FGR Rankings – Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 (Melbourne Cup)
Flem 4.00 Excess Knowledge, Sky Hunter
Being a 24 runner handicap this race obviously needs to be treated with a fair degree of caution. In fact, when it comes to using the rankings as a whole you do need to apply some commonsense.
I’m aware that the rankings have underperformed in C4 races recently, but if you’re faced with races made up almost entirely of seasonal debutants, or a back end flat handicap where horses have gone in the coats or have gone over the top, it’s hardly surprising. It’s no coincidence that the rankings performed more like their normal selves at the Breeders’ Cup meeting, where the American horses in particular, have been laid out for such races.
I am considering giving practical examples of how to best use the rankings providing I can find the time. But that’s one for the future.