According to Charlie Cook, the Capitol Hill handicapper, nine Senate races now qualify as "tossups."
He's a fourteen pound better horse than Ding Dong ever was; a handicapper would separate them that much on their form.
If he has one it is because the handicapper has been careless.
Perhaps Diablo had been stuck in the Brooklyn simply to see how the handicapper would rate him.
In this way the handicapper is deceived as to their true qualities, and is induced to weight them advantageously for the Omnium.
Before him raced a vision of Ben Connor, king of the racetracks of the world, with horses no handicapper could measure.
The post-master, assisted by experts in the Post Office service, to be the handicapper.