Horse racing and
sports betting.
 
 

Punt to Win

Pro-Punter
Horse racing forums
Swap tips and discuss betting systems and software

Qld, NT and Tasmanian punters, claim up to $502 deposit match!


Qld, NT and Tasmanian punters, claim up to a $250 bonus bet!


Join Betfair now!
Win at racing

 

 

12/4/2014 edition

Handicapping Tips
Weight and Class

We're all used to hearing "The horse has the class," to justify why a horse handicapped with a high weight should win. Similarly we're told "It's a 54 minimum. So the horse is only six kilos above the minimum."

Those sort of comments do not show an understanding of how handicaps affect most horses. The more weight, the less class a horse will have. Give a horse enough weight and it will have no class.

In a handicap, by the time horses are handicapped with 60kg. (61kg. with the safety vest), many become very dubious betting propositions at short odds. Similarly with jumpers - 70kg. (71 with the safety vest) is a very tough proposition.

This table below shows recent results for horses that carried 60kg. or more in a handicap and were supported in the bookmakers' betting ring market - with a bookmaker starting price of $10.00 or shorter. (The safety vest is not included in the weight.) We have eliminated any races where more than three horses carried at least 60kg. with a starting price of $10.00 or shorter. We're updating each week from the main Saturday horse race meetings held in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. It's certainly worth looking at this information over the long term.

Flemington - 5/4/2014
Horse
Weight
Barrier
Distance
SP Odds
Finish
Gig
60kg.
7
1400
$4.80
2/13
The Quarterback
60kg.
1
1200
$7.50
3/15
Smokin' Joey
60kg.
4
1400
$9.50
3/11
Sandown Lakeside - 22/3/2014
Horse
Weight
Barrier
Distance
SP Odds
Finish
Late Charge
60kg.
8
1600
$4.20
5/13
Bendigo - 15/3/2014
Horse
Weight
Barrier
Distance
SP Odds
Finish
Lucky Symbol
60.5kg.
4
1000
$2.60fav.
1/10
Rosehill - 1/3/2014
Horse
Weight
Barrier
Distance
SP Odds
Finish
Carlton House
61kg.
5
1900
$8.00
2/8
Flemington - 1/3/2014
Horse
Weight
Barrier
Distance
SP Odds
Finish
Commanding Time
60kg.
1
1700
$5.00
3/7
Pago Rock
60kg.
7
1000
$6.00
2/12
Randwick - 22/2/2014
Horse
Weight
Barrier
Distance
SP Odds
Finish
Monton
61.5kg.
1
1600
$4.00
1/6
Flemington - 15/2/2014
Horse
Weight
Barrier
Distance
SP Odds
Finish
Prairie Star
60kg.
5
2000
$6.50
5/7
Randwick - 8/2/2014
Horse
Weight
Barrier
Distance
SP Odds
Finish
Our Desert Warrior
60.5kg.
6
1400
$2.70fav.
5/11
Bayrir
61kg.
10
1600
$10.00
7/10
Rosehill - 1/2/2014
Horse
Weight
Barrier
Distance
SP Odds
Finish
Tahitian Black
60kg.
1
1100
$9.00
8/10
 

This edition of Punt to Win:
Sydney horse racing autumn carnival betting tips
The Free Insider Tip from the Trainer horse racing betting system
The Professional Punter's horse racing news
Horse racing form analysis and betting system tips
Horse Watch betting system - future winners
Group 1 horse racing results: Golden Slipper Stakes Day 5/4/2014
Group 1 horse racing results: Rosehill Guineas & George Ryder Stakes Day 29/3/2014
Group 1 horse racing results: 22/3/2014 & 21/3/2014
Free horse racing ratings & betting tips package membership!
Get those betting odds
Betting favourites in small fields: 5/4/2014

Betting favourites in small fields: 29/3/2014 & 22/3/2014
Best odds for well bet winners - bookmaker or tote?
Betting top weights - horses carrying a weight handicap of 60kg.
Punt to Win 22/3/2014
Punt to Win Index - 2000 to Present


You Need Top Odds

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.


Best online bookmakers
Best online poker rooms

Copyright 1998-present. OZmium Pty. Ltd. All rights reserved.

 

Home | Contact us | Special offers | Horse racing forum | Advertise here

 
  Disclaimer: This site covers various aspects of horseracing in Australia. We provide betting tips, online gambling strategy and links to many thoroughbred sites. OZmium Pty Ltd is not responsible for the content of the links and also accepts no liability for financial loss or misadventure caused by the information provided here. We strongly recommend you bet within your budget and only with money you are prepared to risk.