Betting Angles

  • Apr- 2019 -
    24 April

    The Each-Way Sandwich

    Originally this morning I thought that I was going to be writing about a strategy based on taking advantage of bookmakers being forced to give the wrong odds on the place portion of each-way bets. It’s not a new approach, but it’s still effective and nobody talks about it anymore. Why? Because it requires… effort! Oops, that’s a kind of…

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  • 20 April

    Inside The Rails – Race Planning

    In my regular articles, I have been taking a look at racehorse ownership to try to provide a peak behind the scenes at what goes into getting the horses that we watch and bet on, ready to take the chance on the racecourse. In earlier articles, I have looked at purchasing horses, the owner’s day at the races, what different…

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  • 13 April

    Inside The Rails – At the Stables

    Last week we looked at the ownership experience at the racecourse, but this is only a small part of the ownership experience.  Even a sprinter will only probably run around 20 races a year and this leaves at least 345 days where owners are not racing with their horse.  There is plenty to experience away from the racecourse however and…

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  • 12 April

    The Jumping Game

    As a woman who trained the great Best Mate to win three consecutive Cheltenham Gold Cups, no one could be better qualified than Henrietta Knight to discover what makes today’s top jumps trainers succeed. From eccentric, outspoken Yorkshireman Mick Easterby, to elegant, aristocratic Venetia Williams, from Irish wizard, Willie Mullins, to perfectionist champion trainer, Paul Nicholls and young pretender, Dan…

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  • 2 April

    Three Standout Races at the Aintree Festival

    The Aintree Festival is one of the most-anticipated National Hunt events on the racing calendar. The three-day extravaganza always delivers plenty of passion, entertainment and drama. The Merseyside track is a superb venue, and thousands of spectators descend on the course each and every year. The competitive racing attracts a plethora of top trainers and jockeys to the north west, and despite taking place…

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  • Mar- 2019 -
    30 March

    Inside the Rails – At the Stables

    If you follow racing at all, you will have probably heard of syndicates and racing clubs and these vehicles allow people to come together to share the costs of ownership.  There may not actually be too much difference between a syndicate and a racing club, but then again one syndicate or racing club can be very different from another, so…

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  • 29 March

    Winning Horse Race Betting Systems

    Winning Horse Race Betting Systems, does exactly what is says on the tin! It gives you loads of winning systems to use, straight off the bat. The book introduces the best winnings ways, presented simply, and in plain English, for you to use yourself. Winning Horse Race Betting Systems was written 10 years ago. The fact that it still ranks…

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  • 26 March

    Sean Bowen: A Future Champion Jockey?

    I am big fan of Sean Bowen, the son of trainer Peter Bowen, and brother of James. Indeed, I have praised his riding a few times this jumps season. Well there is no doubt he’s riding at the very top of his game now. At Kelso on Saturday, Sean’s talents were once again showcased. Bowen won the first two races…

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  • Jan- 2019 -
    2 January

    Who Were the Best Trainers in 2018?

    We have come to the end of 2018 and now is as good a time as any to reflect on the best-performing trainers of the year, from the perspective of a punter. In this article, I will look at trainers on the Flat, AW, and National Hunt, and see if this year was par for the course or an anomaly.…

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  • Nov- 2018 -
    7 November

    In the Long Run – Is Stamina a Defining Factor for Longer Races?

    The weather is cold and wet which means one thing: The National Hunt season is upon us! The hurdles and fences are out, the going is sometimes Heavy, and the races are longer with every mistake capable of taking a horse out of a race. After backing a horse to win a 3m 4f Chase race on Heavy ground, your…

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  • Aug- 2018 -
    29 August

    Should You Go Dutch? A Guide to ‘Dutching’ in Horse Racing

    Legend has it that the term ‘dutching’ comes from the mobster Arthur Simon Flegenheimer, better known as Dutch Schultz. He was Al Capone’s accountant and was involved in various rackets including a racetrack. Schultz is credited with coming up with the idea of dutching in the 1920s.  It is a system of betting used mainly in horse racing and football.…

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  • 15 August

    Sprinters on the Rail – Should You Back Horses Drawn Low in Short Races?

    Stalls were first introduced in the United Kingdom in 1965 for Flat races. For decades, stall #1 was always furthest to the left from a jockey’s perspective. For left-handed courses, it meant #1 was by the rail while on right-handed courses, #1 was drawn widest. The BHA changed everything, however, and since March 30, 2011, the #1 stall is the…

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  • Jul- 2018 -
    17 July

    Is Kelly’s Criterion Effective in Horse Racing Betting?

    Experienced punters would suggest that a proper staking plan is as important as finding winners when trying to attain long-term profit. Let’s face it, even the best ‘system’ will have extensive losing runs. If your current method of staking is unable to get you through these rough patches, it is a waste of time because you won’t benefit from the…

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  • Feb- 2018 -
    28 February

    Should you focus on specific yards in the lead up to major events?

    Bookmakers tend to enjoy the unpredictability of major festivals such as Cheltenham, Newmarket, and Aintree. With so many world-class horses facing off against one another, it can be a nightmare to choose a potential winner. Occasionally, such as the Cheltenham Festival in 2017, a significant number of favourites win and give the bookies a much-needed bloody nose. When it comes…

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  • Nov- 2017 -
    23 November

    National Hunt, Chase or Hurdles? Can You Profit From Both?

    For horse racing lovers, the thrill of National Hunt racing acts as some form of compensation for the shorter and colder days of autumn and winter. NH races feature older and larger horses than its Flat counterpart, and from September to April, these events are the main focus of the racing calendar as the Flat season takes a backseat. The…

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  • 20 November

    Review of Sports Trading Exposed

    This huge guide is laden with detailed information on making a sustainable profit on the betting exchanges, at least until Betfair takes a huge percentage as commission! It is extremely well laid out, easy to follow and filled with enough information to turn any newcomer in the trading sphere into a money-making machine. At close to £100, Sports Trading Exposed…

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  • 9 November

    How important is Draw Bias in Horse Racing?

    In horse racing, the ‘draw’ of a horse relates to its position in the stalls and is relevant in All-Weather and Flat racing. A horse with a ‘low’ draw (low stall number such as 1, 2, or 3) will be close to the rails while a horse with a ‘high’ draw will be further away from the rails. What is…

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  • Oct- 2017 -
    18 October

    Can You Make a Profit From Short-Priced Favourites in Large Fields?

    You might not like to admit it, but there’s a fair chance that you allow your selections to be completely dictated by odds. There is nothing wrong with searching for value, and since over 80% of winners are in the top 5 in the betting market, it makes sense to take the price of a horse into consideration when making…

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  • 9 October

    Does it matter how far a horse travels for a race?

    Focusing on horses that have travelled a long distance to a racetrack piques the interest of some people while others disregard it as an ‘old chestnut’ system. If you go to the Signposts section of the Racing Post, you can see how far each horse has travelled to be on the course. For example, on October 9, 2017, at Musselburgh,…

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  • 7 October

    Drenched in beer…

    Around this time last year, I was at Oktoberfest. If you don’t know, it’s basically a gargantuan festival in the German town of Munich that’s entirely devoted to beer. Stroll in and ask for a glass of wine and you’re going to be disappointed. It was awesome, though. But hugely expensive, so I’m not missing that part of it! So instead of…

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