fast is each horse?
How fast will it run today?
Where is the value?
helps you answer these questions by presenting
figures on a graph for each horse allowing you the opportunity
to attack every race with confidence.
Here for our Symbol Sheet and Legend
Each number on a sheet represents a performance
rating arrived at by using the time of the race, beaten lengths
(a proprietary formula different than generally used), ground
lost or saved, weight carried, and any effects wind conditions
had on the time of the race. The figure is finally adjusted with
a carefully crafted track variant.
All of this information is refined with a carefully
crafted track variant down to one number for each horse in a given
race. The lower the number the better the race. With few exceptions
there will be a figure for every race a horse has run for the
last four years.
Thoro-Graph figures are represented numerically
and in a clear graphical format that is easy to read and understand.
The format makes it possible to compare horses which have run
under different conditions, different distances, at different
tracks, and on different days. Any handicapper or horseman can
examine each horse's history, form cycle, and relative ability
in today's race.
With a little practice, you'll be able to identify
each horse's distinct form cycle. Some run consistent patterns,
varying from a simple good race/bad race pattern, a series of
bad races after an exceptionally good effort (the "bounce"
), or more complex 'circling' patterns where a horse gradually
loses its form then slowly comes around toward its original level.
A "sheet player" can anticipate these moves and select
horses which are not obvious to the general public. Another simple
pattern is how a horse performs off a lay-off. All you have to
do is look for the gaps in the horse's sheet and compare the figures
it runs first time off a lay-off, whether it improves second time,
and so on. And the information is shown for up to four years.
Of course there are infinite variations in how
horses run and no two are alike. There are no hard and fast rules
on how to interpret patterns and form cycles. Every handicapper
will come up with his or her patterns they like or dislike. Some
people will only bet longshots. Others just want to have fun and
cash a race no matter what the return. Whatever your style, Thoro-Graph
provides all you need to make you a better, more informed player.
It may take you a little while to get the hang
of reading our format, but if you stick to it, you'll realize
Thoro-Graph is everything you need to win.