April Handicapping Myths

Xpressbet.com & Horseplayer.com's Jeremy Plonk has been using the Betmix online handicapping database to investigate some common handicapping myths. Read & click below for his discoveries in April.

Does Turf-to-Dirt Deliver?

While you’ll often hear horseplayers tout the “turf-to-dirt” angle, can we validate that as a positive move overall, or in certain situations?
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Were Lasix-Free Derby Preps Less Predictable?

With the announcement late last year that all Kentucky Derby qualifying points races would award points only if contested Lasix-free, many wondered (some aloud) about the performances to come. Would the lack of the anti-bleeder medication create chaos? Could you trust the results of the races? 
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More Time Between Starts?

What’s the best time between starts? Do all modern horses need more time or just the stakes performers?
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Derby Day 'Dumb' Money

You’ll often hear seasoned horseplayers and racetrackers talk about the ‘dumb’ money in the Kentucky Derby pools, not only in the big race, but the supporting features.
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Bet-Against Derby Alumni Next Out?

The taxing nature of the Kentucky Derby, its mile and one-quarter distance under 126 pounds and uniquely large field size, are reasons why many handicappers openly look to beat those runners in their next starts. 
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