Worrying news about the integrity of starting prices at all-weather meetings. I hear Wolverhampton racecourse management sent bookmakers a letter warning them about “distorting artificially the betting market or starting price.”
Most track bookies income is generated by a off course operators, but it’s the on course punters that are losing out with poor SPs, does anyone seriously go to the races to have a proper bet now. The on course market is dead and easily manipulated everyone must open as many online accounts as possible, use a odds comparison websites and take the best early morning price, most firms offer Best Odds Guaranteed so if your horse drifts you get paid at the bigger SP. Be disciplined and don’t go near a bookies shop as you’ll get sucked into making needless bets and these places have just become amusement arcades anyway.
Now the Cheltenham Festival trials are over get stuck into LAYING those small field, winter soft ground winners who are trading at short price ante post favourites, as always conditions will be different in March and the spring trainers will have their horses ready to peak then, remember no favourites were even placed on Gold Cup day last year!
New AW hotlist entries this week: URBAN CASTLE, RUBAN & FESTIVE FARE.
Free Tip: 3:40 Southwell – City of Angkor Wat – Win Bet 9/4 (bet365)
Back next Tuesday.
The Shrewd Tipster