Top Rated horses have finished (1st or 2nd) 154 out of 295 times — from June 25th through July 18th. Every race with least 1 rated starter was counted at both Belmont and Hollywood Park during this period. This means that the TOP-RATED horses emulate the frequency of being a favorite without always having the negative of being the favorite — the short price.
Beyond that, remember, you can adjust my PPN’s on the Power Pages according to your own handicapping, since I don’t include important fundemental handicapping factors such as post position, workouts, trainer patterns, jockey moves, claiming, 1st gelding and anything else you can think of that isn’t in a speed figure. Just taking this set of horses and improving the set with your own handicapping should make you a winner, if we can keep the frequency rate up…Let’s follow it together, through Del mar and Saratoga…
Naturally, at the beginning of the meeting, with the most recent races occurring at other tracks, we might expect the top-rated horses to be slightly less frequent. We can learn together, so far at Del Mar the TR is 18 (1st or 2nds) out of 55 races, through Saturday 7/24/10 — including all the turf to dirt races at Saratoga. I will continue to follow these and include Saratoga to the mix…STAR horses are PLUS EQUITY! Update on Sunday 8/8/10
Yesterday’s Free Play at SARATOGA…Race #9 …Key -> Franny Freud scratched
Today’s Free Play –Del Mar’s 8th Race– The Best Pal … Baby stakes races are always interesting, in this edition we get a chance to follow a play I like very much at Del Mar, a horse that suddenly improves by leaps and bounds the first time they hit the Del Mar racing surface, that would be Comma To The Top. This 2 year old gelding also is going up in company from a MD 50 to the G_II stakes level which should insure a high value price…I’ll take the WIN/Place wager at any price over 4/1…Good Luck