The trainer score is very important and can be combined with other items:
- For example, a horse making its second or third start off a layoff will have a 23 noted in the Form Cycle column. This is a big positive and can be further validated by a strong trainer score and/or a strong Best Odds.
- Similarly, you can use the trainer score to support your decision to use a horse at good odds with a poor PFDS% or a long layoff absence
- I've found that you can find a live long shot when a good jockey is riding for a poor trainer.
- Be careful taking a horse at short odds with a poor trainer score without some other major positive like a high energy score or high expected value