This is just every gamblers dream, even movies have been made about it, we'll
look at some key factors to keep in mind when picking a longshot.
Running styles, if i have a horse that comes
from off the pace in a race filled with speedy front runners
who will be battling on the lead, i will give him a shot at big odds on style alone.
A hot jockey on a longshot is good, even if the horses form
is not that great, a jockey on a roll has a way of getting a
horse to run beyond its form.
Off track conditions, like a muddy track, can put off the favourite and help a longshot that
prefers the going.
Look at a horses form, see if your horse has a tendency to run good at big odds.
A horse coming off a long layoff could come
back fit and ready, check the trainer of the horse and see how
he/she performs with horses coming back from long layoffs.
Equipment changes like the addition of blinkers, or the addition of Lasix can really improve
A top trainer or jockey on a longshot is good, you've seen guys like D. Wayne Lukas, Bob Baffert,
and Jerry Bailey bring in huge paying longshots time after time,
especially in big events.
events, like major stakes races are beautiful for picking longshots, because every horse
wants to win, and every jockey and trainer have a strategy for winning the race.