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  • Cheltenham Festival Day 4 Trends & Trainer/Jockey Trends

    Micko70 on 02 Feb at 11:34

    Friday 18th March (Gold Cup is day 4 of the greatest show on turf and the highlight of the meeting, now that Cheltenham and the BHA have added another race, we will see 7 races on each day of the 4 day meeting, 28 races in total I have looked at a few trends for each of the races and these can be read below Also, OLBG member Shrews has posted some Trainer/Jockey stats on the OLBG Forum for each race at the meeting, he has looked at the last 6 runnings and awarded trainers & Jockeys points on where they finished in that race, giving totals for each race, with some very interesting results, these can be found HERE Friday will see the following races - 1.30 - The JCB Triumph Hurdle (2m 1f) 2.10 - The Vincent O’Brien County Hurdle (2m 1f) 2.50…

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  • Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle Key Race Trends - 16 March 2016

    Robmull on 31 Jan at 18:29

    The Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle is a Grade 1 Hurdle which is run over 2 miles and 5 furlongs at Cheltenham and is the first race on day 2 of the Festival on Wednesday, 16 March 2016. The race is considered to be the most prestigious stayers hurdle race for Novices of the season and always presents an interesting puzzle for punters to assess, with an average field size of 14 runners taking part during the past decade. During this period, 3 favourites have been successful for a level stakes loss of 1.00 pt, whilst 6 further winners were sent off at odds of 17/2 or shorter, with the exception starting at odds of 20/1, which suggests that this is not a particularly good race for relatively unfancied runners. It is also worth noting that Irish trained…

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  • Coates Golf Championship Presented by R+L Carriers Info ( LPGA Tour ) 2016 Preview

    The rabbit on 31 Jan at 11:38

    Lydia Ko will be making her first appearance of the year on the LPGA tour this week when she competes in the Coates Golf Championship Presented by R+L Carriers Info which takes place in Florida from Wednesday 3rd February until Saturday 6th February 2016. Lydia finished as jt runner up here last year when this tournament took place for the first time. The winner in 2015 was the South Korean player Na Yeon Choi who won with a final score of - 16. This tournament is part of the Race to the CME Globe series and the winner will obtain 500 Points. The Course The Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club is in Ocala, Florida and is a a par 72 of 6541 yards with four par 5's and four par 3's. It was designed by Ron Garl and opened in…

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  • Winter Derby Trial Trends (Updated 5th Feb)

    Micko70 on 03 Feb at 14:12

    The Winter Derby Trial is run on Lingfield's All Weather track in February every year, and is run over 1m 2f I have looked at the last 10 runnings of the race and looked at the following trends, Age, Weight, Official Rating, Last Time Out, Last Run, Distance & Draw 5 day decs - 0827-4 Brocklebank(10) 7 9-0 Simon Dow 88 6554-2 Captain Cat(28) 7 9-0 Roger Charlton 107 1342- Charles Camoin(56) 8 9-0 Sylvester Kirk 97 3546-3 Complicit(28) 5 9-0 Paul Cole 102 54522- Grendisar(49) 6 9-0 Marco Botti 108 52404- Watersmeet(141) 5 9-0 Mark Johnston 103 0-521 Winterlude(10) 6 9-0 Jennie Candlish 97 45641- Festive Fare(56) 4 8-13 Charlie Appleby 108 113-13 Lamar(21) 5 8-12 James Tate 105 342-14 Mitre Peak(5) 4 8-8 Richard Fahey 80 Age 9 of the last 10 winners were no older than 6 Positives = Complicit, Grendisar, Watersmeet, Winterlude, Festive Fare, Lamar & Mitre Peak Weight 7 of the…

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  • Trying To Understand The Cheltenham Gold Cup Market

    Gman84 on 03 Feb at 01:38

    With roughly six weeks to go until the greatest show in National Hunt racing takes over all our lives for four days of thrills and spills I've spent a lot of time following the ante post market for the main event - The Timico Gold Cup. With Coneygree's victory in the race as a novice last year as well as the runner up (Djakadam) and 3rd place (Road To Riches) also showing that they belong it seemed that they would be able to go forward and join two exciting novice chase winners (Vautour in the JLT and Don Poli in the RSA) in forming a new set of dynamic jumping heros who could bring us a Gold Cup for the ages. It gets even better when Don Cossack - 3rd in the Ryanair at the festival - then took apart…

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  • totepool Scottish County Hurdle at Musselburgh Key Race Trends - 7 February 2016

    Robmull on 04 Feb at 13:39

    The totepool Supporting Scottish Racing Scottish County Hurdle is a Listed Handicap Hurdle which is run over 1 mile 7 furlongs and 124 yards at Musselburgh on Sunday, 7 February 2016. With an average field size of almost 16 runners during the past decade, the Scottish County Hurdle is an interesting race for punters to assess as although only 2 of the favourites have obliged during the past decade, a further 7 winners started at odds of 13/2 or shorter, whilst the only exception was sent off at 12/1, which suggests that this is a poor event for relatively unfancied runners. Readers of my previous Key Race Trends blogs will be aware that I normally concentrate on early closing races where the key trends for the race have been published by the Racing Post a few weeks in advance…

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  • Racing's Biggest Problem

    garethp1981 on 31 Jan at 18:24

    The betting industry must be fair to its customers and it must also be seen to be fair. If customers can’t bet without being scared that they are being fleeced, there will be fewer of them. If fewer people are betting, this is bad for the bookmakers and bad for racing. Imagine a customer goes into a shop to buy a loaf of bread, they ask how much and the shopkeeper answers “I don’t know, we will see how many people buy bread today and depending on that we will set a price later.” This sounds ridiculous, but it is not dissimilar to what is happening when a punter takes the starting price on a horse. A bet is being agreed upon where the price is not yet known. In the UK there exists a monopoly provider of what is known…

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