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  • Writer's pictureCarl Woods

Some people seem to always pick the winners..

Updated: Mar 23, 2023

There is no magic formula to it but there are plenty of ways you can try to gain an advantage over your bookie!

Betting on horse racing in the United Kingdom can be a fun and potentially profitable activity. Here are some tips on how to increase your chances of finding winners:

Remember, horse racing is unpredictable, and even the best research and analysis can't guarantee a win. However, by following these tips, you can increase your chances of finding winners and make horse racing betting a more enjoyable and potentially profitable activity

Tip #1 - Knowing your stuff!

Do your research: Before placing a bet, research the horses, jockeys, trainers, and racecourses. Look for patterns, such as which horses and jockeys have performed well on certain types of tracks or in certain types of races. Consider the horse's form, which refers to its recent performances in previous races. Look at the distance and the going (ground condition) of the track to see if the horse has previously performed well under similar conditions. Look at the horse's past performance in similar races to the one you're betting on. Look for trends and patterns in their past performances, such as their finishing position, their speed ratings, and their ability to handle certain track conditions.

Tip #2 - Market movers!

Analyze the odds: The odds offered on each horse can provide clues about its chances of winning. The odds are calculated based on the horse's perceived chance of winning, so a horse with low odds is considered more likely to win than a horse with high odds. However, it's important to remember that odds can change up until the start of the race, based on the amount of money being bet on each horse. Keep an eye on the odds as they change leading up to the race. If the odds for a particular horse increase, it may indicate that the horse is not expected to perform well. On the other hand, if the odds for a horse decrease, it may indicate that the horse is expected to perform well.

Tip #3 - Your eyes don't lie...

Watch the race: Watching the race can provide valuable information about the horses' performance, which can help you make better decisions in future races. Pay attention to the starting positions, the pace of the race, and how each horse is responding to the jockey's instructions.

Tip #4 - Look after your money!

Manage your bankroll: Finally, it's important to manage your bankroll when betting on horse racing. Only bet what you can afford to lose and set a budget for each race. Don't chase your losses by increasing your bets if you're on a losing streak. Stick to your strategy and be patient.

Remember, no research method can guarantee success in horse race betting, but by doing your homework and keeping up with the latest information, you can make more informed bets and increase your chances of success.

Thanks for reading

Carl Woods

Racing Manager

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