Re: Ragozin: I think your time has past

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Posted by HP on December 11, 2000 at 10:14:50:

In Reply to: Re: Ragozin: I think your time has past posted by A C on December 10, 2000 at 23:46:44:

: I have always been concerned with large variations in Rags and Thoro graph numbers. I have a few horses and one them is a filly named Canary Island. This past summer in a race at Pimlico her Rag number was 18 and her Thorograph number was 11. A seven point differential seemed way out of line to me. It turned out that the Thoro number was the more accurate one. However, I have seen instances where the Rag number appeared to be more accurate. Why the difference?

: Someone is way out of line. Variations are to be expected as long as they are reasonable. Seven points is not reasonable.

: AC

Have noticed that on the Maryland circuit there is a bigger difference than on some of the other circuits. Check the Maryland shippers coming to NY. I wish I could remember the specifics but there was a stakes race at AQU last winter that sticks out in my mind where there was a horse shipping in from MD. that looked way too slow on Rags and right there on TG and he came third and was beaten less than three lengths. I'm pretty sure this was a Race of the Week and I vaguely remember the horse was called Mountain something. Have noticed this with other MD. shippers as well, and on this particular circuit I feel pretty sure that Rags are making them too slow. 'Time is past' may be a little extreme. Plenty of folks are making money with those numbers. HP

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