you like the idea of hedge/dutch wagering but don't have a laptop or palmtop
computer to take to the track. I offer a convenient way to present the
required computations in tabular form that allows even the most mathematically
"out of practice" person to quickly compute dutched and hedged
bets either by hand or with a simple $5 calculator. I won't say it's as
fast as using the computerized version because that's instantaneous, but
it's pretty fast. Fast enough for last minute adjustments and "what
if" decisions on whether to hedge, dutch, or throw-out a horse. The
method comes laminated in a heavy plastic notebook-sized sheet (punched
with 3 holes) along with a 21 page instruction manual loaded with examples.
You can write on the plastic with the included china marker (it cleans
right off) or xerox the sheets and use the copies so you'll have a record
of each wager.
are tables in the instruction booklet that convert exacta/quinella payoffs
to win odds so it's possible to play simple exactas and quinellas. Although
its technically possible to play complex exactas with the manual version
(the instruction booklet shows you how), in practice it's not really feasible.
If you plan on using HedgeHog for complex exactas you're much better off
with the PC or PDA version.