Regardless of the result the amount of information involved is immence and must be time consuming, with that in mind can i ask how much time do you spend on a race even before you post the results ?
It is pretty simple really, I have certain races I prefer @tacker I don't look for the winner in the race I look for reasons why a horse won't win. What I'm left with is horses that should run well. That's doesn't take long. It takes about an hour or two to sort the due dilligence and even after that the horse may not qualify as a bet.
Some people spend hours making a galleon out of matchsticks, I spend hours being wrong most of the time.
Very little. For me the official rating is king. The bloke that trains the horse is obsessed with it so that is good enough for me."times or speed figures"?