I had a pretty frustrating run with horse betting recently. I had dabbled in exotic wagers with superfectas. I started out hot, but followed it up with a cooler.
Obviously, I was looking at a high variance scenario. It's almost an intuitive reflex for me to dial back my play when I'm running uber bad.
After running my head into a brick wall for most of the month, I decided to switch from vertical to horizontal wagers. Horizontal wagers are multi race picks, such as the daily double, pick 3, pick 6, etc.
I've been tinkering with the pick 3 because you can build a deep ticket for a small price. If your favorites come in you can still turn a small profit, but if one of your long shots win, you are looking at a very good payday.
It's been a short, but super hot run for me on pick 3's, cashing 5 of 6 tries over the last few days. I'm realizing that these wagers may be more suited to my handicapping style, where I'm able to pinpoint the best 3-4 runners each race. I can cover these combos at a very inexpensive price.
If I can ever work my way up to the pick 6's there are lots of carryover pools resulting in big money. For now, I'm not going to mess with my success - even given the small sample size.
In other news, I've been super cold in fantasy baseball, although I haven't been playing much. I swept my fantasy NASCAR last weekend. Except for that I've only cashed a few times since the first week of June. And I'm really starting to worry that football won't start on time this year.