A guide to betting on horse racing at bet365 – advice for punters
Bet365 offer an impressive list of horse racing markets from the biggest and best events in the sport. They have betting on all major UK and Irish meetings or punters looking to venture a bit further afield will find they are able to get on racing from France, South Africa, America, Japan and much more.
When clicking on your race of choice you are presented with a number of options including winner, forecast, tricast and without the favourite. You can flick through an extensive ante-post list to uncover the early value or build big-price multiples on the day including Patent, Lucky 15, Heinz and accumulators.
Maybe you’re a once-a-year Grand National player who enjoys backing an outsider with a similar name to a family member or favourite pet. Whatever your tactic for betting on horse racing you’ll find bet365 cater for your needs.
Here are a few simple tips for betting on horse racing at bet365…..
Study the form
Whether you’re an experienced punter, just starting out or fancy a passing interest at big odds on a quiet sporting day it always pays to study the form. There are lots of websites and trade newspapers who give up-to-date form of every runner in every race and you can use this to your advantage.
Is a horse, jockey or trainer in a hot streak at present or perhaps they run their best races at a certain time of year? Did they go close last time and have been sent out again quickly by connections? That’s all worth knowing. Was a horse involved in a gruelling slog? Maybe your selection loves the mud or all weather and conditions are perfect.
Take your time to pour over the facts and figures to ensure you’re making an informed decision. Then choose if you fancy the horse to win the race or place. Win betting is best if you’re confident about a short price participant while each-way means your pick only has to place to ensure a return. This works best with bigger odds as there’s no point backing a 2/1 shot each-way. Often, you’ll get a quarter or fifth of the odds if you fail to win but secure one of the major places.
Listen to the experts
Buy the Racing Post, read Sportinglife or tune in to the horse racing discussions on TV to see what the main names in the industry are talking about. If you were betting on football you’d want to know about injuries, schedule, transfers and it’s no different in racing. Stables have more success than others, horses change yards, get injured or sick and can have time off or be put through a punishing season.
The owners, trainers and jockeys will often speak the truth to members of the media knowing fans are listening – without giving away all their secrets – and the expert panels, journalists and former competitors are always eager to lend a helping hand.
Most tabloid newspapers have dedicated tipping sections with the tipsters eager to land a few wins to justify their column space. Take tips and advice but not just off the man down the pub or in the bookies, make sure it’s from a reliable source and follow with your cash.
Form your own prices
This strategy may appeal more to experienced punters but pricing up a horse race is easier than you may think and can be done by just about anybody. If you have a head for numbers you can look at the race card, study each runner and make your own prices, judging the most likely favourite and outsider. It’s always best to avoid looking at bookmakers’ odds if following this example to ensure they don’t sway your opinion.
Once you have your list of runners with prices attached you can then compare them to the latest betting odds to see where the main differences are. If you fancy a horse near the head of the betting but traders have it further down the list at bigger price, then it’s an obvious bet. Rule number one in making profit from horse racing – back enough over-priced runners and you’ll make a profit over the course of a season.