First, establishing the bracket of ratings you want to focus on in the handicap.
10 of the last 13 winners were rated 125-134. It’s a solid starting point to start sifting through the 4 year olds that will be entered.
Last years winner Band Of Outlaws did come from out of the highlighted bracket with a rating of 139, but Joseph O’Brien’s charge was a well backed favourite.
It is interesting to note that 2nd, 3rd and 4th were all rated 125-134.