How Racings Best Read The Form
Amazed at how trainers can get horses so fit without racing these days. At Pakenham Thursday night Alaskan Honey is only 2ndup on the quick backup out to 2500m off basically a 1600m barrier trial when resuming there last week….and its probably a #moral
— Dan Kelly (@winbetdan) March 19, 2019
How much time per week do you spend analysing from guides?
I spend about 15-20 hours per week studying the form pre-race and about the same doing the post-race analysis/reviews.
What is the most important factor you look out for when analysing a race?
There a two pretty important factors to me,
First being speed map or settling position of the horses as the majority of races are won from the first half of the field and secondly the horses platform going into the race.
In other words which horse/s present with the right profile for this particular race.
Do you have a staking strategy? If so, what is it?
I have always been a ‘gut instinct’ punter geared more towards level staking.
I feel that allows me to take advantage when opportunities present whilst helping control the over confidence i can get at times backing short price favourites.
What are the tools / information services do you use to get the best intel?
I use the Ratings2Win database which is a great tool that I couldn’t live without these days.
For sectional times I use PuntingForm which gives me a great break down of all the sectionals Australia wide
- GTX horse racing software
- Time & Sectional information from PuntingForm
What’s your one piece of advice for novice punters?
Specialise in one area/jurisdiction.
Work on getting to know that pool of horses, jockeys, trainers, tracks etc as well as you can.
All the video replays and sectional times are publicly available these days so there is plenty of information out there to help build your knowledge and improve your betting.