Overlay, Overlay: How to Bet Horses Like a Pro

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Bonus Books, 1990 - Games - 228 pages
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OVERLAYS -- horses who will pay more than they should -- are what every horseplayer seeks. They are the key to making money at the racetrack. East Coast handicapper Bill Heller has taken his 17 years of experience at the track and written Overlay, Overlay to help you increase your profits at the track. No elaborate point systems or crazy gimmicks, just sound handicapping advice that can be used at any racetrack in the country.

Besides Heller's own expert advice, some of the biggest names in racing share their own handicapping secrets:
-- Angel Cordero, Jr., tells why and when his mounts are poor bets.
-- Woody Stephens shows how his pre-race handicapping affects the directions he gives to his jockeys.
-- Jockey Richard Migliore and trainer P.G. Johnson take you horse by horse through one of their races to show what they look for when handicapping.

What is the relative importance of speed, class, and form? Why is it important to read a horse's past performance lines from the bottom to the top? What is the key to betting maiden races? Heller answers these and other questions so you can accurately analyze a race and determine which horses are overlays, and which overlays can beat the favorites and make you a winner. Using dozens of actual races as examples, Overlay, Overlay will be useful for all bettors, regardless of their betting sophistication.

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What Is an Overlay1
My First Overlay4
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About the author (1990)

In addition to authoring more than twenty books, award-winning writer Bill Heller contributes to Trainer Magazine and Canadian Sportsman. He also handicaps New York Thoroughbred racing for the Daily Gazette. His accolades include an Eclipse Award for writing on Thoroughbred racing, five first place honors in the American Horse Publications awards, and the William Leggett Breeders' Cup Award.

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