Claim your Discount on Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide

This year in full colour, the Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide 2016 is on sale now, brandishing an improved design and layout.

Emanating from customer feedback and research, the improvements make the publication more user friendly and readable – which is essential due to the high level of detail and data contained within.

In addition to the key trends, stats and facts for all races, with the exception of the new mares race, there are appraisals for over 150 of the main contenders, an analysis of the Irish challenge by Tony Keenan, and a foreword penned by legendary gambler and owner JP McManus.

The guide also includes a free £10 bet for new and exisiting Stan James customers, giving customers a winner before The Festival has even started.

No stone is left unturned in the quest to give readers that extra edge. This is clearly illustrated in the bloodstock feature, by Alan Mosely (senior pedigree researcher at Weatherbys), that looks at some of the leading protagonists seeking to uphold the family tradition of Festival success this year.

These include Barters Hill, whose dam Circle The Wagon is a half-sister to Fundamentalist, a regular at The Festival who landed the 2004 Royal & SunAlliance Novices’ Hurdle and whose dam, Run For Shelter, was a half-sister to one of the greatest chasers of the 1980s, Badsworth Boy, the first and only three-time winner of the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

Another example of the guide’s thoroughness is the introduction of a ‘Freshnessometer’ reading, which is calculated by dividing the number of days off the course by the number of runs that season. This gives readers an indication, when compared to other races, whether being fresh or busy would be an advantage in that race.

Normally priced at £15.95, Weatherby’s have teamed up with to offer readers a special discount of £2.50, bringing the price down to £13.45 including 1st Class postage. To claim your discount simply quote ‘ECLIPSE’ when ordering.

To secure your copy you can order online at or on Amazon. You can also call Weatherbys on +44 (0)1933 304776 (Mon–Fri 8.30am–5.30pm) to order over the phone.

The Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide 2016 by Matt Tombs is Paperback, 192 pages. Orders must be placed by noon this Friday (11th March) to guarantee arrival before The Festival gets underway.


Karen Sargeant

Karen Sargeant

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