Wealth Warning. Any decisions made (or not) or the basis of any information in this site are the sole responsibility of the reader. There is no obligation on me to follow my own advice (Gary). The Stats Proverb says 'Relevance Is In The Eye Of The Beholder.' I take no responsibility for (but am keen to hear of) any factual errors. Previous years ‘stats on stats’ would suggest we may identify a decent priced winner from manageable groups every three or four races. I tend to improve as a tipster as the week goes on, possibly too concerned on the Tuesday. It is believed that Savello (2014 Grand Annual) took from Golden Chieftain (2013 3m hcap chase) the record for breaking the most stats in a race. Stands now at 8. Cole Harden equalised with 8 in the 2015 World Hurdle. Remember, after you have cursed/laughed at me and given up totally on trends, they will come back to bite. Always happens. Usually on Gold Cup Day
Beware GO SEA - Groundless Optimism Syndrome Encouraged by Alcohol. A Cotswold condition very common at this time of year.
2017 Bookmaker Festival Offers
8th - Betfair Sportsbook offer 11/10 Yorkhill JLT with faller insurance. If he comes down, full refund. Cheeky.
8th - Boylesports return with usual con in a full page RP ad. Free bet if 2nd or 3rd to SP Favourite. The SP Fav bit is not in bold print. Only use them in Altior or Douvan races. Also if your horse falls at first or last jump. They must really think that we all all mugs.
7th - Sean Graham going in the shops 4/1 treble Altior, Douvan and Unowhatimeanharry. Value. also 9/2 Altior, Douvan, Death Duty. Not so value.
7th - Betway giving free bet up to £10 if you lose in first or last race every day. I like that. Need to remember about the last. Free bet to last 7 days
3rd March - Paddy Power continue the 2017 theme of being a little bit meaner by only giving free bet to £20 max if your horse finished second in any of the first five races each day. Obviously their stats tell them that they have caught everyone by that stage, we have all had a few drinks and will throw away the 'another go' on a rag at the end of the day. Free bet to last 7 days.
2nd March - Skybet repeating 2016 offer, first losing bet on first race each day returned as free bet up to £20 max. Less than last year but for small punters like me, its like Tesco. Every little helps.
1st March - Betfair Preview Night live streaming - Now NRNB. Barry Orr went 5s Buveur D'Air, 4s Might Bite, 5/2 Yorkhill, 4s Cue Card max £50 for 15 minutes each NRNB. Not bad, will be keen to see if they become decent value.
28th - Hills, Ladbrokes and Corals still yet to go NRNB any race. It will need to be good, boys.
22nd Paddypower refunding all Thistlecrack Ante Post as Free Bet. No limit. Pretty good, boys. Skybet? Any chance? Not even for me?
21st Feb. Boylesports join nr cash back
16th February Six major firms now NRNB Championship Races Paddypower NRNB all races. Bet365 BOG as well. Phoney war commences for the next fortnight
Feb 8 Paddypower refunding all antepost on Annie Power, Faugheen and Min. They didn't take a lot but fair enough
To look back on previous races go to BET365 Services/live streaming/results and archive. All UK and IRE races. Nice touch.
Free Bets Lifespan. Betfair Sportsbook only 48 hrs. Skybet and Corals to the end of Festival. Ladbrokes and Ppower 7 days. Be careful. Read conditions.
Bookie Policy for small punters wanting those Pricewise prices. The following will revert to the RP advertised prices for a short time at 0830. Boylesports, Corals, HIlls Betway, Betfair Sportsbook, Corals, BET365. At 0900 turn to Ladbrokes, Betfred, Tote. Won't happen if any NRs. SKYBET will only offer the price on the Pricewise Selection. Betbright and PADDYPOWER do not offer this little generosity at all. So mean.
BETFRED, TOTESPORT only online bookies to give triple odds one winner in Lucky 15s. But BOG does not apply. Do not do this bet with PADDYPOWER online. NO bonus given for only one winner. Even meaner.