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The camera charts include leger and finish photos of all races and detailed race results.
Leger photographs are now taken at the 300m at all four Sydney racetracks.
In Melbourne the leger is shown as as the 400m.
Reading the detailed results in Sportsman you will find:
1. the race number, name of race and distance.
2. the prizemoney value of the race, class and limit weight.
3. the starting price of each runner is shown in the first column of results.
4. the horse name
5. weight carried.
8. position in running (as supplied by AAP) at the 800m.
9. position in running (as supplied by AAP) at the 400m.
10. official finishing position.
11. margin from the winner.
Sportsman then includes official margins, time, sectional times, course and class records, breeding and trainers of the placegettersm fluctuations, stewards reports.
Under each photo is a space for your own notes. This is especially useful for people combining video watching with the photos.
For the majority of race meetings Sportsman gives punters nine latest runs and four early career wins.
Spells are clearly indicated in the detailed form.
Sportsman also includes owners, age and breeding, trainers, colours and career statistics for all horses.
A breakdown of course and distance statistics and also first and second up performances are highlighted.
In addition Sportsman also publishes win and place percentages for each runner.
Looking at a specific detailed form item here is what you would normally find:
1. the placing your horse has achieved (eg. SIXTH).
2. the date the race was run (eg. Jan9/99).
3. margin from the winner (eg. 5.3 lens).
4. venue of the run (eg. Randwick).
5. name of the race (eg: Sportsman Handicap).
6. class of the race (eg: Class 6).
7. dollar value of the race, shown in thousands (eg $34).
8. distance of the race (eg 1600m).
9. weight carried by your horse (eg. 53kgs).
10. jockey who rode your horse and the barrier position from which your horse started (eg: R S Dye 1).
11. the number of starters in the race (eg. 13 strs).
12. the limit weight of the race (eg. Lim 52kgs).
13. the overall time for the race (eg. 1.37.20).
14. sectional times (where supplied) (eg. (last 600m: 36.54)..
15. track condition (eg. good).
16. betting fluctuations (eg. 2/1, 9/4, 7/4).
17. placed horses and weights (eg. Glory Run 54 1).
18. position in running (where available) (eg. 6th 800m, 7th turn).
19. stewards' reports (where available) (eg. checked 1200m. Shifted in at 200m. Blocked for run).
Sportsman also publishes official trails as form items for all unraced two-year-olds.
A sample of the form layout appears below.
Race-by-race analysis has been compiled by our team of experts after close examination of the detailed form.
It represents a summary of the top four chances in each event.
Punters will find form analysis a quick and easy way to cut down the possibilities of each race.
Used in conjunction with Class Factor and Speed And Fitness it is a sure-fire way to punting success.
Where to look: You'll find Form Analysis in the centre liftout section of Sportsman with Chartform.
Class Factor provides punters with an easy-to-read summary of which horses are rising and dropping in class on their latest outing.
Sportsman considers this a vital service for punters trying to establish whether horses are graded to win.
This is your key to discovering how races will be run and is a vital clue to winning more often.
Speed data will tell you at-a-glance which horse is likely to lead, which races handy to the pace and which will get back in the field.
If there are no leaders shown, you can assume there will be no early pace.
Speed data is obtained from past performances and barrier trial efforts (for unraced runners).
Used in conjunction with form analysis and class factor, Speed and Fitness will provide you with the
The trackwork times are supplied to Sportsman each week by a dedicated band of clockers.
Where available they also supply sectional times for gallops.
Sportsman includes Star Workers for each session and provides track columns to highlight coming winners.
Chartform provides several winning features including average win and place percentages, average prizemoney per start and the number of days since the last run.
It also includes a breakdown of track and distance statistics and stats for varying track conditions.
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