Geegeez Gold continues to evolve. This week, we've added the first part of the latest addition, Snippets, to the report suite.
The first snippets relate to sires, and are unimaginatively called Sire Snippets. Currently these have been incorporated into a report of the same name. That report can be found here: Sire Snippets
Each snippet appertains to a different cut of the two year performance history of that sire. There are currently four views:
- All: The entire two-year performance history for the sire in question
- Race Type: The two-year history based on race code: Flat Turf, AW, NHF, Hurdle, Chase, Hunter Chase
- Distance Range: The two-year history based on distance, as follows:
- FLAT: Sprint (less than 7.5 furlongs) / Middle Distance (7.5 - 11.5 furlongs) / Staying (greater than 11.5 furlongs)
- JUMPS: Speed (less than 19.5 furlongs) / Middle Distance (19.5 - 25 furlongs) / Marathon (greater than 25 furlongs)
- Age Range: The two-year history based on age, as follows:
- FLAT: 2yo / 3yo / 4yo+
- JUMPS: 3-5yo / 6-8yo / 9yo+
Here's an example of how the data is laid out, which will be familiar to existing users of Gold's reporting suite:
New Report Filters
You may also note that there are two additional filters that have been added to the set at the top of this - and most of the other main - report(s).
They are for A/E and IV, more information on which can be found here.
I personally use a bare minimum setting of 1 for both of these filters, which helps to add a layer of confidence to the returned results. Ideally I'm interested in scores of at least 1.25 for both.
As mentioned, you can see these filters on all of the main reports now. If you don't see them, please refresh your browser cache.
Here's an example of the Trainer / Jockey Combo Report:
What next for Gold Snippets?
This is the first part of the first phase of the addition of snippets to Gold's cards and reports. In due course, it is my intention to add this data to the inline form icons on the racecard. And snippets will not just be for sires, but for trainers also.
The trainer snippets element is a big piece of work that will ultimately lead to an incredible amount of insight being added to the racecards for Gold subscribers. It takes as its inspiration something found on the cards of the US racing daily, Daily Racing Form.
Have a look at this DRF excerpt, which displays the form history of the brilliant Liam's Map prior to his impressive Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile win last October.
Note the red highlighted area, which outlines various contextual elements relating to this runner for this trainer in this race. The key is context. This horse last ran 31-60 days prior to his Breeders' Cup start. It is therefore irrelevant to display the trainer's form with runners lining up after, say, 61-90 days off the track.
Likewise, the Dirt Mile is, oddly enough, a dirt track race, so the trainer's dirt track stats are flagged, but not his turf track record. Make sense? Good.
Ultimately, I'm looking to introduce the relevant contextual snippets into the inline form on the race card, which will look something like this, with the data acting as an addendum to the existing four rows:
Trainer Snippets Report
There will also be a highly configurable report, allowing users to select those snippets of most interest to them, and to apply the normal report filters to those selections.
Here is a basic mock up of roughly how that will look:
As you may be able to gather, there is a degree of complexity associated with this that our existing reports largely don't have. As such, it might be a month or two before this is online. But I for one cannot wait to see how it looks!
So what else is new?
That's just one element of our current development stack. In tomorrow's post, I'll share a video of a very cool upgrade we're building for the Full Form Filter tab. In a stroke of genius inspiration, I decided to call it FFF v2 (I know, brilliant, right?), and I think you're going to love it.
It will be available to Gold subscribers only, but all free registered users will be able to sample its charms daily via the Races of the Day highlighted in yellow on today's racecards. I hope to have this live by the end of next week, so stay tuned. In the meantime, look out for the video tomorrow.
And do let me know what you think about the above!