Dogs To Watch, Woodbine Freebies and Free Yonkers Harness Handicapping Helper

This weekend, I intend to play all three of my favorite sports: greyhound racing, thoroughbreds and harness. I’ve had a busy week so I don’t have much time. This is when I’m glad that there are other people out there to help me with my handicapping. You might want to take a look too, if you’d like to play Wheeling, Woodbine or Yonkers – or all three – like I’ll be doing.

Read about some of the standouts at Wheeling Downs in Stan Pawloski’s column at the National Greyhound Review. If you don’t subscribe to the NGA, you might want to do that. It’s a good way to keep up with everything that’s going on in the world of greyhound racing.

If you’ve never played Woodbine, here’s a link to $400 worth of free handicapping materials from Jim Mazur, the man who knows more trainer angles than anyone I know. His daily trainer angle sheets have helped me cash some nice win and exotic tickets at the Canadian track. Look for Speightstown, Forestry and Marcavelly in the sire line at the synthetic track. Don’t miss the free Woodbine Handicapping Book and the free Blue Chip Trainer Angles book also.

Last but certainly not least, here’s a link to a new handicapping feature at Yonkers. Underneath their Entries and Results, they have a box with Race Reviews and Upcoming Analysis. Unlike most track’s picks, the race analysis will provide insight into how the race might play out as handicapped by a team of handicappers who have followed Yonkers for decades.

The post-race reviews, the only ones of their kind from a harness track site, will help handicappers see what happened in a race and should help them improve their handicapping skills going forward.

So, pick some winners at Wheeling and Woodbine and get some help with your handicapping at Yonkers – all for free.

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#1 Way to Use Program Picks to Win At The Track

Every program has them. They’re the entries that someone thinks are the best bets in that race. Sometimes, it’s the racing secretary at the track who picks them. Sometimes it’s an outside handicapper. Many programs have two or three selections from different handicappers. But do they come in?

Well, that’s what you have to figure out by keeping track of them. This is the first step to using them to cash tickets. Whether you write it down or use your memory, notice which handicapper has the best record for picking winners.

The next step is to go back over some races where they picked the winner or, even better, the quiniela or trifecta. Look at the horse or dog they picked and see if you can figure out why it was a better contender in this race. Was it coming off a good race? Did it have good position or an advantage as far as running style goes? Was there a driver or jockey change? A claim or move to a different trainer’s barn?

Look at a few winners from the same person and you may see a pattern. Very often when a handicapper picks winners, it’s because they’re good at finding contenders who have a factor that indicates that they’re ready to win. And, often, the handicapper is very good at spotting that one factor.

In other words, it’s his specialty. The winners have it and the other picks he makes don’t have it. When you look at his record, you’ll be able to see that when he picks entries with that factor, they often win. When he picks entries without that one factor, they lose more times than they win.

Use this to predict winners, yourself. Just go through the program and look at that handicapper’s picks for each race. Then look for that factor that he’s good at finding that indicates that the runner is ready to win. Not only will this help your wallet, it will also help your handicapping so that you can make your own picks and have them come in.

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