Patterns To Play

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 8, 2009 in General Discussion, Handicapping | No Comments >>

If you are playing the Kentucky signal, here are few patterns you may want to play.  Couple this with your daily info from WinningPonies, and this could make for a sweet payday.

If you have watched riders progressively get better, one name comes to mind: Julien Leparoux. This kid is good on the front, closing, and has a clock in his head like the old timers. I was watching him come rolling home in a race, and instead of looking under his arm, he was watching the huge infield jumbotron. This is the way of the new riders. They not only want to see who is directly behind them, they want to see if a comet is flying 10 wide. I hate to be a master of the obvious, but this guy is worth the wager.

A few blogs ago, you heard the name of a trainer, Wesley Ward. Once upon a time, he was destined to be a rider, and he ended his career after getting great notice. This guy has been on fire, and I think old fashioned hard work is paying off. You may want to consider his runners in any heat. Especially when he saddles a two-year-old.

Another trainer I like at this meet is George “Rusty” Arnold. He targets two meets: Gulfstream and Keeneland. If you think about it, Gulfstream runs in the winter when many are just bringing runners back to the game, and Keeneland runs for mega-purses twice a year. Now that is a game plan. Fun in the sun, and winning at one of the most prestigious tracks in the country.

There you have it… Observations from a longtime player of the oval. Just be sure to check in with, and I think you will get the jump on the public.