As we build up to the third round of the Star Sport/ARC/LPS Derby third round preview on Friday, we thought we would have a bit more fun with some of the ‘halfway’ times collected by Mark Pierrepont over the first two rounds.
|Bull Run Button||29.83|
|Raise The Stakes||30.00|
|Dorotas Woo Hoo||30.05|
This table is more of a curiosity than a serious tool for punters, but we think it is interesting anyway. The theory behind it would be familiar to plenty of owners and trainers, ‘what would he have done if. . . .?’
Basically, we have split each of the runners performances into two halves – to halfway and from halfway – and added the better two performances together. In the case of the track record run of Skywalker Logan, he was, unsurprisingly, at his best in both halves of his first round heat.
But a whole string of runners produced a better time from mixing and matching the first half of one performance with the second half of another.
This is what we found. . .