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8/6/2013 edition

Betting Horse Racing Favourites
Small Fields

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

Most 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 result for punters betting favourites in small horse race fields on Saturday, 1st. June, 2013.

Eagle Farm: Track Slow.

R3 $250,000 Eagle Farm Cup. Group 2. Weight for Age.
Distance: 2200 metres
Number of runners: 6
Favourite: Lights Of Heaven
Result: 5th.
Starting price: $2.80
Jockey: Luke Nolen
Trainer: Peter G. Moody
Winner: Quintessential
Starting price: $5.50
Top fluctuation: $6.00
SuperTab tote dividend: $5.60
Jockey: Damian Browne
Trainer: John Sargent

Here is the result for punters betting favourites in small horse race fields on Saturday, 25th. May, 2013.

Randwick: Track Heavy R1 - R4, Slow R5 - R8.

R4 $100,000 3YO & UP. Listed. Quality Handicap.
Distance: 2400 metres
Number of runners: 6
Favourite: Motivado
Result: 2nd.
Starting price: $3.60
Jockey: Chad Schofield
Trainer: David Hayes
Winner: Fiumicino
Starting price: $7.00
Top fluctuation: $9.00
SuperTab tote dividend: $6.90
Jockey: Damian Lane
Trainer: Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes

There were no small race fields on Saturday, 18th. May.

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It's unlikely you'll get a high enough strike rate backing short priced tote favourites and poor value tote horses to make up for big unders on the tote. Especially in Sydney and Melbourne metropolitan racing on Saturdays.

If you regularly get poor odds you increase your chances of losing money.

It's very unlikely you'll make a long term profit by consistently backing short priced tote favourites.

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