Using POST VARIANT TIMES on Stat Force
This is a great statistic because it supplies highly useful information that nobody else is likely to have. This statistic uses the entire lifetime past performance lines from this track for each greyhound. We do this because
we are going to use only those lines where the greyhound started from the same box he’s in today, or the box on either side of today’s box.
For example, if a greyhound is in the #6 box today, the POST VARIANT TIMES column on the Stat Force shows his variant-adjusted time average for only those races where he started from the #5, #6 and #7 boxes. If a greyhound is in the #1 box today, we use races from the #1 and #2 boxes. The same way, for the #8 runner today we would use his starts from the #7 and #8 boxes. This unique statistic shows you how each dog has done in the past when posted in the same (or nearly the same) position as he is in now.
For POST VARIANT TIMES statistic we widen it out to include the adjacent boxes because many greyhounds will have very few starts in this exact same box. Our experience with the post record column on the Stat Attack sheet confirms the benefit of this strategy.
If you are not familiar with our VARIANT-ADJUSTED TIMES statistic, here is how it is calculated. Each day the track may run a little fast or a little slow. Or sometimes if it is muddy, the track can run a lot slower! To fix this, we calculated an average winning time for each distance and grade combination at the track. After a card has been run, we go back and look at the winners’ times and compare them with our standards. From this we can determine if the track was fast or slow that day, and apply a correction factor to every time that was run by those greyhounds that day. These are then known as variant-adjusted times. You will find greyhounds overall VARIANT-ADJUSTED TIMES on our Stat Attack sheet.
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