Re: Backyard Brawl (298 Views)
Posted by: Mathcapper
Date: August 06, 2019 11:47PM
> Most meaningful gambling news of the weekend:
> NYRA doesn't allow the bots the same access to the
> late pick 5 that they have in the other pools.
> HINT: Put your money here where there is already
> a low takeout. (Compare yesterday's pick 5 to
> pick 4 and you will see what I'm saying on takeout
> and bots front. Maybe Mathcapper can see if there
> is a significant difference here or if they
> played/paid out as expected??)
> Perfect weather, great camaraderie, terrific
> handicapping discussions nearly every day and
> race. No where I would rather be!! (This should be
> NYRA's Tag line for advertising the Spa).
Good to see you again Richie, great time and thx for the heads up on that Pk5 pool info. I checked Sunday's results and the Pk5 did indeed pay much higher than expected, more than double what it should have paid in fact, while the Pk4 paid around 35% less than expected.
Could be just a fluke though. Even if the computer guys aren't involved in the Pk5 I wouldn't expect that significant a difference in value on a day-to-day basis. But I'll be checking the results over the rest of the meet, along with the new Empire 6 bet, to see if there are any consistent findings in terms of value offered by either of those bets.
Btw, not sure if you're aware but your tagline isn't far off from Saratoga's actual tagline, and I second your sentiment. The seemingly neverending addition of structures to the surroundings may have diminished the country fair and nostalgic feel for some, but for us lifelong cappers it's still and will always be horseplayer heaven.