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It’s hard to keep up a winning run of six, but Chris will surely be trying his damnedest!!
Well played, George. Love a bit of TJ Combo action. Fanshawe at Kempton is a dynamite angle! 🙂
Unlucky there, Ray. Career best performance alas. 🙁
Thanks for the blog request, an area where I’m always happy to hear suggestions.
I have to say that staking is right up there with religion and politics for me as a subject I’m not generally prepared to discuss, due its very personal nature for individuals!
There is a glut of scribbling on the subject already, some of which is serviceable.
To that end, perhaps the below will be of interest – and as you say, maybe other readers have some suggestions:
[NB I can’t vouch for the quality of any of these sites!]
http://www.punterprofits.com/horse-racing/betting_staking_plan_analysis.php (this is the most technically obtuse, but also likely the best!)
Hope that’s some food for thought, at least.
I’ve actually discussed this one with my techie before and, for whatever reason, it’s quite difficult to do. However, I’ll ask him again, and it might be that we have to create two different ‘race card menu’ pages, switchable via a radio button, so users can choose between meeting by meeting, or chronological order.
Will ask my man about this again.
Our output is largely confined to things we can do with the data we license. Unfortunately, this data doesn’t yet form part of that package. (In point of fact, I don’t know of anywhere it is displayed – if you do, can you let me know, please?)
So, it would then be a manual keying exercise, and we’re simply not geared up manpower-wise for such a task.
I definitely get the value of sectional times, and I imagine there’s a few judges making hay in these early days of the clocks being displayed on ATR for AW racing.
But, as I say, we don’t have the resource to take this on at the moment, sadly.
Thanks for this. The cards do show today’s headgear, to the right of the horse’s name (and the little star).
Previous applications of gear can also be found in the inline and full results/form. But I’m guessing that’s not what you’re after.
The answer to the question is that yes, we could produce a report like this. I’m keen not to end up with a vast library of reports, making finding the ‘key’ ones difficult.
But, at the same time, some kind of “What’s different?” report, encompassing headgear, trainer switch, notable distance change, etc would be useful.
Let me think on this one… and thanks again for the suggestion.
This, aligned to the displaying of previous results for a race in question, is something we’d very much like to do. And something I’ve wanted to do for a while.
The thing we need to work out is how to align a given race with its historical counterparts. It can be done readily enough – albeit with manual effort – for the big races, and that might be a route we adopt first.
If we figure out a way to align races on a more wholesale basis, we’ll definitely include it.
Thanks for the suggestion.
This is actually a piece of work in progress, albeit not for the next phase. The answer is yes, it is possible. But it’s a big job, because some of the in-running comment data is incomplete, and will take a significant manual effort to update.
That said, the identification of the in-running comment data which needs scoring IS part of P9 (some of which is ‘behind the scenes’ stuff like this), so that will bring the calculation of pace biases a step closer.
Hoping to have it in Gold by middle of the year, but don’t hold me to that!
It’s a soft launch, George, just checking all is working really. So I very much appreciate the early posters (guinea pigs!)
I’ll be in here more often myself next week (not sure that’s a good thing!!!)
Thanks, and yes, that’s an offer they’re providing most days.
Geegeez readers can also get it here: Betbright
He’s run some cracking races, Rambler, and as you say comes from a good small yard (in some form, too).
It looks a hot race, but he’s a nice price – just a shame about the non-runner bringing it down to only two places. 🙁
Not right now, to be honest. We do have some of that data in our feed, but we wouldn’t have the historical form to make sense of it, I’m afraid.
So, whilst I’d love to cover it, the answer at the moment is no, sadly.
Matt16/01/2015 at 2:41 pm in reply to: What determines how a horse gets onto The Shortlist? #305713
Good question, deecaldee, and the short answer is “no”. As you’ve seen from the results over time in this post – http://www.geegeez.co.uk/the-shortlist-a-daily-goldmine/ – that hasn’t affected results.
But it does always make sense to check turf runners for any material change in the going. By the same token, any runner with a grey, amber or red going status may be upgraded as a result of a going change.
We try to make all reports as usable as possible, but there are limits. Still, as you know, the overall bottom line is a pretty healthy one with this particular daily view. 🙂
Doshtosh, green it up. No-one ever went skint taking a profit! 😉