David Probert sports the geegeez.co.uk logo at Royal Ascot earlier this month

Geegeez Roundup: Lucky Pants, the Guard, Gold stuff

Gosh, it's been a while. Ten days in fact. What's new with you? Ignoring the dominant headlines of the past week - on both front and back pages - here at geegeez.co.uk, there are a few noteworthy, if largely inconsequential in the grand scheme, updates.

First up, a massive well done to Geegeez-sponsored jockey, David Probert, who had a tremendous day yesterday at Brighton. He won the first race of the afternoon aboard 6/1 chance, Assertive Agent, and then followed that up with 14/1 Curious Fox in race two. That was just the start, though, as Probert rattled off the hat-trick with a patient ride aboard Fashion Parade, an 8/1 shot, to register a 944/1 treble.

 

Three further rides passed as the elusive quest for a first ever career four-timer looked to be slipping away... but, on his last of seven mounts at the seaside track, Ron Harris' Noverre To Go proved just the steed for a little personal history-making.

Their victory at 15/2 rounded out a staggering 8,031.5/1 quad, and made for a very happy Davy P. I texted David last night to congratulate him and suggest it was all down to his lucky Geegeez pants, to which he replied, "Thanks Matt. Yes, they're still working! Hope it keeps going."

So do we, David, so do we!

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Elsewhere, and as I mentioned in my last round up post - which you can look back on here - we have a number of horses in training syndicated through geegeez.co.uk. Nonagon was well touted in that post and ran out a 10/1 winner for us a few days later. He's since run second when stepped up to two miles before failing to get the run of the race in a pedestrian heat at Redcar. They can't go quickly enough for him from the gate with his relentless gallop a real asset when the early pace is sizzling.

Whilst I don't have the same confidence in Dragoon Guard at this stage, he's shaping nicely and ran well last time when third at Fontwell. He runs again this afternoon and, though the rain will make Worcester's two and a half mile trip feel more like three, we'd be hopeful of another good spin IF he can see it out.

Table Manners, another of our syndicate horses, received an opening handicap mark of 56 (which, of course, counts her out of 0-55 races), and I'd expect she'll be competitive sooner rather than later in that grade. Her debut run was very good and, though she's not backed that up yet, she will find life easier in handicap company. Keep her on side.

The Geegeez Geegee is on his summer break, and will come back to handicap chasing in the late summer/early autumn. And we have East Wing, an unraced bumper horse - full brother to Listed bumper winner, Coeur Blimey - who has needed a bit more time, to look forward to later in the year, as well.

Hopefully Dragoon Guard will be able to go very close to winning this afternoon if he lasts home in what could be pretty testing conditions.

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Meanwhile, development continues on Geegeez Gold, as always, and we have a few additional snippets up our sleeves for our next release: snippets being the operative word.

We recently introduced the Sire Snippets report, and we're now working on making the content of that report contextual within the racecard for Gold subscribers. "What within the what?!" Contextual within the racecard... here's what I mean.

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Clicking on the breeding icon in the racecard will, for Gold users and on Races of the Day for free users, soon also reveal the sire's two year overall performance. Further, you'll be able to see how that sire has fared with horses in the relevant age range, race type (flat turf, AW, hurdle, chase, NHF), and race distance bracket.

This will be especially handy for horses with limited form - for instance, maidens, novice hurdles and National Hunt Flat races.

It represents part of a wider piece around sires. In the same upcoming release we'll be adding sire search functionality, and you'll be able to add sires to your Tracker as well.

These pieces will be available within a fortnight or so.

In due course, though not this next release, we'll have similar two-year contextual snippets for trainers as well. These will incorporate, for example, the trainer's record with first time handicap runners (when he/she is running a horse in a handicap for the first time); with today's jockey; with horses switching to his/her stable (on yard debut); with two-year-olds first time out (when running a 2yo debutant); and so on.

I think it will be a super-cool addition, and it should be online before the end of August.

We have much more in the pipeline, including extra bookmakers in the odds comparison tab; the long-awaited draw/pace content; and an upgraded pace tab that includes historical performance data by run style for races at the course and distance of the race you are looking at. Here's what I mean:

The new improved Pace tab, coming soon...

The new improved Pace tab, coming soon...

 

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We've got plenty of exciting geegeez.co.uk-related stuff happening at the moment, and I'm very happy that you're an ongoing part of it. Thanks for reading!

Matt

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8 replies
  1. Bubbles180 says:

    great article will be watching the syndicate horses intently, can not wait for the new additions to the site even though you have the best site on the web today, these new addittions can only make our betting even better and more consistent. I’m already producing better results than ever before from using GeeGeez: keep up the excellent work!

    • Matt Bisogno says:

      Thanks a lot, Bubbles. Great to hear of your improved results since using Gold. We’ll certainly try to keep up the good work!

      Matt

  2. Richard says:

    Hi Matt, quick query regarding the 2 year sire “snippet” shown. Flat Turf runs is showing as 9 runs / 1 win. “But Flat Middle” says 13 runs / 3 wins. Does the “Flat Middle” include A.W.? If so I’ve answered my own query, lol.

    • Matt Bisogno says:

      You’ve (hopefully) answered your own question, Richard! We’re still checking data etc, so it could be a glitch. But more likely given where we are in the process is that it’s AW included. Good spot, all the same!

      Matt

  3. N17 says:

    Good to hear about the improvements to the Gold service Matt.

    Just coming to the end of my first month of membership and I keep asking myself why didn’t I join before! An excellent service which is certainly helping my betting bank to increase at a better rate than before I joined. My only regret is that I don’t always have enough time to use all the features but I’m still making a profit so I can’t really complain.

    Many thanks to all at Geegeez Gold. Your hard work is appreciated.

  4. acranea says:

    Dragoon Guard carried my money today & I was counting the winnings 2 out.Looked to be travelling easily better than the leader.Of all the ways to lose a bet I always find it the most galling when a horse finds nothing when asked to go & win.Watched him a few times now & he doesn’t seem to have a finish in him.
    I reckon i’ll give him one more go if he finds a race on ground without soft anywhere in the description but so far he’s cost me more than any other horse in my tracker.Could you have a word with him on my behalf & make it clear that I’m less than impressed? 🙂

    • Matt Bisogno says:

      Hi Brian

      Just be thankful you’re not paying the training fees!

      More seriously, of course, you don’t have to back him. And, as a student of form, you’ll know that he was up a quarter mile in trip today on a more searching track and on rain softened ground. Very different conditions from last time. You’ll also have noted the ten lengths and more back to the third horse, and the fact that the winner had been dropped eight pounds – and therefore into this grade – without actually running.

      What I’m trying to say is that I think you’re being pretty harsh. We may not have quite got home – certainly not as well as the winner, who was ridiculously (and I do mean the handicapper has made a ridiculous decision – why drop a horse so much when it hasn’t even run poorly?) well in – but we’ve beaten the rest of the field by clear daylight. Moreover, we feel he’ll be better on better ground and he probably didn’t quite see out the twenty furlongs on soft (it was absolutely throwing it down for much of the afternoon, especially just before and during our race).

      All the same, I’ve had a chat with the horse and he promises to try harder next time…

      Matt

      p.s. the other division of the race was run a full 7.8 seconds slower, which according to the official scale equates to 31 lengths!
      http://www.britishhorseracing.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Lengths-Per-Second-Scale-tables.pdf

  5. acranea says:

    I take all that on board Matt.Tongue was firmly in the cheek with my post as I hope you realised.That’s why I said I’m perfectly happy to back him on better ground.
    I’d still say he doesn’t look to have much of a finish in him though.That’s a visual impression made over his last 3 runs not just this one.I’d be a lot happier to see him running on clear going into the last than trying to come late.
    As for ground…well…I got truly done over by it today.Had a bet at Catterick on what I thought was a good price based on a going report that said “Good,Good to Soft in places” only to tune in to see mud flying as if it was Ffos Las in November 🙁 My heart sank (along with my money & the horse,who looked as if he just wanted to go home)
    Handicappers? Don’t even go there! There must be a name for the sort of mental illness some of them seem to suffer from but I’m not sure what it might be.

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