An Index Of Previous Blog Posts


July – November: Speed Handicapping

How to isolate a greyhound’s raw speed, measured in hundredths of a second, from the factors which might prevent it from exploiting its speed advantage. Identifying the conditions under which a greyhound can utilise its superior pace.

December: Early paced dogs


January: Following bitches after seasonal rest

February: A warning to speed fans

Use the new website for going-adjusted race times.

March: Adopting a professional approach (1)

Exercising self-discipline in the wake of a losing bet.

April: A greyhound’s win/lose ratio

May: Adopting a professional approach (2)

June: Adopting a professional approach (3)

How to read a race for future winners.

July: Following dogs in form

August – September: Race ratings

How to devise a race rating plan from the betting forecast, or from a greyhound’s current form.

October: Identifying improving greyhounds

November: Weight

December: Front runners v strong finishers


January: Winter ground conditions

February – March: Specialisation

The advantages of specialising in a limited number of tracks, grades or types of race.

April: Compiling a list of greyhounds to follow

May: Spotting the ungenuine dog

June: Laying greyhounds on the betting exchanges

July – September: Racing Post summaries

The Racing Post’s summarisers have a sound knowledge of local form, and their comments are worth considering.

October: Sires to note

November: Trap draw

December: What’s a ‘grade within a grade’? (1)


January: What’s a ‘grade within a grade’? (2)

Within any grade there will be strong, moderate and weak levels of competitiveness.

February: Recording and reviewing your bets

March: The time test

April – September: Greyhound betting expert advice

Advice on greyhound betting provided in books written by experts.

October – November: Greyhound Racing: Make It Pay

My own approach to betting on greyhounds.

December: Exploiting formline comments (1)


January: Exploiting formline comments (2)

The quality of the comments in a greyhound’s racecard formlines varies from track to track.

February – March: Focus on Swindon

April: Focus on Romford

May: Downgraded dogs

June: Upgraded dogs

July: Upgraded dogs to avoid

August: The red jacket

September: The blue jacket

October: The white jacket

November: The black jacket

December: The orange jacket


January: The striped jacket

August 2015 – January 2016: the qualities required of a greyhound depending on the jacket it’s wearing.

February – April: Keeping an online formbook

Having a greyhound’s lifetime form at your fingertips when assessing a race allows a more accurate estimation of its chances.

May: Form cycles

June – December: Racecard comments

The abbreviations used on a track’s racecard are explained.


January –February: Compiling race ratings

The inclusion of trap draw and recent finishing time in a race ratings plan.

March: Qualities of the successful backer

April – May: Specialisation

More on specialising in type of track, type of race and distance of race.

June – July: Essential tools for greyhound betting

The websites which offer a useful service to greyhound backers.

August: Getting a clear run

September – October: Young graders to follow

A look at some young greyhounds with the potential to improve.

November: Focus on Belle Vue

Love horse racing too? Go to and read my new blog. This month: All about tongue-ties.

September 2018
Focus On Poole
August 2018
Focus On Perry Barr
July 2018
Focus On Nottingham
June 2018
Focus On Newcastle
May 2018
Focus On Monmore Green
April 2018
Focus On Hove
March 2018
Focus On Doncaster
February 2018
Focus On Crayford
January 2018
Focus On Central Park
December 2017
An Index Of Previous Blog Posts
November 2017
Focus On Belle Vue
October 2017
Young Graders To Follow (2)
September 2017
Young Graders To Follow
August 2017
Getting A Clear Run
July 2017
Essential Tools For Greyhound Betting (2)
June 2017
Essential Tools For Greyhound Betting (1)
May 2017
Specialisation (2)
April 2017
Specialisation (1)
March 2017
Qualities Of The Successful Backer
February 2017
Compiling Race Ratings (2)
January 2017
Compiling Race Ratings (1)
December 2016
Racecard Comments : S - X
November 2016
Racecard Comments : M - R
October 2016
Racecard Comments : H - M
September 2016
Racecard Comments : H
August 2016
Racecard Comments : E - H
July 2016
Racecard Comments : B - D
June 2016
Racecard Comments : A - B
May 2016
Form Cycles
April 2016
Keeping An Online Formbook (3)
March 2016
Keeping An Online Formbook (2)
February 2016
Keeping An Online Formbook (1)
January 2016
The Striped jacket
December 2015
The Orange jacket
November 2015
The Black jacket
October 2015
The White jacket
September 2015
The Blue jacket
August 2015
The Red jacket
July 2015
Upgraded Dogs To Avoid
June 2015
Upgraded Dogs
May 2015
Downgraded Dogs
April 2015
Focus on Romford
March 2015
Focus on Swindon (2)
February 2015
Focus on Swindon (1)
January 2015
Exploiting Formline Comments (2)
December 2014
Exploiting Formline Comments (1)
November 2014
Greyhound Racing: Make It Pay (2)
October 2014
Greyhound Racing: Make It Pay (1)
September 2014
Greyhound Betting Expert Advice (6)
August 2014
Greyhound Betting Expert Advice (5)
July 2014
Greyhound Betting Expert Advice (4)
June 2014
Greyhound Betting Expert Advice (3)
May 2014
Greyhound Betting Expert Advice (2)
April 2014
Greyhound Betting Expert Advice (1)
March 2014
The Time Test
February 2014
Recording and Reviewing Your Bets
January 2014
What’s a "grade within a grade"? (2)
December 2013
What’s a "grade within a grade"? (1)
November 2013
Trap Draw
October 2013
Sires To Note
September 2013
Racing Post Summaries (3)
August 2013
Racing Post Summaries (2)
July 2013
Racing Post Summaries (1)
June 2013
Laying Greyhounds On The Betting Exchanges
May 2013
Spotting The Ungenuine Dog
April 2013
Compiling A List Of Greyhounds To Follow
March 2013
Specialisation (2)
February 2013
Specialisation (1)
January 2013
Winter Ground Conditions
December 2012
Front Runners v Strong Finishers
November 2012
October 2012
Identifying Improving Greyhounds
September 2012
Race Ratings (2)
August 2012
Race Ratings (1)
July 2012
Following dogs in form
June 2012
Adopting a professional approach (3)
May 2012
Adopting a professional approach (2)
April 2012
A Greyhound's Win / Lose Ratio
March 2012
Adopting a professional approach (1)
February 2012
Warning To Speed Fans
January 2012
Following Bitches After Seasonal Rest
December 2011
Early Paced Dogs
November 2011
Speed Handicapping (5) : More FAQs
October 2011
Speed Handicapping (4) : FAQs
September 2011
Speed Handicapping (3)
August 2011
Speed Handicapping (2)
July 2011
Speed Handicapping (1)
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