Explanations of System Rules Parameters - Horse tab


The parameters on the Horse tab allow you to restrict selections to horses that meet the values you specify in the parameters you choose to use.

For example you can include or exclude horses of a certain age or range of ages; horses carrying a weight range that you specify; horses returning from a Spell or have had a specified number of runs since a spell, just to name a few.

You can even specify the colour of the horse, and we know how important that is for finding winners.

The Horse parameters relate to the details of the horses in the race being analysed, not like the parameters on the Form tab, which relate to prior runs.

Please note that depending on the Data Options you have subscribed to, all of the parameters listed below may not appear on your Horse tab.

The brief explanations are:

Age
Age of horse
Barrier
Barrier position
Black Book Horse
Restrict selections to horses in your Black Book
Bog Factor
The Bog factor bonus or penalty is derived from horse’s performance statistics on Slow and Heavy tracks (range: -9.0kg to +6.0kg). Include or exclude a single value or a range of values, for example 'Exclude>Min -9.0 Max -6.0'
Break Count
Number of runs since a Break, which is 42 to 55 days break from racing
Colour
Colour of horse
Days since last Place
Number of days since horse last ran a place
Days since last Run
Number of days since horse’s last run
Days since last Win
Number of days since horse last won a race
FinPos
Finishing position in race being analysed. As the FinPos is known only after the race has been run, this parameter can be used only with analysing historical data; obviously not for isolating selections in today’s races
Jockey
Select Jockey or Jockeys from a list
Jockey Allowance
Jockey allowance or range (from 0.5kg to 4.0kg)
Jockey has placed on horse
Jockey has previously placed on horse (within the 16 runs available)
Jockey has ridden horse
Jockey has previously ridden horse (within the 16 runs available)
Jockey has won on horse
Jockey has previously won on horse (within the 16 runs available)
Jockey Penalty
Jockey Penalty or range of Jockey penalties, for example ‘Include 0 to 2.5’. Penalties range from 0.0 for jockeys with good recent riding records to 5.0 for jockeys with poor recent riding records. Unknown jockeys (Dummy) are rated at 5.5
Kgs from topweight (Carried)
Number of kilograms less than the topweight.

Say the topweight carries 59.0 kg; a horse carrying 54.0 kg is 5.0 kg from the topweight. This refers to weight actually carried by the horse, not the Handicap weight
Kgs from topweight (Hcp)
Number of kilograms less than the topweight.

Example: The topweight’s handicap weight is 59.5 kg; a horse with a 53.0 kg handicap weight is 6.5 kg from topweight
Late Mail
Including Late Mail would allow only those horses that had been tagged as Late Mail by Unitab’s free QRatings service
Letup Count
Number of runs since a Letup, which is 28 to 41 days break from racing
Maxrate Formline
Relates to the maximum Formline Weight Rating the horse has achieved in its last 16 starts. See Rating to Win View
Maxrate Range
Refers to the difference in Maxrate value from the top-ranked Maxrate horse. Entering Min 0 Max 3.0 would give you all horses with the same Maxrate value as the top-ranked Maxrate horse an all those within 3.0 kg of it.

For example, if the top-ranked Maxrate horse had a Maxrate value of 58.0 kg, the Min 0 Max 3.0 rule would allow only horses with 55.0 kg to 58.0 kg Maxrate value to pass the rule. See Rating to Win View
Maxrate Rank
Refers to a horse’s ranking by Maxrate Formline value – the horse with the highest value is Maxrate top-ranked. See Rating to Win View
Mud Factor
Bonus or penalty given to each horse according to career statistics on Dead and Slow track runs (range: -9.0kg to +6.0kg)
Place Strike Rate
As distinct from Career Place Strike Rate on the Rating tab, this relates to the number of places in a specified number of the horse’s previous runs. For example, you could specify that a horse must have had two or three places in its last five runs, or three places in its last three runs, etc
Placed with a CVal difference
Include or exclude horses that have placed in a race with a Class Value within your specified range of Class Value difference compared to the race being analysed.

Example: If you entered ‘Include> Min -1.0 Max 1.0’ only horses that had previously placed in a race within 1.0 kg of ‘today’s’ race Class Value would pass the rule.

If you entered Min 2.0 Max 3.0, only horses that had previously placed in a race that was 2.0 kg to 3.0 kg higher than ‘today’s’ Race Class Value would pass
Prizemoney (k$)
Relates to a horse’s career earnings. Entering ‘Include>Min 200 Max 500’ would allow only those horses with career earnings between $200,000 and $500,000
QTAB Tips
Include or exclude those horses tagged as Tips 1-4 by Unitab’s free QRatings service
RTW Overlay (Max)
The difference between the Maximum Formline rating the horse has achieved in its last 16 runs, and the rating it needs to win the race being analysed.

If a horse has achieved a Max rating of 50.5 and it needs 45.0 to win, its RTW Overlay (Max) is 5.5.  If a horse has a Max rating of 38.0 and needs 42.5 to win, its RTW Overlay (Max) is -4.5
RTW Overlay (Nett)
The difference between a horse's Formline nett rating and the rating it needs to win, in the race being analysed. For example, if a horse has an RTW (Rating to Win) of 42.3 but its Formline rating is 33.4, it has an RTW Overlay (Nett) of -8.9. 

A horse with a Rating to Win of 45.0 and a Formline rating of 51.9 has an RTW Overlay (Nett) of 6.9.
Runs since last Place
Number of runs since a horse’s last place
Runs since last Win
Number of runs since a horse’s last win
Sex
Sex of horse – pick from a list
Sire
Sire of horse – pick from a list
Spell Count
Number of runs since a Spell, which is 56 days or more break from racing. ‘0’ runs indicates a horse that is resuming from a spell
Style Flags
If you have createdHorse Performance (Style) Flags, you can use this parameter to include or exclude specified flags
TAB number
Include or exclude specified TAB, or Saddlecloth, numbers
Trainer
Trainer of horse – pick from a list
User Flags
If you have created User Horse Flags, you can use this parameter to include or exclude specified flags
Weight Carried
The weight actually carried by a horse, which is the Handicap weight plus or minus jockey allowance if applicable
Weight Handicap
The official Handicap weight allotted to the horse
Weight Rank (Carried)
Ranking of horses by weight actually carried. The horse or horses carrying the highest weight would be top ranked; the next lowest weight would be second-ranked, and so on.

Horses carrying the same weight share the ranking. For example if the top weight-ranked horse carried 57.0 kg and three horses carried 56.5 kg, those three would be second-ranked
Weight Rank (Hcp)
Ranking of horses by official Handicap Weight. The horse or horses with the highest handicap weight would be top ranked; the next lowest handicap weight would be second-ranked, and so on.

Horses with the same handicap weight share the ranking. For example if the top handicap weight-ranked horse was allotted 57.0 kg and three horses were allotted 56.5 kg, those three would be second-ranked
Win Strike Rate
As distinct from Career Win Strike Rate on the Rating tab, this relates to the number of wins in a specified number of the horse’s previous runs. For example, you could specify that a horse must have had one or two wins in its last five runs, or two wins in its last three runs, etc
WOL (Carried)
Weight over Limit (Carried).  Specify the number of kilos more than the official Race Limit Weight that the horse is carrying.

Note that this relates to the weight actually carried by the horse, which is the Handicap Weight plus or minus the Jockey Allowance, if any. If the nominated race Weight Limit is 53.0 kg and a horse is carrying 56.0 kg, then its WOL (Carried) is 3.0
WOL (Hcp)
Weight over Limit (Handicap).  Specify the number of kilograms that the horse's Handicap weight is more than the official Race Limit Weight.

Note that this relates to the Handicap weight allotted to the horse, and ignores the Jockey Allowance, if any.

If the nominated race Weight Limit is 53.0 kg and the horse’s Handicap weight is 55.5 kg, then its WOL (Hcp) is 2.5
Won with CVal difference
Include or exclude horses that have won a race with a Class Value within your specified range of Class Value difference compared to the race being analysed.

Example: If you entered ‘Include> Min -1.0 Max 1.0’ only horses that had previously won a race within 1.0 kg of ‘today’s’ race Class Value would pass the rule.

If you entered Min 2.0 Max 3.0, only horses that had previously won a race that was 2.0 kg to 3.0 kg higher than ‘today’s’ Race Class Value would pass

 

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