Can You Help Me? Can I Help You?

In a packed programme tonight, dear reader, as the Two Ronnies might have said, I've got news from Beverley, some amusing and - I think - amazing Thursday fun, plus opportunities that might (or might not) be of interest to you.

So let's get to it: first up, they race at Beverley today and, whilst I couldn't find anything I fancied enough to recommend to FRP subscribers, there are a couple that might go well.

In the opening race, of the high drawn runners, La Capriosa's ability to handle fast turf must be taken on trust, as she's raced almost exclusively on all weather surfaces, and she is easily passed over (though she might still win!). Pressed For Time has run second on the turf, but that was on soft ground, and she ran a stinker the only time she raced on the hard stuff.

Which leaves us with Red Cell, in the 8 box. He's by Kheleyf, a sire who seems to be doing very well at the moment, and has won on the turf. He's normally a front runner, and looks a fair each way option to me.

In the 5.00 race, Rossini's Dancer has the best of the draw, but all his best form is on a softer surface, including a win here. I'll look elsewhere amongst the high draws for my pick, and the 15 drawn Cheery Cat has sound each way potential.

He's won off 60, 4lbs higher than he has here, and after an eye-catching run last time, should be spot on for today's third run of the season. His stalking the pace style should be ideally suited to today's race, and I'm hopeful of a robust performance this afternoon. He very nearly made the FRP cut.

King's Icon is the 2nd favourite, but for the life of me, I can't see why. He looks to prefer more juice in the ground and, while I won't be laying him, I don't think he'll win.


Now, a couple of opportunities that some of you may be interested in... Firstly, I'm looking for a couple of people to help me with this site. Specifically, I'd like help with racing system reviews.

4 weeks' free access to Geegeez Gold

This would entail me sending you a free copy of a racing system, and you committing to understanding the system, and identifying and tracking the results for a month. It will also involve you publishing the daily selections to the blog, although I haven't yet worked out how to do this.

If you have a decent level of horse racing knowledge, and can commit to a daily time investment of half an hour or so, then I'd like to hear from you. In the first instance, please leave a comment to this post, stating your level of experience, and whether you prefer backing or laying systems. Please be honest, because I won't necessarily pick those with the most experience: I am interested in matching products with the right person, and some systems are easier to follow / understand than others.


Secondly, I'm thinking very seriously about offering some training on how to start your own horse racing systems website business. This will likely take the form of spending a day with me going over what I do, and how I do it. There will then follow an action plan, and a series of further personal tuition sessions to help you get up and running.

Now, it probably goes without saying that this will not be cheap. Equally, it won't be for everyone, or even for many people. After all, I'm asking you to contribute a serious investment of both time and money here.

However, for those that qualify (and yes, I'm afraid you will need to complete an application form), it will be a potentially life-changing event. I've worked with a handful of people on this to date, and they're all now making at least five figures from something they do in their 'spare' time.

Enough for now - if this appeals to you, please click here and register your interest. There's no obligation at this stage, but if you're not registered, you'll not get the further info to help you decide if this is something you can do, and something you WANT to do.

More in due course -- get registered if this tickles your fancy. Having worked with the likes of David and Gavin, I'm very excited at the possibilities for more people out there in our little community!


Finally, time for some Thursday Fun. I received this the other day, and thought it was a work of creative genius. It's perhaps not the funniest thing I've ever put up for Thursday Fun, but it might be the coolest. The Japanese guy who created it must have laboured for months on this project - brilliant!

Have a great day, and remember to let me know if you're interested in either of the above 'vacancies'.


4 weeks' free access to Geegeez Gold
34 replies
  1. Mike says:

    Hi Matt,
    I have been a horse racing backer for over 10 years and would be happy to help. I have, and indeed follow a few systems each racing day and get a lot of enjoyment from it. I am also happy to help with laying systems, tough this is an area i’ve only been involved in for around a year after reading your Racing Secrets Exposed and purchasing a copy.



  2. Ronnie Nicolson says:

    Hi Matt,
    I have time to help with betting reviews.
    I have 2 years experience of horse race betting on a dailly basis
    using varoius tipping services to improve my own ability to find both horses to back and to lay.
    Well used to using racing post and at the races websites.

  3. phil says:

    hi matt im interested in this for sure i have been involved in horses and gambling in general now for 10year and have quite a good knowledge of various sports

  4. Derek says:

    Hi there,

    I,m interested in undertaking a review of racing systems and reporting results/findings. Please Email me if you need any further details.



  5. John McKeown says:

    Hi Matt,

    I would be interesting in the opportunity to review racing systems, backing systems would be my preference.

    Over a great number of years I have purchased and followed quite a number of racing systems the majority of which have not been worth the paper they have been written on or indeed the amount of programming code they have been written with. This experience has, I believe, imbued me with a healthy enough level of scepticism which ensures that I follow the system exactly as described. This ensures not only a very accurate identification of possible selections but also enable me to give a full warts and all summary of the systems capability (or incapability).



  6. Jim Banks says:

    Hi Matt,

    I too would be interested in reviewing systems for you, I’ve been involved with racing for more years than I care to remember, and during that time I’ve seen dozens of different systems.

    I would much prefer to be involved with backing systems, I do very little laying



  7. John Forbes says:

    Guys, Your all wasting your time. Systems dont work purely on their own and no matter how detailed a system is, you always have to consider other factors if you want a profitable way of betting.

  8. Gary says:

    Hi matt i would be intrested in helping you with racing systems i only back to win or e/w i have been backing horses,greyhounds and football with a good return for just over twenty years now so i have good knowledge and a few hours spare every day.

    kind regards

  9. Simon says:

    Hi Matt

    I have been intrested in racing for over 20 years and have an extensive portfolio of systems Although I only use 4 at any given time. Depending on the systems and changes of currcumstances as they can fade out and then come back again. I only use backing systems and prefrably ones that don’t give odds on although I don’t mind systems that through the odd odds on as long as they through up nice prices up as well I always look for a round 33% strike rate at avg 5/2 – 3/1 works very nicely, and am happy to help with any backing systems. (with a full and indepth report)


  10. mattgiffin says:

    i havent the time to do stats im to busy getting banned from the bookies and trying to find new ones hehe and well thats a wierd one for me matt as…….no i have no knowledge if any about horse racing………..but i do win everyday………how ……because i follow proven systems……..proven..??….yes by me……i do plenty of due dilligence on all my systems…….and write constent reviews on them…………and i do all this for free……for free…yes because i like to spread the word of a good thing…………but i do say it how it is and if its crap then i will tell people that……i never lay bet….never but can see that for some people it does work …….i have tested a few lay systems but i personaly dont like to lay……(apart from in bed)………….and most important thing to remember is people/systems do have bad months so look at them over several months to get a clear picture…… my tipster was up 161 points last month and is at 39 this month with only 1 week left……………so take the rough with the smooth…………and believe me i have tried them all………..i first got free membership from a tipster on the grounds that i write free reviews from him……..anyway got systems to check…..takecare matt

  11. paul says:

    hi Matt

    i am registering my interest in helping with horse race systems.
    i have,i believe,a full understanding with horse/sports betting(mainly horses) as bookmaking has been in my family for 3 generations and naturally you cant grow up without learning a thing or two about it!!


  12. Jim says:

    Hi Matt

    I would be happy to review systems. I’ve been involved with horse betting for many years and betting on the internet for about 10 years ( I was a Flutter member before betfair bought them).

    Not interested in starting a website – too much effort.

    I live in Hackney as well!!


  13. sj says:

    Hi Matt

    I would be interesting in reviewing systems. I have spare time daily (ie the mornings). I have tried hundreds of systems, some paid for, but mostly my own creations. I currently use three on horse racing and a couple on football. The racing systems are laying based, which would be my preference if given a choice to review.



  14. Paul says:

    Hi Matt

    I’m definitely interested. I work from home nowadays (in Cape Town, South Africa) and we have our local meetings as well as all the UK racing on TV in the afternoon. I have a few systems in my portfolio (two laying and one backing) which I apply with some modest success. I love writing and I love racing so it follows that I would really appreciate the opportunity to review any decent systems you might have.

    All the best

  15. Ian Johnstone says:

    Hi Matt.
    Really interested in assisting with your system reviews.A lot of my current work time is based at home,so would have plenty of time available to help.
    More interested in backing systems and all non racing systems you may get.

  16. lockerdave says:

    I would be intresed in looking at revieing systems . Not intrested in the laying sytems but certainley in the backing systems. I am now retired so I could give as much time as you want . With regard to the other what sort of outlay are we talking

    All the best

    David Walker

  17. Stephen says:

    Hi Matt

    I’m interested in trying out horse racing systems. I’ve been using methods for 17 years with very few successful but many not so. I am able to commit myself for the time needed. It doesn’t matter if they’re backing or laying as I’ve used both.

  18. Kevin says:

    Hi Matt,

    Would be very interested in helping with the racing reviews. I already use a number of laying reviews (yours being one of them) and have been sports betting for over 10 years, with great experience of laying horses over the last 7 years online. As well as proven systems, I have also devised a number of my own systems over the last couple of years. I have the time and committment to follow through any system no matter how difficult that system is. Hoping to hear from you soon.


  19. Gwyllym says:

    I would have been interested but can not comit the time because of work comitments . I would how ever like to be kept up to date on how things go as this seems a great way to help people interested in racing get more involved . I would have loved to have been involved having ridden race horses since the age of 12 and having done a 7 year apprenticship . This side of betting would have been fun to get involved with

  20. Tony says:

    Hi Matt,

    I’d be very interested in reviewing systems.
    Over 30 years experience in the sport.



  21. william fieseler says:

    great site matt,i cannot help out as i can barely find my way about the computer,but keep up the good job you do.cheers bill

  22. Jez says:

    Hi Matt,

    I’m interested in backing systems (I develop my own), I’ve been gambling on horses for around 37 years, professionally for around 20 years. I’ve a fair bit of web-site building experience too as I own an IT company (unfortunately, all but 2 of my clients went bust as the recession hit and the remaining couple decided to move their operations in-house – c’est la vie!). I’m pretty much retired now and have about 4 to 5 hours a day free when I’m not working on my own systems or trading on Betfair. The downside is that I’m not exactly 100% healthy and, whilst I can play catch-up, can lose a day a week getting medical attention.

  23. Barry Harrison says:

    Hi Matt, you can count me in but only if you have trouble getting enough helpers.
    I don’t follow systems but always look at them to see if there is something that will improve my betting, so i suppose i am just what you want.
    I wish somebody had given me the chance to learn about a tipping when i was a bit younger.


  24. David Wilkinson says:

    Good Evening Matt,

    I would be interested in reviewing systems and blogging the selections/results. I bet every day both backing and laying and I am particularly interested in mathematically based stats systems, and also the use of betting bots. (I run three) I can review in the evenings but unfortunately I work through the day. (Work is the ruin of the gambling classes) I only bet on horses generally but occasionally try dogs until they get the better of me. If I can help let me know.

    Have fun,

    David Wilkinson

  25. Kevin says:

    I know racing, pick me. I can read write and count, pick me. I have used many systems and still use some, pick me, pick me, pick me.

  26. JB Macinnes says:

    Hi Matt

    Apart from my 30+ years of investing on horses (more backing than laying) I may have a couple of things that could be of help and/or interest to you:-
    1. I’m 51 and retired from the City and spend around 4 hours most days on racing/football/tennis betting analysis.
    2. I hold a PhD in applied mathematics (I exclusively use statistical probabilities and trend analysis brought from my own training to identify sports betting opportunities).
    3. I’ve bought a few racing systems in the past to understand just what may give an edge.
    4. I rarely make more than 20 bets on horses in any given month…..I’m patient in waiting for the right opportunity
    5. ………..downside might be that I’m based a long way away in deepest Scotland.

    best wishes

  27. Ian says:

    I have several years experience of betting on horses, both backing and laying, and would be happy to review noew systems of either kind. however I am sometimes not available in the afternoon so would have to limit myself to those which allow their selections to be made either in the morning or late afternoon/early evening retrospectively.


  28. Steve says:

    Hi Matt
    I’d be interested in helping you out. I’ve been into racing for 20 years or so and was a professional trader (back and layer) for 18 months while I was in the UK. These days I am a home dad and I back for fun and lay for profit, mainly laying in the Aussie market as I am back in Melbourne. So I definitely have a spare half hour for you and definitely have a lot of interest.

  29. John Evans says:

    Hi Matt,
    I am retiring in August, in the 1950s I helped my father who was a bookies runner, in the 1980s I bought a Betting Shop, but only lasted 3 years, when I closed 10,000 other single bookmakers also closed, sign of the times. I have no concept of Laying but would like to help you with Betting Systems. I have approx 100 to 150 that I have collected over the years. One thing that I have found with all systems you must have a Staking Plan.

  30. Graham Coia says:

    Hi there,

    Would you be interested in branching out into Forex systems? There are more and more beginning to appear, almost taking over from the usual ‘make-yourself-a-million-on-5-mins-a-day’ horseracing guff.

    I am a pro. day trader as well as betting on horses, soccer and sometimes the dogs and am totally self-employed and the nature of the markets being as it is, I have a freely structured day.

    Been doing this for about 7 years now and very comfortable but always aware that ‘knowledge is power’.

    I have already reviewed ‘The Snare’ horse-racing system for another site, so don’t know if this is a good thing or bad.

    Mostly back, though laying holds no fears, I just don’t really like betting ‘negatively’.

    I have developed my own portfolio of self-invented systems, however every so often one of these proprietary ones contains a small nugget which can be usefully incorporated into my own, that’s why reviewing is useful, as it gives like-minded people the chance to find these nuggets without having to bankrupt themselves along the way or wade through piles of s**t.

    Either way, best of luck.


  31. Paul Austin says:

    Dear Matt Bisogno

    Started backing in 1963, racing ever since. Biggest win? £25.11.6d for one shilling in a four horse accumalator; (work that out in todays money)backing all horses trained by Walter Nightinghall and Ridden by Duncan Keith. I am soon to launch my racing subscription website (probably around end May/June). I would be interested in conducting system reviews since I have produced one or two systems myself in conjunction with my ‘racing partner’ and website racing analyst Mark George (he has around ten years racing experience, most of which is in Hong Kong, his (late) old man being a member of the Jockey club out there). Or perhaps you could illuminate me on the merits of a subscription website although the final copy and stratgy policy for mine have already been prepared.

    I’m interested anyway and congratulations on a lively and sometimes provocative blog.

    Paul Austin

  32. steve says:

    Hi Matt,

    I have been interested in racing since I was about 7 years old.

    I compile my own handicap ratings and have made a profit for the last 3 years or so. I do not use a system as such but am systematic in my approach. I make use of a set process for assessing races and specialise in all weather handicaps in the winter and 5f to 1m handicaps on the turf. I keep detailed records of all races I have analysed and all bets.

    I rarely back horses below 3/1 and even then they are usually a saver when I’ve backed something else in the race at a much bigger price.

    Like most people, I suspect, the biggest challenge I face is discipline. I tend to lose some confidence after a losing run so consequently tend to have bigger bets on losers than winners but I come out in front because my overall approach is quite consistent.

    I would like to help in system testing as an unambiguous system is a good way of maintaining discipline by taking the emotion out of decision making and staking.

    I would be happy to assist with either backing or laying and I have the time available as well as the inclination.



  33. Oliver Mann says:

    Very very interested in helping. Been very involved in “racing” since 1965. Living in Worcester allows me easy access to lots of courses and now that both myself and my wife, Barbara are retired, we will be spending even more time at the “front”.
    She is an active supporter of my interest. I am also a member of Elite Racing Club and attend ALL their stable and racecourse visits. The stable visits are wonderfully informative particularly the Q&A sessions with the trainer afterwards….ALWAYS<<<ALWAYS get some winning Info !!.
    Subscribe to the RP and can remember getting the “Handicap Book” EVERY week….BUT enough about the past….On a more personal note I also actually love horses and the sport…..was also employed by O.N.S (Office for National Statistics ) for over a decade so I actually “like” stats and am totally apppreciative of their value in our National life as well as matters of the Turf.
    Working for/with ONS makes me a very good team worker as well as giving me masses of work on my own “bat”.

    If you nedd any further info please contact me.

    Best regards

    Oliver Mann

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