This Week with The Professor: Are Double Grade Drops Good Bets?

This week we ask The Professor if those double grade drop pups are ever worth the bet?

Probably not, with a couple of exceptions. The reason the greyhound is dropping is because he or she is off form because of old age, fatigue or minor injuries. It is never a good idea to bet a hound that is off form.

One exception is a young dog that went up the ladder quickly and was not ready to compete at a higher level, they can return to form quickly. Another thing to watch for is a 7-10 day rest. The trainer has taken time to rest the dog and work with him or her, and they may be ready to return to the form that took them to a higher grade.

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2 thoughts on “This Week with The Professor: Are Double Grade Drops Good Bets?

  1. I have a question. What tracks have the highest handles and which ones are the lowest? Which tracks have the highest takeouts and which have the lowest? Sometime the odds and payouts at low handle tracks defy logic, while at higher handle tracks, they are more realistic. Do higher handle tracks attract more highly skilled handicappers?

    Another question. Why do some chart writers post the time and lengths behind the winner at some tracks for dogs who fall and finish 50 lengths behind? Why not just just put OOP? For stat compilers, it seems to distort the dog’s form as being worse than reality.


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