The Cantala Stakes form guide provides important information that will help you make a well informed decision when it comes to picking your Cantala Stakes tips for the race run on Victoria Derby Day during the Melbourne Cup Carnival on the Saturday before the Melbourne Cup.
2016 Cantala Stakes Form Guide
The 2016 Cantala Stakes form guide can be seen below, provided by Ladbrokes.com.au who are home to the best Cantala Stakes odds.
No matter which online bookmaker you choose for your Cantala Stakes betting, you will be able to study the Cantala Stakes form guide for all the runners in the Cantala Stakes field. The Cantala Stakes form guide can usually be found by clicking on a horse’s name on the race card or by clicking the form guide icon on the race card, if one is provided.
How To Read An Cantala Stakes Form Guide
Not all Cantala Stakes form guides are set out exactly the same; however, they do generally use the same terminology and abbreviations, as well as incorporating mostly the same information about a horse.
The following data is included on most Cantala Stakes form guides, no matter which online bookmaker you choose to use, so it should come in handy when you start your Cantala Stakes betting process.
Weight – This refers to the weight your horse will carry during the race. Some Cantala Stakes form guides will have a separate section for weight, but many others just list it after the barrier number. The Cantala Stakes is a handicap race so weights play an important part when deciding on the best Cantala Stakes Tips to back at Ladbrokes.com.au.
Form/Last 6 – This is a series of numbers listed behind a horse’s name, which designate the places the horse recorded in its past six career starts. The right most number stands for the horse’s most recent race.
The form is given in numbers from 0-9. 0 means the horse finished worse than 9th place, while the other numbers directly correspond to finishing position. Other symbols may also be found in the form, but you are generally better off looking at the more detailed race summaries found in online Cantala Stakes form guides than you are trying to read the form shorthand.
Barrier – This refers to the starting barrier of the horse and is usually found in brackets next to the horse’s name. Individual horses can prefer different starting positions, so you could check out your selection’s racing history to calculate their chances of a good performance in the Cantala Stakes.
Trainer – It’s always helpful to know who has trained your selection for the Cantala Stakes. It is advisable to bet on runners trained by the greats of the sport, as a trainer’s experience will always reflect on the performance of the horse.
Jockey – A champion jockey will often increase a horse’s chance of victory in every race situation. If you don’t know the jockey paired with your Cantala Stakes favourite, check your selection’s racing history to see if the same jockey has performed well on your chosen horse in the past. Racehorses tend to feel secure and perform well with a jockey they have prior winning experience with.
Career – In the career section of the Cantala Stakes form guide you can quickly check the number of races a horse has competed in thus far. It will also tell you about the places your favourite runner achieved in previous starts, which can be a great indicator of a thoroughbred’s overall form.
Age and Sex – You will find the age and the sex of a horse in the same section on most Cantala Stakes form guides. There are five differentiations when it comes to thoroughbred race horses: Horse (H) – a complete male horse of 4 years or above; Mare (M) – a female thoroughbred 4 years of age or above; Colt (C) – a male thoroughbred under the age of four; Filly (F) – a thoroughbred female under the age of four; and Gelding (G) – a male that has been castrated.
Four-year-old male horses have the best recent record in the Cantala Stakes results.
Pedigree – A section of the Cantala Stakes form guide that introduces the sire and dam of a contender. This section is useful for punters with a lot of knowledge about the champion runners of past generations who can deduce the current contender’s abilities via his or her lineage.
Track Conditions – There are six different track conditions: Fast, Good, Dead, Slow, Heavy and Wet. Check out a horse’s race history to see which conditions best work for them. This will help you calculate their chances of an Cantala Stakes victory.
Saddlecloth Number – This is the number of your horse, which you might need to place the bet and which also helps you keep track of your selection during the race.