What Makes a Good Handicapping Show?
An excellent handicapping show to me is:
*The show is reasonable in length and they spend a few even minutes on each race (especially the 2yo's stakes etc) I like to see at least 1 hour plus a few min before 1st post
*You have knowledgeable handicappers on set (either former jockeys/trainers/owners or just handicappers in general) and typically 1 to 3 at best more than 3 makes it really crowded and probably more focused on the "better" handicapper opinion over the others
*You break down each race as much as possible taking notes of each horse with their respective positives (jockey switch cutback distance etc) and negatives (hates sloppy track has a poor record on Turf etc) so the viewer knows what to look out for and what to REALLY look out for in terms of the negatives
*You watch replays of the horses (going back to the negatives) of the ones who had troubled trips and explain why that start means improvement today
*You help the newbies pick out good races to bet their money on and also help them with wagers (advice) or even put up the best chance to bet on
*You give detailed notes on track bias/ j-t-o standings/troubled trip notes or whatever info is good for the public to know about like even how far the rails are out on the turf and if the track has been graded etc
*Finally you have online access to the show via YouTube or Twitter/Facebook once the show is done and have links to your handicapper's important handicapping info if they provided them on the air and put up on the track's website for future use
Basically, I am looking for a Good time that is all lol
If the show has just selections without backup, what value does that give to the public to make betting choices?
I probably missed something up there, but that sums it up well! I hope this helps Dave :)