Finding More Winners Using GeeGeez Gold

Finding More Winners Using GeeGeez Gold

If you are not using GeeGeez Gold for your horse racing analysis, you are seriously missing out. Other packages like Proform will cost you over £1200 a year – yes, a year(!), compared to the equally feature-rich and far more user-friendly GeeGeez Gold at £297 a year, with the first month trial only £1. That will save you close to £1000 a year, enough for a decent betting bank.

You can build systems and customise your own ratings as you please, GeeGeez also included Racing Post RPR and Topspeed figures alongside Peter May's Speed figures. Matt at GeeGeez is constantly adding new functionality and records detailed and informative videos detailing how to get the best out of the software.

Yesterday at York, you could have found 2 well-backed winners with FIRST ELEVEN (available at 11/2 early on) and SPACE BLUES (available at 7/1 the previous evening) simply by looking at the breeding (they both had the best sire stats in their respective races) and the trainer/jockey form recently, at the course and the Trainer/Jockey Combo figures (screenshots below). As well as a few other pointers like First Eleven dropping in class (down arrow) and Charlie Appleby's record with first-time handicappers, evidenced by the HC pointer.

I prefer to compare all the stats of all runners in a race, but for those looking for a quick selection – these highlighted positives are a real time-saver, and money saver – along with the Instant Expert, PACE and DRAW data. You can perform as much, or as little analysis, as you like – depending on how much time you have available to you.

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Flat Racing – Where, and When, the Draw Actually Matters

Flat Racing – Where, and When, the Draw Actually Matters

The result of the 2000 Guineas produced quite a few tweets from supposed ‘experts' about their being a track bias, simply because the first 2 home were drawn 17 and 19 in a 19-runner race. It was another great example of recency bias, with people overreacting to a recent event, or not backing the winner, or perhaps both. There was actually no ‘rail' or ‘track' bias in that race. The first two home simply tracked the leader into the final furlong, Shine So Bright, ridden by a jockey who loves to ride prominently in Silvestre De Sousa, as pointed out in this excellent Jockey Pace Profiles article on GeeGeez by Dave Renham.

The winner was also a Group 1 winning colt, well-bred, from a stable who can farm this race, who raced up with the pace. The fact is that the 3rd, 4th and 5th were drawn 3-1-5. Some people poo-pooed the form, simply because the 2nd was low on official ratings, however these ratings are based on a limited number of runs most of the time, horses can improve markedly from 2 to 3 and people are swayed by the below-par performance of horses prominent in the market, notably the favourite Ten Sovereigns who is bred for speed and was a crazy price simply based on that alone. I expect her to drop back in trip.

The ‘bias theory' was blown out of the water by the next day's 1000 Guineas where the first 5 were drawn 4-8-6-7-1 and the Group-winner made virtually all, again those drawn low benefiting this time from being where the pace was throughout. I actually backed Just Wonderful based on stats, breeding and her run can be marked up, after missing the break, being given a lot to do, wandering, running green and being closest at the finish from stall 15. She will be of interest in the Oaks, although that awkward head carriage and wandering would be a concern, headgear may help.

I largely discount the draw and pace from most of my pre-race analysis, apart from getting a sense of how a race ‘may' be run but here is the thing, a bit like stock-market trading, past performance is no guarantee of future success. Front-runners can blow the start, particularly in sprint races, riding instructions and style of jockey can change race to race and we can never tell how even, or uneven, a tracks watering policy is.

There are far more relevant stats like breeding, trainer course and recent form, jockey style and the horse's suitability to conditions, course, going, distance, class that are far more important to examine than the actual draw itself, which is more chaotic and cannot be accurately predicted, apart from by a few ‘experts' or ‘sectional analysts' AFTER the event, which is of no use in the future as every race is a unique event with different horses, course configurations, going, trainer form varies etc etc.

Some of my best returns over the years have come on supposedly ‘badly' drawn horses who have more in their favour and what turns out to be a ‘bad' or ‘good' draw pre-race is actually no such thing if the pace is favoured where your selection is running – that cannot be accurately predicted so it's best avoided in most race analysis.

There are of course a few exceptions…

CHESTER 5f SPRINTS

Perfect timing for this analysis with Chester May festival starting this week.

Low draws in Chester 5f sprints are often considered gold dust, however, the market has caught onto this anomoly and I believe a lot of runners from Stall 1 in sprints at Chester, either don't have a front-running profile to take advantage of this ‘actual' bias, or simply blow the start.

Backing Stall 1 blindly in 5f sprints with 6+ runners at Chester is a road to the poor house as you can see from this chart from the excellent GeeGeez Gold Query Tool -:

Now, if we look at stall 2 at Chester in 5 sprints we can see things are a little different, perhaps able to sit in just behind the pace, or get to the front over Stall1. The overall strike-rate is better and they are profitable, although the last 2 years have seen a reduction in profitability.

Let's take a look at the actual record of Stall 1 and Stall 2 in 5F sprints since 2009, focusing on the GeeGeez pace scores.

We can see that front-runners that produce a pace score of 4.00 at Chester from both stall 1 and stall 2 are highly profitable.

First the pace figures of stall 1 and we can see that those that make all have a 36% strike-rate with a +43pts profit, ROI of 86% and an A/E of 1.62 indicating that they win 62% more often than their odds suggest, with a huge Impact Value of 3.09. All other runners are unprofitable, indicating that a horse NEEDS to make all from stall 1 to be profitable, so you better be sure of this pre-race.

Now, lets look at Stall 2 over 5f at Chester -:

We can see that the strike-rates of those with a pace figure of 2 and 3 exceed those with the same pace figure from Stall 1 in these races. They are also profitable and it's notable that a runner drawn in Stall 2 that makes all, actually has a higher strike-rate of 46%, higher ROI of 102%, A/E of 2.07 and Impact Value of 4.02.

So, it's worth taking a look at just some of these winners from Stall 1 and 2 that produced a pace figure of 4 when winning.

We can see the biggest profits came in 2014 (54% S/R) and 2018 (50% S/R). Lets examine these winners a little closer. Of the 6 winners in 2014, only 2 of them had the highest pace figure in the race pre-race. However, all 6 winners, had the highest pace figure from those drawn in stall 1 or 2.

The results were a bit more mixed last year but 2 of the 4 winners, including the two highest priced, had the highest or joint highest pace figures pre-race.

So, how can we use this at Chester in 5 sprints. Well, there are 2 options as far as I can see it. Now, the following 2 approaches are for those who subsequently made all.

1) BACK the highest pre-race PACE figured runner from Stall 1 and Stall 2 in Chester 5f Sprints

2) BACK the highest PRICED runner from stall 1 or stall 2 in Chester 5f sprints

Here are what the two approaches would have resulted in since 2009 -:

1) 8/19 (43% S/R) with a +24pts profit and 126% Yield

2) 4/19 (21% S/R) with a +13pts profit and 70% Yield

So clearly, a big advantage to backing whichever runner from Stall 1 or 2 records the highest POST-race pace figure. We can probably filter this a bit further by avoiding 2yo races, where there may not be established pace figures, or horses are having their first ever run.

However, we need to be sure that these runners will make all the running, and there is absolutely no guarantee of that. To prove this point, I've looked at ALL the qualifiers that races in 5f sprints at Chester, picked ALL the qualifiers from Stall1 and 2 and compared those with a higher pace figure PRE-race to those with a lower figure pre-race, since 2015.

HIGHEST PRE-RACE PACE FIGURE 15/66 (23% SR), -3.92pts, -6% Yield
LOWEST PRE-RACE PACE FIGURE 20/66 (30% SR), +30.86pts, +47% Yield

So, this is a fairly small sample size BUT we can see that perhaps too much emphasis is placed on the higher pre-race PACE figure in 5 sprints at Chester. Not only is the strike-rate higher but the profit is significantly better.

There is also too much emphasis placed on the lower stalls at Chester, and ignoring a strong pace runner. For example, I looked at the highest PACE runner in the entire race, where there were two tied on the same pace figure, I broke them by draw – the highest paced-lowest drawn runner and the highest paced-highest drawn runner.

HIGHEST PACE – LOWEST DRAW 4/66 (6% S/R) -36.42pts -55% Yield
HIGHEST PACE – HIGHEST DRAW 10/66 (15% S/R) +24.45pts +47% Yield

CHESTER SUMMARY

Stall 1 and 2 do well at Chester in 5f sprints, but we should pay more attention to the lowest PACE runner pre-race of those from stall 1 or 2 and perhaps be wary of short-priced runners in stall 1.

Similarly, we should be contrarian and ignore the draw, considering the highest PACED runner in these races. in the event of more than one qualifier, give preference to the highest-drawn runner, as they will often go off at a value price. Occasionally, these two methods will produce the same selection, but not often.

You could back qualifiers using these two approaches in Chester 5f sprints and show over +50pts profit with a 41% Yield over the last 4 years.

SANDOWN PARK SPRINTS

I thought it would be interesting to look at this approach at a few other tracks that favour low-drawn runners in sprints, starting with Sandown. Stall 1 and 2 in 5f sprints at Sandown both show a 17% win strike-rate, 39% place record and are profitably backed blindly. This outperforms other stalls in these races by quite some way, apart from an anomaly in stall 8 due to a big priced winner or two.

What is interesting with Sandown, when we look at just stall 1 and 2 in sprints, is the performance of those the subsequent PACE scores. Real hold-up runners (pace score of 1) from these two stalls may struggle at Sandown with just a 7% S/R, but those who race in-behind (pace score of 2) beat those who race prominently (pace score of 3) who in turn outperform front-runners (pace score of 4). It makes sense due to the uphill finish at the course, where front-runners may tire quicker than those given cover and produced with a late run from just in behind the pace. However, if you just avoid those real hold up runners from stall 1 and 2, then it's likely you could show a profit.

So let's have a look at these Stall 1/2 runners in more detail in Sandown sprints. Now, to save some time I've only looked at the winners since 2015 but it's interesting. Chester has shown us that for stalls 1 and 2, you may wish to consider the lower-paced runner from the pair, which perhaps goes against a bit of the crowd who think they need to get to the front early.

Similarly with the Stalls 1 and 2 at Sandown, and a lower pace figure recorded, holding sway, you may think it be best to have a lower PACE figure pre-race, when in actual fact it's not the case.

Now bearing in mind, we are looking at the winners only since 2015, it's interesting that when choosing between the two then the lowest pace runner would have a 50% record (12/24) while the highest pace runner would have a 65% record (16/24). The disparagy is because there are instances where they have the exact same pace figure but the lowest pace runner gives us +47pts profit (195%) while the highest gives us +65pts (272%) – bearing in mind these are just winners we are looking at.

 

GOODWOOD SPRINTS

Goodwood is another track where in sprints it pays to be drawn low, this time I'll look at both 5f and 6f sprints. The bottom 2 stalls are profitable but not quite as much as the other 2 tracks, stall 1 has a 14% S/R (14% Yield), stall 2 has a 13% S/R (4% Yield).

So let's focus on the bottom 2 stalls there over 5f and 6f and look at what PACE scores the winners produce.

An interesting conundrum here. While hold-up runners have the highest Yield at 40%, those that have a pace figure of 2 in the race have a poor 4.73% strike-rate and lose a ton. This is where GeeGeez Gold comes into it's own as we can look at the winners that recorded a pace figure of 1 and see that the results are skewed by a 100/1 2yo winner back in 2017, otherwise they would be running at a loss. So, I would say the pace figure of 3 & 4 are the most relevant, indicating a favouring for prominent or front-runners drawn in the stalls 1 or 2 at Goodwood over 5f and 6f sprint trips.

So I looked back at all the winners since 2014 from stalls 1 and 2 to see if a higher or lower pace figure was favoured. Fact is that there was not much in it with lower pre-race pace horses from stall 1 or 2 having a 53% S/R with a +192pts profit and 481% Yield and higher pre-race pace horses having a 63% S/R with a +207pts profit and 518% Yield. Both approaches found the 100/1 winner, simply because both horses in stall 1 and 2 were in a 2yo race and unraced so would both be backed. Even without that big-priced winner we are looking at +93pts or +108pts profit  with 240% Yield or 278%, which is highly respectable. I would just favour the extra 10% strike-rate and 37% Yield of looking at those with the highest pre-race PACE figure.

OVERALL SUMMARY

Ultimately, you should discount the draw at most tracks, apart from the few cases mentioned above, it's far too overplayed and given far more significance pre-race than it should be by supposed experts and pundits to try to sound clever. Similarly, you should also pay less attention to PACE figures pre-race and perhaps look at other factors when analysing a horse race. The crowd is latching onto DRAW and PACE nowadays but they are often reflected in the odds and are overplayed as a significant factor in analysing the likely winner of a horse race. Pay more attention to breeding, horse form and suitability to current race conditions, trainer recent and course form and less-so for jockeys as any jockey can win, or lose a race, on any given day, given the right circumstances.

Making a profit in horse racing involves being contrarian, considering value and other more predictable factors than draw and pace, which are overplayed.

Follow the following at the following 3 tracks -:

CHESTER 5F SPRINTS

1) Back the horse with the LOWEST pre-race PACE figure from stall 1 and 2.
2) Back the HIGHEST PACE figure runner, where ties, select the one from the HIGHEST DRAW.

Sandown 5F SPRINTS

1) Back the horse with the HIGHEST pre-race PACE figure from stall 1 and 2.

Goodwood 5F and 6F SPRINTS

1) Back the horse with the HIGHEST pre-race PACE figure from stall 1 and 2.

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How to Profit from Betting

How to Profit from Betting

I've been analysing and betting on sports for over 30 years, started by picking out horses on the way to school and getting people to place my bets for me with the bookies, waiting outside in my school uniform for news of results, until I was legally able to enter betting shops on my own. With the online betting revolution, and the Betfair exchanges, there are far more options available to punters to make decent profits from sports betting – yet a very small percentage actually are able to do so.

I've been betting professionally for over 15 years and am pleased to say that every single one of those years has been profitable, there have been some mistakes along the way, but I've learnt something from every one. Some key principals have enabled me to ‘beat the crowd' and so I thought I would share some of these insights below and what can prevent punters from making profits, some common mistakes and some rules to live by. It's important to note that you are not betting against a bookmaker but are actually betting against the millions of punters, gain an advantage over them and you will make decent profits over time.

I have been running a sports advisory service for the best part of those 15 years and FormBet for over 10 years, making profits with my Best Bets advice for every single one of those years. You can get on board for the flat season and receive horse racing, golf and baseball advice via WhatsApp by signing up here for as little as £20 per month or £100 for the next 7 months till early November 2019.

RULE NUMBER 1 – SEEK THE VALUE

If you blindly back every selection you fancy, ignoring whether the odds you are getting offer any value, then you will lose over time. Harry Findlay was a big odds-on punter but he has bankrupted himself twice over his betting career, largely by betting on odds-on shots, and ignoring value. Odds-on shots can offer value but you need to be right a lot more often to show long-term profits. Conversely, if you back too many big-priced selections then you will also struggle because you will go through longer losing spells, which can destroy your confidence and decimate your bankroll – they key is balance, to back those shorter priced runners you think have a better chance of success than their current odds suggest and also by throwing in the odds mid-big priced selection that can give occassional bankroll boosts. My average strike-rate for Best Bets are just over 12% with average odds of selections being around 14/1. This means losing runs can be long but over the last 10 years they have produced +1751pts profit, equating to a 23% return on investment. You can download a full spreadsheet of all selections over those last 10 years here. This leads onto my next RULE.

RULE NUMBER 2 – PSYCHOLOGY OF BETTING

Part of the following is taken from this excellent article about Cognitive Bias in Sports Betting. When you are backing larger priced selections, you need to be patient, disciplined and not be affected by short-term results. It's vital to maintain a long-term mindset over an entire season, if not a year. Recency bias is when we give more importance to recent events when we make decisions. It’s a mental timesaver based on the idea that if something can be remembered easily, it must be important.

There are multiple examples of this trap in betting.

Here are a few:

  1. You make a right decision not to bet, but it wins (missed winner). So next time in the same situation you back it (even though it’s a bad bet)
  2. You make a terrible decision to bet, and it wins, so you make the same bad decision next time and back it again.
  3. When you’re on a winning streak or get a significant return, you bet more substantial amounts on more bets (instead of the correct amount on value bets) because you think when you bet, you win.
  4. You notice a specific characteristic in a recent winner, so decide that’s an important factor in picking future winners. For example, you choose to oppose every team that played a mid-week European (UCL or UEL) game because you had some success with this strategy one weekend.
  5. Increasing your volume just because you’re on a winning run.
  6. You quit your betting strategy and give up on your bankroll management because of a small losing run.

All of your betting decisions should be void of any emotion. If you trust your own selection process and staking plan then everything should be done in a very systematic and mechanical fashion and not reliant on the highs and lows of short term gains and losses. Of course this is easier said than done and a trap a majority of punters will fall into at one time or another.

There are many more biases but ultimately you have to be mentally strong and have an approach you can stick to, which leads to the next rule.

RULE NUMBER 3 – BANKROLL AND CONSISTENCY

When betting, you HAVE to be consistent with your betting, staking, approach and maintain your bankroll. Recording of results is vital, if you do not do this, and analyse your betting patterns then you cannot fix any mistakes and do not have an idea of where your strengths lie. Every bet you place should be recorded in an Excel spreadsheet, you must know your strike-rate, return on investment and be able to analyse where your best results occur. For example, I know that backing horses shorter than 2/1 is very difficult to maintain long-term profitability, even if you are getting 2/1 about what you believe should be a shorter price, because you cannot always be right in your assessment and need some ‘wiggle room' – it's also vital to look back and recognise that even your losers were not a ‘wrong' bet but that your analysis was spot-on and you just didn't get lucky on that occassion.

Finding the correct staking plan for you is always a balancing act between making sure you don’t over bet and risk going broke, but also betting enough to ensure you maximise your profits. Risk of Ruin is a concept used in gambling and finance relating to the likelihood of losing one’s bankroll to the point that it cannot be recovered and is worth reading up about before you get started.

You must also maintain a bankroll and be consistent, not just with your analysis and approach, but with your staking. For example, when betting for value on bigger-priced selections, you should ideally be risking no more than 1%-2% of your total bankroll on any single wager. If you have a £1000 bank then each stake should be £10-£20 maximum – this ensures you can handle losing streaks, stakes will increase in-line with the bank increasing and decrease when your bankroll reduces. You also need to eliminate ‘hunch' or ‘fun' bets and always be professional in your outlook, treat it like an investment.

RULE NUMBER 4 – DIVERSIFICATION & SPECIALISATION

It's really useful to diversify with your investments and to not focus solely on one sport. However, you should always look to specialise in one particular sport and get to know as much about it as possible. I have been studying horses since I was 14 years old at the back of the newspapers, in the days before the internet, yes I am that old. I know the pattern race schedule, know the trainers, jockeys and sports inside-out. This enables me to really have a deep knowledge about horse racing and to constantly be looking for new up-and-coming trainers, jockeys, sires etc and to be constantly looking to build on that knowledge. However, I discovered many years ago the importance of diversifying into other sports, adding PGA golf betting into my armoury, which means a lower strike-rate but winners at often huge odds up to 100/1 – which again requires discipline and a long-term mindset. More recently, I have added in Major League Baseball into my betting armoury, learning as much as I can about the sport, not only betting on outright games, but branching out into Daily Fantasy Sports where you only need to be better than a few other players to show profits, even if the team you fancy loses.

Don't take this too far and bet on everything, you need to maintain a certain amount of space and time for analysis and not spread your betting bank too thinly. Pick 2-3 sports and learn as much about them as possible. I also do spread betting on the financial markets, very much with a longer-term mindset as opposed to day trading, spending only an hour or so each day looking for new stock opportunities or to close out existing positions.

I personally focus on Class 1/2/3 Handicaps and Group races, especially on the flat but that also applies to jump racing. This helps narrow the focus and allows for only a few bets midweek and a few more at weekends and the big meetings, you will learn how to look for the profile of a certain winner for a certain race and get to know the group of horses better. When betting for value you should largely avoid those races that tend to go to shorter-priced runners, like maiden races on the flat, novice hurdle and chases for example.

All successful businesses specialise and betting should be no exception. By specialising you will understand better and research more ably your particular chosen field. Fewer, more focused wagers based on sound statistics and research is a much better way of investing hard earned money than employing a scatter-gun approach. Look closely at your betting patterns and see which area is ripe for specialisation.

RULE NUMBER 5 – USE SOFTWARE AND RESOURCES

One of the keys is to use software and resources to improve your analysis, both pre and post betting. There are a number of excellent racing software packages out there, many vary in price and you need to factor in these costs into your betting bankroll. For example, you could shell out an absolute fortune for the likes of Timeform, Proform or Raceform – however, these are all at high-end prices and most just have more ‘flashing lights', bells and whistles and are like taking a sledgehammer to a small nail, overkill. I developed my own ratings software many years ago and offered it a value price but the admin actually got in the way of my own betting and impacted on the time I could spend analysing selections. When I discovered GeeGeez Gold, built by my friend Matt Bisogno, it was a godsend. It can do everything all the more expensive packages can do and offers value, you can get on board for just £1 a month to trial it and the costs are significantly lower than the competitors without sacrificing anything in terms of resources and functionality.

For golf, there are plenty of resources at PGATour.com and for Baseball both MLB.com and the excellent website Rotogrinders.com for all Fantasy Sports needs. You can create a spreadsheet and use Macros and Web Queries to download data that you require and perform your own analysis and build your own ratings models at the likes of FantasyLabs.com which can be invaluable to your analysis – you need to be keen and curious and research and study everything you can, but at the same time not invest too much time that takes you away from the actual betting and some spare time to create space in your life – the key is balance.

RULE NUMBER 6 – NEVER CHASE LOSSES

It's the easiest thing in the world to look for other bets if your initial selections go against you on any on any one day, it's important to master this and wait for another day, there will always be other days, don't rush yourself into chasing losses.

If events are unfolding against you there is always a temptation to pour more money into the bet to try and force a profit. This tactic only increases the chances that you will lose more. Likewise, adopting the strategy after a loss that you must recoup your losses by betting more on the next event is also a recipe for disaster. Again this comes down to mastering your own Psychology, recognising biases and plugging ‘leaks'

RULE NUMBER 7 – GET THE BEST ODDS

Most bookmakers nowadays close winning account, you can minimise this by opening accounts with as many bookmakers and exchanges as possible and always betting with the one that offers the best odds on your selections. Using Best Odds Guaranteed is also vital to ensure you can profit from drifters and maximise your returns. Using a resouce such as Oddschecker is vital in this regard.

Also look for bookmaker offers, enhanced place terms and bonuses as these can help significantly. A number of bookmakers such as Bet365 and Betfair can offer you a FREE bet in another race if you select a winner at certain odds in specific races each day.

SUMMARY

If you follow the above rules, then you will succeed as a punter, ignoring any one of them will significantly decrease your chances of long-term profits. You need to master ALL of the above to achieve long-term profits with your betting investments, and view them as investments and not ‘fun' bets or take them lightly. Most punters lose because they ignore one or all of the above, work and study hard, have fun with it and always be curious and analyse each and every bet you place, both before and after the event to ensure you are not falling into any of the above pitfalls.

Signup to the FormBet Tipster Service (FTS) to get selections based on all of the above, with detailed analysis provided via WhatsApp. Take out a subscription to GeeGeez Gold and build your own strategy and approach alongside the service selections and you will transform your own betting.

 

 

 

 

 

A ‘Betting Exchange Profits’ Special – 2 New Tipsters Reviewed In BIG New SBC Magazine

A ‘Betting Exchange Profits’ Special – 2 New Tipsters Reviewed In BIG New SBC Magazine

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Using GeeGeez Gold Instant Expert to find winners

Using GeeGeez Gold Instant Expert to find winners

I wrote in a recent blog post about the important of post-race analysis, using GeeGeez Gold to develop a strategy to find winners. There have been some decent selections the last few days using GeeGeez Gold Instant Expert and other data like sire and trainer stats to find decent winners.

ToBeFair was one such winner, who was strong across all Instant Expert categories and won at 15/2 at Cheltenham, having come off the back of a decent 2nd in the Pertemps at the festival, easily the best form on offer in the race. I was surprised he went off such a decent price – a few thought the race came too quickly, some preferred more ‘fashionable' yards – but form and stats are everything in this game.

As we can see from the above Instant Expert snapshot on PLACE stats, ToBeFair was proven on the going, course and had the most amount of places in this class and over this distance, so was a very strong selection.

Earlier in the day, I put up a couple of selections for free on Twitter, in a maiden race at Newmarket, CLERISY (winner at 8/1) and GENTLEWOMAN e/w (2nd at 16/1) and again you can see the strength of the Sire Data available on GeeGeez Gold cards, flagging both as being well-bred and strong stats contender in the conditions of today's race, as well as representing in-form trainers and jockeys with solid records at the course. It also highlighted the importance of taking Best Odds Guaranteed as the winner drifted and the 2nd was well-supported, Gentlewoman is definitely one to watch after that seriously promising debut and can be a ‘tracker' horse. Another feature of GeeGeez Gold.

 

If you are not using GeeGeez Gold, you are missing out, it will revolutionise your betting and the data works equally well in less competitive and classier contests as it helps separate the wheat from the chaff and to narrow down selections to a workable shortlist. It's also far better value and feature-rich than the ridiculously priced alternative options like Raceform, Timeform and Proform and offers far more than a subscription to the Racing Post.

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MOHAATHER found using GeeGeez Gold

MOHAATHER found using GeeGeez Gold

Saturday's Greenham Stakes looked a wide-open affair. The FormBet Tipster Service will be focusing on Group races and big handicaps through the season and, for subscribers, MOHAATHER was provided as a strong 2pt win bet for the race based on strength of GeeGeez Instant Expert and Angles.

First of all using Instant Expert on GeeGeez Gold (above), as described in an earlier post, the selection was strong across all categories, going, class, distance, course and field size. The key though was that the trainer had a 41% win strike-rate and 61% place strike-rate with last-time out winners (see below) and the selection had won a key trial over C&D last backend in the Horris Hill Stakes. You can customise these stats categories to your liking to flag interesting runners each day.

 

This race highlighted the power of GeeGeez Gold when looking for strong stats selections in race and you can grab a 1-month trial for £1 here.