Pay close attention when a top rider shows up for a small or little-known barn.
When a trainer has two horses running as an uncoupled entry in the same race, I like to play the higher-priced horses. They always seem to be ignored, and they always seem to run good.
I like horses who take a while to break their maiden. When they finally win, I like to bet them again because they often finally have figured the game out.
An in-form horse can beat a class horse. Don’t be afraid to bet a horse that’s in form that you think has a class edge.
The best horse doesn’t always win the Derby. The trip is everything in a big field. Try to envision the trip your horse will get and run it through your head. Break the race down that way.