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    How To Create Standard Times

    A few weeks ago I wrote this post about how to calculate the going allowance. There was a lot of interest in how to create speed ratings, and so with that in mind I’m going to look at the first part (and probably most important) of creating your own speed ratings. That is how to create standard times. To start…

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    Archive Systems Horse Racing (3FO Lay Betting): Can We Make Them Profit?

    I’m going to do something a bit different today, and if it proves popular I will begin to do this more regularly. So if you enjoy this post and would like to see more then please let me know by leaving a comment at the bottom. Over the years I’ve collected literally hundreds (if not thousands) of betting systems that…

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    How Many Factors Should I Use When Assessing A Horse Race

    It’s very easy to get overloaded with information when looking at horse racing. There are loads of different ways to bet from laying, backing, dutching, trading and more. Then are hundreds of different approaches to finding selections to bet. Even if you decide to read form there are hundreds of different ways to do that as well. Can there possibly…

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    Late Season Head Quarters Trio

    Newmarket have a number of meetings over the remaining months of the turf flat season. The following three trainers have shown a propensity to take a number of prizes from September onward’s at flat racing’s HQ. First up is Charlie Appleby who has Goldolphin ammunition to fire. Having taken over from disgraced Mahmood al Zarooni, Appleby has targeted the juvenile…

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    How To Make A Profit During Changing Seasons

    We’re coming into that time when we move from flat to national hunt racing. Twice a year this is considered the time by pretty much everyone in the business to be amongst the hardest to make a profit. The reason? Because the flat horses are finishing up their last runs at the end of the season and the national hunt…

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    How To Calculate Going Allowance

    I was recently browsing through some of the posts on the Race Advisor and I came across this one. In it I take a look at what exactly a going allowance is and why you would want to use one. It’s a pretty good read if I do say so myself 😉 If you create, or have been thinking of…

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    Class Movement… Does It Make A Difference?

    Do you think it makes a difference whether a horse is moving up or down in class? Before you read on, place you vote on the poll below. Then continue reading. [socialpoll id=”2292619″] Now that you’ve voted, I won’t know if you haven’t but you really should to see if you were correct in your thinking, it’s time to look…

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    Information Overload… Where The Hell Do You Begin!

    There’s a lot of information about how to make a profit from your betting. Heck, there’s thousands of articles on the Race Advisor alone and hundreds of them contain different strategies. A few weeks ago I wrote up a strategy that we use and I was left a very pertinent comment… “Thanks for all the help but there is so…

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    Portfolio Corner

    It’s been a few months since my last post, mainly due to annual holiday and also an operation in hospital. With my batteries recharged, I’m looking forward to continuing the battle to earn a living from the sport of kings. Having not had much time to look in any great depth at profitable angles/systems for September, now would be a…

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    How To Choose Factors That Predict Winners

    When you start to analyse a race do you know what factors you should be using? Do you know which are the most important for the race you’re analysing? All races are not made equal. Which means every race is likely to have different factors that are important. If you think about factors you probably can initially only think of…

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    The Simple Guide To Making Profits From Racing

    The fastest way to become a profitable bettor is to use common sense. Something about horse racing and sports betting makes most people lose all their ability to see clearly. Most people. If you’re reading this post then that already means you are not most people because those guys are in betting shops throwing their money away on a lucky…

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    Look For The Worst And Make More Profit

    All of us want to pick winners in the best races. There’s no greater feeling than having your pick in the Grand National come storming and taking the race. It’s an awesome feeling. But the truth is these races are horse racing at it’s hardest! Think about it. The best trainers in the world want their horses to run in…

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    How To Find Selections With No-Form Reading In Less Than 2 Minutes

    There’s no doubt about it, form reading can be tough. Not only can it be tough, but it can also take quite a bit of time. Imagine if there was a way to find selections with no form reading. And you could do it in less than two minutes. Well there is, although I would still recommend you take these…

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    How To Laser Target Winners

    I’m going to be honest, the subject of today’s post is forefront in my mind because I’ve been developing a tool to make one of the strategies I use a lot easier. I think of it as pattern finding, but patterns may not even be the right word. I’ll leave you to let me know what you think the right…

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    A Day At The Races – Ascot Special

    I wanted to look at Betting Bounty today. The team behind this service live and breath free bets and the best way to extrapolate money out of the bookmakers. By using clever staking and certain strategy’s the users of Betting Bounty are able to put themselves into positions that secure them a profit time and time again. Today we’re going…

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    Betfair SP Portfolio

    You may have seen the Race Advisor recently pushing its new service Tipster Portfolio. It’s a great service that shows you which tipsters to sign up to and add to your portfolio. So why is this so great? Using tipsters means that you are relying on an expert to give you tips and show you how to make a profit.…

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    Portfolio Corner

    As we enter June, the flat turf season kicks in to overdrive with a host of big meetings and festivals following one after the other. When I first started to plan this article I was intent on providing stats and trends for the Epsom Derby and Oaks meeting but looking through my portfolio I have very little to offer that…

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    Turn Your Power Ratings Into Odds Lines

    A few weeks ago I wrote this post about how to make your own power ratings using a slightly different approach. At the end I promised that I would write another article following on that showed you how to get from what you finished with in that post to your oddslines. And that’s what I’m going to do today. If…

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  • Photo of Portfolio Corner – A Trainer To Follow Right Now

    Portfolio Corner – A Trainer To Follow Right Now

    Welcome to ‘Portfolio Corner’ I have been betting horses and sports for a living for a good few years now and my bets are based around systems, profiles, trends and stats. I have over 250 systems. I know that may appear a lot to some, but many are based around individual trainers and operate for perhaps one or two months…

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    Finding The Three Best Horses Using PIV’s

    I’ve been writing a fair bit about impact, and pool impact, values recently. Last week, on my blog post about creating power ratings, Michael asked me how to go about finding the best three horses using PIV’s (pool impact values), otherwise known as a/e ratios. If you’d like to learn how to make PIV’s then you should check out this…

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