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.
Cheltenham Festival Quiz
Quiz now closed. Thank you. Answers below.
Winners - Rory Delargy, eminent racing journalist, broadcaster and winner of Racing Post Christmas Quiz joins log jam at the top with 19.5 correct answers alongside Howard James and Jonathan Bartley. Fourth with 19 is Jon Bentley. Fifth is Gary Wilson, Golf Prospect Guru with 17.5
Some one said to me that a quiz would be an easy thing to put in. Yes, would have been if I had really checked questions and answers. To save blushes, I am donating £10 to the Samaritans for each of Rory, Howard, Jonathan and Jon. You are all brave and close together. A big thank you to all entries for the effort and level of knowledge shown. (Even Robin, yes, that's Rith Dubh). Gary's just a smidge behind the leaders but since he and I are staying at the Evesham Hotel next week, I will give him the chance to berate me over a pint for not checking things properly. I know he will be gentle.
Rory Delargy wins the prize for best answer. No 21.
Hope to return in 2018