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Winning Handicapping Tips
Weight is the great leveller in racing. As a horse rises in weight its chances of winning decreases in handicaps. When horses in handicaps are asked to carry around 58kg. or more many are often risky bets.
There is a typical media cliché, "The horse has the class, (form, wins,) so it deserves the weight." The media tipster then selects the horse which then goes on to lose.
There is a very common rule used by many computer programmes and form analysts. It assumes that 1.5kg equals one length.
1) The more weight a horse has to carry, the more significant a small weight rise is.
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