by Dick Mitchell
Improve Your Results In 12 Easy Steps --
Take The Mitchell Handicapping Course
The year 2000 was the last year of the twentieth
century. It was not the turn of the millennium. January 1, 2001, was the
first day of the twenty-first century. The reason we mention this is to
demonstrate a simple point: if you hear something often enough, regardless
of its truth or falsity, it takes on the mantle of truth. Same for the
principles of handicapping. There's a lot of stuff out there that
handicappers believe to be true, but the data say otherwise.
Dick Mitchell has made an exhaustive study of
over 750,000 races and has the facts. He knows exactly what wins races and
what doesn't. He has put together a program that's absolutely spectacular.
He calls it The Twelve Steps To Handicapping Mastery. This twelve part handicapping
course is organized on a step-by-step basis. Each lesson consists of an audio lecture and booklet which demonstrates the principles involved. Do you have
to wait until you've completed all twelve lessons before you can begin cashing in on these principles?
Absolutely not. With each lesson, you be able to apply what you've learned and
see immediate results at the win window. The good news is this process is
cumulative and you'll learn at a pace that's comfortable to you. Dick
Mitchell believes that repetition is the mother of skill. It's much better
to learn things a step at a time, rather than try to master a lot of
material at one time.
You'll learn which races to play and which to pass.
You'll learn how to make each type of bet properly. No more exacta boxes,
except in very special cases. No more four-horse trifecta boxes which
guarantee at least 23 losing bets. You'll learn not only how to bet the
trifecta properly, you'll learn how to handicap for "place and
Each principle you'll learn is rock-solid and based
upon a very large number of races, not anecdotal observations. You'll
learn how to give each of the major handicapping factors their proper
weight based on the type of race and the relative abilities of the
contenders. You'll learn the factors that fool the public into
establishing "false favorites." As you'll learn, the best races
to play are the ones that contain a "false favorite."
The secret to winning at thoroughbred racing is to
simply find races that are offering more value for the associated risk
that you are taking. For example, you estimate a horse's chances to win at
30% and the public makes him the 2-1 favorite. Pass this race. If,
however, this same horse were going off at 3-1, bet it with both hands. In
the first case, you are at a 10% disadvantage. You're literally burning
money by making the bet. The second case puts you at a 20% advantage.
You're not guaranteed to win this particular bet, but if you keep betting
with a 20% advantage, you can only win in the long run. This course will
teach you how to properly estimate a horse's chance to win.
The advent of multi-track simulcasting has forever
changed the landscape of thoroughbred handicapping. Now we have more
opportunities than ever, but at a price. That price is time. We have the
challenge of having to handicap more races than we actually have time to
do. Consider picking up a simulcast-edition of the Daily Racing Form
that contains past performances for five tracks. This means we have
somewhere between 40 and 50 races to look at. If it takes just 15 minutes
per race, that's at least 10 hours of handicapping. We know that it's
impossible to remain sharp for that length of time. Even if we use a
computer and download all these races, we still must take the time to
Mitchell has solved this problem. Whether you use a
computer or not, Mitchell shows you exactly how to scan the races for what
he calls "profit opportunities." These are profit-packed
opportunities based of one of these twelve principles which you yourself
will have rigorously tested and proven. This time-saving skill alone is
worth the price for this course.
There are two components to each bet you make. The
first is the selection (handicapping) component. The second is the
decision (betting) component. They both have to play together in order to
come out on top of this difficult game. Most of the handicapping
literature addresses the selection component and pays lip service to the
decision component. In fact, there are very few books that give proper
betting strategy. Mitchell thinks this is why so few players really
understand this game. A perfect example of this is the current literature
on the subject of exacta wagering. The selection component is the ability
to handicap the "place horse." (Handicapping the place horse is
actually harder than handicapping the winner.) The decision component is
how to make the bet properly. How often have you seen both components
mentioned together? In order to win consistently at thoroughbred racing
both components must be present. Every bet must carry a positive player
edge or you're gambling as opposed to investing.
The purpose of The Twelve Steps To Handicapping
Mastery is to teach you one step at a time exactly how to become a
parimutuel investor. Gambling is for losers. Mitchell will teach you how
to take the gamble out of thoroughbred handicapping and wagering.
The bottom line is you'll learn how Dick Mitchell
thinks and acts. If you do the same things he does, you'll get the same
results he gets. He has been a winning player since the early eighties.
Here's a chance to take your handicapping and wagering skills to the next
level. Each month you will learn a new skill that will pay for itself in
spades. With each lesson, you'll learn a winning principle that has withstood
the test of time.
Any one of these twelve principles can lead you to the
win window. Taken together, they are awesome. This course will pay for
itself over and over again with each issue.
It's not an exaggeration to say that the material in
this course has the power to create a second income. With each lesson, you'll
learn a winning principle and you'll be able to cash it at the win window.
This course will pay out of all proportion to the money spent on it. Where
else can you invest $95 and reap a lifetime income?
P.S. You have no idea of the value you'll receive from
this course. For example, in the very first lesson, Step One,
Mitchell will share a play that comes up every
day where he earns $1.40 for every dollar he puts through the mutuels.
This play alone is worth the price of this course and has been
statistically validated by Jim Bayles of SportStat and Mark Cramer of the