The Best Bet in Horse Racing Handicapping For Beginners and Novice Horse Players

Other than getting a good tip on a horse from someone in the know, there are some bets that traditionally offer a better chance of winning and making money betting on the horse races, especially if you are a beginner or have limited experience handicapping horse races. Upon entering any race track the horse player is presented with a multitude of opportunities for wagering on almost any race. There are the traditional flat bets like win, place, and show. Then there are exotic bets such as the daily double, exacta, quinella, trifecta, superfecta, pick three, pick four, pick six, place pick nine, and others.

It is nice to have so many choices but that can be a trap for the beginner. Seeing a large payoff on an exotic bet, such as the superfecta in the Kentucky Derby that paid over half a million dollars, can encourage a bettor to wager on the exotic wagers and to forsake the less exciting flat bets.

But there are several pitfalls inherent in the exotics, especially if you have limited knowledge of betting and making money from your bets. if you are just gambling for fun, then by all means, swing for the fences, as they say, and go for the big exotic, but just realize that hitting the truly big payoff is almost as difficult as hitting the lottery. But if you would like the nice warm feeling of leaving the race track with more money than you entered with, the flat bets are a much better deal.

One of the reasons that flat bets are good bets is that you can tell what you are getting and what the bet pays. That means you can make a fair judgment as to the actual value of the bet. Even a person with rudimentary horseplaying skills will sometimes see the odds and think to him or herself, “That horse would be bet down more than that, that’s a good deal!”

When that occurs, it is a golden opportunity to make a profit. Put enough of those situations together and you will be a winning horseplayer, no matter how much experience you’ve had. Another reason that the exotics aren’t as good as the flat bets, is that the takeout, or “vig,” as it is sometimes called, is higher on the exotics in most situations. That means that the track takes more money out of the pool before the winners of the bet are paid, so you are paying more for the privilege of making the bet. Over time a higher vig, even just a few percentage points higher, can really add up and eat into your winnings.

If you find the flat bets too boring and really feel you must play the exotics, I advise you to find a horse that seems to be going off at good odds, compared to its form, and wheel it in one of the exotic pools. if it truly is an overlay, the exotics may pay well and you will not lose because you failed to figure out which horses to use to complete the bet. So the win bet is by far the best bet for a beginner or novice, followed by the wheel bet in the exotics.

The Safest Bet in Horse Racing Handicapping

Do you know what the safest bet in horse racing is? Maybe I should clarify what I mean by safe. When I write the safest bet, I mean a bet that has the highest expectancy of winning and the least of expectancy of diminishing your bankroll.

One doesn’t necessarily equal the other and you will understand what I mean if you’ve been betting on horse races for a while. Just because you hit a winner quite frequently with a bet, it doesn’t mean it won’t diminish your bankroll and just because you have a bet that won’t quickly diminish your bankroll doesn’t mean you will cash on that bet frequently.

Some people may choose the show bet as the safest bet. The show bet, particularly on the favorite, is a bet with a pretty high rate of coming in, but there are all kinds of favorites. There are luke warm favorites at fairly high odds, like 5-2 or even 3-1. Those types hit the show payoff much less frequently than the 2-5 favorites.

Horses at extremely low odds, like 4-5 or less, often pay to show, but the payoff is often rock bottom because there is a negative pool. If you earn a nickel on a dollar with these types, you are lucky and then factor in the occasion horse that disappoints and you will soon be asking, “Where is the profit?”

Using Dr. Z’s formulas, you may make a small profit on these types of high percentage bets, but you will have to risk a lot to get a little. I’m not knocking Dr. Z or his bets, he already proved they work, I’m just saying that you will have to make very large bets and risk a lot of money for a small return.

One of the problems with show betting is that breakage takes a piece of you three times. That’s a heck of a price to pay. In the long run, taking a shot at win bets on those 2-5 runners may be the way to go, but statistically, you will still be a loser in the long run.

So where is a safe bet? There is no truly “safe” bet because placing wagers on horses is risky and that is why they call it gambling, however, there are safer bets. My favorite bet is to find a horse that has done what is being asked of it and is the only horse in the race who gets a check mark in each of the following criteria…

1. won at the distance before

2. won at this class level before

3. raced within 30 days and was within 2 lengths of the winner at the finish

4. won at this level and distance with this jockey and trainer

5. is racing against 3 year olds and up

This is an absolute gold mine of a bet. Doesn’t come along that often, but when it does it is amazing how often the horse isn’t a favorite.

For my money, it is the safest bet in horse racing and with all the tracks available through simulcasting, you should be able to find enough bets to make your days profitable.

The Truth About ‘How To Place Bet on Favorites’ Horse Racing System

Mr. Mohammed Ali (not the boxer) is the creator of ‘how to place bets on favorites’ horse race betting system. I first heard about him at a bookstore a Barnes & Noble in Hartford Connecticut. I was sitting at a table sipping a coffee when a gentleman seated at the table next to me noticed I was reading a book on horse racing and started a conversation with me.

As the conversation progressed I soon realized he made his living as a professional punter. He revealed to me the system he used was the ‘how to place bet on favorites’ by Mr. Ali. At the time I knew absolutely nothing about horse racing and the book I was reading at the bookstore was the first one I ever picked up about it. I learned the basic terms; win, place, show, trifecta, the whole lingo associated with punting.

James Landau, the gentleman seated next to me, proceeded to tell me that Mohamed Ali’s horse racing system is wonderful because it’s simple and very much common sense racing system. He explained that the system was all about following eight strict rules. If you can discipline yourself to only bet on a horse race that follows these eight specific rules then you can make a living at horse betting.

Mr. Landou explained to me that he downloaded the [how to place bet on favorites] system from the internet and that it was an instantly downloadable PDF file. He also explained that the $50 horse racing system comes with a 60 day money back guarantee. At that time I was making a fairly decent living cleaning carpets. However I hated what I did for a living.

Obviously given the position that I was in (that I hated what I did for a living) and was just starting to entertain the idea of doing punting to make some extra money plus the conversation I had with Mr. James Landau my curiosity was piqued enough to where I put the betting web address for the [how the place bet on favorites] system in my pocket and when I got home that day took a look at the website.

The website itself is quite thorough in that each page of the website is devoted to telling a bit about what each chapter of the ‘how to place bet system’ is about. I proceeded to download the racing system. One thing that got my attention right away was the horse racing system was designed with a total novice horse punter in mind. It starts out by defining the different terms related to horse racing and the basics of horse racing. The book proceeded to reveal why most people fail to produce consistent profits with horse racing. The main reason for that is a lack of a system and a lack of discipline.

As Mr. James Landau had explained to me there are eight specific rules that a horse race must adhere strictly to otherwise you don’t place a bet. I guess the main problem is that most people who get involved with horse racing have a gambling problem or a gambling addiction and they have a problem disciplining themselves. These people seem to be wired for action of any sort even if it’s bad action.

Another feature or characteristic of the ‘how to place bet on favorites’ horse racing system that I really liked was the entire system was very conservative in its approach. It is designed so you can go to the racetrack with only $15 so the overall risk is very minimal.

The bottom line is the strategy that is in this punting e-book is very much common sense. You only bet on a super favorite that passes all eight tests. Simple but effective. I can attest to the effectiveness as I now have been using this system for quite some time and it is a system that I can and will continue to rely on for a substantial extra income for many years to come.

Also remember this can be used on races were you actually go to the track but you can also use it to bet online as well and there are several well-known online gambling sites that allow you to place thoroughbred race bets like Betfair website.

All in all the “how to place bets on favorites” gets a solid two thumbs up from me.