Tracker Tuesday: Using Sectional Times

 

In the two videos that follow I look at a couple of races from Wolverhampton on 2nd July. While noting down various horses the purpose of the video is to highlight how you ‘can’ use sectional times to help bring a race to life, and more importantly the performance of said horses.

The first video looks at the 5pm with a focus on Just That Lord – in effect he went far too fast in the first 3 furlongs and was never going to get home. The sectionals help explain a poor performance, whereas a ‘standard’ reading of the formbook (especially without watching the video) would lead you to conclude that he’s out of form and/or there could be something wrong with him. The winner of that race, Savalas, wasn’t too far off him but Hollie pulled him off the early fractions just soon enough – given he won, just clinging on, there’s a chance his run could be marked up also. In this first video I try to bring all of the above to life.

In the second video, looking at the 7pm on the same card I focus on one of the competitors who’s starting position was too far back, but who ended up running the final 3f in a quicker time than the eventual winner. On a different day he may well have won. There’s plenty to take away from this video also, and with any luck they add to your engagement with the game. I’m a keen amateur when it comes to Sectional Times and i’m learning as  I go, indeed at times thinking aloud as I record.

Hopefully they’re useful, do post a comment if so.  I’ve used Geegeez Gold’s results tools for these videos and as always, if you’d like to take a cheap 30 day trial to see if they could enhance your experience of racing, you can click the banner at the bottom of the post.

For now, popcorn at the ready… each one is 15 minutes long, and well, it does just fly by 🙂

 

 

 

 

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