Today sees the start of the three day festival at Newmarket better known as the Cambridgeshire meeting. I may have written about this before but with the competitive nature of these meetings we need to approach them differently to the class 6 at Wolverhampton on a Friday evening 😉
First thing I do when faced with these festivals is to devise a separate betting bank and go about deciding what races it is I will be betting in.
Today sees an interesting looking Nursery handicap, the Jockey Club Rose Bowl Listed race and finally a decent class 3 handicap. That’s three bets for today. Looking at tomorrow and it’s the Rosemary Stakes, Sakhee Stakes, the Rockdel Stakes and the listed Godolphin Stakes that I will be looking to strike a bet in.
Finally on the Saturday we have the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes, the Cheveley Park Stakes and of course the Cambridgeshire itself.
So that gives me 10 races in all to focus on. It also means that my separate bank can be divided into ten points and this becomes how much I stake in each race. By honing in on the quality races and the ones that you feel you can get a handle on then you’ll have a much better chance of walking away with a profit.
Try this for yourself and limit the amount of bets that you’ll be having. It reduces the stress of following every race unless you are using a tipster with proven experience of festivals of course.
Finally when placing your bets have a look for the best bookie deals you can. There are loads of offers of money back if the favourite wins or your horse comes second etc. This will also help your betting bank go that much further and help you to make your profits.
That’s it from me this week. I’ll be back next week with more thoughts on the betting world that we all love so much 😀