In this article we look at the transition from Jumps to Flat racing, which takes place every year at the end of March. And offer you some invaluable advice on how to approach this difficult period from a betting perspective.
The flat season officially begins in late March, on the day of the Lincoln handicap held at Doncaster. This key meeting signals the transition from the proper Winter Jumps season to the beginning of the Flat Turf season,although it should be noted that jumps racing continues throughout the summer on a much smaller scale. The majority of National hunt trainers campaign their string of horses on much softer ground throughout the winter season, and as a rule of thumb, this is when you will see the better quality jumps horses in numbers.
This seasonal change over period can throw up strange results that can confound bettors. In fact, it’s often worth taking a break after the Cheltenham Festival up until mid April. After that, serious bettors should prepare to focus their efforts on flat turf racing, or alternatively in other key areas of racing they are knowledgeable about, for example:
- focus on flat turf racing exclusively, limiting the number of race meetings assessed to no more than two per day
- focus on summer Jumps racing exclusively (relaxed approach with just a few meetings a week)
- focus on all-weather racing exclusively ( relaxed approach with just a few meetings a week)
- combine summer Jumps and All weather racing ( a suitable approach for those who aren`t keen on flat turf racing, but like regular action)
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Guest Post by Jonathan Burgess