CHARTFORM EXPLAINER

The Sportsman Weekend - - Chartform -

SPORTS­MAN has in­cluded CHARTFORM in ev­ery issue to help you find win­ners at a glance. 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: TAB num­ber. form for its past six starts. An s in­di­cates a spell. the horse name with the of­fi­cial rat­ing from the hand­i­cap­per in brack­ets (Note: Maiden races do not carry rat­ings) age and sex of the runner. the bar­rier from which your horse will start. weight (not in­clud­ing any claim) your horse has been al­lot­ted by the hand­i­cap­per. Sports­man’s Zip­form hand­i­cap rat­ing. in­di­cates top-rated runner. 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. 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. the num­ber of starts your horse has had to date. wins achieved. the per­cent­age that rep­re­sents in re­la­tion to starts. the num­ber of times your horse has fin­ished in the plac­ings (inc. wins). the per­cent­age that rep­re­sents in re­la­tion to starts. av­er­age prize­money per start your horse has earned. the days since your horse last raced. its record at the track (starts, wins, sec­onds and thirds). its record at the dis­tance (starts, wins, sec­onds and thirds). its record at the track dis­tance (starts, wins, sec­onds and thirds) its record on firm (1-2) tracks (starts, wins, sec­onds and thirds). its record on good (3-4) tracks (starts, wins, sec­onds and thirds). its record on soft (5-7) tracks (starts, wins, sec­onds and thirds). its record on heavy tracks (starts, wins, sec­onds and thirds). note syn­thetic track statis­tics are not in­cluded in the chartform

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