Post 8 could be considered an anomaly. Why? Winning chances decrease
as post positions increase. Stands to reason - they play later
- points have already been doled out.
But, then comes #8, and things change. The win expectation is better than #5, #6 and #7. Obviously, being the most likely team to get first shot at playing double points counts for a lot. #8 gets first shot at double points 50% of the time. After that, it's 7, 1 and 2. As a result, 8-topped Exactas and Trifectas are well-represented in the top end of the stats.
So, do you make any particular use of this 'anomaly'?