We've added some more new bells and whistles to Geegeez Gold today, and this post will help you understand what they are and, more importantly, what they can do for you...
First up, do check out the User Guide - latest version here - particularly page six, which has details of the changes since last time.
Below is a video which covers all the changes, and also highlights something else coming soon... but for those who prefer to read than listen, below the video you'll find some pointers to the changes.
New Geegeez Gold Stuff: July 2017
Silks on Fast Results
The first change is purely cosmetic. We think our fast results page is pretty cool, aggregating as it does a full day's results in a single view. But, though cool, it wasn't very sexy. Now it's both cool and sexy - phwhooarrr! 😉
HC1 Bug Fix
Like that itch on the bit of your shoulder you can't quite reach either over and down or under and up, this bug was a small but irritating thing. It manifested when a trainer had more than one handicap debutant runner on a given day; in such circumstances, only the first HC1 runner was highlighted. This led to me, and some of you, missing good winners. Bugger.
We've fixed it now - nothing much more to say except sorry, and hoorah!
Query Tool Upgrade
The main body of this release is given over to Query Tool, which has had an upgrade. Still in its early stages as a tool, we've made a couple of functional enhancements and added a bunch of extra query variables. Specifically...
Show / Hide Variables
As we add more and more variables, the interface becomes increasingly - and necessarily - cluttered. To some degree that is unavoidable. But if you don't use a subset of the variables, there's no reason why they should be making your life awkward by getting in the way. Now they won't.
Beside each variable is a little minus sign. Clicking on that will move the variable to the new HIDDEN accordion section. If you make a mistake, or find you need to use a certain variable which has been moved to the HIDDEN section, just go there and click the + next to it to reinstate.
HINT: Variables in the HIDDEN section are still usable, so it could be used as a shortlist section as well, if required.
New Variables Added
In this release we welcome some new variables, as follows.
RACE now has MAJOR RACE CLASS, representing the sub-divisions of Class 1 for Group/Grade 1, 2, and 3 races, and for Listed races. We have included all Irish Grade A, B and C handicaps into the Listed bracket.
RUNNER has several new variables. EQUIPMENT allows users to specify headgear and/or tongue tie; CARD WEIGHT and ACTUAL WEIGHT provide for weight carrying queries (the difference being that ACTUAL WEIGHT factors in the deduction of a jockey's claim); CARD DRAW and ACTUAL DRAW allow stall position queries (ACTUAL DRAW being the racecard draw minus any non-runners drawn inside); and users can query based on OFFICIAL RATING and SPEED RATING as well now.
Note that EQUIPMENT and SPEED RATING only have data back to 2014, so it is recommended that queries are kept to the last three years or so.
HIDDEN, as discussed, is the place where your unwanted variables will hang out until such time as you decide they're needed.
Query Tool Integrates With Form Book
Lastly, but not leastly, we have now integrated QT with our main form book. This means that clicking on a race time/date/course will take you to that race result. Clicking on a horse, trainer or jockey will open a new window with that horse/trainer/jockey's full form inside. We still have more work to do in this space but this is an important step forward.
That's all for this release. There is much more to come in the second half of the year but, for now, I hope you find some value in the latest upgrades. We continue to work hard to ensure that Gold is not just one of the most comprehensive racing form provisions, but also the more user-friendly, and the best value offering on the market.
Some similar, though less feature-rich and/or easy-to-use, services cost over a hundred quid a month. Geegeez Gold is just £297 for a YEAR! Or £30 a month if you prefer. If you want to get ahead with your racing betting, you need the best information, and you need it delivered in the quickest, most easy to consume format. That's our thing.