Cheltenham Festival Competition Final Standings
Mooroe’s Cheltenham Competition 2013
in association with placeabetonline.co.uk
As the curtain came down on another memorable Cheltenham Festival, the final day witnessed Bobs Worth win the Gold Cup. The 11/4 favourite came through under Barry Geraghty to move past Long Run and Sir Des Champs to pull away by 7 lengths, a victory that could not be knocked.
We also saw one of the unluckiest moments of horse racing, Oscar Delta jumped the last fence comfortably ahead of 2/1 favourite Salsify, in the Foxhunters Chase with victory at her mercy. The horse randomly jinked violently left into the side rope and unseated Jane Mangan, leaving Salsify to claim a 2nd consecutive victory in the race.
Our Conor won at 4/1 to add a further £96.25 to the coffers and therefore we have prizes up to 14th place in the league.
Simon Shepherd has led the way in the competition and no one can say he doesn’t deserve it, after he ended the week with a profit of £151.65. Keith Phillips takes the runner up prize with a profit of £77.12, however he was no match for the winner despite his banker Our Conor coming home on the last day. Salubrious provided a late winner for Mark Nuttall who finished just behind Phillips in 3rd place. Here are a full list of the Prizes;
1 Simon Shepherd £200
2 Keith Phillips £100
3 Mark Nuttall £50
4 Lee Fenney £40
5 Chris Bazley £35
6 Dave Moore £30
7 Joan Leach £25
8 Ged Swan £20
9 Sam McMahon £15
10 Tony McCombe £12.50
11 Ian Bradburn £10
12 Dave Hammond £10
13 Steve Watkins £7.50
14 Tommy Sanwell £7.50
At the wrong end of the table Anthony Glorman takes the Wooden Spoon with a horrendous loss of £93.50. Glorman has maintained his nickname “Loser” and ended the week with just one win and 3 places, but he does pick up a free £10 bet courtesy of Bet365 for his troubles.
Last year’s Wooden Spoon winner Ross Jenkins tried in vain to retain his title with a loss of £89.25, but even he was no match for Glorman.
Keith Phillips also takes a £10 free bet thanks to an accumulative wins/places of 21, great effort Keith!
Thank you all for your co-operation in sending your selections in and I hope you have all enjoyed it as much as I have. I’ll be in touch with those who have won prizes on Monday.
Until next year!
Dave Moore – Competition Organiser