Posted: 3/13/2012 1:19:42 PM
Atlas, I wasn't accusing you of anything and you don't need to tell me about Speed Figures. I've studied them in depth, read Beyers books etc. I use them for certain things, one being when I'm looking for signs of improvement in a horse. Some people use them to throw horses out. Biggest problem with speed figures is that there isn't much value in them anymore especially the last race speed figure. Every dufus on earth has them. And speed figures don't take the pace of the race into account. So if you're not using pace figures along with speed figures it's a problem.
Here's a discussion between Mike Watchmaker and Steve Christ of the Daily Racing Form about Speed Figures.