|gillian wilcox wrote:|
Bruce I would of thought you would want to know which way the dogs go in or out so you don't blow your money when your dog gets knocked over straight away.
True enough but that is broadly obvious from what happens otherwise. Relative sectional times, for example, would provide some indication. Better/higher cameras, too, although that is more of a problem with the longer distances across the track at places like Bulli. Minimising the bulk of the steel carriages of the cable would help as well.
There are a hundred factors that go into assessing what a dog does. You can go mad trying to fathom them all to any degree of accuracy.
The related point is that dogs more often repeat their habits - particularly good dogs - so you have a fair idea of what they will do this time. For example, you would expect Pindari Express to come out moderately - and so he did.
Where the trip produces erratic results - such as on a bend start - it is best to just cross it off your list and move on to more accommodating races. Of course, that's easy for me to do but not so simple for a trainer who has to earn cash somewhere.
In passing, do you note that the finishing order for the Speed Star at Sandown (515m) was almost perfectly in accord with their 1st sectional times?
You could not say that about Bulli because they failed to record and print the majority of sectional times. You would then have to rely on their historical performances, if available. It's a major reason for me ceasing to bet on NSW races.