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How to find a front runner – and why

There are many angles you can use with pacecards, but one of the easiest and most obvious angles to use is to identify the likely leader or front running horse in any given race.

Why is it a good idea to do this?

Well, for the right type of races at the right courses, horses that front run have very good winning records.  So picking a likely front runner can be one of the key statistics in finding the race winner.  If the front runner is unlikely to have much competition for the lead, then the chances of it winning increase.  This is because such a front runner, if allowed to run the race without being pressured for the lead, can often reserve enough energy to protect their lead to the finish.

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