Michael's adventures in getting back into handicapping after a long, long break in the practice. Will discuss how I am learning, what I am learning and how it is all working out.
One thing that has really changed since I used to go to the races with Pop is the exotic wagers.
Back then there were the straight bets: win, place, & show; the daily double: and exactas. Now there are all kinds of exotics: Trifectas, Pick 3s, Pick 4s, Superfectas, etc. It is really different.
I used to play a lot of Exactas and have usually done well with them. The new ones are really interesting. I have been playing with them but not with a lot of success.
Now for the experimenting with them.
I found another book that is great in this area, Exotic Betting by Steven Crist. It covers all the exotics and how to bet on them. Exotic wagering can really be expensive and is tough to hit. His book has great betting formulas.