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The following is a list of factors that must always be noted and given huge consideration when making betting selections:
Always pay close attention to any change however minor when evaluating a horses chance to win such as:
Blinkers being added or taken off
Any medication change such as lasix and always remember some horses seem to thrive in the state of Kentucky as opposed to Florida or Ohio because the permissible amount of the pain relieving drug Bute is higher
A positive jockey change is a big plus when you remember that the top 8 jockeys usually win 75%of all the races in a jockey colony that normally averages 60 riders. Conversely the remaining 52 riders although usually short on talent are forced to take the least regarded and therefore high priced long shots.
The late icon Bill Shoemaker once said that the jockeys success more often than not is communication with his mount through his hands Horses respond to the rider not because a 110 pound rider can make a 1,200 pound horse run faster by force but respond to the touch of the successful riders That's why you will seldom see a top rider using his whip excessively if at all.
Always back horses that are on the upswing That is when a horse runs a big race the trainer moves the animal up in claiming value. This is based on our belief that the trainer who spends 12 hour days 7 days a week knows the horse better than us(the public).
Always back the lone speed in a race of any distance on the dirt.
Always give consideration to a sprinter stretching out to a mile because that s printer will always show more speed in the route race and is usually a decent price.
Always watch for horses that runs back out of a race where they showed little as the beaten favorite.
Our dream bet would be a horse coming off a big effort that wore blinkers for the first time for a seldom winning jockey moving up in class and switching to a prove top 10 rider. This happens once every 7 to 10 days and that's what keeps us ahead of the game
Now after 5 minutes of being on battagliaspicks.com, you know more than 90% of the people that go to the track. !