To know exactly what Postdata in horse race betting is all about, visit the web site of Racing Post, which is dedicated exclusively to horse race betting. In the web site, you will find a number of tabs arranged in table format alongside each other. Those tabs from left to right namely are Racing Home, Card, Stats, Spotlights, Commentary and Result. Locate the Postdata tab on this table and click on it. You will find that the tab displays information about your race card. The same is shown in chart for your easy reference and understanding as below.
You may see, a Postdata section contains a number of columns. Those columns are RPR, TS, OR, HORSE, TRAINER FORM, GOING, DIST, COURSE, DRAW, ABILITY and RECENT FORM.The table helps you save time while you are assessing a horse's ability comparing it with other horses. The table even enables you to find out visible negatives against favourite horse. Information below will give you description of each column contained in the Postdata section in the order they appear.
- RPR: RPR, which is abbreviated for Racing Post Rating determines the rating for every individual horse. The RPR team compiles this data.
- TS: It stands for Top Speed. It is a speed rating as assumed by the Racing Post regarding each horse. The rating is calculated through making comparison of actual race timings. Greater rating refers to speed with which the horse ran.
- OR: This term stands for Official Rating. It is the odds-makers or handicapper's assessment related to each horse rating, which the British Horse Racing Board (BHB) compiles.
- HORSE: This column displays name of the horse.
- TRAINER FORM: This form displays signs such as one tick, two ticks, question mark (?), X and -. One tick indicates a trainer is in form. Two ticks mean a trainer is in high form. Question mark means that form of the trainer is questionable. X sign indicates a trainer is not in form. Lastly, - sign means a trainer did not have any runner two weeks back.
- GOING: This is the study of a horse's capability on forecast going. A single tick indicates a horse has affirmed his ability on going or likewise. Two ticks mean a horse has affirmed his ability on described going. Question mark (?) means a horse hasn't confirmed his capability on going. - sign indicates it is first race of a horse on a described going.
- DIST: This column is the analysis of how good a horse is in dealing with distance of a race. A single tick means the horse has reached confirmation form at a distance. Question mark indicates a horse hasn't confirmed form, and - sign indicates it is first time race of a horse at a particular distance.