The feedback on this has been in-cred-ible. Thank you - I'm really pleased that something I find so useful looks like also proving a valuable tool to many others. I am, of course, talking about the new Race Analysis Reports (RAR's) which will be appearing on the race cards at geegeez very soon.
We've still got one or two issues, but I'm hoping to have them online next week, with a following wind. At the moment, we've a little problem with the historical going info which is being ironed out, and we don't yet have the 'last win rating comparison' operational.
Once those two issuettes have been resolved, you'll be able to see how each horse in a race is equipped to deal with today's going, class, course, distance, and field size, literally at a glance.
As well as the RAR, I'll also be introducing some exciting full form filters in the next fortnight or so. Here's a sneaky peek at the things they'll cover:
Here's a closer look at the filters:
A quick walkthrough for you... At the top you can see buttons to switch between horse, jockey and trainer. You can filter the performance of each of those in this screen. Clicking on the trainer or jockey name in the 'Runner Details' section will also flick to the relevant trainer/jockey screen.
The 'Race Record' area (bottom left here) can include all runs since 2009 (as it is in the image), or any individual year since; and there is a breakdown of runs, wins, 2nds, 3rds for each race type.
That breakdown changes when 'Filters' (bottom right of the image) are applied. For example, if you look at the first form filter image - which has the 'wins' clicked, you can see that Man Of Leisure has only ever won over hurdles, though he hopes to change that today!
The 'Filters' cover the following:
On the top line, we've got race type (i.e. flat turf, all weather, all flat; hurdles, chase, or all National Hunt; or everything)
On the second line, we've got filters for today's race conditions (i.e. going, distance, course, class, jockey, and 'today' which is a composite of going, distance and class)
On the third line, there are time specific filters: you can quickly see how a horse has performed returning from a layoff (60+ days) or backing up quickly after a recent run (10- days)
And on the fourth line, you can isolate just wins, just places, just unplaced efforts, or any combination of those.
Pretty sweet, huh?
Although this project has been very expensive (far, far, far and away the biggest expense in my seven years online), I'm committed to making the form tools the very best free UK form study resource on the internet.
We're also still working on the Pace Analysis Report, which will help you to see - at a glance, of course - how the race might shape up in terms of horses that want to lead, race prominently, or be held up.
One thing to say is that when we do go live with these, it's likely that there will be a few 'teething troubles', so do bear with us at that time.
In the meantime, here's a couple more races from today to whet your appetite. (Again, note that the going and rating parts should be ignored as they're not working correctly today).
Also, you can click on 'Win' or 'Place' to switch between the win and place records of the race runners in each chart. And, you can can click R, W, and % for each column to sort them. If they sort in the reverse order to what you want, click again, and they'll sort the way you want them! 🙂