How to query open age handicaps in the system builder


All aged handicaps as implied by the title are races where the age conditions for each horse is wide. 

There are a number of races of this type carded throughout the year and for turf handicaps in particular there is a mixture of older horses where their form is exposed running against younger horses that have yet to show their potential. 

As always the trainer’s ability plays a key role in a horse’s development and knowledge of their record in with younger horses in handicaps forms part of the selection process. 

In this video we show you how you can determine which trainers exceed expectations when aiming their 3yo horses at all aged handicaps using the unique tools within Proform Professional.

Impact Value Calculations in System Builder


An impact value (IV) is an index figure calculated by dividing the percentage of winners possessing a particular characteristic (for example, sporting first-time headgear) into the percentage of runners that possess the characteristic.

 A value of 1.00 would indicate horses with a particular characteristic win no fewer or no more than those without that characteristic. Below 1.00 is indicative of underperformance, above 1.00 is above expectation.

In this release, the IV calculations have been altered in that they are now calculated on a line by line basis as follows

  • (runs divided by wins) divided by  (no of races divided by  no of runners in races)

This means an IV can be calculated for any individual line rather than comparing a group of items against each other. Therefore you can now compare individual items such as a trainer’s record with headgear.

Also the place IV and win and place IV also now recalculated in the same way.

My first system in Proform


We will assumed that you have completed the installation process seeking guidance on how to use the system builder or pointers to enable you to develop your own system so to get your started, in this video we demonstrate how to enter and evaluate a simple system using the Proform Professional Software.