Example 1: Study the Previous Races on the Race Card

Example used: Race 8 at Arlington on the 8 March 2013

To start let’s set the Grid Info to "LBH".

Now let’s baseline the runners on number 1, BREEZING THROUGH – as he is the favourite (picked up from Tabgold).

Hold your cursor on the grids of runs prior to this race for BREEZING THROUGH.

In this example the cursor on the most recent run already reveals a lot. BREEZING THROUGH had run against number 8, SEVEN NETWORK. Looking at the colours in the respective grids tells you SEVEN NETWORK (green) beat BREEZING THROUGH into second place (yellow) by half a length (0.50).

So assuming that BREEZING THROUGH will run well (as he is the favourite) we now know that SEVEN NETWORK will also run in the places.

The above is confirmed (in this example as not all cases are as clear cut as this) when placing the cursor on the earlier run for BREEZING THROUGH. Again SEVEN NETWORK (green) beat BREEZING THROUGH into second place (yellow); this time by 1.75 lengths.

The rest of the grids for BREEZING THROUGH don’t reveal too much so let’s continue our study with SEVEN NETWORK’s grids. The most recent race we already know so let’s move onto the earlier race. Hovering over this grid shows that SEVEN NETWORK had a previous run against ICY ZONE where ICY ZONE had come third and 2.25 lengths behind the winner (in this case SEVEN NETWORK). So ICY ZONE is also a good contender for a place.

Moving onto the next previous grid reveals that TALL SHIP wins and beats SEVEN NETWORK into third place.

Just this quick study tells us that the following horses will likely be in the top places:

Now to get the correct placing of these horses will require more study which we will cover in other methods. However, you could try these in a quartet and trifecta and you will likely be in the money.


Review after the horse have run

Reviewing the actual results after the race had run and we get the following:

Wow. We got our quartet!

Please note that not all races will be as straight forward as this one and we do recommend some additional study. However, the above example is a very good one to learn from. Fortunately, there are enough similar cases that this one method can help you along quite a long way.

Note: If you study Formgrids a lot you will find many other cases as good as this one.

But, keep in mind, this is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of how Formgrids can be used.


Created: 2015-02-10 Revised: ~