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Honestly good long shots

Updated: June 18, 2012, 3:43 PM ET
By Jay Cronley | Special to ESPN.com

When a long shot wins a race, and you have it, the result is taken as an example of your handicapping skill.

When a long shot finishes first and you don't have it, you're sure you've been fixed.

More long shot winners are written off to cheaters than are attributed to bad handicappers or to good trainers. Blaming rascals for upset winners is easier to take than blaming yourself for not betting $8 more to win a thousand. The problem with calling everything that pays more than $35 ...

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