A Tale of Two Handicappers

How many times have you studied all day, and nailed that sweet winner at 10-1, but you feel like you left money on the table? Or, you were ready to make a blockbuster wager and found out you overlooked a few small details that turned your tickets into high price stationery? If you have fallen into this trap, rest assured you are not alone.

Handicappers have to be a Doctor Jekyll / Mr. Hyde, Martin and Lewis, or Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. – You get the idea… It takes two equal parts to make one complete gambler. Sometimes if you have too much of one, and not enough of the other it can spoil the recipe for success.

Handicappers – We’d like to think we have it down cold. But in reality, we may be a little off on our calculations. You have to spend time watching replays, looking over track biases, and knowing which connections have a historical percentage of blowing up the tote board. Whatever your method or madness, this is just one side of your winning personality. Do your homework first. Be sure to leave no stone unturned, and know if there is a suicidal pace, or the closers will see the heels of the field. Identify how you see the race shaping up. Once you have decided how the race will unfold; then and only thenĀ  pass your homework over to your other half. You have done your job, now it’s time to decide how to put it in play.

Wagering – Any goof with a pocket full of dough thinks they can do one without the other. Not the case… After you’ve made your best educated guess, you’ll need to employ a set of different tools. Try money management, deciding on which wagers will better serve your play, and how we can maximize our bankroll. I know it sounds easy, but they are seperate sides of a coin. I know many great handicappers who never make much money, and there are the wagering buffs who can turn a small profit with discipline and focus. Now, if we team these two together you’ll start seeing a better outcome. The folks you watch on TV, and the professionals that have a great R.O.I. know how to put these together. They never rush into an impulse bet, and they do a great deal of work before reaching for their wallet.

Just keep doing what your doing. A little tweak here and there won’t hurt, and Winning Ponies can get you started on the first part of the process. The proven E-Z Win Forms can allow you to get a picture of how the race will take shape, and you can focus on how you’re going to put the information to use. Talk about a time saver! This one can payoff in a big way. In 2014, the E-Z Win Forms have paid $1, 095, 696 to loyal believers. So take a look for yourself, and see how it can fit into your handicapping plan. Best of luck from your friends at Winning Ponies!

 

 

2 Responses to “A Tale of Two Handicappers”

  1. PomDeTerre says:

    LOL- I literally left a page unturned about 5 years ago- on the DRF, no less. Saratoga allowance or claiming race had 11 entries, which I did not realize- the 11th entry got placed on the next left page. Of course he won- at high double digit odds, and he would have been a no-brainer, hunch bet for me just on name alone… Koncrete Kid is a name I don’t think I’ll ever forget.

  2. Ed says:

    I feel your pain – Here is one of my best moves:

    I was at the track, and all of the program and DRF’s were sold out. We “dumpster-dived” at the time, and I pulled out a clean program. I bet race #5 and nailed a $20 horse !! – I was sure it was my day, and doubled up the next race. Another winner ! – Then I let it go to my head and jumped in with both hands. When the speedster that I bet never ran a step. I took a closer look at the PP’s.

    Upon further review, I noticed the date in the upper right hand corner was two days old ! – I tossed it back in, and made the walk of shame to the car. – No more dumpster diving !!

    Best of luck this weekend !

    Ed

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