Since I cannot figure out any other way to START a topic, let's see if this works.
Epiphanies come for parallel places all the time.....In discussing the harness racing concept of getting dragged along with the pace, which I have yet to be understand even after the stewards took me aside a few times, this gave rise to the concept of riding the coat-tails in exotics...
If one can isolate a horse that IS going to be on the board and it qualifies as straight play as well, it behooves the bettor to back it's prominance up by using it as a key to secondary tertiary and random contenders that fill in the balnks of a trifecta for example.
it works the best in maiden races where there are only a few horses that have run before. Key the logical one in all three slots to all all.....These fields are full of suprise horses that the crowd does not know anything about, as do you, so you take advantage of that ignorance and hook it up to what is obvious for often a very suprising price.
Here is one example of many which are just too easy as they happen often.
4th race - Aqueduct - January 29, 2009
Pgm Horse Win Place Show
1 Just Another Story 3.30 2.70 2.40
2 Sage the Rage 8.20 6.30
9 Angelic Timber 17.80
$2 Daily Double 2-1 10.60
$2 Exacta 1-2 33.20
$2 Quinella 1-2 24.80
$2 Superfecta 1-2-9-3 5,137.00
$2 Trifecta 1-2-9 603.00