A select few pro-punters have looked at this perennial question of “how to make good profits” from horse racing and, differing thought patterns emerge each time. It is apparent that the majority of “average” punters tend to favour the shorter priced “high win percentage” favourites, but those in the know look for the higher priced “value” horses.
Now, when I say “higher priced value” I am not specifically referring to “long shots” which, although very nice indeed when they win, are a far more risky proposition. As with any investment based medium the old adage of “risk equals reward” stands! It has been suggested that the price you seek should be dictated by the size of your bankroll, but I cannot subscribe to this theory at all. When you collect at decent odds it is well worth the effort needed to find the selection but a note of caution, the losing runs can be much longer than the shorter priced wins so your betting bank must be adequate to sustain this.
My top suggestions that will help you in your quest to find regular bigger priced winners are as follows:
Make sure you have a strategy and that you stick to it religiously each time. Doubts will certainly appear but be strong and disciplined. Being disciplined is THE most important part of any strategy! There are plenty of betting systems available to aid here and most people find it helps with doing the same thing consistently. If a selection is found by the system, DON’T let the price dictate. Just bet as you would normally do. Stick to THE PLAN!
If you are not using a betting system, make sure you understand what and where to look for your potential selection. A good starting point can be to seek out a really big priced winner last time out and see where it stands today. Next, get to know your race track. Mastering one or two local tracks can pay huge advantage when it comes to betting. Understand what the main factors are in today’s race and then compare these against all the other horses in the field. Try to stay clear of big fields as they can often produce no more than utter confusion when having to deal with so many factors/horses.
One thing you should definitely be looking for was whether your chosen selection today had any distinct advantage over the field last time. Look at all the main factors such as Class, Recent Form, Going, Distance etc. Why? Because one thing you can be 100% certain of is that if the bookmaker, or other punters if you are using a betting exchange, missed something last time, they WILL make the same mistake again. The area of expertise you are building here is to spot and take advantage of situations like this repeatedly.
This can be a crucial aid to help you win more often. Patterns exist for everything in horse racing and DO repeat themselves regularly. You will be amazed how often everyone else seems to miss this one simple fact. Having the inside measure on a good “gambling” yard can dramatically increase your returns. We are NOT interested in the yards everyone gets to know about, we must seek out those that tend to keep their cards close to their chest. A “gamble” horse is no use to us when every Tom, Dick and Harry is in on it. The price will plummet and they invariably FAIL anyway.
Jockey’s are the same but to a lesser extent, for what should be obvious reasons.
Just do some research and you will find that some of the BIGGEST price winners have been ridden by the BIGGEST, in terms of fame, jockeys. Well, there you have it. My TOP 3 TIPS for starting to get bigger priced winners. I hope this helps and that your betting bank sees considerable growth over the weeks and months by following these simple tips for success.