Originally Posted by blackthroatedwind
A short priced single helps handle in a Pick-6 and Pick-5 and possibly Pick-4 depending on the other legs.
I know it helps the handle b/c everyone is under the impression that there is a free square, but the last couple of years i've actually been trying to ween myself away from Pk3-Pk4-Pk5, etc. wagers when there is a chalk like Newspaperofrecord to start the first leg. My mindset is that everyone will have the horse in some which way shape or form thereby creating more live tickets and pushing down the payout.