Horse Racing Selections and Handicapping Reports
|What are the Detail and Summary Reports?|
|Detail Report contains the most comprehensive report on our site. Summary Report retain the same format as our detail Report but with much less information. (for those who don't want to know that much about the race)|
|Using the Detail Report?|
|Detail Report is one of the most information packed horse racing reports on the Internet. This popular report can offer information to all classes of handicappers. Visit the Explanation Page for a glossary of report terms.
Unlike our other reports, this sheet is not formatted to aide one group or school of handicappers. Therefore, there is not an specific way of using the sheet. This report is mainly used to handicap the races and use some of the other informational reports to confirm your selections.
Although our explanation page covers the details of this report, we try to share some quick handicapping tips for different information on this report in the following sections.
Pace Shape Indicator Section - This box in the race information section of each race, tries to use the pace shape principals to predict the pace shape and the likely winning running style. As the pace handicappers know, the larger the field or the larger the number of two dimensional running styles in a race, the harder to predict the pace shape. The information in this box should only be used to confirm your already selected contender.
Top 4 in Class, Pace and Speed - This box in the race information section of each race, provide a quick look at top contenders in each category. Each category will have a different degree of importance in different class of races. These principals are covered in our Figure Handicapping Article.
Power Ratings - This box in the race information section of each race, provide the top four contenders according to their raw power rating. The point worth mentioning is that the better the quality of a race the stronger of a factor these ratings are.
Last 3 Speeds and Speed Par - Take a closer look at horses that have earned speed ratings higher than race's speed par at or about today's distance in last three outings. Become familiar with speed figure importance with our Figure Handicapping Article.
Total Pace and Pace Par - Total pace figures are a prediction of a comfortable pace class/range for the horse. We use the pace par figure as the target with a 10 point range in either side. It's worth a glance at pace figures and par to mark off horses that won't be serious contenders or surprise runners at attractive odds. Become familiar with Pace figure importance with our Figure Handicapping Article.
Speed and Class Ratings - Speed figures are gross estimates of how a horse may perform in today's race under pace, class, form, ... conditions. As with pace figures and pars, speed figures should be compared to speed pars in a glance to eliminate any non contenders. The 10 point range applies to speed figures also.
Class figures will indicate the recent performance of a horse. This figure does an excellent job of transforming the performance and caliber of recent competitions into a numerical figure for comparison. Become familiar with Speed and Class figure importance with our Figure Handicapping Article.
Running Style and Pace Figures - Most horses have a specific running style and pace shape that they are comfortable in. Often horses are taken out of their game by other horses' running styles and frequently lose the race. Pace handicapping is not an easy task but with little practice, you can enjoy this important part of sport that is often overlooked.
One of the most common scenarios is when E7 or E8 horses can not take the lead comfortably or at all due to other runners having better EP and TSP figures. These horses, either burn all energy in first part of the race or be out of the race from get go.
Another scenario is the late runners that have huge late pace figures compared to the rest of the field. These runners are often late running down the front runners if their total pace figure is not comparable with the front runners.
You can not handicap the races with pace only but pace handicapping should be an important tool in any serious handicapper's toolbox.
Trainer Statistics - The point worth mentioning is small barn trainers that often operate under the common handicapper's radar. They only bring out their runners when horse and race conditions are favorable. You can spot these trainers by a quick glance at the ROI and start columns of our Trainer Angle Report.
Breeding Figures and Starts - Breeding figures are only statistical data from horse's sire. These figures should ONLY be used to predict the horse's performance in situations that horse has not faced before. We only look at these figures in first or second try at a condition. Horses often do not perform to their ability in first try and general public usually under estimate their chances in second tries at a good price.
If you don't see an excuse for poor performance where breeding figures indicate otherwise, always go with the performance factor.