This Week With The Professor: “No Excuses!”

When I use the term “no excuses,” I am referring to two things. The first is making unwarranted excuses for a greyhound you wagered on, who did not run well. It is important to evaluate the greyhound’s performance honestly. Do not attempt to justify your wager by making false excuses for the dog not performing as you expected. This is especially important if you are trip handicapping (anlayzing the “trip” of each greyhound in a race). If you make an excuse that is not valid, it may cloud your judgement the next time the greyhound runs. So be honest, if the dog ran poorly, note that, and move on.

The second thing, when I am talking about “no excuses,” is evaluating your play on a race. It is ok to think that you made a poor wager or handicapped poorly. By admitting your mistakes, it can make you a better player, and you can learn from it. Don’t beat yourself up, realize that everyone makes errors in judgement, but again, be honest and don’t make up excuses for yourself.

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6 thoughts on “This Week With The Professor: “No Excuses!”

  1. Why do dog have a schooling race instead of a regular race as part of their normal racing schedule and how much should you take away from it when handicapping him the next time out.

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  2. On the racing program the I get the speed number and the overall number. But does the class and form numbers represent?

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      1. On the Palm Beach racing pages over on the right hand side of every dog in the race they list a SPEED rating, a CLASS rating, a FORM rating, then an overall rating. I understand the SPEED and the OVERALL rating. But my question is what the CLASS and FORM ratings represent?

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  3. Thanks, Carl! The Professor says, “The class rating would represent the average grade the greyhound has run in. The higher the average grade, the higher the class number. The form rating would represent how the greyhound has been running lately, most likley his or her performances in the last six races.” Hope this helps you!

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