Below I have recorded an ‘over the shoulder’ video of my approach to Horse Profiling. The video demonstrates how I use HorseRaceBase.com to find horses that have demonstrated a clear preference for when they run their best races.
Now, its 40 minutes long, so apologies 🙂 I tried to make it shorter but just kept finding things to talk through. Make yourself a cup of your favourite hot beverage and enjoy.
0-14 mins: general intro, some worthwhile (I think) ramblings and an introduction to Lord Buffhead (add to your tracker!) This horse demonstrates the power of this approach.
15 min –to end: Some ‘live’ profiling. Unrehearsed I dive into some flat horses to see if I can unearth anything of note. It turns out there is one who has a clear liking for Good-Firm ground and another who has only ever won with a particular set of headgear applied and over a certain trip. While they are not what I would call ‘bombproof’ profiles the info is useful for when they next run on the turf.
I would advise following the video with a notebook if you can as I would like to think there is some beneficial information in there.
During the last few minutes of the video i talk over a screen of my HRB account. Its a racecard from the 1.55 Southwell and If you look carefully there is one horse with some notes below it. He is a profile horse. I only really noticed when I watched it back so note that one down too!
As ever, your thoughts, comments and opinions are always welcome.