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Past Statistics Of The Grand National

A few weeks ago it was the Cheltenham Gold Cup and now it is the John Smiths Grand National. What an exciting week ahead! As with the Cheltenham Gold Cup I am going to look at some past statistics today and then will publish an article on Friday reviewing the big race at 4.15pm on Saturday in detail. There is ... Read More »

Building A Power Rating – Differently!

Last week I looked at building power ratings using a fuzzy method. This week I am going to look at a different way of creating them. I am going to imagine that we are using the same four factors this week that we used in the last article. These were Speed, Race Preference, Class and Form. These could be the ... Read More »

Champions League Winners – Part 1

Next week sees the start of the first legs in the knockout stage of the Champions League. We take a preview of the games being played on Tuesday and Wednesday and offer betting suggestions. AC Milan v Manchester United AC Milan had an impressive run of 9 victories in 10 games prior to their recent loss to city rivals Inter. ... Read More »

How Do We Know What A Horses Chance Of Winning Is?

Quite simply, we don’t! There is of course more to it than that. If that was all I was going to say then this would be a very short post. I was discussing the concept in today’s article with a friend recently and couldn’t get him to understand. There are profitable bettors who don’t understand this concept which shows that ... Read More »

Deciding Whether To Back Or Lay

When you first begin to take your betting seriously there are a few questions that you need to be able to answer. The first few are questions that you may have heard a lot such as: What sport am I going to bet on How much money am I going to use in my betting bank What size stake should ... Read More »

When Do You Decide To Stop Betting

I recently started a discussion on a forum about when the optimum time is to stop betting if things aren’t going right for you. It has been interesting to see the opinions of others and find out what they do.  This is a topic that is seldom talked about but is every bit as important as knowing when to place ... Read More »

1000 Points In One Year Of Laying, Is It Possible?

I had an email from a reader after writing the article on ‘How Important Are Recent Finish Positions’ suggesting the possibility of using this as the basis of a lay system. I thought that we would investigate this today using estimated Betfair prices to assess the profitability of the lay bets. In the last article we discovered that when betting ... Read More »

How Important Are Recent Finish Positions

You hear a lot of articles and systems discussing how you should always look at a horses most recent races as a major factor in assessing the chances of the horse winning. In this article we are going to look into this theory and see whether it is true or false and to what degree. We will be looking at ... Read More »

Some All Weather Racing Statistics

I am sorry that I haven’t been writing as many articles recently. I have been so busy I just haven’t had time to think but my aim is to write at least two articles for the RaceAdvisor every week. I have left it quite late this week so expect another one over the next couple of days! Today I thought it ... Read More »

Using Graphs To Visualise Ratings – Part 2

Earlier this week I wrote an article about how we can use graphs to help visualise ratings. I had a lot of emails about using visualisation in handicapping. I thought that I would write a part 2 and look a little bit more in detail at what we can do to help us visualise handicapping. One way of using graphs ... Read More »

Using Graphs To Visualise Ratings

There are a lot of numbers in sports betting. It doesn’t matter whether you are betting on racing, football, golf, tennis or any other sport. The way that most people analyse the competition is through numbers. These numbers are known as ratings. Using numbers is fine when there are just a few of them, but what happens when you start ... Read More »