This guest post is by Lenny Moon of Equinometry.
Pattern recognition is an important ability to have if you want to be successful as a horseplayer. Just as history has a way of repeating itself so to do results in horse races. That is why it is extremely important to review your handicapping at the end of each day. Keeping detailed records of which races you excel in and which you struggle with will not only increase profits but make you a better horseplayer.
The same principle applies to handicapping contests. At the conclusion of each contest it is important to look back at the results of the contest races and your selections, especially when you perform poorly. Did you miss a key piece of information on that long shot winner? Did you incorrectly throw out a winning favorite that you thought was vulnerable? Were most of the winners among your contenders or did you eliminate them?
I perform this exercise after each handicapping contest and recently it really paid off. After reviewing the race results of several mediocre handicapping contest performances I had an epiphany. I saw a pattern that had been there all along but for some reason eluded me.
Now I could keep this to myself but I want to help you improve as a horseplayer and a handicapping contest player. So here are the three secrets that improved my handicapping contest results in the last few weeks.
Favorites Can Be Your Friend
Favorites win one in three races. That has been a long standing rule for as long as I remember and it still holds true today. In a ten race handicapping contest on average three post time favorites will win. If you are like me you are always trying to beat the favorite and if you are like me you often get frustrated when the favorite ruins a bet or wins a contest race.
Here’s the first secret: it is okay to pick favorites in handicapping contests. This is contrary to the advice that most of you have probably been given but think about it for a minute. If you pick against the favorite in every race you are going to lose roughly one in three. Are you a good enough handicapper to give your competition a three or four race advantage in a handicapping contest? I know I am not.
[Learn The Three Secrets Here!]