The following are some general
guidelines followed by many pros which will give you a 'leg up' on
many other bettors (first four tips out of 11 basics):
1)When betting straight,
restrict your bets to win and show only.
2)As a general rule, bet
horses you like with odds of 5-1 or greater to win and odds of 5-1 or
less, to place.
3)Pay close attention to horses' recent performances. Form handicapping has a lot of merit, and
you face your best chances with a horse in top condition.
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