My betting strategy is simple, and most say ineffective (especially my husband). I rely heavily on the horses looks and karma. I am a huge fan of seeing the horses up close and betting based on what I see. I root for the underdog, and like to let them know I think they can do it. I like fields of 8 or less. It’s a given your odds of winning go up when the number in the field goes down. I put my trust (and my money) on these philosophies. It’s hard to do all of this by looking at a computer screen, but I’ll try my best. I’ll leave you with this: I don’t always come out a winner, but leaving the track even is enough for me!
Race 1: A 7 horse field is my kind of race! I like #2 Graybignbadlikedad because, well, he’s gray. I also like his 6/1 ML odds 🙂
Race 2: Having 11 horses in a race is ridiculous. I’m going with #9 Harling’s Darling because I was told to pick a horse in every race.
Race 3: I like #6 It’s Time to Reign because at 20/1 in an 8 horse race I want to see it rain some green 🙂
Race 4: Again with 10 horses, bad idea. I’ll go with #10 Whatsnottolike because he’s the only one from Maryland 🙂 Lovin’ me some northeast!
Race 5: 12 horses!! What is this, the Jr. Kentucky Derby?! Exacta Box: #3 Silver Value and #6 Money Clip because I feel like I’m just handing over the money clip on this one.
Race 6: 10 horse race. I am going with #5 Five Lilly because I thought it said Filly Lilly when I read it and that is our pups name 🙂 12/1 ML is great too!
Race 7: I’ll go with #11 A Little Off because we are all a little off every now and again 🙂 Best of luck with this 12/1 payout
Race 8: Bring on the 8 horse races! This is what I’m taking about. My pick is #3 Saratoga Blitz because, let’s be honest, Saratoga is my track. Hometown love to my NY roots.
Race 9: I am choosing #10 Happy Fella in this race solely because of the name….again. I don’t like that he’s a chestnut (sorry honey, they just aren’t my favorite), but how can a horse NOT do well with a name like Happy Fella! At 5/1 he isn’t bad odds either.
Race 10: Maiden Claimers….I haven’t mentioned it before but these are some of my FAVORITE races. EVERY horse has a chance to win their first race. These are the babes you really route for, because it’s their chance to shine. Even though it’s a large field, I’ll go with #2 Colorado Daydream because I am always dreaming of the day I’ll get to go back to Colorado. I am a cold weather girl, so what’s with this SPRING weather in January?
Go BIG or go home….and good luck my fellow horse racing fans 🙂