The best day of the week to bet on horse racing
Have you ever wondered if there is a day of the week when it is easier to pick horse race winners? Are the races always the same? For example, is it more difficult to pick the best horse or prevent the races on Monday than on Saturday?
In my experience, the answer is yes. There are days when the running horses are of a higher class and in better physical shape. This means horses that run in accordance with their form, as opposed to bottom of the barrels that struggle to win due to infirmity.
Look at the average bag on different days of the week and the total bag for the day and you will find that there is a definite pattern. Racetracks like to mark their stakes races and the best racing fields on days when more people are more likely to be available for the races.
For the same reason, major sporting events such as football matches are held on Saturdays and Sundays. Therefore, if you want the easiest handicap races and horses that run right, stick to the higher purse races for older horses.
You’ll find most of them over the weekend. Saturday is usually the best day for quality racing. There is another reason to play the races on the weekend or holidays. Then you will find the highest percentage of casual horse players and gamblers.
In pari mutuel betting, your skill counts. On weekdays there are more real horse players than casual players who don’t have as much skill. This means you are more likely to see each horse bet on its true value or odds of winning.
On the other hand, during the weekend or holiday, there are more people at the races just to have fun. They will bet based on the horse’s name or because he is a heavy favorite and this means a mismatch in the betting pools that a skilled horse racing handicapper can exploit.
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