2790 races analyzed. The book contains tables of win and place percentages for each number of horse on a racecard and profit and losses for the same. Basically the number 1 horse, the number 2 horse and so on. This has some bearing on the weight they carry especially in handicaps as the top horses carry the most weight. The tables are divided into races of different types, handicaps, non handicaps, jump, all weather, flat and the amount of runners further divided into groups of 4-7 runners, 8-11 runners, 12-15 runners and 16+ runners. At the back of the book are some tables showing the best of these results. 38 tables are presented in all.
I often hear of gamblers stating they always do the Number One horse or the Bottom horse on the racecard. Maybe they just do this for certain races, possibly handicaps or some other type of races. I have tried to see if there is any merit in this through collecting data and analyzing it.