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Free Dog ratings and Put Your House on bet

Good morning,

There’s a free login to the Formpro Ratings today for the Palmerston North Dogs. Selections for the meeting will be posted by 11 a.m.

Update: 10.41 a.m.

Palmerston North dogs

Meeting 9

Race 2 3.39 p.m.

Confidence: 3/5

1.Cawbourne Taylor recently dropped back from racing against better dogs in Class 2 and Restricted age races from wide draws. She gets back to this weaker Class 1 race from an ideal Box 1 draw where the 2 and 3 dogs don’t veer left early, so with an even beginning she can push through and lead and has the best middle distance rating here. She is the type of dog that once she gets a good sight of the lure, she gives it 100%. RP $2.40, $3.10 FF

No other bets there.

We were able to find a few winners over the last week. One subscriber does the smart thing and withdraws any money in his account over $500 and banks it or spends it o something he wants. One other subscriber paid off his van repairs and dentist bill worth $900. It would be nice if you could do that every week, but that isn’t going to happen. That’s why you need a betting bank in place. If you haven’t got one, it is the one thing I can recommend doing. Either have a separate bank account, as I do, for the bank, and just use it to top up your account or deposit profits into. That way, when we have that inevitable losing run, you aren’t going to stress about it. Or build one up with a percentage of your betting funds each week. e.g. If you budget for $100 a week, put $20 into a bank account and after two years you will have at least $2000 plus any winning contributions. Then you can start using your bank and deposit the whole $100 into the betting bank account and bet a percentage of that bank each week- no more than 5% in a week. That is what I do now and have been doing for a long time.

I  recently read where another punter suggested a tip and he added that, “You can put your house on this one!” He was probably implying it is worth a very good bet, but if you are a $5 punter and you had life savings stashed away of say $20,000, would you be tempted to put it on? Here’s my suggestion – don’t! We know that anything can happen in a horse race, but even if it wins, you are still going to lose that $20,000. Why? Because you are very likely to do the same the next time that person suggests the same thing and eventually it will lose. So don’t get sucked in to that trap for young players.

About Neil Davis

Neil is New Zealand's leading form analyst with particular expertise in the area of horse racing sectional times. He has had a life time interest in racing. The Formpro website first started back in 2008 - 10 years ago!