If a punter resorts to backing omens/hunches etc to find a winner they have no hope. After any race a punter could have any reason as to why a particular won a race."it had umpteen letters in its name", "my aunty had a dog by that name", "I saw the trainer when shopping yesterday", "I dreamt those colours", etc etc etc. Every winner is backed somewhere by someone who might have any reason for backing it. however, if an omen bet or hunch does not win who would be the wiser?
The Oscars were awarded last night..here a few horses that ran today... Flawless Choice,Smart Choice,Norma Genie,Broadway Revival, Lost Oscar,All That Sparkles,Party Crowd, Sparkling Occasion, The Joker..all of which could in someway associated with the awards.
Hindsight is a marvellous gift and is a bit like backfitting where scammers show profits on past results to sell a betting system.