We started the flat season off yesterday with both Redcar and Windsor hosting meetings. A bit of an anti-climax compared with Saturday’s events and it always comes as a bit of a reality check as I watch the racing almost urging them to jump something!! This only serves to highlight some of the difficulties in switching codes from jumps to the flat. I posted last week about a method of finding winners on the flat and I hope you took note as it can be a very powerful method of finding winners that the market may have not noticed 😉
Today then sees us over half way through the second part of the series I’ve been writing on being a more successful bettor. By now you should have a portfolio of tipsters, methods and angles that you’ll be applying. You should also now be well on your way to understanding what size bank you’ll need in order to cover losing runs from recording the methods you’ll be using.
I’ve covered in numerous articles various ways of understanding the processes needed in order to be more successful and I hope that you’ve been following them and taking action. Next month we start to go into what percentage of the bank we need for each system or tipster that we follow and although I have covered this before it will be in a lot more detail.
This week then I wanted to cover the importance of getting the best price on our selections which seems fairly obvious but it till surprises me how many people don’t have more than one account. If I could I would have an account with every single bookmaker in the country. As it stands I have about 2 who still let me bet and I consistently miss out on bigger prices. When you have found your selections or your tipster has sent you theirs you need to be shopping around for the best prices. Just like you would when buying a car. Not only that but a lot of bookies have concessions that you should be taking advantage of. Money back if your horse comes second or falls or comes second by a nose. There are plenty out there that we need to be taking advantage of. With the exchanges we also need to have accounts with them especially if we are betting on outsiders. Did you know that the winner of the Grand National was returned at 37/1 on Betfair’s Starting Price? That’s another 12 quid to every pound invested over the Industry’s SP!
If you don’t already then you need to grab an account with as many bookies as you can. Here’s a list of all the bookies offers available right now.
I’ll be back next week with more ideas on making your betting pay but until then have a great week and a successful one with your punting.