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Peaking Race System

The most basic information supplied at any horse racing form in the world will be the horse's form. Form is simply the result of the 3 to 4 races the horse ran.

For Example: 0X624 BJ Leaps

The horse Joyjoy above came fourth at its last race, second at its second last race, sixth at its third last race, had a break from racing (as indicated by X) and came either 10 or above just before it took the break.

The Codes Explained, briefly:

Read the numbers and letters from right to left, with the first number or letter on the right being the result of the latest race and second number or letter on right being the result of the second most recent race, etc...

  • X - Means 'Spell' and simply means the horse took a break from racing
  • O - Means the horse came 10 or above in the race
  • F - Means the jockey fell in the race
  • 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 & 9 - Represents the position the horse finished the race

Peaking Race System Explained

Now that we know how to read form, let's plunge into discovering this system!

Look for horses that are peaking with form. We do this by glancing through the latest three starts a horse has had.

Here's what we are looking for - the horse must have come second and third in its last two starts therefore the last two form should look like this:

32 Horse's name

For its third last start the horse must have come either 4,5,6,7,8 or 9. We don't care what it came for its fourth start and onwards.

So we are looking for horses that have their last three starts looking like this:

432 or 532 or 632 or 732 or 832 or 932

Horses with the above form are simply peaking and will run very well. However there are many other variables that affect the outcome of a race so do not expect to win or place every time. But. if I were to use only form to select winners, this is exactly what I'd use. In fact if you glance through any form guide, you'll see a number of horses with form that's 321. These horses have already peaked and won but now will face tougher competition because of the recent win. This is why you have to get them just before they win i.e. when the last two digits of the form are 32.

Some have used variations of the Peaking Race System with exceptional results. They bet on horses with improving form over the last three starts, irrespective of whether the latest two numbers are 3 & 2. Example: 642, 863, 752, etc... How you end up using the system is entirely up to you! Experiment with the various combinations and stick to the ones that work best for you.

The Peaking Race System can also be used for gallops/flats, jumping events, harness racing and also greyhound racing.