áDoing the form on tough fields is always a daunting task but I have a method of attack which helps me find my A selection fairly quickly. What I do is compare TAB 1 against TAB 2, TAB 3 against TAB 4 and so on down the field. I simply imagine both are racing just against one another as in a match race. In a race like this weekends Doncaster there will are 21 runners to consider and by using my comparison system I initially have 10 A selections and 11 B selections. When there are odd numbers of

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Doing the form on tough fields is always a daunting task but I have a method of attack which helps me find my A selection fairly quickly. What I do is compare TAB 1 against TAB 2, TAB 3 against TAB 4 and so on down the field. I simply imagine both are racing just against one another as in a match race. In a race like this weekends Doncaster there will are 21 runners to consider and by using my comparison system I initially have 10 A selections and 11 B selections. When there are odd numbers of starters involved I make the lowest TAB number a B selection. At this point of the form analysis this has halved my search for the final A selection.

My next task is to compare all the A selections from my initial pairing which will give me 5 A and 5 B selections. Naturally, I start the pairing system again and from 5 A selections I have 2 A selections and 2 B selections. The leftover runners are put aside to be slotted in somewhere later in the process. Finally I have only two horses left to pair up and the "winner" of the imaginary race becomes my top pick for the race. If you require more than one selection per race it is simply a matter of conducting other sets of imaginary match races to sort the runners left. For instance, pair all the original B selections. After the process is finished you can basically have the whole field listed in an order from 1 to 21. The secret is to continually match one against the other.

My first pairing for the Doncaster has me considering Danleigh versus Theseo. I believe Danleigh will finish ahead of Theseo therefore Danleigh is my first A and Theseo my first B. As I move down the field I have Typhoon Tracy, Rangirangdoo, Wall Street, Allez Wonder, Brilliant Light, Centennial Park, Walking Or Dancing, Drumbeats and Snapy Halo as my other "winners" from the pairing process. It is important to realize just because Theseo is defeated by Danleigh he is not out of contention for a spot in the top selections. In fact, at this early stage I have him as my D selection overall.

Have a play with this approach: it works well for me and will do so for you if applied logically.

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ERRATA:

Back on April 14 I doubled up on another blog and this one was supposed to be sent. Although the Doncaster is over the pairing method was the main reason for the blog.

Roman Koz