The Best of 2017/18

Last year I wrote a few ‘colour’ pieces for Smarkets. Mostly these were specifically designed to give fresh or alternative angles to some of the big races and meets, rather than tips as such. The one time I did write a proper ‘tipping’ piece turned out okay, when I gave people 7 horses out of the 40 to bet on in the Grand National. Four of those seven were among the 12 finishers, with the 10/1 winner Tiger Roll and a 25/1 (40/1 in the morning!) place among them: Grand National 2018 Preview – Smarkets

In retrospect, you’d have done well to ignore the advice in my pieces on the Cheltenham, Aintree and Punchestown festivals when it came to placing wagers, but the research did uncover some intriguing statistics that may prove more profitable in 2019. And you can’t have too many ante-post angles to choose from…

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