How Important are Horse Racing Form Lines?
Many strong punters we talk to all agree on one point.
If you have done your form correctly and like a horse, the form around it, believe it or not is irrelevant.
We can understand if you say that is ridiculous. After all, punters have been so conditioned by the racing media to look for those form lines. That is of course how the "media experts" make their selections. It's easy and simple!
However if you are sports betting and having a bet on the football you don't reason: Western Bulldogs beat Essendon, Collingwood beat Western Bulldogs so Collingwood will beat Essendon. That is just ridiculous. So why do something like that with horses?
When a horse wins its last race strong punters take no special notice of how the horses it beat went after that race. If the horse ran a close second or third they take no notice of how the horse/s that beat it went after the race. As far as they are concerned they examine the merits of the horse's run by looking at its race, taking into account factors like video replays, weight carried, sectional times, run in the race, track bias etc.
If the horse that beat it last start is running earlier in the day, unless they have money on it, they hope the horse will flop because they know punters will turn off their chosen horse later in the day and they will get a better price!
Interesting, isn't it?
Remember, to win at racing you can't take the same approach as most punters, or like them, you will lose.
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