A Spring In The Step of Australian Horse Racing

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Following a dismal 2007 devastated by EI (Equine Influenza), noted Australian horse racing analyst David Gately looks forward to what the 2008 Spring Carnival and Melbourne Cup has in store for Australian and international horse race enthusiasts

Horse racing analyst David Gately has been involved in providing quality racing information for over a decade and has developed and maintained an amazing strike-rate of value winners over the journey. His website http://www.OzRacingForm.com provides punters with detailed, in-depth selections and comments in both Melbourne and Sydney, at a very affordable price. Gately says "Our aim is to provide the best quality racing information, at the best value" "I get a little disappointed with some websites that charge a small fortune and don't really tell the punters anything".

His website has developed a cult following. Despite this, Gately keeps a maximum of 500 subscribers in his premium service (http://www.ozracingform.com/group1.html) at any time. We asked him why? "It's simple really, we want to protect our clients and keep the value in our value selections".

David's knowledge of racing is highly respected, his website provides five key selections, (including a Bet Of The Day, a best Value bet, a Best Each-way bet and a Best Roughie) in addition to analysis of the top-rated runners of every race in Metropolitan Melbourne and Sydney, each and every Saturday. "I hate one-word tips" Gately went on to say "punters deserve to know why you have selected a horse, why a horse is over the odds, or why a favourite is a risk… then they can factor in their own judgment, can obtain a feel for each race and find runners that are, well, over their true odds of winning".

I asked him about the upcoming Spring Carnival and Melbourne Cup and he was quite excited. "Everyone remembers last Spring as being somewhat tainted" says Gately, "with E.I. (Equine Influenza) there is no doubt the quality of the carnival was affected. This year, it is different. We have great depth in our 3yo ranks, some outstanding overseas nominations for the big-three (Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate) and of course, a budding superstar in Weekend Hussler. This spring is shaping up as a ripper".

David loves an early cups double of two and has had success with long-range doubles in the past. "I enjoy the challenge of long-range tipping and of course, the odds are tempting but you need plenty to go right" He said.

I asked David for a long range tip for the big races and he was a little coy "I always need to see their 1st-up run before placing any bets, I want to know the horse has come back well and want to see him/her hitting that line!".

"Bring on the Spring!" were his exact words to finish up… Indeed, bring on the spring.

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