Betting and gambling enthusiasts know that there is nothing that can come close to the feeling of excitement and exhilaration that betting on horse racing brings. A lot of punters and horse racing aficionados have already started looking into some enticing Cheltenham tips and you should do the same as soon as possible because the world renowned festival starts in less than a month.
In this article we will try to help you find a winning strategy for a horse race by comparing several different factors such as the odds the horse is given, the rest it gets between races and the horse’s speed and physical attributes.
Analyze the Odds
Punters have a rule which is applicable for all sports which says that if a favourite has not won in a long time, then a win should be expected in its every next outing. Horse racing is no exception to this rule.
If a horse was the favourite in the previous 2 or 3 races and it didn’t win, then a win is long overdue and you can be the one who capitalizes on this smart tactic. Furthermore, if you do manage to earn some money when the horse stops its losing run, then betting on this same horse in the next race is bound to be a winner as well.
However, punters should be careful not to bet on horses that are favoured all the time since they will definitely be accompanied by low odds and won’t be of any value. They should instead look at horses which often win when they have high odds and are not the favourites.
Check for Rest between Races
The ideal rest period for horses between races is 1 to 2 months. If a horse’s race has been 45 or 50 days ago this will be considered as the optimum resting period and the horse will be able to run to the best of its ability.
However, if a horse has been over raced, and has had a shorter break than the one mentioned above it is very likely that it will suffer from fatigue and will lose speed as the race nears the finish line. Punters should also be wary of horses which have not been in a race for 3 months or more, as they will definitely need time to tighten up and with that they will be a poor choice for a winner.
Speed and Physical Readiness
Horses which start a race at a high speed and lose pace near the end should be carefully followed by punters as they are likely to be the winners in the next race. Conversely, horses which start a race at a slower pace and then overtake their competitors from far behind should be avoided as they are unlikely to repeat this difficult feat many times in the future.
Punters should also observe the morning workouts that horses do before races as they are a good indicator of whether a horse is physically stronger than its rivals.
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