We've added a new tab to the Factor Statistics widget called O/T Stats which stands for Owner/Trainer stats.
Owner/Trainer stats show you how often a trainer and owner have raced together and what kind of success they have had. This kind of information has always given me an edge in the past, but it has been time consuming to pull it out horse by horse in Angler.
The basic idea is that trainers tend to do better for their main clients. They want to keep them happy! Also, when a trainer is running a horse for a new client they certainly want to make a positive first impression.
There is also information in this tab for the HORSE: number of lifetime starts, wins and days since last win.
When you click the OT tab you will see a table like this:
LIFETIME WINS: The number of races the horse has won during its career.
DAYS SINCE LAST WIN: The number of days since the horse last won a race. If a horse hasn't won a race in several hundred days, why do you think it will win today?
O/T MATCHES: The number of times the trainer and owner have run a horse (this is not limited to this horse, but includes all horses ever trained for this owner). People tend to focus more on their best clients...
O/T WIN %: The percentage of time the trainer and owner win when running a horse.O/T PLACE %: The percentage of time the trainer and owner place when running a horse.
O/T SHOW %: The percentage of time the trainer and owner show when running a horse.
There are many ways to interpret these stats, but as a general rule of thumb, looking at horses that have a large number in the O/T Matches column with a show % of higher than 35 is a good place to start (trainers want to keep their big clients happy by putting horses in the best spots to win). Also - pay attention to trainers that have never trained for an owner before (0 in O/T Matches) everyone want to make a good first impression.