Micro Angles – Galway Festival Quick Returners

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At Galway, you will often see horses run twice during the Galway Festival, early in the week and subsequently run again. Since 2012 such runners are 22 winners from 133 runners 17% -2.29 A/E 1.22 49 placed 37%. But if we dig a little further we can improve the strike rate and profitability of such horses by adding three logical filters; relating the horses last time out placing, whether it ran on the flat or not in its last race and how well fancied it was in the betting for the race.

Last Time Out Placing: 1st, 2nd or 3rd
Race Code Last Race: Flat only
Odds SP: 8/1 & under

13 winners from 33 runners 39% +27.03 A/E 1.66 21 placed 64% +34.06

I will be adding two further micro angles in next week’s column. For those of you who subscribe to the Eyecatcher Pro Service, I will add any qualifiers, from the above system and the previous micro angles given, onto the software when they run.


John Burke

I have a MA in International Politics and having spent a number of years working in political campaigning but I eventually I realised that politics was not the world where I wanted to work I had been interested in horse racing since the late 1980s but in the early years I was merely just betting and watching racing like most people as a bit of fun and a hobby, then the hobby becomes a passion and that’s what happened to me with horse racing. I soon realised that to make money from my hobby I had to learn as much as I could about the sport and betting in general. The whole process took time but after a number of successful years of betting, I decided in 2011 to take the plunge, gave up my full time day job and decided to bet on horse racing as a part time business and I haven’t looked back since. I like to specialise in the better class of races and I love to solve the puzzles posed by big field handicaps the latter races often provide punters with great value betting opportunities. Whilst most of my time is spent reviewing previous races I like to keep things as simple as possible as even the biggest field handicaps can usually be pruned down to half a dozen strong contenders with the right sort of approach.
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