Maiden Winner now facing N2L’s

A 10,000 non winner’s of two lifetime event at six furlongs featuring a recent maiden winner. These horses are often some of the best mid range winners, exposing the strange notion that recent maiden winners are poor plays again winners even at the N2L conditions. There’s just no reason to believe a horse is likely to regress suddenly against multiple LOSERS, the most appropriate way to view these N2L races, as the mentality of many handicappers with regard to these cheap non winner’s of two events is just so backwards, here’s what we mean – Horses coming off a maiden win are often given less credence than multiple losers at this level, who’ve already been defeated at this N2L level, many on multiple occasions. Think about that for a second – why should a horse coming off a possible career catalyst maiden win where confidence was finally gained finishing down

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Backing Closers off a Layoff

Backing Closers off a layoff It’s easier to find a big effort off the bench with a horse who figures to relax while getting into a nice breathing pattern early and therefore allowing him to finish down the lane.Why is is this? The trainer essentially is prepping his horse to settle before coming with a final ⅜ run, as opposed to the horse who needs to run hard from gate to wire off the bench, a task which is further complicated by the speed types off the bench who’re are often twice as wound-up having not run for a bit. Getting those types to settle early while out on the front end is often difficult. Make sure to check out the ECHR as we’ve returned to NY Racing for the next eight months which we’re excited about following the huge list of TOP PICK double digit winners we saw in

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ECHR Lesson – Handicapping the Cheap Field

  Only 8 more race days from Gulfstream with Closing Day scheduled for Friday, April 5th!  We’ll then be returning to New York for full reports from NY for the next 8 months and we’re ready to again ambush these Meets as we did last year with double digit winner after double digit winner. Each day in the East Coast Handicapping Report (ECHR), we look to incorporate Handicapping Lessons into the day’s races. Below we’ll quickly address HANDICAPPING THE CHEAP FIELD: In a cheap field lacking much talent we like to find the likely leader at the 1/4 pole which has led Members to numerous winners for members of both the WCHR(since 2002) and now the ECHR (since 2012). See, in a weak field very few runners are making up ground down the lane. If the front runner at the 1/4 pole can be established, they’re often an excellent candidate

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Verrazano, Vyjack, and Gulfstream News from the ECHR

MORE FROM THE ECHR! Derby Contenders Verrazano – We’re not jumping onto the bandwagon of this guy. Following his Tampa Bay win this past weekend, he’s been receiving a ton of praise, but the effort did nothing to boost our opinion of him. At times he appeared intimidated, not the trait we’d like to see for a runner who’ll need to line up against 18 others in front of 125,000 on the first Saturday in May. He won easily, but he beat little, and though “geared down,” let’s remember he’s by More Than Ready, a sire whose progeny are not real useful past 1 1/16 miles, with 1 ⅛ pushing it, and 1 ¼ a distance that we believe is too long. A couple of More Than Ready’s better runners have included Augusta Proud and More Joyous, runners who competed in Australia and New Zealand respectively, with their best distances

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More Gulfstream Park Notes and Stats from the ECHR

  As we wind down the Gulfstream Meet, still lots going on!  The Rainbow Pick Six Carryover was hit a few weeks back, but don’t look now, as the carryover is now well over $300,000, and it’s very likely the carryover will continue to grow with more attention on this wager following the massive 3 million carryover which ended with one lucky winner taking the elusive pot of gold, and as a result, it’s unlikely another single ticket will take home the whole pot before closing day on April 5th, meaning, there could be a massive carryover on that final day, which would be split among all pick six winners!  In the meantime, it doesn’t mean there’s not profits to be made. On February 8th, the ECHR suggested a $2.40 Pick Six to our members – It returned $3,521.60!!……….RYDILLUC took a huge step towards getting a Derby opportunity with his

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Insider Handicapping Tips at Gulfstream Park

It’s been a fantastic Meet from South Florida, even better with Derby Fever in the air! It’s been interesting to watch the main track of late. For the first two months, we saw a listless track, very uncommon for this particular Meet, a bit on the slower side, with horses often times not switching leads due to the tiring nature of the strip. But then the rains came 2 weeks ago. The track was sealed creating the usual faster surface over the wet going, but since drying out, obviously the maintenance responded differently, or perhaps the composite following the rains have changed things, as this main track now has that familiar Gulfstream zip in the surface we’re accustomed to seeing, quick throughout, now favoring those on or near the front end………..On the Derby scene, it was sad to see a career ending injury to Pletcher’s promising Violence, who’s been turned

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