Q&A: Using Predicteform

User Question:

I noticed there is no class, connections, or running lines shown in your format. Should I still use that information or shouldn't I?

Thoughts from @predicteform handicapper to handicapper:

Several on several different variables all contribute to the results of a horse race. Predicteform Pace Figures can be used to evaluate what their creator considered the most important of the variables: Condition. We can evaluate condition using our multi-call set of pace figures and Form Cycle Patterns. The lack of secondary variables shown gives us a clean and pure velocity-based view of our primary concern: how a runner is distributing its limited amount of energy over each race.

From here, we can now supplement this priority information with our preferred past performances provider, Brisnet, to consider the secondary variables, of which we may all weight differently - class, connections, trip, workouts, and others.

Use of the Pace Figures is not intended to replace your current understanding of the past performances variables which you are used to. Rather to elevate your game to new levels with the inclusion of figures that give us insight into how a runner will fare today which is ultimately what really matters at the windows.

As example, from a pure Pace Figure standpoint, we know a runner coming off a NPT pattern has a 70% chance to move forward in final figure. By completing our handicapping process, we begin to learn using our own secondary variables what may have contributed in this as well and become better and better at discerning which of these NPT runners will meet expectations and improve (70%) and which do not (30%).

To aid evaluation of condition and Form Cycle Patterns using the Pace Figures, Cary's book “Blinkers Off” is available in a free eBook format on the Predicteform site under the Features tab. It is divided into chapters for easy reference to particular topics relating to the figures. Even better, there is also free access to the Pace Figures for a different track offered every weekend as well as a race of the day.

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Predicteform.com Pace Figures, Form Cycle Patterns and Value Play picks will tell you if a horse is likely to improve or regress in its next start. Easily accessible from any computer, tablet or mobile device, Predicteform.com services horse players of all types. Access to printing PDF's is also available.

How do I get started?
Visit the Learn tab on the navigation bar where you'll find the Predicteform.com Legend and Pattern Guide. These two tools combined will give you the knowledge you need to use Predicteform.com:

The Legend helps to explain how best to read the Pace Figures. It clearly defines what every line, symbol and figure means.

The Pattern Guide highlights Form Cycle Patterns, a series of 12 symbols/abbreviations, each with its own definition. These patterns are the easiest and most effective way to evaluate what we can expect from a horse's future performance and expected form cycle.

Value Play Picks use the automated technology and process to evaluate every track and race as well as the Predicteform.com team's analytical expertise, we can now rank every horse by its likelihood of winning the race and value (initially relative to morning line odds).
Value Play picks are included as part of all subscriptions and you can view now on the Free Race of the Day.

Blinker's Off - We have also published founder Cary Fotias' unabridged book on Form Cycle Analysis, available by chapter free to all who register.

Free Race of the Day – Every day, we will make available the Pace Figures and Value Play Picks for at least one race. Pace Figures are what subscribers, both in the Value Play Picks and the comprehensive "advanced" view, can see for every horse of every race at every track. Check out today's free race here.

Free Track of the Weekend - Each weekend (Fri. - Sun.), Predicteform will offer access to the Value Play Picks, Pace Figures and Form Cycle Patterns. Access to this data will provide new users an ability to follow along and learn how read, analyze and use the Predicteform technology.

Where can I see sample races?
Click here to read examples of the Pace Figures and Form Cycle Pattern Analysis for the 2016 Preakness Stakes. Many more race examples and other content has been made available within the Blog section of the site.

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