Tricky Cheltenham Festival but still profit!

So Cheltenham festival is all done and dusted, did it live up to the hype?

Probably not quite as much as previous years in terms of quality with lots of runners withdrawn due to injury. Let’s hope at least some of these make it to either Aintree or Punchestown.

Did we make a profit at the Festival?

Absolutely. A total of 9.36 points to BFSP with a 33.43% ROI, and this is just top rated. We are not talking about our ante-post bets in this blogpost. That will be for a future blogpost.

One winner can change it all!

After three days we thought we might have a disaster of a Cheltenham Festival (whilst enjoying great success at other courses during the same period). However along came Arctic Fire under an inspired ride by Paul Townend for Willie Mullins @ 26.70 BFSP to bring us back into profit.





The amazing thing about objective ratings like ours is it doesn’t matter how many races are going on, or how many horses are running they can always crunch the data. The best form experts in the country were spending hours upon hours trying to work out each race just for Cheltenham. Meanwhile the RatingTheRaces Ratings turned a profit of 57.51 points (1pt win to BFSP) across all courses during the Cheltenham Festival period.

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Unusually for the ratings, the chases had a lower than average win strikerate and this can explain the loss for these races during this period. The other races more than made up for this small loss.


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Excited for the Grand National?

Aintree Festival
6th, 7th & 8th of April 2017

Watch last year’s Grand National finish:
2016 Grand National – Rule The World