When it comes to Dutching Horses, you need to have these tips ready in your head before you go placing those dutch bets. The beauty of dutching is that you can cover a range of selections in one race to increase you chances of profiting (of course, this profit is a lower than just backing the one horse).
Below, we have our three tips for dutching horses which you need to read before you even think about placing bets with real money.
Tip #1 – Don’t Dutch Horses for the Sake of Dutching More
There are punters who will include 200/1 horses in their dutch bet for the sake of it. There’s no point reducing your profit by £1, £2, £5 just so that you can include that 200/1 horse in your bet. You need to remain focussed and not include horses for the sake of including a horse.
It might sound good saying you’ve backed 10 horses in a 15 horse race BUT if those 10 horses don’t include the top 5 favourites then your chances of winning are pretty slim. Of course, there are the occasional occurrence where the 200/1 horse goes onto win… But it doesn’t happen often enough to make it profitable.
Tip #2 – Use a Selection Method for Picking Horses to Dutch
This carries on from our previous tip: Just because your dutching, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use a selection method. You shouldn’t just be stabbing in the dark when it comes to make your picks for your dutch bet. You need to follow a set selection method for your dutching.
This could be a selection system based on the form of the horses, odds, previous results at a particular track, the jockey and so on… Regardless of what the system is.
Then when you have a system for selecting horses to dutch, you then need to ensure that you STICK TO IT! To often, punters will decide on a system but will slowly drift away from it and before they realise it, they’re no longer using it and they’re losing money. Having a system in place for making those horses selections for your dutch bets gives structure and focus to your betting.
Tip #3 – Always Include the Favourite
As you may know, there’s a (random) statistic that flies around the betting world that suggests the favourite wins on 33% of races. If we assume this figure is correct, or at least on average it is, then by not including that favourite in your dutch bet then you would reduce your chances of winning by 33%.
A lot of punters seem to think that they will have huge profits by not including the favourite (and some people do) but if you want to reduce your risk of winning then include the favourite in your dutch bet if the odds allow you to.
So there you have our three tips for dutching horses. If you don’t follow these yet you dutch on the horses then make sure you begin following these tips, especially if you’re rarely hitting a profit.