Review: Caan Berry's Pre-Race Trading Guide

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"The perfect head-start for beginners to pre-off Horse Racing trading."

Caan Berry’s Pre-Race Trading Guide is designed for anyone new to trading to gain an insight from a professional into how and why the horse racing markets behave like they do. The guide covers the main topics that anyone new to trading Horse Racing needs to know before they delve into the markets. I purchased it a number of weeks after I had started and it was a complete eye opener. There were so many things I hadn’t considered.

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Caan Berry's Pre-Race Trading Guide

Who is Caan Berry?

Caan Berry has been a professional sports trader on Betfair since 2011. Many newcomers to trading find him instantly relatable to due to his initial struggles in finding consistency in his pre-race Horse Racing trading which are well documented on his blog. He’s very active on Social Media as he often replies to questions to newcomers to sports trading.

Caan has even featured in Betfair’s #BetfairTraders campaign which was run in 2014. You can see one of his videos from the campaign below.

Caan Berry’s Pre-Race Trading Guide

What Edge Will It Give Me?

Written by an experienced Betfair professional, Caan Berry’s Pre-Race Trading Guide will provide the perfect head-start for beginners to pre-off Horse Racing trading by giving them the essential knowledge needed to begin their journey.

If you’re serious about learning your trade then this guide is definitely worth the small investment.

What Do I Get In Caan Berry’s Pre-Race Trading Guide?

This is not a guide that will transform you from novice sports trader to professional after you’ve read it a few times. What it will do, though, is give novice traders an excellent starting point by providing all the essential information that traders need to know regarding trading the Betfair Horse Racing markets pre-off. It is logical in its layout and thorough in its explanations.

I found it one of the best learning resources when I began my trading journey. I only wish I had of found it at the very start to save me from wasted time and energy scouring the internet for the information contained in it.

What Are the Contents of Caan Berry’s Pre-Race Trading Guide?

  • Caan’s Trading Set Up What Hardware He Uses and What He Displays on Each Screen
  • Market Participants Who Is Involved in the Horse Racing Markets and What Is Their Agenda
  • The Dynamics of the Market How the Overround and Cross Matching affects price movement
  • External Market Influences What Influences the Market Participants and How These Create Moves within the Market
  • Resistance Points Within the Market What is a Natural Resistance Point and What Prices Are They At?
  • The 3 Key Market Situations That Caan Pays Attention to Time, Race Type, Price Range
  • Signals, Tools and How to Use Them How Caan Uses the Tools and Signals Contained Within the Geeks Toy Software
  • The Psychology of a Trader Mentality, Discipline and Staking
  • How to Read a Market How to Read Each Race and How It Is Likely to Behave
  • Executing Trades Swing Trading, Scalping and Using a Combination of Both. Opening a Trade, Closing a Trade and Having a Plan of Action.
  • Early Trades Getting on Trades from the Morning Time
  • Example Situations Executing Trades and Early Trades
  • Trading Checklist Ensure You’re Prepared for the Day’s Racing Ahead

As you can see there is a lot of content contained within that you may not have even think about when beginning your trading journey – but a lot of this information is essential knowledge if you are to make a success of trading the markets.

Personally, for me, the biggest piece of knowledge I took away from the guide was about the market participants – I never realised just how many different types of groups of people were in the market and what their motives were. When I started out trading I just assumed everyone using the Betfair Exchange was a trader! Oh, how unaware I was!

The information contained in Caan’s guide provides the perfect starting base for learning about how the Betfair horse racing markets function. Combining the knowledge learned from the guide with the huge amount of content contained within Caan Berry’s Advanced Video Pack will set you in good stead for tackling the markets.

Caan Berry’s Pre-Race Trading Guide 2017 Update

In October 2017 Caan released a huge new update to the Pre-Race Trading Guide. The guide now has an extra 60 pages of valuable content. Click here to find out more about the update.

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Final Thoughts

Written by an experienced Betfair professional, Caan Berry’s Pre-Race Trading Guide will provide the perfect head-start for beginners to pre-off Horse Racing trading by giving you the essential, basic knowledge needed to prepare yourself for trading them.

Top Tips

  • As well as purchasing the guide I highly recommend watching Caan’s YouTube videos and reading his blog. He explains a lot of the struggles he went through when he started his journey and how he overcame them – a lot of which many of you reading this will undoubtedly be able to relate to. You can find our blog post on Caan’s Berry’s 4 Best YouTube Videos by clicking here.
  • Caan is always happy to help newbies to HR trading, follow him on Facebook and Twitter where he often posts and interacts with his followers
  • Give the guide a couple of reads as the information contained will soak in better
  • Combining the knowledge presented in the guide with the content in Caan’s Advanced Video Pack will provide great grounding for tackling the markets
  • Provides a head start for anyone wishing to learn about HR trading
  • Content included is comprehensive and well structured
  • Simple to read and understand. Not full of technical jargon
  • It’s hard to criticise the guide – it does what it set out to do and has given many a new horse racing trader the essential knowledge needed to get their journey off to the best start


How long is the book?

55 pages when I purchased it in August 2016. Now upgraded to 118 pages! (October 2017)

Can I trust Caan Berry knows what he is talking about?

Yes, Caan has been a professional sports trader for many years and has even been featured in Betfair adverts to promote their betting exchange. He is about as trustworthy as they come!

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