Here is a link to a web page that contains instructions for downloading and installing JCapper Silver that will generate the comma delimited file we use with PaceAppraiser products:
Once the Silver software has been installed, you will need to learn how to use a JCapper Silver module called the HDW File Manager and its File Download Tool to queue up and download files from the HDW site – and from there run a .JCP File Build Routine to create comma delimited text data files on the hard drive.
To that end, here is a link to a webpage at JCapper.com where a number of JCapper videos are posted… All of the videos are similar in that they are recorded computer screens while performing different tasks in JCapper and doing voice-over:
***SPECIFIC videos related to operation of the HDW File Manager that the customer should watch can be found in the JCapper BASIC section at the above link.
Data Vendor Setting
Data Folder Manager
and of particular interest…
Downloading Files from the HDW Site by Date (and building comma delimited text .JCP Files)
FYI, there is also a help docs page at JCapper.com where the same subject matter is covered in depth. The Demo User Quick Start Guide Help Doc contains a class outline… link here:
A good place to start would be to work through the exercises in the class outline – especially the section titled Processing HDW Files.
If you have any problems, give Jeff a call at 858.869.7269 and he’ll have you up and running in no time.
Now you can use JCapper files with PaceAppraiser PPs and the Handicapper’s Lab.
Sliver Unlimited Download Plan at $89 per month
Flex Data (daily plan) at $5.95 per day capped at 15 days/$89 per month max. (Great option for weekend players)
Thoroughbred Horse Racing Data Plan Description:
Under the JCapper Flex Data Plan, there are no monthly minimums and no long term contracts.
Download data and results files by the day, use them to generate past performances – and pay only for the individual dates that you download.
There’s a monthly Cap that kicks in as soon as you reach 15 unique download days for the files of any single calendar month.
Under this plan, you get unlimited thoroughbred horse racing past performance data and results file downloads for any single calendar month priced at the Cap amount.
Here’s how it works:
Under the JCapper Flex Data Plan, each unique date that you download is called a download day.
JCapper Basic and JCapper Silver customers, price per download day: $5.95.
Monthly Pricing and Cap Amounts:
Under this plan, there’s a monthly Cap that kicks in as soon as you reach 15 unique download days for the files of any single calendar month.
JCapper Silver customers: Total monthly download bill capped at: $89.
Reach 15 download days – and the Cap kicks in for that month’s files.
Under the JCapper Flex Data Plan:
You get every past performance data file and every text chart results file available from HDW (Handicappers Data Warehouse) for every single one of your download days. That’s data and results for every thoroughbred race in North America that download day.
You are billed at the daily rate for each unique download day. As soon as you reach 15 unique download days for the files of any single calendar month: The Cap kicks in for that month’s files.
Your download bill for the files of any single calendar month is never more than the Cap amount.
You get unlimited file downloads each month for the Cap amount.
HDW will make JCapper files available on their server for up to a year.
Let’s say you had 10 unique download dates for the month of November. You’ll have the ability to go back into the files for that month any time within the 1 year period – and download the dates you missed.
But, when you go back in and start downloading files from that month… as soon as you reach 15 unique download dates for that month… The Cap kicks in… And you only pay the difference between the Cap amount and what you already paid for that month.
You pay for data only. The software (JCapper BASIC or JCapper Silver) for downloading from HDW and generating comma delimited text past performance data and results files is included free of charge as part of your data plan. Files work with PaceAppraiser PPs and the Handicapper’s Lab.
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We will support the JCapper data files shortly (unlimited downloads at a great price). Testing now. Almost ready to go. Stay tuned. We will continue to support BRIS single data files.
Great price on unlimited monthly file downloads just about ready to go. Stay tuned.
You don’t have to print each Lab profile individually. Make yourself a list and save paper. Here’s what I do. After I run my profiles (groups of factors) I use the Ctrl A keys to highlight the text. Next, I hit Ctrl C to copy the text and then I open a text editor (Word works great too) and hit Ctrl V to paste. Now you have a list of all your profiles on a single sheet of paper. Print and you’re ready to go.
BRIS Prime Power and Pace
PaceAppraiser Forum Entry (Thank you Sean):
I sort my past performances by Prime Power (BRIS factor) numbers instead of Program Numbers and all that seems to do is make the chalk the top pick. I use this order as a means of looking at the Prime Power horses and finding reasons why they shouldn’t win. Say you have a Top 3 Prime Power horse that’s a 2dE (Early Pace Box) in a 27×0 Pace Pressure Gauge race. You better give me another good reason to bet this horse other than the fact that he’s a Prime Power horse because in this pace scenario I wouldn’t touch him. He may be viable if his Pace Comfort Zone is over 2.5; but even so, I’m still leery. I learned a long time ago that the first thing you have to do before you handicap a horse race is to read the conditions. If the horse doesn’t fit the conditions, approach with caution.
You’re so right. The eligibility conditions are very important. A lot of handicappers don’t read them. If the class and pace combination is the best bet in racing – and I think it is – then the eligibility conditions and pace boxes, along with extreme pace advantages, will give us that powerful information. I think most players think that class drops are the only class advantages but a perfect eligibilty conditions fit works as well, and with better prices. In summary: a horse that will be comfortable with its pace environment and fits the eligibility conditions is the best win bet in racing.
Please note: The core section of the program is the Pace Styles section. Start here to build your pace match-up advantages.
Abbreviation Quick Guide
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Surf/Dist – Surface and Distance (Boxes left unchecked includes ALL surfaces and distances)
Dirt/AW – Dirt and all weather
Turf: Turf surface only
SPRT: Sprint races only
RTE: Route Races only
Trner/Jcky – Trainer and Jockey
20%T:Trainer with 20% win rate at meet and/or year
20%J: Jockey with 20% win rate at meet and/or year
20%JT:Trainer and Jockey combo win rate meet or last 365 days
Odds – Morning line odds
ML 2/1-: Minimum 2 to 1 or less
ML 5/2+: Minimum 5 to 2 or better
ML 5/1+: Minimum 5 to 1 or better
Comp Range – Competitive Speed Figure Range (CSFR)
CSFR: Finds horses that fit the competitive speed figure range for race
CSFR/1R: Finds horses that have CSFR from most recent race
LST: Horses that do not fit the CSFR but have a “listed” CSFR in one of its races 4 or more back. Use this function with LE (Lone Front Runner). In extreme pace handicapping we call this one the LE/Listed
Pace Styles – Running Styles and 2dEarly Pace Box
LE: Lone Front Runner
2dEPB: Two dimensional early pace horse with 4 or more speed points (E/P 4-8) racing in 2dEarly Pace Box today
2dE: Two dimensional early pace horse with 5 or more speed points (E/P 5-8)
Lone P: The only Presser in a race (The garden spot horse)
P/C: A Presser/Closer running style horse
PCZ: Horse fits today’s Pace Comfort Zone requirement relative to running style and pace setter(s)
PCZ 5.0<=: Horse has a Pace Comfort Zone of 5 lengths or less (Best PCZ)
PCZ 5.0>: Horse has Pace Comfort Zone of more than 5 lengths (Best for 2nd spot in Exactas or 2nd and 3rd spot in Trifectas
F6+: Key pace race horses. Fast 6 or faster at pace call
PF!: Horses that have 100 or better pace figures in their three most recent races
PR+: Surprise pace race. Leading or less than ¾ of a length off the pace at the second call in most recent race but did not have pattern in previous to most recent race
LBPPG: Late pace bias Pace Pressure Gauge rating
FFR3+: Form Factor Rating of 3 or better (Best ratings)
FFR 0-2: Form Factor Rating of 0 to 2 (Best used for longshots and discovering underlays)
!$: Surprise in the money finish. Ran 2nd or 3rd in most recent race but did not in previous race
$: Finished in the money in most recent race
WLR: Won most recent race
BWLR: Big win most recent race (Won by 3 lengths or more while off the pace by ½ length or more at first and/or second call)
SLR: Finished 2nd in most recent race
CF/L2R: Finished closer to the winner in most recent than in previous race
L1/L2: First time off layoff or 2nd time off layoff
OXP: Layoff then finished in the money and then finished out of the money in most recent race (Bounce pattern)
2S+R: Early pace horse with 5 or more speed points coming in today’s route race off a layoff and then followed by two sprint races
TS+: Turf races only. A horse that will be on the turf for the first or second time in its lifetime and is the offspring of a top turf sire in those situations
Here are some handicapping and research questions I posted a few days ago just in case you missed them:
Want to know if there’s a lone front-runner in today’s card or cards? Done
How about a Lone Presser? Done
What about a Presser/Closer in a late pace bias race? Done
Want to know if there’s a key pace horse racing in a light early pace pressure race? Done
How about a 20% jockey/trainer combo coming out of a surprise money finish? Done
Want to know just a list of horses that have Pace Comfort Zone Rating of less than 5.0? Done
What about a list of horses that are over the PCZ of 5.0 for your exactas in the second spot? Done.
How about early pace horses coming out of two sprints and routing today? Done
Want to know only the horses that had a Big Win last race? Done
What about an OX bounce pattern off a layoff? Done
Want a list of horses that are coming out of key pace races and are 5/1 or higher morning line? Done
Well, you get the idea. This list goes on and on and on.