“The Right Horse” Handicapping Method
By John Conte
With Special Chapters on Maiden Races, Long Shots & Turf Race Winners.
Dear Racing Fan:
Ever since John Conte won his title as Handicapper of the Year in 2009, we at Heritage House have been urging him to write the method book showing how he won the top prize — who would not want such a treasure trove of handicapping wisdom?
Well, finally John Conte wrote his book. At Heritage House all the bells and whistles went off. We swung into action, got the presses rolling - and here we are with the first edition of THE RIGHT HORSE HANDICAPPING METHOD - jam packed with John’s winning formulas developed over 40 years of handicapping and winning thousands of races. He uses his own vast experience in every possible racing situation and by exchanging information with other contest-winning handicappers, trainers and jockey agents. As John says, “When you handicap every day, you notice winning patterns, specific situations and trends that appear over and over. You learn to take advantage of this situation that no one else has. That’s how you find logical long shots and ‘specialty’ horses that fit today’s race like a glove.”
In fact, cashing claiming to handicap to stake races with John’s Method is as…
As you would expect, his book is written the same way. An easy to follow program that is laid out in plain English. No calculations to perform. Just simple addition. Everything you need to win is either:
A Published in the Past Performances
B Contained In John’s Personal “Secret” Track Data Section
John has broken his “Right Horse” Method down into 4 Separate Areas. In his book, you’ll learn…
Every step is documented with examples that clearly show how John Conte arrived at the “Right Horse” and why that horse won the race.
John carefully explains…
Those are just a few of the kinds of winners you’ll learn how to handicap in advance.
And here’s what you’ll learn:
PART 1. Checklist to Find the Right Horse
1 Layoffs: Why some layoffs are different than others. What breaks are good signs while others indicate trouble and how you can tell the two apart?
2 Workouts: What types of workouts indicate a trainer is honing a horse for super sharp fitness?
3 How to Read Current Form: How sharp is the horse today? What “between the calls” hints signify a “wake-up” or a going off-form future?
4 Positive or Negative Changes: Has the horse changed trainers? Is that a positive or negative for today’s effort.
5 Distance Matters: How do you determine if today’s distance is the right one to make a horse a contender?
6 Running Style, Post Position and Biases: Does today’s post fit the horse’s running style or hurt it? And does the track have a bias aid or hamper?
7 Jockeys Count: Their riding style and familiarity with the horse. How does the jock fit this horse today?
8 Lasix and equipment changes: Blinkers on or off, 1st time Lasix, bandages on or off are all indications of efforts being made to improve a horse, but some are warning signs. You’ll learn how to separate the negative changes from the positive moves.
9 Today’s Conditions: Fast, Firm, Sloppy, Slow, Muddy… You’ll learn what to look for to find the best horse to fit today’s track conditions.
10 Tote Board: Read the signs the “Insider Money” is ready to cash in.
PART 2. Finding the “Right Horse” from Among the Contenders
PART 3. Adding Up the Scores to Bet the Winner
AND THEN YOU GET JOHN’S PROVEN METHODS FOR:
Surely you realize you can’t handicap a race of older, seasoned claimers the same way you do a maiden race. And even among the maiden ranks there is a world of difference between Maiden Special Weight (future allowance and stakes stars) and Maiden Claimers.
John Conte’s The “Right Horse” Method breaks down both types of Maiden races and step by step leads you through the Past Performances & teaches you how to read between the lines for trainers’ intentions as to whether a horse is out to win in its debut or just to get an education in its first start with “win” races eyed down the road.
For example: Did you know:
Charlie The Boss (on Mar. 27 on the Turf at Gulfstream) was the lone speed and he fit the track profile and bias. The public didn’t see it. John Conte did.
Charlie The Boss wired the field and paid $27.00 to win!
The “Right Horse” Method works everywhere as John proved on March 30 at Tampa Bay when he realized that Cotton Pickin’ was on her best surface at a distance in her comfort zone and in-form. There were a lot of contenders. But Only One “Right Horse” and that was Cotton Pickin.
Cotton Pickin Won by 3 and paid a sweet $18.80
The Power of Secrets on the Turf is shown in John Conte’s Cold $99.00 Trifecta on Santa Anita Derby Day in an undercard race. Using the “Key” angle from The “Right Horse” Method, the only possible finish was Footstepsinbronze to win, Snuggly Bear underneath and Act finishing up in 3rd. Experience on the course was the key factor.
Footstepsinbronze topped a $22.00 cold exacta with Snuggly Bear and a $99.00 trifecta as Act finished 3rd
The Wood Memorial upset on April 5 of this year is a classic example of the power of The “Right Horse” Method. Using John’s 3 Part program, it was easy to eliminate the favorite, Social Inclusion, as a non-contender to win. Then, examining the race in depth, Wicked Strong emerges as the “right horse” because he figured to stalk a fast early pace and then close to beat the favorite.
Wicked Strong rallied and pulled away to a 3 length win, paying $20.40, and John nailed the exacta with Samraat for $100.50
Bettors who opened their DRF to Aqueduct’s 5th race on March 16 were confronted with a non-descript 6 furlong sprint for horses that had never won 2 races. But The “Right Horse” Method turned that seemingly boring affair into a longshot player’s dream. The system clearly picked Previous Franca as the only logical winner.
Previous Franca closed in the lane to win, paying $18.20
In Aqueduct’s 2nd Race, March 9, seven horses contested a $25,000 claimer going 6 furlongs. Using The “Right Horse” Method, the Number 6 horse, Sokitumi Samarai was the clear choice under the point system, even though he was the 3-to-1. 3rd choice of the betting public.
Sokitumi Samarai won by daylight and paid $8.40
This book is written for every horse player who wants to get serious about winning and Making A Profit, not once or twice but regularly.
John Conte has made MILLIONS betting the horses. He has homes in Florida and New York. He goes to the track every day in his Jaguar. Yet, he has never worked a regular office job. He has provided for his family, and won enough to get whatever he wants, and to even own his own stable of race horses, too.
This is a rare opportunity to share the methods and secrets of a proven champion and TV star. If you’re serious about winning at the track, this is your chance to step up your game and increase your profits with a proven method.
Start winning like John Conte.
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