Entries by Matt Bisogno


Punting Pointers: Naas Racecourse

For those of us to the east of the Irish Sea, we are having to currently having to cram on unfamiliar subjects if we have any aspirations of passing our daily wagering examinations. Today's test features a three hour 'paper', starting at 2pm, on Naas Racecourse. For those whose betting at the track has hitherto […]

Geegeez Gold Update, 19th March 2020

A quick update from me in the attached video, covering: - Where we are with Irish racing - What to do about your subscription - Why we're dropping the paywall for now p.s. Annual subscribers, if your subscription is not due any time soon, please keep it open for now. Contact me when we're racing […]

British horseracing suspended until the end of April

The British Horseracing Authority has confirmed that all horseracing in Britain will be suspended with effect from tomorrow. Last night, The Jockey Club announced that The Randox Health Grand National has been cancelled due to coronavirus. Two race meetings are scheduled to take place behind closed doors at Wetherby and Taunton today, but race meetings […]

Geegeez and Coronavirus

Hi, Matt here, You may have heard that racing is to go behind closed doors from today, Tuesday. It's my best guess that very soon after, there will be a pause in the sport with no racing taking place. Clearly, given what is going on everywhere else - not just in other sports, or more […]

Cheltenham Profit and Loss

You can't win 'em all, as the saying goes. And that was certainly true of my wagering week at the biggest meeting of them all, the Cheltenham Festival, writes Matt Bisogno. In the spirit of openness, I've produced a short video review of my book, warts and all. In fairness, it is pretty much all […]


Punting Angles: The Triumph Hurdle

Stubbornness and occasional obstinacy are two of my less desirable characteristics, writes Jon Shenton. That may explain my historically neutral view of the Cheltenham Festival. Sure, I look forward to it, enjoy the seemingly 12-month build up to the next one and attend every year for at least one day. However, I haven’t really “got […]


Cheltenham Festival: Avoiding the Bad Bets

This article was originally written ahead of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival, and was updated prior to the 2019 Cheltenham Festival. It has been further updated ahead of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival as most of the themes have gained strength since first publication. The Cheltenham Festival is almost upon us and soon we'll be faced with […]

My Cheltenham Ante Post Portfolio

As longer-suffering readers will know, around this time each year I share my current Cheltenham Festival ante post bets. These include stakes and prices, non-runners, the lot. There's nothing to hide: some people bet more, some less, whatever. Anyway, I hope it makes for vaguely interesting reading; and I hope that there are some winners […]