While some of us study the form and others choose a favourite name or number, another way to pick your runner for the Grand National might be based on your favourite colour. But what are the odds of it winning? Having looked back at the results from previous years, I have found that 26 of the last 40 renewals of the Grand National have seen jockeys sporting silks with either predominantly Green, Black or Blue colours. GREEN Since 1995 Green, Green & Yellow and Green & White silks have won the race on 10 occasions with mainly black silks...Read More
Author: Tony Ward
BETTING TIPS DAY 4, GOLD CUP: CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL – OUR ECLIPSTER: BETTING TIPSTER TONY WARD OFFERS HIS ANALYSIS FOR THE GOLD CUP. Cheltenham Gold Cup Statistics 3:30 3m2½f (3m 2f 70y) (New) Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase (Grade 1) (Class 1) (5yo+) The Cheltenham Gold Cup was inaugurated in 1924 when Red Splash triumphed winning the princely sum of £685 for his owner Major Everard Wyndham. The winner’s prize money would be worth £29,116 today. The race was sponsored for the first time in 1972 by Piper Heidsieck which saw the first prize almost double to £15,255. The folklore around the Gold Cup grew...Read More
CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL DAY 3 – OUR ECLIPSTER: BETTING TIPSTER TONY WARD OFFERS HIS ANALYSIS FOR THE STAYERS’ HURDLE. Stayers’ Hurdle Statistics 3:30pm 3m (2m 7f 213y) (New) Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle (Grade 1) (Class 1) (4yo+) The first running of the Stayers’ hurdle was in 1972 under the guise of the Lloyds Bank Hurdle. Parlour Moor won the first running of the race trained by Tom Jones at odds of 13/2. The oldest winner of the race was Crimson Embers in 1986 at the age of 11. He had previously won the race in 1982. However, the race will...Read More
Cheltenham Festival Day 2 – our Eclipster: betting tipster Tony Ward offers his analysis for the Queen Mother Champion Chase. Queen Mother Champion Chase Statistics 3:30pm 2m (1m 7f 199y) (Old) Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase (Grade 1)(Class 1) (5yo+) The first race at The Festival to cater for high Class 2 mile chasers was the Coventry Cup in 1928, which ran for nine years. The Queen Mother Champion Chase was first run in 1959 under its first title, the National Hunt 2 Mile Champion Chase. The race acquired its current title in 1980 in honour of the Queen...Read More
Day 1 Betting Tips Cheltenham Festival 2018 – our Eclipster: Betting Tipster Tony Ward, offers his analysis for the Champion Hurdle Champion Hurdle Statistics 3:30 2m½f (2m87y) (Old) Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1) (Class 1) (4yo+) The Champion Hurdle is the feature race on day 1 of The Festival. The Champion Hurdle was first run in 1927. The first winner was Blaris ridden by George Duller who was the leading exponent of his time. The race was first sponsored in 1978 by Waterford Crystal. The Champion Hurdle has some strong statistics for those looking to reduce the number of runners to study,...Read More
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