Why Betting Consecutively is Not Always a Winning Strategy
There are many ways to bet on horse races or on any other sport for that matter. Each way has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. It is entirely up to the individual to decide whether betting consecutively or sequential.
In this article, I am not going to explain in detail both betting methods because it would add more weight to the rules I already stated. Rather, I will just give a couple of broad generalizations that apply to both methods.
Let’s start with the advantages of betting in sequence. If you are like me, you will probably bet on one horse per race unless it is a handicap or reserve game. My reasoning is that you have better odds of winning when you bet on the one horse per race and it is pretty much the only way to bet.
The advantage of betting in sequence is that you get to choose your betting mega88 in the same way. In other words, when betting in sequence, you get to choose your horses based upon the best odds available at the time. The only exception to this is when the favorite horse is forced to show.
When the favorite horse is forced to show, it is pretty much a dead bet. Since the odds are not good, you would have a better chance of winning by betting sequences alone. This is where systems that play upon selection of only good odds comes in. These systems allow you to still bet on good odds horses, but also take advantage of the fact that most horses run in runs of 60 to 70 plus races.
As you can see, betting consecutive numbers are not always the best way to win. When betting in sequence, you are taking a risk. It can be Queen number one all the way to the fill. When betting on the betting exchanges, you may still take risks, but your edge comes from the selection process. Queen number one may be a good bet around the house, but not the best bet in the whole of the yard.
Here is a proof of how betting in sequence can lose you money. In ten races, only one horse wins. If you made a prediction for that race, you would have a 22 to 24 percent loss. When you bet in sequence, you will usually bet on successful horses that have little or no chance of winning the race. Most importantly, when you bet in sequence you fail to take advantage of the fact that many horses regularly win and also, almost all are priced very low.
When you bet in sequence, you demand a lot of work on your part. You will have to watch each horse and remember their training and the conditions that day. When winning, however, you will be able to bet heavily and bring the odds to almost even money. (Although, that isn’t to say that you should never bet on a losing run. It is indeed valuable to get the money back just for the sake of probabilities.)
Queen number one may be a good bet in itself, but the smart punter will be more inclined to bet on a horse at even money, especially if that horse has some form of freshness added to it, or all other things considered.
When the going is light and you are fresh, you can punt on any horse as though it were a veteran. This is particularly true in handicaps, where you have both jockeys and contender in the same race. But if things get worse, you do not want to lose the contest, even if you think a horse is capable of winning.