We didn't execute
This is like looking at your divorce papers. It's like doing your taxes and wondering where the money went. It must be like the Jacksonville pro football coach looking at game film.This is a review of the Gold Cup race in New York and a reassessment of my bets. It's supposed to be a learning experience. There's a tendency to say what coaches say, we didn't execute. Instead there is no way around what happened. It turns out this is an anatomy of rotten handicapping. A big race like this shows why people love betting horse encounters of the second kind, racing in the sticks. At the Grade 1 races, horses are almost always healthy. A half dozen of them have legitimate chances to win. In the sticks, favorites can be thrown out like the day before yesterday's fish leftovers. In the sticks, entire fields occasionally come to the racing fields wrapped almost like mummies. Sometimes the first three favorites can be laughed off. Simply put, big races are harder to figure. Little raced long shots make more sense.
If you feel like you can get a favorite out of the money, it's time to bet.
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