Tipster Challenge - AppBet

Penultimate week sees just three race wins at Cheltenham

After proving to be an unhappy hunting ground for our experts at the Festival five weeks ago, Cheltenham threw up just a trio of winners across seven races in yesterday’s Tipster Challenge.

In the penultimate week of the 2016/17 challenge, sponsored by Betting Gods, Ball Street Partnerships Director Ged Colleypriest failed to find a winner, while bettingexpert’s Stephen Harris returned an untimely low score of 1.63 points to harm his chances of finishing in the top five.

Timeform did at least record a pair of victories, including a 3/1 win for Doing Fine, for a week-high total of 3.53 points. They will be looking to overtake the likes of Betfred and Pinnacle in next week’s finale.

Race Winners at Cheltenham:

  1. William Henry 8/15
  2. Henryville 7/1
  3. Political Quiz 9/1
  4. Doing Fine 3/1
  5. Iora Glas 8/1
  6. Mick Thonic 13/8
  7. Silverhow 7/2

Tipster Challenge 2016/17 Leaderboard

RankTipsterRace WinsPoints
1Sarah Shannon - AppBet313.69
2Alan Alger - Betway311.41
3Jacob Johns - Easyodds37.72
4Phillip Anderson - Before The Off36.17
5Ciaran O'Brien - William Hill35.29
6bettingexpert1.624.53
7Ben Cleminson - Square in the Air14.50
8John Hill - Coral24.25
9Alex Donohue - Ladbrokes24.11
10Michael Shinners - Sky Bet24.00
11Stuart Tilly - Argyll Entertainment14.00
12Darren Moore - Betting Gods23.66
13Conor White - BetBright33.62
14Trevor Keane - Sportego23.50
15Harry Lang - Pinnacle13.50
16Matthew Hulmes - Betfred23.25
17Timeform1.853.20
18Paddy Power13.00
19Russell Yershon11.88
20Edward Rycroft - LeoVegas21.82
21Charlie McCann - BetVictor11.75
22Stephen Power - @racingblogger21.69
23John Cruces - Dafabet11.25
24Michael Whittle - Team FA10.91
25Ed Nicholson - Unibet10.73
26Gerry Murray - 32Red10.44
27Bradley Gibbs - Bookmaker Ratings10.20
28Ged Colleypriest - Ball Street00.00
  • bettingexpert, Timeform and a rotation of guests will be providing expert tips for a specific Wednesday race meet.
  • We will keep record of points won each week and the number of race wins for each.
  • The guests will compete individually, with their points going up against the average totals for bettingexpert and Timeform.
  • The new tips will be published on Wednesday ahead of the race meet, and the results will be available on Thursday.
  • For the competition, we will assume that all selections are backed with 1 point.
  • Lost tips will count as 0 and won bets will be added to the leaderboard at SP value.
  • For example, if bettingexpert backs a winning horse at 8/1, they will get 8 points.

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