Video - Dutch Trading Options

One of my favourite in-play strategies is to dutch two or three runners before the off with a view to trading out in-running. This video discusses why I select the runners to be included in the dutch and goes on to show a successful trade.

Video - In-Running Scalping - Repeat On Success

The new 'Repeat On Success' in Fairbot is used to enhance the results of the in-running scalping technique and make it easier to use the strategy in shorter races.

Video - In-Running Scalping 19th July 2014

Quick-fire run through of seven races this afternoon (19th July 2014) where I employ my in-running scalping method.

If I wasn't green by the half-way point I let my position ride as I wanted to practice my race reading skills. (No pictures for you to see as I had that window on another monitor). Pleased with how I read the races though it did lead to a couple of damn close shaves. It's certainly a lot easier to do it in races of 2m+ rather than the 1-2m races I concentrate on here and I wouldn't recommend it to the beginner.

The last race is out of sync as it is the thunderstorm delayed 14:20 at Market Rasen.


Video - In-Running Scalping - How Not To Do It

A miserable attempt at scalping the 15:05 at Newbury on 18th July.

Half way through the race I had a red on 'Wojha' and could/should have traded out for a £5 loss but watching the race I felt that Wojha, though leading, looked vulnerable so I let it run a bit longer only for my red to get bigger. In the end, I baled for a loss of £18 and a few seconds later my assessment proved correct and Wojha drifted - typical!

All part and parcel of this trading malarkey. Move on to the next one...

Video - Resources For Developing Horseracing Betting Strategies

Here I give you an overview of a variety of websites and online resources that I look at to make selections or develop betting and/or trading strategies. Some you may already be familiar with, others not so much but I introduce them in order to encourage you to do your own experimentation and analysis with a view to developing your own strategies.


Video - The Long And The Short

In-play strategy I call 'The Long And The Short' that is intended to get you a free bet on a long shot while going green on everything else.

Early days for this strategy but it has shown great promise. It needs to be tested over many more races but I present it here for your delectation if not amusement.


Video - Dutch Trading In-running - 10th June 2014

A selection of races from late afternoon using my favoured in-running technique. Dutch a selection of runners just before the off and trade out in running while keeping an eye on the race and the market.


Video - Variation Of In-running Scalping Method

Here's a subtle variation in my in-running scalping technique that some traders may find useful.

It involves placing many more lays than before for no increase in the overall lay liability. This is done by splitting the lay liability up into smaller chunks and offering those bets at different odds.


Video - Explanation Of In-running Scalping Technique

An explanation of the in-running scalping technique I introduced back in Feb-March 2014.

Recently Darren at bet72 posted a video demonstrating his attempts at the technique using The Geeks Toy trading software. Since then, I've had a number of requests for further information, hence this video.

I start from basics so apologies to those more experienced traders - just skip the first 10 mins or so. Also, I should apologise for it's length (Oooh Matron!). I got a bit carried away.

A couple of times I mentioned a stake/liability of £100 when in actual fact I meant £50. I'm sure you'll get the gist when you watch it.

Video - Oppose The Favourite For An Easy Trade

A simple trade in a three runner race at Leopardstown on 9th Feb 2014.

In a relatively competitive race, I fancied the two 'outsiders' over the favourite. By opposing the favourite before the off, I set up a pretty straight forward trade. With a distance of 2m5f, there was plenty of time to assess when to close the trade.

If only all trades were this simple.

Video - Take Profit When It's Available

The 13:40 at Sthl on 4th Feb didn't meet my normal dutch criteria so I tried something else.

Dutching the outsiders for a small amount and trading the market leaders seemed like an interesting plan. The theory being that if any of the outsiders ran well, the green on them could be spread across the field.

The plan went well with plenty of opportunity to trade out for a double figure profit until I lost track of how long I'd been in the market and ultimately had a small 'deer in the headlights' moment.

 Don't do this at home.

Video - How To Protect Against A Dutch Going Bad

In the 15:20 at MrktR I felt the winner would come from the top half of the coupon so I dutch those pre-race. I then monitor the market, paying particular attention to those runners not involved in the dutch. If any of those start to shorten in the market, I trade them to reduce the red sitting on them.

In the end, for most of the race I could have greened up and the eventual winner did indeed come from my initial selection. I still managed to reduce the liability on the only outsider to threaten from -£100 down to -£20.


Video - Demonstration Of Selecting Picks For Greyhound Race

By making use of the resources introduced in the video for Developing Greyhound Betting Strategies, I attempt to find the likely winner in the in the 11:03 race at Hall Green on 27th Jan 2014. Follow my ramblings as I run through the process I use in trying to find a winner.

Video - Resources For Developing Greyhound Betting Strategies

This video introduces a number of websites that you can use to help you develop strategies for betting in the greyhound markets. It introduces a couple of strategies to get you started and that you may want to investigate further.

Video - The Importance Of Sticking To A Plan

This video looks at scalping the 13:40 race at Catterick on 22nd Jan 2014 and demonstrates the importance of having a plan and sticking to it.

The sharp-eyed viewer will notice I missed a brief opportunity to exit the trade at my intended profit target as I was too busy describing what I was doing for this video. It then goes on to exit for a loss when things go wrong - sticking to the predefined plan.

Video - In-running Scalping Over A Number Of Races

Using the techniques explored in an earlier video this video combines the results from a number of races held on 22nd Jan 2014.

You'll be please to learn that there's no running commentary from me so you don't need to suffer my droning on about nothing in particular. Instead, follow what I'm doing as you listen to the race panning out as described by the William Hill commentators playing in the background.

Video - In-Running Scalping Of Sthl 12:50 22nd Jan 2014

This video describes a simple in-running scalping strategy for trading distance races. Using £20 stakes as a liability the aim is to make 5% then get out around the half way point before the race really hots up.

Video - Horserace Dutching Technique Using Fairbot

I've been meaning to do some videos for a long time but never seemed to find the time or enthusiasm to do so. Hopefully, I'll add more to the list and create a separate page for them.

In the meantime, let me kick off with this one which explores some of the settings available in the latest version of Fairbot while placing a Dutch bet on the 18:15 at Dundalk on 17th Jan.

Video - Dutching All Runners Using Fairbot

By asking for higher odds so that the value of your book is below 100% when all runners are selected you can guarantee yourself a profit, assuming of course, that all your bets are matched.

Fairbot's Dutching facility makes this easy to do as demonstrated in this video where I end up all green to the tune of £10.

Video - Bet365 Rolling Free-Bet Matching Spreadsheet Parts 1-3

Some five years ago I developed a spreadsheet to help manage my positions when following the 4/1 horse racing and 3/1 greyhound racing offers from Bet365. I wrote an article that appeared on the then Bet72.com site and produced three videos to accompany it.

The spreadsheet is still available, though it may not always be as it is currently being hosted within my business Google Apps account.

If you are thinking about doing these offers from Bet365, please make sure you fully understand their terms and conditions.

Although aimed at the offers from Bet365, the spreadsheet can be used for similar offers from other bookmakers. No guarantees though. Also, you are welcome to use the spreadsheet provided you understand that it comes with no warranty and you use it at your own risk.

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