That being said, Sprinter 7 Reviewusing a horse's most recent efforts to handicap its true ability and readiness to win makes sense. Looking at what a horse did several months ago or last season just doesn't give an accurate picture of what it can deliver in today's race.The problem that we encounter is finding the cut off line and knowing how accurate those speed figures are based on the time factor.
I call it recency. According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, recency means the quality of being recent.I think that sums it up very nicely. I particularly like that work, "quality."The quality of a speed figure is directly proportionate to the recency of the speed figure, well sort of.