Vinnie has been producing performance rating sheets for himself and small circle of friends/clients for years now and, quite honestly, is one of the few racing pros we know who derives his entire income from a betting on the thoroughbreds.
He has no business income to depend on; he’s too young to collect social security and never inherited a dime. He simply focuses on his performance sheets and plays the races for a profit.
Now while Vinnie may not have quite reached ‘geezer’ age, he nonetheless recently decided that he was getting up close enough to where the daily grind of preparing the sheets was becoming a bit too much.
Now we’ve known Vinnie for years and Len had suggested to him a number of times that he should at least wade into the world of software handicapping. He had politely declined saying that he enjoyed the ‘hands on’ approach.
So Vinnie made the call and he and Len made plans to do several ‘sit down’ sessions to convert the Sheet methodology into modern software technology.
**Not an easy task, to say the least, especially when trying to program Vinnie’s many innovations, like the marvelous HR Factor, the incredibly accurate Speed Index Integrator and the surprisingly profitable Negative Regression Theory.**
But now, in its finished state, the program is truly a piece of software handicapping art.
>>And now, with just a couple clicks of your mouse, you too can enjoy Vinnie’s very accurate and profitable Sheets in a versatile software layout.
>>Vinnie has always been a strong believer in ‘Power Ratings’, I.e., ratings that measure ‘total performance’ rather than just final speed.
If speed was all there was to a horserace then the horse with the highest speed rating would win a whole lot more often than the @28% national average (stats based on 6-year study of % of winners that go into a race with the highest three-race average degree speed rating – ties not included).
A more accurate way to gauge a potential winner is to analyze a combination of pace via interior fractions, turn times, final fraction, velocity, etc.
This information will determine which horse(s) have an advantage in relation to today’s projected race ‘shape’: which is determined by computer models based on how races at today’s distance and class have played out given various pace factors, i.e., lone speed; number of ‘early’ runners and/or pressers, etc.