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100% Winners (how we find them)

A couple of days ago we sent out an email with a nice angle in to find selections. We like to do that kinda thing 😉 Here’s what Bob wrote in to us yesterday… “What can I say. 2 bets today and 2 winners. Many thanks Bob” What more needs to be said! Ah… you probably want to know what …

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Making Profit from Horses after Long Lay-Offs

Flat Racing

With the Flat racing season about to get underway in earnest, punters are scratching their heads trying to figure out ways to bash the bookies. The problem with the start of any season is that you’re struggling to find trends as there is no recent form to go on. One way to circumnavigate this issue is to discover if there …

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Level Stake Betting on Heritage Handicaps

Backing the starting price favourites from August to November in Heritage Handicaps up to one mile in distance over the last three years produced an 88.10% return on investment. That is valuable information as we embark on the turf Flat season and the first race of this nature, the Lincoln at Doncaster. Today, we’re looking at 100 such contests and the outcome …

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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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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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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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The Jockeys to Trust Your Cash With

Jockeys

When it comes to betting on horseracing, punters need to ask the question: Do you bet on the horse, the trainer or the jockey? In the end, sensible bettors know that you don’t rely on any single one of the above. In previous Race Advisor articles, we looked at the top jockeys and determined that ‘betting blind’ was a recipe …

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The Handicap Debutante System – A Smartsigger Publication

The turf flat racing season is beyond the half-way point for the year but I wanted to tell you about a very simple system that makes a decent profit across the season. The first thing to say is that it isn’t a desperately complicated system. However, it does have a solid rationale, as it is about backing unexposed runners in …

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Do Trainers Hold The Key To Horse Racing Profits?

horses

In a previous article we looked at ways to make profits from certain jockeys. Today, it’s time to put trainers under the microscope. As is the case with top jockeys, punters often make the mistake of backing a horse because it comes from a well-known stable. A basic rule of horse racing betting is to back a stable that’s in …

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Runners or Riders? Making Money From Jockeys

It isn’t unusual for a punter, especially a casual one, to make the mistake of backing a horse solely because there is a ‘big name’ jockey on board. While the likes of A. P. McCoy, Ruby Walsh and Frankie Dettori are unquestionably outstanding jockeys, they are not magicians. If they are riding a complete lemon, they are not going to …

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Can You Be Successful From Last Time Out Winners?

horses

When it comes to picking winners, punters are enamoured with the form guide and what better way to make money than to back a horse that won its last race? Around 50 years ago, race lovers apparently made substantial sums of money from backing Last Time Out Winners. It transpired that horses in National Hunt races were being turned out …

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Horses for Courses EXPOSED

Horse racing

The ‘horses for courses’ cliché is used in an increasing number of instances in modern life. When it comes to betting, the saying refers to the notion that horses have preferences when it comes to specific racecourses. You can also use it to analyse the form of horses on courses similar to the one they are running on the day …

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Is It Possible To Make a Profit by Laying the Favourite?

favourites

As horse racing is notoriously difficult to predict, an increasing number of punters are looking to make a profit by laying favourites. In simple terms, you are betting against the favourite and if any other horse in the race wins, you also win. In theory, this seems like an excellent idea. From data I collected from all races from 2012-2016, …

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Bookies or Betfair: Where You Should Bet To Make the Most Profit

For decades, bookies on the High Street were the undisputed kings when it came to offering prices on the Sport of Kings. Then in 2000, Betfair was created and completely changed the way punters viewed betting. Instead of betting against the bookmakers, it became possible to bet against fellow punters on the Betfair Exchange. This was a significant development as …

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Is It Possible To Make a Profit by Laying the Favourite?

horse racing

As horse racing is notoriously difficult to predict, an increasing number of punters are looking to make a profit by laying favourites. In simple terms, you are betting against the favourite and if any other horse in the race wins, you also win. In theory, this seems like an excellent idea. From data I collected from all races from 2012-2016, …

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Using Graphs to Simplify Racing Analysis

If you’re an avid RaceAdvisor reader or else you simply enjoy sports betting, you’ll know the importance of statistical data when it comes to making your selections (or at least you should). Horse racing happens to be a statto’s paradise but can be a nightmare for those lacking a head for numbers. There are so many criteria to consider and …

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Important Royal Ascot Trends

horse racing

Day 1 Queen Anne Stakes The Queen Anne Stakes is a fine opening race and tends to start the festival off with a bang. It is a race for 4yo+ thoroughbreds and this Group One race takes place over 1 mile. This race seems to be Frankie Dettori’s specialty as the legendary jockey has won this event on no less …

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Making a Profit from Favourites at All Weather Tracks

thoroughbred horse

In this article I’ll look at the performances of favourites at All-Weather (AW) tracks in the UK. I will focus on Kempton, Wolverhampton, Lingfield and Southwell while leaving out Newcastle since it’s a relatively new AW track. AW tracks get a bad rap as punters have become convinced that they offer little or no value for money; particularly when backing …

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