I used to think I was king of the punt. I'd mostly bet conservatively by placing bets on favourites. There was no science to it though, and ultimately I would still lose my money, only slower.
I had family members try to help me, but I wasn't listening. I thought I knew better. In the end, I should've heeded their warnings.
I made excuses as to why I couldn't shout my mates, but in the end they saw right through me. Basically all of my spare cash was going on the punt. Slow horses, not doing what they were supposed to do. Rock bottom came when my nephew visited and I couldn't afford to buy him a beer.
Gambling is not the answer. Seek help, there is no shame.