There’s more than one way to take money from the satchel of a bookmaker. Saturday was a case in point.
My service aims to offer selections to punters whose betting tastes differ. Some long term followers of mine prefer only to bet to win. Others, people like me, always have an eye out for a decent each way bet.
Last Saturday we made profit via both types of bets.
Legatissimo was all class when winning the Group 1 Nassau Stakes at SP odds of 2/1. Sometimes the ‘obvious one’ is indeed the best bet and I had every confidence that Legatissimo – so unlucky to lose the Oaks at Epsom – would return to winning ways. She did so by a margin of two and a quarter lengths.
In the following race I offered an each way selection that was available at odds of 20/1 on Friday night. I had a sizeable each way bet on the overlooked Toofi. Come the day the price on this one shortened as other punters realised Toofi was a value price.
So it proved when Toofi chased home our former winner Magical Memory (who won for us at 13/2 in May). Toofi finished second, so ensuring that each way backing VG TIPS members made some nice profit in that race.
Back to back examples of how to make a profit punting. You don’t have to win to be a winner.
Legatissimo won so well that she arguably should have been a shorter price than 2/1. While Toofi was clearly overpriced in the betting market, even at the SP price of 14/1.
Spotting value is not easy. But since 1998 it’s been my mission to do so. On Saturday, it was a case of mission accomplished.