i was thinking last night once again about Asian racing.
In Australia our racing is sit and sprint and last 400 and my fitness percentages stand up really well.
I would say fitness in Australia is at least 60% of the reason why u back a winner.
Asia is a different kettle of fish, it is go go go 90% of the race in high humidity.
I think how the horse handles the humidity on the day is the key major factor to winning on the punt in Asia.
When you have so many horses across the line at the finish; a 1-2 lengths edge in pre race fitness may not stand up as good as in Australia.
Thinking of the horses that have knocked my off, a pattern may be forming.
I will crack this for punters.