Handicapping Horse Races – Horse Racing Handicappers

'Prime Picks' - Handicapping with Jeff Siegel

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!

Wednesday’s opener begins with a logical 4/5 favorite, #3 Champagneandlilies, in what appears to be an unplayable race. The Cerin-trained filly has that classic two-sprints-and-a-stretch out pattern, catches a below par field of bottom rung maiden claiming fillies and mares, and simply seems too obvious. We’ll let her win; the card offers much better value later on.

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.

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You can also find the best handicapping tips of the day from these Southern California Handicappers: