Michael Wilding

Michael started the Race Advisor in 2009 to help punters improve their betting profits and think outside the box with their betting strategies. To date he has written over 450 articles on the site and recently started UK Racing News which has become a leading news site for horse racing in the UK and IRE. Check out my personal blog or my Google+
  • Jan- 2012 -
    3 January

    Backwards Handicapping

    Happy New Year! I hope that you had a good New Years eve party and you enjoyed the racing on New Years day. Today I thought I would take a bit of different approach and look at a finding a selection in a race based on some unique features inside the Race Advisor members area. The race we are going…

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  • Dec- 2011 -
    24 December

    Bettor Than Average

    Guest post written by Ricky Dowling This guide is going to improve your Over/Under score-line bet selections. When betting on over/under score-lines in football matches it’s tempting to look for 2 teams with high/low average score-lines. For example, team A hosts team B, over the past 10 games team A has an average score-line of 2.8 goals per game. Team…

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  • 24 December

    King George VI Chase Preview 2011

    It is Boxing Day and my favourite race of the year has come round again. I don’t have a rational reason for this but there is a cracking day’s racing happening today and for the first time in years I won’t be able to watch it as I have been told that I am going to see Ghost by the…

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  • 20 December

    UK Horse Racing Statistics As A Betting Tool

    UK horse racing is one sport that receives a lot of betting attention. A lot of systems and strategies exist which can be used by bettors to place a wager. The role of statistics in UK horse racing betting cannot be underestimated. Horses cannot talk like human beings. If a great tennis player is having a bad run, he can…

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  • 13 December

    Betting With A Good Staking Plan

    Betting is something that requires a high level of planning and discipline in order to achieve the desired results. As a popular saying goes, to fail to plan is to plan to fail. This is very true in betting or wagering. As such, a staking plan has to be in place whenever a bettor wants to place a wager. What…

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  • 6 December

    Why Over Fitting Will Lose You Money!

    Over fitting is a bettors worst enemy! Because of this I think that it is important that you have a good understanding of what it is and why it is so dangerous. Every bettor has a selection process. This can be anything from choosing a horse with your favourite name to an advanced analysis. It doesn’t matter whether your process…

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  • Nov- 2011 -
    29 November

    Finding The Holes In Your Betting!

    You are bound to have holes in your betting. These holes are losing you money every time you continue to bet. I know that I have them and I believe that every single bettor has them. The ideal is to get your betting to a stage where there are no more holes. However while this is the perfect scenario I…

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  • 22 November

    Finding Selections – The Beginners Guide

    It is very easy to get over whelmed with sports betting and particularly horse racing. In horse racing there are so many factors to take into consideration and everywhere you look there are ratings but no information on what they mean! This makes it hard for the new bettor to get to grips with what they need to do and…

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  • 19 November

    Creating A Tissue In Horse Racing

    Guest article written by Eddie Lloyd In this first article on how to create a tissue I thought I’d show you a very simple method for rating horses and converting these into odds. Creating your own tissue can be a very profitable approach to horse racing and many professionals use this technique to make their living. So what is a…

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  • 8 November

    Using ROI, Strike Rate and Profit to assess selections

    When we are deciding if selections are worth betting on for us it is important to use both ROI, Strike Rate and profit. If you haven’t read my last two posts about ROI and Profit then you can do here and here. What is it we are looking for in our selections? We are looking for a good profit and…

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  • 1 November

    How To Calculate Return On Invesment (ROI)

    Last week we looked at why it was good to use ROI rather than profit to determine whether a certain set of selections are working well. If you haven’t had a chance to read it then you can take a look here. This week I would like to show you how to calculate ROI. If you find maths a scary…

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  • Oct- 2011 -
    25 October

    What Is Return On Investment And Why We Should Use It!

    When we are betting profit is often considered the bottom line. This is understandable because we all want to know how much money we are going to make in the long-term. If there was another way wouldn’t you want to know what it is? Did you know that there are some problems when we look at profit figures on their…

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  • 17 October

    The Truth About Ratings

    I have no doubt that you have seen ratings before. As sports bettors we find that ratings enter into our lives on a daily basis. It doesn’t matter what your sport is, you open the paper and there is a rating of some form. The most obvious example is horse racing and the Official Rating (also known as the OR).…

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  • 2 October

    Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe 2011

    Once again we find ourselves looking forward to one of those extremely exciting days of punting. I have gone through the card and you can find my thoughts below. There is also a poll at the bottom to allow you to vote on the runners that you think will have the greatest chance of winning. Please place your vote and…

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  • Sep- 2011 -
    29 September

    The Pursuit of Value

    The Pursuit of Value is without a doubt the most important thing when betting Guest article written by Robert Carmoody from www.betclubuk.com To fully understand this you will need to apply Basic Mathematics to all of your betting. The Maths we are talking about is basic schoolroom stuff. Quite often those who bet will fail to see the connection between…

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  • 17 September

    Ayr Gold Cup 2011

    Today brings us once again to the Gold Cup race at Ayr. It is a class 2 race that is being run over 6 furlongs. Rather than using past trends for the analysis this time I am going to look at the race from a different angle, picking up on runners that may have potential under different factors. Looking at…

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  • Aug- 2011 -
    22 August

    Head To Head Horse Racing Analysis

    There are many ways to analyse a horse race and one method is by using head to head analysis. This is a simple technique that can be advanced if desired, however it is seldom used and the principles are easy to understand. We should have the knowledge in our arsenal of tools for both of these reasons and this is…

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  • Jul- 2011 -
    29 July

    Glorious Goodwood Experiment – Final Day

    Welcome to the final day of the Race Advisor’s Glorious Goodwood experiment. Join in our final day, all you need to do is select the horses below that you think have a chance at winning the 3:10 race today. This poll will automatically close at 3:10. If you would like to spare a couple of minutes to share your thoughts…

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  • 29 July

    Glorious Goodwood Experiment – Day 4

    Welcome to the fourth day of the Race Advisor’s Glorious Goodwood experiment. So far we have found the winning runner 100% of the time! All you need to do is select the horses below that you think have a chance at winning the 3:10 Totesport Mile race today. This poll will automatically close at 3:10. If you would like to…

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  • 28 July

    Glorious Goodwood Experiment – Day 3

    Welcome to the third day of the Race Advisor’s Glorious Goodwood experiment. We have picked the winner for the major race on both days of Goodwood so far and let’s hope that it continues today with a much bigger race as the main race of the day. All you need to do is select the horses below that you think…

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