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What to Look For When Betting on Horse Racing?

Betting on a horse race can be a very profitable venture if we play our cards right. It can also be frustrating, as they are mostly unpredictable. But, with a good analysis of the information provided to you, you can surely improve your odds of winning.

Most of the information you need to make a good bet by doing racehorse analysis is provided to you. Before each race, you will be provided with a form guide. This form guide can be really confusing to understand for first-timers but you will get used to it and see it as a very good betting tool

A few extra tips will give you a better understanding of the horse you want to bet on.

Gate Position

Even Though some races do not begin from stalls, most of them do. This is important to notice as some positions can have an impact on the way horses race. Remember that a sprint race usually favors an outside stall position. In the case of, longer route races the inside stall position is favorable.

Finishing Place of horses from Previous Races

previouse horse place

The term for this is called the “form” of the horse. This is a vital piece of information but it needs to be taken as a grain of salt. There can be many factors that can influence the place a horse finishes in a race. That is exactly why there is an important need to analyze this piece of information. Remember this before putting too much stake on any horse and its previous finish place. 

The circumstances could have been very much different in the previous races. You will want to look for patterns in this analysis. If a horse consistently places well two times in a row, it can be a good bet to try. Many horses tend to perform better according to the track surface. These materials include dirt, turn, and synthetics which can vary from race to race. 

Days since the last race of the horse

days from last race

You should always look for a well-rested horse but not too much. There s always a sweet spot for time off and it is considered to be between a time period of 30-60 days. If any other factors are working in the horse’s favor, a little wiggle in this time period can be considered acceptable.

A horse that has been laid off for a long period of time usually tends to warm up for at least two races to get back into its peak fitness level and perform in a better way. A horse that is raced too often might be in an exhausted state. You can always make this one step further by researching how many races the horse has participated in in the past 2 years. You will have to look for an average of one for every 45-60 days overall. If a horse has a start in about 14 races over just a 2-year period, it is a good favorable factor.