Use the form above to enter the data from the DRF's Past Performance sheet of one to eight horses. For each horse of interest, choose a past performance line which best illustrates the horse's expected performance today. Enter the race length, fractional times (Points of Call) and beaten lengths (BL) at each position of the race as shown on the selected past performance line. When all horses of interest are entered, click on the Calculate FPS button above. Today's Post Position selection is only used for horse identification on the Results page, but is a required selection for each horse of interest to be considered in the analysis.
Notes: (Use Tab Key To Step Through Time (Points of Call) Fields)
On the DRF Past Performance line, the actual relationship of the race position, which includes the BL figure, to the fractional times (Points of Call) vary according to the distance of the race. However, the race positions with the BL figure entries will be the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th (finish) position entries after the Beyers speed figure and the post position number. The only data of interest from the race position information is the distance from the leader of the race (BL) at that point in the race as all times are posted for the leader of the race at each call. The actual position in the race does not matter. For the BL of the lead horse, just select "Lead" in the BL selection at each point the horse leads the race.
Race Analysis Info:
For races less than a mile (Sprints), the first race position entry (BL 1st Call) is the position of the horse as it leaves the gate and will not show a distance from the leader. This position is not used in the calculations for races under a mile and should be ignored.
The 4th race position entry indicates the horse's position at the stretch for Routes ( 1 mile or longer) or the 3/4 mile mark for Sprints. In Sprints, the FPS is calculated over the remaining distance in the race, but is ignored in races over one mile (Routes) as there is no fractional time associated with the call at the stretch in a Route.
The BL figure shown next to the lead horse in a race indicates the distance from the next closest horse (#2) and is meaningless in these calculations because all fractional times shown are for the leader.
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