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- 2017 -
    25 January
    Advice
    This could be your golden ticket 1

    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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  • 23 January
    Advice
    The Notes That Made £23,657 2

    The Notes That Made £23,657

    “There are many ways to skin a cat.” A phrase that, as far as anybody knows, was coined by Seba Smith in 1884. It’s also a phrase that’s truer for horse racing, than almost anything else. There is no right way or wrong way. As long as you make a long-term profit, whatever way you choose to take is perfect…

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  • 19 January
    Advice
    All Weather

    All Weather Favourites (the inside track!)

    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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  • 18 January
    News
    Crowd control to Major Ben 3

    Crowd control to Major Ben

    It’s been a while since I shared the free tip we post on the blog every day with you via email. Each day, one of the services we proof provides us with one of their tips to give you for free! You can see them at: http://www.raceadvisor.co.uk/category/horse-racing-tips/ Today’s selection comes from Early Odds. This is a service that’s made +58.45…

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  • 17 January
    Advice
    Boom… You just hit a bullseye! 4

    Boom… You just hit a bullseye!

    “Lo Michael, Have you ever looked into: Distance WON by. Distance behind winner (irrespective of its official position) ie a horse could finish 6th or 7th and only be 1-1/2 lengths behind the winner; as opposed to a horse finishing 3rd beaten 5 Lengths. Only considering “like for like races in the above”” Tom left this comment on the blog…

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  • 16 January
    Advice
    Remarkable, Absolutely Remarkable! 5

    Remarkable, Absolutely Remarkable!

    “I had 3 winners out of four today at Kelso, remarkable absolutely remarkable, I thought I’d share this with you as only last night I read an article on your blogs about just using official ratings to find winners, not only this but the final race in which the horse came second really should have won but just run out…

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  • 14 January
    Advice
    Is this a good rule? 6

    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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  • 13 January
    Advice
    Did you think I'd forgotten this! 7

    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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  • 12 January
    Advice
    Most punters fail to make a profit because... 8

    Most punters fail to make a profit because…

    After yesterday’s debacle, I’m feeling much more relaxed today, and want to talk about staking. Staking is a large part of why most punters fail to make a profit. If you don’t have a bankroll of the right size, then you’ll eventually lose it. That’s not a possibility, or a ‘could’ happen. It’s a 100% guaranteed eventuality. And here’s why……

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  • 9 January
    Advice
    The Donkey Ride 9

    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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  • 2 January
    Advice
    The All Night Baby Rave 10

    The All Night Baby Rave

    Happy New Year! What did you get up to on New Year’s Eve? This was the first New Year I’ve had with a baby, so the late night raves were out! We didn’t have any plans, we were going to have some friends up, but since we thought we’d be in hospital, we’d cancelled them. But then… on the 30th…

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  • Dec- 2016 -
    31 December
    Advice
    I hope you read my email yesterday! 11

    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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  • 30 December
    Advice
    We've Got Your Back (You Wanna Read This Before Racing Begins!) 12

    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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  • 20 December
    Advice
    The Dark Horses 13

    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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  • 19 December
    Advice
    4 Steps For Winners This Winter 14

    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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  • 17 December
    Advice
    It's Time To Clean The House! 15

    It’s Time To Clean The House!

    I think you missed this email yesterday. and since we’ve been doing some pre-Christmas housekeeping here on the Race Advisor, I wanted to make sure that you got it. Don’t worry, the free tip below has been updated for today’s racing 😉 Part of our housekeeping is finding ways to keep you informed of the latest and greatest in the…

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  • 15 December
    News
    Desert Drought or Flood? 16

    Desert Drought or Flood?

    We’ve been doing some pre-Christmas housekeeping here on the Race Advisor. Part of that housekeeping is finding ways to keep you informed of the latest and greatest in the world of horse racing. And to do that, we’ve started posting to our Twitter account a LOT more frequently. So I just wanted to give you a quick heads-up that you…

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  • 14 December
    Advice
    Raiders Of The Lost Bet 17

    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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  • 10 December
    Advice
    Staturday ;) 18

    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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  • 3 December
    News
    The Time Machine 19

    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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