Friday, 4 March 2011

Lay The Field Fourteen Day Trial – Day Three’s Result

You may need to double click on the screen shot for a better view

My Blog post of the week this Monday described a method of laying the whole field in a horse race so that you would profit if at least two horses reached the lay price you set.

Before I start todays round up,  I would just like to thank Scott Ferguson of the 
Sport is made for betting blog, for originally posting up this method and bringing it to our attention.
I was so impressed with the concept that I decided to do a fourteen day trial where I would pick one race a day to put the method into action.

Today was the Third day that I have had the time to put the method into action and as you can see from the screen shot above, it was a winning day.

I decided to set my lay odds at 1.33 again, so that if I did win I would be paid out at odds of nearly two to one.

I picked a 2 mile novice hurdle at Newbury. My reasoning was that at the head of the market was an extremely hot favourite(Moose Moran) priced at approximately 1.4.

If you follow my eachway tips you will know that I posted another horse in this race as today’s selection (Omaruru) so did believe that the favourite was beatable, however my logic went that the favourite probably would trade lower in running and would more than likely trigger my lay odds target of 1.33.  

With 8 other runners in the field, one of which being a strong fancy of mine, all it would take for the bet to come in would be for the favourite not to win.

The rest is now history the favourite traded as low as 1.21 in running only to be beaten by my eachway selection.

Trial Summary
Number of bets: 3
Number of winners:2
Strike rate: 66.66%
Profit/Loss: +£5.72

I hope you enjoyed this post

Stay patient


  1. Interesting choice of race that one Mark! Well done mind .. and well done on Omaruru.

  2. Hi Rich

    Thanks for the comment.

    Yes I agree, on the face of it the race looks totally the wrong type of profile.

    I really thought that the favourite was priced up to short though, so I knew if he lost all it would take would be for him to run fairly well early on in the race and he would match the 1.33 price.

    As Scott wrote 14 days is statistically meaningless, but if it throws up new ideas such as the one above then it has got to be worth the effort.



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