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Forum: Off Topic - General 11-30-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 45
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Posted By mountainman
I now see a different sort at last masking up,...

I now see a different sort at last masking up, blue-collar guys wearing soiled ball caps, over-sized flannel shirts, and 4 day stubbles. The silent tough guys who afford you that one terse nod, if...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-27-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,047
Posted By mountainman
I get what you're suggesting, but my method...

I get what you're suggesting, but my method usually will come closer to odds as shown on the board.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-27-2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,047
Posted By mountainman
I get what you're suggesting, but my method...

I get what you're suggesting, but my method usually will come closer to odds as shown on the board.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-26-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,047
Posted By mountainman
Brain freeze, Dave. I, of course, meant too MANY,...

Brain freeze, Dave. I, of course, meant too MANY, points.

Similar to your post, as mnr's official lines-maker, I try to consider odds in three contexts: 1) My official guesstimate..2) closing odds...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-26-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 23
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Posted By mountainman
Tx, Dave. By "outlandish lines" you mean too few...

Tx, Dave. By "outlandish lines" you mean too few total points, and thus the bookie has the best of it?

Also, I assume this works like any traditional sports-line, wherein price gets adjusted on...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-26-2021, 12:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,047
Posted By mountainman
Fixed odds Wagering

What countries offer this?

Who sets the odds?

So, the house forgoes breakage?
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-24-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,014
Posted By mountainman
Firing hard against chalk I hate only works for...

Firing hard against chalk I hate only works for me when I hold strong opinion on which horse(s) will capitalize.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-24-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,014
Posted By mountainman
Hi, Bob..I was busy at my day job and didn't...

Hi, Bob..I was busy at my day job and didn't watch the race. I'll pull it up soon. I trained and still mentor one of the mvr stewards, btw, and will get her feedback on the dq when I can.

For now,...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-23-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,014
Posted By mountainman
Amen, brother. Gleefully discard what you think...

Amen, brother. Gleefully discard what you think you know-and enter at your own risk.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-23-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,014
Posted By mountainman
Fond of me been have they not. Mahoning bet on...

Fond of me been have they not. Mahoning bet on still will I.
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 11-22-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,006
Posted By mountainman
With all respect, sir, given the prevalence of...

With all respect, sir, given the prevalence of seismic shifts in odds even while the race is underway, how could you possibly identify favorites destined to offer 9/5 or higher??
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-22-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,086
Posted By mountainman
Love the crossover stuff-in the grand tradition...

Love the crossover stuff-in the grand tradition of Happy Days and (the immortal) Joanie Loves Chachi.

Just a thought here, but shouldn't the stewards commence to flag some of this promiscuous...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-22-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,086
Posted By mountainman
My honor, Barch. I will endeavor to exhibit the...

My honor, Barch. I will endeavor to exhibit the proper decorum. On air, that is.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-21-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,086
Posted By mountainman
Apologies, sir. I will desist.

Apologies, sir. I will desist.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-21-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,605
Posted By mountainman
But my contention is that beyond obvious...

But my contention is that beyond obvious instances when longer shots attack a front-running favorite, frequently jocks shadow the chalk, even attempting to "steal" the favorite's trip, regardless of...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-21-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,086
Posted By mountainman
I make my strongest stands when I disagree with...

I make my strongest stands when I disagree with prevailing opinion on how a race will play out. Everybody bets the race-shape, and lots delude themselves that others cant see what is painfully...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-21-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,086
Posted By mountainman
Me, too. And a lot of it involves the...

Me, too. And a lot of it involves the sub-classification of speeds. But I dig a lot to determine if a certain distance or race-shape might have caused a false read on somebody's running style.
Forum: Off Topic - General 11-20-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 10,427
Posted By mountainman
"There is a natural perversity to things, which I...

"There is a natural perversity to things, which I am at a failure to understand."



"Nothing ends well, or it wouldn't end at all."
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-20-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,086
Posted By mountainman
On a similar note, I'd like to see standardized...

On a similar note, I'd like to see standardized parameters and definitions of running styles, for purposes of profiling and comparing different surfaces.

The ones I use are personalized and...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-20-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,605
Posted By mountainman
Remind me not to get on your bad side. Dude, you...

Remind me not to get on your bad side. Dude, you are relentless. lol..
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-20-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,605
Posted By mountainman
Trip Thieves and Targeting

So frequently these days I witness an occurrence perhaps more commonplace-and traditional-than I had realized: Trip theft. While the "targeting" of chalk by opposing riders intent on hooking,...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 11-16-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,173
Posted By mountainman
In addition, field "strength" can be a deceptive...

In addition, field "strength" can be a deceptive concept when, for potentially numerous reasons, the better horses don't fire. And that's not even considering how subsequent performance(s) can alter...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 11-16-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,173
Posted By mountainman
I've been pleasantly surprised by the quality of...

I've been pleasantly surprised by the quality of our cards the last few weeks. Traditionally, this time of year sees us close on a strong note.

As to the decreasing frequency of detectable track...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 11-16-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,173
Posted By mountainman
Many an afternoon have I observed our maintenance...

Many an afternoon have I observed our maintenance crew in action as i took an easy jog around the premises. I've found that discerning (impending) bias is not as simple as one might think. A...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 11-16-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,173
Posted By mountainman
You're one of the reasons i come here, sir....

You're one of the reasons i come here, sir. Knowledge, innovation, and constant eagerness to exchange ideas. That's quite a package, Dave. My compliments. Happy holidays.
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