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Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-16-2022, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,882
Posted By Mick
Thanks sir. I hope that when the time comes,...

Thanks sir.

I hope that when the time comes, that you and others get to enjoy a retired life like mine. I resisted going into retirement and now wonder why I didn't retire earlier.

-Mick
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-16-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,882
Posted By Mick
Thanks Ranchwest You are right, the food...

Thanks Ranchwest

You are right, the food down here is mighty tasty. Handicapping, eating well and getting out to the track as often as possible is a heck of a nice way to spend the winter.
...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-15-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,882
Posted By Mick
My season at the Fair Grounds (2021-2022)

In retirement, I get to spend winter down in New Orleans. Luckily, this year I got a media pass to get around the Fair Grounds all winter. I interviewed many individuals and have a summary of my...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-29-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By Mick
Fair Grounds videos 2022

For anyone interested, I made several videos this winter at the Fair Grounds that are on Youtube. Interviewing and making videos is a first for me, so some of them are not as professional as I...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 12-14-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,498
Posted By Mick
It is my first year and I have 746 bets and a...

It is my first year and I have 746 bets and a .-0.13 negative ROI. I had a positive ROI at Saratoga and Indiana Grand but squandered away a lot of money betting too many tracks and trying for big...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 09-21-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,029
Posted By Mick
That is one of my plays, two speed horses running...

That is one of my plays, two speed horses running 1-3 in Superfectas. Quite often it works out that way, though the last time Major General win and Stellar Tap ran much further back. I think it is...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 09-20-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,272
Posted By Mick
2 year old dirt sprint races are my bred and...

2 year old dirt sprint races are my bred and butter today, this is my first year real handicapping and since experienced gamblers avoid these races, I do a lot of work and feel I have an advantage. ...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 09-20-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,029
Posted By Mick
Not bread and butter but for new people like me,...

Not bread and butter but for new people like me, I would say Superfectas are a great way to learn, have fun and maybe get lucky.

I bet skinny Superfectas where I have 2 or maybe three strong...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 09-12-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,239
Posted By Mick
Actually, odds manipulation could take another...

Actually, odds manipulation could take another form. In my scenario, say people do as I suggest and start betting WP on a horse I don't like. That drives up the odds on other horses and I remove my...
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 09-11-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,099
Posted By Mick
The larger question is are you and Dave going to...

The larger question is are you and Dave going to the breeders cup this year. Curious minds want to know. I am not sure I will make it but would give more consideration if you two would be there....
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 09-11-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,239
Posted By Mick
I like this take on your question. I had...

I like this take on your question.

I had never considered this scenario but say I bet $100K to show on a horse at a small track that didn't take much money. It would encourage people to bet...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 09-06-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,993
Posted By Mick
Last day at Saratoga, I had my moment of Zen. ...

Last day at Saratoga, I had my moment of Zen.

I hadn't capped the Hopeful at all but I knew most of the main players even including Tom Amoss's Kevin Folly. Looking at the odds I pondered the...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-06-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,153
Posted By Mick
Would love to see this bunch together in one race...

Would love to see this bunch together in one race but it will never happen. Why take on the best risking a loss when you can grab a good purse against easier? I'd say we have an excellent 3 year...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-05-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,153
Posted By Mick
Three 3 year old horses would disagree: ...

Three 3 year old horses would disagree:

Flightline
Life Is Good
Jackie's Warrior

I don't know their Beyer number but damn, they smoke.
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 08-28-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,993
Posted By Mick
Another tip of the hat to Al Hattab. I know he...

Another tip of the hat to Al Hattab. I know he was short priced but I was all over Jack Christopher on the win end and also in Doubles. I'd have never gone all in like that without the XBTV...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 08-26-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,507
Posted By Mick
The example you have there are 4 FTS, how do you...

The example you have there are 4 FTS, how do you rate FTS horse performance?

To me, a horse with a race has an experience advantage and may have better fitness (having to really work, instead of...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 08-25-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,993
Posted By Mick
While I played the winner on top, I lost money as...

While I played the winner on top, I lost money as I was betting exotics and left out the people's winner (and David Aragon's top selection) Saratoga Chrome. I learned a couple of lessons from my...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 08-25-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,993
Posted By Mick
Race six is a mile and a sixteenth grass affair...

Race six is a mile and a sixteenth grass affair for two year old state bred fillies.

1. Solib - The first race for this daughter of American Pharaoh was poor but to be fair against open company...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 08-25-2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,993
Posted By Mick
In the words of Mark Twain.

In the words of Mark Twain.
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 08-23-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,220
Posted By Mick
Twin Spires has them starting in the morning. ...

Twin Spires has them starting in the morning. They recommend communicating on line, which also is easy and effective at times. I used that the first two months but haven't needed to for over a...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 08-23-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,993
Posted By Mick
I totally agree with you. Computer programs are...

I totally agree with you. Computer programs are so well designed and software written to gather data and predict outcomes and that is someone's advantage but not mine.

I doubt that any computer...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 08-19-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,993
Posted By Mick
I use the free brisnet PPs that I get with Twin...

I use the free brisnet PPs that I get with Twin Spires along with statistics, and race replays, primarily. Equibase is a big help as is Pedigreequery. For workout videos I use XBTX but I only see...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 08-18-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,993
Posted By Mick
I bet Monshun to WP as my primary bet with a win...

I bet Monshun to WP as my primary bet with a win bet on Pout at 20-1. Not a bad day.

I posted that to David Aragon on twitter.

https://twitter.com/BTW_Mick/status/1428053651701084170
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 08-18-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,993
Posted By Mick
Race #3 at Saratoga

1. Pout - She's had three tries, the last two at $100K, seems to have been working on her speed not stamina. That said, you have to give this one credit for not taking the easy road and running...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 08-18-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,993
Posted By Mick
Race #3 today at Saratoga, Rusty has a (Nyquist)...

Race #3 today at Saratoga, Rusty has a (Nyquist) horse that I don't favor today, but could surprise or develop later named Lockstep. I will post my analysis
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