“I consider it one of the most interesting handicapping approaches I’ve ever tried, and even though I decided at one point in my paper trials that it wasn’t going to work out, it did.” ~~ James R. Winter, July 15, 2013.
“…overall this book provides valuable insights and information about how to successfully bet on horse races.” — D. McBride, August 7, 2013.
“A Nod to GWC: 70 Bets, 13 Winners, 19% Strike, Average price 11.20. Got to love those white tables tennis balls.” — David Millard, August 27, 2013.
If the challenge of picking ‘the winner’ in every race is what motivates you when it comes to horse racing, this book is not directed at you, though there are insights within its pages that may help you with your endeavors. The sections on Beyer Speed Figures, track variants, how to calculate more accurate running times, and how to find 59% winners and still lose money are more than worth the price of this book. However, if your interest is in making money while betting on horse races, you need to face facts.
Playing favorites is financial ruin in the making, yet most people (72.7% in 2010) end up wagering on the three horses with the lowest odds in race after race. Unfortunately, you cannot make long-term profits betting on such horses. You need to find horses that pay you $16.60, $27.40, $18.80, etc. – what the author calls Value Plays – if you want to make money. This book will show you how he manages to do so.
Professional handicapper G W Cohail has handicapped horse races for over fifty years. In the pages of this book, he challenges many aspects of traditional handicapping others take for granted and often swear by, including the revered Beyer Speed Figures, par times, daily track variants, etc. He then demonstrates how he successfully bets on horse races with making money, not picking winners, as his primary goal.
Mr. Cohail spent decades handicapping races in a traditional way, always looking to zero-in on ‘the winner.’ He considered himself a top-notch handicapper, and he averaged 38% winners two years in a row. Yet he never made a lot of money from his handicapping skills. Luckily, he never lost the rent money either. Then one day while watching the tote board his life changed forever.
Is it possible to wager on horse races and win? The Logical Choice: Tote Board Handicapping Made Easy provides insights into wagering for profit. The concepts presented in this work are usable by anyone, whether they be an experienced handicapper or a budding novice. In many respects, not knowing how to handicap races makes you a better candidate as the less you think you know about handicapping, the less you will have to unlearn.