Flat racing falls at the first hurdle, but…

23/03/2013 | By | Reply More

Hopefully the start of the flat season isn’t a portent to the rest of the season!

I always enjoy the Lincoln handicap this Saturday as it can be a pretty useful day and a kick start to the season proper. But not this year, yet. Hopefully things can return to normal and by next weekend we can really get moving.

While we are missing what would be a normal card, opportunity is always in the market if you look at it. I was suprised to see so much volume at Southwell when I glanced on the second race of the day. I had a quick look at the market, spotted a familiar trading pattern, traded it and pulled out a half decent result. Not bad for about ten minutes work.

I returned about an hour later and performed the same trick. That’s one of the things I like about sports markets; if you don’t like one market, there will be another along in ten minutes. Sometimes the art of making money, is not to lose it. Picking your targets can work well. 

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While we are in this barren period, don’t forget that there are other sports that you may try trading. If you predominately trade racing then use this period of disruption to have a look at other sports. Each year I trade a number of markets with little understanding of the underlying metrics and with no hint of what direction the odds will go in. So don’t be afriad to have a good look at new markets, even if you don’t initial understand a thing about them. Sometimes the least trodden path can be the most exciting and revealing.

Here’s to seeing some better weather on the horizon, soon.

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I left a good job in the consumer technology industry to go a trade on Betfair for a living way back in June 2000. I've been here ever since pushing very boundaries of what's possible on betting exchanges and loved every minute of it.

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