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Place Betting – A Win-Win Solution?

ARE THERE ANY ADVANTAGES?

CAN YOU MAKE IT PAY?

I have reworked this document from a newsletter I issued back in 2005 but the essence remains the same today. As we all know, in horse racing, when we place our money across the bookmakers desk, that is where the risk starts and, whilst we can’t eliminate that risk completely, the most successful gamblers always look for ways to minimise it whenever possible.

A great way to do this is to place bet and in doing so, we can alleviate the need to find the horse first past the post. I appreciate that some of you will be new to this concept and we need to clarify the fact that this is NOT each way betting. Place betting normally covers the first three [3] places, i.e. 1st, 2nd or 3rd in an 8-15 runner race. So if your horse comes in the first three places your bet is successful and you collect. The big advantage with place betting is that in an eight horse race, for example, you effectively have only 5 horses running against you. In other words, you have three opportunities to profit from backing just one horse.

Common sense dictates that with a half-decent selection procedure this tactic has got to put you in with a good chance of being in the first three much of the time.

So now let’s look at the downside. A disadvantage is that when you win, unless it’s with a big priced outsider, the cash amount you get isn’t particularly exciting. Generally, because a place is more likely to happen than an outright win, the odds are normally reduced to 1/4 or 1/5 of the stated win odds.

So is there a way you can enjoy the improved chances of success inherent in place betting AND get some sensible money out of it?

Well, yes, there is.

It all hinges upon your staking strategy.

By using your profit from one place-bet success as the stake on your next place-bet, hence multiplying your return – always assuming, of course, your second bet is also successful. In other words you’re employing a staking technique very similar to a double, but without committing yourself up front as to your next choice of horse.

My extensive horse racing research shows that with our sound selection system in place, you could use the profit from each winning place-bet as your stake on the next place-bet.

The cumulative profit achieved with even just 3 consecutive place-bet wins can be spectacular. Take a look at the following examples and you’ll see what we mean. 안전놀이터

These races were run on Thursday 23rd July 2009. The meeting, times, horse names, results and prices are genuine and can be checked using the Racing Post website. To preserve the random nature of results we simply selected the second-placed horse in each race irrespective of the place-bet price.

This is the result:

Sandown, UK

2.10pm – Excellent Day [2nd] Place Price: £2.40

3.20pm – Middle Club [2nd] Place Price: £1.70

3.55pm – Poyle Meg [2nd] Place Price: £2.30

Now, let’s suppose you had a small place-bet stake of £5.00 on Excellent Day. Your return would have been £12. As an extreme anti-risk tactic, after this first win you extracted your £5.00 stake and returned it to your betting bank, leaving you with £7 of bookie’s money to use as the stake on Middle Club which in due course gave you a return of £11.90. Finally, you placed £11 of bookie’s money on Poyle Meg and collected £25.30, which, together with the 90pence retained from the Middle Club return gave you a grand total of £26.20 profit. A 524% return on your £5.00 investment

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