Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 2 weeks you’ll know that it’s the Grand National this week. Channel 4 have obviously cut their budget on the event as they air the same advert as last year and probably feel somewhat downtrodden at the fact ITV3 will be taking over the reigns next year.
What is all of that about? Good for the sport or not?
I’ll save that for another article!
There’s is an air of optimism at the moment as we see the last of the major jumps taking place at Aintree and punters look to take on the new flat season with gusto. Usually all guns blazing and no consideration of the lack of form. You know the score but before we get to the flat what do we make of the last week of jumping glory?
We’ve three days of excellent and competitive racing starting today and Channel 4 airs 15 of the 21 races for us to enjoy.
So it’s at the beginning of the week that we need to start considering how and how much we are going to risk and wager on this sporting giant.
I’ve set out a list of the things that I go through before a festival and make sure that I adhere to each one to either maximise my winnings or certainly limit the damage!
- There are 21 races to get through. Do we need to bet in every race? Hell no. Just stick to the races that you fancy your chances in and don’t bet on any other races for the sake of it.
- Once you’ve decided what races you’ll be betting in then divide this number into the betting bank that you have set aside for the meeting.
- Only bet with bookmakers that are offering money back concessions. This will make your money go a lot further.
- Remember that it’s where you finish on the last day of meeting. If you don’t get any winners in the first couple of races then stick to your guns or you could miss the winner that turns you into a profit.
By sticking to those rules you should see yourself at least getting through the meeting without too much sweat.
Here’s how I work out my bank –
I’ll be betting in 14 of the 21 races and have put aside £500 to bet with.
£500 / 14 = £35 per race.
I’ll split that usually with two £15 bets and divvy up the £5 into some forecast bets to see if I can win a big one!
So planning is the name of the game and a little thought before the meeting kicks off should see you well prepared and ready for the action.
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We’ll be back later in the week with an extensive write up about the Saturday and the best way to exploit the bookmakers free offers and make your money go further.