Class: It Tells All
The word class, used by handicapper is no abstraction. The entire structure of thoroughbred racing is based on the differences in class between animals.
In stakes races, for instance, apart from the penalties for prior wins, all entrants carry the same weight.
In handicaps' anyone who's willing to pay the required fees and enters a horse can have the tracks handicapper assigns the weights for the race so as to ensure a real contest.
In allowance races the weights are assigned directly by the conditions of the race itself, not by the tracks handicapper.
The animal with the best prior record in the recent races will carry the most weight with graduation's down to the lightest weight to be carried by the horses of less impressive records.
Just as differences in class are part of the structure of racing, so is the ability to recognize differences between individual horses in point of basic class.
This is an absolutely essential part of the equipment of every handicapper who attempts to pick winners.
It is a very simple matter of avoiding extremely cheap horses, the $5,000 claimers that clutter up racecourses to the boredom of handicappers everywhere should usually be avoided.
Many of these cheap horses are unsound, some are old and almost as unreliable as the cripples, others are simply no good, never could race well and never will race well.
And yet strangely enough these aged horses seemed to have a fatal attraction for players.
Even handicappers with the most basic knowledge of racing cannot fail to recognize that them for what they are in to avoid them like a plague.
Horses of class run truer to form. With the on line and off track wagering facilities available these days there's no reason not to concentrate on the quality racing.
My handicapping is much more consistent when I play the major race tracks.
Belmont and Aqueduct are consistent favorites of mine. Santa Anita and Hollywood Park are also profitable to handicap.
If you concentrate on the better horses there consistency, in easily determined class will give you a definite advantage. Horse racing is a game of slight variances.
Even a mortal lock can have the jockey fall off, or stumble leaving the gate and get beaten by a lesser animal.
In the last analysis, all practitioners of the gentle art of handicapping fall within one or the other of two groups.
The first group is made up of those who attempted analysis in terms of the comparative class and consistency of the individual entrants in each field.
The second group is made up of those who rely primarily upon a process of speed analysis in attempting to get their winners.
Between these two schools of handicapping there has been much spirited debate.
Class is a valuable instrument to any handicapper. How it is best evaluated and measured in any single horse is the dilemma that confronts the serious horse player.
Tim McGovern is a racing fan, owner and trainer for over 30 years. Thoroughbred racing partnerships and real estate partnerships are now the focus of his energy. This article and many more are available at www.99To1.com.
Gambling On the Internet is Fun That Will Pay Off
Gambling is something that millions of people enjoy for entertainment. However, we don't all have casinos just down the street.
Roulette System: 5 Biggest Gambling Mistakes You Should Avoid
In this article I'd like to share with you the 5 biggestgambling mistakes of most average gamblers. Las Vegas thrives on people making these mistakesand makes more money this way.
Gambling Establishments Negatively Affect Our Community
Gambling establishments continue to negatively affect our community by taking needed resources for personal gain. Since legalizing gambling, our society is addicted in one form or another.
Winning at Slots, The Best Strategies
Casino gambling is often played with a gambling strategy in mind. This is however not normally the case with slot machines.
Halftime Wagering Part 1 - Hedging Your Bet:
Halftime wagering is done exactly how it sounds..
Understanding The Logistics of Poker Tournaments
Tournaments are poker competitions where all of the players play at the same time and continue to play until only one player is left. Tournaments are fun to play in, have a low entry fees and offer a large prize pool to be won.
Compulsive Gamblers Guilt Affects Their Gambling Addiction Recovery
When a compulsive gambler is in recovery, feeling guilty is one of the toughest areas to resolve for some people. When a gambler finally makes the conscious decision to stop gambling, reality sets in for the first time in a long time.
Halftime Wagering Part 2
Examples of pre-game research are to see how the teams play in the first half compared to the second half. Look at their stats and points scored for each half and make charts for when they are behind and in front at halftime.
How to Win at Online Slots Games
Being a winning slot machine player is to some extent impossible. All slot machines are specifically designed in order to give the house a long term edge, so the house will always come out ahead if you play long enough.
Are you interested in playing craps online? Are you tired of all the crowds and pressure of real casinos? Then I think the time as come for you to move on to cyber casinos. Your hour of transition has come - and it is now!The biggest advantage to playing online craps is the convenience.
Becoming a Consistent Winner at Online Low-Limit Texas Hold 'Em
Start with Small Stakes and Play Tight, Tight, and More TightStart SmallBegin playing with small stakes. This might seem obvious to most but my experience has shown me two things.
Halftime Betting for Football
There are several different ways bettors use the halftime wager, but for the most part, they use it more as a hedge bet. No matter how you want to bet a halftime bet, it is just another fun way to bet.
Online Casino Bonuses Explained
Types Of Online Casino BonusesIf you've ever considered playing at an online casino, you should be aware that the vast majority of them offer cash bonuses as an incentive to play. While there are some generous offers out there today, being made, it's very important that you understand how casino bonuses work and understand the terms and conditions of the offer.
Tips On How To Gamble
How would you like to have your name on a check worth thousands of dollars? Actually, it's not as difficult as you may think. It requires some time and effort on your part; however, the rewards far outweigh the effort that may you put in.
More On The Endings Of Poker Tournaments
Previously I've written about tournament end games, and about how the best defense can be a good offense. In the "good offense" article, I wrote about an event during the Russian Revolution where a band of 125 anarchist cavalry soldiers were surrounded by twenty times as many communist opponents.
To Bet Or Not To Bet? Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Happy, Healthy Gambler?
I placed my first bet when I was at university. I did not do it to make money, that was just a by-product of what I was really after - the thrill.
Expected Value in Texas Holdem Poker
A successful Texas hold em player is one who maximizes his return or minimizes his loss with each decision he makes. Expected value (EV) is essentially the amount one would expect to win or lose if this decision were to be repeated millions of times.
Gambling Comps 101 or The Ask Game
Gambling Comps 101 or The Ask Game I don't know who did it or when it happened, but someone shortened the word complimentary to comp and made it an industry standard. In casino language, comps are cash or gifts (freebies) that the casinos give to their customers as a reward for gambling with them.
Three Card Poker Hand Rankings
Even though Three Card Poker is a fairly easy game to learn, one must pay particular attention to the composition of your poker hand. One of the major decisions in this game is whether to raise or fold and this you determine by your hand ranking.
The Silver Club Casino
The Book is run by Leroy's Sports Book and is easy to get to. This is the best place to go if you want to make a bet and not wait in a line.