Horse Racing Tips from a Top Race Handicapper

Horse owner, breeder and HRTV analyst Jeff Siegel also happens to be Southern California's premier handicapper. Check his blog each day before you play!

Handicapping, in short, refers to analyzing the race to come up with best predicted outcome, or pick. There are many angles when it comes to picking a winner. Using some of the help from the professional handicappers below, you can determine your own angle on placing a bet. For more information on how to bet or wager, click here.

Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 20:32
We don’t have much to work with in the early Daily Double. Class dropping #4 Brendolyn should be odds-on in the opener and if she’s half right she’ll be hard to beat. #2 Shebang has run well over the course in the past and if the favorite doesn’t fire, she’s the logical beneficiary. In the 2nd race, both #2 Ditto This and #6 Dances With Tigers are racing in good from and it would be somewhat of a surprise if the winner wasn’t one of those two. Not much value, though.
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Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 07:53
We’ve got a 2-day Pick-6 carryover to attack today and it’s estimated that the pool with reach $3 million. Let’s dive in.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 18:00
We have another Pick-6 Carryover Wednesday - $169,419 in the pool as we kick things off – and the card is typically deep and challenging. We’ll pass the early Daily Double that presents little wagering value and kick things off with the 3rd race.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 08:55
1. Dunkirk 2. Pioneerof the Nile 3. OId Fashioned 4. Friesan Fire 5. Desert Party 6. Midshipman 7. The Pamplemouuse 8. Stardom Bound 9. Capt. Candyman Can 10. Patena
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Sunday, February 22, 2009 - 06:22
Today’s early Daily Double doesn’t look all that enticing. In the 1st race, #2 You Is What You Is probably will be a short price but he hasn’t won since last June and seemed a little sluggish in his last race. He certainly could win, but there’s no value here. The 2nd race sees #5 Lady Lumberjack returning to the maiden ranks and shortening up to a sprint after finishing a respectable fourth in the Santa Ysabel Stakes. Any one of her three lifetime starts probably would be good enough to beat this field, but she’s also likely to be even money or less. Pass.
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Saturday, February 21, 2009 - 05:46
Here’s a typical Santa Anita Saturday program – competitive fields with a very tough and challenging Pick-6 sequence.
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