Winning - Quick Figure Handicapping Author:Bert Norman The first phase of the book discusses longshot patterns. We illustrate six different patterns with past performances to show you how to recognize the pattern of a future winner before he wins. And we prove these are not isolated incidents by giving several examples of each type from current seasons, not years ago. These are all winners at goo... more »d odds.
The second phase carries us into Quick Figure Handicapping. This is a simplified method for coming up with a rating on each horse in a race. It identifies the contenders through the addition of simple sums (actually plus and minus values) which are placed over the correct column in the Daily Racing Form. Here's what an actual winner ($30.60) looked like: +3 0 -2 0 13
If you add the line and come up with 14, you can do Quick Figure Handicapping.
Our third phase in this book covers the fine points, including methods of wagering. We dscuss ways of refining the selection, such as adding track variants and pace fractions to the basic rating. We discuss methods of betting the figure horses, including daily doubles, Pick Six, exactas, triples and straight betting. And we get into money management and the psychology of the Pick Six.« less