on the most valuable handicap (highest winner's prize) at each of
the day's meetings.
there are joint richest handicaps at one meeting, consider each
any horse which meets these four conditions:
Its last race was in a handicap, run within the last 50 days.
It was a beaten favourite in its last race.
It was ridden last time by a jockey who was claiming a weight
It is to be ridden today by a jockey who isn't claiming a weight
there is more than one qualifier in any race, there is no bet
for that particular race.
System applies to UK racing only (Flat and NH).
pts to win on each qualifier.
method is an extension to System Trial 29, which indicated that
professional riders in handicaps, generally speaking, are worth the extra weight
compared to lesser experienced claiming riders.
addition, a recent Racing Post article clearly proved that
claiming riders in the most valuable handicaps have a very poor
in the System 29 trial, a
horse was expected to win last time out, when
ridden by a lesser experienced rider.
lack of experience may well have contributed to its defeat.
it is to be ridden by a professional rider, who doesn't need a weight
allowance to compensate for any shortcomings in ability or lack