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The Definitive Guide to Betting on Football (Racing Post Expert Series)

The Definitive Guide to Betting on Football (Racing Post Expert Series)

The Definitive Guide to Betting on Football is a distillation of Racing Post expert Kevin Pullein's extensive knowledge on how to make money when betting on football. His weekly column in the Post is hugely popular with sports betting fans. In this masterwork Pullein explains how you can work out what is likely to happen during a football match and how you might be able to exploit this knowledge profitably by betting. In each chapter there will be both theory and practice, in separate but complementary sections. The theory will always be simply explained and illustrated, and will satisfy both the more-specialist and the less-experienced reader alike, each of whom will be able to get out of it want they want most - as well as a lot of other things beside. Topics include first and second half betting, corners, first goalscorer, final result, bookings, spread betting, betting exchanges and ante post

The Definitive Guide to Betting on Football (Racing Post Expert Series)

1001 Great Gambling Tips

1001 Great Gambling Tips

Sharpe has recruited some of the great and good of the gambling world to divulge their favourite betting suggestions, hints, tips, and strategies. Sharpe also tracks down the best punting pointers, delving into the darkest corners, nooks and crannies of gambling lore in the process. Whether readers are into racing, dogs, sports betting, exchanges, spread betting, poker or any other type of gambling opportunity, they'll find plenty in this unique book to benefit and enhance their own style of betting.

1001 Great Gambling Tips

 

Gold from the Sand: The Alchemy of All-weather Racing

On 30th October 1989 a new era in British horseracing began when the first all-weather meeting took place on Lingfield's Equitrack surface. Punters therefore had to come to terms with a completely new type of racing. The original edition of Gold From The Sand was one of the very few books totally dedicated to this type of racing and emphasised the point that form showed on the turf should be used very sparingly in trying to predict the outcome of a race on sand. Since then, Polytrack surfaces have been introduced, which brings a new factor to bear to the statistics.

Gold from the Sand: The Alchemy of All-weather Racing

Horse racing paddock watching tips

Watching Racehorses

Product Description
Bad horse behaviour is a significant predictor of poor racing performance. It reveals the methods that he now uses for successful gambling at the racetrack. Watching Racehorses explains: How to assess fatness and fitness - the body condition of horses What to look for in the birdcage stalls, including pawing, weaving and restless behaviour The importance of horse tack and equipment, including the bridle and bit, tongue tie, nose roll, pacifiers, boots and bandages The impact of sexual behaviour What to watch out for in the parade ring and mounting yard, including strapper control, horse posture and gait Behaviour on the track, including sweating and control by the clerk of the course Watching Racehorses introduces the new and unique concept of behavioural handicapping - scoring horses according to the total amount of bad behaviour they display before a race. By simply betting on favourites with perfect behavioural handicaps it is possible for a casual racegoer to turn a normal 5% loss into a 10% profit. More than 60 behaviour patterns are described in comprehensive detail. An analysis of the effect of these behaviours on a horse's winning chance, based on observation of over 10,000 horses, is unprecedented in the history of horse racing. Most racegoers say that they would like to look at the horses, but don't know where to look. This book shows you where and how. There are 230 pages, with over 50 photographs, 30 figures and tables, and a comprehensive index and further reading list.
Watching Racehorses

Beyer on Speed: New Strategies for Racetrack Betting

Beyer on Speed: New Strategies for Racetrack Betting

ANDREW BEYER thoroughly revolutionized handicapping when he created his Beyer Speed Figures, a measure of how fast a horse has run in a given race, and an indispensable tool for horseplayers. Making the necessary calculations to develop a set of figures for each horse in each race was too time-consuming for most horseplayers, so in 1992 the Daily Racing Form commissioned Beyer and his associates to provide his speed figures for every horse competing in North America. Beyer has been a columnist for the Washington Post since 1978, and contributes regularly to the Daily Racing Form. He is considered one of the leading experts on horse racing.

Beyer on Speed: New Strategies for Racetrack Betting

 

Betting for a Living Nick Mordin

From an author who devises and tests his own systems, this book describes how, during the winter of 1991/2, he applied his ideas at the racetrack and took over #1000 per month from bookmakers. It details the exact methods he used and explains the precise reasons behind every bet made.
Mordin has emerged as one of the more intelligent racing pundits in recent years so this book is worth getting. He discusses various aspects of assessing a race, such as class, going, speed and weight. It's good stuff and thought provoking.

Betting for a Living

 

The Winning Look

In this sequel to "Betting for a Living", Nick Mordin explores how a bit of intelligent observation of horses in the paddock can greatly assist racegoers' efforts to make a profit, and can help to form the basis of a betting strategy.

The book illustrates a good understanding of the racehorse. It is full of easy to read analysis of what can affect a racehorses performance with key pointers to look for.

The Winning Look