Overlay, overlay: how to bet horses like a pro : Angel Cordero, Jr., Woody Stephens, P.G. Johnson, and Richard Migliore share their handicapping secrets

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Bonus Books, May 25, 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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Contents

What Is an Overlay1
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My First Overlay4
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Attacking the BeastT
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Bill Heller covers the Saratoga meet every summer and also writes a daily Saratoga Journal on his website. As the handicapper for the Schenectady Daily, he finished as the leading public handicapper for the 2000 Saratoga meet. This is his seventeenth book. He profiled Thoroughbred legends Go for Wand, Personal Ensign, and Forego; wrote Graveyard of Champions; and most recently authored Go For the Green, a handicapping book about turf racing. Heller was born in Liberty, New York, and graduated from the University of Albany.

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