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18/5/2013 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 is the result for punters betting favourites in small horse race fields on Saturday, 4th. May, 2013.

Flemington: Track Good.

R1 $80,000 2YO. Set weights and penalties.
Distance: 1100 metres
Number of runners: 7
Favourite: Tumult
Result: 6th.
Starting price: $1.75
Jockey: Steven Arnold
Trainer: Peter Snowden
Winner: Moparee
Starting price: $6.00
Top fluctuation: $6.00
SuperTab tote dividend: $5.50
Jockey: Damian Lane
Trainer: Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra


Here is the result for punters betting favourites in small horse race fields on Saturday, 27th. April, 2013.

Doomben: Track Dead R1-R5, Good R6-R8.

R7 $175,000 Victory Stakes. Group 2. Weight for Age.
Distance: 1200 metres
Number of runners: 7
Favourite: Buffering
Result: 1st.

Starting price: $1.70
Top fluctuation: $1.75
SuperTab tote dividend: $1.70
Jockey: Damian Browne
Trainer: Robert Heathcote

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The Free Wide Barrier 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: 11/5/2013 & 4/5/2013
Group 1 horse racing results: 27/4/2013 - Randwick
Group 1 horse racing results: 27/4/2013 - Morphettville
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Betting favourites in small fields: 11/5/2013

Betting favourites in small fields: 4/5/2013 & 27/4/2013
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Betting top weights - horses carrying a weight handicap of 60kg.
Punt to Win 27/4/2013
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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.


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