Friday, March 19, 2021

Cheltenham Festival 2021 - the betting debrief

Shown below a record of the blog's highlighted selections at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival to a nominal one point level stakes wager (1 point win, 0.5 points each way) with bets settled at advised prices and each way returns calculated at one fifth the odds. 

Free bet offers utilised during the four days have not been included in the figures.

For the fifth time in the past six years the blog has returned a profit at the Cheltenham Festival. This year's performance beats the previous best on record (2019), falling into the 'scarcely believable' category, and the fifteenth anniversary of that very first post is just a couple of weeks away. With apologies to Bob Dylan: Ah, I was so much younger then, I'm older than that now.

Tuesday

1.20 Supreme Novices' Hurdle

Selection: Soaring Glory

Bet: Win

Advised price: 6/1

Starting price: 10/1

Result: Fourth

Return: 0.00

Profit/Loss: -1.00


3.05 Champion Hurdle

Selection: Sharjah

Bet: Each way

Advised price: 12/1

Starting price: 11/1

Result: Second

Return: 1.70

Profit/Loss: +0.70


Profit/Loss Tuesday: -0.30


Wednesday

1.20 Ballymore Novices' Hurdle

Selection: Bravemansgame

Bet: Win

Advised price: 7/2

Starting price: 4/1

Result: Third

Return: 0.00

Profit/Loss: -1.00


2.30 Coral Cup

Selection: Tea Clipper

Bet: Each way

Advised price: 40/1

Starting price: 33/1

Result: Third

Return: 4.50

Profit/Loss: +3.50


3.05 Queen Mother Champion Chase

Selection: Rouge Vif

Bet: Each way

Advised price: 28/1

Starting price: 20/1

Result: Ninth

Return: 0.00

Profit/Loss: -1.00

 

Profit/Loss Wednesday: +1.50


Thursday

1.55 Pertemps Network Final

Selection: Mrs Milner

Bet: Each way

Advised price: 12/1

Starting price:  12/1

Result: Win

Return: 8.20

Profit/Loss: +7.20


3.05 Stayers' Hurdle

Selection: Flooring Porter

Bet: Each way

Advised price: 12/1

Starting price: 12/1

Result: Win

Return: 8.20

Profit/Loss +7.20


Profit/Loss Thursday: +14.40


Friday

1.55 County Hurdle

Selection: Milkwood

Bet: Each way

Advised price: 25/1

Starting price: 28/1

Result: Third

Return: 3.00

Profit/Loss: +2.00


3.05 Gold Cup

Selection: Al Boum Photo

Bet: Win

Advised price: Not recorded

Starting price: 9/4f

Result: Third

Return: 0.00

Profit/Loss: -1.00


Profit/Loss Friday: +1.00

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Outlay over four days: 9 points

Profit/Loss over four days: +16.60 points

Profit as percentage of outlay: 184.44%

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