It was interesting to read Michael Wildings Monday column regarding the lack of money that television presenters and commentators make from betting. I can tell you with the exception of Jim McGrath and Emma Spencer whos dad is the very successful pro Jack Ramsden the rest of them haven’t got the first clue about gambling.
Tony McCoys agent Dave Roberts is just about the most knowledgeable guy in the game and he doesn’t make his money from betting and then you have some of the top trainers and they can’t make betting pay.
As an example some years ago there was a 3 horse race and the three trainers thought they had the race in their pockets with a no hoper and two with a bit of form. They dutched the two strong fancies thinking it was money in the bank and what happens the outsider of 3 wins at 33/1.
This all goes to prove if you want to make profits from betting you must only listen to successful tipsters or professional punters who have a system and staking plan and run their operation as a business not a hobby.
Now one such presenter who I think is a great entertainer is Matt Chapman. I personally feel he should be the main man on Channel 4 racing however when it comes to tipping he hasn’t the first clue. Some weeks a go there was a race at Chepstow and the heavens opened and the ground became very soft prompting Matt to say this will definitely suit Joe Packet and the more rain the better.
I have to tell you Joe was out with the washing and just hated the soggy conditions however I watched this race closely and could still see the gelding could have a race in him which brings me nicely on to Howies Hottie as Joe Packet runs today in the 5.00 at Salisbury.
Looking through the horses form you will see that most of his wins have been on good or fast ground and he has dropped from a rating of 91 down to 76 taking the jockeys claim into consideration. This all means we have a well handicapped individual that still retains ability and is likely to be a good juicy price as today’s free tip.
I have had a few tweets from guys asking me about my very successful win and place betting system on the exchanges. Well I can’t say too much as it’s my main source of income these days but to give you an example of its power on Monday a horse called Whaileyy ran 4th in a 15 runner handicap which is an each way loser on the book however I placed the bet with Betfair who paid out as originally 17 were declared before 2 non runners were taken out. Whaileyy was returned at over 11/1 for the place so I won plenty on a horse the bookies said was a losing bet.
I’m afraid I can’t go into more detail and give away all my secrets on this as it’s now my living but it’s the the most wonderful way of making regular income from betting and even if I was at some stage persuaded to run it as a tipping service it would be very expensive as I’m talking around £200 a month or in the region of £1,500 a year but believe me it would be worth every penny.
Another 2 winners last week Big Baz and Inspector Norse were you on???
Big Baz trainer W.Muir – Eyecatcher who won last Saturday and can go in again on soft ground.
Seeking Magic trainer C.Cox – Did not get the clearest of runs at Ripon and looks primed to win soon.
Loraine trainer J.Osborne – Set to much to do from the rear at Lingfield and a filly in good form at the moment.
Togoville trainer P.Martin – Had to come very wide to make his challenge and was noted staying on at the finish in competitive Irish handicap.
Burren View Lady trainer D.Hogan – Ran in same race as Togoville and tried to make all before running out of gas close home.
Whaileyy trainer M.Halford – This is the horse mentioned above and ran in the same Irish race. He was rated much higher when trained by Marco Botti and can win races on the Emerald Isle of new connections.
Houston Dynamo trainer D.Pipe – Led over the last at Market Rasen and a return to 2 miles 4 furlongs can do the trick.
Back next Wednesday have a good week and be lucky.