Uk Horse Racing -Backing Favorites

Written by Dave Renham

I have researched some statistics that will give you more chance of finding that winning horse racing bet, or more importantly avoiding a losing one. I have tried to look at some more unusual angles, that people may not be so aware of. I have used data from 1986 to 2002 : 1. The sex of a horse makes a difference when carrying a penalty. Colts and geldings have a far superior record to fillies and mares.

Colts / geldings when carrying a penalty - 1523 wins from 7672 runners. Strike rate 19.9% for a small loss on investment of 3.8%.

Fillies / mares when carrying a penalty - 510 wins from 2981 runners. Strike rate 17.1% for a much bigger loss on investment of 16.8%.

2. Horses blinkered forrepparttar first time are known to be poor investments. However, these investments get worserepparttar 149079 olderrepparttar 149080 horse.

2 year olds blinkered forrepparttar 149081 first time - 213 wins from 3468 runners. Strike rate 6.1% for a loss of 44.6%.

5 year olds or older blinkered forrepparttar 149082 first time - 54 wins from 1356 runners. Strike rate 4.0% for a loss of 54.8%.

3. Races with no last time out winners are less competitive than those with 5 or more last time out winners.

This fact looks logical, but do people take this into account when betting?

Backingrepparttar 149083 favourite in a race with no last time out winners gaverepparttar 149084 following results - Strike rate 29.1% for a loss of only 8.2%.

Backingrepparttar 149085 favourite in a race with 5 or more last time out winners gaverepparttar 149086 following results - Strike rat 21.5% for a loss of over 17%.

4. Horses that are forecast favourites do considerably better if they actually start as favourite.

Horses that are forecast favourite and are favourite atrepparttar 149087 “off ” (favourite at SP) win 34.8% of their races.

Horses that are forecast favourite and are not favourite atrepparttar 149088 “ off ” win only 18.2% of their races.

Tips For Correcting A Golf Slice

Written by Gary Gresham

Correcting a golf slice isrepparttar fastest way to shave strokes off of your golf game. Slicing a golf ball is one ofrepparttar 148855 most common errors that an average player makes. Some golfers remain frustrated for years because they never find out why they are slicing a golf ball. But if you are ever going to become a good golfer, correcting a golf slice is a must. These simple tips will show you how to cure golf slices just by practicing some basic golf swing tips and instructions. Proper Golf Stance A proper golf stance should be about as wide as your shoulders. Make sure your shoulders are aligned at your target. Point your right foot straight ahead and point your left foot slightly torepparttar 148856 left. Keep your elbows as natural as possible to maintain a proper golf stance. Even minor adjustments to your stance can make major changes in where your golf ball will end up. Practicerepparttar 148857 proper golf stance atrepparttar 148858 driving range and make small adjustments until you getrepparttar 148859 results you are looking for. Proper Golf Club Grip Another common way of correcting a golf slice is adjusting your hands for a proper golf club grip. Griprepparttar 148860 golf club with your left hand and put your thumb alongrepparttar 148861 shaft. The line between your thumb and index finger should be pointing toward your right eye. Wrap your right hand over your left and rest your left thumb into your right palm. A common mistake most right handed golfers make is grippingrepparttar 148862 club too tight withrepparttar 148863 right hand causingrepparttar 148864 ball to hook towardsrepparttar 148865 left. Butrepparttar 148866 opposite is true with a slice. A weak grip creates an open club face causing your ball to slice torepparttar 148867 right.

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