OptixGRID: A Fully Integrative Past-Performance Platform

Part III of The Future of Handicapping (OptixEQ)

While OptixNOTES can be viewed in a standalone format, you can also view the OptixNOTES information as part of a more detailed past-performance platform in OptixGRID, which also includes plenty of other proprietary data fields as well as traditional past-performance information (like odds, finish position, fractional times, etc.). OptixGRID also includes a unique speed-figure rating called OptixFIG, which helps players assess whether a horse is even fast enough to be competitive in a given race.

To help you process the information available in OptixGRID, the OptixEQ team has made this past-performance matrix fully interactive; in other words, players can sort and filter the data however they’d like. For instance, if you just want to see a horse’s turf races, you could easily filter the surface column to show only the turf races. Let’s say you wanted to view the field in order of the fastest OptixFIGs, then you would simply sort the OptixFIG column in descending order. No other past-performance platform has the functionality to manipulate the data in such a unique and personal way.

The OptixGRID looks like an expanded version of the OptixNOTES platform, including all of the traditional past-performance data as well as several proprietary fields unique to OptixEQ. To learn more about OptixGRID, you can view the instructional video and documentation here: https://www.optixeq.com/?products=optixgrid#doc.

 

OptixFIGs

As part of its integrative platform, the OptixEQ product includes its own proprietary speed figures along with its past-performances in OptixGRID. We thought it would be interesting to show you a list of the OptixFIGs for this year’s Kentucky Derby prep races as a point of reference.

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Is It Worth It?

As you can see, OptixEQ has all of the traditional handicapping elements covered in its fully integrative platform, but it puts a new spin on how players can analyze and interpret a race. Who has time to spend hours poring over raw data in an old-school past-performance product when you can get the same information—and so much more—distilled for you in an easily accessible and visual way?

Once you start using OptixEQ, you will never want to handicap a horse race in the traditional way again. The information here is too good and too valuable that you’ll feel the need to use it on a daily basis. Whether you’re an avid cash player who plays multiple tracks or a contest player who has to handicap fifteen mandatory races, you’ll find that the information available in OptixEQ will give you an edge over the competition—and it will save you so much mental energy that you will find yourself making better decisions and wagering much more smartly and efficiently throughout the day.

And the best part is: OptixEQ is eminently affordable. Daily packages start from as low as $10 a day, while a full monthly package (which includes OptixPLOT, OptixNOTES, and OptixGRID for all available tracks) only costs $180 (which is essentially just $6 a day). There are way more expensive products on the market—and none of them deliver what OptixEQ can in terms of sheer data, handicapping proficiency, and racing analytics.

Simply put, OptixEQ is the future of handicapping.

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OptixNOTES: Trip Handicapping in the 21st Century

Part II of The Future of Handicapping (OptixEQ)

While OptixPLOT will give you an excellent overview of the race shape, race flow, and pace dynamics of the race, helping you choose which races offer the best opportunities, OptixNOTES will help take your handicapping into the 21st century.

OptixNOTES is a proprietary trip-handicapping past-performance platform that includes performance ratings, trip descriptors, and form projections (along with detailed extended comments) from the OptixEQ team of expert handicappers. Think of them as past-performance grades and trip descriptions that can help you better understand and predict a horse’s current and future form.

OptixNOTES are available for most of the major tracks on the major circuits, and they are an incredibly valuable tool when it comes to assessing a horse’s chances of winning a race. Since watching replays is incredibly time-consuming—and sometimes fruitless if you really don’t know what you are looking for or how to use that information—the OptixEQ team does all of the work for you, grading a horse’s previous trip/performance while also commenting on that trip and sometimes even projecting where that horse might be headed in the future.

The other cool thing about this platform is that it’s vibrant—everything is color-coded for easy readability. Positive attributes are green while negative ones are red.

Here are the OptixNOTES for Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, including one of the extended comments from his Monmouth race:

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This type of trip-handicapping data is available for several tracks on the major circuits, giving handicappers a massive edge when it comes to assessing a horse’s form.

For more information on how to use OptixNOTES, visit the product information page at: https://www.optixeq.com/?products=optixnotes#doc.

Tomorrow in the conclusion, Part III, we take a look at OptixGRID as well as the OptixFIGS for all of the Kentucky Derby preps.

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OptixEQ: The Future of Handicapping – Part I

It’s an exciting time to be a horseplayer with a wealth of data and information available for whichever handicapping tools fit your needs. But in this information age of big data, sports analytics, and high-level algorithmic approaches to gambling, the horse-racing industry has lagged far behind—until now. Enter OptixEQ, an equine analytics handicapping platform that is sure to take your game to the next level.

OptixEQ is a brand-new, unique handicapping package that presents relevant data in a dynamic, integrative, and multidimensional way. All of the elements of traditional handicapping are factored in—i.e., class, form, speed, and pace—but the data is combined into a platform that is more in line with the statistical analysis done at the highest levels of professional sports, fantasy sports, and gaming—and that is because the team behind OptixEQ consists of full-time horseplayers with backgrounds in statistical modeling and software development.

OptixEQ was designed for horseplayers by horseplayers with the sole purpose of creating a handicapping product that would save players countless hours of having to study the Form, do pace analysis, create speed figures, and watch replays. This vision has been realized in OptixEQ, which integrates all of these handicapping elements in a visually dynamic way.

The OptixEQ platform consists of three major components: OptixPLOT, OptixNOTES, and OptixGRID.

 

OptixPLOT: Not Your Grandfather’s Pace Analyzer

The old adage, “Pace makes the race,” will take on a whole new meaning once you start using OptixPLOT, the new gold-standard when it comes to high-level pace analysis. OptixPLOT is a multidimensional, data-visualization tool that allows horseplayers to instantly assess the pace dynamics of a race, while at the same time, accurately portraying the overall shape of the race, so that users can easily isolate lone-frontrunners, strong closers, or tactical stalk-and-pounce types.

The purpose of the OptixPLOT is to give horseplayers a true sense of how the race will be run based on the relative early speed, pace velocity, and finishing ability of the horses in the race. Horses show up on the graph where they are expected to be at the first and second calls, while their finishing ability is represented geometrically, thus creating a multidimensional display of the most sophisticated pace analyzer available to handicappers.

The OptixPLOT can also be changed using a horse’s recency or “today’s” surface and/or distance parameters.

Here are three different OptixPLOTs, showcasing three key running styles: lone-frontrunners, deep closers, and stalk-and-pounce types (note: the larger the square, the stronger the finishing ability of the horse):

Lone-Frontrunners:

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Deep Closers:

OptixEQ-DeepCloser-ver

 

Stalk-and Pounce Types:
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For more information on how to interpret OptixPLOT, you can watch the videos and read the FAQ on the product information page here.

But there’s  more to OptixEQ.  Tomorrow we take a look at OptixEQ Notes.