A new month for the Community Round Up and welcome to all new members.
OLBG members over the years have literally posted 0000 of posts helping others. Below are two threads of note that new members will find helpful .
A brilliant forum thread and discussion with Cheltenham approaching is the The Psychology Of Gambling - Horses. Get yourself in the right frame of mind for the 4 days of punting and study by reading thru the advice. If you can add any helpful thoughts please do.
We will be taking on the old enemy at Cheltenham and as Sun Tzu said in The Art of War "If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles". Helping us know our enemy ahead of Cheltenham is the Understanding Bookmakers thread.
OLBG Bloggers Micko70, Robmull, Gareth P, Gman84, tbuckley + many others have been burning the midnight oil assessing the Cheltenham Festival. To check their views click the Cheltenham Drop Downs
in the Blogs section on OLBG.
Thanks to all horse racing tipsters who have added a reasoned selection on the New Format - Your Best Cheltenham Poster Tip
OLBG member Pieros added the following and this sums up the quality we are after to showcase OLBG members quality.
Supreme Novices Hurdle - ALTIOR (on it Antepost at 10/1 ew)
"Had problems with a splint after making a successful debut at Market Rasen but returned from nine months out to finish third to Barters Hill at Newbury, and sixth to Bellshill in the Grade 1 bumper at Punchestown in April. Altior scored an hat-trick in Novices hurdles contest this season including a Grade 2 at Cheltenham after being slightly hampered by loose horse, must have every chance".
To add your selection Click Here.
Drobgod visited the Nicky Henderson stable and has briefed members on the forum
on what he gleaned from the Seven Barrows maestro, including Sprinter Sacre being the horse the trainer was most excited about!
The recent Bet Bright Cheltenham Festival Preview was attended by one of the OLBG Social Media team. We got these snippets of Festival gossip. Rich Ricci declared that if Annie Power ran in the Champion Hurdle he fully expected Vroum Vroum Mag to win our OLBG Mares race. He also nominated Douvan, Limini, Annie Power and Vroum Vroum Mag for his Festival Lucky 15. In the Novice races the one horse that had the majority of the guests in agreement was Yanworth. All of the panel seemed very confident he would land the race for Alan King.
Don't forget to follow OLBG on Twitter (@OLBG) and see our own Festival preview videos on the OLBG YouTube channel.
Do not miss OLBG members best advice on racing? and take their Horse Racing Lessons
on board ahead of Cheltenham.
Two early Bookmakers
offers for Cheltenham worth taking note of are.
Sky Bet are offering Money Back as a Free Bet on the first race of each day - if your horse doesn't win.
Paddy Power are offering Money Back as a Free Bet on every race at the festival - if your horse finishes in 2nd place.
The World Twenty20 World Cup starts on the 8th March and Cricket tipsters can win a share of £200 by adding their selection in the dedicated Twenty 20 Tipping Competition.
You can also join in the T20 discussion on the forum. OLBG member fredgarv can't wait and posted the following "This could well come down to India Australia and New Zealand to battle it out between them, I am favouring a New Zealand v India final with the hosts coming out on top" .
Jgravy won over £500 last month in the OLBG Tipping Competitions. His tip comments included this spot on football selection.
Southampton v Chelsea Chelsea & Yes (Result and BTTS) (Result + BTTS) @ 9/2
"Southampton have been playing very well of late and Koeman has them playing good football, however Chelsea seem to have finally hit their stride and will be too strong for the saints. 2-1 to the away side."
This weekend the Rabbit thinks Leicester will drop points.
Leicester have been great this season and are presently top of the Premiership. However they have not been at their best recently and struggled to defeat struggling Norwich and then only got a draw at home to West Brom. They are away to Watford who are a well organised side with a sound defence which has kept a clean sheet in all of their latest 3 home games and has only conceded 29 goals so far this season and only 4 other Premiership teams have conceded less.
Check out their tips and all Football Tips
OLBG members Davidadan and Steveocn were at Wembley to see their team Liverpool lose on penalties to Man City. We knew they were fans as they completed their OLBG profile. If you wish to be invited to Wembley to see your team please complete your OLBG Profile.
Forum rewards are available for OLBG members whose posts lead to quality discussion. This month we will be actively looking at Rugby posters to reward with OLBG cash. If you know your Rugby Union or League please do post and don't miss out on the cash.
Should Ronnie O'Sullivan retire from Snooker? many members are unhappy with the potter and think the Rocket should take off or words to that effect, do you agree? Ronnie O'Sullivan
Do you Spread Bet? ccchris is a fan and asked "Does anyone spread bet on sports? If so, what markets do you target?"
If you Spread bet or can add any advice please join in with this discussion.
To see who won what for February on OLBG visit the Winners Page
. Pint Size was the big £200 winner on football and thepassingshot won £200 on tennis. If you want £200 or more each month then just add quality comments with your tips.
Have a great betting week and remember Lets Beat The Bookies!!