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Daily Horse Racing Betting Tips - by Stephen Harris

Stephen Harris has over 20 years experience in the UK racing industry. He is now one of the best horse racing tipster in the UK. Stephen's results are verified with over six years posting tips at bettingexpert. Follow Stephen's popular Daily Nap and Value Angle horse racing betting tips. Stephen's tips are available each day exclusive to bettingexpert.


SelectionTipsWinnersWinning %StakesProfit% Return
Daily Nap 2,432 881 36.23% 2,432 212.59 8.74%
Value Angle 2,304 370 16.06% 2,304 297.30 12.90%
TOTAL 4,736 1,251 26.41% 4,736 509.89 10.77%

 If you had bet £10 on each selection, you would have made a profit of over £5,000. Not bad for following free horse racing tips.

Today's Daily Nap


15 December 2018 Cheltenham 12.45 OK Corral 3.0

Today's Daily Nap analysis by Stephen Harris

Nicky Henderson's progressive novice has always looked a chaser, and he is reportedly schooling superbly ahead of this long awaited debut over fences at Cheltenham on Saturday. The 8-y-o has a high cruising speed and will appreciate the decent ground, with his form last season working out superbly and plenty more improvement in the tank as he matures.

Daily Nap Results - Horse Racing Betting Tips - December 2018

14th December 2018 The Worlds End 3.0 WON
13th December 2018 Jester Jet 1.70 2nd
12th December 2018 Areen Heart 7.0 2nd
11th December 2018 Zip 5.0 3rd
10th December 2018 Doctor Dex 3.0 2nd
9th December 2018 Silver Sea 5.0 Unplaced
8th December 2018 Lalor 1.90 3rd
7th December 2018 Cap St Vincent 5.0 3rd
6th December 2018 Cedar Valley 5.0 3rd
5th December 2018 Silca Mistress 3.50 WON
4th December 2018 Lord Murphy 6.0 Unplaced
3rd December 2018 Social Butterfly 3.0 WON
2nd December 2018 Got Away 4.0 PU
1st December 2018 Buveur D’air 2.25 WON

Today's Value Angle


15 December 2018 Cheltenham 1.55 Casablanca Mix 13.0

Today's Value analysis by Stephen Harris

Nicky Henderson's useful mare has run really well on both starts this winter, heavily backed on each occasion and better than the bare form (level when all but fell at the last at Kempton and then stamina sapped tried at three miles at Market Rasen). She looks well capable off a mark of 143 and a drop back to 2m4f will definitely suit, with her sound jumping surely a big asset in what is sure to be a strongly run handicap.

Value Angle Results - Horse Racing Betting Tips - December 2018

14th December 2018 Cogry 13.0 WON
13th December 2018 Barbrook Star 3.0 3rd
12th December 2018 Fearsome 3.25 WON
11th December 2018 Capla Demon 8.0 3rd
10th December 2018 Green Zone 9.0 Unplaced
9th December 2018 Eskendash 11.0 3rd
8th December 2018 Eragon De Chanay 9.0 Unplaced
7th December 2018 Private Malone 13.0 Fell
6th December 2018 Captain Bucks 6.50 Unplaced
5th December 2018 Dollar Value 7.0 Unplaced
4th December 2018 Mossys Lodge 9.0 2nd
3rd December 2018 Zipedeedodah 5.0 Unplaced
2nd December 2018 Hidden Dilemma 4.0 WON
1st December 2018 Big River 7.0 Fell

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Why should you follow our horse racing betting tips?

Daily Nap


  • Best bet of the day at the available price
  • High strike rate of over 35% since launch in 2011
  • ROI of a steady 15%
  • Losing runs are thankfully short
  • Endorsed by the Secret Betting Club
  • Numerous punter testimonials


  • Does mean backing horses at short prices under 2/1 a lot of the time
  • Prices can shorten quickly in the morning as our popularity has increased

Value Angle


  • Searching for winners in the 4/1-50/1 price range away from the front of the market
  • Excellent ROI since the service was launched in 2011
  • Strike rate of 15% is respectable given the larger odds we are seeking out
  • Huge following every morning and endorsed year on year by the Secret Betting Club
  • Numerous punter testimonials from those seeking free racing tips on twitter


  • Prices, particularly among big priced runners, are hard to obtain and disappear fast in the mornings
  • Losing runs can be long and quite common which does mean a patient mentality is needed

Top 5 Horse Racing Betting Tips

The bettingexpert Daily Nap has developed a great following since launch in October of 2011. With a win rate just under 40% and boasting a ROI at advertised prices of near 10%. With over 2,000 horse racing naps selected and backed so far. It's a pretty good sample size from which to judge this free service. Here we take a behind the scenes look. We discuss the five keys to consistently finding profitable horse racing betting tips.

#1- Find a suitable race type and quickly eliminate races unsuitable for betting on

We recommend avoiding huge fields as a general rule. Especially over jumps. It is just guesswork as to how the race will be run. The margins between victory and defeat are small.

We suggest betting in lower grade races. Why? There are a few realistic contenders. It is easier to price up the contest without fear of the unknown. Novice hurdles and chases have proved particularly profitable for us. 3-y-o+ maidens on the turf and all-weather also offer excellent opportunities.

#2- Try to identify a "weak link" in the chain at the front of the market

The key to finding value is to play against a favourite that is under-priced. This might be a horse who has won all his last few races on testing ground but now faces rapidly drying conditions. Or one that was very well drawn against the favoured rail when "winning impressively" last time out.

Finding an edge that others may not be aware of is getting harder and harder. Certainly all pricing "errors" tend to be ironed out close to the off. So it is important to be able to spot these ricks early on to take advantage.

As the Daily Nap has increased in popularity there is certainly downward pressure on prices on the exchanges and with the bookmakers. As soon as the selection goes up (pre 8am) odds are cut. So it is important to shop around to try to attain the best price possible quickly.

#3- Focus on in-form smaller stables and try to avoid the big names who are often overbet

"Names" such as Paul Nicholls, Ruby Walsh or Richard Hannon and Richard Hughes have huge stables. As a result they have a huge following. They tend to plunder plenty of the top prizes. However they rarely offer much in the way of value.

It's better to identify young, up-and-coming stables. Particularly with decent strike rates at an early stage. We look to bet with horses trained by up and coming trainers. Those trainers we think are destined for the top. Those trainers who are expert at placing their runners to win.

Identifying these stables before everyone else is a vital. Finding winners at decent prices requires looking away from the obvious.

#4- Always look for prices over "fancies" and solid reasoning as to why that price might be too big

It's all about prices. Anybody can simply tip up favourites. However, making a profit is the goal. It's crucial to form one's own idea of the market before looking at the odds .

For example, a novice hurdle looks a straight match. On one hand, an unbeaten "hyped" up novice. On the other, a solid handicapper who has run with credit in midfield in some big field valuable prizes all season. Pricing it up blind the night before is key. Assuming of course that the ground will ride as forecast. We make the two favourites 11-8 (2.38) joint favourites and 12-1 (13.0) bar. Looking at the morning exchange market shows that the "name" horse is 10-11 (1.91). The other "runner" available at 9-4 (3.25). It is quite simple that the 9-4 chance has to be the best bet.

Money on the exchange is rarely wildly misplaced. However it is well worth trying to get 2-1+ about our preference. Very often the market will have corrected itself by racetime. The favourite now 5-4 (2.25) and our pick 13-8 (2.63). This is a tick in the win column already. Over time, this leads to long term profitability.

#5- Try to work out how a race will be run and make sure it will suit our selection

The shape of the race is very important. Particularly over jumps. But it is often overlooked by people putting up horses. We like to play in races where we think there will be a pace duel on the lead. Several horses wanting to front-run and dominate. In soft ground especially, this can lead to stayers being dragged in from rear as the leaders tire.

We can also play the flip side of this. Seemingly "impressive" winners can often be extremely flattered visually when the leaders go off too hard. They should be opposed next time out. Take the Cheltenham Festival for example. Year after year the horses who run well at the meeting do so again. Often benefiting from very fast run, big field races that they do not encounter for the rest of the season at this uniquely undulating course.

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How To Become A Horse Racing Tipster

The best tipsters stand the test of time. They remain consistent. They have a verified record of their results. At bettingexpert our free racing tips are up every morning before 8am. Our daily race tips have a ROI of over 10%.

What does it take to become a successful racing tipster? What are the keys to posting consistently profitable horse racing betting tips? Here are 10 pointers.

#1 - Specialise in a certain area of racing

Any aspiring racing tipster should become an expert in one particular field of horse racing. Whether it is 2-year-olds on the flat. Novice hurdlers over jumps. It is important to become better than the market.

Look for angles that might lead to horses being overbet next time. For example, the wide margin winner in really deep ground that is flattered. Or the horse making all the running against a favoured rail on the day. There is so much racing day to day now. Especially in the summer when evening racing takes place six days a week in the UK. This makes it impossible to understand every area of the sport.

#2 - Look for weakness at the front end of the market

The weak favourite is a great thing to identify. Often these will be from the top yards. Particularly in maidens and novice hurdles. This is where cash tends to flow towards the high achieving stables.

On the flat big name trainers often have market leaders in races based on breeding or purchase price. Not their actual form in the book. They are priced on sentiment. Not on what they have achieved. Identifying these weak links in the market can help find value at the back of the field.

#3- Latch onto up and coming yards and jockeys

Everyone has heard of the big name trainers. But what of the lesser known trainers? The astute tipster notes a new yard that has a good strike rate. Take advantage by latching onto an up and coming stable before the wider market catches up.

#4 - Avoid hype and whispers at all costs

Keep your eyes open and your ears shut. Anyone in racing will know that whispers and rumours are rife. By the time you hear that a certain horse is working brilliantly or the stable lad has had his maximum on, the business is highly likely to be shopped and the price long gone. Even if it happens to be true.

Any tipster aiming for profit should be using his own opinion. Earned from hours of watching races, making ratings and keeping notes. Not from a whisper he has heard in the local pub.

#5- Play each-way when the odds are in your favour

Look for races with 8 runners. Especially where the bookmakers pay 1/5th the odds a place 1,2,3 where there are very few realistic runners. The same can apply in 16 or more runner handicaps. Particularly where 1/4 the odds a place 1,2,3,4 are terms that are mathematically hugely in the punters favour.

Focusing in on the best races to play in is half the battle. Some offering expert racing tips base their main bets on finding these races. Admittedly it is very difficult to get on. Especially with the exchanges now flagging up the correct price to be placed. It is often a lot less than what conventional bookmakers offer.

#6 - Look for any track bias and keep a record

Identifying a bias can be a key element in a tipsters repertoire. Some are well known and priced into the markets. For example a low draw at the tight Chester track is a huge advantage. Those drawn in 1,2,3 are always a lot shorter than their form entitles them to be.

But others are less obvious. Or in the public domain. At Fontwell for example it is often a big edge to go wide away from the deepest ground in the winter. But very few riders are aware of this. Many jockeys always walk the course beforehand. This sort of knowledge can be crucial when searching for winners away from the obvious.

#7- Check the weather and going reports

It's important every morning to be aware of the latest ground conditions and weather. A dramatic change can completely effect the claims of all the runners. Especially a dramatic softening of the ground when all your selections form is on a fast surface.

Using twitter to follow the various racetracks is a great idea. All have got a lot better in recent times at keeping the public fully informed of any changes. See my twitter feed @stephenh61 for a great list of racing accounts to follow. This will give you a huge advantage. There are plenty offering racing tips on Twitter, but seek out Twitter accounts that offer more than just telling you who to back. Most will simply not be profitable long term. Information is key.

#8 - Tip prices that are available and not just with small firms and likely to disappear

Often the prices tipped up are not widely available. Often popular tipsters such as pricewise in the Racing Post will put up horses that are a standout price with one of the smaller layers. For example 16/1 with Boylesports, when the biggest price elsewhere might be 12/1. Profits are therefore based on prices that simply are not available to 99% of punters. Even in tiny stakes to the 1% who can get a bet there.

The professional racing tipster should aim to offer horse racing tips up at prices that are available. At least with two or three of the major firms. Such as William Hill, Coral or Betfred. There is certainly little point in tipping up arbs with the Betfair price. They will disappear within seconds.

#9 - Don't boom the winners or look for blame elsewhere when it goes wrong

Another pet hate is tipsters who feel the need to "BOOM" every time they find a 4/5 (1.80) winner. If you are any good as a racing tipster the results will speak for themselves. Often those who shout the loudest will have the least to say and will disappear altogether after a poor run of form.

There are plenty of fly by night merchants looking for gullible customers. These tend to be the ones who exaggerate the success of their tips. They shout the loudest when they win. Avoid them at all costs. Try to develop a calm, measured attitude to tipping. An attitude based on form and sound principals.

#10 - Have a thick skin and ignore the brickbats

Criticisms will come thick and fast when you encounter the inevitable losing run. Irate punters can now vent their spleen. You are likely to be called names. Told you are useless and should give the game up. But it is best to ignore these screams. Rather, concentrate on finding winners without feeling pressurised. Don't feel tempted to change your methods. Remember that you're posting racing tips for today. Not yesterday. Not last week. Remain in the present. Keep an eye on future success.

Even the best judges of form have spells when the trail goes cold and the losses can pile up. Try to take a long run view. Keep records month to month. Try not to doubt yourself when things are not going your way.

Long term profitability is the key. At the end of the year you can truly judge the merits of any racing tipster.

Horse Racing Fixtures 2018

Here you can find a comprehensive list of horse racing fixtures for 2018. Our horse racing calendar highlights the biggest horse racing fixtures throughout the year. Including dates for the Cheltenham Festival, Royal Ascot and the Grand National.

Our horse racing fixture list includes all the big UK racing. You'll never miss your favourite races ever again.

Horse Racing Calendar 2018

Racing EventRace DateRace VenueLive Streaming
Cheltenham Festival 2018 - Champion Day 1 13 March '18 Cheltenham, UK horse racing betting tips
Cheltenham Festival 2018 - Ladies Day 2 14 March '18 Cheltenham, UK horse racing betting tips
Cheltenham Festival 2018 - St. Patrick's Thursday - Day 3 15 March '18 Cheltenham, UK horse racing betting tips
Cheltenham Festival 2018 - Gold Cup Day 4 16 March '18 Cheltenham, UK horse racing betting tips
The Grand National 2018 12-14 April '18 Aintree, UK horse racing betting tips
Coral Scottish Grand National Meeting 2018 21-22 April '18 Ayr, UK horse racing betting tips
Boodles May Festival 2018 9-11 May '18 Chester, UK horse racing betting tips
Royal Ascot 2018 19-23 June '18 Ascot, UK horse racing betting tips
Qatar Goodwood Festival 2018 31-04 August '18 Goodwood, UK horse racing betting tips
Ebor Meeting 2018 22-25 August '18 York, UK horse racing betting tips
St Leger Festival 2018 12-15 September '18 Doncaster, UK horse racing betting tips
William Hill Ayr Gold Cup 2018 20-22 September '18 Ayr, UK horse racing betting tips
British Champions Day 2018 20 October '18 Ascot, UK horse racing betting tips
Autumn Afternoon Meeting 2018 26-27 October '18 Doncaster, UK horse racing betting tips

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