The average bettor puts a lot of faith in the advice given by television professionals, turning an opinion into the end-all, be-all of horse race betting advice. However, people must think for themselves if they wish to turn a profit by backing horses. If they do not take charge, they should not become involved with betting.
The Mainstream Thought Process
The mainstream thought process causes the standard types of bettors to become similar to mindless, herded sheep. These people scour the newspapers, seek out tipsters and stay “glued” to television commentary, ending with them not making enough money to bother mentioning.
Creative thinking is what is necessary to win. Break away from the herd and find a different way to approach betting. Doing so will allow one to think of horse racing in a completely different manner and in turn, open their mind to a wider array of possibilities than the majority of bettors who follow tried-and-true methods.
Creatively Backing the Favorite
Some races the correct boxes checked for the favorite to win but the bets were not adding up right because the horse was moved out and another horse became heavily backed. When a television commentator says the new horse has the market’s support, the horse’s merits are discussed; this results in an additional price drop that compels numerous bettors to make bets before another price drop occurs.
These situations are not ones that creative bettors experience because they choose to not put much stock into horse race experts. The advice provided by these experts is usually not valuable or given timely enough to bother using. Tipsters and commentators are hired to entertain viewers and guide them through each betting day’s events, not to analyze potential race winners.
Keep a level head when placing a horse racing bet. If a horse looks good to win, the horse in question probably will win. One should have faith that they will be able to make the right decision even if that decision does not coincide with most other bettors. Many profitable betting days stem from betting differently than other wagerers. Creative betting increases cash flows.