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Laying Greyhounds

The biggest hurdle when laying the dogs can be getting the right odds. Betfair do not really give very good odds and Betdaq are simply a waste of time for laying greyhounds. Our points system can make things easier, which I will try to explain here. Our previous points/tips can be viewed here Previous Tips to give you an idea.

Betfair Example

As can be seen in the image above, each dog is allocated points. The more points a dog is given, the more chance they have of winning (in our opinion).

The one’s we are interested in here are the greyhounds with the lowest points. Trap 2 has the lowest points, but the lay odds are to high at 14, so we look at the dog with the next lowest points which is trap 1 with odds of 5.5.

As it was, trap 4 went on to win the race anyway, but that is how we make our lay selection. In some cases, you can look at the three dogs with the lowest points to make your selection. It is a matter of finding a balance between the greyhound points and the betting odds.

Laying Greyhounds Points System

Within our points system you will see some greyhound with very low points, 1, 2 or 3 some days these are perfect if the odds are good.

The way I do my lay betting is that I set a win profit for the day of £50, once that daily profit is achieved that’s it for the day. You must be disciplined with laying or betting on the greyhounds if you are not then you can lose a lot of money. So set a daily win profit of £20, £30, £40 or £50 before you start, once this has been reached, stop for the day until tomorrow. I make my basic selections first thing in the morning by using the points system and checking against odds checker

Automated Betting

My bets are automated using The Staking Machine and Gruss Software although there is other software you can use as well. The lay system I use is Lay % Up Down, there are other systems, but this is my favored system.

Most days I can get to my win profit for the day within the first hour but today it took me two hours. Sometimes things can go wrong, it has happened to me on a few occasions. If for instance you get three dogs win, that you lay straight after each other your bank is going to go down rapidly. You need to ensure you have a large enough starting bank to allow for this.

Therefore, you should start off low and build, my advice is to look for a daily win profit of £20 and build your bank. After a week you will have an extra £140 and, in a month, you will have £560. Then set your daily win profit of £30 to win £210 a week, this is a realistic way to build your bank without risking to much at the start.

Most people are put off laying greyhounds because of the size of bet they must make. For instance, to win just £4 at odds of 4.0 you have a liability of £16, quite a risk. However, it is much easier to find a loser in a race than it is a winner.

Laying Greyhounds A Few Notes

1. Don’t fall into the trap that most people do, be disciplined, set a target and stick to it. If you have set a win profit for the day of only £20, you can win this within the first six races. Then you might think to yourself, that was easy, I will just go on a bit, big mistake. Stick to your guns, pack it up for the day and start again in the morning.

2. Watch the odds, it is no good laying dogs with to greater odds, I look for odds of between 2.0 to 6.0 but sometimes up to 8.0. If a dog, you lay does win at least you have some control of what you have lost.

3. You do not need to find a lay on every race, if the points are not good enough or the odds are not good then leave this race alone.

4. Use a system, as I said earlier, I personally use Lay % Up Down because it suits me.

5. Never wager more than you can afford to lose.

72 thoughts on “Laying Greyhounds”

  1. Hello
    Just came across your site. Do you have a historic results page that I could look at? When are the figures for the dogs made available? Do Betbot Pro and Staking Machine both work ok for your tips?

    Do you recommend backing or dutching for the high rated dogs?

    1. Hello Graeme,
      I do not keep historic results anymore but in the “Expert Tip” now I post the results. To give you an idea of what the greyhound tips/points sheet looks like, here is a link to yesterday’s excel sheet: Tips/Points Excel Sheet I post the new tips each morning usually between 5am and 6am. Yes both those software packages work very well with my tips/points. I use Rolling Doubles for the expert tips but how you use them is up to you.

  2. Hi Chris – could you check this please …
    In this seven day test, I am hoping to win £50 a day or £350 a week but things can go wrong. In the settings I have the software to stop, when a win profit for the day reaches £50 or a loss of £100 a day is matched. It is very rare that I could get three losing days in a week but it could happen. If this did happen then my win profit for the week would only be £50. I could quite easily get one losing day in a week and of course if that happened, then I would only win £250 in that week.

    3 losing days = -300
    4 winning days = 200

    I’m about to sign up anyway.

    1. Hello,
      In the settings I had, I would be prepared to lose a maximum of £100 a day, but would hope to win £50 a day.
      Yes you are correct sorry about this and thanks for pointing it out.
      Regards Chris.

  3. I have been laying Greyhounds reasonably successfully for a fair while but find it difficult to lay dogs at provincial tracks (Peterborough, Sunderland, Perry Barr, Belle Vue etc).
    Any suggestions on Betting Exchange which takes these lay bets?

  4. Hi Chris, I signed up this morning so very new. I will also try what JanML was looking to do re csv file. Just a couple of questions: Do you enter every dog from your tips file into BBP, if so do you do it manually? I put in a request for your BBP settings on the Facebook page but think you may see it here first, Can I have your BBP settings?
    Can’t wait to get started, off to buy BBP
    Best regards

    1. Hello Graham, Yes I did reply to you on Facebook and posted the BBP settings on there. But you can download them from here BBP Settings if you wish. I do not lay dogs in every race but am more selective, I do enter them manually.

  5. Hi chris you haven’t posted lays via excel file option since 31st dec can this be done daily please? New layout is great but need excel option also

  6. Hello David, I get a lot of inquiries from Australia with regard to the Greyhound Points and that is why I decided to supply Aus points as well. I also have members from Australia who lay dogs in the UK market. Yes you can open an account at BetfairAU Help legally. Although you will require a VPN to block out UK connection with BetBotPro. I hope this helps regards, Chris.

  7. Olá, sou do Brasil, tem alguma forma que eu possa testar seu sistema, de forma gratuita antes de fazer a compra? pelo menos por 1 ou 2 dias…?

    1. I get asked all the time for a free trial, but there are no free trials. I put a lot of work into providing these greyhound lay points and many hours of work. Then I have to manually update the website early in the mornings and sometimes start at 3 am. Membership prices are kept very low and you can test the greyhound lay points for only £1.20.

      O tempo todo me pedem um teste gratuito, mas não há testes gratuitos. Eu dediquei muito trabalho a fornecer esses pontos de galgo e muitas horas de trabalho. Então eu tenho que atualizar manualmente o site no início da manhã e às vezes começar às 3 da manhã. Os preços da associação são mantidos muito baixos e você pode testar os pontos de configuração do galgo por apenas £ 1,20.

  8. Morning Chris,

    I’m trying to follow the screenshots for configuring the settings in BBP for Betfair, however, I can’t find some of the options as shown in your pictures. For example, on the Selections tab, none of the available options in the current version of BBP I have (, match the Selections tab shown in your screenshot. There’s no “selection options” on that tab, where it’s been set to “manual selection”.
    Likewise on the Staking tab, in your screenshot for the recovery stake plan, there’s “Output Bets Calcs” but this checkbox isn’t available in the new version. Additionally, under the recovery stake plan in the latest BBP, there’s a new setting called “NoBets”. I’ve checked the manual for BBP ver, and there’s no explanation for what it is.
    Most of the other options/settings seem like they’ve just had their names changed and I think I’ve matched the settings to those as shown in your screenshots. Are the screenshots you’ve provided taken from an earlier version BBP?

  9. Hello Chris,

    I’m already using the service, but I’m still a little bit confuse about the odds. Sometimes you say that you use 2-6 and sometimes 2-12. Which range should I use here?

    Best regards,


    1. I was using odds of between 2 and 8 for ages but it started getting harder to find matched lay bets. So I now use odds between 2 and 12 it’s easier to get a good lay bet matched. But you can use whatever is best for you.

      1. Thank you so much Chris! Congratulations for the great job! I’m still trying to figure out the best races to bet. Sometimes none of the lowest works and one of them wins. Is there any analysis I could make to validate my decision? Maybe remarks, BRT, Split, Top time, etc? Any suggestion to be more accurate on my bets?

        Best regards!

        1. This is the problem with greyhound racing. Sometimes we get winners with very large odds, winning a race that was never expected. The points system takes all statistics into account including how a greyhound has raced in all previous race, split times, win time, BRT, everything is included. The points system is really the best way to source our greyhound tips. But, you can also compare the tips to other tipsters such as Racing Post & Timeform. I hope this helps regards Chris.

  10. Hi, any idea when the points for the aus greyhounds will be up and running? I’m loving the site and eager to go….80)

  11. Hi Chris,

    Just wanted to say thanks. Been using the Aussie points system to lay for the last couple of days and had a high strike and some nice profit. Struggled to get anything consistent before. I honestly can’t wait for the UK dogs to return now. Keep up the great work.

      1. Hi Chris Could you email me the BBP settings, please. Also, what do you think is a very safe bankroll for Laying £4 bets and can you just confirm what Min Max odds you are using now
        Thanks so much

        1. I have emailed the settings to you now.
          The odds range I use now is between 2.0 and 12.0
          Bankroll is difficult. When I started I had a bank of £200 but was looking for a £20 daily profit then.

  12. Hi Chris can I please get a copy if your BBP settings do you need to lay all the dos below 15 or just 1 if just 1 how do you setup bbp to do this

  13. Hi, Chris Could you email me the BBP settings, please. Also, what do you think is a very safe bankroll for Laying £4 bets and can you just confirm what Min Max odds you are using now
    Thanks so much

  14. Hello Chris

    I think the service you provide is fantastic and I’m just about to subscribe to your tipping service.

    I see you mention Bet bot Pro & The Staking Machine. Would i need them both or do they do the same job.

    I think I might go for the staking Machine as it also keeps good records.

    Ive seen your settings for BBP on your Facebook page, but I cant find your settings to help set up The staking Machine. Is it possible to get your settings for TSM to help me get started as I’m new to all this.

    Any other advice welcome

    Keep up the good work.

    Kind Regards

    Mark Burrows

    1. Hello Mark, I do not have a copy of the settings for TSM. You will need Gruss Software with the TSM but the combination does work very well.

  15. Hi Chris,

    I have just downloaded Betbotpro on the free trial. I have also been through your secreen shots of your setup and have found some of the conditions missing on Betbotpro as well as your home page is diffenrt to the download. Can you confirm your settings on latest update please or let me know how to setup the same as yours?

    I will sign up to your site also in the morning to make the most out of the free trial or once you reply to this message and I’m fully setup.

    Can I ask if you could share your latest results/do you still share your latest results?

    Thank you

      1. Thank you,

        I paid for last fridays 17/7/20, the selcetions were great to honest. I held back, so I was in practice mode on BBP to see how the selections went and they went very well both Friday and Sat. I didn’t renew as of yet but I will soon.

        I was wondering how this weeks selcetions went?
        Do you have or can you share this weeks histroy, maybe by direct email to me?
        Do you sit down and work out what selections to choose or do you have software that makes your selctions?

        Thank you

        1. I don’t keep records of week’s history anymore, used to but it is too time-consuming. Selections are made with the software but are checked and adjusted manually as well.

  16. Hi i was just wondering if anyone had any success importing the points lays into Bet Bot Pro or gruss? It can be quite time consuming entering them manually.

  17. Hi. Just saw that you have changed the way you select greyhounds to lay by using Yellow boxes coupled with Pups with < 15 points . So what are the returns compared to the earlier approach.

    1. Hello Pete, We also have all the tips from the Racing Post, Sporting Life, and Betfair/Coral. Highlighting with yellow boxes seems to help to identify greyhound selections much easier. I am also striving to make the selections more accurate all the time.

  18. Hi i have just signed up and this site looks very interesting,i am giving horse pre scalping a break for a while and thought i would dip my toes in grey hound racing.I cannot wait to get started i am mainly a lay bet person so i will be trying out the lay bets,oh and thankyou chris for replying to my message earlier good luck guys………….

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