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A Look at Racing Form Data That You Won’t Want to Miss

Going over the data of horse racing can be pretty stressful. There’s a lot of numbers, crammed into a really small space. But if you really want to know the difference between the newbie and the pro, it has to be time. It’s all about what you put into the sport. Some people will be with their gut, and that’s cool…but others will actually do what it takes to go beyond just that and find a world they never realized even existed

If you’re trying to make sense of your choices right now, you’re not alone. Let’s go over the racing form in greater detail. Sit down with a cup of coffee, because this could be a while. There’s a lot of concepts to cover!

Following trends when it comes to the horse racing form is really important. Your top winners are going to have a great chance to keep on winning. The losers tend to either phase out, or incrementally get better. It really depends on what type of trainer they have. If they have a really good trainer, a bad horse can transform into a serious contender. It might take a while, and not just in one season but it can certainly happen.

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What you have to do at this point is look at the freshest wins — only going about four weeks back. You also want to look at how heavy the horse is. Weight is connected to health, whether we like it or not. So a horse that’s putting on great weight and making more wins is definitely more valuable than a horse that’s losing weight.

What about the horse’s ability to push deeper in order to rise above challenges? You don’t want to go with the horse that’s always going for the soft win. That’s a horse that’ll win sometimes, but it will fail when the terrain gets rougher.

You’re better off thinking about things that do play a role in the big wins, like the jockey. If you can look at old races, you’ll see that every jockey has a different style when it comes to his horse.

Keep in mind that every horse has a form, which allows you to really get to know the horse. You’ll be reading a lot of these forms if you’re going to get serious with handicapping. Continue reading

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