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Greyhound Handicapping - What To Do When "What Works" Stops Working

January 10, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 151

We all know the thrill of finding something that works at the dog track. Whether it's a spot play that comes in a lot at your track or a dog that you follow that wins and yet isn't over bet, there's nothing better than knowing that there's at least one thing that you can make money on almost every time you play it.

But sooner or later, these little things that you find that work, stop working. The spot play you could depend on comes in 3rd and the dog that wins at good odds gets bet down to less than even odds every time it shows up on the program. What made you money is making you lose money and that's no fun. Worse yet, if you're like me, you can't figure out why it stopped working.

This kind of thing used to drive me crazy until I figured out what I could do about it. Nothing. Believe it or not, realizing that there is absolutely nothing I can do to control what comes in at the greyhound track was a breakthrough for me. It may be obvious to you and everyone else, or it might not be, but the only control I have at the dog track is my bet.

First of all, I can choose to bet on a race - or not. I control that, not the dogs or the trainers or the track, itself. And if I choose to bet a race, I also control the type of bet, the amount of the bet and which dog or dogs I bet on. That's it. After that, it's all up to the dogs. It might seem really simple, but it's a very important point.

Once you understand that, you can accept that things will work for a while and then stop working, because the situation or the dog or the track bias has changed. You can't control any of those things, but you can control how you handicap for them. The dynamics of dog racing are constantly changing and the smart handicapper is flexible enough to change his or her method to match this.

The smart handicapper is always alert for shifts that make one or more factors more important at the tracks they follow. When there's a morning shower and you know that your track drains toward the inside, you'll know to play the dogs that run mid track and outside until the inside dries out.

When a new litter arrives on the scene and the first one moves rapidly up through three grades in three races, you'll know to watch the other ones to see if they have that same potential, before the crowd gets onto it. It's by being ever alert, ever watchful, ever open to find changes and shifts in anything that affects the outcome of the races, that you'll keep finding things that work that will make you money until they stop working and you find something else that does.

To win at the dog track, you need the best Greyhound handicapping systems. You can find systems, articles and tips to help you win at the dog track from over 30 years of experience at http://www.ebnetr.com

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