Beckron wrote:If I'm going to spend my time handicapping I am going to bet with confidence on MY selections. I will not let high odds talk me on or off of a horse. The horse has the same chance in my eyes no matter what the odds say.
My intent is not to try and make you change anything you do. If what you are doing makes your experience at the races enjoyable and satisfactory, then you
should be very content. For me odds determine who I will bet.
Beckron wrote:My goal is to win every race I bet. Not a percentage of them, every single race. If this was all about mathematics it wouldn't be sport to me, it would be a job.
My goal is to win as much money as I can. I can't win money if I bet horses where the odds are too low in light of the chances of winning.
Beckron wrote:When someone gets into a slump the natural thing to do is to start pressing and talking yourself into horses that have higher odds but a lower percentage chance to win, at least in your own eyes. All I told Mitch was to stick with what he knows. He's a very good handicapper and is probably starting to question his ability. He shouldn't.
I think it's the other way around. People pressing generally gravitate towards lower priced horses just to cash a ticket. People will often, however, chase lost money late in a card by betting longshots.
Beckron wrote:I don't find other types of gaming entertaining in the least. Standing amongst all those people at a craps table skeeves me out. I would just as soon you poke me in the eye with a sharp stick.
Sports betting and poker aren't bad alternatives.