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Handicapping for Bettor or Worse

196 pages4 hours


Every handicapper is looking for an edge. Handicapping for Bettor or Worse: A Fresh Perspective to Betting the Races helps horseplayers create their own luck by teaching them to develop their own approach. Author and well-known handicapper John Lindley discusses the methods used by such handicapping stalwarts as Andrew Beyer and Len Ragozin. He focuses on what readers can learn from their methods but also analyzes the limitations and advises players on how to form a more comprehensive approach.

Lindley touts the power of observation and advantages of being familiar with the home track and the horses and trainers who race there. He discusses the importance of track biases, the importance of keeping up with medication and equipment changes, and the advantage of knowing who is reputable in the claiming game.

As a racehorse owner, Lindley shows readers how official past performances and figures sometimes fail to take into account all the factors that affect a horse’s performance. Handicapping for Bettor or Worse includes an at-length discussion about incorporating value in their wagering which will help all handicappers improve their skills.

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