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JJMartin
12-05-2017, 01:36 PM
When there is a line underneath the date on a past performance, what is the range of days for a single line and for a double line?

jay68802
12-05-2017, 02:04 PM
Single line is 30-90 days from last race, double line is 90+ days from last race.

JohnGalt1
12-06-2017, 02:03 PM
Bris pp's uses 45 days as default lay off line.

In the pp generator, I changed the lay off line to 28 days, or 4 weeks. This worked well years ago.

Today with horses racing so seldom, recently I changed it to 35 days.

JJMartin
12-06-2017, 02:08 PM
Bris pp's uses 45 days as default lay off line.

In the pp generator, I changed the lay off line to 28 days, or 4 weeks. This worked well years ago.

Today with horses racing so seldom, recently I changed it to 35 days.

I see. Actually I am almost finished creating a recreation of the pp generator display in Excel. That is why I asked the question. There is a double line also and I think it may be for 365 days.

GMB@BP
12-06-2017, 02:28 PM
its almost counter to its intended use in todays game of long spacing to set that layoff line at 30 days, I like it at 60 days, or even 90 to actually tell myself to look this horse was laid off. Now at the smaller tracks, I can see it being a bit shorter at like 45 days.

JohnGalt1
12-06-2017, 03:28 PM
I asked myself this question a few years ago after a few horses off long layoffs beat me, or won a race I didn't bet--Can a horse like this be compared to a first time starter?

I looked up the ratings for first time starters in Bris's Sire stats book for horses off 6+ months. I only used the sire, not the dam's sire like I do for firsters or first on turf.

Horse that had A and B ratings did win more of long layoffs.

A horse at Penn, which was a long time ago since I haven't played there in years, won a 30-1 after almost a year off. It had one race won in slow time. The breeding was a an A.

I do not use this as a stand alone, i.e. bet all A's and B's.

I want a decent trainer with long layoffs and workouts to prove fitness, and maybe the horse had long lay off in the pp's to see how it did, or if 10 or fewer races, how did it do in it's debut, though I don't hold a first bad as too negative.

I still use 6 months since it's more than a freshening, if one wanted to use 9 or 12 months it might be even more valuable, and have fewer horses to look up.