......................the racing scratchings and tips
---------------- are precisely what should be presented in a printed format......... and they are
..............the scratchings are on tab.com.au. ........... and as for tips there are pages of them in print on paper and on screen on the net.
One would not mind the additional broadcast of 'voice-over tips in person' provided there was some accountability -- not just gloating after the occasional good day but a proper scored record of success and failure which would be clearly broadcast before and after a tipsters voice-over program (a sobering reminder of the facts).
The spoken presentation is often now so badly contrived that there are pre-scripted interjections to lend an aura of expertise and 'deep knowledge' to the broadcast discussions of form -- anything being said would best be reduced to print so we can scan it and consider whether it is worth actually reading.
Some of the commentators are also very apparently overworked to the point of distraction -- the same unleavened flood of words, day after day, suggesting there is no other potential commentator than a currently famous five.
There is nothing being said on the pre and post race broadcasts that could not be put in print and, so, communicated more effectively -- and bolstered by transparent accountability after the race.
Spruikers, required to explain why we lost our money, may even get their tongue around the idea that the field was 'too crowded' that no-hopers rushing to the front folded and denied a fair go to the better horses et al.
As for the actual racing -- one could hardly imagine a worse situation: once the horses have passed the post there is a commentator competition to explain in depth why a previously not-mentioned outsider was actually the logical winner.
There is no looking back -- above all there is no mention of races being run like a pinball game sure to deliver a random outcome.
Talk about 'fun' -- look at the quadrella races at Sandown today on a 'good 3' track -- first fours averaging $4,000 and a quadrella dividend of some $35,000.
....... one could go on, and on and on........... where is the new board for RVL?
[...... and as for Winx on Saturday ........... it has a 15kg advantage over any in the field likely to be suited at the distance ....... should win .............. but ....... affected track ....... a few Davids looking for glory.......... ?]