Cheltenham 2018

Discussion in 'general sports' started by Mr Retro, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    The best week of the year is nearly on us. As usual I’m taking the week off but for the first time in ages I won’t actually get there.

    I’m a bit under researched this year. Busy at work and with a 1 year old so I haven’t watched as much racing as usual. All my fancies are obvious. I saw Altior in Newbury a few weeks ago and he was so impressive that I’ll be lumping on.

    Besides that Samcro in the ballymore and footpad in the Arkle are surely as near certainties as can be?

    What are your thoughts and fancies for this year?
     
  2. kebabking

    kebabking Unfettered ambition

    i shall be offering - for an exorbitant rate, obvs - a fantastically secure parking space* a mere 8km from the racecourse.

    *in addition to the afforementioned remitance, you will require a car pass for Imjin Barracks. remitance non-refundable if you can't get one.
     
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  3. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    or at least the ability to get a car in and out of imjin barracks
     
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  4. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout Member

    It looks like being a heavy ground Cheltenham for the first time in 20 years. That generally means the formbook is out the window and we're in for a week of shock results.
     
  5. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    fiver on every 16/1 shout then! :D
     
  6. flypanam

    flypanam “There is no reason for restraint”

    I fancy Faugheen in Champion hurdle. Worth an e/w bet at least.

    eta only because the ground will be soft so it will be a test of stamina.
     
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  7. flypanam

    flypanam “There is no reason for restraint”

    I also fancy Gold Present at 2.50 today.
     
  8. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    Only thing about that is we have this winters form to go on (he says trying to make something good out of it)
     
  9. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    Backed him too.

    Footpad my nap of the day today
     
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  10. flypanam

    flypanam “There is no reason for restraint”

    Just back from the bookies put £5 on Jury Duty too.
     
  11. flypanam

    flypanam “There is no reason for restraint”

    Good win.
     
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  12. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    Fantastic Champion Hurdle.
     
  13. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    I was going to hammer into Altior tomorrow but Douvan in the race puts me off. He must be flying at home for them to put him in the 2 miler rather than the Ryanair on Thursday.
     
  14. I had Mengli Khan, footpad and coo star sivola in a treble today which has allowed me to be a bit reckless tomorrow.

    I've done monalee, topofthegame, vision de flos and charbel in an each way accumulator.

    And then go and pick the kids up from school
     
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  15. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Had a tenner double on Footpad and Buveur D'Air but De Plotting Shed let me down on two £5 place only trebles .
     
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  16. flypanam

    flypanam “There is no reason for restraint”

    Had a disaster yesterday. Just doing a double. Like the look of Douvan too.
     
  17. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    It’s harder today with the 2 big handicaps, the cross country and the bumper. I’m on presenting Percy in the RSA and a double on Samcro and Altior.

    Had a really good day yesterday with Footpad winning and managed to click the placepot.

    Don’t feel so confidant about today
     
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  18. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    had De Plotting Shed too. Davy Russell is a good man to follow in the handicaps
     
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  19. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    two e/w bets - Last Samuari and Acey Milan
     
  20. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    Really like the Acey Milan bet
     
  21. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Warning .I tend to make a liitle money first day and then lose it second day
     
  22. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    Incredible horse Samcro
     
  23. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    Black Ops did me well there.

    I've gone silly on the 15:30 (Ar Mad), only 2 quid e/w tho
     
  24. flypanam

    flypanam “There is no reason for restraint”

    Balls. Two fallers today. That's me done for the rest.
     
  25. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    did they shoot them?
     
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  26. flypanam

    flypanam “There is no reason for restraint”

    I hope not.
     
  27. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    Mullins had seven runners in that bumper.

    1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th.

    Even if the winner was the unfancied 25/1 shot. :hmm:

    Impressive.
     
  28. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    I can’t see how Un de Sceaux won’t win the Ryanair chase tomorrow. I’m going to have a big bet on him.
     
  29. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    Lost my bollox on Un De Sceaux today. There was no scenario I could see where he didn’t win easily :D:facepalm:.

    So I’ve done what any sane person would do and piled into Apples Shakira in the first tomorrow :thumbs:
     

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