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Simon Rowlands: How to use sectional times for profitable betting

Improve your betting by using sectional times

Timeform's Head of Research and Development Simon Rowlands provides a primer for sectional-timing enthusiasts before moving on to consideration of the consequences of the Grand National......

Simon Rowlands: Why you should trust Cheltenham form at Aintree

The stats bode well for Synchronised

Timeform's Head of Research and Development explains why Cheltenham form should be trusted this week and offers a couple of value bets on the Aintree "Specials" markets......

Simon Rowlands: Sectionals show Black Caviar in a league of her own

Black Caviar has been recorded going faster than Frankel

Fast though Frankel is, he has something to prove in terms of pure speed against Australian super sprinter Black Caviar. Timeform's Head of Research and Development Simon Rowlands reports......

Simon Rowlands: Sectional timing to be part of Champions Series

Sectional timing will be used in the majority of Champions Series races in 2012

The news, released on Wednesday March 21, that the majority of racing in the 2012 QIPCO British Champion Series is to be covered by sectional timing deserves to be well received by anyone who wishes...

Simon Rowlands: Value to be had with Cheltenham Festival Specials

Will the Irish train more than 9 Festival winners this time round?

With Betfair having opened up a large range of Cheltenham Festival Special markets, Timeform's Head of Research and Development pinpoints just where the value lies......

Simon Rowlands: Oppose Breeders' Cup stars at Aqueduct

Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Hansen (right) goes in the Gotham Stakes

Timeform's head of US Development, Simon Rowlands, takes you through a strong Saturday card at Aqueduct, featuring the Gotham Stakes, the Top Flight Stakes and the Tom Fool Handicap......

Simon Rowlands: RSPCA and BHA fall out over new whip rules

The 'Whip Debate' rumbles on

Common ground is possible - and desirable - between the RSPCA and the BHA over the new whip rules, but it requires candour and bridge-building on both sides. Timeform's Head of Research and Development, Simon...

Champion Bumper: History gives a steer on how to tackle the race

Village Vic (right) at Newbury

It is [10.0] the field ante-post in the Champion Bumper, but recent contests show that certain types of horses tend to do well and/or be underbet. Simon Rowlands took the journey from ignorance to enlightenment......

In-Play Betting: How predictable are the extreme ups and downs?

Ascot: Found to be the least erratic jumps course.

Rare, or "Black Swan", events make the headlines when they occur. Simon Rowlands considers the evidence of how and when they have cropped up for in-running punters......

Simon Rowlands: Bigmouth Strikes Again

Punters need to adapt to new whip rules.

Some things have changed, some have stayed the same, as a result of recent changes to the whip rules. Head of Research and Development Simon Rowlands considers further evidence regarding the consequences for in-running punters......

Simon Rowlands: A different angle on the 'Whip Debate'

Has the whip had an effect on how races are run?

The BHA's new man, Paul Bittar, has walked into a veritable firestorm over the whip, new rules regarding which were introduced in October. Simon Rowlands gives a different angle on the debate......

Simon Rowlands on the World Thoroughbred Rankings

Black Caviar had her rating raised while stood in her box.

The latest World Thoroughbred Rankings were unveiled in London this week, accompanied by not a little song and dance. Timeform's Head of Research and Product Development Simon Rowlands offers his opinion......



11 Jan 2012

Handicapper's Corner: St Nicholas Abbey the star at BC2011

St Nicholas Abbey winning the Turf.

Exciting though it was, The Breeders' Cup promised more than it delivered and needs to look to its laurels. Simon Rowlands considers the event from a rating point of view, in a week which also...

Breeders' Cup 2011: The Rest of The World Are Coming!

Simon's best bets are on the Dirt

The Breeders' Cup has been dubbed the "World Championships" of horseracing, and a knowledge of form in more than one continent is crucial for punters. Simon Rowlands sets the scene and picks his way through...

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