The Tom Worth Workout Rating Table

Use this Table to assign a rating to workouts and to determine if a horse has earned the Fast Workout TIP (FWO), a tipoff from the Tom Worth TIPS Methodology and also found in the TIPS Update, a publication filled with over 80 angles, (also known as TIPS or tipoffs), and contender screens. You may also use it to find Single Sizzlers as described in Jon's most recent essay, posted on July 31, 2015.

The Tom Worth Workout Rating Table
3 furlongs 4 furlongs 5 furlongs 6 furlongs 7 furlongs  One Mile
T P T P T P T P T P T P
33 7 45 7 0:57 8 1:10 9 1:24 9 1:39 8
34 6 46 6 0:58 7 1:11 8 1:25 8 1:40 7
35 5  47  0:59 6 1:12 7 1:26 7 1:41 6
36 4 48 4 1:00 5 1:13 6 1:27 6 1:42 5
37 3 49 3 1:01 4 1:14 5 1:28 5 1:43 4
38 2 50 2 1:02 3 1:15 4 1:29 4 1:44 3
39 1 51 1 1:03 2 1:16 3 1:30 3 1:45

T = Time in seconds or minutes & seconds.     P = Points or Rating

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Important notes for using the Workout Table

1.  These point values are for “handily” works which are marked with an “h” in the Daily Racing Form.

2.  A “b” after the time in the DRF means breezily or breezing.  For a “b” workout deduct a full second, which is the same as adding a point.  For example, a 36b is the same as a 35h.

3.  Deduct a second (or add a point) for off tracks, (slow, muddy, heavy and sloppy).

4.  Deduct a second (or add a point) if “dogs up up” which would be marked “d” next to the time, OR if the workout was on the training track.

5.  Treat 351/5 and 352/5 seconds the same as 35.  Treat 353/5 seconds the same as 36.

6.  Deduct 2/5 of a second for workouts from gate, which would be marked “g” next to the time.

As we have noted in the TIPS Manual and in the pages of various issues of the TIPS Report, no one TIP is all-important, and the Fast Workout tipoff, (FWO), is no exception. The real value of the FWO, as with all the tipoffs, is most effectively only when considered along with other TIPS.

Know your tracks! You must know your tracks’ nuances and idiosyncrasies.  When I see a ‘5’ workout at a minor or medium league track where cheap horses run such as Penn National, I immediately take notice and reexamine this horse more closely.  However, if I see a horse with one ‘5’ workout at five furlongs at Turf Paradise, another small track where cheap horses also compete but where I often see workouts which rate a ‘5’ or ‘6’, generally I’m not too impressed unless I see another similar workout for the horse along with other TIPS.  So again, know the tracks you like to handicap!

Reference:  Parts 1, 17 & 19 pf the TIPS Manual, Jul/Aug 1995, Mar/Apr 1997, Jan/Feb 2000, Nov/Dec 2000, Jul/Aug 2001, Sept/Oct 2002, Sept/Oct 2003, Nov/Dec 2003, May/June 2004, Jul/Aug 2007, Nov/Dec 2007, and Jan/Feb 2008 TIPS Reports. Here is the info on how to order.

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