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02 Jan 12 23:42
Date Joined: 02 Nov 02
| Topic/replies: 3,637 | Blogger: moneypenny's blog
We will go with same format as last year for the winter competition and include the racing at the Cheltenham festival to finish up with. During festival week entrants will have to tip a horse running at Cheltenham every day and will have one 5pt bet to use at Cheltenham.

1. Each competitor has 2 points to use every day there is an Irish racing meeting and also at the Cheltenham festival. The bet is either 2pts win or 1 pt e/w. If not specified the bet will be assumed to be 2pts win.

2. We'll use SP

3. No lays, place only, betfair prices, doubles, trebles etc

4. If there are two or more Irish meetings on that day there is still only one bet.

5. Each competitor has three 5 point bets to use during the competition.
One 5pt bet to be used during January
One 5pt bet to be used during Feburary
One 5pt bet to be used during the Cheltenham Festival
If somebody selects a 5 point bet, this horse may not be used as a 5 point bet by anyone else that day.

6. Bets are on Irish horse racing only with the only exception being the Cheltenham Festival.

7.Competitors may nominate in advance a "competition holiday" which must be taken in chunks of at least a week (seems fair enough- winning tippers will make pts than holidays makers might lose )

8. Not posting unless stated on holiday for the week or fortinght will be the equivalent of a -1

9 Returns will NOT include your stake

10. Entrants will be accepted up to Saturday 14th January. Late entrants will be deducted -1 for each day missed

11. Competition Starts Saturday 7th January and ends on Cheltenham Gold Cup day Friday March 18th.

12.All are welcome to enter.
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Report moneypenny March 15, 2012 12:12 AM GMT
1pt e/w Captain Chris 2.40
Report punchestown March 15, 2012 3:05 AM GMT
2 pts Restless Harry 14.05,thanks.
Report ReimerpYsatnaf March 15, 2012 7:34 AM GMT
2.05 - 2pts Houblon Des Obeaux
Report Santry March 15, 2012 7:46 AM GMT
2 pts win Oscar Whisky 3.20
Report gentlemanjohn March 15, 2012 8:40 AM GMT
2pts win Start Me Up 4.40
Report Giant Strides March 15, 2012 8:42 AM GMT
1pt ew Bold Sir Brian 1.30
5pts tomorrow Weird Al  Gold Cup
Report dkelly69 March 15, 2012 9:19 AM GMT
240 2 pts riverside theatre
Report Pull Hard March 15, 2012 10:06 AM GMT
4.40 start me up 2pt win
Report 3winnersandasecond March 15, 2012 10:24 AM GMT
Have to agree with Soapp...I'll go with Betfair's favourite horse...Voler La Vadette...3.20. 1 pt e/w please MP (hang on in there..!)
Report JayTrumpOldTomDubbl March 15, 2012 11:02 AM GMT
2pts win Catch Me
Report ilikewavingatbuses March 15, 2012 11:07 AM GMT
im sorry for being annoying MP but id like to change my selection

2.05 PINEAU DE RE 2pts
Report tobywong. March 15, 2012 11:47 AM GMT
2ptw your busy 1640
Report wildmanfromborneo March 15, 2012 1:03 PM GMT
Cheltenham 1.30
Peddlers Cross 2 points win.
Report ACE JACK DOUBLE SUITED March 15, 2012 1:25 PM GMT
2pts 4:00 salut flo
Report DECALEC March 15, 2012 1:28 PM GMT
the hollinwell 4.40 5pt win
Report Giant Strides March 15, 2012 1:56 PM GMT
2pts Brackloon High in the 440 instead of that non runner please
Report Izita_Monstar March 15, 2012 2:02 PM GMT
Houblon Des Obeaux 2.05 5pts
Report irish_guy_13 March 15, 2012 3:00 PM GMT
4.00 2pts gansey
Report neill d March 15, 2012 3:08 PM GMT
4:40 Start ne up 2pts win
Report Monte Christo March 15, 2012 3:34 PM GMT
4.00 The Cockney Mackem 2 pts win.

Thanks mp.
Report Pull Hard March 15, 2012 5:42 PM GMT
Will take this down to the wire to make moneypenny sweat for his prize

5.15 Idarah 5pt win
Report jumper March 15, 2012 6:15 PM GMT
My god. I was going to put that one up myself for a 2 pointer, to get past or at least very close to Moneypenny.

It was a previous winner for me in the competition at Limerick a few weeks back and at one of the preview nights I attended her husband talked it up and I've been waiting for it all week. Cheers. Let me find another one now.

Good luck by the way.
Report General Idea March 15, 2012 6:16 PM GMT
5pts Shadow Catcher 1.30
Report soapp March 15, 2012 6:16 PM GMT
Only one long priced winner today, 14/1 so MP may still be in the lead.

Let's all rattle his cage tomorrow!! I went close but not close enough with Voler La Vedette today. Cry
Report ilikewavingatbuses March 15, 2012 6:55 PM GMT
2.05 5pt edgardo sol
Report soapp March 15, 2012 7:00 PM GMT
Ipsos Du Berlais 2 40 2 pts

Well done on running a great show MP and I hope you hold onto your lead.
Report Dan Chipowski March 15, 2012 7:26 PM GMT
So do I, not sure the format is entirely fair when a pathetic tipster like me could nick it with a longshot. Silly

2pts win The Midnight Club (3.20)
Report Santry March 15, 2012 7:31 PM GMT
5 pts win On the Fringe 4.00
Report Pull Hard March 15, 2012 7:46 PM GMT
Sorry jumper, thought i would get in early to nick it off anyone that was looking for it.  I would expect it to be prominent all the way, which seems to be the only way this week, as to memory v few winners have come from behind.
Report wildmanfromborneo March 15, 2012 8:28 PM GMT
It would be ungallant to pick Moon Dice as that is Moneypennys horse so had a long look at Boxer Georg but the unfortunate beast burdened with my five pointer is Ut De Sivola in the Triumph.
Cheltenham JCB Triumph Hurdle 5 points win Ut De Sivola.
Report The Gotchee March 15, 2012 8:34 PM GMT
5 pts win Grumeti 1.30 Cheltenham.Cool
Report snaafi dancer March 15, 2012 8:46 PM GMT
2pt win clerks choice 2.05
Report Monte Christo March 15, 2012 8:50 PM GMT
Some interesting 5 pointers chosen gentlemen.

I've narrowed mine down to 3 now.Confused Could not choose Moon Dice either wildman Blush

Keeps the interest levels high this format for sure though moneypenny would be a deserving winner to be fair.
Report wildmanfromborneo March 15, 2012 8:54 PM GMT
Monte Christo i would like a price on your five pointer being second probably caught on the line and done a nose.
Report Deplasterer March 15, 2012 8:57 PM GMT
Surenaga 4.00 2pts.
Report Monte Christo March 15, 2012 9:01 PM GMT

The joys of racing.Sure we all suffer the same ups and downs in this game.

Surely be worth backing these 5 pointers tomorrow ? Think a few of these will come in.
Report norn iron March 15, 2012 9:07 PM GMT
Report Deplasterer March 15, 2012 9:13 PM GMT
Mines is 50's too Norn! The devil hates a coward!!!
Report ACE JACK DOUBLE SUITED March 15, 2012 9:29 PM GMT
2:05 5pts win Master of Arts
Report 3winnersandasecond March 15, 2012 9:29 PM GMT
Pull Hard got there first with the 5pter on Idarah who must have a great squeak in the last.
I'll go with the unusual combination OF Mrs H & Paul Townend (the lad deserves a winner) in the County Hurdle...The Bull Hayes (50's e/w 5 plcs with Spoils who unfortunately won't entertain any stake at all from me anymore)...Would like a better dig in the ground and definitely a bit quirky but sure how what do yez expect for a 50/1 shot.
Best of luck to all tmoro...
Report 3winnersandasecond March 15, 2012 9:31 PM GMT
That's 5pts win MP (looks like you might have a bit of laying off to do...!)
Report frank60 March 15, 2012 9:34 PM GMT
Report Pre-Fat-Low-Fat-Foods March 15, 2012 9:42 PM GMT
2pts Bradley 4.00
Report ilikewavingatbuses March 15, 2012 9:42 PM GMT
im SO sorry MP im changing again, absolute last time

2.05 snap tie 5pts
Report moneypenny March 15, 2012 9:44 PM GMT
jesus lads, ye are all out to get me Grin
leaderboard will be up soon
Report Fayzer March 15, 2012 10:10 PM GMT
Gormanstown Cuckoo 2pts win 16.40

Some excellent outside of the box selections for tomorrow, there'll be skin and hair flying!!

Excellent work MP

I have tomorrow off work, heading to a wedding hoping for a good day all round (could do with a serious change of fortune)
Report moneypenny March 15, 2012 10:21 PM GMT
LEADERBOARD DAY 46                       
     56.45         MONEYPENNY         *   
     45.88         JUMPER         *   
     26.90         CATCHMEIFYOUCAN            
     23.42         GENTLEMANJOHN         *   
     20.79         SNAFFI DANCER#         *   
     19.48         GENERAL IDEA            
     18.08         FAYZER         *   
     16.63         THE GOTCHEE            
     15.80         YOURLACK         *   
     12.55         TOBYWONG            
     11.88         PRE-FAT LOW-FAT FOODS         *   
     11.51         FRANK60         *   
     10.75         ILIKEWAVINGATBUSES            
     9.78         PULL HARD            
     9.07         SANTRY            
     6.00         MONTE CHRISTO            
     4.53         CHILDOFMINE2            
     3.80         D KELLY69         *   
     0.40         WILDMANFROMBORNEO            
     -3.97         IZITA MONSTAR            
     -6.68         GIANT STRIDES            
     -8.93         PA LAPSY         *   
     -11.20         SOAPP         *   
     -17.16         KALANISI         *   
     -18.00         3WINNERSANDASECOND            
     -20.20         IRISH_GUY_13         *   
     -21.50         SLIGORED            
     -24.50         CORANA            
     -29.07         ITSBEENAPLEASURE            
     -30.15         PUNCHESTOWN            
     -32.50         DEPLASTERER         *   
     -34.34         ACEJACKDOUBLESUITED            
     -34.61         DAN CHIPOWSKI         *   
     -35.80         NORN IRON         *   
     -40.31         KAVVIE         *   
     -40.74         BJG         *   
     -40.75         DO RIGHTLY         *   
     -48.68         NEILL D         *   
     -50.00         DECALEC            
     -50.04         JAYTRUMPOLDTOMDUBBL            
     -61.75         REIMERP YSATNAF         *   
* DENOTES Cheltenham 5PT BET USED                       
Report Kalanisi March 15, 2012 10:30 PM GMT
His Excellency

MP, thanks for running the comp.
Report pa lapsy March 15, 2012 10:41 PM GMT
2 pts win Asaid 1.30.
Thanks MP.
Report kavvie March 15, 2012 11:13 PM GMT
plan a 2.05 2pts win
sat 4.00 missippi river wex
Report pa lapsy March 15, 2012 11:16 PM GMT
Finished tomorrow Kavvie^^
Report kavvie March 15, 2012 11:26 PM GMT
oh...ur right..just as well..if you dont start good in it you have no start going for longshots etc.if ur at top you can afford to go with shorties to stay in position..always next yr i guess!!
Report JayTrumpOldTomDubbl March 15, 2012 11:41 PM GMT
Ilikewavingatbosses, would you mind changing again as he is mine and have been waiting for him, but as he will be a stable punt he will probably be too short for me to ease off the bottomLaugh though I could throw my 5pint dart at one of them busses u like waving at, but then again the ones I have tipped up have been slower than those busses, in any event i'm still searching for a 33/1 shot, best of luck so with Snaptie.......catch me did nothing to help me today but McCoy was brilliant on it
Report jumper March 15, 2012 11:48 PM GMT
Dan Breen, 4.40, 1pt each way
Report moneypenny March 15, 2012 11:57 PM GMT
1pt e/w Astracad 5.15
Report punchestown March 16, 2012 2:22 AM GMT
5 pts win Renard in the last race,GLTA.
Report ReimerpYsatnaf March 16, 2012 7:28 AM GMT
4.00 - 2pts Turko

Thanks for running the competition moneypenny
Report yourlack March 16, 2012 7:40 AM GMT
2pts lucky william 17.15
Report Monte Christo March 16, 2012 7:54 AM GMT
Morning Folks

All or nothing today lads.

2.05 Magnifique Etoile 5 pts win.

Currently around 20-1 i think this has a big chance today.

Best of luck to everyone.
Report BJG March 16, 2012 8:54 AM GMT
2.05 Starluck 2pts
Report JayTrumpOldTomDubbl March 16, 2012 11:42 AM GMT
5pts win Cornas 17.15 Cheltenham
Report irish_guy_13 March 16, 2012 11:53 AM GMT
1.30 dysios 2pts ty, gl all
Report tobywong. March 16, 2012 11:57 AM GMT
really like toner doudairies in the conditionals but alas it may fall short of the points required to win so the pick is Local Hero 5pt w in the county 205
Report DECALEC March 16, 2012 12:03 PM GMT
oscar delta 4.00 2pt
Report Sligored March 16, 2012 12:15 PM GMT
4.00 enter paradise 5 pt win
Report ilikewavingatbuses March 16, 2012 12:16 PM GMT
snap tie is a nonner

5pt MY FLORA foxhunters.
Report Izita_Monstar March 16, 2012 12:44 PM GMT
5.15 2pts Anquetta
Report ACE JACK DOUBLE SUITED March 16, 2012 12:51 PM GMT
Master of arts nr so 5pts win 4:40 Art Professor
Report gentlemanjohn March 16, 2012 2:13 PM GMT
2pts win Rigidity 4.40

A big thanks to moneypenny for all the hard work & organisation, been a lot of fun
Report dkelly69 March 16, 2012 2:25 PM GMT
2 pts time for rupert 320
Report neill d March 16, 2012 3:11 PM GMT
2pts win Diamond Harry Gold Cup
Report soapp March 16, 2012 6:15 PM GMT
Well done MP.

Winner all right winner all right.  Cool
Report ilikewavingatbuses March 16, 2012 6:43 PM GMT
great comp mp, wd u deserved it!!

wd all!
Report Monte Christo March 16, 2012 6:53 PM GMT
Congrats mp.

Fair play to you - a deserving winner.

Many thanks for all your hard work in running this.I really enjoyed it and it certainly generates a bit of debate and craic.
Report Dan Chipowski March 16, 2012 6:59 PM GMT
Well done MP.

Great competition as always. Many thanks.
Report Giant Strides March 16, 2012 7:50 PM GMT
I take it nobody caught you so congrats mp.
Horrible end personally. Weird Al my arse! Laugh
Best standard I remember this year but I think it's fair to say that the quality of tipping pre Cheltenham was slightly better than during it. Crazy Tongue Out
Report do rightly March 16, 2012 7:51 PM GMT
Wd MP.Weighed in,weighed in.
Report jumper March 16, 2012 7:54 PM GMT
Congratulations MoneyPenny

Like many this week I failed to come up the hill but think I've held onto second place. Fancy starting a tipping line?

First time I've got involved here although I've been around for years, mostly lurking. Do we have a flat one as well?

Well done again.
Report pa lapsy March 16, 2012 8:40 PM GMT
Very well done Moneypenny,very impressive total points,fair dues to anyone else on the plus side,not too easy to do.
Great comp and some very good picking over the course of it.
Thanks for organising it and doing the work,really enjoyed it.
Report neill d March 16, 2012 11:23 PM GMT
Welldone Moneypenny, great job
Report moneypenny March 17, 2012 1:48 AM GMT
FINAL LEADERBOARD                        
     54.45         MONEYPENNY         *   
     43.88         JUMPER         *   
     39.53         CHILDOFMINE2         *   
     25.90         CATCHMEIFYOUCAN            
     21.42         GENTLEMANJOHN         *   
     18.79         SNAFFI DANCER#         *   
     16.08         FAYZER         *   
     14.48         GENERAL IDEA         *   
     13.80         YOURLACK         *   
     11.63         THE GOTCHEE         *   
     9.88         PRE-FAT LOW-FAT FOODS         *   
     9.51         FRANK60         *   
     7.55         TOBYWONG         *   
     5.75         ILIKEWAVINGATBUSES         *   
     4.78         PULL HARD         *   
     4.07         SANTRY         *   
     1.80         D KELLY69         *   
     1.00         MONTE CHRISTO         *   
     -4.60         WILDMANFROMBORNEO         *   
     -5.97         IZITA MONSTAR            
     -10.93         PA LAPSY         *   
     -11.68         GIANT STRIDES         *   
     -13.20         SOAPP         *   
     -19.16         KALANISI         *   
     -22.20         IRISH_GUY_13         *   
     -23.00         3WINNERSANDASECOND         *   
     -25.50         CORANA            
     -26.50         SLIGORED         *   
     -30.07         ITSBEENAPLEASURE            
     -34.50         DEPLASTERER         *   
     -35.15         PUNCHESTOWN         *   
     -36.61         DAN CHIPOWSKI         *   
     -37.80         NORN IRON         *   
     -39.34         ACEJACKDOUBLESUITED         *   
     -41.75         DO RIGHTLY         *   
     -42.31         KAVVIE         *   
     -42.74         BJG         *   
     -50.68         NEILL D         *   
     -52.00         DECALEC            
     -55.04         JAYTRUMPOLDTOMDUBBL         *   
     -63.75         REIMERP YSATNAF         *   
* DENOTES Cheltenham 5PT BET USED                       
Report moneypenny March 17, 2012 1:52 AM GMT
Right lads, this is how i make the final leaderboard.
If everyone is happy with scoring I will email betfair with result and organise prizes tomorrow.

Its been a tough week at Cheltenham, but enjoyable and when i do the sums think i might be just ahead.

Hope ye all did well.

Roll on Fairyhouse/Liverpool and Punchestown.

Flat competition will run from Irish derby to Galway.
Report 3winnersandasecond March 17, 2012 9:12 AM GMT
Congrats MP, the best man won...
Well done to all who ended up showing a profit on your tips (@SP).
I couldn't manage 3 winners out of 47 days racing...!
Report Fayzer March 17, 2012 10:05 AM GMT
well done mp, christ that was tough going this week.....
Report pa lapsy March 17, 2012 10:29 AM GMT
^ Fayzer sure you fancied a countrywide flame at Leopardstown and made a thread,judging by the above i,d say you were sick enough to see him win yesterday.
Report BJG March 17, 2012 11:00 AM GMT
wd moneypenny - well deserved CoolCool
Report Fayzer March 17, 2012 11:27 AM GMT
didnt have a penny on pa!! Novice Hurdlers would do away with ya
Report punchestown March 17, 2012 11:52 AM GMT
WD Moneypenny,would have been harsh if you were pipped by a hail Mary job Laugh
Report Santry March 17, 2012 11:58 AM GMT
Well done Moneypenny. Great competition.
Report moneypenny March 17, 2012 12:23 PM GMT
Thanks lads, its yourselves that make it such a good competition. Great to see so many finish in profit and fair play to everyone for keeping going to the end.
Report norn iron March 18, 2012 9:59 AM GMT
Report Sligored March 18, 2012 7:33 PM GMT
congrats moneypenny - well run comp - and a worthy winner
Report frank60 March 19, 2012 11:36 AM GMT
"To the victor belong the spoils".   well done M.P. and well run.Happy
Report General Idea March 19, 2012 2:29 PM GMT
Well done Moneypenny, thanks for all the effort aswell.
Report Pre-Fat-Low-Fat-Foods March 19, 2012 3:36 PM GMT
Good work MP. Enjoy the winnings.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 19, 2012 7:08 PM GMT
PENNY wins the MONEY !!! Devil

WELL DONE and tks for all your work with timely leaderboards.

Missed the last 3 days of the comp......... Just back.

Any crumbs for 4th Laugh
Report moneypenny March 19, 2012 8:38 PM GMT
Cheers lads

Unfortunately not CMIYC Cry
Report snaafi dancer March 19, 2012 8:46 PM GMT
well done MP and other winners - thanks again for all your hard work.
Report wildmanfromborneo March 19, 2012 8:58 PM GMT
I have long been an admirer of the standard of this competition.The pre Cheltenham tipping was sensational but we collectively seemed to go off the boil for Cheltenham,think the fact the pace was so good the tipsters behind started to rain in Hail Marys.
When you consider that unlike pricewise the tipsters are forced to take the lowest price available for anyone to be in profit is remarkable,throw in the fact that there are penalties for not posting and your appreciation will grow.The two who suffered most with the penalties were the brilliant mercurial Ilikewavingatbuses and the industrious enigmatic Catchmeifyoucan,two gentlemen you could never call predictable liable to do anythig and tip anything.
The winner Moneypenny was consistent and solid and rattled in a phenomenal amount of winners,that he won the previous competition makes it even more remarkable.It was also noticable that the posters topping the leaderboard tended to be the ones who make the good posts.
The one light hearted part of the competition came when the hapless Rocketfingers joined,the rules were explained a number of times to him yet he still kept trying to give 3 points to his selection,needless to say his failure to comprehend led to him dropping out.
Report ChildOfMine2 March 29, 2012 6:36 PM BST
Well done MP and well run - I'll take third in this comp any day of the week!
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