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Horses After A Layoff, Profitable Or Not?

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“I find that horses having their first start after a layoff are worth opposing because most winners are those which raced recently therefore to accept short odds about horses who are statistically less likely to win is madness.” That was a comment left on this post by Bob the other day. This is a great comment, and I thought it …

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Confirming Your Selection For Today

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Do you ever find a horse you like and then worry about whether it’s strong enough to warrant a bet? If you’re anything like me, this happens to you on almost a daily basis. In horse racing, we need to confirm your decisions. For example, today’s Free Guest Tip comes from Yard Info, and the selection is: 14:30 Plumpton – …

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Dark Horses

One of the best ways to find winners is to track horses. You used to be able to purchase a ‘dark horses’ book once a year, it’s pages contained the horses which had been tracked over the last year and were worthy of following in the coming year. At the Race Advisor, we call these horses ‘EyeCatchers’ because they’ve caught …

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Inside Racing Data (what you’d never expect!)

Back in 2010, I wrote a series of articles about how to build your own racing database. It was pointed out to me recently, that I’d forgotten to finish it with part four. Part four is about where you should get your racing data from. But the chances are, you haven’t read the first three parts, so this is where you can …

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This could be your golden ticket

As I was walking the dog at 6.30am this morning, I was considering the various things I could write about in the daily newsletter. I had a bunch of ideas, but a conversation with a friend yesterday had me thinking about trainers. Personally, I don’t use trainers much in my analysis, but I know a lot of people who do. …

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All Weather Favourites (the inside track!)

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2016 was an interesting year for favourites on the All Weather. During last year, they only made a small loss of -1.20% (to Betfair SP after commission), while winning 32.83% of their races. Betting them to place would have generated an even smaller loss of -0.38%, and given you 62.80% winning bets. While we know, from having previously tried, it …

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Weekly Eye-catchers – Horse Racing

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Arthur Races into National Picture at Warwick There was some good horse racing last Saturday, with the highlight for me being the win of the Lucinda Russell-trained One For Arthur in the Betfred Classic Handicap Chase at Warwick. The race over 3m 5f is a definite test of stamina but even more so when the ground is as soft as …

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Is this a good rule?

Have you ever bought a betting system which tells you to look at the horse’s most recent finish position? I bet you have. Heck, if I dove into all the betting systems I’ve seen over the years, I reckon more than 60% of them would have that rule. But is it a good rule? Does the fact that a horse …

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Did you think I’d forgotten this!

Yesterday I said that I’d write the basics of a staking plan which was explained to me by John Jackson, one of the contributors to the SmartSigger magazine. Don’t worry, I hadn’t forgotten, everything you need to know is below… Let’s start by looking at the favourite 1% staking plan. This is where you stake 1% of your bankroll on …

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The Donkey Ride

When I was young I used to go to Spain with my grandparents, for my summer holidays. One of my favourite day trips was to go up into the mountains and do a donkey ride around Mijas. Back then, I didn’t even know horse racing existed, and if you’d asked me if I thought I could have won a race …

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I hope you read my email yesterday!

Yesterday I shared with you just one of the races that John had horses selected in for his EyeCatchers Pro. These EyeCatchers are horses that you must be following! John had said… 30/12 – Ground looks set to be quick at Taunton and although the mare should win, the going would be of a concern. The Tom George-trained Behind the …

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We’ve Got Your Back (You Wanna Read This Before Racing Begins!)

It can be a lonely road to betting profits. There’s nothing better than solving the puzzle of horse racing betting. But not everybody gets it. Which is totally fine. And that’s why I want to let you know that you aren’t alone on your journey. You’re a part of the Race Advisor family, and we do everything in our power …

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The Dark Horses

Every now and then, a new product comes out called something like ‘The Dark Horses’. Often these cost hundreds of pounds for a single season. And what are they? They’re lists of horses which have shown that they’ve got the potential to run very strongly under certain conditions. You watch these horses until they’re racing in the conditions that suit …

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4 Steps For Winners This Winter

Can you imagine what it would be like to uncover hidden treasures? Heck, for all I know that may be your job. In which case, you have an awesome job! For me, finding hidden treasures in horse racing data is just as exciting. But it’s damn hard. Which I’m sure you’ll know. That’s why I built a special piece of …

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Raiders Of The Lost Bet

Did you ever watch the Indiana Jones movies? I love them! In fact, I have a game on the PS4 (yes I still play computer games when I have a moment) which is all about hunting for hidden treasure. It’s pretty complex and involves a lot of puzzle solving. Kinda like horse racing 🙂 And the best computer to solve …

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Staturday ;)

I don’t know about you, but I kinda found that pun quite funny J Anyhoo, moving on to what we’re talking about today, and that is a stat for the day. Heck, it’s not just one stat for the day, it’s a bunch of them. Here are some of the horses that you should be looking at today… 14:40 Doncaster …

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The Time Machine

Something interesting has happened this week, an article that I wrote in 2010 has started to get a lot of people reading it. I’m not quite sure why, or how, this has suddenly happened. But it gave me a reason to look back at it and read it again myself. And the principles I wrote about in 2010 are still …

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Professor Plum, in the dining room with a…

I bloody love Cluedo! It’s one of the games that we’ve recently brought out of retirement from the back of our cupboard in preparation for Christmas. And it’s the old version, it belonged to my grandparents, the box is barely holding together, but the game itself is still in excellent condition. And because it’s an original, the pieces feel like …

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Place Betting on Favourites: Does It Pay?

To date, most of the statistical articles on Race Advisor have focused on making a profit from backing winning horses. Yet there is also the potential to make money from ‘place’ betting. This is, of course, the practice of backing a horse at medium to long odds with the hope that it finishes ‘in the places’. Depending on the size …

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Killer Jumps Trainers (Discover Their Secrets)

As a punter, you should certainly take the record of a horse’s trainer into account when placing a bet. For some, the trainer is almost an irrelevance but ignoring their influence is a huge mistake. It’s a fact that yards are ‘in’ and ‘out’ of form at different times of the season. Sometimes, the bookies will ‘price in’ a horse …

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