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Handicapping Angles Comments Section


Understanding horse racing handicapping angles can be the difference between winning and loosing. The comments section allows for a fast and effective way for you to see key details about each horse in today’s race to identify different handicapping angles and trainer clues. This information provides more insight into the capability of each horse in the current race and allows you to look at the races from many different angles based on your respective handicapping style and personal skill level.

The Comments below show just some of the many handicapping angles when using the InClover Handicapping software:



Among the many approches to handicapping, and whatever you put emphasis on comparing, the more elements that meet your handicapping style the further confidence will improve the comparison of one horse to another.

The following are just some top factors to consider when using the InClover handicapping software:

Class is a factor as trainers are constantly moving up and down in classes. It’s important to not just refer to the last race but also look at the race history as it pertains to the current distance and surface. Look for horses that are dropping in class. From example above (Down 2+ classes) is a horse significantly dropping in class from it's last race and is a significant threat.

Medication essentially includes Lasix and Bute. Lasix is the more widely used of the two, as Bute is only legal at certain tracks. From example above (1st time Lasix) is a horse using Lasix for the first time and this is a horse to watch as they will always improve.

Blinkers can totally change the ability of a horse. A trainer that knows his horses can have great success with blinker changes. Typically, “blinkers on” lead to more focus and improved early speed, while “blinkers off” result in more response in the stretch and better finishes. Keep in mind the trainer statistics on such horses and how each run style performs with each blinker change.

Layoffs are a factor as horses that have not raced in more than 90 days may need a race before performing well. More than 6 months off rarely perform well. If a horse’s last race was coming off a layoff, the horse is likely to improve.

Distance changes that Trainers pull off are called distance switches. A few to look out for and give extra consideration to are: Sprint-To-Route especially are very powerful. In contrast, a closer in a route seldom has much distance when placed in a sprint. Some horses like certain distances. If you see a horse that has run especially well at this distance, that is a very strong contender in the race.

Surface changes either turf or dirt relates to breeding and physical aspects of a horse which make them better on either turf or dirt, as it is very rare that a horse will run well on both surfaces.

Trainer changes can make a big difference, especially over the span of the horse's next few races. Pay attention to trainer changes. Some trainers do better than others when shipping in to a particular track. Watch for trainers that ship in to run against lesser competition.


So, always read these comments and be aware of any changes that may affect today’s performance, and be sure to keep this in mind during your handicapping process.

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