Oddschecker relaunches Cheltenham Traders Tipping League

Oddschecker relaunches Cheltenham Traders Tipping League

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Posted by Joseph Streeter
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This year’s league has been expanded to cater for 11 operators

Oddschecker has announced that this year’s Cheltenham Traders Tipping League is expanding to 11 bookmakers.

Last year’s tournament was won in convincing fashion by Coral, who racked up 141.5pts of profit, it meant that if punters had staked £10 on each tip provided by the bookie, they would have ended the festival with £1415 profit.

Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson told TotallyGaming.com: “Our tipping league is designed to pit bookies against each other in a battle of the traders. The Battle of the Bookies gives the punter a rare insight into the trading room ahead of one of the most hotly anticipated weeks in the racing calendar. We at Oddschecker hope that the competition will give those following a chance to back some well fancied winners during the Festival.

“Interestingly, Bet365 have put 8 points on We Have a Dream and their confidence in the horse is emphasised in the market as they’ve priced it at 5/1, whereas he’s best priced 9/1.

“This tournament provides punters with a unique insight into how traders go about their picks, and has proved immensely profitable. If you staked £10 on every tip throughout 2017’s competition, you would have been £260 in profit.

“Coral did particularly well last year, so much so, if you staked £10 on each tip provided by the bookie, you would have £1415 profit at the end of the four days.

“Cheltenham is perfect for this competition due to the magnitude of the event as the biggest horse racing festival in the world.”

The odds comparison site has detailed out the rules for the second operator competition:

·         Each trader is given 10 points per day to assign to any race or any horse (min 1pt, max 5pts).

·         The trading team must back at least two horses a day.

·         Each team has 20pts for ante-post tips (min 1pt, max 10pts).

·         Best odds are taken from Oddschecker when tips are sent in.

The selections can be seen in full below, but here are the Traders’ most fancied ante-post horses:
1. Tiger Roll (Cross Country Chase) – 9/1
2. Saint Calvados (Arkle Chase) – 6/1
3. Native River (Gold Cup) – 13/2
4. Next Destination (Ballymore Novices Hurdle) – 6/1
5. Melon (Champion Hurdle) – 20/1
6. Sharjah (Supreme Novices Hurdle) – 20/1
7. We Have A Dream (Triumph Hurdle) – 9/1
8. Acey Milan (Champion Bumper) – 10/1
9. Bacardy’s (Stayers Hurdle) – 14/1
10. Morning Assembly (Kim Muir Handicap Chase) – 25/1

Coral (2017 Champions):

Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle: Mitchouka 16/1 – 2pt e/w
Champion Bumper: Acey Milan 10/1 – 2pt e/w
Stayers Hurdle: Supasundae 4/1 – 4pt win
Mares Novices: Marias Benefit 6/1 – 2pt e/w
Gold Cup: Native River 13/2 – 4pt win

Bet365:

Stayers Hurdle: Bacardys 14/1 – 6pt win
Triumph Hurdle: We Have A Dream 9/1 – 8pt win
Gold Cup: Native River 13/2 – 6pt win

Betfair:

National Hunt Chase: No Comment 25/1 – 2pt win
Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle: Night of Glory 33/1 – 4pt win
Cross Country: Tiger Roll 8/1 – 5pt win
Pertemps Handicap Hurdle Final: Louis Vac Pouch 10/1 – 3pt win
Stayers Hurdle: Wholestone 16/1 – 4pt win
Brown Advisory: Tully East 10/1 – 2pt win

Betfred:

Ballymore Novices Hurdle: Next Destination 7/1 – 3pt e/w
Arkle Chase: Saint Calvados 6/1 – 3pt e/w
RSA Chase: Bonbon Au Miel 50/1 – 1pt e/w
Cross Country: Tiger Roll 9/1 – 3pt e/w

BetVictor:

Supreme Novices Hurdle: Sharjah 20/1 – 4pt e/w
Champion Hurdle: Melon 20/1 – 4pt e/w
Queen Mother Champion Chase: Min 7/2 – 4pt win

Betway:

Supreme Novices Hurdle: First Flow 33/1 – 2pt e/w
Arkle Chase: Saint Calvados 6/1 – 4pt win
Mares Hurdle: Verdana Blue 20/1 – 1pt e/w
Ballymore Novices Hurdle: Kilbricken Storm 33/1 – 1pt e/w
Champion Bumper: Acey Milan 10/1 – 2pt win
Triumph Hurdle: Redicean 11/2 – 2pt win
Albert Bartlett: Kilbricken Storm 33/1 – 1pt e/w
Gold Cup: Minella Rocco 25/1 – 1pt e/w

Black Type:

National Hunt chase: Elegant Escape 10/1 – 2pt win
Close Brothers Novice Handicap Chase: Adrien du Pont 20/1 – 2pt e/w
Cross Country Chase: Tiger Roll 9/1 – 1pt win
RSA Chase: Monalee 4/1 – 3pt win & Shattered Love 16/1 – 1pt e/w
JLT Novices Chase: Invitation Only – 1pt win
County Hurdle: Hunters Call 12/1 – 2 e/w & Global Citizen 20/1 – 1pt win
Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle: Santini 8/1 – 1pt win & Cracking Smart 13/2 – 1pt win

Ladbrokes:

Supreme Novices Hurdle: Slate House 50/1 – 2pt e/w
Ballymore Novices Hurdle: Black Op 16/1 – 2pt e/w
Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap: Style De Garde 16/1 – 2pt e/w
Kim Muir Handicap Chase: Morning Assembly 33/1 – 3pt e/w
Gold Cup: Our Duke 14/1 – 2pt win

Paddy Power:

Ultima Handicap Chase: The Storyteller 20/1 – 2pt win
Close Brothers Handicap Chase: Movewiththetimes 10/1 – 3pt win
Ballymore Novices Hurdle: Next Destination 7/1 – 4pt win
Cross Country Chase: Tiger Roll 7/1 – 5pt win
Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle: Doctor Bartolo 20/1 – 2pt win
Stayers Hurdle: Yanworth 7/1 – 4pt win

Sky Bet:

Supreme Novices Hurdle: Paloma Blue 16/1 – 3pt win
Close Brothers Novice Handicap Chase: De Plotting Shed 12/1 – 4pt win
Coral Cup: Le Breuil 20/1 – 3pt win
Mares Novices Hurdle: Countister 12/1 – 3pt win
Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle: White Moon 40/1 – 2pt win
Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle: Spiritofthegames 33/1 – 2pt win
Grand Annual: Theinval 12/1 – 3pt win

William Hill:

Arkle Chase: Saint Calvados 6/1 – 3pt win
Champion Hurdle: John Constable (without Buveur D’Air) 33/1 – 1pt e/w
Champion Bumper: Blackbow 6/1 – 4pt win
JLT Novices Chase: Modus 12/1 – 1pt e/w
Ryanair Chase: Cloudy Dream 16/1 – 1pt e/w
Gold Cup: Road To Respect 10/1 – 1pt e/w
Foxhunters Chase: Minella For Value 33/1 – 1pt e/w

TotallyGaming says: After the first tipping tournament proved a huge hit with punters, it’s unsurprising that Oddschecker has expanded the league for this year’s festival. Additionally, for both online and retail outlets, horse racing continues to provide a strong product, therefore for Oddschecker, utilising creative methods like this to generate interest in the festival has to be regarded as an innovative move.

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