Betting Markets (part 3)

Wizard Daily Report and Research - Thursday, 21 December 2023.

Betting Markets (part 3)

 

Betting Markets - Firmed, Steady, Eased

Following on from yesterday's article on firmers at the 16 meetings run last Saturday, today we look at that day's racing on an overall basis.

Specifically, we will look at the odds available at two time points during betting and at the end point of betting, the starting price.

The two time points are at 15 minutes from race start, and at 5 minutes from race start.

At the 15m mark we are comparing the odds available at the 30 minutes mark with those at 15 minutes.

At the 5m mark we are comparing the odds available at the 15 minutes mark with those at 5 minutes.

The 15 minute and 5 minute marks can be viewed as decision points; to bet or not bet, at that particular time.

At both these time points we can see if the odds are firming, steady, or easing.

(Recall, the firming relates to a point in time. The price offered at 15 minutes before race start is being compared to that at 30 minutes. It does not account for the situation where a horse might have firmed during this 30m-15m time period, and then eased back to its 30 minute quote by the time the 15 minutes price was noted. This interval firming can happen, of course, but it is not a frequent occurrence and does not invalidate the overall pattern of firming transactions shown here.)

The following table provides an insight into the betting market dynamics across these 16 race meetings.

Odds comparison at 15m and 5m before race start - firming, steady, easing activity

Race dayStartersFirmedFirmedSteadyEasedSteadyFirmedSteadyEasedEasedFirmedSteadyEased
16. 12.2023 at 15mat spat spat spat 15mat spat spat spat 15mat spat spat sp
  fr 30mfr 15mfr 15mfr 15mfr 30mfr 15mfr 15mfr 15mfr 30mfr 15mfr 15mfr 15m
15 minutes to race start11461616121797472021024432387035133
  14%38%13%49%65%27%14%59%21%29%15%56%
              
Race dayStartersFirmedFirmedSteadyEasedSteadyFirmedSteadyEasedEasedFirmedSteadyEased
16.12.2023 at 5mat spat spat spat 5mat spat spat spat 5mat spat spat sp
  fr 15mfr 5mfr 5mfr 5mfr 15mfr 5mfr 5mfr 5mfr 15mfr 5mfr 5mfr 5m
5 minutes to race start1146268104451193821087919549611786293
  23%39%17%44%33%28%21%51%43%24%17%59%

 

Starters the number of runners in the race.

Firmed at 15m fr 30m number and percentage of runners that were a shorter price at 15m than at 30m.

Firmed at sp fr 15m - number and percentage of runners that were a shorter price at SP than at 15m.

Steady at sp fr 15m - number and percentage of runners that were the same odds at SP and 15m.

Eased at sp fr 15m - number and percentage of runners that were a longer price at SP than at 15m

 

Steady at 15m fr 30m number and percentage of runners that were the same odds at 15m and 30m.

Firmed at sp fr 15m - number and percentage of runners that were a shorter price at SP than at 15m.

Steady at sp fr 15m - number and percentage of runners that were the same odds at SP and 15m.

Eased at sp fr 15m - number and percentage of runners that were a longer price at SP than at 15m

 

Eased at 15m fr 30m number and percentage of runners that were at longer odds at 15m than at 30m.

Firmed at sp fr 15m - number and percentage of runners that were a shorter price at SP than at 15m.

Steady at sp fr 15m - number and percentage of runners that were the same odds at SP and 15m.

Eased at sp fr 15m - number and percentage of runners that were a longer price at SP than at 15m

 

The same analysis has been done between the 15 minute mark and 5 minutes before race start time.

 

Looking at the table the pattern of firming, easing, and holding steady is apparent.

In the next article in this series the results of a second day will be added to the mix and a discussion can commence with respect to bet timing.

(to be continued)

 

Warren - Wiz-Ed

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