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Here’s a table of my going allowances for Frankfurt in the last 2 turf seasons. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â In Germany they use a 10 point scale where 4.5 and higher is soft and 3.0-4.4 is good. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â In reality somewhere around 4.0 is proper good ground. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Using a 15 point scale may make things easier but I’m not convinced it will start giving you going reports that are much better than those we get at the moment. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â <br>I didn’t choose Frankfurt for any reason, was just interested in what differences there can be with a randomly selected track. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The allowance is my allowance for the 1st race of each meeting. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â As you can see 4.6 (g/soft in UK) has given +1.8 and -3.32 as extremes. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â That’s a difference of 5.12 seconds per mile. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Or 30 lengths. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â And I’m careful about kicking out slowly run races and checking suspicious times. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I gather in France it’s far worse to the extent going measurements can’t be trusted at all.
<br>g/allow. <br>(s/mile) Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â going<br>+1.8 Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â 3.8<br>+2.02 Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â 4<br>-0.26 Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â 4.1<br>-0.39 Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â 4.1<br>-1.9 Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â 4.1<br>+0.95 Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â 4.2<br>-0.4 Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â 4.2<br>+1.22 Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â 4.2<br>+1.4 Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â 4.3<br>-2.43 Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â 4.3<br>-0.21 Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â 4.4<br>+0.71 Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â 4.5<br>-2.37 Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â 4.5<br>+1.8 Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â 4.6<br>-1.5 Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â 4.6<br>-3.32 Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â 4.6<br>-2.52 Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â 5<br>-6.47 Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â 5<br>-2.66 Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â 5.1<br>-2.9 Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â 5.6<br>