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Old 04-27-2016, 07:40 PM   #1
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Pen and Paper Handicappers

What pen and color of ink do you use to mark up your pp's?
I have used Parker pens since the 70's, but am not happy with their performance lately (skipping and bleeding).

I know, the last 3 words sounds like the horses I bet

I have changed to Uni-Ball Jetstream and replace the fine point with bold point blue ink refills.

Just curious, maybe someone has a better choice.
Mike

http://www.amazon.com/uni-ball-Jetst...7AQ48DKCV87RGB

http://www.amazon.com/uni-ball-Jetst...4BG3PMWPEAKDN4
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I've been using a highlighter lately....I start at the beginning of the form and quickly look at 2 columns of each horse.....what I highlight are 2 vertical columns...the Beyer column and the finish position column.... If the horse shows four or more strong Beyers in a row.....If a horse show nothing but 1sts, 2nds, and 3rds up and down that's what I look for first...then I go back thru and look for 12 second works recent... and then 3rd start off layoffs, then last out winners and last out highest beyer....Then Javier, Jose, Irad, Jaramillo, and other jocks I like with decent odds, then top trainers with decent odds, etc. Then improving Beyers, and Keenland sale horses, and horses they paid big bucks for, etc
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I've been using a highlighter lately....I start at the beginning of the form and quickly look at 2 columns of each horse.....what I highlight are 2 vertical columns...the Beyer column and the finish position column.... If the horse shows four or more strong Beyers in a row.....If a horse show nothing but 1sts, 2nds, and 3rds up and down that's what I look for first...then I go back thru and look for 12 second works recent... and then 3rd start off layoffs, then last out winners and last out highest beyer....Then Javier, Jose, Irad, Jaramillo, and other jocks I like with decent odds, then top trainers with decent odds, etc. Then improving Beyers, and Keenland sale horses, and horses they paid big bucks for, etc
No handicapping lessons please, just good ink.
Don't like highlighters.
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love these. unique colors to mix it up and cheap. a few colors i dont use like black will bleed but the off colors seem to hold up well

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I use pens I steal from the bank
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I thought I was the only one picky about pens

Currently use Pilot Acroball Retractable Hybrid Gel Red Pen with a Medium Point.

Only problem is I've chewed up the caps making it harder to retract and haven't been able to find them in the store last couple times I've checked

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Not picky at all......I'll use anything. When I go to the track I will sometimes buy a "lucky pencil" from the girl selling PP's. But if I have a pen in my pocket that's the ticket. Hell, last week I was at Turning Stone and I used the wax crayon they give you for Keno. Not picky at all, plus I colored the kids menu at Emeralds........
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Pilot G-2 blue fine .07.

Instead of multi-colors, I designate good with circle; bad with x; diagonal forward slash for toss out; underline for point to consider; vertical line to show surface run is different than current race condition; left parenthesis to highlight significant key race.

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Originally Posted by River11
What pen and color of ink do you use to mark up your pp's?
I have used Parker pens since the 70's, but am not happy with their performance lately (skipping and bleeding).

I know, the last 3 words sounds like the horses I bet

I have changed to Uni-Ball Jetstream and replace the fine point with bold point blue ink refills.

Just curious, maybe someone has a better choice.
Mike

http://www.amazon.com/uni-ball-Jetst...7AQ48DKCV87RGB

http://www.amazon.com/uni-ball-Jetst...4BG3PMWPEAKDN4
HIghlighters and red ink. I dont see so well.
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