Last week I wrote about how it all works and there was a bit more to it than just taking a few phone calls! As soon as that article was published I ended up doing two 16 hour days as I prepared for some big bets that where coming in at the back end of last week. This week is a little quieter but there is still plenty to do as we look forward to Aintree and Sandown’s Tingle Creek.
A lot of people always ask me for tips or some information around these big races and I know people that specialise in them. I on the other hand, although I do bet in them, prefer the smaller and less valuable races to make my bread and butter. The problem with big meetings and feature races is that “inside information” doesn’t really work. You may hear of a horse working well but so are the other horses as of course everyone’s out to cash in on the big prize money. At the smaller meetings you can gather more information more easily and work out who’s in it for the run or who is looking to win. Of course there are upsets as we are dealing with horses here not machines. Still I’m doing something right as after my service was launched 17 months ago we ended with another profitable one and members paid for their subscription and made a profit.
The secret to getting it right is minimizing the amount of bets you are placing and in order to maintain a high strike rate you need to focus on the top end of the market. Once you have got a method in place then stick to it and you’ll be winning more often than losing. Of course you could join me on my service as my personal goal is to get to the 2 year mark without a losing month. Quite an achievement I’m sure you’ll agree but with only the top end of contacts at my disposal I’m very confident it’ll happen.
I’ll be back next week with more thoughts on the industry.