
Profit/Loss from Race: -£20
3.30 – Gold Cup
It was a case of what might have been as Quentin and the Bet Alchemist both went for the same horse in the form of Santini who narrowly missed out on landing the spoils, finishing second to the impressive Al Boum Photo. Fortunately I had a free £50 bet with new bookie Fitzdares which I put on Al Boum Photo but I won’t include that in the official results here.
Profit/Loss from Race: -£80
4.10 – Foxhunter Challenge Cup
Another placed finish from the Bet Alchemist with Shantou Flyer coming in third at 8/1.
Profit/Loss from Race: £4.40
4.50 – Grand Annual Challenge Cup
Unfortunately the Bet Alchemist’s tip Capeland finished well down the field in this one.
Profit/Loss from Race: -£40
5.30 – Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle
The Bet Alchemist’s tip in the last race was a non-runner.
Profit/Loss from Race: £0
TOTAL PROFIT/LOSS FROM THE DAY: -£113.10
A shame to finish off with a loss on what has otherwise been a good week. An official return of £354 profit from Cheltenham this year is very nice though from just £10 each-way stakes so I can’t complain. Plus of course if you add in the free bet win with Fitzdares then it was actually just over £500 profit on the week.
The highlight of the festival for me was Sire du Berlais in the Pertemps Network Final at 10/1 which brought in a hefty profit. Of course the Gold Cup was an exciting race and produced a thrilling finish.
It was good the festival managed to go ahead in the end with all the coronavirus cancellations going on in other sports. Had it been a week later the festival would have almost certainly been behind closed doors or abandoned altogether.
So that’s Cheltenham over for this year anyway, another profitable and enjoyable week. Hope you had a successful week too!