Much has been written and said about horses to throw the clinker top effort after the race. When a horse race very hard and scores the highest speed figure handicappers career to worry that they might skip the next race and run poorly. This does not happen, but like everything else in racing there are several reasons, and understanding them will help you deal with this situation in the handicapping.
First, let & # 39; and think about what is causing the horse jumping. The horses did not see the race format and I do not care what your speed rating was the last race. They are all to feel. It & # 39; and what matters to the horse. It must be physically fit and rested before the event and must also mentally fit. What is going on in the horse & # 39; s head is very important.
If the great effort of the previous race horse tired badly it may take months before you physically rebounds. Of course, the young horses bounce back better physically than older horses do, but this is not necessarily true of the mental state. The horse raced his heart and lost not want to try to win again. If a horse loses, despite the best intentions great horse does matter.
may not have minded much, but herd animals and the ability to create social situation and will. It will suffer a direct hit when a horse was beaten despite trying very hard. An older horse does not care so much, because he knows his place, and he also knows that another race always comes along to settle down. How can a coach knows that the horse had lost confidence or desire?
Unfortunately, both the coach and handicapper, the information may not always come out until after the race has started. Sometimes a horse will give clues about the mental state, and sometimes not. If a horse does not eat enough, after a great race to & # 39; It s a bad sign. This usually means that you need some time off and a chance to regroup. Good coaches realize that, and let the horses rest.
The handicapper should be wary of any horse, it was a great race, but that does not mean it should be ignored as a possible winner . If you let it rest for a trainer since the last race and seems sharp and ready to go in the pen may be worth a try. A drop in class, but not necessarily a good sign or a reason to bet on that horse.
I & # 39; d prefer a horse that was hard-cent return on the same level. A drop in class can mean coach knows that the horse is not fit to win, because it is likely to bounce. Next move will help educators understand and figure out.