One of the key ways of improving your betting profits is to keep a keen eye not just on which horses you bet but also what prices you bet them at.

Over one hundred bets it is very possible for two people to bet exactly the same horses.
One will lose money and the other will win it.

How?

The smarter punter will work hard at finding the best possible prices available.

In my own opinion there are two key areas you need to focus on if trying to maximise the prices you obtain about your selections.

1 – You need to shop around various bookmakers and Exchanges and pick off the best prices.

2 – You need to consider direction of market movements. For example if the horse is moving in strongly consider taking the best price available right then. If on the other hand the horse is generally drifting consider holding off and letting it drift further. Judging direction of market movement is somewhat touch and feel.

To many however the ability to put a lot of time and effort into price hunting and trying to judge the markets is a luxury they may not have the free time or even daily net access to achieve.

What then?

If you are in that position is there anything you can do to make more profit from your betting?

Well yes there is a very simply way to increase your winnings over betting at starting price.

All you need do is use a bookmaker who offers to pay you more than starting price.

This scheme is called SP Plus and is offered by bookmaker CentreBet

How Does SP Plus work ?

It is pretty simple really.

Bet at SP Plus and the bookmaker will raise your payout up the ladder one notch.

For example if the horse wins at 10/1 starting price the SP Plus pay out will be one notch up the ladder ie 11/1.

So simple. For little or no extra afford you can be earning more profits via a simple choice of who you bet with.

Are you ever going to bet at SP again?
Surely only a mug would do that.
The bookmaker will be laughing at you.

Odds Improvement Table

The table below you may find of use.

This is based on CentreBet SP Plus returns.

It indicates the starting price and the associated SP Plus payout prices.
Also you can see how much better SP Plus  is in percentage terms for any particular price.

NB if you look at  7/2 you will note that improving that to 4/1 is one
of the more significant jumps at an improvement percentage of over 14%. Not
hard to understand why then CentreBet decided to introduce the strange odds
of 15/4 on their version of the ladder.


SP
SP+
% Improvement
1/10
1/9
11.11%
1/9
2/17
5.88%
2/17
1/8
6.25%
1/8
2/15
6.67%
2/15
1/7
7.14%
1/7
2/13
7.69%
2/13
1/6
8.33%
1/6
2/11
9.09%
2/11
1/5
10.00%
1/5
2/9
11.11%
2/9
1/4
12.50%
1/4
2/7
14.29%
2/7
3/10
5.00%
3/10
1/3
11.11%
1/3
4/11
9.09%
4/11
2/5
10.00%
2/5
4/9
11.11%
4/9
1/2
12.50%
1/2
8/15
6.67%
8/15
4/7
7.14%
4/7
8/13
7.69%
8/13
4/6
8.33%
4/6
8/11
9.09%
8/11
4/5
10.00%
4/5
5/6
4.17%
5/6
10/11
9.09%
10/11
1/1
10.00%
1/1
11/10
10.00%
11/10
6/5
9.09%
6/5
5/4
4.17%
5/4
11/8
10.00%
11/8
6/4
9.09%
6/4
13/8
8.33%
13/8
7/4
7.69%
7/4
15/8
7.14%
15/8
2/1
6.67%
2/1
9/4
12.50%
9/4
5/2
11.11%
5/2
11/4
10.00%
11/4
3/1
9.09%
3/1
10/3
11.11%
10/3
7/2
5.00%
7/2
15/4
7.14%
4/1
9/2
12.50%
9/2
5/1
11.11%
5/1
11/2
10.00%
11/2
6/1
9.09%
6/1
13/2
8.33%
13/2
7/1
7.69%
7/1
15/2
7.14%
15/2
8/1
6.67%
8/1
17/2
6.25%
17/2
9/1
5.88%
9/1
10/1
11.11%
10/1
11/1
10.00%
11/1
12/1
9.09%
12/1
14/1
16.67%
14/1
16/1
14.29%
16/1
18/1
12.50%
18/1
20/1
11.11%
20/1
22/1
10.00%
22/1
25/1
13.64%
25/1
28/1
12.00%
28/1
33/1
17.86%
33/1
40/1
21.21%
40/1
50/1
25.00%
50/1
66/1
32.00%
66/1
80/1
21.21%
80/1
100/1
25.00%
100/1
125/1
25.00%
125/1
150/1
20.00%
150/1
200/1
33.33%

If you are one of those who wants to bet on uk horse racing but does not have
huge ammounts of time to watch betting markets , then the sp plus offer fom CentreBet
is a very quick and easy way to boost your betting profits over starting price
returns.