[FTI] The Over Round Gonna Get you

An interesting article on the Racing Post site yesterday about the over-rounds at various racecourses.

The average over-round is 1.7% per runner, which means that in a 10 runner race you can expect to bet at 117% which in turn means a series of random bets at SP would result in a 17% loss on monies invested over a large enough sample.

The focus of the article was Ffos Las which it turns out has been returning some huge over-rounds including a 7 runner race with SP’s of 131% and a 10 runner race with 143%.

Ffos Las more like Lost Fast!

You can read the whole article on the RP site here but the moral is that SP may be a reliable way of comparing betting approaches side by side it is not the best way to place your bets and we should spend as much time securing a good price as you do making your selection.

Credit to the HBF for doing the research

Today’s Selection from our members forum courtesy of John Burke

5:40 Wolverhampton – Iconic Sunset – win bet 9/4 Bet 365

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