Posted by j.f.y.i. on October 17, 1999 at 11:29:02:
Sorry to have started the handicapers inferno. I only raised the issue because I thought the powers that be(Jerry Brown?) would want to address the issue before things got too out of hand. And obviously for selfish interests. I have bought the picks in the past and may again in the future. Although looking at yesterday. It's frightening! Shut out at Belmont but it gets worse. Not one winner on the card was even mentioned as a use in the exacta or other exotic. That's off the radar screen for a big race day. In addition, Shaz "vulnerable favorite" and Corperate Halo"likely to bounce", horses targeted to be beaten,,both won.
At Keeneland...where it was a big race day..0 for the card.
At Santa Anita....Losing streak...did someone say it was three days running, was intact until the "Big Race", the Goodwood..the major prep for the Breeders Cup Classic. Thorograph SHINED here with the selection of Budroyale who paid $20 and defeated the big names, General Challenge and Old Trieste. Nice going there. Maybe this is the beginning of something good. I'm thinking about ordering today's picks because I can't see how you can be any worse and perhaps the slump, is about to turn. Prediction. Thorograph has a good Sunday on the line. Let's see if my crystal ball proves correct.