"Hard work is not the main requirement in racing, it's the only requirement. That being the case, you can't go wrong with Bias 2001. Statistics can often be misleading in draw-based publications, but here the key factors of going and stalls position have, for once, been included. I can't recommend it highly enough."

Graham Wheldon (author of "Backing the draw for profit" and columnist in Raceform Update).



"The book is brilliant. Full of information, more than a few nuggets, and, best of all, very readable. As I'm sure your approach of looking at draw "position" rather than draw number, and considering placed as well as winning horses is by far the best approach I have ever seen."

(Ed Jones - systems analyst and columnist in "In the Know" magazine).



Traditional form analysis came in for plenty of savaging in the Racing Post during what should have been Cheltenham week last month when the paper's chief tipsters revealed some of their secrets. Those sort of features were long overdue in a paper that would be much improved if it included more column inches on the art of picking winners. One of the most fruitful areas of study for detailed analysis would surely be track and draw bias, an avenue of study that's second nature to form students in America for instance.

For those interested in getting the latest details on draw and weight bias in races then look no further than David Renham's BIAS 2001, the author's excellent follow up to last year's volume on the same subjects. Renham's book, twice the size of the original work, covers a detailed five-season analysis of the most consistently biased courses in the country by draw and then those that exhibit bias under specific conditions (eg when the stalls are placed on one side of the track).

He looks at the most profitable ways of following horses that run well from poor draws, at the effect of weight carried by horses in handicaps and reveals a simple system which combines draw and weight bias that has shown a clear profit over the past five seasons.

What is most impressive about Renham's study is the breadth of detail included in the 92-page volume and the clear-headed analysis that accompanies the statistics and trends he unearths at the various tracks under scrutiny. There are a whole host of useful signposts to finding winners contained in Renham's work which is well worth the price.

Tony Paley (Odds On and the Guardian)



"I can only say that before I now have a bet and even before I look at my ratings the first thing I will do is open your book. You must feel satisfied that the work you have put into it has produced this fine piece of work."

William Russell (West Lothian)



"Having studied your book at some length, I am extremely impressed with the attention to detail. It is almost a scholarship work!"

David Askew (Leominster)



"For value for money it can't be faulted, I'd recommend it to anyone out there."

Steve Bradley (Stockport)


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