Cheltenham preview nights everywhere you look aren’t they, it’s becoming an industry but the Don isn’t sure the validity of it all.
With social media now the idea that a jockey or Trainer is only telling 100 people in a Hotel Bar what is really going to happen can end up very quickly being on the BetFair forum as in ten seconds!
I’m also wary of jockeys and Trainers bugging up their own horses as they have an emotional as well as professional attachment that isn’t to say inside info isn’t important (it’s massively important) in this game but The Don urges caution.
If you ever see an interview with Nigel Twiston Davies he will have you believing that every single horse he runs at Cheltenham will win easy and then when one does he screams “I told you so” conveniently forgetting the others. That’s the mindset he wants his team to have, we are going to win everything but as punters we need to be wary.
So we are just over a week away and the Don has put a huge amount of work in to making this the biggest Cheltenham ever. My results at Festivals show the way I play them works and you need to trust in the Don on this one. Mr Bell’s endless drivel yesterday only hardened my belief he is rattled after last year and when you’re in a duel the first rule is to stay calm. So Andy take a deep breath and concentrate on your own selections instead of criticising a man who picked a 25/1 winner theres a good chap!
Everyone who bought that special last year made big profits in a year when most specials and pundits lost so look no further if you are punting at the Festival, we are nearly there.
Today the UK stages 2 meetings which are absolutely awful. For our bet we are venturing to Ireland and the 4.20 at Navan. The Crawford yard run Glenquest and I’ve taken the 7/4 with bet365. I’m convinced this in form horse will start shorter this afternoon.
No notebook horse this week.
Have a great Sunday and I will be back next week when we are on the verge of the biggest week of the year.
Back next Sunday.
The Gambling Don