Cheltenham 2023

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Ruskie

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4,003 posts

202 months

Friday 24th February 2023
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A thread for any thoughts on the festival this year.

I went last year on the Tuesday and Wednesday, and had a great couple of days. Sadly, it’s ruined itself by overcrowding and not having the appropriate facilities for the number of people so I won’t be going back. The package deals were insane as well making it just not worth it.

I will put some picks up nearer the time but, it will be impossible for me to better last year in terms of winnings. Just had a lucky few days that started with Constitution Hill and Energamene.

ArnageWRC

2,099 posts

161 months

Saturday 25th February 2023
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An example or more races just downgrades the Festival. It's not Flat racing, there simply isn't the number of horses for all these races. You don't need 3 Gd1 Nov Hurdle/Chase races.....Wasn't it just 4 in the 2m5f Turners Golden Miller last year? Ridiculous.....
It's the equivalent of adding a 300m race in athletics in the Olympics.....

I'd argue we don't need the Gd1 2m5f Chase, which already exists at Aintree, the Melling Chase - make it a Ltd H'Cap instead.

Ruskie

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202 months

Saturday 25th February 2023
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ArnageWRC said:
An example or more races just downgrades the Festival. It's not Flat racing, there simply isn't the number of horses for all these races. You don't need 3 Gd1 Nov Hurdle/Chase races.....Wasn't it just 4 in the 2m5f Turners Golden Miller last year? Ridiculous.....
It's the equivalent of adding a 300m race in athletics in the Olympics.....

I'd argue we don't need the Gd1 2m5f Chase, which already exists at Aintree, the Melling Chase - make it a Ltd H'Cap instead.
Yeah it’s a bloated card these days. NH in the UK is in real danger the next 10 years IMO.

Ruskie

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4,003 posts

202 months

Monday 13th March 2023
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Anyone having a go tomorrow?

The weather has played havoc with my picks. I was really sweet on Marine Nationale in the opener but I was hoping for good to soft.

48k

13,322 posts

150 months

Tuesday 14th March 2023
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Agree about the weather, it's going to be very soft going I'd have thought.

n3il123

2,628 posts

215 months

Tuesday 14th March 2023
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Just looking through the races today.

Can anybody see past Constitution Hill today in the Champion Hurdle? doesn't see worth putting a bet on at 1/3, i'm tempted to go with State Man or just miss the race out altogether!

ArnageWRC

2,099 posts

161 months

Tuesday 14th March 2023
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I'd give the Champion Hurdle a miss as a betting proposition; just enjoy it as a sporting contest. A shame there's such a dearth of top 2m hurdlers nowadays, but we no longer see decent Flat horses bothering - the AW, or Dubai/MIddle East offer much more money......

Saying that the last 3 Champions are running in the race after, the Mares Hurdle.....

n3il123

2,628 posts

215 months

Tuesday 14th March 2023
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ArnageWRC said:
I'd give the Champion Hurdle a miss as a betting proposition; just enjoy it as a sporting contest. A shame there's such a dearth of top 2m hurdlers nowadays, but we no longer see decent Flat horses bothering - the AW, or Dubai/MIddle East offer much more money......

Saying that the last 3 Champions are running in the race after, the Mares Hurdle.....
That is the conclusion that I had got too!

48k

13,322 posts

150 months

Tuesday 14th March 2023
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Maybe have a flutter on how many lengths he'll win by

Ruskie

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202 months

Tuesday 14th March 2023
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Ruskie said:
Anyone having a go tomorrow?

The weather has played havoc with my picks. I was really sweet on Marine Nationale in the opener but I was hoping for good to soft.
Job done.

Bright Halo

3,065 posts

237 months

Tuesday 14th March 2023
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I live just up the road from Cheltenham race course and I’m not interested one bit.
How many horses will die this year?
Disgraceful!

48k

13,322 posts

150 months

Wednesday 15th March 2023
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48k said:
Maybe have a flutter on how many lengths he'll win by
I bet on 10 lengths.

He won by 9.

irkedhehe

Master Bean

3,732 posts

122 months

Wednesday 15th March 2023
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Bright Halo said:
I live just up the road from Cheltenham race course and I’m not interested one bit.
How many horses will die this year?
Disgraceful!
Cool story bro.

Ruskie

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202 months

Wednesday 15th March 2023
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Bright Halo said:
I live just up the road from Cheltenham race course and I’m not interested one bit.
How many horses will die this year?
Disgraceful!


I can see why you were banned for 30 days recently, mods probably got bored of you posting stuff like this.

pavarotti1980

5,078 posts

86 months

Wednesday 15th March 2023
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Bright Halo said:
I live just up the road from Cheltenham race course and I’m not interested one bit.
How many horses will die this year?
Disgraceful!
Should we ban driving too? Loads more die on the roads every year

Ruskie

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202 months

Wednesday 15th March 2023
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Hermes Allen the Nap for me today.

48k

13,322 posts

150 months

Wednesday 15th March 2023
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Ruskie said:
Hermes Allen the Nap for me today.
Do you think he'll deliver?

Ruskie

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Wednesday 15th March 2023
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48k said:
Ruskie said:
Hermes Allen the Nap for me today.
Do you think he'll deliver?
Signed and sealed hopefully biggrin

48k

13,322 posts

150 months

Wednesday 15th March 2023
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Ruskie said:
48k said:
Ruskie said:
Hermes Allen the Nap for me today.
Do you think he'll deliver?
Signed and sealed hopefully biggrin
Or maybe not.

Willy Mullins is cleaning up.

Ruskie

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4,003 posts

202 months

Wednesday 15th March 2023
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48k said:
Ruskie said:
48k said:
Ruskie said:
Hermes Allen the Nap for me today.
Do you think he'll deliver?
Signed and sealed hopefully biggrin
Or maybe not.

Willy Mullins is cleaning up.
Too bad to be true that but a very good winner.