The Kentucky Derby provides a good example of how to use WagerMate. WagerMate offered four contenders, none of them favorites. I always advocate combining WagerMate’s advice with your own handicapping knowledge and insights. That’s what I did on Saturday. Frankly, I didn’t have a lot of conviction, so I just made small fun bets.
I bet $2 each on the four WagerMate contenders. When I’ll Have Another won, those bets yielded $32.60.
I also boxed Bodemeister with the WagerMate picks in different ways, spending a total of $14 on exactas. The $1 exacta paid me $153.30.
I scrimped on the trifecta, betting $13.50 on 5,6,10 with 5,6,10,19 with 4,5,6,10,19. I coulda woulda shoulda included #19 to win on that ticket… The 19-6-5 50 cent trifecta paid $766.40. Oh well, maybe next year.
The take away: use WagerMate’s ideas in combination with your own work (e.g. “fast favorites sometimes do well”). WagerMate can point you to picks you might have otherwise overlooked.