It's a veritable mixed bag today, dear reader, as I ask you a question; we have an end of the week chortle; I remind you of a closing opportunity; and I show you another cool little system for making some extra money...
First up, as some of you will have noticed, there is a new Question of the Week. It relates to racing systems. But, this time, I want to know how many of you are already researching your own systems, and how many of you are interested in learning how to.
To be honest, I think the readers of this website might be the biggest collection of racing systems fans in the UK. I can't say that for sure, of course, but here's what I do know:
1. There are over 5,000 signed up Geegeez members
2. The numbers so far indicate that 92% of you either already research systems or might be interested in learning how to research them.
Now that second number is based on 49 respondents - the percentages become far more meaningful when there are more replies.
So - it takes literally two seconds to do this - please click the appropriate box to the right, and then click the 'vote' button. You'll then see the running total information, and you'll have helped me understand a little more about what you guys, the dear readers of Geegeez.co.uk, are interested in.
(I'm also pretty confident that we do more here to understand your likes and dislikes, rather than assuming I know what you're for and against, than any other site. At least, that's my objective.)
Thanks for those two seconds of your time. By the way, what did you think of the result? Were you surprised? Maybe add a comment below if you were. As ever, your thoughts are most welcome.
A very quick final plug for the Betfair Espionage system. Yes, it's got one of the WORST sales pages we've seen for ages. And yes, it takes some time to get used to the method (and about an hour to pick the horses out). But.... it's done really very well. 12 from 12 winners for Kevin, my reviewer man (Kevin, can you comment on how it went yesterday please, if you were tracking again?)
Usual Clickbank money-back rules apply - if you're not happy or it doesn't work for you, you get refunded no questions asked.
Kris is closing the doors tonight at midnight. I know this for a fact (ignore the 'there's only 9 copies left' stuff as well - if you want it, just be sure to go to the link below before midnight GMT).
Now then, how about another little system to add to the portfolio?
Following on from the very popular 'bet favourites in selling races' system (see http://www.geegeez.co.uk/892/even-bad-races-have-a-winner-a-new-system/), I've got another ruleset that's proven profitable to follow in recent years.
This time, it's a laying system, and it uses a couple of my universal negatives (i.e. factors that I always consider as unfavourable when looking at the shape of a race) in it's method.
I started by looking at short-priced fillies running against the chaps. On going that was good to firm or softer, and at distances beyond seven furlongs, these runners LOST a whopping 23.71% of stakes. Allowing for laying at around 6-8% over SP (at odds on, the margins between Betfair and SP are much narrower), and paying the 5% commission, this still gives us a tidy enough 12% return on investment.
YEARÂ Â Â WINSÂ Â Â RUNSÂ Â STRIKE%Â Â Â Â Â Â Â LSPÂ Â Â Â LSP%
2005Â Â Â Â Â 26Â Â Â Â Â 50Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 52.00Â Â Â Â Â Â -7.16Â Â -14.32
2006Â Â Â Â Â 25Â Â Â Â Â 61Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 40.98Â Â Â Â Â -21.42Â Â -35.11
2007Â Â Â Â Â 28Â Â Â Â Â 56Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 50.00Â Â Â Â Â -11.54Â Â -20.61
2008Â Â Â Â Â 33Â Â Â Â Â 72Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 45.83Â Â Â Â Â -16.25Â Â -22.57
2009Â Â Â Â Â Â 8Â Â Â Â Â 17Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 47.06Â Â Â Â Â Â -4.34Â Â -25.53
TOTALÂ Â Â 120Â Â Â Â 256Â Â Â Â Â Â 46.88Â Â Â Â Â -60.71Â Â -23.71
Although they win often enough - nearly half of them come home in front - you can still profit handsomely in the long-run, because these beasts are being sent off at 1/2, 1/3, 1/4...
It is of course an inexorable truth that the shorter the odds, the more likely horses are to win. The above system demonstrates that strike rate is only half the battle. That is to say, it is only relevant in the context of the odds on offer.
Finally for this post, it's Thursday so, after a couple of humourless weeks, let's jump back in the Thursday Fun teleportal. Today's destination is Hitler's Bunker, date circa 1945/2009... (with apologies to property speculators and war veterans, both of which groups I hope you see the funny side of this).
Don't forget to answer the question top right!