Racing Tips – Picking Outsiders – Tips For Finding Big Priced Winners

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:

Tip 1.

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!

Tip 2.

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.

Tip 3.

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.

Betting on Horse Racing – Learning to Spot the Secret Signs to More Winners

There are many things to consider when betting on horse racing. Indeed so many that it can seem a daunting task with so many thousands of races throughout the year. There are key signs to look out for however if you want to consistently find more winners.

Nothing is set in stone and as with any form of gambling there are no guarantees. That said, if you learn to follow the advice below you are sure to start understanding when a bet on a certain horse may offer more value.

Given that one of the most difficult aspects of picking winners when betting on horse racing, is whether or not your selection is running to win on the day. You can often scratch your head in amazement in lower class races as horses that would seem to have less chance than others go in day after day!

What signs can you now look out for in order to back more winners?

Annual stable patterns

Firstly start to realise that sometimes results are not as random as they seem! Check the racing post to see which horse won the race last year and therefore which trainer. You will find many trainers targeting certain races throughout the year.

This may be because they have a good feel for the race and train one specifically for that event. Or that quite often certain stables start to perform at specific times of the year. This training ‘pattern’ is very worth keeping an eye out for. Nicky Henderson really starts to fire in November and early December, as Clive Britain tends to get his three year olds off to a flying start in April and Early May. These trends can change over time, but begin to understand that due to varying training methods and facilities, these patterns are not as random as you might first think!

Trainer Strike Rates

Making money long term betting on horse racing is about picking winners? To do that, if you consider that the more you focus on horses that cannot win a race the more likely you are to find a winner that can!

If you use this theory and start looking to find favourites that are short in price and can learn to get them beaten then you are on route to more betting success. So learning to use trainer strike rates when considering every bet is a shrewd and necessary method of form reading.

A 6/4 favourite that is being over hyped in the market from a yard that let’s say has a strike rate at this imaginary track today of zero winners from forty two attempts is most definitely worth taking on! One of the horses fancied with a bigger price from a yard with a twenty percent strike at the track is very likely to upset the favourite backers.

It is not your job as a punter betting on horse racing to work out why a trainer strikes well at a track. Just use the statistics to your advantage, as they do not lie! Let others follow in these false favourites and enjoy winning their money.

Betting on horse racing successfully is about thinking outside of the box, and where possible going against the common train of thought! Around 98% of punters lose, so the majority are not right most of the time! Really learn to use these tools above to start uncovering more winners at the races when betting on horse racing.