One of the things I’ve picked up on in a few of the comments recently has been the fact that readers actually enjoy reading the blog posts when I analyse races and look at specific horses. I think part of this is simply because I have a very methodical and logical approach to reading form and it’s usually fairly easy to follow.
I’ve also had a few emails and comments over the past few weeks asking for advice on reading form and I’ve given a few hints to various readers about things to look for and where to start. In addition, I also get a few emails every week asking for any tips I may have and whether I could send them to people and this always makes me smile even though I never reply to them!
A few weeks ago, there were lots of comments about me providing tips or analysis of races and whether I’d be any good at it. I decided to not follow it up then as I wanted some time to think about it and whether it would appeal to me or not. I think I said to ‘watch this space!’
Well, after a fair bit of thought, I’ve decided I’d like to give it a go. Some of you may have noticed already but I got in touch with JP (link at the side) and asked if he could do a quick post asking if any of his readers would be interested in receiving a free trial of tips and analysis of races every couple of days. JP uses a variety of tipping services and does very well, so I thought his blog would be the perfect way to proof my selections.
I’m planning on providing free information to everyone for the first month and depending on my results, I’ll then see if there is a possible future in it for me. One of the things I’ve loved about the last 6 months on here is that I’ve jumped from strategy to strategy and this is yet another leap to something new. This can obviously be done side by side with my learning to trade though and it should work well I hope as the more winners I pick, the more money I’ll make from trading hopefully.
I’m guessing that some traders reading this are shaking their heads again! “Why the hell is he doing this?” (Matt - stop shaking that head mate!)
Firstly, as I’ve said many times on here, my passion is trying to understand horseracing form and therefore, this next month will allow me to indulge in this passion even more. Secondly, everyone knows I have a decent knowledge of horseracing and as I’ve said on here lots of times, I need to find the best way to use it. This next month allows me to explore a possible new avenue to make money from my knowledge.
Thirdly, and most importantly IMO, it will provide a great incentive for me to get off my ass and get my head stuck in the form book again. Even though I quite enjoy looking at form, most times, I can't act on what I find since I'm working and this provides a great disincentive to look at it. Hence, I don't look at the results and then when it comes to having a bet myself, I need to look at all of the results from the beginning and it is hard work and less accurate!
Obviously, for this to work well, I need to get as many people to proof my selections as possible. Therefore, I’m looking for some volunteers (or guinea pigs!) to receive regular emails from me with horseracing selections for the next month. What you do with the selections is up to you. I’d be inclined to just sit on them and enjoy reading my rationale for selecting the horses!
I did think of doing this ‘proofing’ on the blog but I don’t want my blog to be overcome with posts about horseracing selections, so I want to keep this separate from my blog. In addition, most professional tipster services use emails, so I should really follow them!
Can I ask all the readers of this blog to send me an email and I’ll ensure that they are added to my distribution list. Even though you have no interest in horseracing, you have nothing to lose from receiving the emails and it will be an enjoyable read I’m sure.
I would also suggest that anyone who doesn’t understand horseracing form and wants to learn more should use this opportunity also as I’ll be providing lots of analysis of horses and races, so you will be able to pick up some tips on reading form and finding winners.
Once I get a few volunteers, I’ll issue an introductory note to everyone and outline how the service will work. I plan to start providing information from the start of next month as I’m off on holiday towards the end of this month, so it makes sense to start from next month.
After the first month, I’ll compare my results with other tipping services out there and we’ll see how good or bad I am!
If anyone has any questions, please drop me a note or leave a comment on here.
As I’ve said above, no one has anything to lose by volunteering to receive this information………..