If you want an easy winner in a horse race, there is one situation that produces proven winners every day. It’s also one of the fastest spot games to find because it stands out. All you have to do is scan a race and these winners will jump off the page to you, and yet they still go for great prices, in fact, some are even long shots. If you think these claims are a lot of hot air, I’ll prove it to you with actual examples that I’ve recently cashed tickets on, and you can judge for yourself if this is just another come on.
On Saturday, August 28, 2010 at Del Mar Race Track, I cashed in two good winning tickets on horses that took seconds to spot. One of these winners paid $11.60 and the other paid $4.20. For a basic bet of $4, I collected $15.80. I admit they don’t win all the time, but you’d be surprised how often these spot games win. I have written countless articles on these plays and yet the public still let them go at great prices.
I’m talking about the spot game that I call “The Only One”. The only one simply means that the horse is the only one in the race to have won both the distance and the course. It is the only one in the race that has demonstrated the ability to do what is asked. It is so easy and quick to find these great winners. Just scan the race and look at the numbers for running on the course and distance. If you find a horse with a win in each of them, and it is the only horse in the race to get a tick in each of these two categories, it is a game.
In the past I have had big winners this way and have also documented them in other articles. So what horses am I talking about at Del Mar? In the sixth race, “Where’s the Remote,” was the only horse with a win at Del Mar and a win over the distance. The gray gelding had actually just won over that very track on the turf. He was 5-2 on the morning line but was bet down to 6-5 and paid, $4.20. More than doubling my money on such a horse was nice, but the best was yet to come.
In today’s feature race, the Grade l Pacific Classic Stakes, only one horse had won over the distance and at Del Mar. Other horses had won at Del Mar and other horses had won at the distance, but not both. Not only was there an Only One in this race, but the horse had also won the same race last year! “This horse must be the favorite,” you say to yourself.
“Richard’s Kid,” the horse I am writing about, was the only one and he went off 9-2 and paid $11.60. I couldn’t believe the crowd let him off with such generous odds, but easy winners and quick picks are what this amazing spot game is all about. I have been handicapping for decades and make a living teaching other people how to handicap. When I tell them about such spot games and they look for them, they are always amazed at how easy it is to pick winners and how much common sense is involved. These horses are truly top bets and proven winners.