How Fractional Charting Is different

How do you compare a horse’s past performance and translate that to today’s race when they are moving to a different track, distance, surface, and/or class? Then try and take that information and compare it with all the other horses in the race which may also be moving tracks, distances and surfaces and class. Its’ virtually impossible without normalizing those past performances to today’s race track distance, surface and class by converting that data utilizing very specific and accurate track pars and variants.  Fractional Charting is a new easy way to visual the pace of the race regardless of what track, surface, distance, and class the horses have run prior to today’s race.

Plotting and studying times from previous performances is a basic part of handicapping.  Professional handicappers have been making these types of projected numbers for years to help them uncover hidden value, overlooked long-shots, potential pace scenarios and race shapes.  Unlike traditional past performances, Fractional Charting’s projected datalines makes it easy to visualize how the race will unfold by taking the guess work out of trying to estimate pace scenarios and determining which horses will benefit from it.  No other handicapping product gives you this type of insightful information.


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Projected Running Lines

Fractional Charting is the only handicapping product that gives you projected interior, final and closing times along with an average expected time for each race making it easier to compare how a horse is expected to perform in today’s race.  All of the times listed in Fractional Charting are projections of how each horse will likely perform in today’s race.

For over 45 years Fractional Charting has been fine tuning our par-time-by-class standard that takes into account the subtle differences among race tracks across the country.  Unlike other products that give you the actual times the horse ran at each point of call we have simplified the process of comparing past performances by providing times that have already been normalized to reflect today’s race conditions.  This makes it easier to compare past performances even if the horses are moving tracks, distances, surface and/or class.

The how to use image to the right gives you an overview of the different features included in every Fractional Charting.  You can also download the printable how to use guide here.


Proven Methodology to Create Fractional Charting

Through the use of sophisticated algorithms and a robust database utilizing proprietary track pars, track variants and class levels Fractional Charting has done the number crunching for you giving you more time to spend on handicapping.

Using proven strategies and methods, Fractional Charting’s projected numbers are created using our proprietary algorithms and a powerful database which allows us to generate the most accurate projected times possible.  The process begins with our expert handicappers reviewing every past performance for each horse entered in the race.  They then select the most relevant past performance for today’s race taking into consideration the horses performance throughout the race, past race tracks, distances, surface, performance cycles, changes in equipment, riders, and trainers and any other factor that might be relevant in the horses performance in today’s race.  Once the past performance is selected it will then be normalized by our databases to reflect projected running times for today’s race conditions.  This is done using our proven par-time-by-class standard which takes into account track pars, track variants and class levels that we have established for every track we cover.  The results are projected times for each horse which have been “normalized” to today’s race conditions taking into account the subtle differences among race tracks across the country.