Archive for January, 2010

Some Key MC results (Repost)

There are a couple key pace (Fast 5+) race types in the maiden claiming ranks that we need to be aware of.

A Fast 5+ key pace race horse that does not have a speed figure in one of its last three races that’s within the competitive speed figure range is a low, low probability proposition to [...]

January 26, 2010 • Posted in: Articles • No Comments

PaceAppraiser Update

The VG Online feature can be accessed with the “Reduce” check box and Display button. This is a condensed version of the PA PPs. We’ve had some subscribers ask for this feature because it makes it easier to use with spreadsheets. The original version did not include the pace picture; this one does.
We don’t want [...]

January 25, 2010 • Posted in: Updates • No Comments

Critical thinking and polytrack (Repost)

Turfway’s first meet on the polytrack surface saved horses, which is really what it’s all about. The posted fractions and final times were slower. The second meet on polytrack changed to a faster surface. Again, good for horses. The fractions and final times were faster that time ‘round.
I’m happy to report that the pace/final time [...]

January 23, 2010 • Posted in: Articles • No Comments

Pace Comfort Zones

One of the tools we use with the PaceAppraiser PPs is the Pace Comfort Zone. This rating tells us the number of lengths from off the pace at the second call (one dimensional early pace types always have a zero rating) a horse can be successful. A horse that does not get into its pace [...]

January 2, 2010 • Posted in: Articles • No Comments