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Turning £60 to £550 (a step-by-step guide)

Recently I wrote about the Van Der Wheil method on the blog over here. That’s the way I use the ratings to analyse a race, but you should always take our methods and adapt them to suit yourself. Which is exactly what Patrick did, and turned £60 into £550 in just one week! So… I got him to write the exact …

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Ralph Beckett & Charles Hills – Micro Angles

Something a little different this week, with these micro angles as I look at two trainers who do well with certain types of runners at Newmarket & Haydock respectively. Ralph Beckett – Newmarket’s July Course Trainer Ralph Beckett has an excellent win strike rate at Newmarket’s July course with his three-year-olds running in handicaps. Since 2014 he has had – 11 …

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Saeed Bin Suroor 60+ Day – Micro Angles

Some trainers are adept at getting their horses race fit on the gallops and one of those trainers is Saeed Bin Suroor. Odds SP: 10/1 & under Class Move: Same or Down 1 Days Since Last Run: 60 + Since the start of 2014, he has had – 60 winners from 156 runners Strike rate 38% Profit +129.31 A/E 1.43 …

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How Can You Find Success With the Van Der Wheil Method?

Michael has written about the Van Der Wheil (VDW) method at great length in Race Advisor so instead of going over old ground, I’m going to show you how I used VDW ratings to achieve a 44% win rate with an ROI of 98%. I began with £60 in my Betfair Exchange account and used £10 level stakes just to …

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Weekly Eye-Catchers – Horse Racing

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Hi all, As it’s the Shergar Cup this Saturday, there isn’t a big race preview in this weeks article, and in all truth, this weekend’s racing isn’t to my taste and I find this is the best time of the summer horse racing calendar to take a holiday. Goodwood Festival Reflections Two more Summer festivals have come and gone. Galway was …

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Eye-Catcher Big Race Preview

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Qatar Stewards’ Cup Handicap (Heritage Handicap) (Class 2) – Saturday 5th August Plenty of big races this week but I am focusing on arguably the biggest betting race of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, the annual cavalry charge over 6f, known as the Stewards Cup. Here are six of the key trends that will allow you to shortlist some strong contenders …

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Micro Angles – Mark Johnston Goodwood Festival

Trainer Mark Johnston likes to have a winner or two at this meeting. Since 2012 he has had 99 runners, with 15 winning and a further 23 placing in handicaps. If you had backed each of those runners you would have made a level stakes profit of 78.88pts with a win strike a respectable 15%. As ever we can improve …

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Micro Angles – Galway Festival Quick Returners

At Galway, you will often see horses run twice during the Galway Festival, early in the week and subsequently run again. Since 2012 such runners are 22 winners from 133 runners 17% -2.29 A/E 1.22 49 placed 37%. But if we dig a little further we can improve the strike rate and profitability of such horses by adding three logical …

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Weekly Eye-Catchers – Horse Racing

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Hi all, Enable The Best Filly John Gosden Has  Trained Enable’s win in the Saturday’ s Group 1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes stamped her as the middle distance horse in Europe as the three-year-old beat the older horses in decisive fashion. Granted last years winner Highland Reel, who finished 4th, didn’t like the ground and the …

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Do Our Strategies Actually Work?

There’s one thing that makes the Race Advisor different to every other betting website out there. Okay, there’s more than one ;), but there’s one which stands out… Our focus is to help you learn to use and adapt, betting strategies and techniques so they work for you, with your risk levels, your bankrolls and the time you have available. …

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The Cause of 99% of Betting System Failures

Using betting systems is probably the most popular form of finding selections. Also, amongst horse racing fans, the actual building of the systems is very popular. The only problem is that most betting systems fail to make the profits that they’ve promised to deliver. And the primary reason for this is… backfitting. Well, that’s the name that most people use. …

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Eye-Catchers Saturday Preview

Eyecatchers Weekend Preview King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes – Ascot The King George VI hasn’t really caught the imagination of racing fans, well it hasn’t mine anyway but it’s the start of a tremendous weeks racing and betting with the Goodwood and Galway Festivals to enjoy The ante post favourite Highland Reel and Jack Hobbs will be …

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Micro Angles

Eyecatcher Micro Angles: The Jane Chapple-Hyam micro system that I gave you last week had its first runner on Saturday with Stamford Raffles winning at Haydock, at odds of 11/4 and the Tom Dascombe/Richard Kingscote Haydock angle had its first two qualifiers on Saturday with Mac O’Polo finishing 3rd at 8/1. John Gosden Handicap Runners Returning From A 60+ Day …

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Weekly Eye-Catchers – Horse Racing

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Hi all, After last weeks bumper article, this one is a bit lighter on the eye catchers front. This Weeks Eyecatcher’s There are three horses that should be added to your trackers this week. I will also be adding two more on winnable handicap marks exclusively for Eyecatcher Pro subscribers Friday 21st June Hamilton Six Strings – Richard Fahey – …

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Horse Racing Micro Angle

We have two micro angles that you can add to your betting portfolios in today’s article. Mark Johnston’s Newmarket July Festival Angle Trainer Mark Johnston likes to have a winner or two at the meeting and since 2007 he the top trainer in terms of winners – 14 winners from 98 runners 15% +18.33 A/E 1.25 30 placed 31%. That …

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Weekly Eye-Catchers – Horse Racing

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Hi all, A bit of a bumper edition this week so I will apologise for the length.  We’ve got five eyecatchers from last weeks horse racing and right at the end a quick look at some of the key trends for Saturday’s big race the Wetherby’s Super Sprint at Newbury. Let’s begin with a look back to Saturday’s action. Did …

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Van Der Wheil (The Calculations)

The Van Der Wheil (VDW) ratings have a cult-like status amongst some horse racing bettors, yet very few people know how to calculate them. This post is going to show you how to calculate both the Ability and Form ratings so that you can do it for yourself on any race, any day. VDW Ability Rating Calculations To calculate the …

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Horse Racing Micro Angle

We have four micro angles that you can add to your betting portfolios in today’s article. The first one focuses on trainer Andrew Balding’s runners in maiden races. Here are the criteria: Trainer: Andrew Balding Race Type: Maiden Class Move: Same Days Since Last Run: 6 to 30 days Last Time Out Placing: 2nd Since 2011 this angle has produced …

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That Crushing Feeling

It’s funny how things come back in fashion. And, like a boomerang to the head, Candy Crush appears to be a thing again! When I was in London the other day, the whole Tube carriage appeared to be playing it. The phone craze of a few years is back. I had to delete it after it started sucking up hours of time …

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Weekly Eye-Catchers – Horse Racing

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Hi all, Thrilling Coral Eclipse Won By A Nose! Well, what a thriller the Coral Eclipse turned out to be with the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Ulysses just getting the better of the Richard Hannon-trained Barney Roy in a head-bobbing finish. The winner was idling just before the line and I really had thought that Jockey James Doyle had galvanised Barney …

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