Consider this as a belated Christmas GIFT to the RTJ's (Race Track Jacks) wannabees, Jimbo's Army (all 2 or 3 of yas), and, of course the ... . . .er, Read and Runners, and the Bored (looks like I'm in this category today, writing all this), and Wackos (read ANYthing-and-run over and over again).
I used to have more fun playing the ponies. Yes, I did handicap the picks and thoroughly enjoyed the game/sport. Don't regret the years I spent just having a great time with this interest. AND I still do luv it, but just not the work part of it that much. But, the holes in the shoes, moths in the wallet, and old clunkers I drove had to go and it was either giving this game up ... OR putting some really hard work
into it and even by doing that... you'll only have a little better than a slim chance of succeeding, LONG TERM, if your objective is to make moola. It does take some analytical ability and plenty of patience, time, and common sense.
Practice, practice, practice .. . and that AIN'T fun neither.
Not changing the way I pickem cause that mostly relies on following them and not so much nos. on PPs. It's proven itself in the past. Also, spotting them which is something that really got prices for me but NOT the past two weeks though. Don't know what's up with that current failure.
For whatever reason, today has been a bit hectic - phone, door bell ringing. Been keeping me away from the important stuff
like posting the PAPER plays. Luckily, I did the picking late last night. Been testing different ways of "HOW To BETUM". Looking at all the different ways... building trifectas, boxing trifectas, zactas, W/Pl/Show .. stuff like that.
So far (playable races)...
1st race.. liked this race a lot. Winning way to bet was build trifecta.for this race. Nos were 1,6/1,4,5,6/1,4,5,6,7 ($1,$2 - paid $42, $83 respectively).
2nd race... pick was no. 4 and there ain't no right way to bet LOSAHS.
4th ... no. 9 won making the W/Pl/Show play bestest.
TIME OUT... . . . BEFORE THEY RUN.. handicaped picks for the 9th are the 5 and 6 hoss. no. 2 is the "looker" (IF I was gonna REALLY play something, think I'd stick to the 5 and 6 one way or another).
still 3 mins to post for this 9th race.
Just watched the 9th and HAH HAAA.. that's exactly whats been doing me in lately.. didn't like a favorite that winds up winning the dang wace.
Not much I can do about that. The fact that my no. 5 hoss was the biggest price on the payoff board.. finishing 3rd wouldn't have helped any of the exotic type bets. Even if I played the W/Pl/Show@3x that wouldn't have saved me no matter how I played em. .
OK, back to the RESULTS....
8th race was playable and the pick WAS the no. 8, the winnah. Of course I didn't get time to post it. Exacta plays woulda been a losing proposition, betting W/Pl/Sh was a WINNING proposition. No time to figure tries or any other kinda betting for that race.
Gotta do this BORING stuff a lot more days.
OH, almost forgot one more "gift" ... .. for the occasional bettor this might work, but for the steady, serious players that believe that betting big is better.. LOOK OUT! That means that you gotta pickem MUCH better if you're gonna make it happen in this game. During the time between Aug. and Nov. .. I TRIPLED my bankroll (started with 3 figures) while betting 1 stinkin dollar tries (very few trifectas, and some of the zactas I played were for only a buck/ticket), 2 stinkin dollar zactas (most zactas were for this much, zactas really helped building the bucks), and 5/5/10 or 20 not so stinkin dollars on straight bets. Since then I lost back about 1/3rd of the bankaroo. It's likely that stepping up the betting during this bad spell woulda resulted in losing all that work and earlier profits or maybe even more. Bottom line is... you'll KNOW you're on the RIGHT track when you see the bankaroo building and building after LONG periods of time by betting small.
Picked the wrong day to write a book in here... don't think I'll be doing it again, guess I'm still in the Christmas spirit.
I'll prob. post some more and see if it's helping anybody. ALL PLAYS are PRACTICE for now.