Well what a week Cheltenham was. From the opening roar of the first race to the closing stages of the Grand Annual. I’m still exhausted from all the excitement, betting and socialising. If I’m honest it was an expensive week and although I found a few winners my festival betting bank will need to be replenished in time for Aintree.
It’s often the case with festival betting and it can be very difficult to turn a profit when every horse is trying to win. Of course that is the case across all racing 😉
So everyone will be thinking of Aintree now and the world famous Grand National. They’d do right as it’s the last of competitive jumps racing but before all that kicks off we have the start of the flat season and the exciting Lincoln that kicks off the season and professionals will be dusting off their flat form books to try and find the winner. There are currently 98 entries but we can start to get a good idea of who’ll be racing as the media starts to interview various trainers. We’ll look at that race next week though when we have the decs closer to the time.
What I do find bizarre and they do this every year is that we start with the Lincoln on the 29th March and then have to wait until the following Friday for a another turf meeting up at Leicester. It’s almost a week off. The BHA will be concerned about abandoned meetings due to inclement weather but why not get Aintree out of the way and then start with the Lincoln. We could then crack on with the whole flat season starting with a bang and getting stuck straight in. That’s my thoughts on the matter anyway.
So only a couple of weeks and we’ve got two action packed weekends to keep us punters ticking over. The Lincoln followed by the Grand National. Exciting stuff but if you thought Cheltenham was difficult we’ve got two codes to study for and some very competitive racing.
I’ll be back next week to look at the start of the flat and the weekend at Doncaster.
Until then have a great weekend and good luck with your punting.