Profitable month for my clients on my private service showing a profit in November with a 40% strike rate.
Paul Nicholls is long odds on (1/6) for the Trainers Championship 2016-2017.
The prize money at this years Cheltenham Festival will exceed £4 million for the first time, it was announced this week. There is £4,115,000 on offer over the four days of The Festival, which is staged at Cheltenham, the Home of Jump Racing, from Tuesday, March 15 to Friday, March 18.
In addition to the already-announced increase for the feature Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup, worth a record £575,000, there are increases in prize money for the National Hunt Chase (to £100,000), the JLT Novices’ Chase (to £130,000) and the Weatherbys Champion Bumper (to £70,000).
Nine of the 10 handicaps at The Festival also have higher prize funds than in 2016, with rises ranging from eight to 20 per cent. The total boost to prize money at The Festival is £215,000, with the new race, the Trull House Stud Mares’ Novices Hurdle, worth £75,000. Simon Claisse, Regional Director of Racing, Jockey Club Racecourses South West and Clerk of the Course, Cheltenham, said today:
“Cheltenham is delighted to offer record prize money of over £4 million at The Festival.”
“The increase in prize money to the National Hunt Chase means that all four novices’ chases at The Festival will be worth at least £100,000, while we now also have three handicap chases matching these values.”
“As previously announced, the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup will be run for a record total prize fund of £575,000 this season, which consolidates its position as the most valuable Grade 1 chase anywhere in the British Isles.”
“We continually strive to provide the very best experience for everyone involved with Jump racing and with these prize money increases along with the recent investment in the owners’ and trainers’ facilities and the new Owners’ and Trainers’ Bar in The Princess Royal Stand, we are proud of what we offer to owners and trainers.”
The Willie Mullins trained stable star Douvan has been all the rage this week (4/7 from 4/1) with all the firms for the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown on Saturday with a clear round he should take all the beating.
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