Do Non Runners / Withdrawn Horses change your perspective on a Lay ?

Evening all,

Just wanted to address the subject of Non-Runners as I have a few emails from people asking how this effects my decision on wether to Lay or not and it is something I did not cover in my video.

I’ve just got back from the Leicester meeting today, what a day – out of 6 races – 4 were won by favourites and one by a Joint Favourite. I’ve not been to a days jumps racing like that for a while.

Two of our Lay selections were running and both won their respective races, however, no-one should have layed Ray Mond as he certainly shortened in price, even though he was a bit up and down – but also Ukrainian Star was a non-runner dropping the field to only 10 runners.

I never Lay any horse running in a field of less than 11 Runners. When I checked this morning before leaving, the field was still up at 11 runners. In future please use this rule. It is one of the difficulties having ro make my selections early in the day – I can’t allow for non-runners. But if you use your common sense and stick to this rule, as the previous weeks have shown, we won’t go far wrong.

However My Old Piano looked like a solid Lay,drifting out from 3.8 to over 5 and still won. I layed it. – 5pts for that one. Just one of those things – we will win alot more of those drifters than lose and after such a strong run of successful lays over the past few weeks it will always happen.

At least we finished with a successful Lay on Top Flight Splash to get a point back at the end of the day. So finished -8pts on the day.

Just remember that in this game you will always get days like today – in February the bulk of our profits came from only 3 days selections, that is how it is in Betting and why it is so important you judge your success Month by Month and don’t get dragged in to worrying about each result, day by day.

Talk tomorrow,


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Richard has been involved in horse racing for the majority of his life. Born in Yorkshire he was brought up around the Northern tracks and has been a Professional punter, form student and race analyst for the past 20 years. Richard's passion for racing and betting is infectious and his innovation in profitable racing systems around backing, laying, dutching and trading on horse racing will help anyone develop a profitable betting strategy. He is responsible for The Scout Tips in the Daily Express and generates the ratings for use in the Daily Star racing pages. He set up in 2009 as his personal horse racing blog and also the Managing Director of Racing Profits Guides Ltd running a network of 14 racecourse guide websites and 75 associated social media channels. He is based at the RPG offices at Lincoln University. You could not find a better mentor to help you make money from your betting on horse racing in the UK.

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