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'Prime Picks' - Handicapping with Jeff Siegel

Horse owner, breeder and HRTV analyst Jeff Siegel also happens to be Southern California's premier handicapper. Check his blog each day before you play!

We’ll start our action in the 4th race, a one mile maiden affair on turf for California-bred 3-year-olds, and the two that should benefit most from the conditions are #3 Thorondor and #8 Jacob’s Little Bro. The former is bred for turf on both sides of his pedigree and exits by far the best race. He faces restricted company today and seems the one to beat. Jacob’s Little Bro must overcome the outside post (not really the place to be when the rail is up 30 feet) but with Lear Fan on the bottom of his pedigree he should enjoy the lawn and the added distance.

Handicapping, in short, refers to analyzing the race to come up with best predicted outcome, or pick. There are many angles when it comes to picking a winner. Using some of the help from the professional handicappers below, you can determine your own angle on placing a bet. For more information on how to bet or wager, click here.

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