it’s’ usually around the first or second week in October each year I make the transition from the Flat to the Jumps and I am doing that today with this my first tip over fences for you. This horse is well-suited by today’s sound surface, has course form, and if his recent surgery has done the trick I think he could yet prove better than his mark of 140. The advice is a 0.5 points each way bet in this 11-runner race.
This Veterans’ Handicap Chase has gone to a 10-year-old in five of the six runnings since its inception in 2015. I think it can go to one again in the form of the lightly-raced for his age, SOME CHAOS.
He won a Class 2 handicap by three lengths at Kelso around this time last year and is only 1lb higher here after being pulled-up in the Scottish National when last seen in April. He has had a wind operation since and, like most of these, he is returning from a five-month break over the summer but has run well when fresh. It bodes well that trainer, Michael Scudamore, has his string in fine fettle with the form of his last 10 runners – reading 2314210021 – and achieving a 30% strike rate over the past fortnight (3-10).
This is another lightly-raced 10-year-old who missed a couple of seasons with a tendon injury. That said, he has been in fine form over hurdles with two wins back in May and June since his return from 805 days off the track. He hasn’t run over fences since November 2018 but has reportedly "been schooling well at home" and he returns to this sphere looking well-handicapped running off a mark of 130.
The best horse racing tipsters will often suggest the number of points you should stake on each bet. For example, a two-point win, or a one point each way bet. This method can be used for all levels of horse racing bettor, as you decide how much each betting point is worth.
If you start with a total betting pot of £50, each point is worth 50p. If you start with £100, each point is worth £1. Simply divide your total betting pot by 100 to work out how much each point is worth.
Once you boost your betting bank by 50% with winnings, you should increase your point value accordingly. For example, if you build up 150 points, your point value should increase by 50%, so £1 becomes £1.50 and £5 becomes £7.50.
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