One Day Pro Handicapper

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 24, 2023 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | Comments Off on One Day Pro Handicapper

The big marquee races hit the racetracks for the weekend and we love to see the big horses run. The swollen purses, the best riders for the top outfits. – We normally never even look at this track, but today we are going to hammer the big bets and take it down. – There’s a better chance of seeing a fat man in a speedo.

My waterloo has always been betting the Preakness card. I NEVER play the track, but for the 2nd leg of the Triple Crown, I’m going to smash the races and bring home the dough. But, as I begin the day with a great big smile, the end of the day usually has a completely different result.

I’m not really familiar with the trainers and riders who dominate the early part of the races. “How hard could it be? It’s the 2nd leg of the Triple Crown and I’m ready to win.” – Not the case.

I trudge through the card and try to pretend I know about biases, connections, and all of the little things that add up to the biggest differences between cashing your tickets and tossing them on the ground. I usually have a nice pile of tickets that become the world’s most expensive stationery. – What was I thinking?

This weekend is the Saudi Cup. There is a whopping $31,500,000 in purse monies and the best connections in racing will do battle. – The wagering is so enticing and you can’t help yourself from getting in on the action. – So, what can you tell me how the track plays? – How about any biases that may have erupted? – The feature race is worth $20,000,000 and there are only 13 horses to choose from. – What’s a gambler to do?

If you’re a regular player and have a good feel for the oval. Fire away! – If not, just watch the action and go on a scouting mission for later dates when they will make a trek to the states for the Breeders’ Cup. – Stick to your knitting (Only play tracks you follow) and you’ll be much the better. Trust me. I started the day with excitement and a bankroll and more times than not I am broke and have a bevy of excuses.

Just like the Preakness card for me. A track I don’t play or follow, but on this marquee day I’m going to be a “One Day Pro.” – It usually ends up going south and I have more questions than answers.