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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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Report layingisthewayforward March 9, 2016 6:15 PM GMT
Thanks for this, will get my pin out later!
Report Ozymandius March 9, 2016 6:54 PM GMT
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.
Report STUDYFORM March 9, 2016 7:02 PM GMT
I do this of my own volition, Ozymandius.
But, I think you know this already.
Troll.
Report Ozymandius March 9, 2016 7:04 PM GMT
You are a very very strange man.
Report STUDYFORM March 9, 2016 10:27 PM GMT
From anyone else I'd take that as an insult. From you, it makes me feel quite good.
Report ElGreco101 March 9, 2016 10:47 PM GMT
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
Report marychain1 March 10, 2016 10:30 AM GMT
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
Report GILLJAYSMOUSE March 10, 2016 11:34 AM GMT
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
Report harvb March 10, 2016 12:18 PM GMT
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
Report Cash Is King March 10, 2016 1:32 PM GMT
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
Report haltymags March 10, 2016 1:48 PM GMT
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
Report glazzers March 10, 2016 5:22 PM GMT
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
Report mesi March 10, 2016 5:44 PM GMT
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
Report PeteTheBloke March 10, 2016 8:22 PM GMT
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
Report Off the toe March 11, 2016 8:59 AM GMT
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
Report soul of wit March 11, 2016 12:40 PM GMT
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
Report wellchief March 11, 2016 12:42 PM GMT
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
Report JackieMoon33 March 11, 2016 5:10 PM GMT
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
Report jokersjow March 11, 2016 7:04 PM GMT
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
Report Meat Loaf March 11, 2016 7:14 PM GMT
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
Report Vbear2 March 11, 2016 7:22 PM GMT
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
Report Hereford21 March 12, 2016 7:38 AM GMT
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
Report Ming_the_Merciless March 12, 2016 8:19 AM GMT
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
Report frank60 March 12, 2016 2:09 PM GMT
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
Report saxon farm March 12, 2016 5:21 PM GMT
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
Report Makybe_Diva March 12, 2016 9:19 PM GMT
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
Report rodney101 March 13, 2016 12:00 AM GMT
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
Report LaticsLegend March 13, 2016 12:20 AM GMT
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
Report Orsoncart March 13, 2016 7:05 AM GMT
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
Report zeusman10 March 13, 2016 7:46 AM GMT
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
Report ath March 13, 2016 9:34 AM GMT
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
Report frostynite March 13, 2016 12:13 PM GMT
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
Report alist5. March 13, 2016 12:42 PM GMT
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
Report topweight March 13, 2016 3:40 PM GMT
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
Report The Scobster March 13, 2016 9:01 PM GMT
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
Report Kauto SuperStar March 13, 2016 9:12 PM GMT
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
Report armpits March 13, 2016 9:25 PM GMT
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
Report rolloskinner March 13, 2016 11:10 PM GMT
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
Report rolloskinner March 13, 2016 11:12 PM GMT
L 14
Report charwell. March 14, 2016 2:21 AM GMT
A) 5
B) C
C) Whisper
D) Carlingford Lough
E) 8
F) No
G) 4
H) 7
I) Pertemps
J) D
K) No
L) 15

Tiebreak: 92 lenghts
Report Jb23 March 14, 2016 7:32 AM GMT
A) 4
B) C
C) Thisltecrack
D) Road to Riches
E) 8
F) No
G) 7
H) 10
I) Martin Pipe conditional
J) C
K) No
L) 15

Tiebreak: 123L


Thanks a lot- much appreciated
Report Theobear March 14, 2016 11:34 AM GMT
A 6
B 58-68
C Alpha Des Obeaux
D Carlingford Lough
E 14
F No
G 3
H 4
I Conditional
J C
K No
L 15
Tie breaker 315
Report Border Reiver March 14, 2016 1:14 PM GMT
A/ 5.
B/ A.
C/ Alpha des obeaux.
D/ Road to riches.
E/ 12.
F/ No.
G/ 5.
H/ 6
I/ Coral cup.
J/ C.
K/ Yes.
L/ 17.

Tb.135
Report roger_roger March 14, 2016 1:38 PM GMT
A    5
B    B
C    Saphir Du Rheu
D    Road to Riches
E    8
F    No
G    6
H    7
I    Pertemps Final Hurdle
J    C
K    Yes
L    16
TB    99
Report Lance in France March 14, 2016 5:04 PM GMT
A 2
B E
C At Fishers Cross
D Carlingford Lough
E 11
F NO
G 3
H 4
I Novice
J 17
K NO
L 17
TB 107
Report duffy March 14, 2016 5:33 PM GMT
A. 3
B. C
C. Thistlecrack
D. Carlingfofd Lough
E. 9
F. No
G. 3
H. 9
I. Conditional
J. C
K. Yes
L. 16

Tiebreak 79
Report neva win March 14, 2016 5:43 PM GMT
A-3

B-D
C-SAPHIR DU RHEU
D-HOLYWELL
E-7
F-N0
G-7
H-10
I-NOVICE
J-D
K-N0
L-14

TIEBREAK-100

THANKS
Report themightyberdych March 14, 2016 5:52 PM GMT
A -2
B – D over 58-68
C – Thistlecrack
D – Road to Riches
E – 7
F – No
G – 4
H – 6
I – Pertemps
J – D
K – No
L – 14
Tiebreak - 74
Report STUDYFORM March 14, 2016 7:35 PM GMT
My entry:

A. 8
B. D
C. Vroum Vroum Mag
D. Carlingford Lough
E. 6
F. Yes
G. 7
H. 6
I. Coral
J. D
K. Yes
L. 14

tb. 175
Report teal March 14, 2016 9:34 PM GMT
A. 3
B. E
C. Alpha Des Obeaux
D. Road to Riches
E. 8
F. No
G. 4
H. 6
I. Pertemps
J. D
K. Yes
L. 13

Tiebreak - 131
Report SEATHESTARS....NO1 March 14, 2016 9:46 PM GMT
In terms of the place terms (question one is relevant to my question) are we basing the rules on antepost rules? I.e is the Arkle a 3 place race even though its down to 7 runners?

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.
Report Rathbone March 14, 2016 10:00 PM GMT
A. 3
B. C
C. Alpha Des Obeaux
D. Valseur Lido
E. 7
F. No
G. 4
H. 6
I. Conditional
J. C
K. Yes
L. 14

TIEBREAK: 96
Report Giggsta March 14, 2016 10:02 PM GMT
A. 2
B. E
C. Saphir du Rheu
D. Road to Riches
E. 6
F. No
G. 6
H. 9
I. Conditionals
J. C
K. Yes
L. 17

tb. 74
Report ROBBO ROBBO March 14, 2016 10:08 PM GMT
A=1
B=C
C=THISTLECRACK
D=VALSEUR LIDO
E=8
F=NO
G=5
H=6
I=CONDITIONAL
J=C
K=NO
L=14

TB=80
Report cudgel March 14, 2016 10:21 PM GMT
A. 4
B. D
C. Thistlecrack
D. Carlingford Lough
E. 5
F. No
G. 7
H. 7
I. Pertemps
J. C
K. Yes
L. 16

Tb. 81
Report SEATHESTARS....NO1 March 14, 2016 10:26 PM GMT
A 3
B b
C Alpha Des Obeaux
D Carlingford Lough
E 8
F NO
G 4
H 7
I Conditional
J C
K NO
L 14

Tiebreak 104
Report Pots11 March 14, 2016 10:39 PM GMT
A 3
B B
C Alpha Des Obeaux
D Valseur Lido
E 8
F No
G 5
H 5
I Conditional
J C
K Yes
L 16

Tiebraker - 121
Report TheGoddess March 14, 2016 10:50 PM GMT
A-4
B-C
C-THISTLECRACK
D-CARLINGFORD LOUGH
E-8
F-N0
G-5
H-6
I-NOVICE
J-C
K-N0
L-17

TIEBREAKER-98

CHEERS Happy
Report MTanoraksallaroundme March 14, 2016 10:52 PM GMT
A-1
B-E
C-SDR
D-CL
E-8
F-no
G-4
H-6
I-novice
J-c
K-no
L-19

tb-101
Report bigphatairyarse March 14, 2016 10:58 PM GMT
A 4
B B
C Cole Harden
D Carlingford Lough
E 7
F NO
G 5
H 6
I Novice
J D
K Yes
L 18

Tiebreak 102 Lengths

Thanks and GL to all
Report alansure1 March 14, 2016 11:06 PM GMT
my entry

A. 11

B. D

C. cole harden

d. road to riches

E. 6

F. Yes

G. 6

H. 4

I. pertemps

J. c

K. no

L. 10

Tie break 124
Thanks
Report alansure1 March 14, 2016 11:09 PM GMT
Soz I read the 1st question wrong lol can I change the answer to question  1 to 2 not 11 I thought if the name had a t in it thx
Report teo March 14, 2016 11:11 PM GMT
A. 2
B. C
C. Alpha des Obeaux
D. Road to Riches
E. 9
F. No
G. 5
H. 10
I. Conditional
J. C
K. Yes
L. 18

Tie: 103 lengths

Thanks Studyform
Report HowieTheRookie. March 14, 2016 11:49 PM GMT
A 4
B C
C Thistlecrack
D Road to Riches
E 7
F No
G 4
H 4
I Novice
J C
K No
L 12
Tiebreak 83 Lengths
Report STUDYFORM March 15, 2016 12:07 AM GMT
Times up.
Thanks for joining in, full briefing to follow.
Report STUDYFORM March 17, 2016 8:24 AM GMT
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