Posted by Al Meda on October 04, 1999 at 13:12:54:
: I had asked Ian Meyers if he calculated weight, 1lb=1/5 of a point, the same for all distances,but my query was lost in a "glitch", (A. Beyer uses the same factor, for all distances and I wondered if this was pretty much the norm.) In Ainslie's old books, he took off more as the distance increased. Also, is it better to calculate weight off a base e.g. 115 lbs? Last, in TG's tape it was stated if all horses carry the same weight, then no further calculation is necessary. Am I correct, in interpreting it this way, or is it important how much each horse is asked to carry over its last or its key race?