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Flysofree
08-24-2014, 04:09 PM
to show an odds line that is acceptable for placing a win bet... That's the key to winning in my opinion. It also needs to have a scratch section which would or could change the odds lines.

thoroughbred
08-24-2014, 06:00 PM
to show an odds line that is acceptable for placing a win bet... That's the key to winning in my opinion. It also needs to have a scratch section which would or could change the odds lines.

Flysofree

CompuTrak calculates its own odds line which, of course, can be used to place a win bet.

It also has a scratch section, which both removes the scratched horses and recalculates its odds line based on the scratches.

Flysofree
08-24-2014, 06:32 PM
Flysofree

CompuTrak calculates its own odds line which, of course, can be used to place a win bet.

It also has a scratch section, which both removes the scratched horses and recalculates its odds line based on the scratches.

Yes indeed...Your software works crisply and neatly.. It does exactly as you say. However, I personally have not had success with it in picking winners.... Possibly it is the learning curve that I can't seem to conquer. I've used it for quite awhile.

banacek
08-24-2014, 06:40 PM
An odds line is easy...a reasonably accurate one is the goal - very hard to accomplish.

thoroughbred
08-24-2014, 09:24 PM
Yes indeed...Your software works crisply and neatly.. It does exactly as you say. However, I personally have not had success with it in picking winners.... Possibly it is the learning curve that I can't seem to conquer. I've used it for quite awhile.

Just the other day you challenged me to pick a winner for you, on another Forum, and using CompuTrak I provided one, and it paid a nice price. We are always available to help in any learning.
We have had good response to our free version at www.revelationprofits.com

Thanks for your noting that the program operates well. Appreciated.

JJMartin
08-24-2014, 09:30 PM
Just the other day you challenged me to pick a winner for you, on another Forum, and using CompuTrak I provided one, and it paid a nice price. We are always available to help in any learning.
We have had good response to our free version at www.revelationprofits.com (http://www.revelationprofits.com)

Thanks for your noting that the program operates well. Appreciated.

Excellent, then you should take part in the BB contest being suggested in another thread. Sounds like your program would be a good fit.

Flysofree
08-25-2014, 07:06 AM
Just the other day you challenged me to pick a winner for you, on another Forum, and using CompuTrak I provided one, and it paid a nice price. We are always available to help in any learning.
We have had good response to our free version at www.revelationprofits.com

Thanks for your noting that the program operates well. Appreciated.
Just one example that puzzles me is: "Surface Restriction" The default setting is to use this..(keep a check in the box). When, if ever, do you suggest NOT to use the Surface Restriction?

thoroughbred
08-25-2014, 11:37 AM
Just one example that puzzles me is: "Surface Restriction" The default setting is to use this..(keep a check in the box). When, if ever, do you suggest NOT to use the Surface Restriction?

Testing showed, not surprisingly, that the best results are obtained when pacelines are considered that more closely resemble "todays" race, e.g., the same surface. When the surface restriction is on, the Oddsline report is based on such.

This feature is similar to the other option that allows you to choose to only include pacelines that are within a specified distance, that you can choose, of todays race.

There are times when a handicapper would like to see data where the examined pacelines include races with the other surface than todays. The Oddsline report, when the surface restriction is removed, will include such pacelines, and in the columns showing the paceline race distances, A "T" or a "D", (Turf or Dirt), will appear to alert you that the paceline surface is other than that of todays race.

Flysofree
08-25-2014, 12:36 PM
Testing showed, not surprisingly, that the best results are obtained when pacelines are considered that more closely resemble "todays" race, e.g., the same surface. When the surface restriction is on, the Oddsline report is based on such.

This feature is similar to the other option that allows you to choose to only include pacelines that are within a specified distance, that you can choose, of todays race.

There are times when a handicapper would like to see data where the examined pacelines include races with the other surface than todays. The Oddsline report, when the surface restriction is removed, will include such pacelines, and in the columns showing the paceline race distances, A "T" or a "D", (Turf or Dirt), will appear to alert you that the paceline surface is other than that of todays race.
And did that testing also show that the last race distance should be within 1 furlong of today's distance? I'd like to know the % figures of 2or 3or more furlongs difference as the program offers up to 18 furlongs difference.

Dave Schwartz
08-25-2014, 02:11 PM
to show an odds line that is acceptable for placing a win bet... That's the key to winning in my opinion. It also needs to have a scratch section which would or could change the odds lines.

This one is easy.

Estimating what the FINAL odds will be: that is a bit more difficult.

thoroughbred
08-25-2014, 03:12 PM
And did that testing also show that the last race distance should be within 1 furlong of today's distance? I'd like to know the % figures of 2or 3or more furlongs difference as the program offers up to 18 furlongs difference.

Think of it this way:
1.- Use the default values for your handicapping.
2.- Use the choices away from the defaults when you are seeking "outlier" types of info, or when most of the horses pacelines are a bit more different from 1 furlong from todays race. An "outlier" example would be something like this: Todays race is a short sprint, and a few of the horses only ran long routes. Not a great race to handicap, of course, but you still might want to see the info for the pacelines of the long route races. The 18 furlong distance was chosen just to include the possible rarer distance differences, not the usual.