I often get questions thrown at me with regards to betting, this week I was asked if I thought it was wise to stick all your eggs in one basket. The gentleman who posed the question was referring to a betting service he had subscribed to, and wondered whether it was a good idea to stick solely with this service for his betting returns.
The answer I gave was quite simple, ‘what are the returns from this service over an extended period of time?’ This is the most important factor any punter needs to consider before purchasing any service or product. Much also depends on whether you have a decent amount of time on your hands with which to explore other profit angles. Any product/service which makes a good long term profit will undoubtedly have bad spells, therefore it may be a good idea to have a few other small profit niches to supplement your betting bank whilst the main product gets back to winning ways.
I know several top punters who have between 10 – 20 different betting angles in their portfolio, some of which only average a few points profit every month. These guys make their living from betting so ultimately have the time to apply everything in their arsenal. I understand this is not the case for the majority of people, but the point I’m making is it can pay dividends to have more than one profit angle at your disposal, and over a period of time you can add others to make your betting experience really pay.
This weeks action has been nothing if not informative, so before I leave you I have a few horses that I think are worth following over the coming weeks.
Graphic Guest (Trainer – Mick Channon)
Ran a cracking race at biggish odds at Newmarket, finishing well considering she ran into some traffic and had to switch from the rail right across to the middle of the track before being able to produce her challenge. She seems to like being held up, so either a more prominent ride or a smaller field should see her to better effect, but she certainly showed she is capable of running a decent race sometime soon.
Cool Baranca (Trainer – Dianne Sayer)
I highlighted this one a few weeks ago as one to follow, she disappointed on her next outing in such a way she even put me off. However she came back to haunt me at Ayr on Friday where she won her race by the narrowest of margins to a smart sort in Red Inca. She is still way below her highest winning mark from last season, so it’s no surprise to see her turned out quickly at Sedgefield this week where she should have a solid chance of notching up another win.
Princes Trust (Trainer – Richard Hannon)
Ran at Newbury yesterday and although finished a well beaten fifth, that does not quite tell the whole story. He met trouble when leaving the stalls and then settled just off the pace in mid division, but then met trouble when about to produce his challenge. By the time he had room the race was already in full swing and Richard Hughes did not get his mount to involved after that. He was the one to take from the race, and is likely to improve for that experience so expect a big run sometime soon from this fella.
Back next Sunday.