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Grand National Betting Strategy

An essential part and therefore strategy when betting on horse racing is to study the form of all the runners. Racing form is the technique of picking a winner and is quite important in horse racing betting advice.

Everyone at 'Grand National Free Bets' studies various strategies and use form to judge a horse in their betting strategy and to enhance their chance of winning.

Factors such as the horse’s previous racing successes and performances over certain distances need to be taken into account. Also, a horse’s weight in comparison to previous races or whether it’s significantly going up or down is something that also needs to be considered.

You can find basic form summaries of horses racing each day in the sports pages of the national newspapers. However, if you want a more comprehensive analysis, try a specialist publication such as the Racing Post.

Horse Racing Form Guides

It is useful to know the ins and outs of a form guide before visiting a bookmakers website: while your horse racing gambling chances may not be increased, it is helpful.

On the left hand side of a horse’s name are a series of numbers that signify where the horse has finished in it’s last six races: 1 represents 1st, 2 being 2nd etc, P is Pulled up, F equals Fell and 0 is finished outside the top six places.

Next to the horse’s name on the right is usually the number, in brackets, of days’ rest it’s had since it last ran, then the name of the trainer followed by the weight the horse will be carrying.

For example, 9 11 is 9 stone 11 pounds. At the end of the form is the name of the jockey riding on the horse, which is often a deciding factor in many people’s minds when placing a bet.

Grand National Horses

A further horse racing gambling hint, if you are able to attend a race or watch on television, is to look at the horses as well as their form.

Try and choose a horse that has good muscle tone and looks alert, with a shiny coat and bright eyes. Be wary of horses that look agitated – they may be wasting valuable energy before the race has started.

Sweating in a horse is something to look for but this can go either way as this is normal for some horses whilst for others it is not.

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