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8/2/2014 edition

Betting Horse Racing Favourites
in
Small Fields

There has been quite a lot of discussion in our forum over the years about horse racing favourites in small fields. So we've been monitoring horse racing favourites in small fields here. We're now looking at Saturday horse races in the three strongest horse racing cities of Melbourne, famous for the Melbourne Cup, Sydney, where the 2YO Golden Slipper Stakes grabs the horse racing headlines and Brisbane where the Doomben 10,000 is a famous feature horse race.

Most horse races in these cities have a field size of more than seven horses, so it will be interesting to see what happens when the field size is just seven or fewer horses.

When a favourite is beaten we will also provide details of the winner. If there are trends they will be identified. For example if a stable has two runners in the small field does the horse at longer odds win more often than it should? Do some jockeys lose more often than they should on the favourites? Do some stables have a poor strike rate on favourites in small fields? And so on.

Here are the results for punters betting favourites in small horse race fields on Saturday, 25th. January, 2014.

Randwick: Track Dead.

R1 $85,000 2YO. Set weights and penalties.
Distance: 1000 metres
Number of runners: 5
Favourite: Rubick
Result: 1st.

Starting price: $1.30
Top fluctuation: $1.35
SuperTab tote dividend: $1.30
Jockey: Brenton Avdulla
Trainer: Gerald Ryan

R2 $85,000 3YO. Rating 75. Handicap.
Distance: 1300 metres
Number of runners: 7
Favourite: Define
Result: 1st.

Starting price: $2.60
Top fluctuation: $2.70
SuperTab tote dividend: $2.40
Jockey: Tim Clark
Trainer: Chris Waller

R6 $100,000 3YO & UP. Listed. Quality. Handicap.
Distance: 2400 metres
Number of runners: 6
Favourite: Travolta
Result: 1st.

Starting price: $2.35
Top fluctuation: $2.35
SuperTab tote dividend: $2.20
Jockey: Nash Rawiller
Trainer: Gai Waterhouse


Caulfield: Track Good.

R1 $80,000 3YO & UP. Fillies and Mares. Handicap.
Distance: 1400 metres
Number of runners: 5
Favourite: Lonhtime
Result: 3rd.
Starting price: $2.80
Jockey: Katelyn Mallyon
Trainer: Peter G. Moody
Winner: Means A Lot
Starting price: $7.00
Top fluctuation: $7.00
SuperTab tote dividend: $6.60
Jockey: Jye McNeil
Trainer: Darren Weir

R5 $80,000 3YO. Fillies. Open. Handicap.
Distance: 1100 metres
Number of runners: 7
Favourite: Orvieto
Result: 3rd.
Starting price: $2.25
Jockey: Glen Boss
Trainer: Mick Price
Winner: Spirits Dance
Starting price: $18.00
Top fluctuation: $21.00
SuperTab tote dividend: $16.30
Jockey: Chad Schofield
Trainer: Peter G. Moody


Eagle Farm: Track Slow.

R1 $45,000 Open. Handicap.
Distance: 1000 metres
Number of runners: 7
Favourite: Seeking More
Result: 2nd.
Starting price: $3.70
Jockey: Kirk Matheson
Trainer: Kelso Wood
Winner: Rocky King
Starting price: $4.60
Top fluctuation: $4.60
SuperTab tote dividend: $5.10
Jockey: Damian Browne
Trainer: Tom Bourke

R2 $50,000 2YO. Open. Handicap.
Distance: 1200 metres
Number of runners: 7
Favourite: Top Tone
Result: 7th.
Starting price: $3.60
Jockey: Larry Cassidy
Trainer: Lorraine Erhart
Winner: No Problem
Starting price: $6.50
Top fluctuation: $6.50
SuperTab tote dividend: $5.90
Jockey: Michael Cahill
Trainer: Len Treloar

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