- 1 What should I look for in a form guide?
- 2 What is a form guide?
- 3 How do you read horse stats?
- 4 What does First up mean?
- 5 What is the most important factor in horse racing?
- 6 How do you read a racebook?
- 7 How can I study form?
- 8 How do I learn horse racing bets?
- 9 How do you pick a winning horse?
- 10 What does run out mean in horse racing?
- 11 What does C mean in horse racing?
- 12 How do you read sportsbet odds?
- 13 What does it mean to be next up?
What should I look for in a form guide?
Age, class, weight, barrier, jockey, trainer, fitness, track, distance, tempo, running position, gear changes, luck, lead up form, track condition…the list of variables and considerations goes on and on.
What is a form guide?
Form guide is the name given to any publication containing form statistics and information. The form guide is considered by many to be the punter’s bible and is widely preached from by punters at racetracks all around the world.
How do you read horse stats?
Rating – this is the official rating of the horse’s past performances. Last 5 – shows the horse’s last 5 starts. The number on the left shows where the horse finished in its 5th last start, the number on the right shows where the horse finished in its last start.
What does First up mean?
A horse is described as First-up when it is having it’s first run after a spell. The first-up run does not take into account trial runs where the horse runs in more casual racing conditions against other horses with no betting, recorded handicaps and barrier positions.
What is the most important factor in horse racing?
There research suggested that “average amount of money earned per race in the current year” and “average speed rating over the last four races” were the two most important factors. “Lifetime win percentage” was also considered a significant variable, but not so much as the first two.
How do you read a racebook?
By reading the text right to left, you will be able to tell how the horse has performed in its last five races:
- A 0 means the horse was placed further back than 9th.
- An X means the horse hasn’t raced for a period of at least three months as in, it could have been taking a holiday.
- An F means the horse fell in that race.
How can I study form?
How to study the form: our 3-step guide
- Establish the race distance, race conditions and track conditions.
- Look at a horse’s recent form and try and place where the horse is at in its preparation relative to the race conditions.
- Find something that recommends a horse to you.
How do I learn horse racing bets?
The following list spells out the betting procedure step by step:
- State the name of the racetrack.
- State what number race you’re betting.
- State the dollar unit of your bet.
- State the type of wager.
- State the number of the horse or horses you’re using.
- Check your ticket before you leave the window.
How do you pick a winning horse?
A seasoned off-track bettor will look at much more than this but will use it as their starting point.
- Stall/Gate Position.
- Finishing Place from Previous Races.
- Days Since Last Race.
- Look for Previous Distance and Course Wins.
- Jockey and Trainer Data.
- Official Ranking.
- Look at Your Horse.
- Finding a Value Bet.
What does run out mean in horse racing?
run-out bit: A special type of bit to prevent a horse from bearing out (or in).
What does C mean in horse racing?
What does C&D mean? As well as numbers showing the horses’ most recent finishing positions, look out for letters such and C and D next to its name. C means they have won previously at the course and D means they have previously won over the same distance.
How do you read sportsbet odds?
The – and + on a sports betting line indicates both your prospective payout and whether you’re betting on the favorite or the underdog. Negative numbers signify the favorite on the betting line. The negative number indicates how much you’d need to bet to win $100.
What does it mean to be next up?
Filters. That which is next; the next to be up. Next up is a performance you won’t want to miss.