Midweek City Horse Racing
These races are often not good betting races. Here are some reasons why professionals we know generally bet very small on the occasions they do have a bet, which is not always that often.
1. Many races have form lines from everywhere.
2. The Saturday class horses, often with pretty average Saturday form, are badly handicapped. Will they handle the substantial increase in weight?
3. The stand out bets in the program are often no value, being served up at very short odds.
4. It is not so easy to back against them if that is the case because just about anything else can win the race, and often does.
5. The Melbourne and Sydney bookies usually have their markets framed to a higher percentage. This reduces the chances of obtaining value in the betting ring.
6. Many of the horses racing are very inconsistent.
7. Winners are often at short, poor value odds or else come from left field.
8. The rail tends to often be in less favourable positions for these meetings. Out 10 to 15 metres is no surprise.
9. Lightly raced horses, often from the country, regularly resume from a spell at these meetings. You have no real way of knowing how they will do. Some win. Others well backed dismally fail.
Watch out. If there are too many negatives in a race it is best to leave it alone or go very quietly.
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Midweek city horse racing betting advice
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Horse Watch - future winners
Betting favourites in small fields
Best odds for popular winners - bookmaker or tote?
Betting tips from the track: Rosehill and Flemington
Handicapping tips - weight and class
Future winners - unlucky horses
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