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Updated: June 11, 2012, 7:08 PM ET
By Jay Cronley | Special to ESPN.com

With so many horse players having gone zero for the Triple Crown series, perhaps it's time to refigure the way to best handicap a horse race.

Opinion without good picks is nonsense.

First off, the Beyer numbers -- many look at these figures as a substitute for solid thought and good logic. It isn't a bad line of reasoning: Let somebody far smarter than I am pick a winner. But the Beyer numbers aren't intended to be a pick-all, the cure-all. The Beyer number is a handicapping tool, ...

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