RATINGS RISERS IT SEEMED unlikely at the start of last week that the Flat handicapper
would get his biggest headache from an apprentice maiden at Dundalk, but as soon as Cenotaph passed the post in front on Sunday the question of how the handicapper
would treat this victory would have been in many minds.
Col (Retd) Shaukat Ali Khan, a two handicap player, one handicapper
Saqib and other handicapper
Ihsan Manzoor to seal the fate of rival at 6-4 and half.
True, there is no sure-fire process to pick out a winner, but perhaps a little understanding of the handicapping system will help, and who better to hear it from than Melvin Day, the Emirates Racing Authority's official handicapper
Expert Thoroughbred analyst Dan Shapiro will cover the eastern region, while professional handicapper
and Thoroughbred racing analyst Toby Callet will provide his insights on how contenders in the southern region are preparing for the Run for the Roses.
IT WAS a very interesting week with a few big races for the handicapper
to mull over, and one suspects the shake-up to the chase ratings could have been more drastic had the assessor been so inclined.
Desert Orchid was class personified and defied the handicapper
time and again.
Monster when in mood,'' one Racing Form analyst noted in handicapper
NASDAQ:UBET) said today that on Sunday, July 17 it will stage the first in a series of six qualifying contests where customers can win the right to compete for the $225,000 grand prize awarded to the best handicapper
in the 7th annual National Handicapping Championship (NHC VII).
RICHARD FAHEY yesterday called for the Irish handicapper
to be more "realistic" in his assessment of Irish horses as he responded to claims made by leading Irish trainers in yesterday's Racing Post, who felt British-trained runners had as much as 10lb in hand when contesting handicaps in Ireland.
Surprisingly, the ad's signatories included handicapper
Bob Ike of the Daily News.
Root and his team of GWIN handicappers
are also the recipients of the first and only OSGA endorsement and certification of a professional sports handicapper
But guess who or what came in for the biggest criticism - the handicapper