Staking To Ratings Staking Plan
If you have gone to all the trouble of rating your race and then
PRICING your race, what sort of staking approach do you use?
A lot of punters who take this stuff
very seriously always bet to GROSS + return $100 (plus any catch
up losses) at the price THEY HAVE DETERMINED the horse should
be, completely disregarding
its real price.
For example, if you rate the horse
a $2.00 chance (1/1) your bet is $50 to win (and therefore return
[almost]) $100. If it was a $5 chance and you were $20 in the
hole, you are seeking a gross return of $120 - you would then
have $24 on it to gross return $120.... and so on.
Now of course if the horse is priced
in real money with the betting exchange or totalisator or bookmaker
at greater than your rated price, you make substantially more
than your stated aim and then rule off the transaction column
and start again at aiming for 100.
If it is less in its real price
and wins, you simply have another amount of catch up to do on
the next bet -shortfall gets carried over.
A fewpunters I have the acquaintance
of, do this week after week after week and I never seem to hear
Here's a table showing the unit
invest needed under different examples: (I've left $13 to $16
blank so when you print this out you can fill them in and get
the hang of the calculations.)
staking plan can make up for plainly poor selections.
Invariably, people who use this method
base their bank on a factor of at least 20 (races) -so if your
maximum invest here is 68 units (and remember it could grow to
much more) then your starting bank would be 68 multiplied by 20
It goes without saying that the old adage of "odds on, look
on" applies. In other words, if less than $2.00 to win, just
watch and enjoy!
This is a dangerous
approach - but also an exciting one and can be very rewarding,
especially if your ratings are right and the "mob's"