Can you really make money laying greyhounds on Betfair? There are many systems out there for laying horses but greyhound racing is a less popular form of laying to make money. With a simple logical system for laying greyhounds it is possible to make money from this more ignored form of gambling.
Just as with horse racing, there is a lot of freely available information about greyhound racing and each dog's form. We can use this as a basis for a system to make money laying greyhounds if applied with discipline and some simple rules. With any betting strategy I like to have a very sound and logical basis as the foundation. For example, which team is more likely to win in a football match? The one which will statistically score the most goals! Which greyhound will more than likely win a race? The one which can run the fastest! Don't dismiss this approach as it really is possible to use such obvious common sense to build a winning laying system for greyhound racing.
Here's what I do in practise. We can find recent race performance from many sources on the internet telling us about any dog's recent race performance. A great starting point is to look at the time each dog ran its last race over. From this it's very easy to find which were the slowest. We also need to check that the race we're looking at is the same grade as the previous. If the dog is moving up to more competitive higher grade race this simple strategy won't work. To make the system more sophisticated we can look at the average time over the dog's last 2 or 3 races. We now start to have a really good basis for a greyhound laying system!
To ensure maximum profits we do need to add some further rules. A key rule is to limit your exposure and protect your betting bank. For example, if we find a dog running in a race which is clearly running much slower than it's competitors but has odds of 12-1 I would not bet. Slim as it's chances are if the dog does make it first to the line we are going to suffer a bad hit.
Combining simple logical rules like this we can develop a simple greyhound laying system to supplement horse racing and other gambling systems.