It’s that time of year where we need to be considering how we’re going to be playing up the jumps season which kicks off around the middle of next month. As the evenings draw shorter we also start to see the floodlit evening racing from the all weather courses. I know some people that start to pack up at this time of the year now that we’ve seen the last of the classics over the flat. Others are just starting to warm up now we head into the jumps.
A lot of people view the start of the jumps as a lowly crappy affair and it is sensible to approach betting with a little caution as we wait for the form lines to settle a little and the ground changes along with the seasons in this country. For me personally it pays to concentrate on the all weather but keep your eyes closely on the jumps action as it unfolds. This way we can keep the betting bank turning over and look to move in and profit from the jumps once we’ve seen some more action.
So it’s time to wipe the dust off those all weather betting systems, contacts that only come out to play at this time of the year and start to concentrate on horses that have a proven good track record on the all weather. Many trainers will be gearing up for the season now and it also pays to concentrate on those that perform well on the all weather tracks.
Have a look through the many websites that offer such information on the upcoming season and prepare yourself in advance. Having prior knowledge before the season starts will make it all less stressful and you can start betting with confidence. You’ll also gain an idea of how many bets you’ll be likely to be placing and this can help when deciding on the size of your bank. I always start afresh when it comes to a new season and set aside 2% of the bank for each bet. This will allow you plenty of leeway when it comes to those dreaded losing runs.
So in summary, start reading up on the many previews and information that is out there about both the all weather and the jumps season. Get an idea of how many bets you’ll be likely to place and set aside a bank that will cover this. Start to do it now and come three weeks time you’ll be focused and ready to go with confidence.
That’s it from me this week and I’ll be back next week with more ideas and views on the world of horse racing.