Race fan to punter, tactics used in yearsBy Anil Xk | 19-Sep-2020
In another thread I explained my change from racing fan to punter and later back to race fan.
Interestingly I used many tactics in my last 27 years in betting. I likes to share with you all for just accadamic purpose.
I started racing at 1993, learned to read card by the end of the day only. The winter record book is seeling by somebody, I bought one and started reading it. Found very intersting fact , that favourites of price 0.8-1.25 is coming in second place and the winner most probably above 3-1 . But due to work character I can't been a regular except Sunday's. Pedigrees of Tecorno and commonland are winning in short and middle distances attracted me a lot.
Found that some trainers are trying only in some distances and they patiently waiting to develop horse to suit the distance. Eg MK.Jadhav strike rate is superior in mile and 1800 m races. MP. Jodha is superior in long distances ( during his last year's he changed to sprint)
The first year I just played fancying name and colour( frankly if a single grey in the ring I will play it)
Second year developed a technic to play selective by season non performers with more than 8 tries.
From third year till 2002 selectively played by following five or six horses per centre.And playing favourite below 1.25 price shp, Srinath mount on Moses or valvi as trainers.
Two visits to hkjc given some better assessment through speed and weight and trainers pet distance. Later started on assessment of those factors but hectic work schedule prevented from losses .
Then after 2003 started playing the big investor's as they are keen to take back investment through stakes
2004 gone abroad ( Malaysia) till 2009 and restricted racing only on Saturday and Sundays,
2009 to 2012 worked at japan played only foriegn jockies visiting japan and legendary Y. Take in classics.
2013 returned to India and lost heavily in mindless betting of doubling strategy.
2014/15 worked at SA and Algeria for projects and bet only on Pat Strydom
2016 onwards fully involved in racing on working days as my official meeting s are often, till 2019 then completely shifted to online ante post bettings
The highlights of my betting data is so funny as my winning percentage with champion jockies in India is very poor, normally I play on mediocre jockies or once in a lifetime winning jockies.
During the period
Used tactics of playing flukes in class one races
Pending horses after 8 trials( means one year term)
Broken and repaired horses
Non performers after changing stable
Trainer jockey combo
Never applied all tactics at a time so losing is predicted, during hot days mainly supported timing performers.
Anyway after this much of years also staying healthy in the scenario is god's grace.