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January’s edition of What Really Wins Money is being finalised as I write, after a hiatus in December, strictly for mince-pie consumption.

As this is the start of a new year, I begin January’s newsletter with a look at my betting portfolio for 2016.

There’s a mix of low-risk, medium-risk and high-risk strategies. Yes, I have included high-risk strategies because, for me, high-risk strategies bring quicker rewards (and yes, I have taken my blinkers off: the falls when things go awry can also hurt).

One or two high-risk strategies, I think, can really boost year-end profits if the betting gods are with us. One strategy I have, for instance, has seen a big profit in the last 15 months straight, but I am ever wary that the high-risk element (loss-retrieval in this case) is waiting in the wings to wipe that smile off my face.

I take a look at the humble ol’ Racing Post Betting Forecast. You will be surprised that this simple piece of information can be such a catalyst for betting strategies. I highlight a number of my ideas on this in January’s newsletter.
Elsewhere, there’s a refresher on how I approach tennis trading, particularly with Grand Slams such as the Australian Open this month. The Aussie Open kicks off on 18 January. I am not sure of the time difference between Australia and London as regards the major matches being played. If it is favourable I will be on Twitter @whatreallywins to pass on my pearls of, erm, wisdom.

I have done rather well with tennis in the past. The basic principle stands. Wait for the strong favourite to make a complete pig’s ear out of his match. Back him. Pray for a comeback. Trade out for a profit. If you have a knowledge of trading on Betfair, I think you’ll find it fun. Remember, this is Lleyton Hewitt’s last Australian Open. We may see one last hurrah from the Aussie here before he eventually wilts.

There’s the usual list of my Home-Grown strategies, from which I choose my betting portfolio for the year.

The Patriarch continues his discussion from November 2015’s What Really Wins Money on how to best construct profitable Correct Score permutations, and shares an excellent horse racing strategy for profiting from handicap last-time-out winners.

The Statman tackles the top-weight issue. Are top-weighted horses really the best horses in the race, and therefore backable under certain circumstances? He reveals all.

I hope those of you who are subscribed to What Really Wins Money will find January’s newsletter bursting with ideas to start off your betting year on a positive footing. Do note that What Really Wins Money members get a special February newsletter dedicated to the Cheltenham Festival.

It tends to make a nice profit from the tips within the newsletter. If you want to join What Really Wins Money just for the Cheltenham Festival issue in February, then you are welcome. I do hope you’ll stay around. I do tend to have a number of ‘A-ha!’ moments throughout the year which turn into profits.

Do remember Twitter @whatreallywins for the Australian Open, only if the time zones are complementary to the UK.