- The only horses for consideration are the six top average prize money earners (total prize money divided by number of starts)
- Eliminate any of these whose win strike rate is less than 20%
- Narrow down the remaining contenders by looking only at the three with most wins
- Still a tie between contenders for the third position, go with the one with the most recent start
- If you still can’t get the final contenders down to three, skip the race.