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The PA PPs are all about finding fundamental advantages. These advantages hold true in any kind of race. This short tutorial will show you situations, simple as can be, that will provide excellent opportunities for you to exploit to your advantage. Yes, we're talking simple here, so simple that too many seasoned players over look them. Causal visitors to the track, OTB, or computer screen almost never see them; they're too focused on comparing an array of secondary factors, which can lead to information overload and paralysis by analysis.

The PA PPs are designed to help players work through the data as efficiently as possible. These Pace Boxes, which uncover horses with a pace match-up advantage, will help you do just that. But they will also help you find overlays to stay or move boldly into the black ink. Don't let the simplicity fool you. Einstein said that everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler. I agree.

1. Lone Early Pace Box. The crowd is tuned into this one but there are still overlay opportunities. We won’t overlook them with a pace box drawn.

Lone Early Pace Box

2. The 2D Early Pace Box. This is the most powerful one. Note that there are only three 2D early pace runners in this pace box. There must be at least one CSFR qualifier with 5 or more speed points and at least 2 2D runners.

2D Early Pace Box

3. The Lone 2D Early Pace Box. The second most powerful pace box. A PCZ of 2-4 improves this one's chances.

Lone 2D Early Pace Box

4. The Lone Presser Pace Box. One dimensional horses need pace match-ups that are very comfortable for them. This pace picture is ideal for the one dimensional types.

Lone Presser Pace Box

5. The Late Pace Box. Like the lone front-runner this box represents an extreme pace situation. The late pace horses have the advantage when the PPG, Pace Pressure Gauge, is high in both categories, pressure and velocity. The reading here is 31 X 2!

Late Pace Box

The PaceAppraiser PPs have the Pace Picture embedded at the top of each race. When scratches ocurr the Pace Picture is redrawn and the Pace Pressure Gauge along with the Competitive Speed Figure Range are recalculated. All you have to do is draw the Pace Boxes and look for overlays, the best values, within the boxes. Simple, efficient, and powerful.