Favourites are not always winners and winners are not always favourites.
Our past glories can easily make us a likely winners but only our current discipline, diligence and dedication can grant us victory.
It is not enough to be a favourite on paper due to your rich history, you need to have quality to maintain your past accomplishments.
Your rich history does not automatically guarantee your future victory, improve your performance for future successes.
Your past can either give you false hope or false fear.
Learn from your past, do not be carried away or be discouraged by your past.