On a current journey to the OTB (Off Track Betting parlor), I overheard an old-timer pontificate about the uselessness of the "show" wager. His exact words, "Anybody which makes a present bet is an idiot" ;.I must respectfully disagree.
The "show" wager may be the bet that is put on your own horse in the event that you anticipate it will finish first, second, or third VIPBox. You will cash your ticket if your horse finishes within these top three positions. The show money is distributed by simply how much show money is wagered on each of the top three finishers plus the full total show money wagered on every one of the horses that finish off the board. This additional show cash is then equally divided among the most truly effective three finishers adding it to their show dough.
Handicapping horse races by its very nature tests your mental acuity and observational talents. If you are just beginning in the horse racing handicapping game or even a journeyman handicapper, the "show" wager is extremely useful.
Granted, if one talks about the Tote board the most used wagers by dollar volume bet will be the WIN and Exacta. In fact, more cash pours to the PLACE, Trifecta, and Superfecta pools than the SHOW betting pool. Why place a SHOW wager?? You will find several reasons.
First, You might wish to preserve your bankroll. One often sees online or on some horse pick sheet the recommendation of certain horses, but what really jumps off the page may be the dollar amount the handicapper indicates you need to wager. Keep your wallet, do your own personal handicapping, and place a present wager to preserve your bankroll. Particularly if you're not confident your horse will win or new to handicapping.
Second, there is no value in the favorite. In this scenario you might wish to identify a horse that looks like it will race well, but will not function as winner. In this instance you might earn more income on your own show wager than the favorites win payout.
Third, a horse you've clearly identified together that may finish on the board outside of the professional handicappers distinct favorites. Under this scenario, should the favorites fail going to the board, the show payout could become quite high. You will note the lazy man's wager is an over the board bet. If he wager's two dollars over the board on the favorite and the favorite falters to say a fourth place all the show money on that horse goes to the three top finishers.
Fourth, Show wagering develops disciplined cash management. Start out with a budget of twenty dollars for the race day. Allocate, two dollars toward each race on the card and practice your handicapping with the show wager. You can have some fun and benefit from the races at the same time, whilst preserving your bankroll. You might wish to try a challenging "rolling show parlay" in an endeavor to bump up your bankroll. This can be a topic that'll be addressed in a future article.
As you will see for those just beginning handicapping the races or people that have a small entertainment budget, the show wager may be the smartest bet on the wagering menu. Preserve your bankroll, have some fun, and produce a show wager.