[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ometimes truths in a set of stats jump out at you. Other times you need to interpret stats at length before they can help you. Speed figures (adjusted final-time figures) allegedly improve raw times and are considered a necessity. But do these manipulated times really...

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he ever-so-slim victory by late-charging We Miss Artie in the Spiral affirmed two key points I posted just days before the race. First, a demonstration of superior early speed warrants a prime bet. (See "Overcoming Vertigo in the Spiral.") Second, don't let a secondary factor...