So if you’re reading this article, it’s quite possible that you want to take away the middle man and do as the professionals do in order to find yourself the winning horse. Well to do that, you’ll need to have a helping hand along the way. We’re going to list 5 tips that the professional definitely master there craft by.
Tip 1 – Do you research!
the moment you start out, you need to be making a conscious effort to
research what horses you’re betting on, following what the betting
markets say is not always the way to go. So, take a look at the
history and form of the horse, what surface suits better and what
surfaces are at the course that day, how long it’s been since the
horse last raced, any changes to the horse such as being fitted with
a tongue tie or having had wind surgery, who is the jockey and who
has trained the horse, the list goes on.
Get yourself a little note book to note down what bets you are making and how they resulted, that way, you’re able to keep track yourself in addition to reading the latest description of the horse (of which you can find on https://theracing.co.uk/races/today/ and clicking on the race you want to focus on)
Tip 2 – Learn the Lingo
You don’t want to restrict yourself to certain bets just because you don’t understand certain terminology. Similarly, it’s gut wrenching to think you’ve won a bet but to find out that you’ve misunderstood the way a bet is phrased and you’ve actually narrowly missed out.
Tip 3 – Ask yourself – Has it realistically got a chance of winning?
Always compare the class of the horses recent runs, the odds of its last races and its finishing position. Back horses that have been knocking on the door recently in similar company. Look for horses moving up in class after winning efforts or strong placings, horses dropping in class are now facing easier runners and have to be considered seriously.
Tip 4 – Bankroll Management
Stay focused and disciplined. Don’t bet random amounts and risk large portions of what you’ve set out to stake (and that’s another thing, always set yourself a stake limit). Stick to smaller stakes to begin with to give yourself the time to learn without spending all of what you’ve allocated to yourself.
Tip 5 – Understand the odds!
Make sure you understand odds! Whilst an accumulator that is sky rocketing into the 100’s/1 is
so tempting when you look at the returns, the higher the odds, the less likely a wager is to win.
Of course the greater the rewards will be if it comes in.
Was the horse between 2-1 & 6-1 odds in last start? Horses in this range show that they took money in their last start and possibly should have performed better – many winners go off in this betting range.