Ok.boomer wrote:Think of the money!!
I can think of at least 10 Melbourne cup horses DQ for running outside the parameters.
Ok.boomer - The parameters is one thing, the application of the stewarding is another.
You are obviously familiar with the system, the parameters and know the answers so let me offer up the following observations made across this forum that the general pro public (many of who are 30+ year veterans) cannot comprehend.
We all understand the MPS. It is the application of the model that has people confused.
Allow me to share a small handful of examples out of many.
Athlete 1 - improves by 0.294 MPS and has their handicap reduced by 0.75m.
Athlete 2 - improves by 0.325 MPS and attempts are made to reduce their handicap by 0.75m.
Athlete 3 - improves by 0.747 MPS - no stewarding
Athlete 4 - improves by 0.282 MPS - no stewarding
Athlete 5 - improves by 0.412 MPS - no stewarding
Athlete 6 - runs slower by 0.395 MPS - no stewarding
Athlete 7 - runs slower by 0.312 MPS - no stewarding
Athlete 8 - improves by 0.471 MPS - no stewarding
Without any explanations offered it is no wonder this forum is stating the obvious.