Official Finish Position

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I've always used the amended finish positions for all my modelling but my friend, who uses a totally different data provider has always used the actual finish positions and ignored any adjustments.

I can see an argument for it either way, just wondering if anyone has any thoughts on this?
asked Jan 11 by DataScientist Handicapper (840 points)

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As you point out, both are possible.

Personally I always use actual.  The reason being if you are modelling finish position you want to know how the horse performed - if you model amended position you are modelling how the stewards behaved!
answered Jan 11 by coltest Handicapper (1,700 points)
selected Jan 11 by DataScientist
True, I am going to have a look today to see what difference it makes.