answers these questions by presenting
figures on a graph for each horse allowing you
the opportunity to attack every race with confidence.
Each number on a "sheet" represents a performance
rating calculated by using the time of the race, beaten lengths
(a proprietary formula different than generally used), ground lost
or saved, weight carried, and the effect wind may or may not have
had on the time of the race. The final figure is manually adjusted
with a carefully crafted track variant. The lower the number
the better the race. With few exceptions, there will be a figure
for every race a horse has run past four years.
Thoro-Graph figures are represented in a clear
graphical format. This 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.