One of the things I do often is get a grip on the colours and numbers of a horse. The reason I do so is because if one of them bolts I would like to know very quickly which horse it is. I would have thought in running punters would do the same but it doesn’t appears all of them do. Of if they do they let a quick profit cloud their vision.
Last night at Windsor the commentator called the wrong winner and like lemmings a number of people piled in on the mentioned horse, Brazillian Brush, pushing it to 1.01. Unfortunately for them they didn’t realise their error and £102,000 was matched at 1.01, ouch!