I'm really pleased and excited to be able to announce some significant upgrades to Geegeez Gold today. They are:
- User notes and ratings
- Instant Expert inline form, and 'select a rating'
- *IV3* Draw feature
The video below demonstrates how they work and, below that, I've copied sections from the User Guide for those who prefer to read rather than watch/listen.
I'm already using the new features myself every day and I'm sure many of you will soon find them as indispensable as I do.
Here are the relevant User Guide sections...
Instant Expert Inline Form
As of April 2019, users may now select a particular form ‘block’ with a click or tap and view the related form lines.
For example, clicking anywhere in the ‘’ Course block for Flying Verse opens an inline block with that horse’s two course runs in the selected context. The chosen block is highlighted.
Click the block again to close the inline form, or select another block to view further form.
Introduced in April 2019 is IV3. IV3 stands for Impact Value 3, and is simply an average of a stall and its nearest neighbours. For instance, the IV3 of stall six would be the average IV of stalls 5, 6 and 7.
N.B. Stall 1 is calculated as the average IV of stalls 1 and 2, as is the highest stall.
This simple calculation helps to smooth the curve on our draw charts and isolate genuine biases, as in this example:
User Ratings and Notes
A major new addition in April 2019 is the ability for users to add notes and up to two ratings per horse performance.
Before adding ratings, many users will elect to create scales which enable auto-calculation. These are simply pounds-per-length calculations based on distance and optionally going. This is undertaken via the My Ratings Settings page, found in the Notes & Ratings dropdown on My Geegeez.
My Ratings Settings
The My Ratings Settings page looks like this:
Each of the blocks represents a different combination of race code and going range. These are the default settings, and ratings are calculated based on the priority sequence of the blocks (in case of overlap between race code/going range).
Users are able to add or remove blocks using the buttons; re-sequence the blocks by dragging and dropping them; and also to restore the defaults.
Once any setting revisions have been saved, ratings for beaten horses will be calculated automatically based on these settings and the winner’s given rating.
Adding Notes and Ratings
Notes and ratings are added from within a race result. The default layout is for the functionality to be hidden. Clicking ‘Show Ratings’ to display the ratings features.
Once ‘Show Ratings’ has been clicked, the page re-formats as follows:
Notes may be added at the MEETING, RACE or HORSE level. Notes are auto-saved when a user clicks elsewhere on the page, but it is strongly recommended to use the ‘SAVE’ buttons provided.
To add a rating, enter the winner’s figure into the box Rating 1. The Lbs/Length box is pre-populated based on the Rating Settings page data but may be over-written if required.
By default, R1 and R2 are both checked, which allows a user to create two ratings at the same time. However, the ratings would be calculated using the same Lbs/Length scale. If, for example, R1 was a form-based rating and R2 was a time-based rating, a user may want to use different figures for the winners but have the beaten horses’ figures calculated from the same Lbs/Length scale.
If a different scale is required, the user must uncheck R2 whilst producing the R1 ratings; and then uncheck R1 (and check R2) to produce the R2 ratings. Most users will only produce one set of ratings.
Once the winner’s rating has been entered and the CALCULATE button pressed, the beaten horse’s figures are automatically calculated. Click ‘SAVE RATINGS’ to save.
Viewing Notes and Ratings
Notes and ratings may be viewed within the Full Form tab. Ratings are displayed on the right-hand side. N.B. Users must opt to display the ratings from the My Racecard Options section on the My Geegeez page.
Notes are displayed by hovering over elements of the form line, as follows:
Date – meeting note
Race / Conditions – race note
Race Outcome – horse note
Exporting Notes and Ratings
Users may export any generated notes and ratings content to csv from the My Geegeez page. Select the ‘Notes & Ratings’ section, and then click DOWNLOAD CSV.
For the lowdown on all features inside Geegeez Gold, check out the latest edition of the User Guide which can be found on your My Geegeez page.
And if you're not currently a subscriber to Geegeez Gold, you can take a 30 day trial for just £1 by clicking here.