When I use the term “no excuses,” I am referring to two things. The first is making unwarranted excuses for a greyhound you wagered on, who did not run well. It is important to evaluate the greyhound’s performance honestly. Do not attempt to justify your wager by making false excuses for the dog not performing as you expected. This is especially important if you are trip handicapping (anlayzing the “trip” of each greyhound in a race). If you make an excuse that is not valid, it may cloud your judgement the next time the greyhound runs. So be honest, if the dog ran poorly, note that, and move on.
The second thing, when I am talking about “no excuses,” is evaluating your play on a race. It is ok to think that you made a poor wager or handicapped poorly. By admitting your mistakes, it can make you a better player, and you can learn from it. Don’t beat yourself up, realize that everyone makes errors in judgement, but again, be honest and don’t make up excuses for yourself.
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