Which Racing Tipsters Should You Trust?
The choice of the right tipster greatly affects the outcome of your horse racing bets. So here are a few tips on choosing the right tipster to approach and trust for help in your horse racing bets.
Have you ever wondered how racing tipsters can predict the winners of a horse race better than most people who gamble on their own?†
Well, the truth is that for the most part, when racing tipsters start out they are pretty much the same as most punters, being interested, fascinated and often frustrated in attempting to pick the horse that will win.
What launches them into the upper ranks and separates them from your regular punter, is the experience and the knowledge that they will have gained after many years of being interested and involved in horse racing.
From my point of view it was lots of reading, listening to other experts and attending lots of live racing that formed an essential part of my education. The difficulty arises of course when you have to separate the experienced and therefore more reliable ones, from the not so experienced and not so reliable ones.
To put it into simple terms, when you consult a horse racing tipster or expert, the truth is that you're tapping into their experience and qualities of being able to identify which horses can't win and which horses could win, and in many cases there are definitely horses that cannot win, which some people find surprising.
I recently interviewed one of the most respected horse racing experts in the country, although for obvious reasons I will not name names. He is considered one of the top people in his professional and appears on both television and radio.
He revealed during the interview that he became interested in horse racing from a very young age, and used to travel to meetings with his best friend. Having seen some live racing he was instantly hooked, and that's how he got into the business.
One thing is certain, no matter where or what kind of racing tipsters service you use there is never going to be such a thing as a sure-fire bet, but should you find a reliable one then you can certainly increase your chances of picking winners markedly, that is for sure. The key is how do you find the reliable ones? I'll now explain some of things to watch out for.
Reliable Racing Tipsters - What To Look For
The first thing I advise people to do is contact their prospective tipster. I know this may sound basic and almost elementary; however it is a very good way of finding out about them and an effective way to start forming an opinion of them.
A few emails to begin with should suffice; ask about their background, their successes, and their failures. Try to establish how long they have been providing racing tips to punters and how they got into horse racing. Do they specialise in National Hunt racing, flat racing or both?
Ask them how successful their service is. Anyone who claims they've never had failures can be eliminated from your list straightaway, as can the tipsters who claim to be able to make you rich overnight with a strike rate of 95 per cent.
If they are charging a subscription or one off fee for their services (which most reputable horse racing tipster services do) then ask them if they can offer you a free trial of their service. If they're genuine and they're keen to increase their membership, plus keep their reputation intact, then they ought to oblige you a trial period of their racing tips.
Once again, anyone who comes across as reluctant to do so, or evasive, avoiding particular questions should be avoided. Furthermore, you are certain to start forming an opinion of them over time and your gut instinct may well tell you that they are not to be trusted.
Should You Follow Your Initial Impression?
This is an intriguing one, as you're never certain to know whether you've made the right choice, until you've made it. The main thing is, if you're experimenting without paying a penny, then at least you're not throwing money away to find out that the service you've chosen is not suitable for you.
It sounds like an interrogation, coupled with a sprinkling of science and a bit of gut instinct thrown in, but seriously this is easier than you think. By asking specific questions, some of which I have highlighted in this article, you will be able to more accurately assess the good from the not so good.
As you ask more questions and start to form a little relationship with a tipster, you should be starting to think whether or not you feel this is right, and whether he can be trusted to give you the information thatís going to get you some winners on a fairly regular basis.
Itís a bit like buying a car really, as you know what you want the end result to be, for example own a car, or in this case, achieve some winners.
The key lies in the person 'selling' you the car (or racing tips), as if you develop a good relationship with him, you may be tempted to buy from him, however if there appears to be something not quite right about him, then walk away.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cliff Thurston is the owner of Grosvenor Racing Club, which provides horse racing tips to its members. You can also read his renowned horse racing blog for up to date views and news. Cliff has also interviewed several high profile racing experts and these can be accessed via his sites.