The handicapper demands attention from its strong thrusts of blues and yellows that round out the composition's dimensions. The individual portrayed is a concerned handicapper, contemplating the bet of the day. From his meditative expression, we can imagine him communing with "lady luck", hopeful that her benevolence is directed his way. A delightful image to experience, this painting is one in a series by Jeff Reed that examines the amusing scenes offered at a racetrack. The artist has captured quite vividly a moment in time when a single gentleman in a crowd of imagined thousands contemplates his luck.