Post by tenfurlongs on Sept 6, 2022 9:42:42 GMT -5
I hesitate to tinker with something when it is working well, but it seems like there could be a better way to handle Day-40 selections, concerning scratches due to weather and off-the-turf races.
Not everyone can revisit their picks in the late morning after NYRA announces scratches. There may also be cases where weather causes races to come off the turf after the noon deadline.
What are everyone's thoughts about modifying the rules? Currently, you lose your pick and you're out of luck. Do we want to allow one alternate selection in each race you have chosen? Do that, but only in off-the-turf races? Assign the post-time favorite in case of scratch?
Just to be clear, this concerns the FINAL DAY only. As the scorer, if I had to deal with scratches and alternate picks over forty days, my head would explode, and I don't want that .
Post by PonyGirlJCM on Sept 7, 2022 7:14:39 GMT -5
It is your contest Tom…. whatever is best for you and your sanity…. I can see both sides of the above opinions …. I myself like to wait until later in the contest to see where things stand before using all my plays….. so there being a way to not to lose one on the last day due to scratches would be a plus…
Then again, I only had one winner in the contest and I had to play all in order to get it... I probably shouldn't even have a say. I'm just lucky you folks allow me to hang out with you.
it's okay, dell. you are still the only repeat winner in the history of this contest!!! that is why I did so poorly this year...I didn't want to take that away from you...can't promise the same next year