Horses On Their First Run In A Handicap Race
Punters are often trying to spot a big sting or a planned gamble. A classic perception is that some horses are intentionally run badly in order to give them a very lenient first handicap mark.
The stats show however that betting every horse on it’s first handicap run is a very fast track route to the poor house.
However NOT all first time handicap runners are a bad bet. With some research and number crunching it is possible to identify profitable angles for backers or alternately sources of good lays for Betfair.
Dave Renham has crunched several years of racing history and written it all up in a couple of free to view articles.
Take a look here