How can clashing races affect your trading and why? In essence, the money is split between more races and you have to adapt your style.
When there’s a busy card on a trading day, for example one race every 5 minutes, it means there will be races clashing with each other. One race will still be in-play, while the next race hasn’t started yet. What does this mean?
It means that the flow of money to the market is broken and clashing races will have lower liquidity, e.g. less money will be in the market. Personally, I don’t like clashing cards, because there is usually less opportunity to earn money as it’s split between more markets. The ideal daily card for me is when there are 10-minute intervals between races – then there is enough time to finish the race and move money to the next one.
Clashing Races Video Description:
- 0:12 – You can see the previous race is still running, so the money is split between two races.
- 0:22 – Now the previous race is finished and the current one is starting to be active. But it’s still after an official post time, so the money also went to the next race (the following one). Not an ideal scenario.
Sometimes, the race can be delayed because of problems on the track (loose horse, ambulance, weather or whatever). This is also one of the reasons I watch the live feed. If the race is delayed for let’s say 10 minutes, it means the flow of money to this market will most likely be broken because the next race at this location will be delayed, too. For example – there’s a problem at Kempton Park and organizers decide to delay the race for 10 minutes. That often means all the following races at Kempton Park will be delayed by 10 minutes.