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occasionally gets requests and questions about this sports service and that one. One of
the more common inquiries is about radio tout Sebastian. He is more of the Jim
Craig of sports handicappers
than the Dagmar Midcap to
be perfectly honest.

Okay, some of you are asking who Dagmar
Midcap is. She’s a weather woman in Atlanta,
where our international headquarters are. The point is she looks great every
day. Jim Craig, goaltender for the 1980 US
Olympic hockey team, was the best in the world for a week.

That’s how Sebastian made his name. He was the hottest
handicapper in the world for a short while just as he sent a lot of listeners
to a sportsbook that stiffed a bunch of gamblers. It wasn’t one of our approved
sportsbooks, no surprise.

Sebastian did finish No. 9 last year in college and pro
football combined—and we released a few of his plays—but the truth is he is not
among the top ranked handicappers long-term in any sport.

We don’t care about handicappers de jour or those with the
big budgets, cable TV shows or radio infomercials. The
is simply about the best handicappers with their highest rated plays in
their highest rated sports.

McCain Given Little Chance to Beat Obama

Now that he has officially clinched the Democratic
nomination, Barack Obama is a -260 favorite to be next President of the
United States
according to the offshore odds, often referred to as the
Vegas odds for US President. Republican nominee John McCain is +175.

Intrade gives Obama a 58.8
percent chance at the White House, while McCain’s
fading chances are at 35.3.
gives Obama a slimmer edge in their consensus poll as he’s up by 1.4 percentage
points to McCain.

Who will get the Vice Presidential nods according to the sportsbooks? Hillary Clinton is still the favorite
for the Dems at 5/2, with Jim Webb a close second at
3/1. Will John Edwards get the second fiddle again? He’s surprisingly just 5/1.

While Edwards isn’t likely to help Democrats win over the undecided,
the bipartisan Bill Richardson would. He’s 8/1 while Kathleen Sebulius and Wesley Clark 10/1. The most interesting possibility
Al Gore comes in at 20/1.

governor Bobby Jindal is the unanticipated favorite
for the Republican nominee at 7/2. Tim Pawlenty is
9/2. Mitt Romney, considered by many media talking heads as the likely choice,
is a relative long shot at 8/1 tying him with Lindsey Graham at 8/1.

Joe Duffy, the world’s top sports handicapper, but also a
political handicapping guru believes Fred Thompson at 40/1 is a great long
shot. “He is popular among the group McCain alienated: conservatives.”

Triple Crown Preview

Gif Banners

It’s been 30 years since there has been a Triple Crown
winner in horse racing. Will Big Brown end the drought this Saturday? Many have
won two legs including several to win the first two, with Smarty Jones being
the latest.

The latest 2008 Belmont Stakes odds
have Big Brown as a 1/3 favorite to make horse racing lore. Make sure you check
Saturday morning for the official offshore and Las Vegas
morning line odds for the Belmont.

Casino Drive is the most likely spoiler at 7/2. Every
other horse will qualify as a long shot. Denis of Cork is 10/1, while Tale of Ekati is 16/1.

Cy McCormick of the largest online betting syndicate in
the world
says that Saturday won’t be a great day for sharp gamblers to exploit the
bookmakers, be they offshore, Las Vegas
or OTB.

“Most of our top horse racing handicappers think the
finish will be similar to the order the oddsmakers order,” wars Cy Mac.

However, NewBodog has some wacky propositions such as Will
Big Brown win the Belmont Stakes going wire to wire? Will Big Brown tie or
beat Secretariat’s record of a 31-length win in 1973? 

Grandmaster sports
Joe Duffy of GodsTips says there is one prop bet that jumps out
big time. Will Big Brown race again
after the Belmont Stakes? No is -155, but Duffy says the odds
should be more like -500.

“If he wins the Triple Crown, he will be retired to stud.
Risking him by racing again would be financial suicide.”

The options are many for bettors. Will Big Brown’s winning
time in 2008 Belmont Stakes be faster than that of Affirmed – 2:26 4/5. in 1978? Will Belmont
attendance for the 2008
Belmont Stakes exceed that of 120,139 in 2004 when Smarty Jones attempted to
win the Triple Crown? 

Check the home page of
Saturday for details on where to get the best bets.