BV RACING TIPS

Horse Racing Tips and Stats for All UK and Irish Horse Races

Welcome to BV Racing Tips

The purpose of the BV Racing Tips site is two-fold. First, I provide betting tips and highlighted selections for every UK and Irish horse race daily. Secondly, I also provide comprehensive horse racing stats you can use as a punter to make your own informed horse racing bets.

Hope you find the ratings useful. Tried and trusted for me... but everyone has their own angles, and while I can't tell you what will win the race, I can certainly point out some strong stats that support the case if the horse is capable of winning.

Horse racing data is 3rd party, I take no responsibility for errors or emissions and I provide this info purely for educational purposes only. No liability accepted based on how you interpret, or use, the horse racing stats I publish.

How to Profit from the BV Ratings

Nothing on this site will tell you what will win the race, but what you will find is key pointers to horses that can win. For every horse in the race you will see specific data that I personally think is important when making selections, and anything that has a strong positive I highlight, either green as a percentage, or blue as the profit figure.

Additionally, you will find that in each race specific horses have * asterix's next to them indicating there is a strong positive attached to the horse, or the horse's name is highlighted, which indicates that it should be looked at very closely before being discounted.

Every number is basically a percentage, except anything highlighted blue, which is a profit figure. Certain trainers target specific types of races, and this distinction between percentage and profitability can often provide a distinct edge when looking for contenders at decent prices.

Another factor that I use extensively is breeding stats. Every horse includes the Trainer record with the sire, the sire strike rate on the going, direction, course direction and also sire rank in the race. Again, everything is in percentages, but anything profitable is highlighted in blue.

I specialise in finding horses at big prices that can win. Not every outsider deserves to be so, and my particular strategy is to find biggies that can win and back them. I doubt many would disagree that I am pretty good at doing that, having racked up considerable profits across 3 tipster profiles at Betting Tools, and having won the monthly tipster competition numerous times in the past.

My methodologies, practices, thoughts and approach may seem foreign or strange to most, but with 2 tipster profiles in the top 10 on Betting Tools, all 3 with 5 stars to prove my performance and profitability, with a combined profit over over 300 points, you cannot say that my 'oddity' is without merit :).

Horse racing for me is a hobby, I don't take it to seriously. I back many losers to find the winners I want at the prices I want. I like a small downside investment with higher risk, for the chance of a big upside when things fall right, the positive pans out, and hopefully the biggie romps home in front.

This site is free to use, without restriction. If you find it beneficial, great. If not, nice to see you and good luck with your future punting endeavours. Any idiot can follow a particular jockey or trainer and score a win or two... but a seasoned pro looks beyond that to unlock huge upside betting opportunities from data beyond just a trainer or jockey in form. That's my belief anyway.

Backing horses on 'fancy' is a mugs game! Don't do it. Unless you can find a sound reason or angle to bet a horse at decent odds, you are headed for the poor house eventually. The bookie margins on 'shorties' and fancied runners will end up eating away at your betting bank eventually until you have nothing left! You may find a winner more often at the shorter end of the market, but its at the bigger end of the market where you will actually make money long term.

It takes an 'investment' mentality to win at this game, gamblers are destined to lose! Bet smart, bet the angles, don't be afraid to go against the market, remember the 'shorties' are there to be shot at, and ALWAYS think outside of the box! 100/1 Winners are there to be found, I am proof of that!

All the data on the site is 'summarised' and 'rounded', and is subject to error and omission. The stats should be used as a quick guide, anything more serious than that requires more specific and detailed information, and for that sort of insight you need a professional horse racing software solution like Proform Software.

Non-Runners and Change Of Going Description. Non runners alter 2 aspects of the ratings, the 50% highlight on the BVR will obviously change, as will the BO and BV odds.

If I haven't stayed up to date with the non-runners, you can import the ratings into a spreadsheet, calculate the percentage of the non-runner(s) and automatically adjust the odds to reflect that change. It's a bit of a hassle, I know, but due to time limitations I can't always guarantee to stay up to date with runner changes, so this is the only option you have really if for some reason I'm not on top of it. I do check about 9am and again about lunchtime, and again before the start of evening racing. But as I load the selections into a Betfair BOT, with a minimum odds requirement, I don't have to worry about non-runners personally as they are taken care of automatically for me.

Change of going is another hassle. I am bound by the going description on the data, and the stats, etc are calculated based on that description. If there are any huge changes to the going I would be wary of the stats in that instance. However, that said, I also rely on trainers to determine whether their horses will suit the ground if they keep the horse in the race, and there are a lot of stats that aren't ground dependant, like jockey and trainer stats, form stats, the main FR, PW and CR ratings, and the pace figures, so still a lot to work with.

Newbury
  • 13:50   Bathwick Tyres Handicap 7.0f (2) £16172 ( 9 Run )
  • 14:25   bet365 Stakes (Listed) (Registered As The Steventon Stakes) 10.0f (1) £20983 ( 8 Run )
  • 15:00   bet365 Hackwood Stakes (Group 3) 6.0f (1) £34026 ( 13 Run )
  • 15:35   Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes 5.2f (2) £157500 ( 25 Run )
  • 16:10   bet365 Novice Stakes (Plus 10) 6.0f (4) £4690 ( 11 Run )
  • 16:45   EBF Breeders' Series Fillies' Handicap 8.0f (2) £18675 ( 6 Run )
  • 17:20   Grundon Recycling Handicap 12.0f (4) £6225 ( 10 Run )
Newmarket
  • 14:05   Lettergold Fillies' Novice Auction Stakes (Plus 10) 7.0f (5) £3881 ( 13 Run )
  • 14:40   BetBright Aphrodite Stakes (Fillies' Listed) 12.0f (1) £20983 ( 13 Run )
  • 15:15   BetBright Casino Handicap 6.0f (4) £5175 ( 9 Run )
  • 15:50   BetBright Recall Handicap 8.0f (2) £28012 ( 13 Run )
  • 16:25   BetBright Maiden Stakes 7.0f (5) £3881 ( 7 Run )
  • 17:00   BetBright Handicap 7.0f (3) £7763 ( 9 Run )
  • 17:35   Betfinder By BetBright Handicap 10.0f (3) £7763 ( 7 Run )
Market Rasen
  • 13:35   Betfred Super League Novices' Hurdle 16.7f (4) £3249 ( 6 Run )
  • 14:10   Betfred TV Summer Handicap Hurdle (Listed) 16.7f (1) £19932 ( 10 Run )
  • 14:45   Fussey Engineering Novices' Hurdle 20.6f (4) £3249 ( 4 Run )
  • 15:20   Betfred Summer Plate Handicap Chase (Listed) 21.4f (1) £28475 ( 16 Run )
  • 15:55   Betfred 'Supports Jack Berry House' Handicap Hurdle 20.6f (2) £11261 ( 8 Run )
  • 16:30   Betfred Mobile Novices' Handicap Chase 21.4f (3) £6498 ( 6 Run )
  • 17:05   Betfred 'Celebrating 50 Years Of Success' Handicap Chase 17.2f (4) £5198 ( 6 Run )
Gowran Park
  • 13:40   Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction Fillies Maiden (Plus 10) 7.0f (0) £15375 ( 15 Run )
  • 14:15   Racing Again August 16th Handicap (45-65) (Div 1) 7.0f (0) £6160 ( 19 Run )
  • 14:50   Racing Again August 16th Handicap (45-65) (Div 2) 7.0f (0) £6160 ( 19 Run )
  • 15:25   Thomastown Handicap (45-70) 12.0f (0) £6775 ( 11 Run )
  • 16:00   Gowran Park Apprentice Handicap (45-65) 12.0f (0) £6160 ( 19 Run )
  • 16:35   Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden 9.5f (0) £8932 ( 18 Run )
  • 17:10   Like Gowran Park On Facebook Handicap (50-80) 9.5f (0) £7700 ( 13 Run )
  • 17:40   www.gowranpark.ie Race 9.5f (0) £9239 ( 5 Run )
Cartmel
  • 13:55   Cartmel Lodge Park Novices' Hurdle 22.1f (4) £3899 ( 6 Run )
  • 14:30   Banks Lyon Jewellers Lady Riders' Handicap Hurdle 17.2f (3) £9747 ( 5 Run )
  • 15:05   totepool Cumbria Crystal Cup Handicap Hurdle 22.1f (3) £16891 ( 11 Run )
  • 15:40   Laccam Handicap Chase 17.3f (5) £3249 ( 8 Run )
  • 16:15   Champagne Louis Roederer Handicap Chase 21.2f (4) £3899 ( 7 Run )
  • 16:50   BBQ Shop At Hayes Garden World Handicap Chase 25.5f (5) £3249 ( 10 Run )
  • 17:25   Hadwins Motor Group Mares' Handicap Hurdle 17.2f (4) £3899 ( 6 Run )
Ripon
  • 14:20   Dobsons Gaskets Selling Stakes 6.0f (6) £3234 ( 9 Run )
  • 14:55   Mick Gibbons Memorial EBF Novice Stakes (Plus 10) 5.0f (4) £5175 ( 12 Run )
  • 15:30   Sky Bet Go-Racing-In-Yorkshire Summer Festival Handicap 9.8f (4) £6931 ( 8 Run )
  • 16:05   Ripon Bell-Ringer Handicap 12.0f (2) £15562 ( 8 Run )
  • 16:40   VW Van Centre (West Yorkshire) Handicap 8.0f (4) £6931 ( 8 Run )
  • 17:15   Ruth Gibbons' Family Handicap 12.0f (4) £6301 ( 8 Run )
  • 17:50   Play Sporting-Life Pick 7 For Free Tomorrow Maiden Handicap 6.0f (5) £3881 ( 13 Run )
Limerick
  • 14:35   Book Online At www.limerickraces.ie Mares Maiden Hurdle 16.0f (0) £8007 ( 17 Run )
  • 15:10   Follow Limerick Racecourse On Twitter Handicap Hurdle (80-102) 18.0f (0) £7084 ( 21 Run )
  • 15:45   Irish Stallion Farms EBF Handicap Hurdle 24.0f (0) £9239 ( 17 Run )
  • 16:20   Limerick GAA Chase 18.0f (0) £12320 ( 5 Run )
  • 16:55   Michael English Plays Live At Limerick Racecourse July 27th Beginners Chase 19.5f (0) £8932 ( 15 Run )
  • 17:30   Racing Again July 27th Handicap Chase (0-102) 24.0f (0) £7084 ( 19 Run )
  • 18:00   Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Flat Race 16.0f (0) £6775 ( 13 Run )
Lingfield
  • 17:45   Read Silvestre De Sousa At 188Bet Handicap 10.0f (5) £2911 ( 8 Run )
  • 18:15   Get 1/4 Odds At 188Bet Maiden Stakes 11.6f (5) £2911 ( 8 Run )
  • 18:45   188bet.co.uk Handicap 14.0f (6) £2588 ( 9 Run )
  • 19:15   Independent Catering Nursery 6.0f (5) £2911 ( 9 Run )
  • 19:45   L & R 5th Anniversary/EBF Novice Stakes 7.0f (5) £2911 ( 7 Run )
  • 20:15   188Bet Handicap 7.0f (6) £2588 ( 15 Run )
  • 20:45   Open Golf Betting At 188Bet Amateur Riders' Handicap 6.0f (6) £2496 ( 14 Run )
Haydock
  • 17:55   Betfred Supports Jack Berry House Fillies' Handicap 5.0f (5) £3558 ( 12 Run )
  • 18:30   Betfred Great Value Every Day Handicap 10.2f (5) £3558 ( 12 Run )
  • 19:00   Betfred TV EBF Novice Stakes (Plus 10) 7.0f (4) £4528 ( 8 Run )
  • 19:30   Betfred Follow Us On Twitter Conditions Stakes 7.0f (3) £9057 ( 6 Run )
  • 20:00   Betfred Like Us On Facebook Handicap 14.0f (4) £5822 ( 11 Run )
  • 20:30   Betfred Super League Handicap 8.0f (5) £3558 ( 12 Run )

News and Updates

This is where I will report any changes to stats and the effect, any notable winners, strong statistical pointers, etc. Site very much a work and progress and definitely still in 'beta' stage right now.

Update: From Friday, the 1st of June, I will be publishing the stats the evening before, for the next days racing. Of course that means that the data will lag behind by a day, but its a small price to pay to have access to the early prices, and its easier for me to get them up in the evening. You can access them by appending the date in the following way: http://www.bvracing.tips/index.php?d=2017-06-01 (date format is year-month-day). If the ratings are up for that date they will display. You can also use the same method for looking back on the ratings.

BV Biggies

The BVBiggies page is back online and you can now access it here. I have published the positives attached to each of the qualifiers, but because I can't eliminate them automatically on price myself, you just have to watch the odds and find the qualifiers yourself. This method is proven to make a good yearly return from horse racing using small stakes. Small downside when they lose, but a big upside when they win. I have explained a bit more about the BVBiggies on the page itself, so make sure you read that. The rules are actually very simple though... I work on a 25% / +£25 rule for the qualifers, across multiple factors. They don't take into account any rating, or tissue odds, but you can click on the race course and title which will take you through to the actual race page for a closer look if you wish. I really like the 'angle' approach to betting, and this one is proven. I am also doing something similar for the 'pace', 'value seeking' and 'standouts on form' angles, so check back for those soon.

Standouts on Form

These selections are based on a strong form strength figure and if they have an asterix next to them they also have a strong positive attached. I generally look for anything at a price here, 8/1 or bigger generally, and have done well putting them in each-way doubles, trebles and patents, resulting in some nice returns.

Newbury 13:50
   (1) Remarkable *
   (5) Rusumaat *
Newbury 14:25
   (1) Spark Plug *
   (8) Best Of Days *
Newmarket 14:40
   (1) More Mischief *
   (8) Apphia
Newbury 15:00
   (12) Visionary *
Newbury 15:35
   (1) Snazzy Jazzy *
Market Rasen 13:35
   (1) Hestina *
Gowran Park 13:40
   (2) Outside Inside *
Cartmel 13:55
   (3) Strong Resemblance
Newmarket 14:05
   (1) Capla Temptress *
   (4) Bambino Lola *
Gowran Park 14:15
   (1) Looking Good *
   (2) William Ashford
Ripon 14:20
   (4) Abu Dhabi Doo *
Cartmel 14:30
   (2) Lough Kent *
Limerick 14:35
   (4) Joys Gift
Market Rasen 14:45
   (1) Mister Showman *
Gowran Park 14:50
   (3) Cosmic Symbol
   (6) Eleuthera *
   (9) Annie Irish *
Ripon 14:55
   (4) Burn Some Dust *
Cartmel 15:05
   (1) Altruism *
   (7) Cleni Wells
Limerick 15:10
   (2) Fleurys Fort
   (5) Line View
   (11) Whenthewindblows *
Newmarket 15:15
   (1) Curious Fox *
Market Rasen 15:20
   (2) Days Of Heaven *
   (7) Earthmoves *
Gowran Park 15:25
   (2) Circling Moon *
Cartmel 15:40
   (3) Endeavor
Limerick 15:45
   (12) The Rite Article *
Market Rasen 15:55
   (5) Whatzdjazz *
Gowran Park 16:00
   (3) Park Row *
   (9) Get Out Of Jail *
Ripon 16:05
   (6) Kensington Star
Newbury 16:10
   (1) Ghayadh *
Cartmel 16:15
   (3) Prettylittlething *
Newmarket 16:25
   (3) Dark Magic *
   (5) Dream Start
Market Rasen 16:30
   (2) Rouge Devils *
Gowran Park 16:35
   (2) Bridie Healy
   (8) For The Roses *
Newbury 16:45
   (5) Pavillon *
Cartmel 16:50
   (4) Don Franco *
Newmarket 17:00
   (6) Love Dreams *
Market Rasen 17:05
   (2) Are They Your Own *
Gowran Park 17:10
   (3) Sbraase *
   (8) Golden Dandy
Ripon 17:15
   (3) Starplex *
   (7) Roar *
Newbury 17:20
   (4) Petitioner *
Limerick 17:30
   (2) Kilclispeen *
   (4) Cant Pay Wont Pay *
Newmarket 17:35
   (4) Contango *
Gowran Park 17:40
   (4) Pincheck *
Lingfield 17:45
   (1) Priors Brook
Ripon 17:50
   (7) Granny Roz *
   (14) Flying Onsite
Haydock 17:55
   (5) Spirit Of Rosanna
Limerick 18:00
   (8) In A Pinch *
Haydock 18:30
   (1) La Celebs Ville *
   (9) Raven Banner *
Lingfield 18:45
   (1) Fast Play
Haydock 19:00
   (1) Wasim
   (2) Veejay
Lingfield 19:15
   (1) Tulip Fever *
   (3) Blessed To Empress *
Haydock 19:30
   (3) Crazy Horse *
Lingfield 19:45
   (2) Boomerang Betty *
Haydock 20:00
   (2) Stamford Raffles *
Lingfield 20:15
   (8) Prince Of Cardamom *
   (11) Cyflymder *
Haydock 20:30
   (1) Best Of My Love
   (10) Whatsthemessage
Lingfield 20:45
   (5) Concur *
   (6) All Or Nothin