Monday, April 4, 2011
Good insights on synthetic surfaces
This NTRA video, played near the outset of Horse Player Now Night School tonight, was alone worth the visit -- at least for my handicapping -- and provided interesting trainer insights on synthetic surfaces. As a relative newcomer to synthetics (I have been in some contests involving Woodbine and read Bill Finley's book on conquering synthetics), it was interesting to hear different expert views on how to read these tracks, though Todd Pletcher's insight on training times was extremely valuable, in that the surfaces tend to play faster earlier in the morning and slow down as the day progresses. Anyway, head over to the Night School for an archive of this value-added discussion.