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With just under a week until this years Festival kicks off on Tuesday 15th March, it's time to get this years competition rolling again.  The previous 14 editions have all been really good fun, competitive with a healthy turnout each day.

Last years competition saw poster 'FlashGordon' put in a dominant performance to lift the trophy with relative ease.  Can the Flash become only the second player to secure back-to-back titles since 'Alex' did it 10 years ago!?

The general rules of the game are quite simple and remain the same as the last few years in which we began to include bonus points for placed horses with larger SP's as a general consensus revealed that we agreed players tipping a large priced horse that manages to place should be rewarded as such.

SO, on to the Rules...

Pick one horse per race each day of the festival. Points are accumulated as follows depending on where your selection is placed.

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

Points are only awarded for places conforming to the bookies industry standard (e.g. 2 places for races with less than 8 runners, 3 places for 8 or more runner races and 4 places for 16+ runner HANDICAP races). I appreciate some bookies pay out on 5,6,7 or even 8 places on certain races but these are purely promotions on behalf of the individual bookies and will NOT apply to this competition.

To avoid any confusion over the above, points will be awarded on only the places specified on the results page of the Sporting Life Website https://www.sportinglife.com/racing/results

All important Odds Bonus points are available for certain winners and placed horses that are above a certain price. (SP).

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


NOTE: A horse cannot gain both win and place bonus points in any one race.

On each days racing you must also pick ONE NAP horse. If your NAP selection WINS, then you receive DOUBLE points.  In previous years, players received just a 10 point bonus for picking a NAP winner.  I felt 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.

The double point NAP bonus worked well in its first year (2014) and WernerRed scored a huge 100 points on day 4 and probably would have won the whole competition had he not entered the competition late on Day 2.

So to clarify the scoring and NAP bonus - 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 favourite 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.

I will provide a daily points tally and overall leader board each evening in this thread and will also update the tables on this OP.



Important info:

Entries to be posted in this thread BEFORE the first race each day. (you can also post the night before if you wish).

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

If you don't think you've got the time to make any proper selections on one of the days at least try and post something along the lines of "Fav every race". In the event of Joint Favourites your selection will be deemed as the favourite that is first alphabetically.

**Anyone with edits on their original post AFTER the start of the FIRST race each day, will void ALL their selections for that day!!! No exceptions**

Any player who neglects to post entries for any 2 of the 4 festival days will be removed completely from the competition.  NO EXCEPTIONS. This rule allows players to miss posting selections for any one day and also gives other players the opportunity to join the competition a day late (Wednesday).

Please feel free to post/edit your selections right up to the time of the first race each day or maybe even post your whole weeks selections in one go. (reminder: NR's will be replaced by SP Fav)

Again, if you're pressed for time to get your entry in, I'll even except an entry posted in the thread consisting of random numbers eg: 8,5,11,9,3,2 or maybe even 'number 2 every race'.  If any of these number selections don't figure in the race you will still get the SP favourite and a chance to score points.

Late selections will be accepted on any day but obviously only the selections for the races that remain at the time of posting will score points.

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 prizes I'm afraid - just the glory of being crowned RAWK's Champion Cheltenham Tipster 2022 and becoming the 15th name in the 'hall of fame' and inscribed on the much sought after 'virtual' trophy (as seen below)


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Count me in please Pete, Thanks for running this again.
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Yerrsss I love seeing this thread open up, can't wait and hoping to go close this year!

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Thanks Pete.  If you ever get fed up of running it I think there's a fair few that would miss it

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Re: Cheltenham 2022 - The 15th Annual RAWK Cheltenham Tipster Competition
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2022, 04:48:55 am »
Buzzing to see this thread pop back up. Count me in, and thanks as always Pete.

Good luck everyone
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Re: Cheltenham 2022 - The 15th Annual RAWK Cheltenham Tipster Competition
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2022, 04:27:16 pm »
Must not forget about this after Day 1

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Re: Cheltenham 2022 - The 15th Annual RAWK Cheltenham Tipster Competition
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2022, 04:57:44 pm »
Thanks Pete.  If you ever get fed up of running it I think there's a fair few that would miss it

If the thread never appears before a festival and I don't offer any kind of explanation, you know I'm dead and someone will need to take over.  :)

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Re: Cheltenham 2022 - The 15th Annual RAWK Cheltenham Tipster Competition
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2022, 05:22:01 pm »
Annual scrabble around to remember my RAWK log in details  ;D

Always up for this! Nice one!  :wave

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Re: Cheltenham 2022 - The 15th Annual RAWK Cheltenham Tipster Competition
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2022, 05:23:49 pm »
Looking forward to this!

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Re: Cheltenham 2022 - The 15th Annual RAWK Cheltenham Tipster Competition
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2022, 08:22:41 pm »
One of the RAWK highlights, a most pleasing thread.

Thanks Pete for running , count me in!
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There is another option. Mr Ferguson organises the fixtures in his office and sends it to us and everyone will know and cannot complain. That is simple.

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« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2022, 08:52:32 pm »
Annual scrabble around to remember my RAWK log in details  ;D

Always up for this! Nice one!  :wave

You only log in for Cheltenham? You should stick around the rest of the year mate, there’s a lot going on on this forum you know. Something about 4 shiny pots this year I’ve heard.
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Re: Cheltenham 2022 - The 15th Annual RAWK Cheltenham Tipster Competition
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2022, 08:58:45 am »
Must not forget about this after Day 1

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Must not forget about this on Day 1

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Re: Cheltenham 2022 - The 15th Annual RAWK Cheltenham Tipster Competition
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2022, 09:31:44 am »
Can't wait to be nowhere near the top come next Friday. Nice work, Pete.

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Re: Cheltenham 2022 - The 15th Annual RAWK Cheltenham Tipster Competition
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2022, 01:50:48 pm »
If LFC won the Premiership, League, FA and European Cups on four consecutive days, the Cheltenham Festival would still be the best four days of the year.........
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« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2022, 08:41:52 pm »
Sounds fun. Count me in please

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Re: Cheltenham 2022 - The 15th Annual RAWK Cheltenham Tipster Competition
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2022, 09:14:58 pm »
I'm definitely in this year. Someone has to pick the donkeys 😀

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Re: Cheltenham 2022 - The 15th Annual RAWK Cheltenham Tipster Competition
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2022, 10:46:20 am »
https://www.turftrax.co.uk/going_maps.html

They’ve had the watering can out on the new course. Reckon they’ll do a bit on the old course as well if there’s no more rain forecast as is already good to soft. They won’t want to start on anything firmer than that if have thought
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Re: Cheltenham 2022 - The 15th Annual RAWK Cheltenham Tipster Competition
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2022, 04:59:18 pm »
Cheers Pete, in as per.

Hopefully we give the bookies a collective bashing too.
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« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2022, 07:08:03 pm »
https://www.turftrax.co.uk/going_maps.html

They’ve had the watering can out on the new course. Reckon they’ll do a bit on the old course as well if there’s no more rain forecast as is already good to soft. They won’t want to start on anything firmer than that if have thought

Read something once that suggested Day 1 always starts Good to Soft. Even if it isn’t.
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« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2022, 07:25:05 pm »
Read something once that suggested Day 1 always starts Good to Soft. Even if it isn’t.
Yep, never really know until you see the time for the first couple of races what the ground really is
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Re: Cheltenham 2022 - The 15th Annual RAWK Cheltenham Tipster Competition
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2022, 10:11:53 am »
Decs are out all, my proper studying for Tuesday is about to begin!
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Re: Cheltenham 2022 - The 15th Annual RAWK Cheltenham Tipster Competition
« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2022, 03:14:29 pm »
As we speak Everton are getting beat, Half Man Half Biscuit have got a new album out, and the Cheltenham tipping comp has opened - about as good as it gets in the current shitshow  :wave
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« Reply #28 on: March 13, 2022, 04:45:59 pm »
Looking forward to the week again, although the bank account isn't.
Thanks for running it all again Pete.
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« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2022, 05:58:16 pm »
Read something once that suggested Day 1 always starts Good to Soft. Even if it isn’t.
I imagine it's about safety more than anything else. falls are cushioned by the softer ground, same with Aintree. they will water until it get's good to soft at least.
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Re: Cheltenham 2022 - The 15th Annual RAWK Cheltenham Tipster Competition
« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2022, 08:21:24 pm »
I'm going in early with my selections for day one. Had a great day picking these and taking a break to watch the bitters get beat.

Day 1:

1:30 Dysart Dynamo
2:10 Edwardstone
2:50 Fantastikas
3:30 Epatante
4:10 Tellmesomethinggirl
4:50 Champion Green
5:30 Run Wild Fred NAP

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Re: Cheltenham 2022 - The 15th Annual RAWK Cheltenham Tipster Competition
« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2022, 09:05:52 am »
Cheers OWLYBH

Sure we will get 50 plus entries this year.

Having a pint at the AMEX on Saturday after the game and there's talk of us going on Friday.

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« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2022, 09:41:33 am »
Cheers OWLYBH

Sure we will get 50 plus entries this year.

Having a pint at the AMEX on Saturday after the game and there's talk of us going on Friday.
Think it’s sold out Pete, although as you probably know there’s usually plenty of touts around
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Re: Cheltenham 2022 - The 15th Annual RAWK Cheltenham Tipster Competition
« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2022, 09:42:41 am »
Will make some tentative selections early....


13:30 Dysart Dynamo
13:55 Edwardstone
14:30 Gericoult Roque
15:05 Honeysuckle NAP
15:40 Tellmesomethinggirl
16:15 Gaelic Warrior
16:50 Run Wild FreD
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« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2022, 10:32:35 am »
1.30 Constitution Hill
2.10 Edwardstone
2.50 Death Duty
3.30 Honeysuckle (NAP)
4.10 Mrs Milner
4.50 HMS Seahorse
5.30 Stattler

RP Pros to follow......
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« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2022, 10:45:06 am »
Think it’s sold out Pete, although as you probably know there’s usually plenty of touts around

Yeah i never feed a tout at the footy but do at the races I'm afraid.

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« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2022, 11:54:12 am »
Im in Pete. Thanks for running it again.
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« Reply #37 on: March 14, 2022, 12:45:50 pm »
1:30 Constitution Hill
2.10 Blue Lord
2:50 Gericault Roque
3:30 Honeysuckle NAP
4.10 Telmesomethinggirl
4:50 HMS Seahorse
5:30 Run Wild Fred
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« Reply #38 on: March 14, 2022, 12:51:17 pm »
That time of year again! Thanks for running as always Pete.

Day 1

1.30 Jonbon
2.10 Blue Lord
2.50 Frodon
3.30 Honeysuckle (nap)
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« Reply #39 on: March 14, 2022, 02:49:28 pm »
Day 1

1.30 Mighty Potter
2.10 Rivière D’etel
2.50 Frodon
3.30 Honeysuckle (NAP)
4.10 Stormy Ireland
4.50 Saint Segal
5.30 Run Wild Fred

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