XB Grades

Make Your Picks Better


The XB Grades suite of products employs sophisticated algorithms to identify horses that have been running better, or worse, than their past performances indicate. Purchase the daily Upgrades & Downgrades Report or the weekly Xtreme Race Report to help you make better, more profitable wagers at your favorite tracks.

Upgrades & Downgrades
Xtreme Race Report

Upgrades & Downgrades Report


The Upgrades & Downgrades Report is a daily summary of horses that our team of experts has "upgraded" or "downgraded" based on the bias and flow metrics of their past races. Some races or tracks favor speed horses, while others favor closers. Many fall somewhere in between. The Upgrades & Downgrades Report identifies horses that have been running in races that may have significantly aided or hindered them. Examples include:

  • A speed horse that has been running in races where the track or race flow favored closers would be considered an "upgrade." Circumstances haven’t been in the favor of late, but that may change this time out.
  • A closer that has been running in races where the track or race flow favored speed horses would be considered an "upgrade." Races simply haven’t been setting up well for them lately.
  • A speed horse that has been running in races where the track or race flow favored speed horses would be considered a ‘downgrade.’ Everything has been going their way lately and that is due to change.

With up to 3 tracks featured in each day’s report, you can infuse this information into races you were planning to handicap anyway.

Bold upgrades and downgrades indicate horses that have been running in extremely favorable or unfavorable races based on a horse’s running style.

Be sure to check out our Daily Picks page for a free "Upgrade of the Day," available each day the XB Grades Upgrades & Downgrades Report is available in our Pro Shop.

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* Upgrades & Downgrades Reports are available in the Pro Shop Friday through Sunday, and are also available on Holiday Mondays and each day Del Mar, Saratoga and Keeneland race.

Xtreme Race Report


The Xtreme Race Report is a weekly report of races in the past 90 days that were extremely favorable or unfavorable to speed horses or closers. Released each Tuesday, this report is an integral tool for handicappers looking to identify horses that were compromised, or aided, by race flow and track bias.

Metrics introduced in this report are:

BIAS: BIAS figures identify whether a racing surface favored speed or closers on a particular racing day.
FLOW: FLOW figures identify whether a race favored speed or closers.
BL12: Indicates the number of lengths the winner of a race was behind the leader at the first two points of call.
Closer Favorability Ratio (CFR): CFR combines BIAS and FLOW figures to indicate whether a race favored speed, closers or if the race played ‘fairly.’

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