This weeks Top Greyhound Betting System FAQ! What happens when there’s fewer runners?
I’ve been asked this question a lot just lately; ‘I have selected two traps for the race card, but in one of the races there were only 5 runners not 6 and one of the selected traps did not have a runner. Should I choose a second trap?’
This is an interesting question, a non-runner, also known as a scratch, can sometimes occur, which essentially means that instead of a 1 in 3 probability of winning trap, you will have a 1 in 5. This scratch scenario happens so infrequently and there’s no historical data for this that I generally just ignore the non runner trap and place all my trade on the one trap that is running.
I’ve also seen clients who don’t trade this race at all, preferring to ride out that race and wait for the next qualifying race.
Some choose the third best trap in this scenario, some will opt for the favourite, or even the longest priced trap.
In my opinion, any or all have as equal a likelihood of happening, once you have a reduced running field.
There’s no right or wrong answer, just go with what your experience is telling you, what your risk appetite is and what your bank is looking like.
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