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Firecracker blog: Why Albarado is riding Strike Impact

There is so much that goes on behind the scenes with a horse and a stable that doesn’t show up in the past performances.


For instance, when a jockey rides a certain horse in a race after previously riding another one, it’s easy to assume he or she liked the one better than the other. A handicapper might use that assumption in making a bet. And while it could be accurate, often there’s another explanation that has nothing to do with the perceived ability levels of the two horses.

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