– You should bet on the horses you feel have a good chance of winning. If you don’t like a horse, don’t bet on it.
– Give preference to winners. Choose a horse that has already won before.
– If possible, don’t bet on a horse that has just moved up in class.
– You should always look for a horse that has winning chances.
– If the track is slow or heavy, give preference to the fast starters (slow, muddy and heavy track conditions usually favor the horse that takes an early lead).
– A straight bet is simple and not so hard to win. Although, you shouldn’t bet on anything or everything.
– If you bet straight, consider betting to win and show if the odds are high enough.
– Remember that the sportsbooks are very well informed and have a long experience in determining the odds: their starting prices are usually excellent indicators as to which horses are likely to win or not.
– If a horse is heavily backed just a few minutes before the start of the race and its odds are reduced, bet on it. This is an indication that somebody has information that nobody else knows.
– If you are selecting, give preference to a horse that has ran recently.
– Give an extra point to experienced jockeys on long distance races (over a mile).
– Also, give an extra point to an experienced jockey on a hurdle race rather than on flat racing.
– It’s best not to replay your winnings, at least not immediately.
– Do your homework before you sign up to an online sportsbook. There are four important things you should look for in a sportsbook: Are they members of a known Gambling Association? How quick do they pay out? How accessible is their customer service? What happens when there is a dispute?