How many minutes or hours do you spend handicapping in a greyhound race? How many factors do you consider? They are all different in their approach, but it should come as no surprise that they are all basically looking at the same thing. How do you get an advantage when everyone works with the same information? What can you do to get the advantage?
Have a “home greyhound track”.
With online greyhound betting being so popular now, many players have abandoned the concept of having a home court. If you look back a decade or more, most of the players went to a track to play. They knew the track, the kennels, the trainers and everything related to the track. He could still play other tracks on the simulcast screens, but normally he played all the races on the start track and paid attention to every detail.
My mentor played at the Mobile Greyhound Park. I remember him telling me a story about morning races and how the sun affected them. For two or sometimes three races in the afternoon, the sun would be at an angle to shine directly into the eyes of the greyhounds on the front leg. He had begun to realize this, as well as certain greyhounds it seemed to affect. Some of those greyhounds were favorites on the track, the kind that almost always have odds of less than 2-1. My friend noticed that the effect the sun had on the puppies made them not even earn money most of the time if they drew during this time. He took advantage of this for several months by putting the races at a disadvantage as if these crowd favorites weren’t even in the race. I remember him telling me that he did several “billiard shots”, taking the entire pool of trifecta away.
My friend LJ knew “one thing”. And knowing one thing can make you profitable.
That example is an extreme example, but it points out what you can do with information that no one else has. Learning things that no one else knows is difficult. But knowing things that only a few know is easier. And these are things you don’t have to be a genius for.
How does the rain affect the track in general?
How does the rain affect the track directly in front of the pits?
What is the bias of the track for all distances?
Greyhound trends like wrestlers, railroad killers, and more.
A few weeks ago I saw a greyhound at 4/5 with a minute left in the mail. This greyhound was in frame 7 and between two wrestlers. The chances of these gray clouds being affected were quite high. Meanwhile, there was a nice dropper on the railing with mediocre lines that the crowd was ignoring. If the favorite wasn’t sitting between two fighters, ignoring the pup on the railing would have been smart. But not this race. The crowd favorite rose for the show with my 7/1 shot on top and a 25/1 pump in place.
The result for me was a $ 660 for $ 1 trifecta. Nice!
Therefore, the title of this article can be a bit misleading. It is not just one thing. But it is a series of one thing. A little thing here and there can really contribute to your bottom line each month.
Have a clue from home. Know all about it. Especially that “One thing!”