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First Division


I was reading some old VDW posts and "First Division" was mentioned.

It was stated that it could be argued he wasn't a selection but was being used to make an important point.

I have a list of 103 horses given by VDW, but First Division doesn't appear among them.

Does anyone know in which article this was mentioned, and which race it was referring to?


Hi jm77 jm77

First Division is mentioned in Chapter Five of Betting The VDW Way (Chapter titled Form - Class - Evaluation).

In this chapter VDW lays out Roushayd's previous races that season, prior to the 1988 Old Newton Cup.

VDW said that he would lay out the examples to "show the race as it finished noting previous class of race and also placings".

First Division won the first race that Roushayd appeared in that season on 14.04.1988, with Roushayd finishing 3rd.

Hope this helps?