How To Read A Formguide

 

Our form guides contain a wealth of information about the horses engaged in a race and their form in the lead-up to the event. Understanding this information is pivotal when deciding who to back with the TAB. This page explains the information within our form guides in an easy-to-use format. Simply hover your mouse over the highlighted areas for an explanation of what it is. You'll also find the same information detailed in the form guide key below, together with an explanation of the distance ranges used by each state.

2MELPARK MAJOR v
Fr2
BAY GELDING 5YRS
C13 M8
IRAKLIS - GOLDEN FORREST (FORREST SKIPPER USA)
DARK BLUE, LIGHT BLUE & RED STRIPES & SLEEVES
Breeder: D J Smith
Driver: AMY TUBBS  
Owner: D J Smith 
s111112s161212113 - 11121s
Trainer: ALAN TUBBS (Bacchus Marsh) 
Career: 49-22-14-4
LTS: $600,481
BMR: 1:54.9MS
TS: 5-4-1-0
LS: 15-10-3-1

Win: 45%
Place: 82%
Mobile: 49-22-14-4
Track: 19-8-4-2
DistRge: 35-14-11-2
BMRDistRge: 1:56.7MS
1-11 MVALLEY 04Oct08 2100MS (Good), $40000 20th Melton Plate (Grp 3) (4&5YO), Sr4 Amy Tubbs $2.60 fav, 4.2m, HFNK, 2nd EBONY GEM NZ Sr5, 3rd MISTER SWINGER Fr5, 1:56.7, 56.7 (30.6, 30.4, 28.7, 28.0) pre race swab, 3 wide middle, outside leader at bell, swabbed Video Replay
1-9 KILMORE 26Oct08 1690MS (Good), $20000 Mallia Popular Alm Sprint (M0 Or Better.), Fr4 Amy Tubbs $2.60, 1.2m, SHFHD, 2nd JAGGED KNIGHT Fr2, 3rd SMOKEN UP NZ Fr7, 1:55.5, 57.2 (28.8, 29.7, 29.9, 27.3) gate speed, 3 wide, three wide without cover at bell, swabbed Video Replay
1-9 MVALLEY 08Nov08 1609MS (Good), $50000 The Legends Mile (Group 2) (M1 Or Better.), Sr1 Amy Tubbs $2.40 fav, 3.9m, HFHD, 2nd DECORATED JASPER Sr3, 3rd BOLD CRUISER NZ Fr5, 1:54.9, 56.5 (28.1, 30.4, 28.8, 27.7) pre race swab, 3 wide and 1 back at bell, 3 wide late with trail, swabbed Video Replay
2-8 HDPARK 28Nov08 1760MS (Fast), $500000 Miracle Mile (FFA), Fr8 Amy Tubbs $8.10, btn HFNK, wnr DIVISIVE Fr5, 3rd MAKE ME SMILE Fr7, 1:56.0, 55.9 (30.6, 30.9, 28.1, 27.8) pre race swab, 800 metres, three wide without cover at bell, swabbed Video Replay
1-11 MVALLEY 20Dec08 2575MS (Good), $375000 Sew-Eurodrive Victoria Cup (M0 Or Better.), Fr1 Amy Tubbs $2.70 fav, 2.0m, HD, 2nd GOTTA GO CULLEN NZ Sr1, 3rd MISTER SWINGER Sr2, 1:55.8, 56.4 (28.7, 30.9, 28.1, 28.3) pre race swab, gate speed, led, leader at bell, swabbed Video Replay

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7 KARLSRUHE v
Fr7

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13-14 MVALLEY 07Feb09 3065SS (Good), $400000 Big6 Hunter Cup (M0 Or Better. DISC), FT Sr1 Nathan Jack $42.00, btn 51.2m, wnr MR FEELGOOD USA 10 Fr2, 2nd I AM SAM FT Fr4, 1:59.3, 57.0 (29.3, 28.9, 28.0, 29.0) pre race swab, began badly, last chance in draw, 5 back on the pegs at bell Video Replay

Form Guide Key

Form Guide Item Explanation
2 Number
MELPARK MAJOR Horse Name
v Denotes Vicbred Eligible
Fr2 Barrier Number: Fr=Front Row,
Sr=Second Row, Replaced by handicap
in stand starts: FT=front
BAY GELDING 5YRS Colour, Sex and Age
C13 M8 Class of Horse: C=Country Wins, M=Metro Wins
IRAKLIS - GOLDEN FORREST (FORREST SKIPPER USA) Sire-Dam (Broodmare Sire)
DARK BLUE, LIGHT BLUE & RED STRIPES & SLEEVES Colours worn by driver
s111112s161212113 - 11121s Figure form for last 2 seasons:
s=spell, -=end of season
Career: 49-22-14-4 Career record:
Starts-Wins-Seconds-Thirds
LTS: $600,481 Lifetime Stakemoney
BMR: 1:54.9MS Best winning mile rate at all distances (only includes races this horse has won)
TS: 5-4-1-0 This Season record:
Starts-Wins-Seconds-Thirds
LS: 15-10-3-1 Last Season record:
Starts-Wins-Seconds-Thirds
Win: 45% Win strike rate
Place: 82% Place strike rate
Mobile: 49-22-14-4 Record at start type:
Mobile=Mobile Start,
Stand=Stand Start
Track: 19-8-4-2 Record at this track
DistRge: 35-14-11-2 Record at this distance range. See below for a breakdown of the distance ranges.
BMRDistRge: 1:56.7MS Best winning mile rate at this distance range (only includes races this horse has won)
1-11 1st of 11 starters
MVALLEY 04Oct08 Track and date of meeting
2100MS Race distance and start type: MS=Mobile Start, SS=Stand Start
(Good) Track condition
Amy Tubbs Driver
$2.60 Tote starting price
4.2m, HFNK Margins 1st-2nd, 2nd-3rd
Video Replay Link to video replay for this race
$20000 Mallia Popular Alm Sprint Prizemoney value and name of race
(M0 Or Better.) Class of race
Fr4 Barrier: Sr=Second Row, Fr=Front Row. Handicap included here for stand starts
1:54.9, 56.5 (28.1, 30.4, 28.8, 27.7) Race Times: Mile Rate, and Last Half (800m) in bold. Last 4 quarters (400m splits) in brackets. Half and quarters shown in seconds
pre race swab, 3 wide and 1 back at bell, 3 wide late with trail, swabbed Stewards comments
DIVISIVE Fr5 Winner's name and barrier
btn 51.2m Distance behind winner
wnr MR FEELGOOD USA 10 Fr2, 2nd I AM SAM FT Fr4 Name, handicap and barrier of winner and 2nd placegetter

Distance Ranges

Distance ranges vary according to the state in which the race is being run. The distance ranges used by each of the states are shown below:

State(s) Distance Ranges
NSW
QLD
SA
TAS
VIC
1 metre to 1608 metres
1609 metres to 1800 metres
1801 metres to 2000 metres
2001 metres to 2300 metres
2301 metres to 2600 metres
2601 metres to 4999 metres
WA 1 metre to 1608 metres
1609 metres to 1609 metres
1610 metres to 1899 metres
1900 metres to 2299 metres
2300 metres to 2699 metres
2700 metres to 3099 metres
3100 metres to 3609 metres
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