Using Charts to Handicap Horse Races For Horse Racing Betting Profits


Using Charts to Handicap Horse Races For Horse Racing Betting Profits

Charts are the written record of a race that tells every horses position at certain calls during the race as well as giving a summary of the race and a comment on each horse’s effort. If that sounds like a lot of information to you, you’re right. It is a lot of information with very little waste. Charts, other than your own observations during the race, are the cleanest and best handicapping tool.

You may wonder how charts will help you to handicap or how they can possibly be better than past performances. The reason that charts are so useful for your horse racing betting is because the summary and comments describe the action that occurred and account for why certain horses didn’t measure up to the expectations that were placed on them or why others seemed to perform beyond their capability.

There is nothing worse than finding a horse who seemed to run a super race and backing it and then watching it turn in a mediocre performance, but it happens all the time. Admittedly, nothing is static in the world of horse racing, so there will be variations in performances from race to race, but sometimes the reason isn’t the form cycle. There is always the bounce factor, where a horse will throw in a clinker after a superior effort, but there is also the luck factor.

An example of the luck factor is a horse who races in a race where other horses took a bad spill and left it all alone on the lead. The horse may be unchallenged or challenged by an inferior horse and appear to run a spectacular race. Unless you watched the race or read the charts, however, you wouldn’t know that the other horses fell and therefore, wouldn’t know that the horse benefited greatly by the other horse’s bad luck.

If you don’t get to watch a race the next best thing is to read the chart. It almost takes you to the races and can often lead to some very nice winners. When you start reading charts, be sure to keep notes and a list of horses to watch. Look for horses who ran into trouble that was none of their doing or an insane pace scenario. The comments for those horses seldom tell the whole story and they can produce some very nice profits from your horse racing betting.

The most consistent horse racing systems have to have the basics and a handicapper must understand the basics. I have been around horse racing for 50 years including as an owner. Without the basics the rest is not going to do any good. If you want to learn how a horse owner and insider handicaps just go to and get the truth.

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