Contributed by P. Wheeler
In the movie Ocean’s Eleven after the almost impossible mission was described in detail -the simple question was asked-what to we do then just walk right out with the money? The deadpanned response -yup.
In greyhound handicapping with over dozens of factors to figure out- with different track surfaces,distances,racing style biases-on and on – the answer to are we going to win? - is still the same-yup.
We all know how to read a program. Hundreds of different variations of handicapping thought processes will be tossed your way -most of them probably right in application, Define yourself and build your own-it is your money you are investing.We are looking at some of them-none my own but well thought out by brilliant handicappers.
We will look at the 5th race at OP Wed afternoon 8/17. There are 8 dogs -they all couldn’t win? In most races no. So we will begin by selecting the 3 dogs we believe will not finish first or second. Many articles/handicappers believe a key is to cut the field down to 5.
1.best time 32.37 closest 16l behind NO. 2. best 32.10 closest 16 l behind NO. 3. our key dog 4. espd -first official race 5. sneaky 31.21 but has cleared in only 1/4 races 6.same as 1&2 NO. 7.espd with a little life 8. vgood breeding with espd but first official race. We will toss 126 and if they finish 3-8 th we have succeeded in this exercise. Why not key the 3 with /4578/all in a $24 tri bet after all our work.
Eliminate the 3 dogs that will not finish 1/2 at any track or program and see how well you do?
Becoming well versed in this will slice your cash handicapping to just 5 dogs. good luck!
The Rest of the story……
3 broke poor races hard late-Just what you hope for when you play an all ticket-a rat dropping into third.
$311 tri- good payoff – next time lol