In 2017 the top performing tipster at the festival was SpeedRatings.com Layer Slayer service and they weren’t going to give up their title without a fight. Things hadn’t gone their way on the first 3 days of Cheltenham, but that all changed in dramatic style on the final day of the festival thanks to Mohaayed in the County Hurdle, returned at an SP of 33/1 and a BSP of 70.0. They also backed Native River to win the Gold Cup and Gino Trail to place in the final race of the meeting. In all the banked 66.37 points profit on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival, but it wasn’t quite enough to elevate them to the top of the tipsters table.
Tips Tap – TTTSystems also saved their best tip for the final day of the meeting, backing Kibricken Storm each-way in the Albert Bartlett Spa Novice’s Hurdle at 33/1 (BSP 46.92). They sent members home from day 4 with a profit of +23.62 points profit.
Tipalgo’s Daily Ratings also came up trumps, with 2 winners on the final day. Pacha Du Polder obliged in the Foxhunters at 25/1 (BSP 27.76) winning the race for the second year in a row. Then Le Prezien poped up in the Grand Annual to end the festival on a high note and bag a profit of +21.39 points on the day.
Northern Monkey Punter couldn’t replicate their results from the first 3 days of the meeting and members had to content themselves with a couple of place finishes, but they’d already done enough during the first 3 days of the championship races to hold off the late challenge from SpeedRatings.com and take the crown for the top Cheltenham Festival Tipster.
Equine Experts were able to hold on to 3rd place thanks to backing Le Prezien in the final race, with SP2A’s Elite service and Bet Alchemist completing the top 5.
Final Cheltenham Festival 2018 Proofing Table
Well done to all tipsters who made a profit during this year’s Cheltenham Festival.
Note that the above results are based upon performance based on backing selections at Betfair SPs. Results will have been different if backing at early prices, taking into account bookmaker concessions or taking advantage of Best Odds Guaranteed prices. Also some tipsters may have advised bets be placed as doubles or other multiple bets, which unfortunately are not possible to monitor with the proofing.