HE'S YOUR EYES AT
AND ON THE BACKSIDE
For years the Voice of Northwest Horse Racing.
One of the leading Handicappers in Washington State for 43 years.
During his years at Longacres racetrack and
now at Emerald Downs, he's always been
regarded as one of the best handicappers in the area. Often not only
leading in winners but setting high standards in R.O.I. His comments
alone tell you about his experience in the game. He's owned horses
since 1975 and at this time buys, then forms syndicates. He's worked
close with his trainers over the years and has spent time in the shed
row. One thing he's learned over the years is the trainer is the
So many fallacies, his pet peeve are bandages. Some are useful,
You'll never hear him talk about them, nor talk about
"bounce," for years it had been known as "knocked
out." Lately it's hardly mentioned. Another is "kidney
sweat," no such thing, ask veterinarians.
He watches every race twice, live and re-play; if
necessary he'll check the tapes. Trip handicapping is his game. Now
money management that's a different ball game. With all the various
bets available it's getting tougher and tougher. Back in the days of
win-place-show plus the daily double it was a snap. The biggest problem
we all have is what happens when you get to the window. Yes, it happens
to him also. But Predictor says don't listen to tips they'll bury you.
He’s often been asked about tips and getting inside information,
he chuckles, in all his years only one time
has he had the trainer say we'll win today? The best information is
what you see in the paddock and post parade. The paddock/saddling area
is a must watch how the horse acts being saddled. Don't be concerned
about a horse being saddled away from others, no big deal, he's fine
and the trainer is doing everyone a favor. In the State of Washington any
horse that falls, (flips) in the paddock is an automatic scratch, many
other states nothing, I wouldn't want to bet
that horse. These are a few tidbits you'll pick up by following the
Predictor. At his home base
Emerald Downs, he's known to tell it like it is.
HE’S ALL HEART
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