Hi future. I keep forgetting that I should have a symbols legend here at least once a month for newcomers. Sorry about that but I’ll rectify the omission immediately:
Types of course: NH=National Hunt (jumps venues); FT=Flat Turf and AW=All-Weather
Names of courses: a universal three-letter code (much like airports) is used e.g. Ain(tree), Crl (Carlisle), Exe(ter), Ncs (Newcastle) etc.
Type of race: M=Maiden, H=Handicap or Hurdle over jumps, F=Flat on NH course, C=Chase, HH=Hcp Hdl, HC=Hcp Chs, MH=Mdn Hdl
System codes: ATR, RUK, C4, M4 = tv stations where meetings can be seen. ‘X’s indicate ‘no win bet’ when returns of less than -20 are indicated over a five year period. The number after each selection is approximately the expected return from Exchange betting (preferentially BetFair) based on what the betting industry have on offer (e.g. High Street Bookies offer 16/1, we aim for a minimum of 25; 20/1 becomes 32, 33/1 = 70+ and so on); 25C = 25 or cancel at off, a plain 25 means it’s been matched at that already. All numbers for betting purposes in the system are thus calculated and my personal bets shown on this site.
Betting can fluctuate rapidly after the bookies’ morning tissues are published, and again when the big money comes from the stables, owners, pros, etc ending often with a flurry of changes leading up to the off. Also, this system/method is totally flexible for the punter to use as s/he sees fit.
Hope that helps, future, and any more questions you have, just ask and myself or another user will respond.
Two today as Wcn is severely short of enough runners to fit our requirements.
Ain HC+260, HH+187, RUK best Apr and Oct
1.40MH Farm The Rock 150, Yewlands 100 and Kaiden Michael 80
2.10HH Johnny Go 150, Green Zone 100, Belle Weir 80, Portrait King 70 and Perspicace 42
2.45HC Baileys Concerto 32, Dineur 32 and Your Busy 25C
3.15HH Venue 80, Miles To Milan 70, Messini’s Trap 42, Jacks Last Hope 42, Wisty 36 and Curious Carlos 36
5.00F Treackle Tart 42 and Miss Night Owl 42
Leo M-40X, H+79, ATR
1.30MX Xenobia 200, Dangerous Ground 200, Cracking Name 200, Awareness 100 and Wingingit 70
2.00MX Hey Hey Alejandro 200, Magwadiri 150, Algebra 100, One Liner 80, Apparition 42 and Musikel 42
3.40HC Rounding 100, Magnification 42, Seapoint 36, Lady Morel 36, Realta 32 and Catch A Wave 32
4.15H Lily’s Rainbow 70, Best Not Argue 70, Beau Satchel 42 and Total Demolition 36
4.50H Palmones 70, Propriano 70, Afzal 50, Nannys Well and Athenry Boy 42
Have fun folks!