User Guide – Run Style Figures Inform Racing

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User Guide - Run Style Figures

Using the in-running comments we turn each run style into a number and show the last 15 run style figures on the quick view race stats box for each horse so you can see at a glance how a horse has been running and is likely to run as in this example:

Run Style:

Looking at the key below this shows a horse that has led or been prominent in 12 of its last 13 races and knowing this can be a massive help in a variety of situations when betting on a horse.

1 = Led, prominent

2 = Tracked, chased leaders

3 = Ran in midfield

4 = Held up, started slowly

Want to know where the pace in the race will be? Look for all the horses with predominantly '1's in their form.

Want to back a horse that is well drawn low on an inside rail? Check that it's run style figures are not predominantly '3's and '4's which may negate this advantage.

Like to back in running? If a favourite is likely to be held up then wait until the off for a better price when the horse falls off the early pace, or if you know a horse is likely to get an easy lead, then back it to lay some off as it's price shortens quickly after the start.

Each horse's last available 15 run style figures are shown on the race stats box below so you can see at a glance how every horse is likely to run. Plus all run style figures are shown on the form guide too.

  • 1. Challenged for lead, With Leader (s), Soon Led, Led, Close Up, Disputed Lead, Made All, Made Most, Soon With Leader (s), Made Virtually All, Pressed Leader (s), Pressed Winner, Set Steady Pace, Soon Clear.
  • 2. Prominent, Soon Prominent, Chased Leader (s), In Touch, Soon Chasing Leader (s), Soon In Touch, Tracked Leader (s), Behind Leader (s), Chased Leading Pair, Chased Leading Trio, Soon Tracked Leader (s), Always In Touch, Well In Touch, Chased Clear Leader (s)
  • 3. In Midfield, Mid-Div, Settled In Midfield, Settled Mid-Div, Midfield
  • 4. Behind, Held Up, In Rear, Outpaced, Well Off The Pace, Always Towards Rear, Last, Settled In Rear, Soon In Rear, Soon Last, Soon Outpaced, Towards Rear

Other phrases are used for all categories but many are very similar to those above.