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21/11/2009 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, 31st. October, 2009 when the $1.5 million 3YO Group 1 Victoria Derby and the $750,000 Group 1 Weight for Age Mackinnon Stakes, a traditional lead up race for Tuesday's Melbourne Cup, were run at Flemington horse racing track.

Flemington
Track: R1-4 Dead, R5-9 Good.
Rail: True Position
Penetrometer: 4.89

R1 $250,000 Carbine Club Stakes
3YO. Group 3. Set weights and penalties.

Distance: 1600 metres
Number of runners: 9
Favourite: The Comedian
Days since last start: 10
Distance last start: 1403
Result last start: 1-12
Result this start: 7th.
Starting price: $2.70
Top fluctuation: $2.70
SuperTab tote dividend: ---
Jockey: Dwayne Dunn
Trainer: Lee Freedman

R2 $250,000 Quality. Group 3. Handicap.
Distance: 2500 metres
Number of runners: 15
Favourite: Shocking
Days since last start: 14
Distance last start: 2000
Result last start: 2-16
Result this start: 1st.
Starting price: $4.40
Top fluctuation: $4.60
SuperTab tote dividend: $3.90
Jockey: Michael Rodd
Trainer: Mark Kavanagh

R3 $300,000 Wakeful Stakes.
3YO Fillies. Group 2. Set weights and penalties.

Distance: 2000 metres
Number of runners: 10
Favourite: Run For Naara
Days since last start: 14
Distance last start: 2000
Result last start: 1-13
Result this start: 4th.
Starting price: $3.10
Top fluctuation: $3.10
SuperTab tote dividend: ---
Jockey: Hugh Bowman
Trainer: John P. Thompson

R4 $500,000 Coolmore Stud Stakes.
3YO. Group 1. Set weights.

Distance: 1200 metres
Number of runners: 14
Favourite: Demerit
Days since last start: 42
Distance last start: 1400
Result last start: 1-11
Result this start: 6th.
Starting price: $3.90
Top fluctuation: $4.80
SuperTab tote dividend: ---
Jockey: Kerrin McEvoy
Trainer: Peter Snowden

R5 $750,000 Mackinnon Stakes.
Group 1. Weight for Age.
Distance: 2000 metres
Number of runners: 11
Favourite: Rangirangdoo
Days since last start: 7
Distance last start: 1600
Result last start: 1-11
Result this start: 7th.
Starting price: $2.80
Top fluctuation: $2.90
SuperTab tote dividend: ---
Jockey: Corey Brown
Trainer: Chris Waller

R6 $1,500,000 Victoria Derby.
3YO. Group 1. Set weights.

Distance: 2500 metres
Number of runners: 10
Favourite: Rockferry
Days since last start: 10
Distance last start: 2206
Result last start: 3-14
Result this start: 5th.
Starting price: $4.20
Top fluctuation: $4.60
SuperTab tote dividend: ---
Jockey: Hugh Bowman
Trainer: Danny O'Brien

R7 $500,000 Fillies & Mares. Group 1. Weight for Age.
Distance: 1600 metres
Number of runners: 12
Favourite: Typhoon Tracy
Days since last start: 14
Distance last start: 1400
Result last start: 1-13
Result this start: 1st.
Starting price: $2.20
Top fluctuation: $2.20
SuperTab tote dividend: $2.20
Jockey: Luke Nolen
Trainer: Peter G. Moody

R8 $300,000 Salinger Stakes.
Group 2. Handicap.
Distance: 1200 metres
Number of runners: 13
Favourite: First Command
Days since last start: 14
Distance last start: 1100
Result last start: 1-13
Result this start: 5th.
Starting price: $2.50
Top fluctuation: $2.60
SuperTab tote dividend: ---
Jockey: Dwayne Dunn
Trainer: Lee Freedman

R9 $250,000 Group 3. Handicap.
Distance: 1400 metres
Number of runners: 16
Favourite: McClintock
Days since last start: 14
Distance last start: 1400
Result last start: 1-12
Result this start: 2nd.
Starting price: $4.40
Top fluctuation: $4.60
SuperTab tote dividend: ---
Jockey: Glyn Schofield
Trainer: Mark de Montfor

Comments:
The winning favourites, in R2, Shocking, and R7, Typhoon Tracy, finished second and first in the previous races, which were 14 days earlier. In R4 the favourite, Demerit, dropped back in distance from 1400 metres to 1200 metres after a frreshen up of 42 days and finished sixth.

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