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Forum: Off Topic - General 11-22-2022, 08:49 PM
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Posted By MJC922
I'd have to have this at or near the top. ...

I'd have to have this at or near the top.

https://youtu.be/PH0K6ojmGZA
Forum: Handicapping Library 11-20-2022, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 954
Posted By MJC922
Yea I'm not sure why there hasn't been a release...

Yea I'm not sure why there hasn't been a release to paperback.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-20-2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,974
Posted By MJC922
I agree, I too liked his first book quite a bit...

I agree, I too liked his first book quite a bit and mentioned it somewhere. It was right around 2000 after the Horseplayer mag interview, he reached out to me and we exchanged a few emails. I had the...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-18-2022, 11:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,629
Posted By MJC922
Flightline is an aberration. Do you remember the...

Flightline is an aberration. Do you remember the end of close encounters, when that ship opens up and beings walk off that ramp? To me this was the racehorse equivalent of it.

At 12 furlongs I'd...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-18-2022, 06:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,974
Posted By MJC922
Very sorry to hear this. RIP

Very sorry to hear this. RIP
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 11-17-2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,343
Posted By MJC922
A couple of different ways come to mind. For...

A couple of different ways come to mind. For example with the first three factors of class, speed and consistency you could take the rank approach similar to the first example spreadsheet with a 1-4...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 11-14-2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,343
Posted By MJC922
You aren't really asking anything if you do that,...

You aren't really asking anything if you do that, you're telling... If you put a 1 in G2 you're saying I (Classhandicapper) believe a 1.00 should be the point value of the horse with the fastest FR1...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 11-14-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,343
Posted By MJC922
I suspect you don't have it installed. The sheet...

I suspect you don't have it installed. The sheet would react that way whether you have the Solver add-in installed or not. If you go to the File tab > Options > Add-ins you should see 'Active...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 11-14-2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,343
Posted By MJC922
No worries, that's fine. Just set them all back...

No worries, that's fine. Just set them all back to zero manually. Then keep in mind you have to have the Solver add-in installed. That's included with Excel but needs to be enabled first. Once...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 11-11-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,343
Posted By MJC922
Yea it's probably difficult for most folks to...

Yea it's probably difficult for most folks to wrap their head around initially but after a while it sinks in and then it's not too bad. In this example it's just four factors that I put into the...
Forum: Handicapping Software 11-10-2022, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By MJC922
Looks good. Welcome back to PaceAdvantage.

Looks good. Welcome back to PaceAdvantage.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-09-2022, 07:09 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 41,940
Posted By MJC922
I'm laser focused on his last two races, in...

I'm laser focused on his last two races, in particular this last race. I understand before the last race people including myself who wanted to see more from such a lightly raced horse but after...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-08-2022, 09:55 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 41,940
Posted By MJC922
IMO tough as it relates to horses is mostly about...

IMO tough as it relates to horses is mostly about pace. How much faster of a pace does he need to track under a hold and then engulf before he gets a blessing? At a certain point when something...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-06-2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 41,940
Posted By MJC922
Let me put it to you this way. If you put him in...

Let me put it to you this way. If you put him in a match race with Secretariat I'd want even money on either one and might take the bait on either one at that number, however I wouldn't feel really...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 11-06-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,343
Posted By MJC922
Correct, this is not a template that you can just...

Correct, this is not a template that you can just import your data into. This is only a simple demonstration of how solver can be setup to do some things with handicapping data.
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 11-04-2022, 09:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,343
Posted By MJC922
I have an example all set to upload based upon...

I have an example all set to upload based upon your data. Are the moderators ok with it? Mike, CJ? Let me know, I don't want to violate any rules by doing it.
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 11-03-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,343
Posted By MJC922
Email it if it's allowed. I don't know what...

Email it if it's allowed. I don't know what restrictions are in play tbh. What I outlined in the handful of 'fields' for a csv doesn't seem as if it goes beyond the realm of basic historical info; ...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 11-03-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,343
Posted By MJC922
Joe are you planning to provide a file for me to...

Joe are you planning to provide a file for me to work with as an example?

I would say something like this would be sufficient just for kicks:
date,track,racenum,horse, then whatever ratings you...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 11-02-2022, 09:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,343
Posted By MJC922
I guess I could try to do something with that. ...

I guess I could try to do something with that. Just for an example.
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 11-02-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,343
Posted By MJC922
I'm not familiar with what you're using for files...

I'm not familiar with what you're using for files or a database. If you can post a csv file I might be able to look at it and then post some basic example. I can't post my own stuff because there's...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 10-30-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,343
Posted By MJC922
I'm a huge fan of access but my primary db did...

I'm a huge fan of access but my primary db did outgrow it. I think there's a 2GB limit on the size of the db so when I reached that point I migrated to SQL server on the back end. I still use Access...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 10-23-2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,712
Posted By MJC922
I think you're talking about handicapping today's...

I think you're talking about handicapping today's race and I'm talking about assessing the impact of energy distribution in a previous race. In theory if I'm carrying forward more accurate data from...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 10-23-2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,712
Posted By MJC922
The way I was dealing with it when I was using...

The way I was dealing with it when I was using time comes down to what are the average internal fractions for a specific final time, distance and surface. When you have that, now working backward...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 10-22-2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,712
Posted By MJC922
Well said.

Well said.
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 10-22-2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,751
Posted By MJC922
Again 7/5 in the final DD probables matrix from...

Again 7/5 in the final DD probables matrix from the prev race, went off at even money, two ticks difference. Really nothing to see here if people have the time to calculate it. To pull the trigger...
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