Cheltenham Festival Bulletin Book
Now in its fourth decade! Our guide to the Cheltenham Festival.
As well as receiving the book through the post you will also receive a text message the morning of each day’s racing.
A long-standing favourite of our clients!
Written and edited by Marten Julian
Contributing authors: Jodie Standing, Ian Carnaby, Stu Williams & Ronan Groome.
“There was a rather stagnant feel to this year’s Cheltenham Festival until the turn of the year, with the Champion Hurdle now promising to be one of the most hotly debated races of the meeting – if not any meeting.
The Gold Cup still looks open – I have a double-figure outsider who could shake up the market principals – while very few people would have predicted the current ante-post favourite for the Stayers’ Hurdle before the start of the season.
The big talking point will be the state of the ground, following one of the driest winters on record. There could be a few upsets if the rain returns in earnest, with the markets likely to be dominated by horses with recent form on good ground and possible value to be found with the fresher mudlarks.
Cheltenham never lets you down, from the roar at the start of the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle to the finale of Gold Cup day. This year I have specifically asked my team of writers to seek out value, so let’s hope our hard work is rewarded with some big-priced winners.”
“I always look forward to this time of year with the spring festivals just around the corner, but Cheltenham is unlike any other and always offers something that is extra special.
This year, possibly more than any other, I am most excited by the novices’ hurdle races as plenty of the ante-post market leaders stem from the point-to-point field, in which I have a vested interest. The Champion Bumper, not everyone’s cup of tea, is also a strong favourite of mine and I believe there is a horse currently priced at 25/1 which has been completely overlooked.
I will also be delving deep into the hunter chasers’ form to try and unearth some value and I think there is also a strong argument to be made for a horse in the National Hunt Chase.”
1. When is this posted out?
Thursday 7 March First Class
2. Why can’t it be posted before?
To ensure it is up to date Marten completes writing on Saturday 2 March with final edits being done on Sunday 3 March. It goes to print on Monday 4 March and it takes two days to print so we don’t receive it until Wednesday 6 March.
3. Can I download it?
Clients who order our Cheltenham Package can download it the day it goes to print on 5 March.
If it doesn’t arrive in the post on Friday 8 March call us and we will email you a PDF copy.Why can’t it be posted before?
4. How big is the book?
Well, I can tell you it makes for a good read. Some clients sit and read it one go and others use the handy index to scan through the horses they like before reading it. Others pick and choose by chapter. It’s around 80 pages and is A5 in size which I consider a standard book size.
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