York, The Dante and Betdaq SP

Well it’s mid May already and we are starting to get a bit of heat in the sun. The big meeting in May (apart from the Guineas meeting) is at York and includes the Dante. The Dante is usually considered the most important of all the Derby trials. In recent times the stats are impressive.Winners of the Dante have won the derby in ’94 – Erhaab, 97 – Benny The Dip, ’04 North Light, ’05 Motivator, ’07 Authorized, ’15 Golden Horn (also won the Arc).

In 2014 The Grey Gadsby won the St James Palace at Royal Ascot and back in ’95 Classic Cliche won the St Ledger, So this race has a rich history. I expect the winner to shorten significantly in the Derby Ante post betting.

Something else of note today is Betdaq announcing a new product . They are calling it XSP. I expect it to be the same as BFSP. Although I haven’t seen the way they are going to calculate it as yet.

I am a big fan of Betfair’s SP. What is important to note about these type of SP products though is they are a SAFETY NET and NOT an exit strategy. They are often inefficient and you do better by taking the price on offer to close. However, if you lost your connection, or the site goes down. They can be a godsend and adds an extra level of security.

Another workshop for me this weekend. They are something I look forward to immensely. Always fun and it’s great to set traders on the right path. Taking bookings for July and September now if interested. You can get the details HERE

Update:

The Dante: Wings of desire was 17 seconds before he won the race – as I speak it’s 6 to Lay 5.2 to back. The Dante Fav Midterm was 4.2 during most of the race 6.6 at the furlong pole and now 17.5 to back

2 thoughts on “York, The Dante and Betdaq SP

  1. Neil

    Hi there

    I have just read your article re BSP. I have been backing at BSP recently but notice that I never seem to get the full BSP odds, as listed in time form.

    They are generally a couple of few ticks out. Today I backed at 5.3 and time form had it listed as BSP 5.8. Quite a difference.

    I did not see what the price was just before the off but you reckon it is better to place then rather than the BSP?

    Cheers

    Neil

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    1. MG Post author

      Hi Neil. Take SP is a contingency plan for if things go work. i.e. Betfair go down, you lose your internet connection, the race goes in play unexpectedly and catches you out. I don’t recommend it as an exit strategy, as you say it always seems to have you over. So lawyers get out manually if you can. Cheers Steve

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