Festival Notebook – 3 dark horses?

L’Homme Presse came home by 10 widening lengths from The Glancing Queen on New Years Day at Cheltenham. He is being touted for the Cheltenham Festival in March, so what of his chances? He beat a very likeable mare in The Glancing Queen who herself did nothing wrong, jumping well and travelling equally as well…

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The 2022 Dublin Racing Festival – part one

Hi there, The Dublin Racing Festival was created in 2018 when it amalgamated the Irish Champion Hurdle, previously run in late January, with the Irish Gold Cup run in mid-February. There are now 8 Grade One contests over 2 days with a not too shabby 2 million euros up for grabs, this year’s Festival runs…

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The Dominance Of Irish Trainers

Cleeve have a long-standing relationship with punting professional Andy Gibson. Andy is very well respected in racing circles and he has been a frequent pundit for At the Races and Racing TV, he can also be heard regularly on William Hill Radio. Andy’s consistent success as a professional punter has been built on thirty years of observation, analysis…

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Galopin Des Champs

Hi there some of you are bound to have heard or read about Galopin Des Champs after he made such an impressive debut over fences at Leopardstown’s Xmas meeting… one commentator said it was “the most impressive debut by a novice chaser I have ever seen”… so for those of you interested in my thoughts…

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Cleeve ratings dutching results

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Introduction Following on from our recent post about our Class 2+ ratings results, we have had a few emails from members asking if we had results from dutching the top 3 rated in each race as well. Dutching is the name for the betting technique of backing more than one outcome in the same race…

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Cleeve ratings update

Introduction Over 10 years ago we developed an algorithm that assessed every runner and rated the race. This was designed to help our in-hose tipping team and played a major part in Cleeve becoming an award-winning tipping brand with 10 years of unbroken profit’ As part of the Cleeve service, we provide our members with…

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A look back at the Cheltenham Festival – Day Two

Hi again, we’re back with our review of day two of the festival and after leading the Prestbury Cup 2 – 1 after the first 3 races on day one it looked like we had done nothing but anger the Irish dragon and were on for an embarrassing drubbing as they took the last 4…

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A look back at the Cheltenham Festival – Day One

Hi there, Well the Festival finally rolled around last week and although horseracing fans couldn’t wait for the action to begin, but in the wider media, the fact that last year’s festival was mired in controversy and seen in plenty of quarters as a ‘super-spreader’ event that exacerbated the impact of the virus. Also, the…

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Cleeve members post – our coverage for Cheltenham…

Hello everyone, We’ve had a couple of emails from members asking what is happening over Cheltenham week, as John’s tipping style with its focus on lower-class racing is obviously very different from Andrew’s and less suited to the graded race profile of the races at the Festival. Well, the good news is that we have…

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