Today is the first Saturday in May, so it's not only the day I send out this month's newsletter, but it's the day of racing's biggest event, "the most exciting 2 minutes in sports", the 129th running of The Kentucky Derby!

I have examined this race from every different angle and approach I could think of, including a careful study of the last 11 winners, to arrive at a "profile" of a present day Kentucky Derby winner.

And I know what it takes in terms of breeding, conditioning, and foundation to win this one special race.

Not to mention the absolute key signals of next out readiness a developing 3 year old must display to be considered a top contender for the Roses.

There are a number of factors that must be present in one or preferably both of a Kentucky Derby hopeful's final 2 prep races for it to have a chance at an in the money finish, let alone the win.

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Before I get into the meat of this newsletter, I just want to recommend a movie to everyone, due for release on July 25th. I don't know the exacta title of it, but it's about the life of one of the most extraordinary equine athletes to ever step onto a racetrack, Sea Biscuit.

If you are a fan of thoroughbred horseracing, and obviously you are, you will love this story, and I would guess you will shed a few tears also. I'm familiar with this horse's history, and I can tell you that after seeing a segment about him recently on public TV, I have to consider him the greatest thorougbred of all time.

You may walk out of the movie thinking the same thing, as you wipe your eyes.

This month's topic is Speed Figures.

It's my belief that speed figures are the most widely used handicapping factor of all. They are everywhere. Track programs, software programs, racing forms, and elsewhere.

If there is an odds on favorite in a race, it's a good bet that he has the biggest speed figure. While odds on favorites with the biggest speed figure win a good percentage of the time, betting only them, or any favorite for that matter all the time, will result in a negative R.O.I.

You simply cannot make money at this game by betting only favorites. Or the best speed figure horses.

So why the discussion of speed figures? Because you can increase your odds of making money by using them correctly. But I'll say right up front that "using" them includes some guess work and interpretation.

As with everything else in this game of thoroughbred horseracing, there are no sure fire ways of accurately predicting the outcome of a race with a high degree of certainty by interpreting the speed figures that are there right in front of us for every race.

But on occasion we can locate good betting opportunities and value situations by including an analysis of speed figures.

And that's what making money at this game is all about. Connecting on the value plays we uncover that happen to click.

For the purposes of this discussion, I will be referring to the Beyer speed figures that are found only in the Daily Racing Form (and nowhere else), because that is the publication I personally use for past performances, and those are the speed figures I happen to think are the best.

One of the key ways we can utilize speed figures is to first identify the horse with the best last out number and use that as a starting point for this process, which is not a substitute for our handicapping method, but simply an addition to it that we can use to our advantage.

And the analysis and interpretation of speed figures should only take a short amount of time.

It's not a bad idea when scanning races to use speed figures to see if you can determine whether or not there may be enough value to go ahead and fully handicap and construct wagers.

What I do is put a big red checkmark over the highest last out Beyer speed figure. And I also put a red underline for each entry's high Beyer showing in the p.p.'s.

I say showing in the p.p.'s because in the Daily Racing Form the usual maximum number of past performances listed is 12, and the lifetime high Beyer, which is displayed in the upper right hand segment of each horse's p.p.'s, could be a good bit higher if that horse has had quite a few more races than the dozen showing.

The first thing I will want to notice is if the high Beyer horse has run a lifetime best race in that last outing. Or even a recent best race in the p.p.'s that are showing.

If so, how much of an improvement was it over his last outing or few outings, and over his previous best?

The reason for this exercise is to try to give a best "estimate" as to whether this horse will regress (bounce) from that strong last out performance.

To read more of my thoughts about "bouncing", you can go to issue #003 of this newsletter dated December 7th, 2002, which discusses this topic more thoroughly.

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Since the high Beyer horse will very often be the betting public's choice, if we can have a strong opinion that this horse will bounce of a lifetime top and taxing effort, we will be going against the crowd and will be facing a value situation.

It's my guess that the first thing most players do is to look at the speed figures of all the entries. And when they see a horse with a big "fig" advantage, they use that as a starting point for their betting.

That's pretty much as far as they go with speed figures. Identify the best and go from there.

But that's not what this discussion is about. It's about much deeper analysis and interpretation of speed figures.

Like I have said, trying to determine when a horse will bounce off a much the best top speed figure is as much guess work as it is talent.

But as a rule of thumb, the bigger the gap between the previous high and the last out top, the more likelihood there is for a bounce.

Of course there are other considerations involved also. A young horse is much more likely to show big sudden improvement than an older one.

The fewer the number of races a horse has, the more he can increase his speed figures. It makes sense since he is maturing and improving when younger.

When a horse gets to be 4 years old & older and has more than a dozen races on his ledger, he's less likely to make a big jump or move forward. It can happen, but certainly not as often.

And the older a horse gets with more and more races run, the less likely he will suddenly put in an effort that increases his lifetime speed figure mark by a substantial amount.

Of course things like different surfaces, dirt to grass and vice versa, fast track to off track and vice versa, and change in distances can affect speed figures as well.

When we are scanning the speed figures of a field of horses, we should take note of any such differentials. If a horse has run on dirt for 12 races showing except for the 5th and 10th outings, which were run on grass and at a longer distance in the slop respectively, we should pretty much omit those exceptions in our analysis.

Here is a typical example of such a scenario: 67, 68, 63, 64, 44, 68, 70, 68, 70, 53, 71, 75.

Obviously this horse's grass and off track Beyers were out of line with the rest. He displayed a couple of cycling patterns that I'll get into later in our 3 example races.

Back to the bounce phenomenon. And don't think it isn't real. It happens to athletes other than the equine variety also, including golfers who put in a tremendous effort when shooting a very low round such as a 63, and very often follow it with a score in the 70's. It happens every week on the pro tours.

After I put a big red check mark above the highest Beyer in the field, I then will try to get an idea of what this likely favorite is going to do next.

Will he improve and run a higher figure? Or will he regress some and run a lower number?

First of all, if this figure is not his best showing in his p.p.s, it is much more likely that he will not bounce or regress than if it not only is, but is by a large margin, say 6 or more points.

Once I get an idea of what the top figure horse may do in today's race, I make a guestimate of what speed figure it will take to win this race.

And speaking of top figures, a spread of only a point or 2 is not all that significant. A significant best last out Beyer is one that is at least 3 points better than the other last out Beyers.

The best last out Beyer horse, no matter what the spread, wins between 26% and 30% of the time. Except on grass when that figure rises to nearly 32% or 33%.

Taking the example given above of the horse showing his last 12 Beyer speed figures, let's say his last out 75 is the best in the field by 3.

Here is a hypothetical field of 8 horses going today with their last 3 Beyers beginning with their 3rd race back and and we'll say the last out figures were all on a fast dirt track at the same 6F distance:

59, 62, 58

46, 54, 57

66, 65, 66

48, 55, 56

53, 71, 75

66, 62, 63

74, 66, 72

60, 65, 59

What would be the "target" speed figure for this field, meaning the number the winner will have to earn?

We begin with the last out 3-point advantage Beyer horse who ran a 75. His is the 8-5 favorite in this match up, and we want to estimate what figure he will run and go from there.

Since I've listed his last 12 Beyers, we can make a fairly good guess. Is it likely he will run a higher figure than his last out lifetime best 75?

The answer is no. What then can we estimate this public choice horse will run? By quickly scanning his Beyers we can see that when he hit a high of 69 in his 2nd race showing he regressed in his next to a 63. When he got to 70 the first time he then regressed in his next to 68.

This particular horse did not show a history of bouncing sharply to show much lesser Beyers for periods of time, just small regressions off tops.

He then followed his next 70 with a 71 and a 75 (omitting the route race in the slop), 2 consecutive new lifetime top figures.

If I were to guess what this horse would run in today's race, and of course there are other considerations including class hike or drop, trainer and jockey, etc., I would say the figure would be around 70.

After running basically 3 tops in a row, 70, 71, and 75, he is a bounce candidate, and today's figure could even be below 70.

What about the others in this field?

If we make today's target number 70, which entries are capable of earning that Beyer speed figure?

We can pretty quickly eliminate numbers 1, 2 and 4, reducing the field from 8 to 5. #3 with his last 3 figures of 66, 65, and 66 is a possibility, and again, we obviously have to see what these all look like according to our handicapping techniques.

#8 is coming off a 59 and would have to make quite a jump up to reach 70. And #6 showing a high of 66 followed by 62 and 63 would also have to improve sharply.

In addition to the top Beyer horse #5, the periphery players seem to be #3 and #6, but they are questionable for the win.

The obvious horse that can run a 70 Beyer today is the 7 horse. In his 3rd race back he ran a 74, followed by a regression to a 66 and a recovery to a 72.

This is the most common speed figure pattern that will indicate a strong next out performance is possible. You won't find it in every race, and when you do the horse that displays it will not always run well.

But it is at times a "cycling" pattern that will allow you to land on a value play and beat the top figure horse.

The "cycling" pattern that you will get a better look at in our actual race examples is basically a 4 race cycle.

Strong race (high Beyer), regression (lower Beyer), recovery (higher Beyer), and back to a good effort today.

The 7 horse in our example is likely to move forward off his last out 72 and run somewhere near his 3rd race back figure of 74. He is the speed figure pick in this race.

And you would be surprised how often a horse that displays this pattern will go off at a decent price.

If this horse ran 4th in his last outing, beaten 8 lengths, he could easily pay $12 or more in this kind of a match up.

After the running of the 10th race at Aqueduct on Saturday April 19th, I was not a happy camper; quite the opposite. I was screaming at myself for not paying attention to what I have just been discussing.

And I'm sure there were a number of you who receive my daily picks by email who were pretty annoyed also, even though you would have had to look long and hard to find anyone who came up with any of the top 3 finishers, which produced a trifecta that topped $16,000.

This painful experience led to this month's topic.

When I handicapped this race on Friday morning, I was well aware of the intense bias in favor of early speed that existed on the Aqueduct main track since it opened on March 21st.

From that date through Saturday April 12th there had been 37 races run out of the chute at the 1 turn mile distance of the finale on Saturday April 19th.

26 of those 37 races, a fat 70%, had been won by horses that were on the lead or second and within one length of the lead at the top of the stretch. And 21 of them had the outright lead.

That's what you call speed bias evidence. And it was there for 6F and 7F sprints as well.

So how did I foul up the 10th race that Saturday?

Here were the last 3 Beyers for the 11 horses that ran in that race, ending with the last outing.

1. 87, 70, 78

2. 70, 55, 80

3. 49, 60, 66

4. 46, 56, 55

5. 81, 88, 96

7. 75, 68, 80

9. 68, 69, 67

10. 74, 80, 63

11. 72, 77, 74

12. 71, 55, 77

13. 63, 73, 83

I had identified this as a pace shape with 4 early runners in a field of 11. A situation that at least slightly favored early speed on a track and at a distance that was proven to strongly favor that running style.

My order of speed was: 2-9-11-12.

On a speed biased track like this, in order to play a horse with an outside post position, he had better have at least some semblance of early speed.

As far as Beyer speed figures are concerned, the 5 horse jumps off the page, and it did to me when I first saw Go Rockin' Robin.

This was what I call a Double Play horse, who had the best last out Beyer of 96 along with the best last out final fraction of 24 flat (adjusted down by two 5ths because of having last run at a 2-turn mile and 1/8th race).

And as I said in my analysis for that race, he had just run a very strong final 3/8ths in 37 flat when 2nd to the horse who went on to run 3rd in the Wood Memorial!

How could he lose this race!?

He never lifted a hoof and finished way, way back completely off the board as the even money favorite.

Go Rockin' Robin bounced into oblivion off his 2 consecutive lifetime best Beyers, including his last huge 96, which was 8 points higher than his previous race top.

This horse demonstrates the bounce phenomenon to a tee. And he also is a very good example of a horse that simply looks too good on paper to not be our top contender.

He looked unbeatable. And he beat 4 in the field of 11.

In 20-20 hindsight, Go Rockin' Robin should have been considered a bounce candidate, and one that should bounce a great deal off his last out much the best lifetime top effort.

It was almost like he had to bounce. I was well aware of that, but calculated that he could bounce and still win.

I underestimated the power of the bounce. It was like a pro tour golfer shooting a 61 on Saturday. What would he be expected to shoot on Sunday? Certainly 70 or above.

And Go Rockin' Robin shot an 85.

Much to my dismay and the dismay of any who played that race like I did.

The target Beyer figure for that race should have been around 80, and the top speed horse #2 Jelly Roll Romp had just run an 80 with an 80 and 86 showing in his 6th and 7th races back.

The speed biased racetrack held him up on the lead, which he assumed after 4 furlongs being close up before that, and he jogged home 3 1/4 lengths in front at $61.00, 9 lengths ahead of Go Rockin' Robin.

One of the other speeds ran 3rd, #12 ($16,600 tri.), and the 2nd place finisher was #3 ($710 ex.). I had underlined the big 95 Beyer this one had run at a 1 turn mile at Belmont Park the previous June, but did not think he could improve enough to run an 80 in this spot off his last 3 poor outings.

This is another point to remember when examining speed figures. If a horse has met or better yet exceeded the target figure for today's race anywhere in his p.p.'s showing, he deserves a long look.

The $273,000 superfecta was completed by the 1 horse.

Now I'll get on to a few other real life examples of how looking for Beyer speed figure patterns can uncover value plays.

The 3 races I will show below as examples of how the Beyer speed figures can point us toward winning plays all took place on Saturday April 12th.

They were races 1, 2, and 5 on the Aqueduct program, a few hours before Empire Maker was to do his thing in the Wood Memorial.

The fact that Aqueduct's main track had been playing to early speed as well as the sloppy conditions that day certainly had me thinking in terms of close to the pace runners as I scanned the entries for each race.

Race 1 was a maiden special weight event for 3 year old New York state breds. They were all trying 7F for the first time except the 7 horse, which had run 5th in his last at that trip.

You can view and/or print the p.p.'s for this race by clicking here.

And the results chart is here.

Let's begin by identifying the top last out Beyer horse, and you can scratch out #8 Kings Temper, a late defection.

My big red check mark was above the 58 earned by #5 Sea Trade in his last speed and fade try at this level when going a mile and 70 yards around 2 turns on the Inner in his 2nd lifetime outing.

What Beyer speed figure could we have expected this horse to run in this race?

Since Sea Trade had jumped from a prior figure of 30 to his last out 58, we could certainly think that a regression was in order.

But how much since he was a 3 year old with only 2 races lifetime? Since he was cutting back from showing good early speed in his last at that 2 turn route, I expected him to be competitive in this match up, and I made 54 the target figure for this race.

How much of an advantage was that 58 figure over the other last out Beyers? As we can see in the past performances, the next best was 53 earned by #2 Glory Be To Winloc, a 5 point edge in favor of the top fig earner.

The next question is which are the contenders and which are the entries that according to the speed figure projections are not at this time capable of reaching the target mark of 54?

Since #1 Dixie Bourbon had 3 tries lifetime with Beyers of 36, 56, 41, he could not be excluded with that 56 figure he recorded in his prior when going 6F on the Inner dirt track.

#2 Glory Be To Winloc had already shown on 2 occasions that he could run fast enough to earn Beyers of 60 and 61, both well above our target figure.

#3 Dixie Preacher was a first time starter going with lasix and with no speed figures to compare was a question mark, as are all such debut runners. I tossed him based on his works and his trainer's mark of 15% with first timers.

Any percentage, be it trainer, jockey or any other under around 17% is not worthy of consideration of being strong in my opinion, and I was not going to use this horse. If he beat me, I would move on, but with no evidence to make me think he was going to put in a good effort, I had to pass on him.

#4 John's Jet showed a first outing Beyer of 65 6 races back as well as 57 and 53 figures in his 3rd and 2nd races back respectively.

#6 Machinegunmoutandy's 38 Beyer and lone past performance eliminated him from contender status.

Off his 2 lifetime starts showing Beyers of 41 and 40, #7 Emmet Square off did not figure to move forward enough to contend for a target of 54. This despite him being treated for lasix for this and also being what I call a Profile/W.O. play.

#9 Shamrock Cat had not run since his first race lifetime back in June of 2002 when he earned a 37 and was placed on the non-contender list.

#10 Stars Aligned's last out 47 Beyer made him a possibility if he could be thought of having a chance to move forward a few points.

#11 Snorzalot was another first time starter who didn't figure.

So which horses are on the final contender list?

The prime contenders in order are #2 Glory Be To Winloc and #5 Sea Trade.

Periphery plays, or horses I think can get a part of the exotic plays, but are not strong candidates for the win (which however on occasion do fool me and win the race) are #'s 1, 4, and 10.

That's 5 preliminary contenders from the field of 10 using the Beyer speed figure analysis I've been discussing.

I made #2 Glory Be To Winloc my top choice by far. Do you know why? The answer is that this horse had just exhibited the "cycling" pattern that I spoke of earlier.

He ran a top of 60 in his 3rd race lifetime, 5 races back. That was followed by a bounce or regression down to 38, and a recovery in his next to a 47.

He then completed the cycle with a new top of only one point higher than his prior top, a 61 when he ran 2nd.

Then he regressed in his last to a 53, but that was just about right on the target figure. Was he likely to bounce badly off that try? I certainly didn't think so since he had already run a 60 and 61.

What really made this one stand out above all the others was his last out WIR/W.O. move (as described in my book "Calibration Handicapping - The Next Level", details of which you can check out by clicking here) made when going a mile and 70 yards around 2 turns.

Shortening up to 7F for this try made him look very strong in this match up. The price was the only question, and final odds of 7-2 were good value in my opinion.

I thought #5 Sea Trade was the obvious 2nd choice off his last out 5-point Beyer edge. He as well as my top pick and #10 showed good early presence in their last tries, and were considered good possibilities for 2nd or 3rd on the speed biased racetrack that was also sloppy for this first race on the card.

Since I saw a standout in race 2, and the D/D with Glory Be To Winloc was okay, I made that play first.

I then played #2 to win with these exotic plays:

Exactas: 2-5 for 10 units and 5-2 for 4 units

Trifectas: 1 unit on 2-5/2-5-10/1-2-4-5-10, and 1 unit on 2/5/1-4-10.

If the unit of play is $1, the cost of these exotic plays were: $10 and $4 for the exactas, and $12 and $3 for the trifectas or a grand total of $29.

My solid 1-2 picks were obviously the 2 and 5 horses. The reason I used only the 10 horse in addition to those in the 2nd slot of the first trifecta wager was because not only did he have some early speed, but he had also just cycled all the way back to one point above his old top of 46.

His 46, 28, 35, 47 figures demonstrated the top, regress, recover and run well pattern. The question was did he have room to move forward off that new top of 47, and I thought he did while the others, #'s 1 and 4 were somewhat more suspect of doing so.

As per the results chart, the payoffs were:

2. $9.70 with a 52 Beyer
5. 2nd - 2-5 Ex. $45.60 - 48 Beyer
10. 3rd - 2-5-10 Tri. $449.00 - 45 Beyer

Here was a unique case in which there was very good value to be had by keying on the first and second best last out speed figure horses. And the third best completed the $449 trifecta.

Race 2 that Saturday was narrowed down to a field of 7 with the late scratch of #7 Max O Max, who figured to have gotten a good bit of play in this match up had he run.

You can view and/or print the p.p.'s for this race by clicking here.

And the results chart is here.

Suffice it to say that odds on 4-5 favorite #6 Threat Of Victory looked like a strong play in this spot.

He was in the midst of a very nice looking "cycle" Beyer speed figure pattern. He earned a recent fast track top of 90 three races back, regressed to a 72, and then recovered to an 83, which was the top in this field by 5 points.

Could he have been expected to move forward off that 83? Absolutely, with the 90, 92, and 94 figs showing in his last 12 outings. If he moved forward at all, the others would in all likelihood be running for 2nd money. And he looked like the speed of the speed.

Which were the other contenders?

If the target Beyer for this race was estimated to be 85, there were 4 others in here that could have been considered to at least have a shot at 2nd or 3rd.

You would have to go back a bit to see that #1 Call Leo earned an 84 in his 4th race lifetime, but his last 2 outings were not real sharp, having finished last by 38 1/4 lengths in his last and 6th of 8 in his prior by 18 lengths.

#2 Mr. Kipp showed an 85 three races back when out gunning Threat Of Victory to the front but finishing 3rd to that one on a muddy Belmont main track.

#3 Royal Ruby showed an 86 followed by an 88 in his 4th and 3rd races back, but was spotting his rivals valuable real estate with a very late closing running style.

#5 Rich Coins had run the next best last out Beyer speed figure of 78 when finishing 4th by one length, and had an 86 showing in his p.p.'s. You could say he was "cycling" to an extent himself, having run an 80 Beyer 3 back, then regressing slightly to a 76, and recovering in his last to that 78. As things turned out, he did move forward and earned another 80 in his good off the pace try here.

Each of these contenders had exhibited the potential to reach today's target figure of 85, and each had varying strong points to be considered, some recent and some shown in races run further back in the p.p.'s.

Since my first choice exacta of 6-5 and 2nd choice exacta of 6-3 were not paying much, and I had a decent Daily Double going with #6 Threat Of Victory, I passed this race.

I was sorry afterward, however, when the trifecta paid handsomely.

A simple trifecta part-wheel play of 6/2-3-5/2-3-5 for $2 and a $12 outlay got a return of the full payoff.

As per the results chart, the payoffs were:

6. $3.60 with an 84 Beyer
5. 2nd - 6-5 Ex. $12.60 - 80 Beyer
2. 3rd - 6-5-2 Tri. $110.50 - 75 Beyer

Race 5 on the Wood Memorial undercard featured another great looking cycling horse in the 7 entry field (after the late scratches of #'s 1, 1A & 9) going a mile and an 8th at the non winners of 2 races lifetime allowance level, now on a track labeled muddy.

You can view and/or print the p.p.'s for this race by clicking here.

And the results chart is here.

Why not look over this field and see what you come up with as the top contender and the secondary contenders to be considered in the wagering construction process.

The top last out Beyer figure was the 96 earned by #2 Looking Around. Should we have expected a move forward for him, or a more likely regression to some extent?

Considering that he had just run 2 consecutive lifetime tops of 84 and 96, a regression seemed the more likely of the 2 options.

Because of that estimation and the fact that the next best Beyer fig was 91 earned by #4 Dr. Rockett, I made the target figure 90.

Which of these 7 had the capability of running fast enough to be credited with that figure?

Obviously, #2 Looking Around was in the mix of top contenders, the main question being how far would he regress downward off that 96.

If you landed on #3 Awesome Time as the horse that was set up for a top effort in this match up, congratulations! You have not only been paying attention, but you understand the "cycle" Beyer speed figure pattern.

His 5 lifetime Beyers were: 66, 80, 83, 66 and 79. Since this was a 2-turn mile and an 8th race, it was significant that his best 3 figures were earned around 2 turns.

He reached a top of 83 in his 3rd race, regressed in his next to a 66, recovered to a 79 in his last, and was set up to go forward in this try. He along with #'s 2, 4, and 8 had qualified as Red Scan plays as per the Red Scan Qualifying Technique that I devised, which is detailed in my book.

Although #3 Awesome Time would have to move forward by a good 8 points from his previous top, with that cycling pattern working for him as well as a likely bounce coming from the 7-point last out Beyer advantage horse, who projected to be odds on, he could have been expected to come close to the target figure of 90.

#4 Dr. Rockett had taken 8 races to complete his cycle back to a top of 91. As a horse that figured to be well off the pace in this spot, the best I could expect from him would be a Beyer around 85 and a 2nd or more likely a 3rd place finish.

#5 Subordinate's Lad had been claimed out of his last 75 Beyer effort, which was preceded by a lifetime best of 80. His prior 8 outings were in the low 60's range, and he did not look like he could get up to a 90 here.

#6 Make My Millenium showed a top of 79 way back in his 9th prior race, and hadn't shown anything much since.

#7 Winged Foot Willie had never taken a step backward in his 5 lifetime races, with Beyers of 65, 66, 74, 77 and a last out graduation fig of 85. How far could he go without a regression? I didn't think he would move forward in his first try against winners, returning to a track at which he ran his first two tries with Beyers of 65 and 66.

#8 Runaway Russy was another story. His 6 lifetime Beyers were: 56, 52, 70, 78, 75 and 77. He had a different look as a last out maiden breaker.

Not only was he a good looking cycling horse, but he was also what I call a T/M play, which would help his cause as a closer on the speed favoring track.

He reached a top of 78 three races back, regressed to a 75, and then recovered to a 77. While he had to make a pretty sizeable jump forward to compete with the top few contenders in here, off those strong points, the T/M status, and the cycling pattern, he had to be put on the short contender list, most likely to get a minor award.

The results chart showed the following payoffs:

3. $10.60 with an 91 Beyer
2. 2nd - 3-2 Ex. $29.40 - 89 Beyer
8. 3rd - 3-2-8 Tri. $227.00 - 79 Beyer

April 12th 2003 at Aqueduct happened to be a unique day with 3 of the first 5 races on the card in which careful analysis of the Beyer speed figures led to the clear winners of each, with the exactas and trifectas of all 3 well within the realm of possibility.

Although this may be more of a rarity than commonplace to have 3 such situations set right up for us in a span of 5 races, if you add to your handicapping arsenal the utilization of Beyer speed figures as shown and discussed in this 8th free issue of Horseracing Info Newsletter, you will for sure come across some nice value situations of your own in the near future.

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Until Saturday June 7, 2003, I wish you Fair Skies and Fast Tracks.


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