It's fair to conclude, that the more one goes racing, the better understanding one gets of the sport and the trade.
With multiple trips to different venues - or even the same one repeatedly, universal similarities can be sketched and drawn up in the mind on how to select winners of the races.
Some begin initially to select their horses with unique names or perhaps they mean something close to them, whilst others prefer the nature of varying colour schemes or the horse's 'stature or physique' in the preliminaries.
As one grows with experience, the ability to identify common trends and tricks becomes much clearer and apparent, and may be proved with a widening wallet on race-days.
Of course, everything does not always go to plan otherwise we would all be sat here as sofa-based millionaires, but the capability to back a selection with reasoning certainly makes you a growing voice to follow.
Certain variables play considerable factors in establishing trends to follow at different venues, so lets note some of the more obvious ones.