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The latest forum competition, this time it’s for the CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL and it is very much based on last year’s

It’s a combination of skill and guesswork in whatever ratio you want!
Looking at the entries and studying is probably an advantage – Alternatively you could just have 12 guesses.

There is a prize, which Betfair have kindly donated – a total of £400 in Sportsbook bets.
This will be broken down into 4 prizes, £200, £100, £60, and £40, for the top 4 competition finishers.

PLEASE ENTER ON THIS THREAD.

Due to time constraints and unlike in other sports for which I have run competitions, the final entries and runners/riders are not finalised, however there should be enough information to go on to enable entries which don’t wait until the last minute.
The last minute is Monday night (14th March) at midnight – No entries will be accepted after this time.

This is how it works:
There are 12 sections You have to put 1 answer to each section as specified.
The scores for each selection are listed below.
Just put the letters A to L with your choice for each - preferably going downwards, followed by your tie-break answer.

In the event of ties, a tiebreak will come into effect so there should be an absolute winner (and 2nd, 3rd and 4th). If there is still a tie prizes will be shared equally.

The Sections: and some details/clues/history
If you want to compare previous results try this link
www.cheltenham-festival.co.uk/cheltenham-festival-results.php

A. How many horses whose names begin with the letter T (includes ‘The’) will make the frame, ie finish in the 1st 3 or 4 (depending on the race) on DAY ONE?
Choose a number from 0 to 15 (max possible, imo). 
There are horses entered which begin with a ‘T’ (some of them have a fair chance too!) for every race on day one.
3 points for being right. 1 point if wrong by one.

B. What will be the aggregate (Total) SP’s of all the DAY TWO winners
(eg; 10/1 winner = 10, 5/2 winner = 2.5, Evens winner = 1, etc…. Then add all 7 day two winners)
A, 38 or less. B, over 38 – 48, C, over 48 – 58, D, over 58 – 68, E over 68.
Choose A, B, C, D or E.
There are some big priced favourites and loads of runners, the likelihood is that even if all 7 favourites won, the aggregate would probably still be over 25.
2 points for being correct

C. Which horse will finish 2nd in Thursday’s World Hurdle
You’ll need to look at the entries or betting list to pick a horse for this
3 points for being right, 1 point if you’ve picked a non-runner

D. Which of these 5 horses will achieve the best finish in Friday’s Gold Cup?
Choose from: Road to Riches, Valseur Lido, Carlingford Lough, Many Clouds, Holywell
3 points for being right, ½ a point if a Non-Runner


E. How many FAVOURITES (including Jt and Co favs) will win at the festival?.
A number between 0 and 27 for this section
3 points if correct, 1.5 points if 1 out.
In 2015 there were 7, in 2014 there were 6, in 2013 there were 9.

F. Will ANY horse finish in the frame in more than 1 race at the festival this year
Please put either Yes or No
1 point if saying NO and being correct, 5 points if saying YES and being correct

G. How many winners will be collectively ridden by: Nico de Boinville, Sam Twiston-Davies, Paul Townend and Richard Johnson?
Choose a number from: 0 (not too likely) to 25 (more than extremely unlikely)
3 points if correct, 1 point if wrong by 1.


H. How many winners will be collectively trained by: Nicky Henderson, Paul Nicholls,  Gordon Elliot and Alan King
like the previous section, any number from 0 upwards
3 points for being right , 1 point if wrong by 1.


I. Which of these races:
Novices Handicap chase (Tues), Coral Cup (Weds),  Pertemps Final Hurdle(Thurs) and  Conditional Jockeys Hurdle (Fri), will provide the Shortest priced winner?
Choose from: choose from Novice, Coral, Pertemps, Conditional
2 points go to the correct prediction.

J. What will be the biggest price of a winner at Cheltenham?
A – 10/1 to 20/1, B- 22/1 to 30/1, C - 33/1 to 40/1, D – 50/1 to 66/1, E – More than 66/1
choose A, B, C, D or E
2 points for a correct prediction.


K. Will any race be won by a female jockey
So, Simply say Yes or No
2 points if right.

L. Scoring 3 for a win, 2 for 2nd, 1 for finishing 3rd; how many will these horses score in total: Douvan (Arkle Trophy – Tues), Vroum Vroum Mag (Mares Hurdle - Tues), Yanworth (Neptune nov Hurdle – Weds) Un De Sceaux (Champion Chase - Weds), Thistlecrack (World Hurdle - Thurs), Limini (Mares novices Hurdle – Thurs), On The Fringe (Foxhunters  – Fri).
Choose a number between 0 and 21
4 points for being right, 2 points if wrong by 1, 1 point if wrong by 2.
Any non-runners will score 1.5 points and points will be ‘nearest to’.



[b]TIEBREAK :

What will be the aggregate winning distance (total distance between each winner and horse which finishes 2nd) over the 27 races? The maximum distance in any 1 race is 30 lengths



Other stuff
This competition has been posted on the Horse racing, Cheltenham Festival and Chit Chat forums.
E&OE – Any ties in any sections, points shared; (eg, if the score is 2 points for 3rd, 1 point for 4th, and there's a tie for 3rd, both will score 1.5)
If I’ve made any glaring errors, please let me know, and if they can be rectified or sorted, they will be.
Common sense should prevail.
The organiser's (that's me) decision is final. I'll try to update scores and standings at the end of each Section’s completion.



Entries accepted until 12.00PM (midnight GMT), Monday 14th March.

No more will be accepted after this time.

Good Luck everybody and enjoy the Racing.

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Replies: 66
By:
layingisthewayforward
When: 09 Mar 16 18:15
Thanks for this, will get my pin out later!
By:
Ozymandius
When: 09 Mar 16 18:54
Pointless load of random codswallop.  Might as well put on an Anorak and take up trainspotting.

It's a shame no one can be bothered to run a worthwhile competition.  Betfair might as well just hold a raffle as dish out money for this.

Carry on.
By:
STUDYFORM
When: 09 Mar 16 19:02
I do this of my own volition, Ozymandius.
But, I think you know this already.
Troll.
By:
Ozymandius
When: 09 Mar 16 19:04
You are a very very strange man.
By:
STUDYFORM
When: 09 Mar 16 22:27
From anyone else I'd take that as an insult. From you, it makes me feel quite good.
By:
ElGreco101
When: 09 Mar 16 22:47
Thanks for putting this competition on STUDYFORM.

A. 3

B  over 48 – 58

C. Whisper

D. Carlingford Lough

E. 8

F. NO

G. 6

H. 7

I. Conditional

J. C - 33/1 to 40/1

K. Yes

L. 18


[b]TIEBREAK : 64

Good luck
By:
marychain1
When: 10 Mar 16 10:30
Thanks for putting this competition on STUDYFORM.

A. 3

B  over 68

C. Cole Harden

D. Carlingford Lough

E. 8

F. NO

G. 5

H. 6

I. Conditional

J. C - 33/1 to 40/1

K. Yes

L. 13


[b]TIEBREAK : 97
By:
GILLJAYSMOUSE
When: 10 Mar 16 11:34
A.  2
B. OVER 48
C.COLE HARDEN
D. ROAD TO RICHES
E. 9
F. NO
G. 5
H. 4
I. PERTEMPS
J. C
K. YES
L.18

[b] TIEBREAK : 75
By:
harvb
When: 10 Mar 16 12:18
A. 4
B. C over 48
C. Cole Harden
D. Holywell
E. 8
F. No.
G. 4
H. 7
I. Pertemps
J. B
K. No
L. 13

TB. 66 lengths
By:
Cash Is King
When: 10 Mar 16 13:32
A. 4
B. D
C. Saphir Du Rheu
D. Valseur Lido
E. 10
F. No
G. 7
H. 8
I. Pertemps Final
J. B
K. Yes
L. 15
Tie Break. 77 Lengths
By:
haltymags
When: 10 Mar 16 13:48
A  3
B  B
C  ALPHA DES OBEAUX
D  CARLINGFORD LOUGH
E  11
F  NO
G  7
H  10
I  PERTEMPS
J  B
K  NO
L  14
TIE  105
By:
glazzers
When: 10 Mar 16 17:22
A 4
B D
C Cole Harden
D Road to Riches
E 10
F No
G 4
H 8
I Pertemps
J A
K No
L 15
Tiebreak 63 Lengths
By:
mesi
When: 10 Mar 16 17:44
A 3
B A 38 OR Less
C Alpha Des Obeaux
D Valseur Lido
E 12
F No
G 6
H 5
I Novices Handicap chase (Tues)
J E
K No
L 18
Tiebreak 98
By:
PeteTheBloke
When: 10 Mar 16 20:22
Well done Studyform and thanks for organising it again

A 6
B D
C Saphir Du Rheu
D Road to Riches
E 9
F No
G 5
H 8
I Conditional
J A
K No
L 17
Tiebreak 56 Lengths
By:
Off the toe
When: 11 Mar 16 08:59
A  5
B  E
C  THISTLECRACK
D  ROAD TO RICHES
E  8
F  NO
G  6
H  8
I  NOVICE
J  C
K  YES
L  18
TIE  86
By:
soul of wit
When: 11 Mar 16 12:40
A 5
B C
C Whisper
D Carlingford Lough
E 10
F No
G 5
H 5
I Conditional Jockeys Hurdle
J C
K Yes
L 15

Tiebreak 72
By:
wellchief
When: 11 Mar 16 12:42
Excellent work, cheers Studyform.

A.    3
B.    B (38-48)
C.    Aux Ptits Soins
D.    Carlingford Lough
E.    12
F.    No
G.    5
H.    9
I.    Conditional
J.    A
K.    No
L.    18
Tie Break: 90 lengths
By:
JackieMoon33
When: 11 Mar 16 17:10
A - 3
B - B
C - Whisper
D - Carlingford Lough
E - 9
F - No
G - 5
H - 9
I - Novice
J - B
K - Yes
L - 21

Tiebreak - 81
By:
jokersjow
When: 11 Mar 16 19:04
A. 2
B. C, over 48 – 58
C. Aux Ptits Soins
D. Road to Riches,
E. 8 (my goliath Silly)
F. No
G. 6
H. 10
I. Ultima Novice
J. B- 22/1 to 30/1
K. No
L. 18

Tiebreak - 77
By:
Meat Loaf
When: 11 Mar 16 19:14
A - 3
B - E
C - Thislecrack
D - Road to Riches
E - 8
F - No
G - 4
H - 4
I - Coral
J - C
K -No
L - 14
Tiebreak - 105

Thanks
By:
Vbear2
When: 11 Mar 16 19:22
A. 2
B. C (48-58)
C. Cole Harden
D. Carlingford Lough
E. 8
F. No
G. 4
H. 5
I. Novice handicap chase (ultima - ties)
J. C
K. Yes
L. 17
Tiebreak. 91 lengths
By:
Hereford21
When: 12 Mar 16 07:38
A - 1
B - B
C - Aux Ptits Soins
D - Many Clouds
E - 8
F - No
G - 4
H - 6
I - Conditional
J - C
K - No
L - 17

Tie Break - 103
By:
Ming_the_Merciless
When: 12 Mar 16 08:19
A. 5
B. over 68
C. alpha des obeaux
D. Road to Riches
E. 10
F. No
G. 5
H. 7
I. Pertempts
J. c
K. No
L. 17

Tiebreak - 83
By:
frank60
When: 12 Mar 16 14:09
A-4
B-C
C-Thistle crack
d-Road to riches
E-7
F-NO
G-7
H-7
I-Novice h/cap
j-c
K-yes
l-19

tie/break 71  L     GOODLUCK S/F
By:
saxon farm
When: 12 Mar 16 17:21
A: 4
B: E
C: Thistlecrack
D: Road To Riches
E: 8
F: No
G: 7
H: 8
I: Conditional
J: C
K: Yes
L: 15
TB: 83 lengths

Thanks STUDYFORM
By:
Makybe_Diva
When: 12 Mar 16 21:19
A - 3
B - C
C - Cole Harden
D - Road To Riches
E - 9
F - No
G - 7
H - 6
I - Novice
J - C
K - Yes
L - 16
Tie Break - 75 lengths

Thanks for running the comp, SF Happy
By:
rodney101
When: 13 Mar 16 00:00
a 5
b c
c cole harden
d road to riches
e 8
f no
g 6
h 6
I conditional
j c
k yes
l 18
112lenghts
By:
LaticsLegend
When: 13 Mar 16 00:20
A. 2
B. B
C. Cole Harden
D. Road To Riches
E. 12
F. No
G. 7
H. 6
I. Novice
J. B
K. Yes
L. 18

Tiebreak: 104

Thanks SF
By:
Orsoncart
When: 13 Mar 16 08:05
A. 3
B. A
C. Cole Harden
D. Carlingford lough
E. 10
F. No
G. 6
H. 10
I. Novice
J. C
K. Yes
L. 14
Tiebreak 153 lengths

Brilliant effort again studyform thanks for taking the time.

Orsoncart
By:
zeusman10
When: 13 Mar 16 08:46
A.  5
B. C
C. alpha des obeaux
D. carlingford lough
E. 7
F. NO
G. 4
H. 8
I. novice
J. D
K. YES
L.18

[b] TIEBREAK : 125
By:
ath
When: 13 Mar 16 10:34
A.3
B.c
C.Thistlecrack
D.carlingford lough
E.7
F.no
G.2
H.6
I.pertemps
J.c
K.yes
L.17
Tiebreaker 128lengths
By:
frostynite
When: 13 Mar 16 13:13
a  2
b  b
c  alpha des obeaux
d  road to riches
e  8
f  no
g  4
h  5
I  conditional
j  d
k  yes
l  16
   99
   thanks
By:
alist5.
When: 13 Mar 16 13:42
A. 4
B. d over 58
C. Thislecrack
D. road to Riches
E. 8
F. No
g. 4
H. 7
I. Pertemps
J. C
K. yes
L. 13

tiebreak 81
By:
topweight
When: 13 Mar 16 16:40
A. 2
B. E
C. Aux Ptits soins
D.carlingford lough
E.10
F. No
G.6
H. 8
I. Conditional
J. C
K.yes

L. 20
Tiebreak 141 lengths

Thanks and good luck all
By:
The Scobster
When: 13 Mar 16 22:01
A. 3
B. C
C. Alpha Des Obouex
D. Road to Riches
E  8
F. No
G. 4
H. 5
I. Novices
J. C
K. No
L. 15

Tiebreak 130 lengths

Good Luck
By:
Kauto SuperStar
When: 13 Mar 16 22:12
A. 4
B. B
C. Thistlecrack
D. Carlingford Lough
E  7
F. No
G. 5
H. 6
I. Novices
J. C
K. Yes
L. 16

Tiebreak 136 lengths
Thanks
By:
armpits
When: 13 Mar 16 22:25
Thanks very much for this Studyform

A: 7
B: E
C: Thistlecrack
D: Carlingford Lough
E: 6
F: No
G: 5
H: 5
I: Pertemps
J: C
K: No
L: 14

Tiebreak:  155 lengths
By:
rolloskinner
When: 14 Mar 16 00:10
A 4
B D
C Cole Harden
D Carlingford Lough
E 7
F No
G 6
H 6
I Pertemps
J C
K Yes

Tiebreak 104 Lengths
L
By:
rolloskinner
When: 14 Mar 16 00:12
L 14
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