Race betting is one of the most integral parts of the horse race. A good bet can send your cash registers ringing and to get to this point you must understand the importance of good horse race handicapping. Going to the races and blindly placing your bets is not going to reap you any benefit. If anything, you will simply mount your losses. There are some fundamental guidelines that you should take into consideration before you place your bets. In this article we will evaluate the methods that will help you select a winner
The foremost thing to do is handpick the races. Make sure that you know everything about the race that you are going to place a bet on. Randomly going and betting on every race reduces your chances of winning and making money phenomenally.
Go through the horses past performances. Check the fitness levels and present form of the horse that you intend to bet on. If you have to make a choice between two horses with the similar past performance, check on their present form to determine the winner
Find out whether the horse you want to bet on is a turf horse or a track horse. A horse can only be either not both. Make sure you learn what the track is like, is it a wet track or a soft one as horses perform differently on each. Make sure you check the track on the racing day as tracks are also subject to change and place your bets in accordance.
Check the horses’ class record. If your pick has been slipping in class it is more likely to be a threat for your win. The horses’ class record is based on its last performance on the same track.
One of the things that most people do not take into consideration is the medication change for horses. Go through the medication column to find out how the horse performs with Lasix and Bute, the two kinds of medications that are given to horses. For example, a horse either performs extremely well with Bute or cannot perform at all with this medication.
Take into account any trainer or jockey changes. Do not get swayed if you see that a particularly famous jockey is riding a horse that is not a favorite. Often, a good horse can win a race with a bad jockey but a good jockey cannot make a horse run faster than its natural ability. However, trainer changes can reflect phenomenally in a horses performance. Take your time and compare the records between the past and the present trainers.
Finally, make sure that you place a proper bet once you have chosen the race. The more money you bet, the more you are going to win. Try and place exotic wagers to increase your bankroll and avoid trying to drop a horse or two just to save a small amount.
Place the best bets and make the most money. It all depends on the amount of money you want to make.