Betting Strategy

Hello all - serious question here.

I am questioning my long held and decidedly mediocre betting strategy. I will place win bets on horses where I perceive some value, 4-1 and up, but more often key trifectas with the more likely favorite top tier, throwing in a horse with higher odds if I like past performance, trainer/jockey, etc.

Looking at the Breeders Cup entries for tomorrow, there is a lot of chalk that is hard to argue with. In your opinion, is it better to go with a win bet on a bet down favorite in hopes that they will at least return something? I wouldn't go with the trifecta in these cases because the return isn't usually worth the risk.

What are your thoughts?


  • wire2wirewire2wire Senior Member

    I bet to win on picks 4-1 or & place 4-1 to place & show on picks 10-1 and higher

    I like to box exactas and triples with my pick and 1st and 2nd morning line picks


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