The piece of information is a section called LONGEST TRAVELLERS or TRAVELERS CHECK. This shows which trainers have traveled the farthest distance from their home base to the meeting in question.
The number miles traveled is clearly indicated, and we are going to concentrate on those trainers that have traveled 250 MILES OR MORE WITH JUST ONE HORSE.
Here is the simple procedure –
STEP ONE – Make a shortlist of those races where a trainer has traveled at least 250 miles with just one horse – these can be seen at a glance. Eliminate from the short list any race where two or more trainers featured in travelers check, with only one horse, are entered in the same races. Occasionally two trainers will travel a similar distance with the idea of winning the same race. Although we could split our stake and back both I prefer not to.
STEP TWO – Our next task is to list our short listed races in order of priority according to the amount of prize money on offer to the winner of individual races. Please note the distance traveled has no further bearing on our final selection.
That’s to say a trainer who traveled 300 miles with one horse receives no priority over trainer traveling only 250 miles. Therefore our days best bet can be defined as follows –
The race where one trainer has travelled at least 250 miles with just one horse for the least amount of prize money.
This system produces winners because the lower the prize money the more ludicrous the suggestion that the trainer will have gone to all the time, trouble and expense involved in traveling this distance for nothing.