Cheltenham Festival Competition

Mooroe’s Cheltenham Festival Competition

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Tuesday 12th March 2013  sees the beginning of this years’ Cheltenham Festival  and most  importantly, the return of Mooroe’s Cheltenham Festival Competition.

Last year 76  players took part and it was Jane Heyes who took the 1st prize of £185,  chased home by Nik Jenkins, James Orme and Ste Rankin.

Heyes’ victory came due to her banker pick UNE ARTISTE winning at 40-1, showing that it can be worth searching for a decent price rather than  settling for an odds on winner.

This year I will be setting everything up similar to last year – a selection per race will have a £2 each way stake placed – however there are a couple of changes/improvements, including some bonus bets to give away.

How it Works

This year all players will be required to select a banker each day  instead of one for the festival (all bankers give an additional £4 win stake).

Entry fees have increased from £5 to £7.

  • £5 will go to the prize fund as per last year.
  • 50p per person per day will be put together and I will place a WIN  bet on the accumulated highest count of Banker picks for that day (must  be 2/1 or more, if the highest count is below this price I will go to  the next highest and so on until a horse with a bigger price than 2/1 is picked).  Any winnings will be added to the prize fund pot.  For  example, if we have 76 entrants as per 2012 and on Tuesday 13th March  Grandouet had 60% of banker picks for that day for the Champion Hurdle, I would take 50p per player = £38 and put a Win bet on that horse.  If it wins at say 5/1 I will add the £228 winnings to the prize fund.

In the event of a Non Runner selection, horse number 1 will be selected as a replacement, if you have not amended your pick by the start of race one on that day

If you do not make selections by the start of race one on any day, horse number 1 will be selected as a replacement in  each race.

If you would like to take part, entry forms need to be submitted to the email address below by midnight on Monday 11th March and the £7  entry fee payed by 10am on Tuesday 12th March 2013; if payment is not received by the deadline your entry will not count.

For payment details see the entry form, or if you have any queries please email –

Daily rankings will be posted on our Twitter pages so be sure to follow us



Win £50 in bonus bets

On top of the competition prizes we have also been given £50 in bets, by our friends a top bookie to dish out to competition participants.

A £10 bet will be dished out every day of the competition to the best performer of that day. There will also be a £10 bet given out at the end of the tournament for the poor person who finishes last.

To qualify for the bonus bet you must have an account, as we will require your username to credit the bet to your account.

Bonus bet winners will be notified on a daily basis and usernames will be needed by the end of the final day.

We hope you enjoy the festival and more importantly Mooroe’s Tournament, Good Luck