Last week I spoke about betting at the Cambridgeshire Festival at Newmarket and how it pays to concentrate only on specific races that we feel we can get an angle in. Then we split our bank accordingly. I wanted to carry that concept on and look at how to implement that into the jumps racing as the new season is upon us.
Let’s assume that we will only be researching and betting in handicap races. That gives us quiet a lot of work everyday as more than half of races run in the UK are handicaps. However if we concentrate on lets say class 3 – 4 races then we’ll be limiting ourselves to less bets. We decide to concentrate on the top three in the betting so we’re getting a higher strike rate and then pick out what we feel to be the horse with the best chance.
As an example that would give us 8 races today that are either a class 4 or class 5 race and a handicap. Going through the top three in the betting and looking for the ones with the best form has given me three horses that I like the look of. On that basis let’s assume that we’re going to be betting around three horses a day. We need a bank that can withstand around 21 bets per week. I would make this around 80 units. That way were I to have a losing streak then I have a bank big enough to cope with that.
Have a look at what you feel are the best races and only focus on those races. Become a specialist in those races and always paper trade anything that looks good. Once you’ve built up a picture of how many bets you’ll be striking and how many winners you get then you’ll be able to build a betting bank that should see you betting throughout the whole season.
That’s it from me this week.