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  • Jan- 2016 -
    12 January
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    Weekly Eye-Catchers – Horse Racing

    It’s always nice when a plan comes together in horse racing and it did on Saturday with the rescheduled Coral Welsh Grand National. Hopefully you were on one of my eye-catchers in the shape of Mountainous. This is what I had written about Kerry Lee’s trained runner in a previous column: “Is well handicapped on his best form. Fair reappearance…

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  • 4 January
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    Race Classifications & What They Mean

    Once you understand the system of horse racing classifications in the UK, you will have another weapon in your arsenal in the eternal quest to pick winners. Regardless of whether factors such as distance, course and going are in a horse’s favour, if it is racing in too high a grade, it will simply be outclassed by faster horses. The…

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  • Dec- 2015 -
    29 December
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    Weekly EyeCatchers – Horse Racing

    The Eyecatchers provided us with some nice winners over the festive horse racing period courtesy of Full Shift 6/1, Tea For Two 5/2 and The Last Samuri 13/2 and hopefully some of you will have been on the Gary Moore trained Ar Mad in the big novices chase at Kempton on Sunday. In my review of the Tingle Creek meeting…

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  • 22 December
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    Weekly Eyecatchers – Horse Racing

    Christmas is almost upon us once again and with it comes some outstanding horse racing. Kempton’s host the William Hill Winter Festival, with the King George VI taking centre stage on the 26th and on the 27th we have the latest renewal of the Coral Welsh Grand National at Chepstow. Meanwhile over in Ireland we have some really tremendous racing…

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  • 16 December
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    What Is A Neural Network & How Is It Used In Horse Racing?

    The term ‘Neural Network’ can seem a bit daunting if it’s the first time you’ve ever heard it but in reality, it is simply a computerised system that learns which combination of inputs leads to a certain output. This is of course a remarkably simplistic way of describing a neural network but since full explanations tend to come in the…

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  • 15 December
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    Weekly Eyecatchers – Horse Racing

    A quiet week on the horse racing winner’s front but for those of you who subscribe to the Eyecatcher Pro software you would have been on Dolphin Village, one my eyecatcher extra’s, who won at 7/2 at Lingfield, 9/2 was available in the morning for those who take early prices. On Friday we had a really excellent 2nd place at…

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  • 9 December
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    How Are Topspeed Ratings Calculated?

    Anyone who has ever attempted to analyse horse racing will know it’s all too easy to get buried beneath a cavalcade of statistical data; and not all of it is useful! Serious punters always look to have an edge on the bookie by creating various systems based on dozens of different racing criteria. As well as the Timeform Ratings, Racing…

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  • 8 December
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    Weekly Eyecatchers – Horse Racing

    A profitable Friday and Saturday for the Eycatchers as Woodford County, won Exeter’s Devon National on Friday at 8/1 and on Saturday Carole’s Destrier won the staying handicap at Sandown at an SP of 5/1, bigger was available early in the day for those who grabbed the early prices. I seem to be doing best in 3m+ handicap chases at…

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  • 1 December
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    Weekly Eyecatchers – Horse Racing

    After a frustrating run it was good to see Entihaa win at Wolverhampton on Monday. I got on at 4/1 this morning and the value of taking early prices was reinforced as the horse was well backed into 9/4 at the off. As I said in last weeks column he “can win again on his favourite surface” Last weekend we…

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  • Nov- 2015 -
    30 November
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    Archive Betting Systems – Horse Racing (AW Investment)

    Back in October I wrote the first post using archived betting systems. The idea was that we could take an old betting systems rules for horse racing, see if it worked or not and then discover whether we could make it turn a profit. It proved to be very popular and so in today’s post I thought we would look…

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  • 24 November
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    Weekly Eyecatchers – Horse Racing

    Not many runners last week but one of my recent eyecatchers Rich Again ran at Wolverhampton on Saturday evening and shaped well again when finishing 4th. The six year old is becoming a very well handicapped horse in horse racing and must be backed next time out in my opinion! Another eyecatcher to run last week was Compton Bird. The…

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  • 18 November
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    The Friendly Horse

    The Friendly Horse I wonder how many of us, who enjoy horse racing, ever think about WHY there is a mostly cooperative relationship between horse and jockey? Very few animals are able to adapt to domestication or develop a cooperative relationship with humans. Cats and dogs are obvious examples of species who have adapted to domestication. On the face of it,…

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  • 17 November
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    Weekly EyeCatchers – Horse Racing

    Another three winners from the Eyecatcher horses last week coming courtesy of Izmir, Final Assault and King Massini! Like last week there were a few horses to catch my eye for this week’s article. Here are six that should provide you with some winning opportunities in the coming weeks through horse racing. As ever for those of you with Eyecatcher…

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  • 11 November
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    A 10 Step Guide To Finding Selections On All-Weather For Horse Racing

    I believe that All-Weather (AW) horse racing offers one of the best opportunities to create a winning system. When you know what to look for, it has the potential to be the most profitable of all types of horse racing on offer. Those who hate AW racing say it is too unpredictable but the opposite is actually the case. Then…

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  • 10 November
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    Weekly EyeCatchers – Horse Racing

    Well the winners keep flowing out of the notebook and this is why we love horse racing! Aristo Du Plessies won twice at 5/1 and evens and on Saturday there was a fantastic 25/1 second at Doncaster courtesy of Jamaican Bolt and for a few strides in the final furlong I thought it was going to be another Chill The…

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  • Oct- 2014 -
    6 October
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    Profit From Odds-On Horses, Is It Possible?

    Once you’ve read this article you should check out this one I wrote about how often odds-on favourites lose. It was the great comments, and in particular two, that spurred me to write this post. I was asked these questions: What about focusing on the very short losing runs? What about laying? What about using a progressive staking plan? The truth is that I…

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