We got 75% of the 7-8-6-5 superfecta, for a payoff of $0.00.
The exacta paid $13.70
The two bets cost a total of $12.80, so that’s a tiny profit.
We can use this as an example of needing both handicapping skills and wagering skills to make money. Almost everyone thought Justify was the best horse — that’s handicapping. But, how do you wager & profit from that belief? I used a common approach: bet on some long shots to finish in the money.