No matter what kind of race you are staking on, betting on a horse that you think will win is always the most important thing to consider. You need to learn how to pick a horse well. To do this, you need to pay attention to different aspects of the game.
Winning Combination Of Horse, Trainer And Jockey
To pick a winner, it is not enough that you assess only the animal itself. You should not stake on an animal simply because of its handsome stature. You must also consider the trainer and the jockey who handle the animal. Even if the animal is packed with power and strength, if the trainer and jockey are not able to bring out the best in that animal, then all will be for nothing.
The Horse. In choosing your horse, you can make good use of the race cards provided. On these cards, you can see the name of the animal. Along with the name, you can also see numbers assigned to that animal that would indicate its placings in the previous races. Placings written on the cards are usually just the third, second and first. If there are hardly any numbers beside the name of a horse, you would be smart not to bet on that animal. The race card also contains D or C indications. D would mean that the animal has already won before when it raced at a matching distance. C would mean that it has won on the same track during the previous games. Aside from the pas performance and consistent winnings, you also need to consider the weight of an animal. Ideally, it should only be up to 59 kilograms. Higher than this will be dangerous for an animal to race.
The Trainer. His experience and skills are both instrumental in creating high quality horses for racing. With this, many punters would actually be early on the racetrack so that they can see how the animal is doing during warm ups with its trainer. These people would like to know how the horse obeys the instructions of its trainer. They examine the standing of both the animal and its trainer. You have to check the background and performance of the trainer, if he has already produced many top caliber horses which have also won numerous games.
The Jockey. This person’s experience, past performance and background must also be checked. Find out if this jockey has already teamed up with the horse before and how well they did during their previous team ups.
Consider The Type Of Race
The type or kind or race also matters in judging which horse to bet on. A horse might have participated in a certain class of race before and have done quite excellently. Yet, if it is competing on a higher race class this time, it is probable that its performance will not be that outstanding.
Use A Checklist
Using a checklist will also be helpful in making your selections. Find out the class an animal is in. Compare its times on various races with the same distance. Find out too about the horse’s performance on post positions.
The animal’s running style should also be known. There are three running styles known: the front runner, the stalker and the closer. The front runner usually leads or is in two lengths of leading. The stalker does not always lead but could gain momentum for overtaking the front runner. The closer is one that runs at its best if it has gained more early speed.