Last Minute Handicapping

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 6, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Last Minute Handicapping



If you’re getting down to the nitty-gritty of handicapping. Now is the time to really buckle down. – Not that you haven’t, or been slacking. But for many in the final hours, it’s like cramming for your history exam. – Some just want to get it over and let the betting begin. But, just keep your powder dry and take your time. Everything we’ve done up to this point has allowed us to make our final decisions based on everything we know as fully informed bettors.


Take your time and don’t get mired down in the gully with a last-second idea. Whether you’re listening to your favorite talking heads or gazing over a final work that happened days ago. – “Stick to your knitting and do what you know.” This isn’t time to toss aside all of your hard work for an off-the-cuff comment by a talking head that will have you completely changing your game plan.

Talking heads. Yep. Talking heads. – They can give you the color and feel of being at the races with dabs of interesting stats. The good stuff you learn just by listening in. This is my favorite part of the daily coverage.- Stay away from locking your wagers into someone else’s multi-race wager. Most of the time they wouldn’t ever go to the windows. Sometimes you’ll wonder why they tossed in the 30-1 who really doesn’t look that good. That’s because they want to swing for the fences looking for a huge score. – Just don’t get caught up in dumping your betting plan just because you hear someone blabber on about the life-changing score.

Don’t bet early if you can afford the time. You may find something good at the last second when you’re between horses. – If you have to wager early on your way to work, you get a pass. On your way to your kid’s game? You’re doing the right thing. – But, if you want to bet to get it over with. 9 outta 10 times that will be the result of your quickdraw betting. I can’t begin to call it handicapping as you’re just shooting to sit back and watch. Take your time and enjoy the best part of being a horse racing fan. – The enjoyment is the process of taking in the info and making your best estimation on how the race will shake out. Then, watch your pony turn for home three to the good after putting in the work. Go ahead, put in the work. You’ll enjoy the day much more.

Do your homework, have a plan, and stick to it. Pretty simple. Don’t become the crazy pick-six player after you realize you’ve never played one. Today isn’t the day to re-invent yourself. Keep the same you, just stick to your gameplan with the info you have.

If at the end of the day you’re more confused than when you started, or you are a first time player who wants to learn the game. – You are in the right place. If haven’t tried the easy-to-use Winning Ponies E-Z Win Forms. “You can’t win unless you get in.” – Color-coded with easy to understand tier levels will give you a comprehensive look on how the race will take shape. – If you’re a first-time player you’ll understand the info as soon as you look. For the powerhouse handicappers who come to table loaded. You’ll find this tool to be integral to your gambling arsenal. You’re already here, and if you haven’t downloaded your info. Now is the time. – Best of luck, and be sure to let us know how you do. We love hearing from players making the big score or just enjoying the day!