Horse racing punters are aware of the pivotal role of trainers in the sport. However, the excitement and glamour of an event can often lead an enthusiast to forget trainer angles when deciding on sports betting. The best software products which help in handicapping generally provide for inputs on trainers, but the number of variables is so high that top veterans of the race track prefer to build their own records.
Horse racing trainers tend to be creatures of habit, and develop methods rooted in subjective and personal experience. They need to specialize in a particular niche of horse racing because the competition is fierce, and since it takes years to understand the strengths and weaknesses of thoroughbreds. Successful wagering in horse racing has much to do with spotting a combination of circumstances in which a particular trainer has an edge. A trainer is far from being the only element in an event, but it is one that no punter can ignore.
Some preferences of horse racing trainers are obvious. They may focus on either speed of stamina, horses with particular personality types, turf or dirt tracks, routes well over a mile, or sprints of within 6 furlongs. However, other performance parameters are less obvious, and can only be uncovered by deep study and analysis. There are trainers, for example, who do best with horses recovering from long lay offs, and some keep a low profile, declaring their wards only when they are reasonably certain of a place. There are trainers who fare especially well with horses from abroad, while most are affected one way or another by the quality of the competition and local conditions on the day of an event.
Trainer angles are best incorporated in to handicapping by diligent record keeping of a growing number of events at a particular race track. Consistent wagering success calls for patience and persistence, and analyzing events with all trainer angles is a typical example of the sustained hard work and detailed note taking that goes in to successful sports betting in horse racing. Combining all trainer angles with facts about a horse, rider and race conditions, is a reliable platform for making money from the sport.