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Old 09-15-2020, 11:04 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by classhandicapper View Post

An 8-10 horse field seems like the sweet spot for me now. It's large enough that some horse may get overlooked but not so large that it's going to take me extra time to handicap or take trip notes.
I have noted a flaw in my own handicaping in that I often get "PPS fatigue" when reviewing races with large fields (Kentucky Downs is a great example). My view of the race becomes more and more solidified (and therefore, less malleable) the deeper into the field I get and I've been beat many times by obvious outside horses that I missed because I was tired/bored/whatever by the time I get to the last couple of horses.
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