The latest wonder system doing the rounds, dear reader, is called Betfair Renegade and I've acquired a copy today with the intention of putting you straight on whether it is anything like the hype that comes before it.
Betfair Renegade is a laying system, which looks to oppose horses towards the top end of the market, based on a set of simple enough rules.
Now, first up I have to say that my immediate impression when opening the short eleven page document was, "what a pile of back-fitted junk". And time may very well bear out that initial preconception.
But let's be fair. Despite one system rule that I'd ignore if it was relevant (the rule says to exclude Catterick and Ripon, which is patently nonsensical [It's not relevant because - aside from a little jump racing at Catterick, there's nothing to exclude.]), the concept has at least a modicum of merit.
Indeed, when I ran the rules through Racing Systems Builder (my last data disks received here in San Diego with glee just yesterday), the rules returned a loss of around 20% at SP. The question is whether that's sufficient when laying at these odds and when taking into account Betfair SP.
I should also add that some of the grammar in the document stinks and if you're easily put off by such things, you might need a whisky and a chair before opening the virtual pages. Nevertheless, despite all these reservations, it will be interesting to see how the Betfair Renegade fares...
To identify the runners outright would be to pretty much give the game away, so I'll instead tell you the race and the number of possible qualifiers (there is also an odds stipulation which means the possibles may not all qualify).
Today's possible Betfair Renegade lays, including funnily enough Catterick (where there are no candidates),Â are:
Ayr 1.55 - two potential qualifiers
Plumpton 2.05 - two potential qualifiers
Plumpton 3.10 - one potential qualifier
Kempton 7.50 - one potential qualifier
Kempton 8.20 - one potential qualifier
Kempton 8.50 - one potential qualifier
If you just can't wait to find out how things go, check out the Betfair Renegade here... (Warning: I have a Marmite feeling about this - we'll either love it or hate it!)