A note on betting high frequency or low priced horses. While you could have bet each of the top-rated horses and would have won 6 of 8 races last night at Hollywood. You should realize that many of these horses was too short to KEY, but was very useful as an exotic connection to your VALUE horse. Don’t settle for a low-priced horse, even if it’s TOP-Rated on the Power Page…Try to find value and then use the low priced =high frequencey, well rated horse in your exacta boxes…
(reprint from last week)
On Zenyatta : I have now become so enamored with Zenyatta, I consider her to be one of my 5 all time greatest racehorses. Since I started playing horses in 1976 and was only a casual observer before 1976, I simply don’t go back before that time. Also, I am only commenting on horses that have raced here in the USA. So before 1976 I am including Secretariat as one of my 5 greatest horses, I did see him run many times, as did most people who were into sports and in their 20’s during the 1970, so I fee very comfortable including him. So really this is a discussion of the 5 greatest horses AFTER SECRETARIAT. Furthermore, I make almost no distinction between the top 5, they all had their various strengths. In fact they were all really really strong and they all have 1 similiarity, they gave weight away to the competition and beat them doing their thing. Seattle Slew on the front and Zenyatta coming from behind. So here are the top 5 in my book in chronological order: SECRETARIAT, FOREGO, SEATTLE SLEW, AFFIRMED AND ZENYATTA.
Today’s Free Play…Hollywood’s Race #4… the Key here is Strikingly Sinful (#9), the morning-line pirce is 20/1. The way you bet this is to start with a good win & place wager and then some simple exacta boxes with the two favorites to protect your place prices. In the case of an 8/1 it might be more efficient to start with a win bet and a reverse wheel, but as horses get up in price beyond the 20/1 the win /place is often more efficient and it’s cetainly easier with no bad tax ramifications a wheel could have…Good luck