Horse Racing

Easter Bank Holiday Monday

Easter Bank Holiday Monday

You would think that perhaps lots of racing would be a blessing, but on day’s like this it’s a curse. I forgive racing for wanting to put on a show for punters, but it’s a mare for us on the other side. Just too much racing!

There are 705 runners today over 67 races, an average of 10 runners per race. If all races start on time, then there will be 24 clashes today. If races start on their average start …

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Racing makes history… and annoys families

Racing makes history… and annoys families

So Racing has broken that taboo and Racing goes ahead on a Good Friday. Hmm, just got used to having the day off and so had the kids and suddenly I’m looking at trading instead of spending time with the family. No in fact, I’m not going to. I’ll switch on some automation and let it work (it’s magic?).

I understand Racing’s desire to be more appealing but this was one day, of few, of the year where I could …

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Craving Craven

Craving Craven

I prefer to know whether I’m in a good market or a poor one, but the Craven often sits in-between that. I know there’s quality there, but in terms of liquidity it often hasn’t delivered in the past and as a betting heat it doesn’t have the same importance as other nearby events. But it is better than the dross that’s often between Cheltenham and the Grand National though, it has to be said!

Winter is generally pretty tough and …

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Picking a winner on the Grand National

Picking a winner on the Grand National

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Tennis

Tales of the unexpected

Tales of the unexpected

With the Australian open over we can reminisce on what happened. The most obvious thing was that the first grand slam of the year had two unexpected winners. I’m not expecting that to repeat through the season. Djokovic, Nadal and Murray are at the top of their careers at the moments and that has to be a theme through the year.

I’ve learnt to look at the Aussie Open for clues of break through players. I think we saw a …

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Federer vs Nadal

Federer vs Nadal

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will continue their great rivalry tomorrow when they meet for the 11th time on a Grand Slam stage.

It should be an interesting match, but I thought the quarter between Murray and Federer would be as well, but that didn’t turn out to be so blockbusting. I’ve had a quiet Aussie open. Some decent results but less active than last year while I’ve been working on some key projects. The early mornings were too much …

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Courtsider scandal at Australian open hits the headlines

Courtsider scandal at Australian open hits the headlines

Australian authorities took a big step to send courtsiders packing last night with a aggressive move to enforce gambling laws. Australian legislators take a dim view of in-play betting as they feel it will damage the integrity of sport and it’s banned in Australia. This moves indicates they are actively seeking out courtsiders during games.

News broke as follows: -

“Last night a 22 year old man was arrested and charged with offences under Victoria’s new crimes integrity in sports …

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Soccer

Backing Liverpool

Backing Liverpool

Hindsight is a wonderful thing isn’t in. But Liverpool are now into 1.19 for the title, but a controversial title awaits perhaps?

After their 0-0 draw with Athletico this week in the champions league, Chelsea are preparing for the real prospect of another champions league final. But this it seemingly going to have an effect on the title race also.

Mourinho has threatened to field a much weakened team against Liverpool, effectively handing them the title. Liverpool’s price has shortened …

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Title decider

Title decider

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 No two ways about it this is the match that will most likely decide where the title will go. If City drop two points then it’s Liverpool’s to lose. If City win then Liverpool will find it very hard to make up ground. Should be a cracking match. I’m going to …

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Betfair re-launch in Italy (Sort of)

Betfair re-launch in Italy (Sort of)

Betfair trumpeted the launch of the Italian exchange this morning. But they were the only ones celebrating as the markets in Italy resembled something of a ghost town and liquidity a piece of tumble weed blowing through it. A stark comparison to the betfair.com markets (see below).

Legislation permits that the exchange only be populated with Italian customers. So Betfair have closed all betfair.com accounts and moved them them to the ‘ringfenced’ Italian exchange. But I’d imagine most large Italian …

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Trading the Premier League title run-in

Trading the Premier League title run-in

With West Ham vs Liverpool on the agenda this afternoon I thought I would have a close look at the premier leagues remaining matches and how they will affect the run in for the title. View the video to see how I’m looking to do this.

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Using Bet Angel

The risk meter – A hidden gem

The risk meter – A hidden gem

Bet Angel contains a near little feature hidden away in the market overview screen, it’s called the risk meter.

If you trade on horse racing then this handy little tool will allow you to measure what a market feels like. This means you can adapt your trading style according to this measure. Some markets suit certain styles and others don’t. So using the risk meter will give you a better assessment on how the market feels and what to do …

30/03/2014 | By | Reply More
Using traded volume to trade on Bet Angel

Using traded volume to trade on Bet Angel

In this video I describe how to use the two traded (matched bet) volume indicators on Bet Angel. A simple but effective way of understanding where the short term volatility is driving market prices.

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A bit of a special spreadsheet

A bit of a special spreadsheet

Many thanks to Switesh for creating, uploading and detailing this spreadsheet and then allow us to publish it.

There is a lot you can do with Bet Angel and with the Excel spreadsheet integration the sky is the limit. You can use the spreadsheet in the background while you do other things with Bet Angel as well. You can trade on the main interface and also use the automation if you wish, all at the same time. Don’t forget you can …

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