Archive for March, 2014

Cheltenham – Final Day

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Thank goodness it’s the last day.  I am a Cheltenham traditionalist, so technically this last day should not even exist, the Gold Cup should already have been run, and I should not have to blog having arrived home late on a bumpy taxi ride.  Never again – roll on the month long breaks between posts of the past.  But once you’ve started a Cheltenham selections blog, it’s just not on to stop – even if nobody is reading!

Anyway, I digress.  Cheltenham selections for the final day, as powered by the wonder of Smartform, are:

13:30: Guitar Pete
14:05: Diakali
14:40: Briar Hill
15:20: Bobs Worth
16:00: Harbour Court
16:40: Une Artiste
17:15: Oiseau de Nuit

All we need at this stage is just one decent priced winner to put the system in LSP, and not a bad strike rate to boot, for the whole of the Festival.

Good luck!


Cheltenham Day 3

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

For our 1 reader, you must be getting fed up with this by now 🙂

Though the overall results are still not too shabby, despite only 1 winner today.  Tomorrow, the automated Cheltenham system has thrown up a fair few at decent prices.  Here goes, and fingers crossed:

13:30:  Double Ross
14:05:  Fingal Bay
14:40:  Boston Bob
15:20:  Quevega
16:00:  Sraid Padraig
16:40:  Same Difference

And that’s your lot…


Cheltenham Day 2

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

So today we picked 2 winners, 3 places (inc. 20-1 second) and 2 unplaced.

And coming up the automated picks for tomorrow’s racing (but first a word from our sponsor):

I wrote this program for Cheltenham horses about 4 years ago.  It takes about 2 minutes to run over all the form in Smartform and most years returns a level stakes profit. Over all years, its profitable to LSP. Oh, the wonders of Smartform. Or more accurately knowing a bit about horseracing and having at your disposal a programmable database.

So here goes for tomorrow’s picks (actually takes longer to write the blog post than pick the horses, can you believe it?):

13:30: Royal Boy
14:05: Carlingford Lough
14:40: Dell’ Arca
15:20: Sire De Grugy
16:00: Quantitativeeasing
16:40: Orgilgo Bay
17:15: Modus

Best of luck to you all, and, if you want me to run the program again tomorrow, post a comment or retweet to let us know you’re listening 🙂

And best of luck to you all…

Happy Cheltenham!

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Well, what better way to awake to Spring than the Cheltenham festival?

I’ve followed a Cheltenham system based on data only programmatically accessible through Smartform for the past few years that has always yielded an LSP. It tends to spot a couple of longshots through the meeting, so it’s not to be relied on. But for fun, here goes selections for Tuesday:

13:30 Vautour
14:05 Trifolium
14:40 Ma Filleule
15:20 Hurricane Fly
16:00 Quevega
16:40 Shotgun Paddy
17:15 Art of Logistics

Have fun!