The Speed Handicapper is a software that makes it easier to follow the handicapping methods of Charles Carroll, as outlined in his book Handicapping Speed.
The Speed Handicapper software was created by Charles Carroll himself, and unlike many other similar handicapper programs, Speed Handicapper is compatible with multiple data file formats and you can elect to obtain your data from various sources, including TSN, BRIS; Post Time Daily and Daily Racing Form.
Of course, this program is just an aid. It will not tell you how to be a successful handicapper. However, if you are familiar with handicapping in general and Charles Carroll’s methods in particular, The Speed Handicapper is a very useful tool that will save you a lot of time and help you streamline your decision process. We can recommend the program for a handicapper that likes to use speed figures and is familiar with the concept of form cycles.
How The Speed Handicapper software works
- When you start the software, you will see a screen where races are listed.
- Chose which race to open and click on the Open Selected Race icon to open it.
- Handicap information will be displayed for that race, including a concentrated version of past performance data for each horse. Each running line for a horse have a Carroll Speed Figure.
- Once speed ratings have been assigned, you can use the handy betting decision system to identify overlays. A Dutching decision model is available.
Important info about using The Speed Handicapper software
- The most recent running line is set as the default to be used. If you want to use another line, you can change it manually.
- Use the drop down menu to select each succeeding horse in the race.
About Handicapping Speed
Charles Carroll use the world records held by Thoroughbreds and Quarter horses at various distances as his baseline. According to Carroll, this is the most accurate measure of speed.
This puts Carroll in a somewhat opposing position towards Andrew Beyer, since Beyer chiefly use a speed figure based on par times and track variance.