Dave Metcalf has over 35 years of experience in the media industry having worked for regional and national newspapers. He is a life-long horse racing and football fan, and has done interviews on various radio and TV stations, including talkSPORT and Sky Sports, whilst working as a PR frontman for major betting firm Betfred.
Dave has written for At The Races, provided betting previews for the 2010 World Cup via a website he owned. It was the first time they had covered any football event. He also appeared weekly on Sing When You’re Winning – football and general sports betting show on MUTV to provide odds and tips alongside former Manchester United striker Lou Macari.
Absolutely love racing and going to meetings with the family. Often try to pick out 3 horses from the card that I fancy and have them in a patent, which is 7 bets in 1. I back each horse to win individually, then three doubles (horses A & B both to win, A & C both to win and B & C both to win) and a treble all on the same betting slip. Got burned once though, so I always go each-way with it now. Glad I did at Warwick in January because 1 selection finished second and the other 2 won!
Depending on the odds, you can be well into profit if just 2 of the 3 horses win/place. I’d say you’ve got to be able to make a strong case for all 3 horses to have a patent, though. If you’re not confident each has a got at least a very good chance of making the frame, it’s not worth the risk.
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