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28/2/2015 edition

Betting Horse Racing Favourites
in
Small Fields

There has been quite a lot of discussion in our forum over the years about horse racing favourites in small fields. So we've been monitoring horse racing favourites in small fields here. We're now looking at Saturday horse races in the three strongest horse racing cities of Melbourne, famous for the Melbourne Cup, Sydney, where the 2YO Golden Slipper Stakes grabs the horse racing headlines and Brisbane where the Doomben 10,000 is a famous feature horse race.

Most horse races in these cities have a field size of more than seven horses, so it will be interesting to see what happens when the field size is just seven or fewer horses.

When a favourite is beaten we will also provide details of the winner. If there are trends they will be identified. For example if a stable has two runners in the small field does the horse at longer odds win more often than it should? Do some jockeys lose more often than they should on the favourites? Do some stables have a poor strike rate on favourites in small fields? And so on.

Here are the results for punters betting favourites in small horse race fields on Saturday, 14th. February, 2015.

Caulfield: Track Good.
C. F. Orr Stakes Day

R2 $150,000 3YO. Fillies. Group 3. Set weights plus penalties.
Distance: 1200 metres
Number of runners: 7
Favourite: Royal Snitzel
Result: 2nd.
Starting price: $2.00
Jockey: Dale Smith
Trainer: Mick Price
Winner: Sabatini
Starting price: $10.00
Top fluctuation: $11.00
SuperTab tote dividend: $11.90
Jockey: Nicholas Hall
Trainer: Lee & Shannon Hope

Doomben: Track Good.

R1 $65,000 2YO. Open. Handicap.
Distance: 1050 metres
Number of runners: 7
Favourite: Tibrogargan Miss
Result: 2nd.
Starting price: $1.85
Jockey: Tegan Harrison
Trainer: Darryl Hansen
Winner: Powerful Saga
Starting price: $6.50
Top fluctuation: $6.50
SuperTab tote dividend: $7.00
Jockey: Jim Byrne
Trainer: Helen Page

R2 $65,000 Open. Handicap.
Distance: 2200 metres
Number of runners: 6
Favourite: Best Of The Rest
Result: 1st.

Starting price: $1.65
Top fluctuation: $1.75
SuperTab tote dividend: $1.60
Jockey: Jim Byrne
Trainer: Tony Gollan

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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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