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?

Today’s Free Ratings For Racing At Plumpton, Wolverhampton & Kempton

Monday 3rd December 2012

There have been 12 top-rated winners over the last 3 days:

Bobs Worth in the 15:10 at Newbury on Saturday (BSP of 5.63)
Another Citizen in the 19:25 at Wolverhampton on Friday (BSP of 5.48)
Junior in the 15:25 at Newcastle on Saturday (BSP of 5.00)
Pertemps Networks in the 18:50 at Wolverhampton on Saturday (4.77)
Red Rocco in the 12:05 at Newcastle on Saturday (BSP of 3.85)
Witch’s Hat in the 14:55 at Leicester yesterday (BSP of 3.44)
Living Leader in the 18:25 at Wolverhampton on Friday (BSP of 2.92)
Haftohaf in the 18:55 at Wolverhampton on Friday (BSP of 2.78)
Zaidpour in the 14:40 at Fairyhouse yesterday (BSP of 2.71)
Bin End in the 15:30 at Leicester yesterday (BSP of 2.31)
Bog Warrior in the 15:00 at Fairyhouse on Saturday (BSP of 2.28)
Big Bucks in the 14:00 at Newbury on Saturday (BSP of 1.11)

The brilliant Big Buck's won a fourth successive Sportingbet Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury

The brilliant Big Buck’s won a fourth successive Sportingbet Long Distance
Hurdle at Newbury on Saturday (photo: Sporting Life)

Conor O'Farrell rode Junior (far side) to a fluent success in the At The Races Rehearsal Chase at Newcastle on Saturday

Conor O’Farrell rode Junior (far side) to a fluent success in the At The Races Rehearsal Chase at Newcastle on
Saturday (photo: Sporting Life)

Bobs Worth ran out a brilliant winner of the Hennessy Gold Cup Chase at Newbury on Saturday

Bobs Worth ran out an excellent winner of the Hennessy Gold Cup Chase at Newbury on Saturday (photo: Sporting Life)

Zaidpour prevailed in the Bar One Racing Hatton's Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Sunday

Zaidpour (right) prevailed in the Bar One Racing Hatton’s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Sunday (photo: Sporting Life)

23 top-rated selections have placed including Till Dawn in the 17:45 at Dundalk on Friday with a Betfair place SP of 7.56 and Cucumber Run in the 14:40 at Newbury on Friday with a Betfair place SP of 7.0011 races have been won by second or third top-rated selections.

E-Book System Results – Last 3 Days

Cherry Lays (Recovery) -1.20 points

(336.78 points amassed in 2012)

Cherry Pips +14.10 points

(598.90 points amassed in 2012)

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