The 2013 Cheltenham Festival – How Did The Top-Rated Cherry Picks Fare?

Monday 18th March 2013

There have been 31 top-rated winners over the last 7 days:

12-Mar-13  17:15 Cheltenham - Rajdhani Express (BSP of 18.72)
15-Mar-13  19:00 Wolverhampton - Fosters Road (10.38)
15-Mar-13  21:20 Dundalk - All Ablaze (8.80)
13-Mar-13  14:30 Southwell - Rio Cobolo (7.34)
15-Mar-13  13:55 Lingfield - Devout (5.88)
14-Mar-13  20:45 Wolverhampton - Greenhead High (5.21)
12-Mar-13  19:50 Wolverhampton - Outlaw Torn (4.30)
16-Mar-13  20:20 Wolverhampton - Flow Chart (4.20)
15-Mar-13  17:25 Wolverhampton - Sinchiroka (4.00)
15-Mar-13  15:20 Cheltenham - Bobs Worth (3.76)
16-Mar-13  18:50 Wolverhampton - The Blue Dog (3.72)
13-Mar-13  13:30 Cheltenham - Back In Focus (3.40)
12-Mar-13  15:05 Southwell - Aubrietia (3.40)
15-Mar-13  17:55 Wolverhampton - Flying Tempo (3.21)
12-Mar-13  16:25 Southwell - Shawkantango (2.99)
12-Mar-13  15:20 Cheltenham - Hurricane Fly (2.83)
13-Mar-13  19:50 Kempton - Upavon (2.67)
11-Mar-13  14:40 Plumpton - Upton Mead (2.46)
15-Mar-13  14:40 Cheltenham - At Fishers Cross (2.43)
13-Mar-13  15:45 Southwell - Misleading Promise (2.41)
13-Mar-13  15:05 Southwell - Frontier Fighter (2.38)
16-Mar-13  21:20 Wolverhampton - Blazing Desert (2.34)
16-Mar-13  19:20 Wolverhampton - Hiddon Coin (2.03)
16-Mar-13  17:50 Wolverhampton - Frontier Fighter (1.94)
13-Mar-13  13:55 Southwell - Hannahs Turn (1.81)
16-Mar-13  16:50 Ffos Las - Royal Chatelier (1.80)
16-Mar-13  18:20 Wolverhampton - Classic Colori (1.79)
13-Mar-13  16:25 Southwell - Masterful Act (1.77)
13-Mar-13  16:55 Huntingdon - Chilbury Hill (1.71)
12-Mar-13  14:05 Cheltenham - Simonsig (1.56)
13-Mar-13  15:20 Cheltenham - Sprinter Sacre (1.26)

30 races have been won by second or third top rated horses and 57 top-rated selections have placed including Connectivity in the 15:15 at Uttoxeter on Saturday with Betfair place SP of 7.09Solaras Exhibition in the 17:15 at Lingfield on Saturday with a Betfair place SP of 7.00 and Doctor Hilary in the 19:50 at Wolverhampton on Saturday with a Betfair place SP of 5.54. Were it not for the latter being beaten by a neck, it would have been a clean sweep for the top-rated selections at Wolverhampton on Saturday night – the other 6 all won. To view the overall performance of the top-rated selections, please click here.

Since the beginning of March, backing every top-rated selection to win has returned a profit of 33.28 points, backing them to place has returned a profit of 24.80 points and dutching the top 3 in every race has returned a profit of 32.93 points - a total profit of 91.01 points after commission (based on Betfair SPs).

Bobs Worth landed the Cheltenham Gold Cup

Bobs Worth landed the Cheltenham
Gold Cup (photo: Sporting Life)

At Fishers Cross was victorious in the Albert BartlettAt Fishers Cross was victorious in the
Albert Bartlett (photo: Sporting Life)

Cheltenham Report

Overall there were 7 top-rated winners from 20 rated races at Cheltenham this year – a 35% win rate. Backing every top-rated selection to win would have returned a level stakes profit of 12.61 points after commission (based on Betfair SPs) – a cracking result.

The win rate jumps up to 37% (10 winners out of 27 races), and the returns up to 16.17 points if you include backing the top-rated selections in races featuring unrated horses. Please note: Cherry Picks ratings for EVERY UK & Irish race can be accessed from the daily racecard download on JustStartHere (see the “REALCPRATING” column).

Well done to Charles from London who placed an £8 tricast bet on the top 3 rated Cherry Picks selections in the Gold Cup and won £304. How did you get on at Cheltenham this year?

Top-Rated Winners Galore At Cheltenham Yesterday Including 16/1 Shot Rajdhani Express

Wednesday 13th March 2013

It was a great start to the 2013 Cheltenham Festival for the top-rated selections:

Simonsig justified favouritism in the ArkleSimonsig justified favouritism in
the Arkle (photo: Sporting Life)

Hurricane Fly battled it out for victory in the Champion HurdleHurricane Fly battled to victory in the
Champion Hurdle (photo: Sporting Life)

Rajdhani Express (16/1) won the Rewards4Racing Novices' Handicap ChaseRajdhani Express (16/1) won the Novices’
Handicap Chase (photo: Sporting Life)


The 2 Cheltenham races featuring unrated horses were won by top-rated selections too - Champagne Fever (5/1) won the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and Quevega (8/11f) won the Mares’ Hurdle. Please note: Cherry Picks ratings for EVERY UK & Irish race can accessed from the daily racecard download on JustStartHere (see the “REALCPRATING” column).

5 winners out of 6 so far then – not a bad start! Let’s hope for another good day today…

Cherry Picks Horse Racing Ratings – 15 Top-Rated Winners Over The Last 2 Days

Friday 1st February 2013

There have been 15 top-rated winners over the last 2 days:

Chelsea Grey in the 18:50 at Kempton on Wednesday (BSP of 15.68)
Canary Wharf in the 17:20 at Kempton on Wednesday (BSP of 5.04)
Gorgehous Lliege in the 15:50 at Towcester yesterday (BSP of 4.55)
Drussell in the 15:40 at Ludlow on Wednesday (BSP of 4.10)
Jack My Boy in the 16:30 at Lingfield yesterday (BSP of 3.30)
Young Jackie in the 18:20 at Wolverhampton yesterday (BSP of 2.92)
Arthur’s Pass in the 16:30 at Leicester on Wednesday (BSP of 2.77)
Valdaw in the 15:00 at Lingfield yesterday (BSP of 2.37)
Mick Dundee in the 14:00 at Lingfield yesterday (BSP of 2.10)
Buddy Bolero in the 15:30 at Leicester on Wednesday (BSP of 2.06)
Prophets Pride in the 19:50 at Kempton on Wednesday (BSP of 1.94)
Taxiformissbyron in the 19:50 at Wolverhampton yesterday (BSP of 1.86)
Thunderstorm in the 14:20 at Towcester yesterday (BSP of 1.77)
Whispering Warrior in the 16:00 at Lingfield yesterday (BSP of 1.49)

21 top-rated selections have placed and 7 races have been won by second or third top-rated selections including Royal Bajan who won the 18:50 at Wolverhampton yesterday with a Betfair SP of 30.21Sir Dylan who won the 17:50 at Wolverhampton yesterday with a Betfair SP of 16.55 and Master Overseer who the 15:10 at Wincanton yesterday with a Betfair SP of 15.51.

*With regards to the investigation into top-rated picks with double figure odds, we’re gradually working our way through the 10,000+ selections – hopefully we’ll have some comprehensive findings soon.

Horse Racing Market Movers

The 60 minute steamer system discussed on Wednesday made a profit of 5.06 points after commission on Wednesday and a loss of 4.33 points after commission yesterday (returns based on Betfair place starting prices). We’ll continue to keep an eye on how the approach fares over the next few days.

A couple of stand out steamers did well at Ludlow on Wednesday. Midnight Belle was the only blue steamer on JustStartHere in the 14:40 before going on to win the race with a Betfair SP of 11.26 and Big News recorded the biggest positive Mov1 and 321 values in the 14:10 before going on to place with a Betfair place SP of 11.35:

Stand Out Horse Racing Steamers
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Another Stand Out Winning Horse Racing Steamer

Monday 28th January 2013

There have been 5 top-rated winners over the last 3 days:

Delightful Sleep in the 19:30 at Wolverhampton on Friday (BSP of 7.65)
Tarooq in the 14:15 at Wolverhampton on Saturday (BSP of 5.99)
Polar Venture in the 15:05 at Lingfield on Friday (BSP of 3.45)
Sprinter Sacre in the 13:50 at Cheltenham on Saturday (BSP of 1.22)
Hurricane Fly in the 13:55 at Leopardstown yesterday (BSP of 1.17)

Sprinter Sacre was awesome again in the Victor Chandler Chase at Cheltenham on Saturday Hurricane Fly was completely dominant at the business end of the Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown yesterday

Sprinter Sacre was awesome again in the Victor Chandler Chase at Cheltenham on Saturday (photo: Sporting Life)

Hurricane Fly was completely dominant at the business end of the Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown yesterday (photo: Sporting Life)

17 top-rated selections have placed including Russian Bullet who came second in the 13:30 at Lingfield on Friday (Betfair SP of 25.35, place SP of 5.43). 13 races have been won by second or third top-rated selections including Vino Griego who won the 12:40 at Cheltenham on Saturday with a Betfair SP of 30.51Abbey Lane who won the 15:20 at Leopardstown on Saturday with a Betfair SP of 29 and Speed Steed who won the 14:50 at Wolverhampton on Saturday with a Betfair SP of 22.67 (betting system idea: concentrating on top-3 rated horses with big prices). To view the overall performance of the top-rated selections, please click here.

Stand Out, Big Priced Steamer

Toymaker was the stand out steamer in the 17:00 at Wolverhampton on Friday and went on to win the race with a Betfair starting price of 23.60. It recorded green Mov1, Mean & 321 values on JustStartHere after coming in from an 11am price of 44 to a price of 24 at 1 minute before the off:

Stand Out Steamer
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Betfair Multiples allows you to place bets as small as £1 each way right up until the start of the race, providing plenty of time to act on the the JustStartHere information that comes in a 1 minute before post time:
Betfair Multiples
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A Look At Top-Rated Winners With Big Betfair Starting Prices

Friday 25th January 2013

There have been 9 top-rated winners over the last 2 days:

Wom in the 16:15 at Lingfield yesterday (Betfair SP of 23.34)
South Cape in the 16:35 at Kempton yesterday (BSP of 11.15)
Lookounow in the 15:55 at Gowran Park yesterday (BSP of 10.07)
Storm Runner in the 15:00 at Lingfield on Wednesday (BSP of 3.93)
Consigliere in the 15:10 at Ayr on Wednesday (BSP of 3.63)
Taxiformissbyron in the 18:30 at Kempton on Wednesday (BSP 3.40)
Black Dave in the 14:15 at Lingfield yesterday (BSP of 2.87)
English Summer in the 18:35 at Kempton yesterday (BSP of 2.67)
Foxtrot Jubilee in the 19:00 at Kempton on Wednesday (BSP of 1.24)

18 top-rated selections have placed and 7 races have been won by second or third top-rated selections. To view the overall performance of the top-rated selections, please click here.

There were 3 top-rated winners with double figure Betfair starting prices yesterday. This takes the total number of Cherry Picks top-rated winners with BSPs of 10 or more to 162 since April 2011:

Month – No. Winners With Double Figure BPSs

Apr-2011 – 8
May-2011 – 9
Jun-2011 – 12
Jul-2011 – 5
Aug-2011 – 11
Sep-2011 – 10
Oct-2011 – 12
Nov-2011 – 3
Dec-2011 – 7
Jan-2012 – 3
Feb-2012 – 3
Mar-2012 – 2
Apr-2012 – 12
May-2012 – 6
Jun-2012 – 9
Jul-2012 – 5
Aug-2012 – 9
Sep-2012 – 11
Oct-2012 – 6
Nov-2012 – 7
Dec-2012 – 7
Jan-2013 – 5

Total: 162

Next week we’ll investigate the profitability of concentrating on top-rated selections with double figure Betfair starting prices.

Watch Out For Unusual Betting Activity At Kempton Today

There is a whole card of NH Flat Races at Kempton today and these types of races often throw up some surprising results. Use JustStartHere to keep an eye out for any unusual betting activity.

E-Book System Results – Last 2 Days

Cherry Lays (Recovery) +10.20 points

(+49.80 points amassed in 2013)

Cherry Pips:  -72.00 points

(-154.40 points amassed in 2013)

Full Results (Please note: these 2 systems are not connected to the Cherry Picks ratings)

Look Out For Late Horse Racing Steamers With Big Odds

Friday 18th January 2013

There have been 6 top-rated winners over the last 2 days:

Chartreux in the 14:50 at Wincanton yesterday (Betfair SP of 3.15)
Great Ormond in the 18:00 at Wolverhampton yesterday (BSP of 3.02)
Paphos in the 13:30 at Lingfield on Wednesday (BSP of 1.87)
Gabrial The Boss in the 14:35 at Lingfield on Wednesday (BSP of 1.71)
Brick Red in the 15:20 at Wincanton yesterday (BSP of 1.55)
Stand Guard in the 17:00 at Wolverhampton yesterday (BSP of 1.22)

11 top-rated selections have placed and 11 races have been won by second or third top-rated selections including Commercial who won the 16:15 at Kempton on Wednesday with a Betfair SP of 17.16. Dutching the top 3 in every rated race over the last 2 days would have returned a profit of 11.10 points after commission (based on Betfair SPs).

E-Book System Results – Last 2 Days

Cherry Lays (Recovery) +9.00 points

(+43.80 points amassed in 2013)

Cherry Pips:  +14.10 points

(-82.40 points amassed in 2013)

Full Results (Please note: these 2 systems are not connected to the Cherry Picks ratings)

More Big Late Steamers With Big Prices Yesterday

The price of Un Ace more than halved between 3 minutes and 1 minute before the start of the 13:00 at Lingfield. This was signalled by a huge positive 321 value of +5.45 being recorded on JustStartHere (highlighted in red on the screenshot below). Money certainly talked in this instance as the horse went on to win the race with a Betfair starting price of 41.98 (place SP of 10):

Big Late Steamer

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There was another big late steamer with big odds later on as the price for Dangan Daylight came in from 42 to 30 during the last 3 minutes before the start of the 14:40 at Thurles (high positive JustStartHere 321 value highlighted in red on the screenshot below). The horse went on to be beaten by half a length (Betfair place SP of 4.29):

Big Late Steamer

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For those who have a system based around the top 2 321 steamers in every race, there was a huge winner in the 15:30 at Lingfield. Border Station was the second biggest late steamer in the race on JustStartHere and went on to win the race with an enormous Betfair SP of 320 (place SP of 29). The 321 value is highlighted in red on the screenshot below:

Big Late Steamer

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Watch Out For Outsiders That Have Attracted Late Money

Wednesday 16th January 2013

There have been 7 top-rated winners over the last 2 days:

Idol Deputy in the 17:30 at Wolverhampton yesterday (BSP of 4.50)
Hazard Warning in the 14:20 at Wolverhampton on Monday (4.17)
Shaking Hands in the 13:40 at Ffos Las on yesterday (BSP of 4.02)
Killimore Cottage in the 15:05 at Lingfield yesterday (BSP of 3.27)
Pairumani Prince in the 15:30 at Lingfield on Monday (BSP of 2.78)
Double Dash in the 15:35 at Lingfield yesterday (BSP of 2.60)
Sweet Liberta in the 14:00 at Lingfield on Monday (BSP of 2.13)

13 top-rated selections have placed & 8 races have been won by second or third top-rated selections.

E-Book System Results – Last 2 Days

Cherry Lays (Recovery) -3.00 points

(+34.80 points amassed in 2013)

Cherry Pips:  -28.80 points

(-95.50 points amassed in 2013)

Full Results (Please note: these 2 systems are not connected to the Cherry Picks ratings)

More Unusual Betting Patterns To Look Out For

Another horse caught my eye on JustStartHere yesterday – one that may surprise you. Miserere Mei recorded a normally off-putting high negative 321 value of -3.33 but that was AFTER the price had steamed in from 25 to 15 between 15 minutes and 3 minutes before post time (the notable price movements are highlighted in red on the screenshot below):

Unusual Betting Patterns
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The horse drifted massively during the last 3 minutes before the off but this has to be weighed up against the fact that it was gambled on very heavily during the previous 12 minutes or so. Either way, you should always take note when a a big outsider attracts such a flurry of betting activity.

As it turned out, Miserere Mei (Betfair SP of 21.37) came third in a race where the top 3 were separated by 2 necks. It was a close run thing but the Betfair SP place odds were still a generous 5.17. When it comes to backing outsiders in these scenarios, I would always recommend a conservative approach – i.e. backing them each way or to place.

Watch out for unusual betting patterns today on JustStartHere

How Do We Personally Use The Price Movement Data Provided By JustStartHere?

I had a bit of time to kill on my lunchbreak today so I logged into my JustStartHere account and had a quick look at the steamers and drifters in the upcoming race (the 13:30 at Lingfield). I noticed that 2 outsiders (Polarity & Big Kahuna) had attracted a bit of money during the last 3 minutes before post time. In fact, they recorded the 2 highest positive 321 values in the race on  JustStartHere (highlighted in red on the screenshot below):

Horse Racing SteamersClick on image above to enlarge

Seeing that the race had 8 runners (meaning 3 place positions), and that the odds were good, I decided to put £2 on each of them to place:

Betfair ScreenClick on image above to enlarge

Polarity duly came third with an enormous Betfair place SP of 65.26 and netted me a profit of £120.19 after commission:

Betfair WinningsClick on image above to enlarge

We receive a lot of emails asking how we personally use the JustStartHere information and this demonstrates our approach perfectly. It is important to be selective and look for value. In this race the 3 favourites were odds-on to place yet the 2 biggest positive 321 ratings on JSH were recorded by 2 outsiders. All it takes is for one of the top 3 in the betting to run a bad race and for one of the 2 outsiders that have been backed during the last 3 minutes before post time to show why they have attracted late money. As it turned out, this is exactly what transpired and a £4 outlay returned a profit of £120.

You don’t have to try and force an angle in every single race – just pick the ones where you think there’s value to be had. Nor do you have to sit and follow a system all day, every day to make use of the data. At just £6 per month the service still provides value for money if you only use it in the evenings, at weekends or whenever you get the chance to follow the racing. Indeed, the profit I made in this race covers a 20 month subscription to the service.

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3 Top-Rated Winners At Sandown On Tingle Creek Day

Monday 10th December 2012

There have been 11 top-rated winners over the last 3 days:

Petit Robin in the 14:30 at Sandown on Saturday (Betfair SP of 17.26)
Home Run in the 12:30 at Exeter on Friday (BSP of 9.05)
Paddy’s Saltantes in the 11:35 at Lingfield on Saturday (BSP of 7.34)
Kung Hei Fat Choy in the 12:40 at Lingfield on Saturday (BSP of 6.80)
Thecornishcowboy in the 15:40 at Lingfield on Friday (BSP of 4.70)
Bear’s Affair in the 14:45 at Aintree on Saturday (BSP of 4.53)
The Big Freeze in the 15:15 at Exeter on Friday (BSP of 4.47)
Tanerko Emery in the 15:30 at Sandown on Friday (BSP of 3.40)
Lively Baron in the 15:40 at Sandown on Saturday (BSP of 2.93)
Super Say in the 13:20 at Lingfield on Friday (BSP of 1.69)
Sprinter Sacre in the 15:05 at Sandown on Saturday (BSP of 1.40)

Sprinter Sacre put in an awesome performance in the Tingle Creek Chase

Sprinter Sacre put in an awesome performance in
the Tingle Creek Chase (photo: Sporting Life)

Lively Baron won the finale on Tingle Creek Day

Lively Baron won the finale on Tingle
Creek Day (photo: Sporting Life)

Petit Robin gamely returned to winning ways on Tingle Creek Day

Petit Robin gamely returned to winning
ways (photo: Sporting Life) 

27 top-rated selections have placed and 10 races have been won by second or third top-rated selections including Golden Shoe who won the 19:00 at Dundalk on Friday with a huge Betfair SP of 52.54 and Douglas Julian who won the 13:55 at Kelso yesterday with a Betfair SP of 28.79. To view the overall performance of our top-rated selections, please click here.

E-Book System Results – Last 3 Days

Cherry Lays (Recovery) +16.60 points

(364.98 points amassed in 2012)

Cherry Pips:  -24.00 points

(602.00 points amassed in 2012)

Full Results (Please note: these 2 systems are not connected to the Cherry Picks ratings)

Quick Guide To Our Horse Racing Price Movement Data Service Now Available To Download

Friday 7th December 2012

There have been 7 top-rated winners over the last 2 days:

Alazan in the 14:30 at Lingfield on Wednesday (Betfair SP of 22.30)
Nodform Richard in the 14:50 at Catterick on Wednesday (6.92)
Grandioso in the 13:10 at Wincanton yesterday (BSP of 4.98)
Commanche in the 17:50 at Kempton on Wednesday (BSP of 4.35)
Drawnfromthepast in the 12:30 at Lingfield on Wednesday (3.43)
Drumshambo in the 14:10 at Hereford on Wednesday (BSP of 2.58)
Yarroom in the 12:00 at Lingfield on Wednesday (BSP of 2.10)

Grandioso, ridden by Daryl Jacobs, lands after taking the last fence on the way to victory ahead of Coole River in the Weatherbys Beginners’ Chase at Wincanton yesterdayGrandioso, ridden by Daryl Jacobs, lands after taking the last fence on
the way to victory ahead of Coole River in the Weatherbys Beginners’
Chase at Wincanton yesterday (photo: This Is Somerset)

18 top-rated selections have placed and 11 races have been won by second or third top-rated selections including Rodrigo De Freitas who won the 18:20 at Kempton on Wednesday with a Betfair SP of 17.75. To view the overall performance of our top-rated selections, please click here.

E-Book System Results – Last 2 Days

Cherry Lays (Recovery) +0.40 points

(348.38 points amassed in 2012)

Cherry Pips:  +13.50 points

(626.00 points amassed in 2012)

Full Results (Please note: these 2 systems are not connected to the Cherry Picks ratings)

JustStartHere Price Movement Data Guide

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A Slight Tweak To A Betting System Can Make A Big Difference…

Friday 23rd November 2012

There have been 6 top-rated winners over the last 2 days:

Ancient Greece in the 16:30 at Kempton on Wednesday (BSP of 21.52)
Percythepinto in the 13:30 at Lingfield on Wednesday (BSP of 5.28)
Rupert Bear in the 15:40 at Hexham on Wednesday (BSP of 4.20)
Shakhees Rose in the 16:40 at Kempton yesterday (BSP of 3.97)
Samson Collonges in the 15:10 at Hexham on Wednesday (2.85)
Mutual Regard in the 19:30 at Kempton on Wednesday (BSP of 1.89)

14 top-rated selections have placed and 7 races have been won by second or third top-rated horses.

E-Book System Results – Last 2 Days

Cherry Lays (Recovery) +3.00 points

(323.98 points amassed in 2012)

Cherry Pips:  +10.10 points

(596.70 points amassed in 2012)

Full Results (Please note: these 2 systems are not connected to our ratings)

Market Movers System

The selection process for the dutching system mentioned recently identified a couple of big priced winners on Wednesday. Miss Aix recorded the second highest 321 value on JustStartHere in the 19:00 at Kempton and went on to win the race with a Betfair SP of 43.58 & Gymdoli won the 13:40 at Hexham with an enormous Betfair SP of 212.06 after recording the second highest 321 value in the race:

Big Priced Winning SteamerClick image to enlarge

The dutching system made a small profit of 2.39 points over the last 2 days, but backing all of the qualifying selections individually with 1 point would have returned a huge profit of 171.27 points after commission (based on Betfair SPs). The approach also made a profit on Monday and Tuesday (+15.85 points).

It’s a riskier strategy as the outlay is greatly increased, but it provides a great opportunity to catch a few big priced winners and make some decent profits. Staking just 0.25 points on each qualifying selection over the last 4 days would still have returned an impressive haul of 46.78 points. Something to consider!

Free Horse Racing Tips For Today’s Meetings At Southwell & Carlisle

Monday 12th November 2012

There have been 7 top-rated winners over the last 3 days:

Chookie Royale in the 12:20 at Doncaster on Saturday (BSP of 7.66)
Muharrib in the 13:25 at Doncaster on Saturday (BSP of 7.20)
Alpine Breeze in the 14:15 at Market Rasen yesterday (DH) (4.60)
Zarkandar in the 14:50 at Wincanton on Saturday (BSP of 4.40)
Inffiraaj in the 18:50 at Wolverhampton on Friday (BSP of 4.40)
Time For Spring in the 15:35 at Sandown on Saturday (BSP of 4.10)
Kie in the 13:20 at Musselburgh on Friday (BSP of 2.26)

Chookie Royale wins under Jason Hart on November Handicap Day at Doncaster

Chookie Royale wins under Jason Hart on November
Handicap Day at Doncaster (photo: Sporting Life)

Muharrib wins the nursery under Mickael Barzalona on November Handicap Day at Doncaster Zarkandar defied top-weight to make a successful return to action in the totepool.com Elite Hurdle at Wincanton

Muharrib wins the nursery under Mickael
Barzalona on November Handicap Day
at Doncaster (photo: Sporting Life)

Zarkandar defied top-weight to make a
successful return to action in the Elite Hurdle
at Wincanton (photo: Sporting Life)

20 top-rated selections have placed & 12 races have been won by second or third top-rated horses including Le Beau Bai in the 15:05 at Ffos Las yesterday with a huge Betfair SP of 35.93Rydalis in the 13:40 at Fontwell on Friday with a Betfair SP of 14.00 Idarah in the 14:40 at Kelso on Saturday with a Betfair SP of 13.10.

E-Book System Results – Last 3 Days

Cherry Lays (Recovery) -35.32 points

(302.98 points amassed in 2012)

Cherry Pips:  -26.10 points

(548.60 points amassed in 2012)

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The 2011/12 Jumps Season – How Did Our Top-Rated Selections Fare In The Big Races?

Friday 9th November 2012

There have been 9 top-rated winners over the last 2 days:

Morestead in the 13:20 at Warwick on Wednesday (BSP of 17.73)
Benmadigan in the 16:00 at Musselburgh yesterday (BSP of 6.80)
Or De Grugy in the 15:30 at Musselburgh yesterday (BSP of 5.78)
Dunkelly Castle in the 15:30 at Warwick on Wednesday (BSP of 5.10)
Desperate Dex in the 15:40 at Chepstow on Wednesday (BSP of 4.43)
Nameitwhatyoulike in the 15:15 at Nottingham on Wednesday (4.11)
Layali Dubai in the 19:20 at Wolverhampton yesterday (BSP of 3.70)
Highland Lodge in the 12:50 at Towcester yesterday (BSP of 2.52)
Roi Du Mee in the 13:25 at Thurles yesterday (BSP of 1.93)

Roi Du Mee made it back-to-back wins over fences when landing an incident-packed race at Thurles that ended with just three finishers.

Roi Du Mee made it back-to-back wins over fences after landing an
incident-packed race at Thurles yesterday (photo: Racing Post)

18 top-rated selections have placed & 13 races have been won by second or third top-rated horses including Validus in the 19:25 at Kempton on Wednesday with a Betfair SP of 22 Night And Dance in the 16:55 at Kempton on Wednesday with a Betfair SP of 14. Dutching the top 3 in every race over the last 2 days would have returned a profit of 14.20 points after Betfair commission (based on Betfair SPs).

E-Book System Results – Last 2 Days

Cherry Lays (Recovery) -41.60 points

(338.30 points amassed in 2012)

Cherry Pips:  +15.70 points

(574.70 points amassed in 2012)

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The 2011/12 Jumps Season – How The Top-Rated Cherry Picks Selections Fared In The Big Races

After reading Timeform’s preview of the 2012/13 Jumps Season, we decided to investigate how the top-rated Cherry Picks selections fared in 19 of the biggest races of the 2011/12 Jumps Season (as identified by Timeform). You can read the report here. How will our top-rated selections fare in the key races of the 2012/13 Jumps Season…?

Big Priced Top-Rated Selection Wins With A Huge Betfair Starting Price Of 42!

Monday 5th November 2012

There have been 26 top-rated winners over the last 7 days:

Date Race Top-Rated Horse Betfair SP
31-Oct-12 20:05 Kempton Diplomatic 42.00
31-Oct-12 13:00 Lingfield Demoiselle Bond 11.00
03-Nov-12 14:10 Ayr Daasij 10.62
04-Nov-12 14:15 Cork Raz De Maree 8.38
30-Oct-12 14:40 Yarmouth Ever Fortune 7.76
02-Nov-12 17:45 Wolverhampton Harrogate Fair 7.27
01-Nov-12 16:20 Lingfield North Central 7.20
31-Oct-12 18:05 Kempton Ouzinkie 6.80
31-Oct-12 15:10 Lingfield Bladewood Girl 6.43
03-Nov-12 14:50 Wetherby Tidal Bay 6.00
03-Nov-12 14:25 Down Royal Kauto Stone 5.74
04-Nov-12 14:40 Carlisle Bold Sir Brian 5.17
30-Oct-12 13:50 Catterick Conry 5.00
01-Nov-12 14:50 Lingfield Sentaril 4.42
01-Nov-12 20:10 Kempton Circuitous 4.33
31-Oct-12 17:35 Kempton Albasharah 4.10
02-Nov-12 14:00 Wetherby Bless The Wings 4.10
01-Nov-12 14:55 Clonmel Deal Done 3.85
02-Nov-12 14:45 Newmarket Boonga Roogeta 3.45
01-Nov-12 15:50 Lingfield Layali Dubai 2.90
30-Oct-12 19:10 Wolverhampton Blazing Knight 2.85
03-Nov-12 13:25 Ascot Hadrians Approach 2.82
03-Nov-12 14:15 Wetherby Une Artiste 2.72
29-Oct-12 16:20 Leicester Glossy Posse 2.62
02-Nov-12 15:20 Newmarket Ninjago 2.16
02-Nov-12 14:05 Down Royal Monksland 1.91
Kauto Stone wins the biggest race of the season at Down Royal
Kauto Stone wins the big race at Down Royal (photo: Sporting Life)
On a good day for Nicky Henderson around the country, Une Artistse wins the mares' hurdle Ruby Walsh is at his brilliant best as Tidal Bay wins the John Smith's Hurlde at Wetherby
Une Artistse wins the mares’ hurdle at Wetherby (photo: Sporting Life) Tidal Bay wins the John Smith’s Hurlde (photo: Sporting Life)

59 top-rated selections have placed including Equitissa in the 12:50 at Leicester last Monday with a Betfair place SP of 7.40 and Lidar in the 15:45 at Ascot on Saturday with a Betfair place SP of 5.5336 races have been won by second or third top-rated horses.

E-Book System Results – Last 7 Days

Cherry Lays (Recovery) -5.20 points

(371.90 points amassed in 2012)

Cherry Pips:  +37.20 points

(539.20 points amassed in 2012)

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Free Horse Racing Tips For Leicester, Redcar, Naas, Bangor & Galway

Monday 29th October 2012

There have been 6 top-rated winners over the last 3 days:

Cut Me Lose in the 19:30 at Dundalk on Friday (BSP of 10.50)
Whimsical in the 16:20 at Newbury on Saturday (BSP of 7.80)
Serene Oasis in the 17:20 at Doncaster on Saturday (BSP of 6.97)
Jack Dexter in the 14:30 at Doncaster on Saturday (BSP of 5.44)
Lastoftheleaders in the 14:40 at Galway yesterday (BSP of 4.44)
Local Present in the 16:50 at Fakenham on Friday (BSP of 4.12)

20 top-rated selections have placed and 23 races have been won by second or third top-rated horses including Effie B who won the 15:25 at Newbury on Friday with a Betfair SP of 23.00Starstruck who won the 21:25 at Dundalk on Friday with a Betfair SP of 21.99 & A Little Bit Dusty who won the 19:15 at Wolverhampton on Saturday with a Betfair SP of 18.00 (betting system idea reminder – looking out for highly rated selections with big prices).

E-Book System Results – Last 4 Days

Cherry Lays (Recovery) +6.60 points

(377.10 points amassed in 2012)

Cherry Pips:  -8.10 points

(502.00 points amassed in 2012)

Full Results (Please note: these 2 systems are not connected to our ratings)

Top-Rated Cherry Picks Racecourse Analysis Report Update

Friday 26th October 2012

There have been 8 top-rated winners over the last 2 days:

Layali Dubai in the 19:10 at Wolverhampton yesterday (BSP of 6.63)
Shrewd in the 17:20 at Newmarket on Wednesday (BSP of 4.36)
Venetian Lad in the 15:25 at Fontwell on Wednesday (BSP of 4.08)
On The Bridge in the 15:15 at Ludlow yesterday (BSP of 3.60)
Ahyaknowyerself in the 16:30 at Carlisle yesterday (BSP of 3.07)
Havin A Good Time in the 15:35 at Southwell yesterday (BSP of 2.78)
No No Bingo in the 16:30 at Fontwell on Wednesday (BSP of 2.00)
Award Winner in the 14:50 at Fontwell on Wednesday (BSP of 1.64)

22 top-rated selections have placed and 13 races have been won by second or third top-rated horses including Storm Lightning who won the 13:35 at Navan on Wednesday with a huge Betfair SP of 38.00 & Lake Louise who won the 14:35 at Navan on Wednesday with a Betfair SP of 14.60. Dutching the top 3 in every race over the last 2 days would have returned a profit of 3.63 points after Betfair commission (based on Betfair SPs).

Top-Rated Cherry Picks Racecourse Analysis Report Update

Backing the top-rated Cherry Picks selections to win at the the 40 best-performing racecourses between April 2011 and October 2012 has returned a profit of 834.95 points after Betfair commission. The Cherry Picks Racecourse Analysis Report (April 2011 – October 2012) is available to all JustStartHere subscribers – just drop us an email and we’ll send you the updated version.

The report comes in the form of an Excel spreadsheet and reveals how the top-rated Cherry Picks selections have fared at every UK & Irish racecourse between the 8th of April 2011 and the 23rd of October 2012 (number of races, number of winners, number placed, Betfair win & place returns minus 5% commission, win & place ROI etc.). Below we’ve printed the figures for the 5 best & the 5 worst performers over the last 2 months:

Course No. Races No. Winners % Winners Win Returns Win ROI No. Placed % Placed Place Returns Place ROI
Galway (Flat) 2 1 50% +25.14 1257% 1 50% +4.32 216%
Salisbury 12 5 42% +24.49 204% 8 67% +2.92 24%
Galway (NH) 2 2 100% +16.91 846% 2 100% +5.32 266%
Listowel (NH) 7 3 43% +16.25 232% 3 43% +0.01 0%
Redcar 10 3 30% +16.00 160% 5 50% +1.84 18%
Yarmouth 24 3 13% -11.71 -49% 8 33% -9.63 -40%
Leicester (Flat) 20 1 5% -15.30 -76% 8 40% -3.09 -15%
Newcastle (Flat) 16 0 0% -16.00 -100% 4 25% -8.12 -51%
Pontefract 17 0 0% -17.00 -100% 7 41% -1.65 -10%
Kempton 78 11 14% -31.14 -40% 34 44% -3.55 -5%

E-Book System Results (Tuesday & Wednesday) 

Cherry Lays (Recovery) +6.00 points

(370.50 points amassed in 2012)

Cherry Pips:  +7.80 points

(510.10 points amassed in 2012)

Full Results (Please note: these 2 systems are not connected to our ratings)

More Good Dutching Returns & A Short Video About Betfair Multiples

Wednesday 24th October 2012

There have been 3 top-rated winners over the last 2 days:

Authoritarian in the 17:00 at Windsor on Monday (Betfair SP of 6.52)
Away We Go in the 16:05 at Fairyhouse yesterday (Betfair SP of 3.50)
Pete The Feat in the 15:40 at Plumpton on Monday (Betfair SP of 1.93)

8 top-rated selections have placed and 11 races have been won by second or third top-rated horses including Zefooha who won the 16:20 at Pontefract on Monday with a huge Betfair SP of 33.73Grange who won the 15:05 at Tipperary on Monday with a Betfair SP of 19.50Keep Calm who won the 14:50 at Yarmouth yesterday with a Betfair SP of 15.08Captain Cardigan who won the 16:30 at Windsor on Monday with a Betfair SP of 13.43 & Charlie Em who won the 14:20 at Pontefract on Monday with a Betfair SP of 12.35.

Dutching the top 3 in every race over the last 2 days would have returned a profit of 6.05 points after Betfair commission (based on Betfair SPs). Below is a short video detailing how to place dutch bets using Betfair Multiples. If you would like us to create a video tutorial on any aspect of the Cherry Bets or JustStartHere services, please just let us know via email (info@cherrybets.com).

E-Book System Results – Monday 22/10/2012

Cherry Lays (Recovery) +3.00 points

(364.50 points amassed in 2012)

Cherry Pips:  -36.00 points

(502.30 points amassed in 2012)

Full Results (Please note: these 2 systems are not connected to our ratings)

Free Horse Racing Ratings For Today’s Racing At Pontefract, Windsor, Plumpton & Tipperary

Monday 22nd October 2012

There have been 9 top-rated winners over the last 3 days:

Hunters Belt in the 15:50 at Kelso on Saturday (Betfair SP of 5.87)
Dark Lover in the 17:40 at Cheltenham on Friday (5.70)
Spirituality in the 19:30 at Dundalk on Friday (5.30)
Mutual Regard in the 19:20 at Wolverhampton on Saturday (4.40)
Pires in the 15:45 at Cork yesterday (3.70)
Srucahan in the 14:10 at Cork on Saturday (3.60)
Neige Dantan in the 19:50 at Wolverhampton on Friday (2.32)
Excelebration in the 15:30 at Ascot on Saturday (2.06)
Dodging Bullets in the 15:05 at Cheltenham on Saturday (2.02)

Excelebration routs his field in the Queen Elizabeth II StakesTop-rated Excelebration routed his field in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes
on British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday (photo: Sporting Life)

18 top-rated selections have placed and 20 races have been won by second or third top-rated horses including Mont Blanc who won the 16:50 at Cork on Saturday with a huge Betfair SP of 41.70Tapis Libre who won the 18:50 at Wolverhampton on Saturday with a Betfair SP of 16.00Polar Chief who won the 16:10 at Haydock on Friday with a Betfair SP of 14.25 & Balthazar King who won the 15:40 at Cheltenham on Saturday with a Betfair SP of 13.10. Dutching the top 3 in every race over the last 3 days would have returned a profit of 8.83 points after Betfair commission (based on Betfair SPs).

E-Book System Results – Last 3 Days

Cherry Lays (Recovery) -28.00 points

(361.50 points amassed in 2012)

Cherry Pips:  +38.90 points

(538.30 points amassed in 2012)

Full Results (Please note: these 2 systems are not connected to our ratings)

Will Frankel Make It 14 Out Of 14 Tomorrow at Ascot?

Friday 19th October 2012

There have been 7 top-rated winners over the last 2 days:

Ryedale Dancer in the 17:35 at Wolverhampton yesterday (BSP 14.60)
Modern Lady in the 17:40 at Kempton on Wednesday (BSP 8.49)
Aubrieta in the 16:50 at Nottingham on Wednesday (BSP 6.60)
Ivestar in the 18:10 at Kempton on Wednesday (BSP 5.70)
Sunley Pride in the 17:00 at Wolverhampton yesterday (BSP 4.67)
Chasers Chance in the 15:50 at Wincanton yesterday (BSP 4.40)
First Mohican in the 15:15 at Nottingham on Wednesday (BSP 2.96)

20 top-rated selections have placed and 5 races have been won by second or third top-rated horses.

E-Book System Results – Last 2 Days

Cherry Lays (Recovery) +13.80 points

(389.50 points amassed in 2012)

Cherry Pips:  +18.00 points

(499.40 points amassed in 2012)

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Will The World’s Top-Rated Horse End His Career Unbeaten?

We’ll find out tomorrow when Frankel runs his 14th and final race - the £1.3m Champion Stakes at Ascot, Europe’s most valuable mile-and-a-quarter race and the highlight of British Champions Day (the richest day in British racing). You can access the Cherry Picks ratings for all the weekend racing by signing up to JustStartHere:

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More Highly Rated Big Priced Winners & Some Good Dutching Returns Over The Last 2 Days

Friday 12th October 2012

There have been 6 top-rated winners over the last 2 days:

Jawhary in the 15:20 at Towcester on Wednesday (BSP of 9.60)
Amaze in the 16:40 at Ayr yesterday (BSP of 6.60)
It’s A Mans World in the 17:40 at Ayr yesterday (BSP of 6.40)
Bennys Mist in the 15:50 at Exeter yesterday (BSP of 3.29)
Pericoloso in the 16:20 at Exeter yesterday (BSP of 3.10)
Delores Rocket in the 14:40 at Ayr yesterday (BSP of 2.83)

14 top-rated selections have placed and 12 races have been won by second or third top-rated horses including Beside The Fire who won the 16:40 at Ludlow on Wednesday with a Betfair SP of 31.26 and Bond Fastrac who won the 15:40 at Ayr yesterday with a Betfair SP of 29. To view a report on backing big priced top 3 rated Cherry Picks selections, please click here.

Dutching the top 3 Cherry Picks selections in every race over the last 2 days would have returned a profit of 12.38 points after Betfair commission (based on Betfair SPs). To view the Cherry Picks dutching report, please click here.

E-Book System Results – Last 2 Days

Cherry Lays (Recovery) +6 points

(364.5 points amassed in 2012)

Cherry Pips:  +17 points

(496 points amassed in 2012)

Full Results (Please note: these 2 systems are not connected to our ratings)