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Shouting the Odds – Final Part

21. April 2010

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Shouting the Odds – Final Part

It couldn’t last of course and it didn’t. Three consecutive winning favourites wipe out nearly half of the profit accumulated through the miraculously good first two races. We’re now down to the final two events and the chances of a winning day are back in the balance, with current profit barely covering the day’s expenses.

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Shouting the Odds, part two

19. April 2010

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Shouting the Odds, part two

The first race of the day, an eleven runner 7 furlong handicap, looks open enough but the canny Southwell punters soon start to sort the wheat from the chaff. As I stand at Ben’s side we watch the screen slowly tell the story of what’s happening in the wider exchange market as well as what’s [...]

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Shouting The Odds, A Day With an On-Course Bookie

19. April 2010

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Shouting The Odds, A Day With an On-Course Bookie

It’s a bright but cool April Tuesday at Southwell racecourse. The track is hosting an all weather flat card where the best race of the day is a Class 5 handicap worth just over £2,500 to the winner. An unremarkable day’s racing in every sense and very much another day at the office for on [...]

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The Odds Compilers Odds Compiler

13. April 2010

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The Odds Compilers Odds Compiler

You might not know him from Adam. You may not have heard of him but his view on a horserace has an impact that is felt throughout the world of betting. If you’ve placed bets on racing any time in the last few decades, you will have taken some of his prices. His opinion [...]

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Calculating Odds and Percentages

23. March 2010

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Calculating Odds and Percentages

I’m often asked by punters ‘how do I work out the overround on a book and how do I work out odds as percentages?’

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Ten Golden Rules for Betting

23. March 2010

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Ten Golden Rules for Betting

GOLDEN RULES
These are some of the rules that I try to apply to my own betting. They won’t suit everyone and they won’t be right for every style of betting but having some guiding principles can certainly be a help.

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