Let’s face it beating the bookie is tough.
It’s a scandal… They collect the money, and then drop the odds seconds before the race starts, leaving you and the rest of the punters, out of pocket or short changed… even if you did pick the winner! In This Article, I show you tips on how to win at every bet.
Margins are usually tight enough without giving away your hard earned cash to greedy bookmakers or self appointed guru’s for “insider information” with no proof or guarantee the horse will actually win… It’s easy to run up a £100 phone bill calling a tipster every day for one or two winners a week.
Statistically around 30 to 40 percent of all favourites usually win, yet still the bookies rake in more cash than most of the punters put together… they just don’t care if the favourites win or lose!
What if you could bet like a bookie?
Betting on horses is something that many people have done at one time or another, but most people don’t know a great deal about the ins and outs of horse racing handicapping. Here are the tips you should use.
- Begin by looking at the racing form. These forms are available at the track, at newsstands, and are now available online. The best place to begin when handicapping the horses is to look at the trainer and jockey. Some people also look at the past performances, but for the most part, it is too difficult for you to gain too much out of past races. You can, however, easily pick up on trainer and jockey percentages. This can eliminate a great many horses from your handicapping process and is the first place You should begin.
- Next, Look at recent form. Here, you don’t need to look to far. The past three races are your best indicator of how a horse is likely to perform in the current race. You can look at the finishing position and the speed figures. The speed figures are listed in the racing form and are based on how the horse did in his or her last race on a particular track and against the field he or she faced. You can take the speed figures of the last three races of a horse and judge those numbers against the rest of the field. This should give you a decent idea of how the race shapes up.
- Always go a little bit more in depth and look at horses that are suited to a particular course or a particular surface. Some horses run better on grass than they do on dirt and some horses are suited to a particular distance. This last part is really true, as some horses are bred for stamina while others are bred for speed.
- Finaly, you should look beyond the obvious favorites and search for value. Betting the horses successfully is about finding value. You can’t consistently bet favorites and win. You also aren’t likely to find longshots that always win. You have to be somewhere in the middle. You can also incorporate exotics into your horse betting, and that may be your best bet of all. But that is a subject all on its own and deserves its own discussion.