There’s nothing wrong with wagering a higher sum on races and horses that you feel stand a stronger chance of finishing in the money. But if something should happen and your top pick did not come through, don’t make the mistake of trying to win it all back on another race. Most initial picks are made with care and using sound handicapping principles. When those picks fail, as will happen many times, the temptation arises to handicap other races that you already skipped over for various reasons. If your best picks didn’t come through, any emergency picks stand a lesser chance of hitting, so jumping on them often times results in empty wallets. It’s best to focus on the long-term aspect of horse race betting and try to win that money back with your best picks on other race days.