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Free Ratings Monday and how to get a definite dog edge

Good morning,

As there is every Monday, you can get free access to the Palmerston North Greyhounds here.

The sectionals off the front from Te Rapa are here

Te Akau Shark put in the best last 600m all day coming very wide to do it. He is right in track for his next start.

The Quality bets continue to make steady profits. Pandemic showed that same turn of foot he displayed on debut when winning in great time and closing sectionals. To do that at just your second start means he is going to win many more races.

Tellyawhat, the value bet of the day at around $6 to $7, showed that same form he showed when running second to Railway winner Santa Monica at New Plymouth. The leaders ran to the 600m in 35.58, which set it up for him nicely and Opie must have been smiling midrace.

The GOAT lived up to his name again naming Tasman as the best bet all weekend giving a 2.5 start and never looked in danger ending some big multis for subscribers.

I often talk about specialising in one area of punting to give yourself an edge. One strategy that I know can lead to good profits on Greyhounds is becoming an expert on which dogs consistently jump left or right. When they draw next to a favourite, and it is very likely to interfere with it, it really does ring that ‘Value’ bell.

Obviously, it means if that favourite is realistically a $10 chance instead of the $2.50 odds it is showing, you can back one or two others to beat it, or even look at quinellas, quaddies and trifectas. And you only need two or three races a day like that to give yourself a real chance of making a good profit for the day. It is an edge you can realistically have over most other punters because firstly, most punters can’t be bothered going back through the replays of the grnz.co.nz site, it is just too time consuming. But all of the replays are easily available on the Formpro Ratings site for each dog. The TAB’s Blackbook service doesn’t allow users to Blackbook dogs the day after the meeting, so you have to keep your own database. Most people won’t bother doing that, and the bookies probably don’t have all that data as well. David specialises at Palmerston North and he knows which ones veer off line early, so reading his previews can often give you a lead for that meeting.

Look at narrowing it down to Class 2 races and better as the patterns are more established by then. If you have the time, do the weaker class races, but start simple and learn as you go.

Good luck,


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!