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cheddy
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Here’s a table of my going allowances for Frankfurt in the last 2 turf seasons.  In Germany they use a 10 point scale where 4.5 and higher is soft and 3.0-4.4 is good.  In reality somewhere around 4.0 is proper good ground.  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.  <br>I didn’t choose Frankfurt for any reason, was just interested in what differences there can be with a randomly selected track.  The allowance is my allowance for the 1st race of each meeting.  As you can see 4.6 (g/soft in UK) has given +1.8 and -3.32 as extremes.  That’s a difference of 5.12 seconds per mile.  Or 30 lengths.  And I’m careful about kicking out slowly run races and checking suspicious times.  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)  going<br>+1.8    3.8<br>+2.02         4<br>-0.26    4.1<br>-0.39    4.1<br>-1.9    4.1<br>+0.95    4.2<br>-0.4    4.2<br>+1.22    4.2<br>+1.4    4.3<br>-2.43    4.3<br>-0.21    4.4<br>+0.71    4.5<br>-2.37    4.5<br>+1.8    4.6<br>-1.5    4.6<br>-3.32    4.6<br>-2.52    5<br>-6.47    5<br>-2.66    5.1<br>-2.9    5.6<br>