CHARTFORM EX­PLAINER

The Sportsman Midweek - - Chartform -

SPORTS­MAN has in­cluded CHARTFORM in ev­ery is­sue to help you find win­ners at a glance.

CHARTFORM pro­vides sev­eral win­ning fea­tures in­clud­ing av­er­age win and place per­cent­ages, prize­money per start and days since the last run.

It also in­cludes a break­down of track and dis­tance sta­tis­tics and stats for vary­ing track con­di­tions. Read­ing from left to right across the chart you will find: 1. the TAB num­ber. 2. form for its past six starts. An s in­di­cates a spell.

3. the rat­ing horse from namethe hand­i­cap­per­with the of­fi­cial in brack­ets (Note: Maiden races do not carry rat­ings) 4. age and sex of the run­ner. 5. the bar­rier from which your horse will start. 6. the weight (not in­clud­ing any claim) your horse has been al­lot­ted by the hand­i­cap­per. 7. Sports­man’s Zip­form hand­i­cap rat­ing. in­di­cates top-rated run­ner.

8. Class. A list­ing to tell you at a glance, whether your horse is up or down in class. The key is:

U- up in class on last run. D- down in class last S- racing in the same as F- first starter.

9. the speed pat­tern of your horse. A list­ing to tell you at a glance where your horse should be in the run. L - leads/ on pace. H - races handy/just off the B gets back. 10 the num­ber of starts your horse has had to date. 11. the num­ber of wins your horse has achieved. 12. the per­cent­age that rep­re­sents in re­la­tion to starts.

13. the num­ber of times your horse has fin­ished in the plac­ings (inc. wins). 14. the per­cent­age that rep­re­sents in re­la­tion to starts. 15. the av­er­age prize­money per start your horse has earned. 16. the days since your horse last raced. 17. its record at the track (starts, wins, sec­onds and thirds). 18. its record at the dis­tance (starts, wins, sec­onds and thirds). 19. its record at the track and

dis­tance­and thirds) (starts, wins, sec­onds 20. its record on firm (1-2) tracks (starts, wins, sec­onds and thirds). 21. its record on good (3-4) tracks (starts, wins, sec­onds and thirds). 22. its record on soft (5-7) tracks (starts, wins, sec­onds and thirds). 23. its record on heavy tracks (starts, wins, sec­onds and thirds).

24. note syn­thetic track sta­tis­tics are not in­cluded in the chartform

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