Did OK betting a few Monmouth races on Saturday. If one hasn't been following, use of whips is not allowed at Monmouth Park this year. So what effect will that have? I believe deep closers are at a big disadvantage. Granted, those coming from far back are already at a disadvantage, but they usually need driving finishes to get up. Without the "extra urging" of a whip, I believe they are negatively impacted. The other question is, will races be run a bit slower? Have to think it will have an impact on speed figures of all the runners. It also would be interesting to see how those horses coming from Mth do when shipping out. Let's say a horse is coming off a solid race at Mth, where we know he wasn't whipped.....will he have a little extra in the tank when taking on rivals at other tracks?
those are great points Valuist. also some were saying perhaps a bit more random finishes. some horses might not really need a whip compared to others making things a bit more random and thus higher prices on average . will be interesting to see.
despite the huge field and ulta long distance you might think anything can happen
Im on the clear fav here. chalk, not horrible price due to huge field
#1 Cape Gentleman (Ire) exchanges odds of 4.2
ridden by the emerging female superstar Rachael Blackmore (she is not just good on jumps). lets see