Cheltenham Festival 2020: antepost 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 to pay for most/all of the losers!

As you'd expect, there are some good-looking, some bad-looking, and some downright ugly (Buveur d'Air ten minutes before he's out for the season - ouch).

Click on the images to magnify them.

p.s. As requested by one reader, here is a link to the spreadsheet I use

 

13 replies
  1. wednesday31
    wednesday31 says:

    Hi Matt, Thanks for this. I’m extremely envious of your 25’s on Goshen. I don’t suppose you could put up a download link for your spreadsheet template (or email) 😉

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    • Matt Bisogno
      Matt Bisogno says:

      Thanks Benny – I’ve added a link to download it.

      Cleared down all my data from it first!

      Matt

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      • Richard Carter
        Richard Carter says:

        Tidy little spreadsheet, but having entered all my bets, the stakes section is all showing zero? Not sure why…

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        • Matt Bisogno
          Matt Bisogno says:

          It’ll be a calculation thing in the stakes cell, Richard. Sure you’ll figure it out after you spend a couple of minutes on it.

          Spreadsheet support is kind of beyond the scope of my duties, I think!

          Matt

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    • kernow100
      kernow100 says:

      Yes…I was not quick enough for Goshan. However, what I am really envious of though is how someone as well known as Matt can still place bets with big bookmakers.

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      • Matt Bisogno
        Matt Bisogno says:

        This place bets things is a fallacy in many cases.

        I bet football, I follow no tipsters, I don’t follow the money.

        If you can’t get bets on can you answer the above points about following tipsters and/or the market?

        And I’m hardly well known. I’m just another username… I have lots of restricted accounts, but can still get on with 365, Hills, Coral and Sky. Most of my betting is with them.

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  2. jethro
    jethro says:

    Thanks for sharing that Matt! Just wondering if coronavirus were to result in a postponement or cancellation of the Cheltenham Festival (god forbid), what happens to Ante Post Bets? I assume if it is a postponement that ante post bets will be carried forward to whenever it is rescheduled, but does a cancellation mean we lose everything as punters? Cheers…

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    • Matt Bisogno
      Matt Bisogno says:

      Cancellation would result in all stakes refunded. We might have problems with the rain but I’m simply not believing that Cheltenham will be called off because of coronavirus…

      Matt

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  3. Derek
    Derek says:

    I’m surprised you manage to get so much on with the likes of Hills and Skybet. Don’t appear to have restrictions. What’s your secrets? Last time I looked I couldn’t get more than a fiver on with either. Other than that, a nice portfolio, a little light for Thursday but understandable.

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  4. Dave Griffiths
    Dave Griffiths says:

    Great stuff Matt, appreciate you sharing this for all to see and pick through!
    Have been loving the posts on here and the replies, there is sooooo much information out there that it can do your head in….I love the measured approach here and you back everything up with the spreadsheet. Best of luck to everyone, I shall be watching every morning over here in Atlanta as I do every year, absolutely love it…its like being a kid on FA CUP Final Saturday all over again!!!
    Dave G
    @IrishInAtlanta

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