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The Race Advisor is one of the leading blogs on betting in the UK. Our goal is to help you generate more profit from your betting than you’re currently doing. With thousands of blog posts and some of the leading horse racing analysis software out there, if you’ve got a question about betting then we’re here to make sure you get the right answer.
  • Dec- 2012 -
    13 December

    Laying: Betting on Horses to Lose

    I’m sure many of you have heard of “Laying” often sold as being an easier way to profit on the horses. Of course, it’s easy to sell this idea because out of 12 runners in a race, 11 of them will go onto lose whereas only 1 will win. Betting on Horses to Lose may appear easier at first, but once…

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  • 6 December

    The Advantages and Disadvantages of Betting on Golf

    When it comes to Betting on Golf, there are a range of both advantages and disadvantages and that is what we are going to look at today. Some people will not touch the golf markets, maybe because of their lack of knowledge and delving into the unknown… Hopefully after giving this article a read, you will have a little more…

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  • 5 December

    Three Popular Accumulator Types and Ways to Use them

    Some people HATE accumulators. Why? Because of the risk involved. Some people LOVE accumulators. Why? Because of the potential return from a small stake. Below, we are going to look at three different types of accumulators and are then going to explain how you can use these accumulator types to take a boring bet with a low return into a…

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  • 1 December

    Kauto Star: The End Of An Era

    If you’re not a fan of National Hunt racing, you may find it surprising to learn that there are, in fact, just four Grade 1 staying steeplechases run on the British mainland during the entire National Hunt season. However, such is the gravitas afforded to the four races – the Betfair Chase at Haydock Park, the King George VI Chase…

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  • Nov- 2012 -
    28 November

    Winning Isn’t Everything…It’s The Only Thing

    It probably goes without saying that thoroughbred horse racing is all about winning, but it’s especially true for wealthy owners who may spend tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands or even millions of pounds on the initial purchase, training and upkeep of their horses. Ideally, what these owners are looking for is “black type” or, in other words, for their…

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  • 22 November

    Why Backing the Favourite is a Disastrous Move

    When a lot of people initially get into betting, they think it’ll be easy, stick a tenner on the favourite, it’s bound to win! Isn’t it? Well as many of you are aware, that is not quite the case. There is a statistic floating around that suggests the favourite goes on to win 33% of its races. This is possibly…

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  • 22 November

    Classical Gas: A Look at Next Year’s 2,000 Guineas Contenders

    The November Handicap officially brought down the curtain on the Flast season proper, so before what W.H. Ogilvie called the “hardy, hefty humble-bred ones” – in other words, the National Hunt horses – take centre stage, it’s time to look back at some of the outstanding juveniles of the year to see if we can shed some light on next…

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  • 14 November

    The Problems With Laying The Draw

    Laying the draw is possibly one of the most popular of all forms of laying on football matches and one of the most widely available. There are hundreds of varying Lay The Draw Systems, some of which fail to make any money whatsoever and others that are incredibly profitable. However, there are several problems with laying the draw, many of…

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  • 10 November

    Studying Form: Part III

    Guest post written by Willy Weasel The Bard of Ayrshire, Robert Burns, once wrote… “The best-laid schemes o’ mice an ‘men Gang aft agley, An’lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain, For promis’d joy!” While I’m not particularly aggrieved or pained by the defeat of my selection, No Poppy, for whom I made a strong case in my previous article,…

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  • 6 November

    Paddy Power Gold Cup Preview: Champion Court Gets The Verdict

    Guest post written by Willy Weasel. The Paddy Power Gold Cup, formerly the Mackeson Gold Cup, is run over 2 miles 4½ furlongs on the Old Course at Cheltenham, where it forms the highlight of the three-day Open Meeting. This year’s renewal is due off at 2.35 p.m. on Saturday, 17 November, so it’s high time we had a look…

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  • 3 November

    Studying Form: Part II

    Guest post written by Willy Weasel In my previous article in this series, “Studying Form: Part I”, I said that I’d outline the process of studying form, step-by-step, for a selected race. The race I’ve chosen is the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Fillies’ Handicap, due to be run on the Rowley Mile course at Newmarket at 4.45 p.m. on Wednesday, October…

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  • Oct- 2012 -
    26 October

    National Hunt Jockeys: Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

    The autumn equinox has come and gone and the National Hunt season is well underway, so it’s time to take a look at the leading contenders for the British Jump Jockeys’ Championship and, specifically, when, where and for whom they do best during the season. At the time of writing, since the 2012/13 National Hunt season began on 29 April,…

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  • 20 October

    Studying Form: Part I

    Guest post written by Willy Weasel The subject of studying form is, by its very nature, a complex one, but it’s important not to get bogged down in trifling details. If you do, you’re likely to be distracted from more important factors that influence the outcome of horse races. Studying form is a means to an end, not an end…

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  • 6 October

    Champion Stakes Preview: There Can Be Only One

    Guest post written by Willy Weasel The Qipco Champion Stakes was originally run at Newmarket, but since 2011 it has become part of the Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot, where it’s the final race in the middle distance category of the Qipco British Champion Series. This year’s renewal is due off at 4.10 p.m. on Saturday 20th October. It’s…

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  • Sep- 2012 -
    29 September

    Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Preview: Not so much a race as a monument

    Guest post written by Willy Weasel. Europe’s most prestigious race, the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, takes place at Longchamp Racecourse on Sunday 7th October, so it’s time to cast an eye over the leading contenders. Obviously, the likely underfoot conditions are unknown at this stage, but the going at Longchamp was good to soft for the most recent…

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