Don’t Overlook Jockey Trends And Angles at Del Mar & Saratoga
By Noel Michaels
A horse’s jockey is one of the most important handicapping elements to consider before making a bet on a race. When making selections, the jockey and various jockey moves and trends should always be considered in conjunction with your other handicapping angles to come up with your best possible pick in every race.
Two of the best jockey colonies anywhere, at any time of the year, are currently in action at the summer’s premier race meets at Saratoga and Del Mar. With roughly a week of action in the books at both tracks, let’s take a closer look at which jockeys are setting up for big seasons at The Spa, and at Del Mar.
Handicapping based solely on jockeys is not recommended, but it is possible to make a decent return on investment if you know how to pick your spots with this very basic handicapping information. Horseplayers must weigh factors such as speed, pace, class, distance, and surface in order to come up with their bets, while also taking into consideration the horse’s trainer, and the horse’s current form and readiness to run its best race. Nevertheless, no matter how well a horse is prepared… (m0re)