Buying a race or buying a level in a vertical sequence (trifecta, superfecta) can get costly but if done correctly it can pay off huge.
Here are a few examples of when to hit the “All”
-A vulnerable favorite that you know will not win but do not know who will beat him
-Lots of unknowns, for example lots of first time starters or most of the horses first time on turf or most stretching out for the first time
-None of the horses able to run to the par figures of the class level. When you know all the horses are slow then it allows anyone to win the race
-You have a field of 8 horses and you like 6 or 7 of them(even 5 or 6), it is obvious you do not have a good feeling for the race. My rule is never leave out one horse, it has happened that horse has beaten me and also that horse is the one that really makes it pay.
-Using the all in a trifecta race is good when you have a standout in your mind, especially if between 3-1 to 5-1. Also if you like the horse and then would need a bunch underneath because the others are all similar types.
-If you have two horses that stand above the rest and the rest are running for 3rd or 4th, great type to use the all in trifectas and supers.
When NOT to hit the “All”
-When it is Lazy handicapping
-run out of time handicapping and simply hit the all in the last leg or a leg you did not look at.
-The favorite looks like he has a decent chance to win, but you are simply hoping that he doesn’t
-If you have a 10-1 or higher horse and using the All underneath for trifectas or supers, it is much better to bet the win instead of exotics
-When each horse you use in the all is costing way to much because you haven’t keyed elsewhere.
Follow along in my carryover section when I play sequence bets and you will see all the above rules followed, if I don’t, be the first to call me out.
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