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GB



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Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:02 pm    Post subject: Cheltenham Fantasy Racing Reply with quote

The first of the Telegraph's two racing fantasy competitions starts soon: Cheltenham Festival. This is like the Royal Ascot competition we did quite well in last year. Does anybody fancy joining me in this? If so, join at

https://fantasyracing.telegraph.co.uk/cheltenham/

I have set-up my stable but not set-up a league as yet, but it did add to the fun last year.
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Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've signed up Shocked
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Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in.
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Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any suggestions for a league name ...

Don't forget that you can have three free stables. Also, as we found with Royal Ascot last year, the selection of trainers and jockeys is very important - for me, trainers and jockeys accounted for more points than picking winners Smile
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Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Any suggestions for a league name ...


How about 'Astro Punters' again?

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for me, trainers and jockeys accounted for more points than picking winners


Yea, I let the side down by a few points by not picking Ryan Moore.

GB, can you recall where we finished in the league table? I seem to remember we got unto 19th by day 3, but I can't remember where we finished overall.

Would be progress to beat that position this time around, but I think with Jupiter in Scorpio (Jupiter is the natural ruler of horses and gambling for y'all who don't do rulerships), I'd be surprised if we did.
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Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have created the league Astro Punters. If you want the Pin please PM me.

Looking back at Fantasy Ascot, we reached 8th but then faded and finished at 62. However there were hundreds of leagues if I remember. Cheltenham may have less, we will see.
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Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Getting close to the start of Cheltenham on Tuesday.

I'm trying to decide what to do about high priced horses - probably restrict myself to below 10/1 unless it's a large field handicap. Now I need to decide how to use the three stables. One pure Addey perhaps?
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Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was wondering if I should do just favourites for one selection to use it as a benchmark. Confused

Otherwise I’ll probably use the ascending degree. I can usually get several horses by this approach so won’t be short of having selections for the three teams. Shocked

My other half was proposing to use the Addey/planets on the angles/Al-Kindi horse colours/planetary hours/astro weather for the day/anything that takes her fancy/blindfold and pin methods.
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Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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blindfold and pin methods.

The danger with that is it might win the whole competition and embarrass everyone Very Happy
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Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Astro Punters,

Please keep your eyes pealed for pm's - I will mail you on Monday with regards to what I will publish on this forum. Personally, I is be happy to keep any information that we may possibly discover exclusive to our little 'community'.

Trolls afoot!

Guilty, your honour!


I would prefer to post my predictions via pm presently, although I am happy to discuss results, general chit-chat or even any outrageous blar-de-blar etc.., on this here tread - with the usual rigorous endeavour, I hasten to add. Very Happy

I'll use Campanus and jam mostly, although I have thought about combinations of Placidus and Regiomontanus with regards to angles and cusps.

Also, I have the week off and RUK subs Thumbs up

Sincerely yours,

Modwasp.
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Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One thing we do know: the going is going to be Soft/Heavy, at least for the first day. Reports say the softest going on the opening day for 20 years. Not sure how to work that into my astrological predictions - perhaps avoid top weights in handicaps and go for the Neptune runners. Very Happy

Should have a reasonably idea of the runners on Monday, so time to start doing the basic astrology. Work, work, work ...
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perhaps avoid top weights in handicaps and go for the Neptune runners.


Or at least the mutables!
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Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had the first chance to look at Tuesday's declarations. My picks are all over the place.

It will have to be as unpredictable as Goodwood in heavy ground for me to find any winners.
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It will have to be as unpredictable as Goodwood in heavy ground for me to find any winners.


For the 1.30, L4 is in 9 in detriment - issues highlighted in the press concerning the track/going over the course of the week? Don't want to sound too rock-like, but most of the concern that I've been privy to, has been just about that particular issue.


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Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, time for a laugh.

I've sent a pm with my Tuesday picks Confused

For the first race I have two of the three picked by Modwasp.
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