Countless free horse gambling tips are overwhelming websites, pamphlets, booklets and so-called experts’ books on the horse gambling industry. It should be noted that these are merely tips, freely given advice that should also be freely accepted or rejected by those who read it. Seasoned players know when they see a good tip. New players should learn to differentiate between a good tip and the bad ones, and that they should never make any tip (no matter who the source is) become the Bible-truth of all horse races.
Here are a few general tips that would hopefully increase your handicapping skills.
Place your money where everyone’s heart is the favorite runner in any race usually becomes the favored contender for a reason. The favorite has the best odds among all other runners, and it is also the one that has the most money wagered upon. Statistics show that 33% of the time, the favorite wins the races on the nose.”
Research before placing bets. Look for the daily racing form and the handicapper’s selections. Talk to people. A new player can benefit a lot from the observations and advice of a more seasoned bettor. Although there may be some whisperings of possible longshot wins with large pay-offs, the advice that you might acquire still remains to be seen. They are nothing more than non-concrete strategies” that may cost you a very concrete amount of money. Be discerning. Be prudent. Be on the lookout for possible shams.
If you can, you should check the horse racing program for a list of trainers and jockey standings. This racing program should include the number of wins a runner has as of the last race. The rule of thumb is that the highest ranked riders generally ride the best horses, and the best trainers usually have the highest win percentage. If you take that into account, you as the player may also increase your win-frequency.
Researching also involves learning all about the horses. Don’t bet on a horse simply because you like its name or color. One thing you must learn is that how experienced the horse is. It is not unusual to find that some horses do not go on their winning streaks until several races later. For graded stakes races, you may not want to place a thick bankroll on any horse that has never run the course before.