Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

Horse Racing Systems For The Weekend Punter

Opportunities to profit from betting on horse racing arise almost every day of the week. But I know many of you with work committments don’t have time to bet during the week. If its not the lack-of-time factor, perhaps you don’t have access to betting facilities whilst at work. Well, help is at hand because here are 10 mini horse racing systems that are perfect for the Saturday betting fan.

1. Focus on just one race course at any one time. It’s so tempting with additional international meetings being screened in this country, but unless you want to blow your bank in half an hour, stick to one venue. A good idea is to concentrate on the course staging the richest race of the day.

2. Find a horse that was the favorite or short-priced (3-1 or less) in its last outing, but today is priced over 10-1 in the same level of race race or below. This method can return some big outsiders.

3. Back any horse whose last run was at the same course as today. The trainer obviously sent the horse to this track for a reason, and is trying again. This method will give you a few good horses to follow.

4. Check for horses that finished within 2 lengths of the winner in their last race, but finished out of the frame. You will often find good value here because the horse finished close, but will be offered at higher odds next time out because it didn’t place.

5. Avoid horses that won at long-odds last time out, but today are likely to be sent off as race favourite or at short odds (3/1 or less). I’m afraid you’ve missed the boat already, so don’t try swimming after it! Look instead for a horse with a low tissue-price (3-1 or less) and is going to post over 3-1 odds. Don’t be afraid to go against the market. An experienced odds-compiler has obviously considered this horse worthy of low odds, and a drifting price can often signal good value.

6. Look out for horses that are proven winners at either the track or distance (marked ‘C’ and/or ‘D’. Alternatively, dutch the top 3 money-earners at either the track or distance.

7. If a horse is a warm favourite due to a considerable drop in class (2 levels or more), look out for another horse that is doing the exact same thing only being offered at higher odds - the first horse is likely a “talking horse” and pushing the prices of other horses out to the point where we can get good value.

8. Be aware of horses that have placed, that is finished first, second or third in their last four starts in the current season.

9. Have a goal in mind. If before racing you say to yourself, I’d like to win 50 quid today, then that is a goal. Equally you can set yourself a limit — I only want to lose 50 quid today — that’s a goal too. Its uncanny but it often seems that if you make up your mind to achieve something, then you will! So set yourself a positive goal rather than a negative one!

10. Be aware of the magic of ‘threes’. Whenever a horse is doing something for a third time, it can be a lucrative signal. 3rd time wearing blinkers, 3rd race back from a lay off, 3rd race in a new class -  for whatever reason the number 3 seems to be a horse racing ‘wonder’ number.

Try some of these methods this coming Saturday, and see how often you collect from the bookies.

About the author: Max Redd has been making a living betting on horse racing for over 10 years. He runs the Redd Racing betting advisory service which offers members a FREE trial and a 60-day money-back profit guarantee. Find out more at Redd Racing.