The Shortlist, 15th March 2014


As tough a day at Cheltenham as I can remember, and none of our five Shortlist picks made the grade yesterday. Back to more mundane matters today, and The Shortlist contenders are below...

Today's racecards are here.

2.40 Utt - Kris Kross - 9/1 SJ
3.45 Lim - Jack Absolute e/w - 33/1 Paddy
4.00 Newc - Lackamon - 8/1 Coral
5.00 Utt - Silver Dragon - 6/1 Betfred
5.45 Newc - Right To Rule - 8/1 BetVictor
8.10 Wol - Star Links - 4/1 bet365


The Shortlist is a simple concept: I go through the Race Analysis Reports each day to find horses which I consider to be of interest. I then publish that list of horses here. Some will win, many will lose. It is hoped that the winners will cover the losers and leave a bit of gravy on the punting platter. Now, before I go on, I need to make (labour!) a really important point. And it is this: the Race Analysis Reports are deliberately interpretive.

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That is, different people will highlight different horses depending on whether they're using the win or place statistics, and which columns they sort on (based on which elements they consider most important in a given race). So, these will be the horses on MY shortlist. Feel free to do with them what you will. You may have a different shortlist, and you are most certainly encouraged to go and play with the numbers to find what works best for you.

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1 reply
  1. RonCombo says:

    There’s a 10/1 shot in the last at Fontwell today that describes my Cheltenham punting perfectly. Wednesday was the only day when I emerged unscathed. Yesterday was like watching a high speed train crash in slow motion. Oh well, say not the struggle naught availeth.

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