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Another excellent thread, Brian, and it’s good to see different opinions and how people give more importance to different factors. I think it can vary for different type of races, and a combination of many of these factors can be useful. Good luck with your project, and if you need any help with looking up any past data, give me a shout.
It’s difficult to put numbers to these as I think they can vary from race to race, but will try.
Course winner - 6.5
Distance winner - 5.5
Class winner - 6.0
Going winner - 6.0
Trainer stats (at the track) - 6.5
Jockey stats (at the track) - 3.0
Tissue Price - 4.5
Form figures - 5.0 (?), form is more important when combined with other factors, but I understood this to mean just basic form figures as in where the horse finished in last few races without taking into consideration class and other factors of those races.