2018 Cheltenham Festival Directory

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The Racing Horse will be covering EVERY single race at the 2018 Cheltenham Festival from Tuesday 13th March to Friday 16th March. There are four championship contests over the four day and these are the Champion Hurdle, Champion Chase, World Hurdle, and the Gold Cup. It represents the very finest National Hunt Racing anywhere with an atmosphere unrivaled. It not only delivers the finest horses and jockeys but the owners and trainers will battle for the highest racing honours and over £4.5 million of prize money. As always the Festival promises huge thrills and classic sporting moments with over 260,000 people passing through the gates over the four days to witness it. 

Our statistics and trends will enable readers to categorise the contenders from the pretenders thus giving them a chance to enjoy the Festival and most importantly make a PROFIT.

The opening races take place on Champion Day, Wednesday is Ladies Day, Thursday is St Patrick's Day before the meet concludes on Friday, with Gold Cup Day.

  Following on from our success last year we will employ 'THE RACING HORSE RICHTER SCALE' (a friendly numerical percentage for expressing the magnitude of an event/entity repeating itself). The power of these trends MUST NOT be ignored! 


The day before each race commences we will use the data and offer our 1-2-3-4 with an accompanying common sense rationale. In the meantime we will return to the various races and update as and when we receive more information. All trends and statistics are now covered for 27 of the 28 races so join our Pacafi Club for just £9.95 (just 36p per race) and have all the information you need to make a profit! 

Here is the à la carte menu for Tuesday 13th March 2018 (DAY 1)

1.30 Cheltenham: Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

2.10 Cheltenham: Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)

2.50 Cheltenham: Ultima Handicap Chase (Grade 3)

3.30 Cheltenham: Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1)

4.10 Cheltenham: Olbg Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

4.50 Cheltenham: National Hunt Challenge Cup Amateur Riders’ Novices’ Chase (Grade 2)

5.30 Cheltenham: Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase (Listed Race)


Wednesday 14th March 2018 (DAY 2)

1.30 Cheltenham: Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

2.10 Cheltenham: RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)

2.50 Cheltenham: Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

3.30 Cheltenham: Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase (Grade 1)

4.10 Cheltenham: Glenfarclas Chase (A Cross Country Chase) (Class 2)

4.50 Cheltenham: Boodles Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

5.30 Cheltenham: Weatherbys Champion Bumper (A Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race) (Grade 1)


Thursday 15th March 2018 (DAY 3)

1.30 Cheltenham: JLT Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)

2.10 Cheltenham: Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

2.50 Cheltenham: Ryanair Chase (Grade 1)

3.30 Cheltenham: Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

4.10 Cheltenham: Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase (Grade 3)

4.50 Cheltenham: Trull House Stud Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2)

5.30 Cheltenham: Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Amateur Riders’ Handicap Chase (Class 2)


Friday 16th March 2018 (DAY 4)

1.30 Cheltenham: JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1)

2.10 Cheltenham: Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

2.50 Cheltenham: Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

3.30 Cheltenham: Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase (Grade 1)

4.10 Cheltenham: St. James's Place Foxhunter Challenge Cup Open Hunters' Chase (Class 2)

4.50 Cheltenham: Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle (Class 2)

5.30 Cheltenham: Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Challenge Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3)


Proven mathematical laws are the governing force of horse racing betting. Consequently every bet we place is conceived then predicated from statistical analysis protected by a maths-based edge with perceived value attached. Our formula is simple because we are yet to be convinced that a complication of a system is proportional to profit. So what do we mean by a maths-based edge? It means finding something with a solid mathematical core, something historically profitable and something that is unlikely to change or suffer fatigue going forward. Then, if we can filter negative influences from the original proposal and provide a sound rationale for doing so, we can claim that betting edge.

 The absolute key to success in betting is the ability to identify value bet situations where the odds available are greater than the true chance of winning and then to have the discipline to methodically bet only when these situations arise. If this is done the laws of mathematics and probability dictate that in the long term, you will make a profit.

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