Although Crushing The Cup was developed
as a "stand-alone" publication, it’s focus
is to explain the "theory" behind picking Cup winners
in each race. It’s written months before the big event
and, as such, spends little time discussing current contenders
for each race.
However, we found that hundreds of readers
would call us around Cup day to see if they were properly
applying the "theory" to the actual horses entered.
As such, we developed The Crushing Zone, the author’s
race-by-analysis of the pre-entered starters for that year’s
The Zone is not a tout sheet! Repeat, it’s
not a tout sheet which will provide you with the first three
finishers in each race. Our readers want to make their own
final selections. However, The Zone will point out which starters
qualify on the key factors in each race. At the end of each
analysis, we provide a table which separates the field into
three categories: (1) The Crushing Zone; (2) The Gray Zone;
and (3) Pretenders.
Crushing Zone starters possess many of the
traits evident in previous winners of that race. Most of the
race favorites will likely fall into this category, but so
will a few well-meant longshots. Horses that fall into the
Gray Zone possess some of the characteristics of previous
race winners but still have a few holes in their past performances.
We leave it to your imagination to integrate the Gray Zone
types into your wagering strategies. The higher the price
on a Gray Zone horse the better the appeal.
just don’t have enough positive characteristics for
us (or you) to take them seriously. Some of these horses will
be supported by the uninformed. We will be betting against
them not because they can’t win, but because they don’t
match up to the patterns of previous winners.
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