Finding horses with concrete qualities going off at
boxcar odds has become increasingly difficult in today’s
technologically advanced handicapping era. Cutting-edge
computer programs, readily available workout and trip-
note information, streaming race-replay videos, updated
pace and class pars, and elevated pedigree data have made
today’s serious player better prepared than ever before.
So how does a horseplayer find an edge in the
The original Bet with the Best was the first book in over
a decade to provide modern-day techniques to compete in
the ever-changing 21st-century racing and wagering
environment. Now some seven years later, the game has
continued to evolve, and finding value at the betting
windows has become an arduous task for even the most
disciplined and heavily bankrolled players. We’re happy
to report that the same stable of DRF contributors is
back to author a completely updated and revamped Bet with
the Best 2: Longshots to help today’s player keep pace
with the changing game.
Some of the highlights from this new and improved edition
include Alan Shuback’s look at uncovering overlays among
first-time imports from Britain, France, and Ireland.
Pedigree expert Lauren Stich evaluates the “hidden-turf”
angle and explores various breeding angles. Handicapping
legend Andrew Beyer discusses the unprecedented
technological advances available to today’s player with
specific insight into DRF’s Formulator software and how
it has changed the way he’s evaluating trainer patterns
and turf racing. New York’s own Dave Litfin begins with a
valuable breakdown on the winning stats of favorites and
then offers advice on how to make the odds work for you.
Veteran pace expert Tom Brohamer takes a fresh look at
par times, the turn-back play, and the importance of
constructing track profiles in the new synthetic-surface
era, while James Quinn provides a detailed analysis of
overlays at the various class levels, as well as figure
patterns and form reversals. Author and renowned
handicapper Steve Davidowitz discusses many profitable
meet-specific angles that continue to score at long odds,
and provides a master list of low-profile trainers worth
following across the country. Brad Free takes a look at
several of racing’s traditional handicapping methods
(speed figures, class drops, track bias) and explains how
many of these bread-and-butter handicapping facets can
still produce daily overlays. Steven Crist writes about
exotic wagering and the true value of longshots. And
finally, Mike Watchmaker examines Grade 1 events and the
opportunities for uncovering longshots on racing’s
Bet with the Best 2: Longshots exposes handicapping
angles you may not have considered before, and proves
that although the game may have gotten tougher to beat,
there are still overlays to be had. Whether you’re new to
the game or have been ceaselessly grinding it out for
years, you will find Bet with the Best 2 to be a useful
and welcome addition to your personal handicapping
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