The Sun Met is once again sure to be a crowd pleaser this year at Kenilworth Racecourse.  Who should horseracing betting fans place their money on?

We take a look at the top five horses and a wild card pick in the Sun Met field for 2019.

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Before you place any bets, it would be useful to take note of the below betting tips:

6 Betting Tips for the Sun Met

1. Do your Research

The horses that are racing at The Sun Met in 2018 have a long history of racing in tournaments over the last few years. By understanding how they performed in each race, will allow you to have a better understanding of their expected performance. For example one of The Sun Met’s favourites, Marinaresco, has worn blinkers for most of his races, these didn’t work for him in the 2016 Durban July but what will has been decided for the Sun Met and how will this affect his race?

2. Do your homework on the value of a bet

Professional horse racing punters always look for the “value” in a bet. This is when their idea of the probability for a horse winning is bigger than the bookmaker’s price indicates. If for example they think a horse has a 40% chance (15/10) of winning and the horse is priced up at 2/1 (33%), they have a decent betting opportunity. Therefore merely betting on your favorite horse is a risky decision as it may not pay off. It’s important to assess which bets will give you the most value, so do your homework.

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3. Don’t bet too big too early

It’s important for Sun Met betting enthusiasts to manage their betting strategy and system to ensure that they don’t bet too big too early on. What does this mean? It means that if you place all your eggs in one basket too early on in the day, you may miss out on opportunities later in the day as your betting budget has already been exhausted. Divide your budget and time on opportunities throughout the day to ensure maximum coverage. This betting tip has helped many to win big at the Sun Met.

4. Have consistent betting systems

Serious horse racing punters are consistent in what they play. They don’t miss a place accumulator because three in a row have lost and they don’t increase their bet if they had a good win the day before. The best Sun Meet betting punters find a system that works and they stick to it.

Place your Sun Met bets on these and other horses.

5. Manage your betting budget

All successful Sun Met bettors know that you need to have a Sun Met betting budget and stick to it. This is true especially if you have a good win. Sticking to your Sun Met betting budget allows you to plan your betting budget responsibly and ensures you don’t bet money that you don’t have to bet with. Responsible Sun Met betting is paramount when it comes to your betting budget.

6. Assess the going of the event before you bet

The going is the ground that horses will race on. Most horses will be influenced by the surface that they race on, is it muddy and soft or is it dry and firm? If a horse wins one or more races on soft or heavy going, you can presume with good reason that such ground is suited to his racing style. Unless the horse has run poorly on firm going, there is no conclusive evidence that firm going might not suit the horse even better. Therefore pay careful attention to the going at Kenilworth racecourse just before the event before placing a bet.

All betting odds are correct at time of publishing. This may vary on a daily basis. Please check the current betting odds before placing your bets.

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