Ian Hudson

Ian Hudson has 15 years experience in the sports betting industry in a number of roles. He has worked as an odds compiler and trader for bwin and Expekt. He was head of trading for several sports and gained extensive experience of in-running trading. He also has trading experience in licensed betting offices and on-course. Ian is a writer for several sports websites covering the main British and European sports. He has expertise in soccer, horse racing, cricket, tennis and golf. One of past current assignments was working as a Betting Editor for the Daily Mirror and he has been published in The Independent online. A publication called A Guide To Sports Betting is part of Ian’s portfolio. In that book, he focused on individual sports and he wrote a chapter on the best policies for winning on horse racing. Money management and staking when betting on racing were covered with reference to a number of successful strategies. Ian is now heavily involved in providing racing content to a number of websites in an engaging and informative way. We hope you can benefit from insight developed over many years of experience betting on and writing about racing. His in-depth knowledge of the sport and betting will be a great asset for your betting on horse racing.
  • Apr- 2018 -
    12 April
    News
    Blaklion Can Win The Grand National 1

    Blaklion Can Win The Grand National

    Horses with experience of the unique fences often run well in the Grand National and Blaklion jumped impeccably in last year’s race. The Nigel Twiston-Davies runner had a great round of jumping when winning the Becher Chase at Aintree in December. The Last Samuri is another leading contender who has taken to the fences.  The National is now more akin…

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  • Mar- 2018 -
    30 March
    Advice
    horse racing

    Follow Ryan Moore At Meydan Today

    It was raining at Lingfield Park yesterday for the All-Weather Championships Finals and some of the jockeys were looking forward to better weather. James Doyle won the mares and fillies final on Diagnostic and then flew out to Dubai after racing. The temperature for the Dubai World Cup fixture at Meydan will be above 30 degrees where Doyle rides Frontiersman…

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  • 2 March
    Advice
    Headway Is The Standout Bet At Lingfield 2

    Headway Is The Standout Bet At Lingfield

    The Beast from the East has had its say so there are no turf meetings in Britain. However, the much-derided All-Weather racing has come to the rescue and two meetings are scheduled on artificial surfaces. There is actually some decent racing on the sand at Lingfield and Newcastle. This is an ever-developing situation as a fall of snow can make…

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  • Feb- 2018 -
    17 February
    Advice
    Blaklion Can Win The Trial And National 3

    Blaklion Can Win The Trial And National

    Saturday’s Haydock Grand National Trial is something of a misnomer because the last horse to win both races was Party Politics in 1993. Even that wasn’t a true trial because the horse won the National the previous year. Since 2003 no winner has even been placed in the most famous steeplechase in the world. It’s a strange fact that Red…

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  • 3 February
    News
    Saturday Race Review with Ian Hudson 4

    Saturday Race Review with Ian Hudson

    Melon Can Beat Two Old Champions There are two former winners of the Cheltenham Champion Hurdle running in the Irish equivalent at Leopardstown today. (Saturday). Faugheen won the hurdler’s crown in 2015 and Jezki was the champion hurdler in the previous year. Jezki’s winning days at this level are behind the horse but Faugheen is a genuine contender for the…

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  • Jan- 2018 -
    11 January
    News
    Catterick’s National Is The Richest Race Of The Day 5

    Catterick’s National Is The Richest Race Of The Day

    In the olden days, there were only a handful of Grand Nationals including the big one of course at Aintree in April and the Scottish, Welsh and Irish versions. Now it seems just about every track stages a regional National and today its Catterick’s turn and their race is called the North Yorkshire Grand National. Alto Des Mottes has the…

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  • Sep- 2017 -
    21 September
    Advice
    Forest Ranger Can Win The Doonside Cup As Favourite 6

    Forest Ranger Can Win The Doonside Cup As Favourite

    The Ayr Gold Cup is the course’s most famous Flat race and the highlight of the three-day Western Meeting which has now been rebranded as the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Festival. The feature of the opening day on Thursday is the Doonside Cup which is a Class 1 Listed stakes race. The race usually attracts a small select field…

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  • Aug- 2017 -
    5 August
    News
    Hoof It Can Get The Job Done In The Stewards’ Cup 7

    Hoof It Can Get The Job Done In The Stewards’ Cup

    Since 1978 only one horse carrying ten stone has won the Stewards’ Cup. The last dual winner of the race completed the double in 1968. The link is that Hoof It set the weight-carrying record and the horse has a live chance to win the highlight of the fifth and final day of Glorious Goodwood again. Hoof It won the…

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  • 4 August
    News
    Take Cover Can Win The King George Stakes Again 8

    Take Cover Can Win The King George Stakes Again

    Take Cover won the King George Stakes at Goodwood last year and the horse can win the race again on Thursday. The highlight of the fourth day of the meeting is a Group 2 contest over five furlongs for colts, geldings and fillies. Twelve horses have been declared and Take Cover looks an each way bet to nothing. Three-year-olds get…

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  • 3 August
    News
    Winter Can Complete The 1,000 Guineas And Nassau Stakes Double 9

    Winter Can Complete The 1,000 Guineas And Nassau Stakes Double

    Winter cannot be ignored in the Nassau Stakes which is the highlight of the third day of Glorious Goodwood.  The Aidan O’Brien trained horse has the edge on ratings but So Di Mar looks overpriced on form and historical figures. The race is a Group 1 contest for fillies and mares aged three or older. The younger generation get an…

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  • 2 August
    News
    Ribchester Is The Form Pick To Win The Sussex Stakes 10

    Ribchester Is The Form Pick To Win The Sussex Stakes

    There have been a number of Duals on the Downs at Glorious Goodwood in the last few years and Ribchester is the form pick to win the latest version. The Sussex Stakes is a Group 1 contest over one mile and Ribchester has the best form in the context of the race conditions. Churchill is a three-year old Classic winner…

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  • 1 August
    News
    Big Orange Looks A Good Thing In The Goodwood Cup 11

    Big Orange Looks A Good Thing In The Goodwood Cup

    Sometimes in betting it’s wise not to avoid the obvious and there are genuinely good things. That is certainly the case with Big Orange and the Goodwood Cup. The first-day feature of Glorious Goodwood or the Qatar Goodwood Festival as its now called looks like a penalty kick for the Ascot Gold Cup winner. Big Orange’s task has been made…

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  • Jun- 2017 -
    18 June
    News
    Shutter Speed Is The Prix de Diane Worthy Favourite 12

    Shutter Speed Is The Prix de Diane Worthy Favourite

    Shutter Speed did not get to prove her ability in the Oaks at Epsom and has been targeted at the French equivalent at Chantilly on Sunday which is known as the Prix de Diane. The race is a Group 1 contest for three-year-old fillies over one mile and two and a half furlongs. In theory Shutter Speed is the best…

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  • 2 June
    Advice
    Coronet Looks Overpriced To Win The Oaks Crown 13

    Coronet Looks Overpriced To Win The Oaks Crown

    Coronet has something to find on collateral form with other runners but is a progressive filly who can win the Oaks at Epsom today. Aidan O’Brien is looking to continue his clean sweep of the Classics in Britain and Ireland this season but the horse he trains, Rhododendron, looks too short for the Oaks. Horseplay won a maiden at Nottingham…

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  • May- 2017 -
    20 May
    Advice
    Lightning Spear Has The Form To Win The Lockinge 14

    Lightning Spear Has The Form To Win The Lockinge

    Ribchester and Galileo Gold are closely matched on ratings and the two shortest priced horses for the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury today. Lightning Spear has something to find on form but is a viable alternative to the market leaders. The race is part of the British Champions Series in the mile division so is one of the most important contests…

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  • 13 May
    Advice
    Kadrizzi Looks Weighted To Win The Victoria Cup 15

    Kadrizzi Looks Weighted To Win The Victoria Cup

    The Balmoral Handicap on Champions Day at Ascot last October is a key race in the context of unravelling the form for the Victoria Cup back at the same track today. However, Kadrizzi has the form and ratings to beat more fancied rivals and win the race at the ante post price of 14/1. Yuften won the Balmoral Handicap, beating…

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  • Apr- 2017 -
    29 April
    Advice
    race horse

    Theatre Guide Can Give Tizzard Another Big Race Winner

    Colin Tizzard could have won the Eurovision Song Contest and the Boat Race this year because he has won just about everything else as a race horse trainer. In Theatre Guide he has the joint top weight for the bet365 Gold Cup and the horse can give the trainer yet another big race win on the last day of the…

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  • 25 April
    Advice
    Gold Cup

    Coneygree Has The Form And Class To Win The Punchestown Gold Cup

    Coneygree has been backed to win the Punchestown Gold Cup despite not running since November and only racing twice since winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2015. The horse is a relentless jumper and galloper and can beat Sizing John and Djakadam to win the Punchestown version of the Gold Cup. Sizing John won the Blue Riband of chasing at…

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  • 22 April
    Advice
    race horse

    Henri Parry Morgan Is Weighted To Win The Scottish Grand National

    Paul Nicholls and Nicky Henderson have both declared three runners for the Scottish Grand National, a race that could still be pivotal in the outcome of the trainer’s championship which lies between them. However, Henri Parry Morgan could be a blot on the handicap and looks a massive price to win Scotland’s most prestigious jumps race at Ayr this Saturday.…

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  • 17 April
    Advice
    race horse

    Our Duke Can Be One For The Favourite Backers In the Irish National

    Gordon Elliott or less likely Willie Mullins will win the Irish Jumps Trainer’s Championships but neither has won the Irish Grand National. That situation might not change on Easter Monday when the 2017 renewal takes place at Fairyhouse. The race moves with the Easter celebration and always takes place on the Monday of the holiday long weekend. There will be…

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