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Re: (927 Views)
Posted by: HP (IP Logged)
Date: March 01, 2002 08:37AM

"Maybe TG should add a notation to op (off poorly)...the horse was off slowly and the Sprinting Length was more important according to Alydar."

Maybe you, HP, should read the words that are on top of the ROTW every week: "Each path wide is worth about one length...at TODAY'S DISTANCE that equals...of a TG point." It varies according to distance, and off poorly would too.

What varies according to distance? I don't get it.

"If two horses were likely to run 3s..Common sense would dictate the longer the race, the more weight matters."

No. Common sense would dictate that you look at the TG introduction page. 5 pounds = one point, REGARDLESS of distance. That is the methodology (I hate that word) you said you were in line with. Giving extra credit for lighter weight at longer distances is double counting because weight/distance is in the formula already. 5 pounds = one point. Forget the distance. Just look at the weights and adjust. And if you want a TG-Rags beaten-lengths chart, let me know. I picked up a really good one several months ago. None of that "approximately" crap.

I said common sense. Aly baby, how about this. Carry 125 pounds on your back for a block. Then carry it on your back for two blocks. Let me know how it goes. I don't think I'm the only one making a fool of myself!

If I carry 115 pounds and race you one block, the 10 pound impost you carry will affect you a certain amount (assuming all else is absolutely equal). At two blocks it will affect you more (YOUR 'BREAK' NOTWITHSTANDING (Holy cow! - you can break like the wind for all the difference it makes in this argument!)), and all other things being equal, it's going to help me more the longer we go. I didn't need the TG intro chart to figure this out. You can think about this when you handicap or not. It's all you man! Freedom!

The 5 pounds/1 point formula applies when comparing numbers of two horses. Like if two horses can run 3's, and one horse is carrying ten pounds more, that horse would have to run a 1 (assuming all else is equal) to win. I get it fine without the 'intro' and my point(s) stand.

And yes, the first 4 pounds don't matter. It's the fifth one that breaks 'em. I've talked to horses about this and I KNOW.

I like you fine, but you threw in that thing about the weight (I was wrong!) and I didn't like it. You're at least as wrong as me, given the points above. Where I come from, your best friends always do the best job of insulting you.

Mall's no soup thing was funny. HP



Subject Written By Posted
Not so fast, HP (1534 Views) Alydar in California 02/27/2002 07:43PM
Re: (924 Views) HP 02/28/2002 11:47AM
Re: (908 Views) TGJB 02/28/2002 12:43PM
Re: (909 Views) HP 02/28/2002 01:04PM
Re: (891 Views) Alydar in California 03/01/2002 03:03AM
Re:No soup for you Aly! (1031 Views) Mall 03/01/2002 03:47AM
Re: (927 Views) HP 03/01/2002 08:37AM
Re: Send me the chart NOW! (944 Views) Mall 03/01/2002 10:39AM
Re: (902 Views) HP 03/01/2002 11:16AM
Re: Weight etc. (971 Views) TGJB 03/01/2002 04:21PM
Re: (932 Views) Alydar in California 03/02/2002 09:17PM
Re: (923 Views) HP 03/03/2002 09:43AM
Re: (863 Views) bryan teel 03/03/2002 04:18PM
Re: (984 Views) Alydar in California 03/03/2002 05:39PM
Re: (903 Views) Alydar in California 03/04/2002 12:00AM
Re: (817 Views) HP 03/04/2002 09:20AM
Re: (852 Views) Alydar in California 03/04/2002 03:48PM
Re: (967 Views) HP 03/04/2002 05:00PM
Re: (914 Views) nunzio 03/04/2002 05:38PM
Re: (907 Views) Alydar in California 03/04/2002 06:28PM
Re: (823 Views) bryan teel 03/04/2002 08:04PM
Re: (874 Views) Alydar in California 03/05/2002 02:18AM
Re: (887 Views) HP 03/05/2002 09:01AM
Re: (899 Views) Alydar in California 03/05/2002 01:09PM
Re: (893 Views) HP 03/05/2002 02:10PM
Re: (858 Views) TGJB 03/05/2002 02:37PM
Re: (865 Views) HP 03/05/2002 02:52PM
Re: (979 Views) Alydar in California 03/05/2002 03:30PM
Re: (884 Views) Alydar in California 03/05/2002 03:12PM
Re: (928 Views) TGJB 03/05/2002 04:18PM
Re: (920 Views) HP 03/05/2002 04:40PM
Re: (902 Views) OPM 03/06/2002 12:25AM


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