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?

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)

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)

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

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…?