The Power of the New Pace Top (11/6/14)

There were a total of nine New Pace Top (NPT) runners over three Breeders' Cup races on Saturday - the Juvenile, the Filly & Mare Sprint and the Sprint. Two of those three races were won by a horse with a NPT Form Cycle Pattern.

As defined in the legend, the NPT is when a horse runs its best 4F dirt Pace Figure of its entire career yet does not finish with a clear max final Pace Figure. One of the better indicators of future success, this runner is likely to run an improved, often times dramatically so, final Pace Figure in its next race.

Not only can this be seen with Take Charge Brandy, a 61-1 winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies and Work All Week, a 20-1 winner of the Breeders' Cup Sprint but important Grade I races such as the Belmont Stakes won by Tonalist at 9-1 and Travers Stakes Winner VE Day who went off at 19-1.

What makes the NPT so valuable is it finds runners who ran their fastest internal 4 furlong Pace Figure lifetime without their fastest finishing Pace Figure. Founder Cary Fotias (of Equiform, Predicteform's former name) analyzed150,000 races, and discovered there was a clear correlation between the horses who ran 4 furlongs fast and their final
Pace Figure the following race.

Fotias found that next start following a NPT performances, the runner was able to better distribute its energy (speed) and thus the dramatic improvement. Horse players using traditional past performances or one number speed figures are often times not able to sight these internal pace adjustments and thus the reason why we see double digit win prices on a daily basis. provides for FREE, a list of all Form Cycle Pattern Winners each day for every racetrack in an easy to search database. Check out the Win Pattern Page.


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How do I get started?
Visit the Learn tab on the navigation bar where you'll find the Legend and Pattern Guide. These two tools combined will give you the knowledge you need to use

The Legend helps to explain how best to read the Pace Figures. It clearly defines what every line, symbol and figure means.

The Pattern Guide highlights Form Cycle Patterns, a series of 12 symbols/abbreviations, each with its own definition. These patterns are the easiest and most effective way to evaluate what we can expect from a horse's future performance and expected form cycle.

Value Play Picks use the automated technology and process to evaluate every track and race as well as the team's analytical expertise, we can now rank every horse by its likelihood of winning the race and value (initially relative to morning line odds).
Value Play picks are included as part of all subscriptions and you can view now on the Free Race of the Day.

Blinker's Off - We have also published founder Cary Fotias' unabridged book on Form Cycle Analysis, available by chapter free to all who register.

Free Race of the Day – Every day, we will make available the Pace Figures and Value Play Picks for at least one race. Pace Figures are what subscribers, both in the Value Play Picks and the comprehensive "advanced" view, can see for every horse of every race at every track. Check out today's free race here.

Free Track of the Weekend - Each weekend (Fri. - Sun.), Predicteform will offer access to the Value Play Picks, Pace Figures and Form Cycle Patterns. Access to this data will provide new users an ability to follow along and learn how read, analyze and use the Predicteform technology.

Where can I see sample races?
Click here to read examples of the Pace Figures and Form Cycle Pattern Analysis for the 2016 Preakness Stakes. Many more race examples and other content has been made available within the Blog section of the site.

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