Racing Bets Saturday 18th November

in racing •  27 days ago

Today we're back in Victoria for the meeting at Sandown where the Zipping Classic and the Sandown Guineas are being run amongst a couple other group races. That's where I'm betting but at the same time its worth keeping an eye on the form in Ascot Perth where the quality racing moves to next.

RaceGrp#HorseWinPlace
533Moss N Dale1 unit @ 3.50NO BET
722Big Duke1 unit @ 3.30NO BET
829Villermont0.5 unit @ 6.500.5 unit @ 2.40
933Balf's Choice0.5 unit @ 13.000.5 unit @ 4.10

Track is a Soft(5) with a sketchy weather forecast for a few showers and possible storm.

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Race#PosResult
533rd-1 unit
723rd-1 unit
891st+3.45 units
93DNP-1 unit

Net Result +0.45 units

So, what's your strategy for wet tracks?

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Normally it is to throw out the form guide and stay away from the favourites. Didn't follow that today and it shows but I'm still happy to have made a profit.

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hahaha Yeah; it's so hard not to play even when the circumstances suck.

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The value just moves elsewhere. On a heavy track day you could just back all the outsiders and you might be getting value. Or lay all the short favourites with strong dry track form.

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As a kid playing ponies at the fair, I'd try to identify those horses that seemed to run well on muddy tracks, but of course that was a fairly subjective interpretation of the racing form.

In your experience, do you find that some horses actually DO run better than others in adverse conditions, or is it more simply their inside or outside location that determines their advantage/disadvantage?

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Yes, some horses are suited to wet tracks and others can't handle it if they're not on the dry. Same result.

But when the track gets heavy it can be inconsistent underfoot especially later in the day if the ground gets churned up. So that makes the race a lot more random. You can have a top mud-runner getting stuck on the fence in a lot of churn and he's still not going to win if the others can find some firmer ground out wide.

Calling @originalworks :)
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Nice racing sir