In the modern world of greyhound racing players have been forced to play exotic wagers to get a reasonable return on their larger investments. When you compare the $100,000 plus win pools of thoroughbred racing to the anemic greyhound racing pools of less than $1,000 and the reason becomes clear. To extract any value at all in the sport of greyhound racing you must play exotic pools.
Things to do in Peterborough this weekend – I play both sports in completely different ways. What works in horse racing will not work in greyhound racing. It requires two completely different skill sets. When asked which I prefer my answer is always horse racing. It only makes sense if you think about it. When playing the horses I am simply looking for likely winners and then seeing if playing that horse to win will be profitable for me. In greyhound racing I have to find a winner then evaluate 7 other contenders to run with my key winner.
Things to do in Peterborough this weekend – The first step are handicapping obviously.
In my opinion I would only be doing you a disservice by trying to summarize how to handicap greyhounds in this short article.
That is why I created an online greyhound university to teach. It takes training, time and effort to become good at handicapping. It certainly isn’t something I can teach in this short article. But I can give you a few pointers and how to apply them to playing win pools.
Things to do in Peterborough this weekend – Speed, Class, Early Speed and Form are the primary fundamentals of greyhound handicapping. Those are the basics. Past that it is opportunity. That would be the set up of the race you are analyzing. None of those factors mean much if a greyhound is in a race that presents conditions that will give it a long shot of winning. There is much information online that you can Google and read for free on the topic of Speed, Class, Early Speed and Form. Using that information you will develop your handicapping method.
Once you have a method you need to determine how accurate it is. In today’s world of online data it is much easier than ever to gather results and see how your picks perform. You need to play on paper and compile results and statistics to know how good you are at picking winners. Most handicappers find that they perform better in some races than others. Some players specialize in Maiden races, or route races etc. Know what your strengths are and what your average win.