Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@. Skimlinks & other affiliated links are turned on

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • andrew71
    • By andrew71 5th Mar 18, 11:56 AM
    • 1,050Posts
    • 6,679Thanks
    andrew71
    Horse Racing (eg Pick 7 & ITV 7) systems?
    • #1
    • 5th Mar 18, 11:56 AM
    Horse Racing (eg Pick 7 & ITV 7) systems? 5th Mar 18 at 11:56 AM
    Do you have a system when picking your horses for the ITV 7 racing or Sky Sports pick 7 competitions?
    For example study the form of the horses. Wait until the last few minutes to see if any of the horses odds have changed over the last hour or so? Favourite colours, the name of the horses or just randomly choose any horse no matter what odds they are
    Also what's been your best results?

Page 1
    • starrybee
    • By starrybee 5th Mar 18, 6:43 PM
    • 1,746 Posts
    • 17,796 Thanks
    starrybee
    • #2
    • 5th Mar 18, 6:43 PM
    • #2
    • 5th Mar 18, 6:43 PM
    I just go for the lower odds and hope for the best - if there's two with similar odds I pick the name I like. I never bother looking at the results

    • dontone
    • By dontone 5th Mar 18, 7:43 PM
    • 4,100 Posts
    • 12,465 Thanks
    dontone
    • #3
    • 5th Mar 18, 7:43 PM
    • #3
    • 5th Mar 18, 7:43 PM
    I do that supposedly, absolutely - never fails* system - I pick the names.


    *btw, it always fails. I always seem to pick the ones with the great names, but are all on rockers.


    Be Lucky
    BEST EVER WINS WON IN ORDER (so far) = Sony Camcorder, 32" lcd telly, micro ipod hifi, Ipod Nano, Playstation 3, Andrex Jackpup, Holiday to USA, nintendo wii, Liverpool vs Everton tickets, 250 Reward Your thirst, 500 Pepsi, p&o rotterdam trip, perfume hamper, Dr Who stamp set, steam cleaner.

    comping = nowt more thrillin' than winnin'
    • BizKiTRoAcH
    • By BizKiTRoAcH 5th Mar 18, 8:11 PM
    • 430 Posts
    • 21,397 Thanks
    BizKiTRoAcH
    • #4
    • 5th Mar 18, 8:11 PM
    • #4
    • 5th Mar 18, 8:11 PM
    To answer the main question, I lucky dip it. Just pick whatever I like the sound of or the colour of the shirt

    Like any sport, some horses may be favourites to win but there's no guarantee with anything. If there was any 'system' that worked, a lot of people would be rich doing it every week. You could pick the favourites to win every time and lose every week. All it takes is one horse to stumble or have a bad day.

    Same with the football ones that skybet do. I had a discussion with a mate in work once on accumulators. We loaded up a list that had around 15 teams on and he picked 10 that he thought would win. Kept saying "this time haven't lost this season, this time have a solid defence, this time will definitely win" etc. I just clicked 10 random teams to win or draw. We both put a pound on. I got 5 correct picks out of 10. He got 3
    • JamboDP
    • By JamboDP 5th Mar 18, 10:11 PM
    • 33,724 Posts
    • 7,025,334 Thanks
    JamboDP
    • #5
    • 5th Mar 18, 10:11 PM
    • #5
    • 5th Mar 18, 10:11 PM
    If there was a system that works they would not be offering silly money on a free to enter comp.
    I do it just for fun and whatever I win is a bonus
    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 6th Mar 18, 12:38 AM
    • 37,006 Posts
    • 248,987 Thanks
    mjm3346
    • #6
    • 6th Mar 18, 12:38 AM
    • #6
    • 6th Mar 18, 12:38 AM
    Wait until the last few minutes to see if any of the horses odds have changed over the last hour or so?
    Originally posted by andrew71

    Not the first but one of the tiebreaks is


    If a tie-break cannot settle players, then prize will be awarded to the player who submitted their Pick 7 entry earliest of those players
    Internet goodness 24836
    • dadsgoneshopping
    • By dadsgoneshopping 6th Mar 18, 6:40 PM
    • 215 Posts
    • 2,409 Thanks
    dadsgoneshopping
    • #7
    • 6th Mar 18, 6:40 PM
    • #7
    • 6th Mar 18, 6:40 PM
    I pick the lowest odds- unless it is andrea atzeni as the jockey, in which case I give it a miss as the poor guy seems to win as long as I don't pick him (kiss of death)
    • tghe-retford
    • By tghe-retford 12th Mar 18, 6:50 PM
    • 363 Posts
    • 4,161 Thanks
    tghe-retford
    • #8
    • 12th Mar 18, 6:50 PM
    • #8
    • 12th Mar 18, 6:50 PM
    For the big cash ones, I enlist the help of Oddschecker to get a range of bookmaker odds, what people are betting on and what the tipsters are recommending. For smaller prizes, I just view the form and pick as appropriate. Somehow, I don't have much more success either way, usually one winner, maybe two. Luckiest I have had is four winners.

    Also something of note, with Sky Bet taking on ITV7 and relaunching not too long ago (replacing Sporting Life's Pick 7), the old ITV7 competition is now run by William Hill as Lucky 7.
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

86Posts Today

2,288Users online

Martin's Twitter
  • It's the start of mini MSE's half term. In order to be the best daddy possible, Im stopping work and going off line? https://t.co/kwjvtd75YU

  • RT @shellsince1982: @MartinSLewis thanx to your email I have just saved myself £222 by taking a SIM only deal for £7.50 a month and keeping?

  • Today's Friday twitter poll: An important question, building on yesterday's important discussions: Which is the best bit of the pizza...

  • Follow Martin