Punt to Win
Betting On Pace Horses or Run On Horses?
"Behind the place getters the eye-catching run came from Shogun Lodge, who overcame the slow early pace to flash home for fifth just two and a half lengths from the winner." Ray Hickson, Sunday Herald Sun, September 24, 2000. Horses that run on and make up good ground catch our attention. But are they the best betting conveyances?
Of course horses tailing the field by 10 lengths at the 400 have to run fast final sectionals. If they don't they'll be beaten by 10 lengths. But they have also not worked earlier.
So this suits me just fine.
Racing is about information, knowledge and opinion. As long as the racing media are happy to push them and punters out there are happy to take short prices about run on horses and get impressed by those same horses running on from last because they catch the eye I'll keep geting good odds about my horses to beat them. Let the media keep highlighting those horses running on from last to the punting public. I love it."
It was no surprise to find that Tony had a decent wager on Adam which led throughout and won at $13.00. But, according to Ray Hickson, it was Shogun Lodge that caught the eye in that race, flashing home for fifth, a beaten $3.20 favourite.
This edition of Punt to Win:
2009 Melbourne Cup Day
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