User guides for Visual Form Guides can be accessed below. Please take the time to have a look to get the most out of the form guides.
We have a QUICK USER GUIDE available for the Horse Racing Form Guides or a more detailed step-by-step tutorial. Click links below to access.
Full explanation of the Visual Form Guide for greyhound racing is contained in the user guide below :
Further Hints and Tips are shown below and will be added to occasionally. Please CONTACT US to suggest your own and share with other users.
Hints and tips to help you get the most out of using Visual Form Guides are posted below.
HINTS AND TIPS FOR THE HORSE RACING FORM GUIDE
TIP 1 – BE SURE TO READ THE USER GUIDE
It seems obvious but this shouldn´t be overlooked. Working through the online user guide will give you a decent understanding of how the racing form guide works and will help you get the most from the form guides.
Click HERE to access the user guide.
TIP 2 – USING THE ADJUSTED FORM – REMEMBER THE HANDICAPPER PUTS THE BLOCKS WHERE THEY ARE.
Visual Form Guides uses the next handicap rating of the winning horse to determine the class of the race. The handicapper decides the next rating of a winning horse so bear this is in mind.
Consider this section of a form guide :
The penultimate run is adjusted according to the next rating of the winner. This hose came close to a horse subsequently rated 61 carrying 5lbs more. The form of its last (winning run) has been assessed as being rated 61 also. The adjusted form for the winning run is behind that of the penultimate run because of the weight difference.
This situation is one where the handicapper may have been too lenient as the form guide is telling us that the penultimate run was several pounds better than today´s mark of 61.
TIP 3 – REMEMBER THE GOING, DISTANCE AND CLASS / COURSE GRIDS ARE UNADJUSTED
It´s worth using the Adjusted Form to verify what the Distance Grid or Going Grid seem to indicate. Look to see if there are runs over this trip or on this type of ground in the last ten runs and check the adjusted form of those.
Let´s say today’s ground is soft. The Going Grid tends to suggest that this horse prefers a firmer surface. However if we look at the adjusted form of the penultimate and third last runs, both of which were on soft ground, it shows two decent performances in better classes of race than it normally runs in. It would probably be unwise therefore to rule out this one on the basis of the ground if it were soft today.