When it comes to the sport of greyhound racing, there is no way to pick a guaranteed winner… if this were possible, we would all be rich! For somebody who is new to the world of greyhound betting, it can be quite a daunting task… to the untrained eye, six different greyhounds may all seem the same. But, when it comes to spotting a winner in greyhound facing, there are a lot of factors which need to be taken into consideration before you risk any of your money.
If you are a newcomer to greyhound racing, keep reading on. Although the following information is by no means your ticket to riches, it can definitely help you out and get to grips with the basics of greyhound racing and start to feel more familiar with it.
When you are looking at greyhound betting and are trying to decide which pup to place your bets on, there are five key things you need to be looking at. These are class, early speed, current form and value for money.
A greyhound’s class is determined by its early racing career where it undergoes a series of tests and trials to assess its racing ability. An example of greyhound class is A1-A9 prefix for a 475-meter race, where A1 is the highest and A9 the lowest.
Greyhounds which have an early speed can be safe bets, because these dogs will get ahead of the competition right from the start, as soon as the gate opens. This early speed is just an average though; it is not a guarantee.
A current form is more of a personal opinion than anything and is quite a subjective thing to look for, but it can be a good indicator in any case. A greyhound which consistently records faster times than others but has failed to win previously, for example, may not be the best choice as this can be an indication of bad form.
Finally, value for money – you want to place bets on the greyhound which has the best chance of returning you a high amount of money for a relatively small stake.
Greyhound betting, like any other form of betting, is a high-risk game; you are gambling your money and you could lose it. With so much choice when it comes to greyhound racing, it can be easy to go crazy and start throwing your money everywhere. Avoid doing this and regulate your staking; don’t punt on every race or you may find yourself losing a lot more money than you can afford.
When it comes to greyhound betting, you should always look for dogs which are well-drawn and have a good record. It is easy to think that the fastest dog is the best dog, but this is not always the case; the fastest dog could have the worst form and consistently run into problems on the track. As the adage goes… slow and steady wins the race! It certainly applies here, to an extent that is.