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18/7/2009 edition

Win Betting
Horse Racing Favourites

Do horse racing favourites win when the money is on? Do favourites lose when they ease in the betting? Are favourites more successful over longer distances than 1000 metres? Do favourites lose on wet tracks? Do favourites lose when first up from a spell? Are horse racing favourites worse bets in large fields?

These questions and more will be answered on a regular basis as we update the results of horse racing favourites on a regular basis.

We'll concentrate on Saturday races in Melbourne. These results over the long term should be comparable with results of Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide races on Saturdays.

Here are the results from Flemington, Saturday, 4th. July, 2009.

Flemington
Track: Dead
Rail: True position
Penetrometer: 4.7

R1 $75,000 2YO Fillies. Open. Handicap.
Distance: 1000 metres
Number of runners: 13
Favourite: Bluzar
Days since last start: 25
Distance last start: 1000
Result last start: 1-12
Result this start: 7th.
Starting price: $3.00
Top fluctuation: $3.60
SuperTab tote dividend: ---
Jockey: Damien Oliver
Trainer: Marc Conners

R2 $75,000 3YO. Open. Handicap.
Distance: 1100 metres
Number of runners: 14
Favourite: Ballerina Girl
Days since last start: 31
Distance last start: 1000
Result last start: 1-11
Result this start: 5th.
Starting price: $4.20
Top fluctuation: $4.20
SuperTab tote dividend: ---
Jockey: Craig Williams
Trainer: David Hayes

R3 $100,000 3YO Fillies. Open. Handicap.
Distance: 1600 metres
Number of runners: 16
Favourite: Chameleon
Days since last start: 21
Distance last start: 1400
Result last start: 2-13
Result this start: 4th.
Starting price: $2.25
Top fluctuation: $2.50
SuperTab tote dividend: ---
Jockey: Michael Rodd
Trainer: Peter Snowden

R4 $100,000 3YO. Open. Handicap.
Distance: 1600 metres
Number of runners: 11
Favourite: No Jurisdiction
Days since last start: 7
Distance last start: 1410
Result last start: 2-12
Result this start: 10th.

Starting price: $3.80
Top fluctuation: $4.40
SuperTab tote dividend: ---
Jockey: Michael Rodd
Trainer: Danny O'Brien

R5 $150,000 Open. Handicap.
Distance: 2500 metres
Number of runners: 16
Favourite: Spare A Dime
Days since last start: 10
Distance last start: 2400
Result last start: 4-11
Result this start: 11th.
Starting price: $5.50
Top fluctuation: $6.00
SuperTab tote dividend: ---
Jockey: Luke Nolen
Trainer: Rick Hore-Lacy

R6 $200,000 Listed. Handicap.
Distance: 1600 metres
Number of runners: 16
Favourite: Davcon
Days since last start: 14
Distance last start: 1500
Result last start: 1-11
Result this start: 9th.
Starting price: $5.00
Top fluctuation: $5.00
SuperTab tote dividend: ---
Jockey: Michael Rodd
Trainer: Heath Conners

R7 $150,000 Open. Handicap.
Distance: 1200 metres
Number of runners: 14
Favourite: Gran Sasso
Days since last start: 7
Distance last start: 1000
Result last start: 1-14
Result this start: 1st.

Starting price: $2.60
Top fluctuation: $2.60
SuperTab tote dividend: $2.90
Jockey: Chris Symons
Trainer: Brian Mayfield-Smith

R8 $75,000 Open. Handicap.
Distance: 1800 metres
Number of runners: 14
Favourite: Pacino
Days since last start: 7
Distance last start: 2000
Result last start: 1-16
Result this start: 1st.
Starting price: $4.80
Top fluctuation: $5.50
SuperTab tote dividend: ---
Jockey: Brad Rawiller
Trainer: Clinton McDonald

Comments:
The two winning favourites, in R7 and R8, both won their previous starts seven days earlier. In R1 and R2 the favourites started after breaks of 25 days and 31 days respectively, and both ran unplaced. Leading jockey Michael Rodd rode three favourites that failed to win, in R3, R4 and R6.

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The Consistency and Fitness horse racing betting system
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Betting favourites in small fields: 4/7/2009 & 27/6/2009
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Punt to Win 27/6/2009
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