Thinking outside the box…

Afternoon everyone,

It seems like a bit of a dreary Wednesday afternoon today, especially with Newcastle cancelled and only two cards left. I’m just trying to fill the gaps with household chores at the moment. It’s always a bit of a grind when it’s like this, but I’m sure it’ll be worth it come the end of the day. Motivation always seems to take a little dip for me after a really big meeting. Although it was the right thing to do given last week’s circumstances, I can’t help but think I should have tried to get more done as the opportunities clearly aren’t about on days like today!

Anyway, I thought I’d share a little interesting angle with you as I was thinking earlier, and it’s something I often do before trading…

I don’t know about you, but although I trade the horses every day, I actually know next to nothing about the races themselves. I know a lot about the markets, but very little about the racing. There are some things I have picked up on along the way, and I’ve probably watched a few thousand races, so I have an idea of what’s going well when running-ish anyway, but my knowledge is limited. It really doesn’t matter though, as long as you can read anyway! Here’s a link I like to look at briefly before I start each day, Hugh Taylor. He’s a pretty good tipster. Sometimes his tips will make the market shift a little depending on what’s said, but he has a far better idea of what’s going on than me, so I’ll let him do the work. I like reading his view on things because usually (not every day), he gives a view on what he thinks is strong in the market and will even quite frequently say, ‘if there’s money for X runner, I’d consider it a sign,’ etc. Anyway, it turns out more often than not what he says is pretty true in the markets near to post time. I’ll usually do slightly better in these races, so sometimes I’ll even go as far as hedging up in-running.

Anyway, if ATR is useful for anything, this is it, as personally, I can’t really stand what they say on the channel! Haha.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *