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The Snow Chief Stakes

Sometimes you will hear people who play multi-race sequences refer to a horse or a race as a free square. It usually refers to a short-priced favorite they expect to win, and if that is the case, they should be using it as a single in all their wagers on that sequence. While this can get dicey, and I will explain, I do not believe horse racing ever offers a free square. Where it gets tricky is there are times I will single a short-priced favorite, and you may say this is just semantics, [...]

The Free Square

Sometimes you will hear people who play multi-race sequences refer to a horse or a race as a free square. It usually refers to a short-priced favorite they expect to win, and if that is the case, they should be using it as a single in all their wagers on that sequence. While this can get dicey, and I will explain, I do not believe horse racing ever offers a free square. Where it gets tricky is there are times I will single a short-priced favorite, and you may say this is just semantics, [...]

By |2021-06-11T12:20:49-04:00June 11, 2021|Jon Stettin's Blog|

2021 Belmont Stakes – If You Like Two Use One

The easy way out if you like two horses is to use both in your multi-race wagers. Sure, I will do that occasionally, but often I will take those opportunities to use one. I look at it as I have a 50% chance of being right if my handicapping was good, and I like those odds. In the Belmont Stakes this year it comes down to two horses for me. I don’t think Bourbonic is fast enough or get the right setup to win. Essential Quality is a legit favorite in my book and [...]

By |2021-06-04T09:45:56-04:00June 4, 2021|Belmont Park Race Picks, Jon Stettin's Blog|

The Pennine Ridge Stakes – Can Lightning Strike Twice

Last week I wrote about betting a horse off a bad race and how it can be a profitable angle. It worked out well as Get Smokin went gate to wire at 4-1 off a 19-length loss. It was a good day. When I looked at the races this weekend, the same scenario popped up again. The Pennine Ridge is the feature at Belmont on Saturday, and I like a horse that finished up the track last out. Sure, it was in the Kentucky Derby but up the track is up the track. The [...]

By |2021-05-28T15:16:57-04:00May 28, 2021|Belmont Park Race Picks, Jon Stettin's Blog|

The Seek Again Stakes – Overlay Angles

Most handicappers love when they see a horse who is going to go off longer odds than they should or deserve to be. The overlay, as they say, is one of the better wagers at the racetrack. Whether you make your own projected morning or fair odds line or use the one provided by the racetrack, most players have an idea of what price is fair on a horse and that they would be willing to take, In the stake on Saturday at Belmont, The Seek Again, there is an angle I love and [...]

By |2021-05-21T15:15:31-04:00May 21, 2021|Belmont Park Race Picks, Jon Stettin's Blog|
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