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The 2019 Aintree Festival is upon us and starts next Thursday 4th April and with it the RAWK Aintree tipping competition returns for it's 7th edition.

No poster has ever won both the Cheltenham and Aintree RAWK tipster competitions let alone in the same year, so Red_Irishman aims to become the first RAWK Tipster Grand Slam winner.

Or maybe aedge659 can become the first player to successfully defend the Aintree Tipster title?


***The Rules and scoring  run very much in conjunction with the Cheltenham tipping contest of which many of you are now familiar.***

Players, old and new are most welcome.

Pick one horse per race for each of the 3 festival days. Points are accumulated as follows

Winner - 15 points
Second - 10 points
Third - 7 points
Fourth - 4 points

Points are only paid for the following places which the bookies are obliged to pay out on: Any additional places some bookies pay out on are enhanced place terms and DO NOT count in this competition.

Handicaps of more than 16 runners -  first four places.
Handicaps of 12-15 runners -  first three places.
All other races of more than 8 runners -  first three places.
All races of 5-7 runners -  first two places.


Bonus points are available as follows and now also run in conjunction with the Cheltenham Tipping competition

Winner 33/1 and over = 20 bonus points
Winner 16/1 and over =  15 bonus points
Winner 8/1 and over = 5 bonus points

Placed horses 33/1 and over - 10 Bonus points
Placed horses between 16/1 and 33/1 - 5 Bonus points


On each days racing you must also pick ONE NAP horse. If your NAP selection wins, then you receive double points.  In previous years you simply received a 10 point bonus for picking a NAP winner.  I feel that a double point bonus may encourage people to try and NAP a more risky selection at longer odds and therefore gain more points.  It also gives people further down the leader board a chance to move up with a bit more of a risk/reward tactic.

So to clarify, if you picked a 10/1 winner you will get 20 points as standard (15 + 5).  If you made this your NAP of the day you would receive double and get 40 points.  Napping a 33/1 winner would get you 70 Points (15 + 20 x 2). Napping an odds on favorite would gather no odds bonus and just get you the standard 15 points for a winner then doubled. (15 x 2 = 30). And so on.

If you tipped a 33/1 horse that finishes 2nd you will get 20 points (10+10)

Grand National Bonus

There is also a bonus for picking the big race winner on Saturday. The 'Grand National' Bonus Points - An additional bonus of 10 points is added to your base score for anyone selecting the big race winner. So napping the grand national winner could result in a monster haul of points.

Entries to be posted in this thread before the first race each day. You can also post your selections for each day the night before or even post all 3 days selections before Thursday if you so wish.

I will update the leader board each evening on this post.

Any Non-Runners in your selections will be replaced by the SP Favorite.

If you don't think you've got the time to make any selections on one of the days just post something along the lines of "Fav every race". In the event of JT Favorites your selection will be deemed as the favorite first alphabetically.

**Anyone with edits on their original posts AFTER the start of the FIRST race each day, will void all their selections for that day!!!**

***Any player who neglects to post an entry of some kind for any one of the 3 festival days will be removed completely from the competition.  NO EXCEPTIONS***.

Please feel free to edit your selections right up to the time of the first race or post your whole weeks selections in one go. I will also accept late entries on each day for the remaining races that day.

Any questions about the point scoring or selections please feel free to ask in this thread or drop me a PM.  We will not be having separate threads for chat and selections this year we can just keep it all contained in this thread.

No real prizes I'm afraid - just the glory of being the 'RAWK Aintree Festival 2019 Champion Tipster' and getting your name on the lovely virtual trophy below!!



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Re: Aintree Festival 2019 - The RAWK Tipping competition. 7th Edition
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2019, 08:25:59 PM »
Nice one Pete. Iím up for this. Iím going to Aintree Friday and Saturday so may even pick up some tips 😁

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Re: Aintree Festival 2019 - The RAWK Tipping competition. 7th Edition
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2019, 08:33:55 PM »
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Re: Aintree Festival 2019 - The RAWK Tipping competition. 7th Edition
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2019, 08:34:54 PM »
Will have a pop at this

Hoping sky do their money back as cash offer for this

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Re: Aintree Festival 2019 - The RAWK Tipping competition. 7th Edition
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2019, 08:37:42 PM »
Would like to get my updated name on that trophy if at all possible at some stage Pete. Oh and I'm in.
So bloody what? If you watch football to be absolutely miserable then go watch cricket.

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Re: Aintree Festival 2019 - The RAWK Tipping competition. 7th Edition
« Reply #5 on: April 1, 2019, 09:54:23 AM »
Would like to get my updated name on that trophy if at all possible at some stage Pete. Oh and I'm in.

yes mate.  Is your name change a mod pissing about or have you had it changed permanently?

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Re: Aintree Festival 2019 - The RAWK Tipping competition. 7th Edition
« Reply #6 on: April 1, 2019, 10:21:26 AM »
No idea how I ever won this :D
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Re: Aintree Festival 2019 - The RAWK Tipping competition. 7th Edition
« Reply #7 on: April 1, 2019, 12:34:15 PM »
I'll be back to try and defend my title.
« Last Edit: April 1, 2019, 12:48:52 PM by aedge659 »

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Re: Aintree Festival 2019 - The RAWK Tipping competition. 7th Edition
« Reply #8 on: April 1, 2019, 02:37:45 PM »
yes mate.  Is your name change a mod pissing about or have you had it changed permanently?

Permanent change, decided to go for something different for the run in and they actually changed it without messing about  :D
So bloody what? If you watch football to be absolutely miserable then go watch cricket.

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Re: Aintree Festival 2019 - The RAWK Tipping competition. 7th Edition
« Reply #9 on: April 1, 2019, 04:03:17 PM »
 :thumbup

I'm in

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Re: Aintree Festival 2019 - The RAWK Tipping competition. 7th Edition
« Reply #10 on: April 1, 2019, 05:11:01 PM »
Good stuff, hopefully get some cash in as well.
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Re: Aintree Festival 2019 - The RAWK Tipping competition. 7th Edition
« Reply #11 on: April 1, 2019, 05:13:32 PM »
Count me in please Pete.
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Re: Aintree Festival 2019 - The RAWK Tipping competition. 7th Edition
« Reply #12 on: April 2, 2019, 12:50:27 AM »
Canít do any worse than the Cheltenham one... well not much anyway

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Re: Aintree Festival 2019 - The RAWK Tipping competition. 7th Edition
« Reply #13 on: April 2, 2019, 01:02:02 AM »
Iím in thanks for running again mate 👌

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Re: Aintree Festival 2019 - The RAWK Tipping competition. 7th Edition
« Reply #14 on: April 2, 2019, 12:56:56 PM »
I'm in, don't expect a repeat of the Cheltenham win, trust me!
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Re: Aintree Festival 2019 - The RAWK Tipping competition. 7th Edition
« Reply #15 on: April 2, 2019, 02:40:59 PM »
Iam in.
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Re: Aintree Festival 2019 - The RAWK Tipping competition. 7th Edition
« Reply #16 on: April 2, 2019, 06:03:10 PM »
Hi All - glad to be back - thanks again Pete!

Getting encouraging words from Pipe's yard ref: Rameses de Teile - may be a year shy but they fancy him for a place at least & the Bradstocks are still buzzing about Step Back. Will hear more when I'm on course this week, so will let you know when I do  ;)

Will post up the Timeform picks as well
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Re: Aintree Festival 2019 - The RAWK Tipping competition. 7th Edition
« Reply #17 on: April 3, 2019, 01:32:02 PM »
1.45 La Bague Au Roi (NAP)
2.20 Band of Outlaws
2.50 Bristol De Mai
3.25 Buevier Dair
4.05 Ucello Conti
4.40 Movie Legend
5.15 Minella Melody

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« Reply #18 on: April 3, 2019, 02:54:07 PM »
1.45 Glen Forsa NAP
2.20 Fakir D'oudairies
2.50 Kemboy
3.25 Silver streak
4.05 Seefood
4.40 Addrastos
5.15 Misty Whisky

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Re: Aintree Festival 2019 - The RAWK Tipping competition. 7th Edition
« Reply #19 on: April 3, 2019, 02:55:52 PM »
Well done Pete

1.45 La Bague Au Roi
2.20 Band of Outlaws
2.50 Clan des Obeaux NAP
3.25 Beauvair Dair
4.05 Burning Ambition
4.40 Lady Buttons
5.15 Minella Melody
« Last Edit: April 4, 2019, 08:45:23 AM by stevied »
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Re: Aintree Festival 2019 - The RAWK Tipping competition. 7th Edition
« Reply #20 on: April 3, 2019, 04:13:16 PM »
1.45 Kalashnikov
2.20 Band of Outlaws
2.50 Road to Respect
3.25 Buveur D'Air NAP
4.05 Kruzhlinin
4.40 Brelan D'As
5.15 Minella Melody

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Re: Aintree Festival 2019 - The RAWK Tipping competition. 7th Edition
« Reply #21 on: April 3, 2019, 05:03:17 PM »
Day 1 Me  :o

1.45 La Bague Au Roi
2.20 Christopher Wood
2.50 Bristol de Mai
3.25 Beauvair Dair NAP
4.05 Burning Ambition
4.40 Eamon An Cnoic
5.15 Minella Melody

Day 1 Timeform  8)

1.45 Glen Forsa
2.20 Pentland Hills
2.50 Kemboy
3.25 Beauvair Dair
4.05 Burning Ambition
4.40 Lady Buttons
5.15 Minella Melody
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Re: Aintree Festival 2019 - The RAWK Tipping competition. 7th Edition
« Reply #22 on: April 3, 2019, 05:33:02 PM »
1:45 La Bague Au Roi
2:20 Pentalnd Hills
2:50 Kemboy
3:25 Buveur D'air NAP
4:05 Burning Ambition
4:40 Cracking Smart
5:15 Minella Melody

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Re: Aintree Festival 2019 - The RAWK Tipping competition. 7th Edition
« Reply #23 on: April 3, 2019, 05:38:57 PM »
1.45 La Bague Au Roi (NAP)
2.20 Pentland Hills
2.50 Kemboy
3.25 Buveur D'Air
4.05 Road to Rome
4.40 Movie Legend
5.15 Minella Melody
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Re: Aintree Festival 2019 - The RAWK Tipping competition. 7th Edition
« Reply #24 on: April 3, 2019, 06:12:09 PM »
Thanks for running again Pete.

1.45 La Vague Au Roi
2.20 Fakir D'Oudairies
2.50 Clan Des Obeaux
3.25 Verdana Blue
4.05 Burning Ambition
4.40 Lady Buttons (Nap)
5.15 Minella Melody.
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Re: Aintree Festival 2019 - The RAWK Tipping competition. 7th Edition
« Reply #25 on: April 3, 2019, 07:26:05 PM »

My certs for Thursday.

1.45pm La Bague Au Roi NAP
2.20pm  Band of outlaws.
2.50pm Bristol De Mai
3.25pm  Beuveur D.'Air
4.05pm Bainaslow
4.40pm Lady Buttons
5.15pm Minella Melody,
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Re: Aintree Festival 2019 - The RAWK Tipping competition. 7th Edition
« Reply #26 on: April 3, 2019, 07:27:21 PM »
1:45 Glen Forsa
2:20 Pentalnd Hills
2:50 Kemboy
3:25 Buveur D'air
4:05 Burning Ambition ( nap)
4:40 Lady Buttons
5:15 Miss Heritage

Cheers for running this again Pete.

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Re: Aintree Festival 2019 - The RAWK Tipping competition. 7th Edition
« Reply #27 on: April 3, 2019, 07:38:02 PM »
1.45:  La Bague Au Roi
2.20:  Pentland Hills
2.50:  Clan Des Obeaux
3.25:  Buveur D'Air (NAP)
4.05:  Road to Rome
4.40:  Diego du Charmil
5.15:  The Glancing Queen

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Re: Aintree Festival 2019 - The RAWK Tipping competition. 7th Edition
« Reply #28 on: April 3, 2019, 09:31:48 PM »
1.45 La Bague Au Roi NAP
2.20 Christopher Wood
2.50 Clan Des Obeaux
3.25 Buveur DíAir
4.05 Kruzhlinin
4.40 Movie Legend
5.15 Minella Melody


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Re: Aintree Festival 2019 - The RAWK Tipping competition. 7th Edition
« Reply #29 on: April 3, 2019, 09:47:02 PM »
Glen Forsa
Pentland Hills
Kemboy
Buveur D'air ( Nap )
Road to Rome
Brelan D'as
Miss Heritage

100 points there .
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Re: Aintree Festival 2019 - The RAWK Tipping competition. 7th Edition
« Reply #30 on: April 3, 2019, 09:47:30 PM »
And thanks Pete.
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« Reply #31 on: April 3, 2019, 10:55:15 PM »
Ins in. Cheers Pete, thanks for running and hopefully I won't have a first day nil points as per Cheltenham .

13.45 - Glen Forsa
14.20 - Pentland Hills
14.50 - Clan des Obeaux
15.25 - Buveur D'air (NAP)
16.05 - Ucello Conti
16.40 - Brelan D'as
17.15 - Miss Heritage

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« Reply #32 on: April 3, 2019, 11:02:38 PM »
1:45 La Bague Au Roi
2:20 Pentland Hills
2:50 Road To Respect
3:25 Buveur D'Air (NAP)
4:05 Kruzhlinin
4:40 Lady Buttons
5:15 Minella Melody

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« Reply #33 on: April 4, 2019, 12:12:45 AM »
1:45 Kalashnikov
2:20 Fakir Díoudaries
2:50 Bristol De mai
3:25 Buveur DíAir
4:05 Kruzhlinin (nap)
4:40 Molineaux
5:15 Shantewe

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« Reply #34 on: April 4, 2019, 07:39:03 AM »
Canít do any worse than I did at Cheltenham...


1.45 Bags Groove
2.20 Pentland Hills
2.50 Kemboy (nap)
3.25 Buveur DíAir
4.05 Kruzhlinin
4.40 Brelan DíAs
5.15 Daylight Katie

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Re: Aintree Festival 2019 - The RAWK Tipping competition. 7th Edition
« Reply #35 on: April 4, 2019, 08:15:03 AM »
Day 1

1.45 La Bague Au Roi NAP
2.20 Band Of Outlaws
2.50 Road To Respect
3.25 Faugheen
4.05 Road To Rome
4.40 Diego Du Charmil
5.15 The Glancing Queen

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« Reply #36 on: April 4, 2019, 09:01:18 AM »
145 A: La Bague Au Roi. NAP.
220 A: Pentland Hills.
250 A: Kemboy.
325 A: Buveur D'Air.
405 A: Burning Ambition.
440 A: Diego Du Charmil.
515 A: Minella Melody.

 
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Re: Aintree Festival 2019 - The RAWK Tipping competition. 7th Edition
« Reply #37 on: April 4, 2019, 09:10:34 AM »
1.45 Glen Forsa
2.20 Pentland Hills
2.50 Bristol De Mai
3.25 Buveur D'Air (NAP)
4.05 Ucello Conti
4.40 Brelan D'as
5.15 Shantewe

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Re: Aintree Festival 2019 - The RAWK Tipping competition. 7th Edition
« Reply #38 on: April 4, 2019, 09:23:56 AM »

1.45 Glen Forsa NAP
2.20 Pentland Hills
2.50 Kemboy
3.25 Buveur D'Air NAP
4.05 Road to Rome
4.40 Eamon an Cnoic
5.15 Misty Whisky

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« Reply #39 on: April 4, 2019, 09:34:32 AM »
1.45 Kalashnikov
2.20 Christopher Wood
2.50 Bristol De Mai
3.25 Buveur D'Air NAP
4.05 Burning ambition
4.40 Lady Buttons
5.15 Misty Whisky