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    Cheltenham Festival 2018 Antepost Bets

    I thought it might be an idea to get this thread up good and early this year. There have been plenty of gems on it in previous years, and I must admit I generally like trawling through it for ideas of antepost value. I can't see a thread for it yet, and we usually get started on this when we hit November.

    I had made a vow last year that I wasnít going to get heavily involved in antepost multiples because it was pretty much carnage, and would focus only on win bets for trading purposes. However, as youíll see from my bets so far I've only stuck to half of that

    As much as my head was telling me leave the antepost multiples alone, my heart was saying itís the Festival so get stuck in, and Iíve been doing so since early September. The truth is there looked to be some really obvious ones that I wanted onside early, and as I was doing a thorough trawl of the prospects for this season I added some slightly more speculative ones. I also covered a couple off that have the clear possibility of running in a couple of races, by doubling up. The bottom line is I like my position on the singles for trading purposes, but Iím probably more heavily invested in the multiples at this stage than I should be, although there's nothing that looks staggeringly wrong.

    Clearly several multiples will fall over pre-Festival with connections changing targets and horses suffering, setbacks, etc, but I accept that. Itís part of the game. What I hope for is enough multiples at bigger odds still in play come mid-March to feel as though I can land some nice ones. Much of which rests with four or five key horses as you'll see below.

    By comparison, I placed a dozen multiple antepost bets last year and only two were still in play at the Festival. Surely lightening can't strike twice! But looking back it was a bit of a freak year, and generally Iíd have half or more in play come Festival week. This year I have twenty multiples done already, and Iím sure to add more as the season unfolds, so fingers crossed the main players turn up fit and well.

    The other reason I want to get them on here now is because itís useful to have them all in one place. Iíve already doubled up on a couple of bets that I hadnít intended to because of using multiple accounts. I'm generally pretty disciplined with things like that so getting this thread up seemed like a good idea.

    Anyway, comments are welcome with regards individual selections (I'll be trading the win parts of bets out across the season), and multiples will obviously run all the way through assuming they don't fall over. Happy to take any criticism with regards to whether you feel my position is crazy this early, or whether you think overall I'm in a decent place.

    Obviously feel free to add your own antepost Festival selections now and as the season unfolds.

    Singles with the intention of retaining the place parts of the bet and trading the win parts for a maximum profit across the season:

    Buveur D'Air CH 7/2 win
    Movewiththetimes Ark 25/1 ew
    Defi Du Seuil CH 8/1 ew
    Samcro BNH 14/1 ew
    Ballyandy RSA 25/1 ew
    Great Field CC 12/1 ew
    Willoughby Court JLT 16/1 ew
    Douvan Rya 10/1 win
    Unowhatimeanharry 6/1 Stayers win
    Might Bite Gold Cup 10/1 ew
    Cloudy Dream Rya 20/1 ew
    Charbel Rya 20/1
    Red Jack SNH 25/1 ew
    Ballyoptic RSA 25/1 ew
    Finnians Oscar Ark 12/1 ew
    Bacardys JLT 12/1 ew
    Finians Oscar JLT 10/1 ew
    Petit Mouchoir Ark 12/1 ew
    Death Duty RSA 16/1 ew
    Yanworth JLT 10/1 ew
    Un De Sceaux Rya 6/1
    Annamix SN 12/1
    Charbel Rya 20/1 ew
    Our Duke GC 8/1 ew
    Blow By Blow AB 25/1 ew
    Melon CH 14/1 ew
    Gumball TH 12/1 ew



    Multiples:
    Buveur DíAir CH 5/2
    Altior CC 5/4
    Unowhatimeanharry WH 6/1
    Might Bite GC 8/1
    £15 Acca to win £7,441.89
    £5 Trebles to win £2,441.25

    Might Bite GC 8/1
    Buveur Díair CH 5/2
    Altior 5/4
    £10 treble to win £708.76

    Might Bite GC 8/1
    Buveur DíAir CH 5/2
    £20 double to win £630

    Samcro BNH 14/1
    Willoughby Court RSA 14/1
    £10 double to win £2,250

    Movewiththetimes A 20/1
    Samcro BNH 14/1
    Ballyoptic RSA 25/1
    Willoughby Court JLT 14/1
    Cloudy Dream RYA 20/1
    £0.39ew acca to win £1,006,986.24

    Movewiththetimes A 20/1
    Samcro BNH 14/1
    Ballyoptic RSA 25/1
    Willoughby Court JLT 14/1
    Cloudy Dream RYA 20/1
    £1.50ew four folds to win £1,036,908.60

    Movewiththetimes A 20/1
    Samcro BNH 14/1
    Ballyoptic RSA 25/1
    Willoughby Court JLT 14/1
    Cloudy Dream RYA 20/1
    £2 win trebles to win £145,512.00

    Might Bite King George 3/1
    Altior CC 5/4
    Buveur DíAir 5/2
    £30 treble to win £945

    Finians Oscar Ark 12/1
    Buveur Díair CH 5/2
    £20 double to win £910

    Finians Oscar Ark 12/1
    Buveur Díair CH 5/2
    Altior CC 5/4
    £10 treble to win £1,023.76

    Finians Oscar Ark 12/1
    Buveur Díair CH 5/2
    Altior CC 5/4
    Might Bite GC 8/1
    £10 acca to win £9,213.76

    Petit Mouchoir Ark 12/1
    Red Jack SNH 20/1
    £5 double to win £1,365.00

    Buveur DíAir CH 5/2
    Altior CC 5/4
    Unowhatimeanharry WH 6/1
    Might Bite GC 8/1
    Finians Oscar 10/1
    £5 acca to win £27,286.88

    Buveur DíAir CH 5/2
    Altior CC 5/4
    Unowhatimeanharry WH 6/1
    Finians Oscar 10/1
    £5 acca to win £3,031.88

    Petit Mouchoir CC8/1
    Buveur Díair CH 5/2
    Samcro BNH 5/1
    Altior 5/4
    Bacardys JLT 12/1
    Unowhtimeanharry WH 6/1
    Might Bite GC 8/1
    £2.87 acca to win £999,562.88

    Buveur Díair CH 5/2
    Samcro BNH 5/1
    Altior 5/4
    Petit Mouchoir Ark 8/1
    Unowhtimeanharry WH 6/1
    £5 acca to win £14,883.75

    Buveur Díair CH 5/2
    Unowhtimeanharry WH 6/1
    Altior 5/4
    Petit Mouchoir Ark 8/1
    £10 acca to win £4,961.26

    Bacardys JLT 12/1
    Red Jack SN 20/1
    £10 double to win £2730

    Bacardys JLT 12/1
    Red Jack SN 20/1
    Petit Mouchoir 8/1
    £5 treble to win £12,285.00

    Bacardys JLT 12/1
    Red Jack SN 20/1
    Finians Oscar Ark 12/1
    £5 treble to win £17,745

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    Cause of Causes X-Country, currently 7/1 with Hills
    Yorkhill to win any race, 6/1 with Hills

    Is a double that should look good come March
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    Almost all of my ante-post multiples include Might Bite in the King George, so they won't qualify until 26th December.

    Best of the Singles at this stage is probably Great Field each-way for the Champion Chase at 25/1.
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    Great Field at 25's is a cracking good bet Nick. The best I managed was 12's late September I think.

    I like that double as well Lee, particularly as Yorkhill has been troubling me. Any race is definitely a good option. In fact I'm a bit annoyed that I didn't think of it.

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    I've got Might Bite for the King George in a £30 treble with Buveur D'Air, and Altior at the Festival to win just short of 1k Nick. Strikes me as a really nice bet. I might add one or two more closer to Christmas.

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    I have a three-figure wager about Might Bite at 33/1 for the King George, struck around 3rd January 2017. He will make or break my Xmas.

    Not really relevant for this thread though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
    I have a three-figure wager about Might Bite at 33/1 for the King George, struck around 3rd January 2017. He will make or break my Xmas.

    Not really relevant for this thread though.
    good luck with it grass. be a fair old touch if that landed.

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    Claimantakinforgan Albert Bartlett 33/1
    Debece National Hunt Chase 40/1
    Jerrysback RSA 40/1
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    As I've been out of action for a while and missed all of last season and the good majority of the season before I have literally diddly squat for this year but I used to only have 2 types of Antepost bet for Cheltenham the type where they got ruled out of the race 30 seconds after I'd placed the bet or I'd get 200/1 about something that turned up favourite on the day and then obliged to run like a bag of crap and finish last. Ah good times, good times

    Good luck lads and may you have better luck than I.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
    I have a three-figure wager about Might Bite at 33/1 for the King George, struck around 3rd January 2017. He will make or break my Xmas.
    I'd be tempted to lay it off and guarantee Christmas...
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    Not my usual style, DO, which is a bit Death-or-Glory where these long-distance efforts are concerned.

    Any breakage will be psychological rather than financial!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    As I've been out of action for a while and missed all of last season and the good majority of the season before I have literally diddly squat for this year but I used to only have 2 types of Antepost bet for Cheltenham the type where they got ruled out of the race 30 seconds after I'd placed the bet or I'd get 200/1 about something that turned up favourite on the day and then obliged to run like a bag of crap and finish last. Ah good times, good times

    Good luck lads and may you have better luck than I.

    Actually I tell a lie .... there was a third type once upon a time. I started betting into a Doumen Horse just before Christmas for the triumph hurdle all prices down from 33/1 into favouritisim. The horse? Hors la loi III which was leased to Pipe the week before the festival and promptly obliged to win the Supreme Novices by a distance, in a time if I recall about a 1 second slower than Istabraq won the champion hurdle. I was only a kid and was broke on the day ended up with a fiver on it having had around £75 e/w ( about 4 weeks YTS money ) on it for the triumph.

    Good times, good times.
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    Current bets:

    Finian's Oscar Arkle 20s

    Melon Champion Hurdle 25s

    Min QM 12s

    Coney Island Ryanair 41
    Top Notch Ryanair 25

    Might Bite Gold Cup 14s
    Djakadam Gold Cup 42
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    Boring bets but fair odds, doubles, trebles & 5-fold on

    Faugheen - Champion Hurdle @ 8/1
    Altior - Champion Chase @ 6/5
    Yanworth - JLT Novices Chase @ 9/1
    Might Bite - Gold Cup @ 8/1
    Samcro - Ballymore Novices Hurdle @ 14/1

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    Quote Originally Posted by an capall View Post
    Claimantakinforgan Albert Bartlett 33/1
    Debece National Hunt Chase 40/1
    Jerrysback RSA 40/1
    nothing forthe bumper?

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    nothing forthe bumper?
    Be patient amigo. You will know when you need to.
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    I'm sworn off Ante Post for the Festival, but every rule needs breaking so have backed Cause of Causes at 10's, 8's and still topping up at the current 7-1

    That's it for me on this thread until NRNB

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    I've added Footpad 10/1 ew for the Arkle.

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    I've only done a treble on Altior, Buveir Dair and Might Bite, pays just over 100/1.
    I've been stung too may times Ante Post to get any more involved.

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