Re: bias at spa
Posted by Moneygrip on August 19, 1999 at 08:52:31:
In Reply to: Re: bias at spa posted by JR on August 19, 1999 at 07:36:10:
: In answer to your question about the track bias applying to all dirt races. Yes it does. Races at 1 mile and a furlong, inside speed is valuable and ground saved has benefitted horses with this type of running line. Note, however that most of these horses, after gaining a clear lead, have been taken off the rail for the rest of the trip down the backstretch, around the turn and into the lane. And yes there is a speed favoring bias as mentioned in the Post. But it is favoring outside speed in sprints. As noted in Litfin's article today, inside speed horses have been getting beat on a regular basis. You just need to watch more of the races up there.
I will politely disagree with you. I watch the races every day. Since you are watching the races and you are thoroughly convinced that your observations point to a bias (to the point that you will condescendingly tell me 'I need to watch more races up (t)here', I will repeat my earlier question and ask how you are doing at the windows now that you have identified this track bias? If it is so obvious you must be making out great. Let's take it a step further. If you are right about this, you should be able to identify a horse on tomorrow's card that will benefit from this bias and you will cash a ticket based on this keen observation. Awaiting your post, the MoneyGrip.