P558 Teletext 558 Oct27 21:12:29    ——————————————————  ———————————————— STAND BY MY COMMENTS Before we start, a quick answer to some of last week's comments. Neil Statham, among others, sAid I was too critical of the toteplacepot. He writes: "True, the 27% takeout is unwelcome but I have found it to be a bet where it is poksible to pick up decent sums for a relatively modest outlay on a fairly regular basis." But I stand by my comments, and here are the reasons why. ——————————————————————————————————1/6—— All the stats you need - Clued Up 577 p689's Most Sensitive Bet In Yrs Thu 33/1 Winner p689/3 No Longcall... Titan Steer Cards Bookies
P558 Teletext 558 Oct27 21:10:1k    ——————————————————  ———————————————— KEEP RECORDS There are some fatal flaws about the placepot. You are betting in races determined by the operator and you have to do the first six of the whole meeting. Also, the deductions are too big. None of those who wrote in seemed to keep records. If they had done so they would notice that the more placepots they have the nearer they get to losing 27% of their money. ——————————————————————————————————2/6—— Latest news from the gallops - 588 33/1 Taunton Winner p689/3 p689 Huge Bet 15Secs 10-15AM THU TOO LATE Titan Steer Cards Bookies
P558 Teletext 558 Oct27 21:18:11    ——————————————————  ———————————————— KING OF BETS Without doubt the vast majority of bets you should be having are win singles. It is the king of bets — quick and easy to operate, you know excatly where you stand. Don't listen to anyone who says these wagers are dull or boring - making money is never that. There is one extra wager which we don't often get to use but is well worth having in our armoury, that is sneaky each-way betting. ——————————————————————————————————3/6—— The market movers and shakers - 574 p689's Most Sensitive Bet In Yrs Thu 33/1 Winner p689/3 No Longcall... Titan Steer Cards Bookies
P558 Teletext 558 Oct27 21:11:44    ——————————————————  ———————————————— DEAD EIGHT You don't often get the chance, but 'thieving' each-way singles and a double are worth looking out for. There are two conditions you need for a decent each-way bet. The first is for there to be exactly eight runners. In such contests bookies pay out a place dividend on the first three home, so in a race where all runners have an equal chance there is a 37.5% chance you'll get a place return. ——————————————————————————————————4/6—— Latest declared runners - 580 33/1 Taunton Winner p689/3 p689 Huge Bet 15Secs 10-15AM THU TOO LATE Titan Steer Cards Bookies
P558 Teletext 558 Oct27 21:14:22    ——————————————————  ———————————————— SHAPE OF MARKET An eight-runner race in itself is not enough for us to have an each-way bet. It depends on the shape of the betting. Bookies odds are win odds and that means, very occasionally, they are very generous on their place terms. This will happen when the favourite is 8-11 or shorter but any eight-runner race in which the market leader is very short, back the second and/or third favourite if the price is 9-4 or more. ——————————————————————————————————5/6—— Want to win a prize? - Competition 598 p689's Most Sensitive Bet In Yrs Thu 33/1 Winner p689/3 No Longcall... Titan Steer Cards Bookies
P558 Teletext 558 Oct27 21:12:14    ——————————————————  ———————————————— LOVELY STUFF The case for each-way doubles is similar. To make a profit at one-fifth the odds the average price of the selections in an each-way double only has to be 9-4. So look out for two eight-runner races where the second favourites are 9-4 or bigger and back them. Many times you will make a small profit, sometimes lose but every so often both win parts will come up. Lovely. ——————————————————————————————————6/6—— Write to RacingLetters@teletext.co.uk 33/1 Taunton Winner p689/3 p689 Huge Bet 15Secs 10-15AM THU TOO LATE Titan Steer Cards Bookies