by Dave French

December 30, 2011

Winston ChurchillToday I want to share some advice regarding New Years Resolutions from one of my favourite Betfair Accredited Trainers, Jonathon Burgess.

What follows is extracted from a piece he wrote back in January 2011 for the Betting Insiders Members Report.

“Call me miserable, but I find the whole New Year‟s resolution thing complete nonsense.

In order to achieve success at anything you need to develop flexible medium to long-term plans and put in daily effort.

If there‟s one thing I want you to take away from this article it‟s that I would like you to keep it readily available as a quick reference.”

Below are Jon's top 10 rules for betting success

1. Choose your adviser’s VERY carefully! – If somebody doesnt have a strong reputation ignore them until they do

2. Have a plan – Don't bet on a whim make rules for your betting and follow them

3. Understand Value – We've talked about it before. No value = no long term profit

4. Be realistic – Don't think you will get rich quick, you won't

5. Be seasonal – No one system or method works all year

6.Learn from mistakes – Keep good records and review them every few weeks

7. Learn the fundamentals of form reading – Systems betting is a good basis, but learn to know when a selection really has no hope.

8. Bet on the best – Quality horses run consistently

9. Use the exchanges – Not always but predominantly

10. Long term view – Back to items 4 & 2

There are some great quotes from Winston Churchill that apply to any endeavor in life.

“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”
“Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.”

Today's Selection

Taunton 2.20 Rowan Tiger – each way

Disclaimer: All views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of TGH Trading Ltd or it's employees.

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