Do rules rule or is it rafferty's rules?
I could see no pattern in the 'big' F4 results at Albany -- a venue that would host only low grade races.
The initial proposal was, in fields of 12 or more, stand out the favourite from all to run the placings and, for 4th, only the rough ones paying more than $15 the place -- provided they had a 50% place record.
........few races would qualify.
That was a variation on a common sense approach that stands a short-priced favourite from four good chances to place and the field for 4th.
....... the only credible test is to post bet details before a race is run .............. or perhaps, later, a copy of the TAB account statement, even extracts just showing the winning bets placed....... along with the total number and value of bets placed on the day.