SPRINT HANDICAP TESTING ZONE NOTES (‘tips’ + checklist)

Well, that will teach me for being a lazy git and not updating my sprint handicap notes as I go along. That took some time, but we have got there. So, below are updated notes to the end of July. These are mainly a learning tool for myself- it’s good to ponder and reflect from time to time I think, and ensure trackers are updated.

Annoyingly I missed one runner- AJ Cook – tipped a few days ago, he came 3rd at 25s. He ran yesterday at Carlisle and won at 10s. Damn. Idiot.

Anyway, notes below… (updated to the end of July)

UPDATED SPRINT HANDICAP TESTING ZONE NOTES HERE>>>

And, while I am here, a link to the ‘blue print/checklist’ in case you missed it…

MY SPRINT HANDICAP PRE RACE CHECKLIST HERE>>>

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  • Thanks for those Josh. Knew I recognised A J Cook from somewhere yesterday. Need to go through these properly tonight and add them to HRB.

    Nick Mazur 02/08/16 3:23 PM Reply


    • yep- and of course it is easy when they win – but I would have concluded that a stiffer track may help – albeit drop in trip so levelled out – but also the amount of pace on paper in the race was mad- suggested would set up for a closer. One of those! Annoying. I also added Hoof It to the tracker at beginning of season – oh if only I had followed him since!! That’s the way it goes. Yes, the more that add stuff to trackers the less likely we (me) are to miss things hopefully 🙂

      Josh 02/08/16 3:26 PM Reply


  • Jockey booking – what about jockeys riding very close to or below there lowest weight, although I am not sure how easy it is to determine?

    Chris Randall 03/08/16 7:45 AM Reply


    • It bears looking into. I know Dickie has a good record when weighing 10st. Haven’t tracked how he has done since but on 14/12/2015 he had finished 1st or 2nd 7 out of 11 times when he had that weight in handicaps over the previous two years.

      Nick Mazur 03/08/16 8:30 AM Reply


      • Yep a very good angle Chris – again unsure how you approach that but is definitely worth trying to find a way. Yep when Dickie wastes it pays to take note. Dwyer wasted down to his lowest for a very long time to win on that one at Goodwood for Perratt. I suppose looking at big races worth a few ££ and just scanning to the bottom of the weights and seeing if anything stands out. Unsure how else you would do it.

        Josh 03/08/16 9:06 AM Reply


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