Books worth reading - United Kingdom

Wizard Daily Report and Research - Friday, 8 December 2023.

  • Books worth reading - United Kingdom

 

Books worth reading - United Kingdom

Of the books written about betting on horse racing in the UK, there are some that are quite relevant to betting in Australia.

I would consider the books market with an * to be well worth reading; the other also have something to offer.

 

Author: David-Lee Priest

*Against the Odds (2003)

*The Betting Edge (2011)

 

Against the Odds

1 Philosophy of gambling

2 Statistics in racing

3 The Betting market

4 Handicap ratings

5 Speed ratings

6 Effects of weight

7 Handicap races

8 Sex

9 Headgear

10 Finish position, margins

11 Trainers

12 Jockeys

13 The going

14 The Racecourse

15 The time of year

16 Fitness

17 The draw

18 Class

19 Jumping

20 Spread betting

21 Systematic betting

22 Betting

 

The Betting Edge (2011)

1 Betting fundamentals

  • How do I profit?
  • Building Systems
  • Value
  • The market

2 The variables

3 Profitable trends

 

Author: Peter May

*Forecasting Methods (2002)

*Horse Racing - Guide to profitable betting (2004)

 In Search of the Winning System (2013)

 

Forecasting Methods

1 The case for horse racing

2 Racecourses, races

3 Race Analysis

4 Probability and profits 

5 Rule-based approach

6 Knowledge based

7 Neural network approach

8 Applying techniques

A2 Trainers strike rate

 

Horse Racing - Guide to profitable betting

1 Race profiling

2 Effect of weight

3 Effect of the draw

4 Pedigree stamina, ability

5 Flat elimination method

11 Historical trainer trends

12 Recent stable form

13 Trainers, jockeys, owners

14 Win and e/w betting

15 Systems, development

16 Favourites to follow

17 Claiming jockeys

21 Modify trad forecasting

22 Estimating ability

23 Neural networks

 

Author: Alan Potts

*Against the Crowd (1995)

*The Inside Track (2002)

 

Against the Crowd

1 The 4 Cs confidence,

capital, calculation, cynicism

2 The right type

3 Information

4 Form and race analysis

5 Strategy

6 The market

7 Value

8 The draw

9 Horses to follow

10 Trainer and jockeys

11 The sand

12 The tote

13 Money

14 Betting diary

15 Happy endings

 

The Inside Track

1 On the wrong track

2 Speed figures on turf

3 The pace of the race

4 Quick on the draw

5 Ideas for different races

6 What is your edge?

7 Turf workshop

8 Here be dragons

9 All-weather opportunities

10 All-weather speed figures

11 All-weather track bias

12 Pace in all-weather races

13 All-weather workshop

 

Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBwVXADSTD0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYHV43Wp6cE&t=13s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikcQhB_wUFI&t=6s

 

Author: Nick Mordin

*Betting for a Living (1992)

 Mordin on Time (2003)

*Winning Without Thinking (2011)

 

Betting for a Living

1 Intro about the book

2 The fastest horse rated

3 Which will lead

4 All-weather tracks

5 The draw

6 The horse and distance

7 Horse appearance

8 Is the horse outclassed

9 The trainer

10 Fitness

11 Why to ignore weight

12 How to bet value, exotic

13 How to use systems

14 The performance pattern

15 Odds and ends

A1 Theory into practice

 

Winning Without Thinking

1 Systems that exploit a mistake

2 Obstacles that can prevent you winning

3 Betting against the crowd

4 Pedigrees

5 Exploiting repeat patterns

6 The effect of weight

7 Now, thats class

8 International racing

9 How much should you bet

10 The psychological aspect

11 Interpretation of statistics

12 Changing result patterns

13 Consider what a horse looks like

14 Hype distorts the betting market

15 The horses post position

16 Why big races are different

17 How to come up with a good idea

18 A horse can run too fast

19 Different racing surfaces

20 Make or avoid the bet

21 Computerised systems

 

Author: Peter Braddock

Horse Race Selection and Betting (1983)

1 Bettor vs punter

2 The selection formula

Form, fit, class, conditions

3 not relevant

4 Types of races

Flat, jump, handicap, s/w

5 Tools of the trade

The race, form, the horse

6 Methods of selection

7 Betting

Technique, odds, value, bookie

8 Selection formula analysed

Form, fit, class conditions

9 Practical selection making

10 Practical examples

 

Author: Nick Pulford (Ed)

Racing Post Publication

Betting on Horses (2011)

1 Your ability

2 Assessing potential

3 The key variables

4 Betting off-course

5 Betting on-course

6 New media

7 Gaining an edge

 

Author: Mark Coton

*Value Betting (1990)

1 Understanding value in betting

2 The Bookmakers

3 Strategy in betting

4 Staking

5 Understanding form

6 Evaluating the shape of a race

7 Trainers and jockeys

8 Unique form and value system

 

Author: Phil Bull, Timeform

*Betting the Timeform Way (1993)

1 The mathematics

2 In Practice

 

Warren - Wiz-Ed

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