Calibration Handicapping - The Next Level

If you would like to be SUCCESSFUL at handicapping and MAKE MONEY ON the thoroughbreds over the long haul, I invite you to take a test driveof my best-selling book, Calibration Handicapping - The Next Level.

Over a thousand copies of the first 2 editions were sold between August 1999 and May 2002, and many excited buyers have written me emails detailing their successes.

And now edition 3 has sold even more than that.

Sidebar: no matter how many copies I sell, the odds are not reduced on the horses this book points out. This is amazing proof that the general public overlooks and will always overlook the camouflaged value plays that "Calibration Handicapping - The Next Level" specializes in uncovering.

This is not a "system" or a "method." It is a book that describes how to make money at horseracing, in a step-by-step manner with the entire process calibrated in an easy-to-understand format so that everyone who reads it will come up with the same horses for a particular race.

I have to tell you that I'm real excitedabout this 3rd edition of what I consider to be the absolute best book ever written for peoplewho want to make money on the thoroughbreds.

Not only does it present the bestcontender selection process, but itdescribes in detail the additional stepsnecessary for continued success. Such as money management, record keeping, establishing value lines,and proper wager construction. Calibration Handicapping - The Next Level is very likely to raise your game to a level you may not have previously thought possible.

I've done all the hard work for you, includinggoing through the lean years while I searchedfor answers to why horses win races. I have those answers now, plus the complete knowledge of whatit takes to make money on the thoroughbreds.And it's all in Calibration Handicapping - The Next Level. Nothinghas been held back in this 3rd edition of mytell-all book.

Nowhere else will you find anything like mystreamlined contender selection process that I callThe Red-Scan QualifyingTechnique. Why? Because since Iinvented it, no one but my book buyers can possibly know about it.

This technique as well as much of the othermaterial I discuss is new to this 3rdedition of Calibration Handicapping.

To get an idea of the content of this book, including the introduction, the table of contents and excerpts from the first chapter (in MS Word format), please Click Here.

To order Calibration Handicapping - The NextLevel, please Click Here.

You can see by the table of contents that Icover a lot of ground, beginning with a discussion of how to properly read a pastperformance line such as in my preference,the Daily Racing Form, from which all 9 examples are taken in my book.

Once that topic is fully understood, one can makeuse of my Red-Scan Qualifying Technique,which as I say is nothing short of remarkableas a way to speed up the contender selectionprocess without compromising the efficiency ofthe Calibration Handicapping methods.

What this technique entails is underlining inred certain portions of each entry's last 2 past performancelines. By doing this quick exercise, one canidentify preliminary contenders in a flash.

Not only is this the first step in my contenderselection process, but it can also be used asa stand alone technique for those whodon't have time to fully handicap a race.

Identifying preliminary contenders using the Red-Scan Qualifying Technique takes approximately2 minutes for a full 12-horse field.

Obviously, for simulcast players who like to look over and consider many races from a number of different tracks, this is the ultimate contender selection technique.

The next step, which takes only a minute orso, is to reduce our list of prelminary contenders down to a smaller group of primary players, utilizing my prioritized preference and elimination procedure. By taking this step, we can quickly see if we have a small enough group of prime contenders to justify construction of wagers.

My rule of thumb is to have no more than 3 prime contenders for fields of 8 or less, with maybe an extra periphery contender or two in large fields.

Sometimes we get real lucky when during the Red-Scan Qualifying Technique we unearth only1, 2, or 3 contenders from among the entire field.

I come across situations like this every week,for sure. For instance, when red-scanning race6 at Churchill Downs on May 16, 2002, in thefield of 12 there were only 3 horses with red marks.

The horse that had to be considered the topchoice using my order of priority rules, #3 Gator Maid got up by 3/4 of a length for the win ata payoff of $16.40. The other 2 red-mark contenders ran 2nd and 3rd to complete exactaand trifecta payoffs of $149.60 and $598.80.

While situations of this much value don't materialize every day at every track, they do show up from time to time, and when we connect on them, it's a nice boost to our ROI.

In this example as well as a couple of others I discuss in Calibration Handicapping - The Next Level, all that was needed for some nice payoffs was the Red-Scan Qualifying Technique.

In the book I point out that time permitting,we can get a better overall look at any match up by adding a few more steps to our contender selection process.

As per the table of contents, I cover a number of other important factors, including finalfraction calculation and comparison. Performing this task in and of itselfcan and often does point out prime contendersthat go on to win or place.

Also important indicators of potentially strongnext-out performance are what I refer to as"moves-within-a-race." These are moves, some gains and some fades, that are made incertain portions of a last-out (and occasionallyprior) race.

The moves that I look for and have labeled are:The T/M play, The SRE play, The Wide Out play,The Profile play, The WIR play, The Patternplay, and the Double Play.

In horseracing individual match ups are everything. When we locate a field in whichwe find one or two "move" horses, we haveoften found a prime betting situation.

The same can be said for when we find one,two or three contenders using the Red-Scan QualifyingTechnique or Final Fractions Comparison.

The other very important contender selection factor is pace shape/running styles, whichI cover thoroughly. In the book I give an example of a WIR play (page 116) that was also the lone speed of the race as shown bymy pace shape identification procedure.

By labeling the running style of each horsein the field of 7 (race 4 at Aqueduct on May 1, 2002) one could immediately see that #2 Billstown was the only early speed horsein the race.

This fact coupled with him being a very good-looking WIR play taking a drop in classpointed him out as a standout top contender.

The only question remaining was if he wouldprovide enough value to justify a win bet and/or using him as a key in exactas and/or trifectas.

With my value line established at 4-1 and his near-post odds at 6-1, Billstown had valuewritten all over him, and he scored easilyby 2 1/4 lengths at $15.60 after being in front every step of the way. Calibration Handicappingalso pointed to the winning exacta of $68.00.

The pace shape of the field he was up against was Lone Early with him as the only speed horse while the remaining 6 entries consisted of 2 pressers and 4 deep closers.

To order Calibration Handicapping - The NextLevel, please Click Here.

As you can tell by looking at the table of contents of Calibration Handicapping, thereare some other important topics discussed inaddition to contender selection.

To be a consistent winner at the game of horseracing, we must perform the tasks that95% of our competition ignore.

These include establishing value lines,which is covered extensively, including forall of the example races.

Also found in this book is a rarely discussed function that is one of the most important steps we can take to increase our ROI, RecordKeeping.

In other words, Calibration Handicapping - The Next Level covers it all, everything you needto make money at thoroughbred racing.

As I mentioned on the home page of this website, this book, like the other 2 editionshas an iron-clad 60-day money back guarantee.To read about it, please Click Here.

To read what these happy andsatisfied book buyers have to say, Click Here.

To see the 3 ordering options and to order Calibration Handicapping - The NextLevel, at a cost of $46.10 plus U.S.Priority Mail charges of $3.85 - Total of $49.95, please Click Here.

And Thank You!



Free Horseracing Info Home Page

Handicapping Tips & Insights

Email Jim