No matter the activity a person engages in, pattern recognition is an integral part of the activity, unless the activity of choice is completely random. Horse racing provides distinct patterns of outcome.
First and foremost, the horses possess patterns of racing. These are general in the revealed by The Daily Racing Form’s past performances or by the speed figures if a bettor feels more comfortable with those numbers.
Then, the trainer patterns and jockey patterns must be consider. Add to this, patterns revealed about the race track and the racing surfaces that are available at each track. All of this must be considered and then, and only then, a horseplayer might come up with a winner.
For example, Pattern Recognition might have appeal to a handicapper looking to recognize patterns in the racing history of Pattern Recognition. As a result of using this method, a horseplayer watching the races at Aqueduct in New York City.
The five-year-old, Florida-bred son of Adios Charlie had an interrupted past performance in which he missed races and was away from the track because of a series of ailments. Now, this fall that pattern was broken.
He broke his stakes drought in September by winning the Kelso Handicap (G2) with his front running speed, and then he was back on Dec. 1 to run in the Cigar Mile (G1). Obviously, trainer Chad Brown thought his oft-injured pupil was ready to run.
The bay horse broke his pattern by returning to the races soon. Those who used pattern recognition cashed a $12.80 mutuel on the third favorite. He ran in May, June, August, and September and then came back in a grade-one.
Mendelssohn finished fourth. He is the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1). He won the UAE Derby after running last in the Kentucky Derby (G1). He then finished third in the Jim Dandy Stakes and second in the Travers Stakes (G1) for earnings of more than $2 million.
Bred by the O’Farrell Family’s Ocala Stud, race exclusively in allowance races after breaking his maiden in his first start. Although he was rarely out of the money, he didn’t step up to stakes races until the Kelso Handicap. He followed that with his Cigar Mile win to make his stakes record two for two.
Adios Charlie, the sire of Patternrecognition, stands at Ocala Stud for $3,000. A son of Uncle Mo, he is the only graded stakes winning miler standing in Florida. Uncle Mo stands in Kentucky for $125,000.
Uncle Mo sired 30 stakes winners from his first two crops including Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist. He is currently the fourteenth on the leading sires list for 2018. Adios Charlie is third on the Florida general sire list.
Coming to the end of the year, First Dude is leading the Florida general sire list with $4.74 million in progeny earnings. He is followed by Wildcat Heir with $3.85 million and Adios Charlie with $3.44 million. First Dude stands at Don Dizney’s Double Diamond Farm. Wildcat Heir, who stood at Brent and Crystal Fernung’s Journeyman Stud, died in 2015, and Adios Charlie stands at Ocala Stud.
The Florida third-crop sire list is led by Overdriven, who is retired with $1.28 million in earnings, followed by Biondetti standing at Woodford Thoroughbreds with $1.2 million.
Leading the second-crop list is Brethern, standing at Arindel Farm with$2.06 million, followed by Poseidon’s Warrior at Pleasant Acres Stallions with $1.67 million and Soldat, standing at Woodford Thoroughbreds with $1.5 million.
The leading Florida first-crop sire list is led by Uncaptured standing at Ocala Stud with $496,466. He is followed by He’s Had Enough with $443,466 standing at Woodford Thoroughbreds and Drill standing at Get Away Farm with $397,444.
The leading Florida sires of two-year-olds are led by the Arindel Farm sire Brethren with $1.4 million, followed by Adios Charlie standing at Ocala Stud with $652,553 and With Distinction, which formerly stood at Journeyman Stud with $528,534.