Best Help in Betting on Horses There are many systems used for laying horses in sports books, but there is one that is really effective. This method can even be used to become a tipster and provide topclass racing tips and make a substantial income. The Selection Method Look at all handicap races and look for any horses that are the 1st or 2nd favorite that won their previous race and are at odds of between 2 and 5.5. Look at the class of the current race and the class of the previous race. If the class of the previous race is higher or equal to the race for the current race, then this continues to be in contention for a selection. If the horse is running in an easier class then it may NOT be considered. Have a look at the previous official ratings. If the previous official rating is 3lbs. or lower than the new one, then this is a selection as long as the race is 5F, 6F, 7F or 8F. If the race is greater than 8 furlongs, then the rise in official rating for the horse must be 4lbs. or higher compared to the previous race. The distance it won its last race by, must also fit the following table criteria: Furlongs / Winning Margin 5F / 1 length 6F – 7F / 1 ½ lengths 8F (1 mile) / 2 lengths 10F / 2 ½ lengths 12F (1 ½ miles) / 3 lengths 16F (2 miles) / 4 lengths 20F (2 ½ miles) / 6 lengths 24F (3 miles) / 10 lengths If everything checks out this means that this is a lay bet. We then lay this horse! If you are receiving racing tips from a provider, the method is still the same as if you are choosing the selections yourself.