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!

One of the oldest axioms in racing is “pace makes the race.” The victory by Johnny Eves in Sunday’s 3rd race, the Palos Verdes Handicap, is a perfect illustration of how form can be drastically altered by early fractions and race shape. In his last start, the El Conejo Handicap, the 5 year old son of Skimming couldn’t cope with the blazing early splits dished out by Machismo (:21 1/5, :44 flat), got discouraged, and was virtually eased.

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: