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 during February.
ARE TURF SPRINTS CHAOTIC?
Because of the close quarters, larger fields and often tighter finishes on turf, do these turf sprints actually turn out any less predictable – thus, more chaotic – than other races?
BEST PLACE TO FIND THE BRIDGEJUMP?
Are bridge-jumper opportunities best sought in smaller-pool, nighttime signals?
IS RELIABILITY ATTACHED TO PURSE STRINGS?
Are cheaper races are less reliable than larger-purse races?
TAMPA BAY DOWNS, 'QUIRKY' OR CLICHE?
You can’t watch 2 races at Tampa Bay Downs without hearing about how ‘quirky’ the main track is. From TV commentators to railbirds, it’s a common refrain. But is it true?