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22/3/2014 edition

Group 1 Horse Racing Results

Common advice given to punters by the horse racing media and in many publications educating punters about betting on horse racing is that the best races are also the best betting races for them. "Bet in the best quality races on very good, consistent horses," punters are regularly told.

Well, let's see if that is yet another betting myth.

So we're checking out the results of Group 1 races.

Do favourites - usually very good consistent horses win these races and when they don't win put in good runs? Is there any value when the favourites do win?

Or do the despised outsiders win Group 1 races? Meaning of course that punters are losing their money wagering in these races.

Here is the Group 1 horse racing result from Flemington on Saturday, 1st. March, 2014.
(Where possible registered names have been used for the races.)

Flemington: Track Good.

R7 $500,000 Australian Guineas. 3YO. Group 1. Set weights.
Distance: 1600 metres
Field size: 14
Winner: Shamus Award
Jockey: Craig Williams
Trainer: Danny O'Brien
Bookmaker top fluctuation: $4.60
Bookmaker starting price: $4.60
Best tote: $4.90
Second: Criterion - beaten by 1 length
Jockey: Brad Rawiller
Trainer: David Payne
Bookmaker starting price: $11.00
Favourite: Hucklebuck

Finish: 8th.
Jockey: Dom Tourneur
Trainer: Phillip Stokes
Bookmaker starting price: $3.80 favourite

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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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