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Laying Horses To Lose

Over my past 26 years betting for a living, the one constant has been in my successful laying of horses to lose races on Betfair.

90% Strike rate from laying horses to lose

In 2002 I developed my Handicap Lay System for laying horses on the All-Weather and the Flat through the season. I still use this system today in 2022 to make me a consistent 15 – 20 pts profit each month and has a 92% strike rate.

Although I could use this system through the winter for handicap jumps races, I continued to work hard and develop my National Hunt Lay System for the jumps which also produces a 90% strike rate in the winter jumps season. I also use this system in the summer jumps with any qualifying races.

I now run both systems side by side, depending on the circumstances and conditions of a race.

I talk about it in this video here.

Since setting up Racing Profits in 2009. I have reserved my two personal Lay Systems exclusively for my Email Subscribers and offered my lay systems as part of their monthly subscription.

However, I started to receive more and more requests from people who did not want to back horses but solely lay, and so I have decided to offer each of my lay systems for purchase individually, as you can see below.



If you are looking for a lay system for the All-Weather through the winter and the turf flat from April through to October, then this is the lay system for you.

This is my original lay system and focuses on indentifying weak favourites in certain handicap races each day. The system will usually give between 2 – 5 selections per day and has strict criteria for laying those selections. Over the years this system has given a solid 93% strike rate, when operated correctly.

I have recorded a series of 6 Videos to show you exactly how to work this system and give you examples of me working through the selection process.

Flat Racing At Lingfield Park Racecourse



My second Horse Racing Lay System is exclusively for National Hunt Jumps racing. The system has been developed to work through the national hunt lay system traditional winter jumps season and the summer jumps season.

I developed this system from 2003 and perfected it by the end of 2004 through a number of tweaks. The filters I added and selections process is more complicated than the original Handicap Lay System, however it provides 3 – 6 selections per day and again has a strike rate of 92%.

Again I have recorded a series of 6 videos through which I demonstrate exactly how to make selections and then use the filters to decide which selections become actual lay bets.

Andrew Thornton on Noble Legend at Newbury

I have been an avid user of your handicap lay system for a few months now, and I must say WOW!! I have a strike rate exactly as you promise of around 90%…I have increased my bank from a measly £100 to now well over £1000, and I continue to use your system to successfully increase my bank further. The videos you supplied on here were outstanding, totally idiot proof ( i mean even i understood them) and were a pleasure to watch and follow..keep up the good work and thanks again, for everything Rich
Peter Hunnybun
Wow great stuff Rich +26pts profit today – Very pleased! Thanks very much, keep up the good work. Making hay at just 10 quid a point. My little 2-pound each-way double delivered as well. This will pay for my trip to Longchamp.Looking forward to more winners from you.
Hugh McGonigle
What can i say Richard, £1,000 clear profit ! which obviously equates to £500 + £500 over the past 2 weeks ! cant be bad ? if you were in the next village , i would buy you a drink ! wish i had found you years ago, and for the first time in my “INVESTING” career, i feel well in control, well done.. i believe over time this will work for me, and the many others you have as clients as well
John Smith

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