I often get asked is there a sure way of making money out of betting? Well there are no guarantees but one method that many professionals use is simply back and lay. A prime example is to pick a team to win the F.A.Cup at big odds and lay them to lose each individual match until they reach Wembley or go out of the competition.
I also know of a lot of greyhound connections who will back a dog to win a particular trophy and then lay the hound to lose during the qualifying heats. It’s just since the arrival of the betting exchanges these simple options are available on lots of sporting events to at least cover your losses or make a smaller profit on your investment.
I see Andy Bell has elevated me to a Lord in his Saturday newsletter after landing an 80/1 double for Fold4gold. Really I do think a double of that size should at least be worth a Dukedom.
We landed Howies Hottie last week with Insolenceofoffice at 5/1 and if you are a regular reader it was also one of my eyecatchers from November. Another eyecatcher that buzzed in last week was Hillbilly Boy at 12/1. So I suggest you make sure you put them into your tracker for future reference.
I wanted to find a Hottie this week at hopefully double figure odds so I have left the shorter ones alone and I’m concentrating on the jumpers at Newbury. We are playing in the 1.50 which is a 2 mile 3 furlong novice hurdle. Now I have no form to go on but whispers coming out of the Skelton yard are saying Herons Heir is a classy performer in the making. Highclere Thoroughbreds paid £90,000 for him after he won a soft ground bumper in Ireland and Syndicate members believe he could be their ticket to the Cheltenham Festival.
Inside info does not always pay off but lets hope it does today with Herons Heir.
Spirit Of Shankly trainer C.Longsdon – Despite hating the ground he finished 4th in the big Kempton hurdle last Saturday. With better ground he will be a far better proposition next time.
Loch Ba trainer M.Channon – Another that hated the ground but still ran well last time out. This horse was found in Ireland by Terry Biddlecome and Henrietta Knight as a potential Grand National horse and what a fairy story this would be that turned out to be the case. At the very least he will win staying chases on better going.
Penbryn trainer N.Littmoden – Given to much to do at Lingfield but only failed in a photo finish. The gelding should be followed next time out.
Miami Gator K.Burke – Front runner that is very well handicapped at present.
Xclusive trainer R.Harris – Badly impeded at Southwell yesterday and would have given the principals something to thin about if not hampered.
Back next Wednesday have a good week and be lucky.