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by Dave LItfin

This revised edition is even bigger and better than Litfin's original 1995 title. The new handicapping data and features that have emerged in the last decade are all extensively reviewed and outlined in this text. New York's premier handicapper and author arms today's handicapper with all of today's modern betting techniques. New dimensions in computer handicapping, recordkeeping, trainer and jockey stats, and Thoroughbred pattern cycles are just a few of the new and improved hot topics.
Download Expert Handicapping: Winning Insights into Betting Thoroughbreds (Drf Handicapping Library) epub
ISBN: 1932910840
ISBN13: 978-1932910841
Category: Sports
Subcategory: Individual Sports
Author: Dave LItfin
Language: English
Publisher: Daily Racing Form; Revised Edition edition (October 11, 2007)
Pages: 294 pages
ePUB size: 1373 kb
FB2 size: 1293 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 120
Other Formats: mbr azw lrf txt

Steel balls
This is one of the very best intermediate to advanced handicapping books out there. Litfin brings out concepts that no one else in the DRF universe is touching on, in fact, he's the first person in the DRF family to embrace the Ragozin/Thorograph numbers and talk about analyzing a horse's form in relation to itself. Players who use the concepts he talks about (many of which are Len Ragozin's theories, but applied not only to Sheets style numbers, but to Beyer numbers as well). At the same time, he also talks extensively about money management, particularly in relation to the Pick 4. A lot of what's in the book could be gleaned from Len Ragozin's The Odds Must Be Crazy and Steven Crist's Exotic Betting, but Litfin presents them in a much more concise and clear manner, particularly the Ragozin theories. Throw in some useful thoughts about synthetics, and you have a go-to book.

It's hard in this game to find an edge on the other players out there. Many of us have read the same books and find horses the same ways-- Beyers, running styles, workouts; none of these are secrets, and they tend to lead you to the horses everyone else is playing. Litfin's book gets you thinking in ways that the other players aren't. I'm identifying more price horses than ever since reading this, particularly with 3 year olds in the springtime. Both my win percentage and the average price of my winners have been going up, and I'm also finding more of those unlikely horses who used to blow up my trifecta tickets underneath.
Vital Beast
I found some ideas that were vague and not of any real use. The book is complicated if you want to find ways to beat the races. I suppose somewhere in the book there is alot of information. But, I didn't find anything to help me.
.Everyone can pick up some information from the book.
Cool book, but unfortunately, I use Kindle for the iPhone, and the scanned DRF pages that are used as examples throughout the book are almost completely illegible. Would probably be fine on a dedicated Kindle or in the print edition, but cannot recommend for iPhone use.
Although I respect Mr.Lufkin's ability as a handicapper, I am somewhat disappointed with the book. The first 136 pages of this book are all about handicapping with the "Ragozin's Sheets".