!Race Guides Version 2 ALL Form Fields

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Introduction 

Version 2 of the Online Race Guides introduced All Formcontaining the last five years form lines for every runner, with over 30 columns of information with over 50 data points for each run. 

Each of these form lines can be filtered using the 18 different: time, horse, and race filters to enable you to more quickly identify the race conditions that may bring about the best performances from any runner. 

The following guide will explain the information you will find in this section. 

 

The Columns 

The columns in this section can be arranged however you like, with the ability to reorder, or hide any column as required. To do this, click Edit Columns in the Filters header section. There is a separate guide showing you how to arrange these columns. If that’s what you’re looking for you should search for it in the Learn More section of the website. 

 

It is possible to sort the data in this section by any of the headers by clicking on the column header you want to sort by. A single click to sort Low to High, then a second click to sort High to Low. In columns with multiple data points, a click in that columns header will reveal options for sorting by each of the different data points in that column. 

 

Most of the columns follow the following colouring conventionif the horse won the race the data in that line is coloured in blue, if it placed it is coloured in teal, if it is unplaced it is coloured in black. The exceptions are the columns that compare the Class, Official Rating and Weight Carried of each form line to those same attributes in today’s race. There is more detail on those columns later in this guide. 

 

Horse 

 

The horse column shows the horses name.  This is only visible when on the all form tab.  

This column is ‘frozen’ to the left-hand side of the screen and won’t disappear as you scroll across the data. 

 

The rest of the columns are exactly the same as the horse form tab, which you can view on this link.

!Race Guides Version 2 Filters in Detail

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Race Guide Filters

You can watch a video version of this help content on the this link

The filters section of the Race Guides is broken down into three key sections: Time Filters, Horse Filters and Race Filters.

When a filter is selected the FILTERS header will show which filters are currently applied.

Once added, to remove a filter, click the circled x next to its definition. To remove all filters, click the RESET button in the header.

 


Time Filters

Filters in this section allow you to control the number of form lines visible for each runner based on the recency of the prior form. There are two ways in which to apply a time filter.

Firstly, by Number of Runs. By typing a number into the Enter x runs box and clicking Enter, the number of form lines for each runner will be restricted to the number of most recent runs specified. For example, entering 3 into this filter will only include the last 3 runs for each horse. The default selection is blank, which includes all runs.


 

Secondly, by Date. There are 8 time filters which allow you to restrict the form by the specified amount before today’s race. For example, selecting 90 days will only include runs from the 90 days before today’s race. The default value is 5 years, which is equivalent to unfiltered.


 

Horse Filters

Filters in this section allow you to control the number of form lines visible for each runner based on factors specific to a horse. There are eight ways in which to apply a horse filter.

The Finishing Position filter allows you to include five different types of prior form, the default value is All:

  • All – includes all prior form lines
  • Wins – includes only the form lines in which each horse won
  • Places – includes only the form lines in which each horse placed
  • Wins & Places – includes only the form lines in which each horse either won OR placed
  • Unplaced – includes only the form lines in which each horse did not win OR place

 

The Speed Rating filter allows you to include only those runs in which a horse achieved a Speed Rating above, below or between your specified upper and/or lower limits.

There are three ways in which to apply this filter.

To filter for only prior form above a specified rating; select From and type a lower limit into the left-hand box and click Enter.

To filter for only prior form below a specified rating; select From and type an upper limit into the right-hand box and click Enter.

To filter for prior form in a specific range; select From and type a lower limit into the left-hand box and an upper limit into the right-hand box and click Enter.

To remove the filter, either select All again, or click the circled x next to the filter in the header section.


 

The Par filter allows you to include or exclude form lines based on whether those past runs were better or worse than the Proform median Speed Rating for the race class. This filter applies to the Speed Rating and Class Par of each individual form line, not the Class Par of today’s race. The default is to include All prior runs.

There are two possible filters:

  • Par or better – includes only the runs in which the horse equalled or bettered the class par for that race.
  • Lower than par – includes only the runs in which the horse did not achieve a rating equal to the class par for that race.

 

The DSLR (Days Since Last Run) filter allows you to include or exclude a run based on its recency to the run before it. There are nine groups of days which can be selected individually, or in any combination. The default is to include All runs.

When selected the filter includes only those runs that occurred the specified number of days after the run before it. For example, if today were the 6th of February and one of today’s runners had previously debuted on the 1st of January, ran again on the 5th of January and then again on the 15th of January; applying the 8-14 filter would include only the run from the 15th which happened 10 days after the run on the 5th. The run on the 1st would be excluded because it was its debut run and the DSLR for that run would have been 0, and the run on the 5th would be excluded because the DSLR for that run would have been 4.


 

The Headgear filter allows you to include only those prior runs in which the horse was fitted with a specified type of headgear. Entry options include:

  • NOHG – Filters to includes races where the horse wore no Headgear
  • ANYHG – Filters to includes races where the horse wore any Headgear
  • b – Filters to includes races where the horse wore blinkers
  • es – Filters to includes races where the horse wore an eye shield
  • h – Filters to includes races where the horse wore a hood
  • t – Filters to includes races where the horse wore a tongue tie
  • v – Filters to includes races where the horse wore a visor
  • p – Filters to includes races where the horse wore cheek pieces
  • WS – Filters to includes races where the horse had run following Wind Surgery (Note: enter in capitals)

Entering a 1 will show only those prior races where the horse wore some kind of headgear for the first time.


 

The Travelled filter allows you to include or exclude runs depending on how far the horse travelled (in miles) to race at each form line. There are nine options which can be selected individually, or in any combination. The default is to include All runs.

This filter could be used in conjunction with the SUMMARY tab to show whether a horse is positively or negatively affected by travelling a long distance away from its stable to race. To assess this:

  1. Select a low range of distance travelled by ticking the: 0, 1-10, 11-20 and 21-50 boxes
  2. On the SUMMARY tab take a note of the filtered PRB
  3. Using the filter, de-select the previously selected filters and instead select the: 51-100, 101-200, 201-250, 251-300 and 301+ boxes
  4. Compare the filtered PRB with the PRB you noted from step 2. If the value now showing is lower than the PRB from step 2 this indicates that the horse might be negatively affected by travelling greater distances to run. Be careful though, other factors must also be taken account of here i.e. if a horse has only one run at which it travelled a greater distance to, and that run was in a higher class than any of its other runs, then you might expect the PRB to be lower regardless of the distance it had travelled.

 

The Draw filter allows you to include or exclude runs depending on the stall in which the horse was drawn in those runs. There are six options which can be selected individually, or in any combination. This filter applies to all runs, not just those started from a stall and so care must be taken when assessing races, such as Hurdles and Chases, which do not start from a stall. Selecting anything other than All will exclude all non-stall starts. The default is to include All races.


 

The Trading filter allows you to include or exclude runs depending on the in-running price movements of each prior run. There are three possible filters. The default is to include All prior runs.

  • All – includes all prior runs
  • Dobbed – includes only those prior runs in which the in-running price was traded at half of the Betfair Starting Price (i.e. a horse whose BSP was 10, traded at an in-running low of at least 5)
  • Trobbed – includes only those prior runs in which the in-running price was traded at a third of the Betfair Starting Price (i.e. a horse whose BSP was 9, traded at an in-running low of at least 3)
  • Both – includes runs which either Dobbed OR Trobbed

 

Race Filters

Filters in this section allow you to control the number of form lines visible for each runner based on factors specific to each race. There are eight ways in which to apply a race filter.

The Match this race filter allows you to include form lines which closely match today’s race and conditions. There are nine options which can be selected individually, or in any combination. The default is to disregard these filters and include All prior runs.

  • Course – includes only prior runs at today’s course
  • Race Type – includes only prior runs with the same Race Type as today’s race
  • Distance – includes only prior runs that are close to today’s distance
  • Going – includes only prior runs where the Going is the same as today’s Official Going at the time the race guide was created. If the going has changed since publication then use the going filters, details later in this help guide.
  • Class – includes only prior runs at the same class as today’s race
  • Direction – includes only prior runs from courses which run in the same directions as today’s race
  • Runners – includes only prior runs where the field size is within 25% of today’s field size
  • Trainer – includes only prior runs where the horse was trained by the same trainer as today’s race
  • Jockey – includes only prior runs where the horse was ridden by the same jockey as today’s race

 

The Type filter allows you to filter prior runs for only races of the selected type. There are seven options which can be selected individually, or in any combination. The default is to disregard these filters and include All prior runs.

  • All – includes all prior runs
  • Turf – includes only prior runs on Turf
  • A/W – includes only prior runs on All Weather surfaces
  • All Flat – includes prior runs on both Turf and All Weather
  • Chase – includes only prior Chase runs
  • Hurdle – includes only prior Hurdle runs
  • NHF – includes only prior National Hunt Flat runs
  • All Jumps – includes prior Chase, Hurdle and National Hunt Flat runs

 

The Handicap filter allows you to filter prior form depending on whether they were Handicap races or not. There are three possible selections. The default is to include all races.

  • All – includes all prior runs
  • Hcap – includes only Handicap runs
  • Non-Hcap – includes only non-Handicap runs

 

The No of Runners filter allows you to filter prior form depending on the number of runners that ran in any previous race. There are six groups of field size that can be selected individually, or in any combination. The default is to include All prior races.

This filter could be used in conjunction with the SUMMARY tab to show whether a horse is positively or negatively affected by running in a big field. To assess this:

  1. Select a low range of number of runners by ticking the: 1-4 and 5-8 boxes
  2. On the SUMMARY tab take a note of the filtered PRB
  3. Using the filter again, de-select the previously selected filters and instead select the: 9-12, 13-16, 17-20 and 21+ boxes
  4. Compare the filtered PRB with the PRB you noted from step 2. If the value now showing is lower than the PRB from step 2 this indicates that the horse might be negatively affected by running in a big field. Be careful though, other factors must also be taken account of here i.e. if a horse has only one run in a larger field, and that run was in a higher class than any of its other runs, then you might expect the PRB to be lower regardless of the field size.

 

The Going filter allows you to filter prior form by the Official Going of those previous runs. There are ten options which can be selected individually, or in any combination. The default is to include All prior runs regardless of the Going.

The options are to include prior form where the Going was:

  • All – includes all prior runs
  • Hvy – Heavy
  • Sft – Soft
  • Gs – Good to Soft
  • Gd – Good
  • Gf – Good to Firm
  • Fm – Firm
  • Hrd – Hard
  • Slw – Slow (for All Weather races only)
  • Std – Standard (for All Weather races only)
  • Fst – Fast (for All Weather races only)

 

The Class filter allows you to filter prior form by the Class of those previous runs. There are seven options which can be selected individually, or in any combination. The default is to include All prior runs.


 

The Distance filter allows you to filter prior form by the race distance of those previous runs. There are ten options which can be selected individually, or in any combination. The default is to include All prior runs.


 

The Course Char filter allows you to filter prior form by the characteristics of the courses of those previous runs. There are five options which can be selected individually, or in any combination. The default is to include All prior runs.

The options are to include prior form where the Course was:

  • All – includes all prior runs
  • Easy – includes only prior runs where the course’s layout is classified as Easy (Huntingdon, Ludlow, Perth, Sandown, Thirsk, Uttoxeter, Ballinrobe, Bellewstown, Cork, Dundalk, Fairyhouse, Killarney, Laytown, Limerick, Listowel, Sligo, Tipperary)
  • Galloping – includes only prior runs where the course’s layout is classified as Galloping (Ascot, Ayr, Bath, Chepstow, Doncaster, Haydock, Newbury, Newcastle, Newmarket, Nottingham, Redcar, Salisbury, Wetherby, Wincanton, Worcester, Yarmouth, York, Ffos Las)
  • Undulating – includes only prior runs where the course’s layout is classified as Undulating (Brighton, Carlisle, Catterick, Cheltenham, Chepstow, Epsom, Exeter, Fakenham, Folkestone, Goodwood, Hamilton, Hereford, Hexham, Kelso, Leicester, Market Rasen, Plumpton, Pontefract, Sedgefield, Clonmel, Curragh, Down Royal, Downpatrick, Galway, Gowran Park, Kilbeggan, Naas, Navan, Punchestown, Thurles, Tramore, Wexford)
  • Sharp – includes only prior runs where the course’s layout is classified as Sharp (Aintree, Bangor-On-Dee, Brighton, Cartmel, Catterick, Chester, Epsom, Fakenham, Folkestone, Fontwell, Goodwood, Hereford, Kelso, Kempton, Lingfield, Market Rasen, Musselburgh, Newton Abbot, Plumpton, Ripon, Sedgefield, Southwell, Stratford, Taunton, Warwick, Windsor, Wolverhampton, Chelmsford City)
  • Stiff – includes only prior runs where the course’s layout is classified as Stiff (Beverley, Cheltenham, Exeter, Hexham, Leicester, Salisbury, Towcester, Clonmel, Galway, Leopardstown, Naas, Navan, Roscommon, Thurles, Tramore)

!Race Guides Version 2 Horse Details

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Horse Details

The horse details can be found on the horse form tab.

Here you will find information relating to the horses: Name, Country, Age at the time of today’s race, foal date, colour, and sex and distance travelled to today’s race. In the example above you can see You Owe Me Money was 2 years old at the time of this race, having been foaled on 24 February 2018. She is a brown female that travelled 123 miles to race today.

The details below can be shown/hidden by clicking the blue header bar to see more information about the owner, trainer, jockey, and breeding of the horse.


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!Race Guides Version 2 Horse Form Fields

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Introduction

Version 2 of the Online Race Guides introduced Horse Form, containing a Horse Details section which shows over 30 columns of information with over 50 data points for each run.

Each of these form lines can be filtered using the 18 different: time, horse, and race filters to enable you to more quickly identify the race conditions that may bring about the best performances from any runner.

The following guide will explain the information you will find in this section.

 

The Header - Horse Details

Here you will find information relating to the horses: Name, Country, Age at the time of today’s race, foal date, colour, and sex and distance travelled to today’s race. In the example above you can see You Owe Me Money was 2 years old at the time of this race, having been foaled on 24 February 2018. She is a brown female that travelled 123 miles to race today.

The section below, which can be shown/hidden by clicking the blue header bar shows details about the owner, trainer, jockey, and breeding of the horse.

 

The Columns

The columns in the Horse Details section can be arranged however you like, with the ability to reorder, or hide any column as required. To do this, click Edit Columns in the Horse Details header section. There is a separate guide showing you how to arrange these columns. If that’s what you’re looking for you should search for it in the Learn More section of the website.

It is possible to sort the data in this section by any of the headers by clicking on the column header you want to sort by. A single click to sort Low to High, then a second click to sort High to Low. In columns with multiple data points, a click in that column’s header will reveal options for sorting by each of the different data points in that column.

Most of the columns follow the following colouring convention: if the horse won the race the data in that line is coloured in blue, if it placed it is coloured in teal, if it is unplaced it is coloured in black. The exceptions are the columns that compare the Class, Official Rating and Weight Carried of each form line to those same attributes in today’s race. There is more detail on those columns later in this guide.

 

Date

The date column shows the date of each prior run. If you hover your mouse over the date the tooltip will show you the Race Name and lettered Class (A – H). This column is ‘frozen’ to the left-hand side of the screen and won’t disappear as you scroll across the data.

 

Spd (par)

The Spd (par) column shows the speed rating that was achieved by the horse in this race and the amount it was above, below, or equal to the class par for that race. In the example above the horse won the race of the second form line with a Speed Rating of 58, which is 3 below the class par for that race. If you hover your mouse over the Speed figure the tooltip will show you the Class Par Speed Rating for that race.

 

P

The P column shows the running position (Pace), during the opening furlongs, of the horse in each race. L for Led, P for Prominent, and H for Held-up. Hovering your mouse over the value will show the full name of the running position in the tooltip.

 

DR

The DR column shows the stall the horse was drawn in.

 

Course/Class/Type/Prize/Travelled

This column shows five separate data points.

  • The short name for the Course at which the race was run
  • The Class of the race, from 7 to 1
  • The Type of Race, as in the example above:
    • the first line is a Novice race for 2 year olds
    • the second and third, a Novice Auction for 2 year olds
  • The prize money in thousands shown in the local currency (i.e. GBP for UK races and Euro for IRE races)
  • The distance the horse travelled to race at that course

Hovering your mouse over the short name for the course will reveal the courses full name, travelling direction and characteristic in the tooltip.

 

Dist

The Dist column shows the rounded distance of the race. To see the full distance hover your mouse over the value.

 

Gng

The Gng column shows the Official Going for each prior race. The possible values are:

  • Hvy – Heavy
  • Sft – Soft
  • Gs – Good to Soft
  • Gd – Good
  • Gf – Good to Firm
  • Fm – Firm
  • Hrd – Hard
  • Slw – Slow (for All Weather races only)
  • Std – Standard (for All Weather races only)
  • Fst – Fast (for All Weather races only)

Hovering the mouse over the Gng value will reveal the full description of the Going in the tooltip.

 

Wgt/HG

This column shows the weight carried by the horse in each run and also any headgear worn for that race. The weight is shown in stones-pounds and includes penalties carried and jockey claims, unlike the weight on the main race guide which includes penalties carried but disregards any jockey’s claim.

The possible Headgear values include:

  • b – where the horse wore blinkers
  • es – where the horse wore an eye shield
  • h – where the horse wore a hood
  • t – where the horse wore a tongue tie
  • v – where the horse wore a visor
  • p – where the horse wore cheek pieces
  • WS – where the horse had run following Wind Surgery

Where a Headgear entry is followed immediately by a number 1, this indicates that this Headgear was being worn for the first time. As in the above example, where the horse had worn blinkers for the first time whilst carrying eight stone and eight pounds.

 

OR

This column shows the Official Rating (OR) the horse had in each prior race. Depending on results from each horses’ first three runs the OR may be 0 for up to the first three runs, as in the example above.

 

Pos/Ran/Dist/Winner/Runner-up/Wgt

This column shows five separate data points.

  • Pos – shows the Finishing Position
  • Ran – shows the Number of Runners in the race
  • Dist – shows the distance in lengths the horse either won by (if the text is blue), or was beaten by (if the text is teal or black)
  • Winner/Runner-Up – shows the name of the horse that won the race, if today’s horse didn’t; or the name of the runner today’s  horse beat.
  • Wgt – shows the weight carried by the horse named in the Winner/Runner-Up column.
     

PRB

This column shows the Percent of Rivals Beaten (PRB) in each prior race. The colour shading is Green for Good, Amber for Moderate, and Red for Poor. The formula for PRB is

(Number of Runners – Finishing Position) / (Number of Runners – 1)

So in the above 3 examples:

  • 90% = (12 runners – finished 2nd) – (12 runners – 1) = (12-2)/(12-1) = 10/11 = 0.9
  • 100% = (3 runners – finished 1st) – (3 runners – 1) = (3-1)/(3-1) = 2/2 = 1
  • 11% = (10 runners – finished 9th) – (10 runners – 1) = (10-9)/(10-1) = 1/9 = 0.11

 

Jockey

This column shows the name of the Jockey and any claim they rode under in brackets after the name.

 

Trainer

This column contains the name of the Trainer that prepared the horse for each race followed by that trainer’s 5-year PRB (or up to 5 years depending how long the trainer has been training horses under their own name).

The three percentages underneath the trainer’s name are the 14 day, 28 day ,and 56 day PRBs for that trainer. Again, the colour shading is Green for Good, Amber for Moderate, and Red for Poor.

 

SP (Price Movements)

 

This column is the Industry SP which can be shown in either Fractional or Decimal format. In brackets underneath the SP are the Evening (8.30pm), Breakfast (7.30am), and Morning (10.30am) prices for each horse. Between each price is either: a dash, showing the price didn’t change; a green arrow, showing the price reduced; or a red arrow showing the price increased.

Setting your preferred odds format

To select your odds format preference, click on the settings cog in the Horse Details Header.

Then select your odds format (as above) and click Save. Close this window, return to the Race Guides and Refresh the page.

 

BSP (Place)

This column shows the Betfair Starting Price (BSP) of the horse in each prior race. In brackets underneath the BSP is the Betfair Place Starting Price (BPSP), which is the starting price in Betfair’s To Be Placed Market, where placing’s are determined by Betfair’s own rules (note: these do not always align with Industry Standard Place rules).

The colouring convention for these rows is:

  • Green if the horse Dobbed – where the in-running price was traded at half of the Betfair Starting Price (i.e. a horse whose BSP was 10, traded at an in-running low of at least 5),
  • Gold if the horse Trobbed – where the in-running price was traded at a third of the Betfair Starting Price (i.e. a horse whose BSP was 9, traded at an in-running low of at least 3), and
  • Red if the horse did neither.

 

High(Th)/Low(Tl) (%H / %L)

This column shows the in-running prices traded on the Betfair exchange in line with Betfair’s High/Low traded rules which govern how much volume needs to be traded at any price point for it to be included (see Betfair’s website for details on in-running traded value rules).

If the race was won, then the row will show the highest traded price and the ticks moved from the Betfair Starting Price in brackets after it. In brackets underneath will be the percentage movement between the Betfair Starting Price and the highest traded price.

If the race was not won, then the row will show the lowest traded price and the ticks moved from the Betfair Starting Price in brackets after it. In brackets underneath will be the percentage movement between the Betfair Starting Price and the lowest traded price.

The colouring convention for these rows is the same as the BSP (Place) column.

 

C / D / Cl / G / RT / R / O / W

These eight columns allow you to compare each form line with today’s race very quickly. Four of the columns show a green tick if the prior form line matches today, the other four use blue and red numbers to indicate the difference between the prior form line and today’s race. The colouring convention for these rows is the same as the BSP (Place) column.

  • C – shows if the prior form line was at the same course as today’s race
  • D – shows the difference in furlongs between the prior form line and today’s race. If the previous race was longer than today this will be indicated by a blue, positive number to show this prior form line was x furlongs longer than today’s race. If the previous race was shorter than today this will be indicated by a red negative number to show this prior form line was x furlongs shorter than today’s race.
  • Cl – shows the difference in class number between the prior form line and today’s race. If the previous race was at a higher class than today this will be indicated by a blue, positive number showing the number of classes difference. If the previous race was at a lower class than today this will be indicated by a red, negative number showing the number of classes difference.
  • G – shows a green tick if the Official Going of the previous race is the same as the Official Going of today’s race at the time the Race Guides were published. If the Going changes between the Race Guides being published and the start of the race this column should be ignored.
  • RT – shows a green tick if the Race Type of the previous race is the same as today’s Race Type.
  • R – shows a green tick if the field size of the previous race is within 25% of today’s declared full field.
  • O – shows the difference in Official Rating between the previous race and today’s race. A blue, positive number indicates the OR was higher in the previous race; s red, negative number shows that the OR was lower in the previous race.
  • W – shows the weight difference in pounds between the previous race and today’s race. A blue, positive number indicates that the horse ran with more weight than today’s race; a red negative number indicates that the horse ran with less weight than today’s race.

 

R / W / P / W SR / WP SR / AE / PRB

These seven columns provide an analysis of the races that have been run by runners in the prior form line, between the prior form line race and today’s race. This gives you an indication of the quality of race of the prior form line. The colouring convention of these columns is based on the PRB column where Green is good, Amber is moderate, and Red is poor.

  • R – shows the total number of runs by all runners from the prior form line
  • W – shows the number of wins by all runners from the prior form line
  • P – shows the number of places by all runners from the prior form line
  • W SR – shows the Winning Strike Rate of those runners (W/R = W SR)
  • WP SR – shows the Winning/Placing Strike Rate of those runners ((W+P)/R = WP SR)
  • AE – shows the number of Actual Winners divided by the number of Expected Winners (based on the Betfair Starting Price odds). Here a number greater than 1 shows there were more winners than expected, a number less than one shows there were fewer winners than expected.
  • PRB – this is the average PRB for all of the runs in column R. A higher PRB shows that the horses from this race went on to beat horses in subsequent races.