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Horse Racing Betting - A Good Short Story

Posted by Brian Mulligan on 12/10/2012 5:44:28 PM

Science fiction buffs love the good old days of TV with shows like the Outer Limits but for online sports betting players the reality of winter action in New York is all about the inner strip at Aqueduct.

The surface shifts this Wednesday at the Big A as turf racing is scraped for a few months and adjustments need to be made as the surface shortens up and a menu of a ton of short sprints will be the special of the day.

Because the more potent stables already are in Florida, the smaller barns can make some hay.

What horse betting players should look for during this time is try to isolate horses that have done well over this tricky surface in the past.

Inside speed can be extremely potent especially if the other legit contenders are hung out in wide posts.

It is possible to come from off the pace and thrive but just like with any race shape, handicappers have to project a number of contenders that will vie for the lead.

Players must resist the temptation to bet on the form that was accomplished on the regular main track and look for horses that have a chance to thrive on this unique surface.

If a runner is coming out of a race that was filled with speed on the main track, but now draw a cozy post and is looking a no pace scenario, his chances to win are readily increased.

Conversely, runner that benefited from speed duels on the main track and rallied from well off the pace figure to have their work cut out generally on the inner surface.

When looking at routers on the inner strip, try to isolate runners that have excelled in two-turn races.

Also, because the inner surface can be demanding with tight turns, online players need to find horses that are sound, fit and preferably are proven in the winter.

Being aggressive on this surface is mandatory and rider Chuck Lopez fits that bill. He is a fixture in New Jersey and he has a knack for putting his horses in a spot where they have a legit chance to win.

Don’t be shocked if Irad Ortiz Jr. has a big meet. He started the year fifth in the standings at Aqueduct and should get some prime mounts this winter.

Cornelio Velasquez should vie for leading rider. He will be pressured by rider Rajiv Maragh and Wilmer Garcia also figures to pick up some online betting live business.

Those that pull the strings, the trainers, will be well represented by guys like Chris Englehart, who has been in a bit of a funk but can win races in bunches when a streak is started.

Dominic Galluscio is a high-percentage guy year in and year out and the winter is no exception.

If the Jersey based Kelly Breen brings a horse to New York, pay strict attention. He was a bit unlucky last year with a rash of seconds.

Trainer David Jacobson, who is very good with horses stretching out from a sprint to a route and Anthony Dutrow is absolutely sensational with second time starters.

Richard Violette Jr. will not send out a lot of horses, but online players have to watch every single starter.

Violette has a penchant for giving a horse a race when routing, then firing big time in the next start especially when shortening up to a sprint. He doesn’t claim a lot of horses, but when he does it can speak volumes. Violette won with nearly 30% of his starters through mid April this year.

Players really can’t get greedy during this meet because form is quickly established. The most astute of the crowd will pay attention better posts and the shape of the race.
Good luck.

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