I’m sure by now you are all aware that by using the Software/Ratings that this is the starting point on your quest to finding winners or losers depending on your betting preference.
Let me give you an example,
Trying to pick a winner on the AW race for example means you should consider two things.
1: Ground Suitability, Look for horses who have proven AW ability.
It’s funny i say this as i do sometimes still get the urge on some races to take on the best horses in a race, by that i mean i might spot a better value bet somewhere else within the race, a horse which has a good chance, even though i know the favourite or another horse will win, don’t ask my why or how i just know it, i can’t explain it, its kinda like a weird insight.
Even with this though at times I’m still temped like i say to make the shoe fit as it were.
” Whenever this type of race crops up i call this strange phenomena, Cinderella Syndrome “
It seems to happen on less exciting betting days or ones which seem to have very little going for them, 99% of the time i leave such race types alone and so should you. However the odd time i just like to see if i can turn the tables on not only myself but also the race runners.
You know what though, this actually does help you get more focused and back to basics, as most of the time i realise i can’t make the shoe fit. Obviously i don’t bet on such foolish races, but it doesn’t stop me from trying to sometimes force a square peg through a triangle hole.
If you have a think back over your own races which you have dealt with or tried to do something similar with then i bet you can see something similar in your own working methods, you should be able to say to yourself, actually yeah i was going wrong here or i shouldn’t have tried to do that.
Just make sure you don’t do it again and i guarantee you will increase your winning percentage, just by not trying to force the issue.
Concentrating your efforts on the front end of the market is the best option, and a case can be made for this in most races and most betting types unless you are solely looking for value, which usually means a much lower strike rate.
” If you look at the front of the market and you find a suitable contender then why worry to much about what’s happening at the lower end of the market? “
The reason I say this is due to the fact that I know and you know, that the software and the ratings are already pointing you in the right direction. You can already see the top horses within the race so what if we actually looked even closer and in detail? Then this is the answer to our daily selection making questions and process. If by doing this and all the evidence comes back as positive then you really are good to go. What more can you really do. I do think at times though people struggle with the whole where to start, what to look for, what to ignore, and its difficult to pass the correct information on quickly.
In most races however there will be one solid looking horse and another danger to him. When you look into the race in more detail you will often then find there is another threat to both these runners, a horse who just has something about him/her.
This is where form reading and having a keen eye for detail and a clear head will allow you to interpratate the information in the correct manor. Its all about having a working knowledge and a set plan which allows you to assess any race you decide to look at.
As long as you can use methods to find one maybe two solid selections, even a look at the betting market can be a good indication as to whether an experienced horse or an unproven horse is worth looking at in closer detail.
Getting back to our AW example I would suggest that the opportunity for course specialists is something to take into consideration as well as potential laying opportunities horses with none or very little AW form, just something to pay attention to.
All the best