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Synonyms for handicapper

someone who sets the betting odds based on calculations of the outcome of a contest (especially a horse race)


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In an interview for a trainee handicapper, this race would make a good case study.
Isman Azad, a two handicapper, Captain Saad Rabbani, a minus two handicapper, one handicapper Hav Israr and Lt.
Gulf News: Can you tell us a bit about what you do as a handicapper, and how the handicapping system works?
The most exciting new feature of the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Web sites is the implementation of exclusive weblogs ("blogs") written by some of the leading handicappers in horse racing, covering prep races throughout the three months leading up to Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks 133.
The main response of the handicapper to Sunday's Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle at Leopardstown was to drop runner-up Clarcam 2lb to 154, which seems a little questionable as he ran his race but just paid for his exertions in the end, and might well have found 2m1f at that pace as far as he wants to go.
Now, with the top-class Flat horses having plenty of Group contests and races other than handicaps to run in, the handicappers are being left dumbfounded.
Horsemen and handicappers, like rank-and-file racing fans, prize reliability above all in their would-be superstar thoroughbreds.
Last year, a Youbet qualifier was the first digital handicapper to earn the national title and the $200,000 grand prize that went with it.
Fahey yesterday placed the blame for any discrepancy between the official ratings given to British runners by the BHA handicappers, compared to those given to horses trained in Ireland by the Irish handicapper, on the shoulders of the Irish assessor.
We exchanged stories about winning maiden and novice races over hurdles and fences for a couple of thousand pounds only to be hammered by the handicapper - in my case, the worst being 21lb for a small race at Fontwell.
Syndicated handicapper Mike Superstein picked 214 winners.
com), a 21 year old, independent rating entity of handicapping services, Wayne Allyn Root had the highest winning percentage of any handicapper in America for the 2001 NFL Football Season.
IF AN official handicapper becomes intent on setting a puzzle, in order that punters find it difficult to separate the chances of each runner, isn't he prone to building an improvement factor into his assessments?
However, its attempt coincided with another blast from senior Irish jumps handicapper Noel O'Brien, who is adamant Irish-trained hurdlers in next week's handicaps will be at a disadvantage.