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23/5/2015 edition

Handicapping Tips
Weight and Class

We're all used to hearing "The horse has the class," to justify why a horse handicapped with a high weight should win. Similarly we're told "It's a 54 minimum. So the horse is only six kilos above the minimum."

Those sort of comments do not show an understanding of how handicaps affect most horses. The more weight, the less class a horse will have. Give a horse enough weight and it will have no class.

In a handicap, by the time horses are handicapped with 60kg. (61kg. with the safety vest), many become very dubious betting propositions at short odds. Similarly with jumpers - 70kg. (71 with the safety vest) is a very tough proposition.

This table below shows recent results for horses that carried 60kg. or more in a handicap and were supported in the bookmakers' betting ring market - with a bookmaker starting price of $10.00 or shorter. (The safety vest is not included in the weight.) We have eliminated any races where more than three horses carried at least 60kg. with a starting price of $10.00 or shorter. We're updating each week from the main Saturday horse race meetings held in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. It's certainly worth looking at this information over the long term.

Caulfield - 16/5/2015
Horse
Weight
Barrier
Distance
SP Odds
Finish
Fontein Ruby
60kg.
15
2000
$4.20
9/16
Rosehill - 9/5/2015
Horse
Weight
Barrier
Distance
SP Odds
Finish
Role Model
60kg.
15
1500
$7.50
3/18
Hollywood Bound
60kg.
4
1500
$7.50
6/18
Flemington - 9/5/2015
Horse
Weight
Barrier
Distance
SP Odds
Finish
Setinum
60kg.
4
1400
$5.50
7/13
Doomben - 9/5/2015
Horse
Weight
Barrier
Distance
SP Odds
Finish
Laser Hawk
60kg.
6
1600
$6.00
10/12
Caulfield - 2/5/2015
Horse
Weight
Barrier
Distance
SP Odds
Finish
Show A Star
60kg.
12
2000
$3.80
3/12
Toowoomba - 2/5/2015
Horse
Weight
Barrier
Distance
SP Odds
Finish
Pornichet
60.5kg.
10
2150
$2.40 fav.
1/13
Flemington - 25/4/2015
Horse
Weight
Barrier
Distance
SP Odds
Finish
Lady Cumquat
60kg.
6
1600
$10.00
8/13
Gold Coast - 25/4/2015
Horse
Weight
Barrier
Distance
SP Odds
Finish
Ninth Legion
60.5kg.
11
1400
$4.20
2/14
Flemington - 11/4/2015
Horse
Weight
Barrier
Distance
SP Odds
Finish
Setinum
60kg.
2
1400
$9.00
3/10
Ball Of Muscle
60kg.
3
1000
$2.60 fav.
2/9
 
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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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