When looking at a race of 8+ runners and the 3rd favourite is more than 10/1. It is worth ignoring the first 2 in the betting and going through the form of the others as though it was a new race looking for a good priced EW or Place only bet. Most of the others can usually be ruled out being 50/1+
When selecting horses, you should only use your own judgment, and those of the one’s you trust. You should ALWAYS go through the form of every race before reading what the tipsters have to offer, otherwise you will then have preferences set in your mind before you make your selection’s and this often causes you to make the wrong decision. Sort outh your own views first, and then check the tipsters.
If you find you then fancy 2 horses in the same race, even 3,4,5….etc…, back them all, otherwise the one you drop will be the winner…….that’s sods law. Backing more than one runner per race can prove very profitable. Remeber the bookies have to bet EVERY horse in the race and look how much they make!!
With Royal Ascot, it is worth noting horses that have won 2 or more races going into the meeting, and finishing out of the frame. They run here due to the prize money, even though it is a step up in class, so when they next run, the trainer then enters them back in there own class, and due to the form looking bad they go off at an inflated price, and usually run back to there earlier form. This proved the case last year, throwing up winners @ 10/1, 9/1/, 9/2 + others placed.