5 things you didn't know about The Cheltenham Festival

March 4th, 2013

Proform Main + Stats Top Rated

We have been compiling our Main + Stats ratings since 2006. In that time period there have been 181 top rated horses run at The Cheltenham Festival, the Main + Stats ratings have produced 36 winners for a 20% strike rate and a profit to SP of 50 points and 90 points to BSP. You can see the top rated on the Proform race cards at a glance, JOIN NOW.  

Golden Oldies

There is nothing golden about the older horses running at the Cheltenham Festival. In fact horses aged 11 and over have won just 11 races from 452 attempts. This is 36% below expectations.  

Three Sires

There are three sires to keep on your side at the Cheltenham Festival. Presenting's offspring win 29% more races than expected. Accordion's offspring win 48% more races than expected. Oscar's offspring win 61% more races than expected.  

Trainer Switch

Trainers running a horse at the Cheltenham Festival that is only on it's second run for the yard win nearly 70% more often than they should. 10 winners from 130 runners (7.7% SR) and a 43 points profit to industry SP.  

Don't go to Ascot

Horses that ran at Ascot on their last run before the Cheltenham Festival perform 30% below expectations with just 16 winners from 341 runners (4.7% SR)  

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The above statistics were taken from our 2013 Cheltenham Guide. If you would like to purchase this guide it is £7.95.