If you don’t want to win on horse racing, here are some of the important factors NOT to take into consideration.Don’t factor in the condition of the track surface when making your selection.The condition of a racetracks surface is one of the most important key elements that always needs to be taken into consideration in every race. If your selection does not normally handle a particular racing track surface, e.g. slow, heavy, good etc. The chances are, that it won’t handle it again. Occasionally this is not always correct, but most times it is. So it is always wise to simply ignore that particular race selection and just move onto another, so as to limit any possible risk. The concept of ‘risk limitation’ absolutely highlights the real difference between a gambler and a professional. The gambler simply gambles and the professional considers all the factors that weigh the chances of winning, more greatly into their own favor. Richard Schibell is an excellent resource for this.
Don’t check if the jockey has swapped from your selection to ride another horse in the same race.A very much forgotten factor in horse racing. If a jockey re-rides a mount then its real chances of running well, may well be increased. Why? Simply because that mount may be one that’s worth re-riding. If a jockey changes mounts in a race to another runner, than obviously that runner may represent a better chance of running well. You would be surprised by just how well many of these type of runners perform, by putting this simple very much overlooked factor into action. Watch a race meeting for yourself, use this method and map the results, you may be really surprised.
Don’t check if your selection is suited to a particular race’s distance.An ultimate mistake. You always need to check if your selection is best suited towards the particular distance of the race it is going to run in. Has your selection won at this distance before? Is your selection working towards this distance or is your selection breed for this distance. Misjudging the distance factor will always cost you.
Don’t check the handicap weight that your selection has been given.A horse is handicapped for 1 reason only and that is to make every runner run (in theory) with a somewhat equal chance of winning in a race. So you will need to make a real decision about whether your runner can handle the weight it is given, in a comparison to all the runners in a race. For example, is your runner giving to much weight away to another runner, thus putting that other runner into a possible better winning weight position than your own selection.
Don’t check your selections starting barrier position.Barriers are an absolutely important factor in every race. The running position of any horse during a race, will most times determine the ultimate result of the race. Position is everything in racing. As location, location, location, is within real estate.Don’t check if your horse is being set for a particular race. For example, is the race it is entered for a possible or certain lead-up race for another event.Always consider this factor if it is at all possible. Is your horse being set for a particular race? Is the current race it is about to compete in, a lead up race? If it is you may be best advised to just watch this selection run.Don’t check the form of the other runners in a race, so that you can gain some idea of the way the race will be run.