Are you tired of struggling to figure out which horse is the best bet? Do you find that the more you handicap the more confused you become? Don’t feel bad, you’re not alone. Handicapper burnout is common and there is a cure.
You can let someone else do the handicapping for you. This person will work practically for free for you and all you have to do is be a good boss and keep an eye on your employee. Of course, before you hire him or her, you’d better do a little research and background check. Once that’s done you can sit back and let your new hiree do the work.
Am I talking through my hat? Who is going to pick winners for you and not expect to get paid? Public handicappers, that’s who. You’re probably saying to yourself, “Peterson’s finally gone round the bend.”
No I haven’t and I can prove it. Every day in past performances and forms and newspapers all over the land public handicappers offer their selections and every day many of them pick winners. Of course, almost all of them show a flat bet profit on all their selections, but who says you have to play them all?
All you have to do is figure out where these public handicappers shine and where they fall flat and then play those races. Start out by doing the research I mentioned earlier. Handicap the handicapper and see where he shows a profit over a month or two.
Here’s what to look for. Some prognosticators excel with young horses while others do better with stakes races for older horses. Some do well with claimers and have an excellent knowledge of local trainers on a particular circuit. Note the odds range of their choices that win and fail and also note the hroses they pick that win that are not top choices of other handicappers.
If handicappers agree on a horse it is going to be bet down, but if a handicapper is the lone dissenting voice he or she may be on to something. If you know that particular race is a race that the picker is good at picking them in, then you have a good bet, providing it falls within the odds range that you established as the golden spot for success. You simply refer to your notes for that.
In other words, you don’t have to continually handicap the races, you only have to handicap the handicappers and find out which ones have a penchant for picking good priced winners and which situations show a profit. Once you do that you have a way to find winners that will repeat itself many times.