How To Use The New Speed Ratings

How To Use The New Speed Ratings

Unless you've had your eyes closed and your fingers in your ears, you'll have heard me talking about the new speed ratings we've added to the Geegeez Gold package.

How to use speed ratings

How to use speed ratings

They sit right within the card itself - and we're working on adding them to the pace tab too, for those who like to combine pace and speed - and are already proving to be a huge hit.

But some people have questions about the new numbers, the main one being "How do use the speed ratings?".

It's a good question, and not a simple one to answer, insofar as there is no hard and fast response. Rather, there are lots of ways to incorporate speed ratings into your existing methods, or purely as a standalone betting tool. In the video below, I've outlined a few, using the first few races from Monday 1st September. In it, you'll see examples of:

  • Backing the top-rated
  • Backing the top-rated when clear
  • Backing a horse at a value price in the top two or three ratings
  • Combining multiple horses when they're clear of the rest
  • Using ratings in conjunction with pace profiles
  • Using ratings in conjunction with Instant Expert (form profiles)




p.s. if you have an approach based on using the speed ratings in conjunction with aspects of the racecards, do leave a comment and tell us. Sharing is caring. 😉

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20 replies
  1. Fatboyjim says:

    I worked out my own Double Dutch, with Cusheen Bridge and Provincial Pride in this race and Workbench was the other.

    I really need to spend some time learning how to make the most of the superb resources here, starting with the ratings and pace analysis, also the hot form which I am struggling to get my head around

    • Matt Bisogno says:

      Well done, Jim. Re Hot Form, I’ll try to do another video on it in the near future. I’ve added some video tutorials to the ‘My Geegeez’ area but I’m pretty sure there isn’t anything on that particular report.


  2. festus64 says:

    Good explanation emphasising the co-operation of the Speed Rating with the other tools.

  3. debeers says:

    I have a question regards weight carried and speed rating. When you look at OR and handicaps, the difference between two horses rating is reflected by weight carried e.g Cusheen Bridge OR 109, Provincial Pride 105 and so in handicap the latter gets 4lbs less weight due to difference in OR. Hence my question is do the SR take into effect weight due to be carried in the upcoming race or do we make an allowance? If so how much e.g 1 for each 1lb difference? Hope that is clear.

    • Matt Bisogno says:

      Hi Richard

      The short answer is yes, the ratings do make allowance for weight. How much is a less simple response due to the fact that it’s derived algorithmically.

      Remember, we’re not talking about simple A+B mechanics here. Rather, these data are created using a continually learning sophisticated neural network.

      I hope that answers your question, at least at the high level.


      p.s. for chapter and verse you’d need to speak to Peter, as I’m not party to what happens ‘behind the curtain’ in his ratings engine.

  4. twood715 says:

    Great video, as you say Matt yesterday was a good day for the ratings. I had a dabble using the same processes as you have displayed in the video and was amazed how successful the ratings were. However, I did miss Emef Rock as I went for The Dapper Tapper. Looking forward to trying them out today.


    • Matt Bisogno says:

      Thanks Terry. As I said in the video, Emef Rock was a great ‘hindsight’ play..!

      Good luck today.

  5. Chris Worrall says:

    A lifetime subscription for the equivalent of just 12 months’ subs?
    Seems very generous, Mr. B!

    • Matt Bisogno says:

      I’m committed to helping those who are committed to helping themselves, Mr W!

  6. tonesboy says:

    Great stuff Matt! You work hard on helping your customers to find that ‘edge’, it’s really nice to see!

  7. carlow says:

    Just tried out the new speed rating with pace and instant expert tried it out at kempton tonight got 10/1 winner in loumarin and 2/1 2nd with swordbearer I don’t think thats a bad result for first time keep up the good work cheers

    • Matt Bisogno says:

      Spot on, Tony. Very well done!

      That’s exactly the combination I use most 🙂


  8. tonyb65 says:

    This type of video is very helpful Matt and thanks for putting it up.

    I wish you the best of luck and happy punting.

  9. heavypaul says:

    A question regarding ratings in general not just speed ratings is what exactly is the rating, is the rating the horses latest run, is the rating the horses latest run over today’s conditions, is the rating it’s best in say the last 3 runs or best this season etc., I could go on and on but the question I’m leading to is which (if any) of the above apply to your ratings, we all know a speed rating is meaningless if the race itself has no pace, this also means the speed rating for this race is also meaningless and many of the ratings given to horses running are plain wrong because none or few of the races were truly run and only when a horse is involved in a truly run race can a speed rating be trusted to be accurate.

    Regards Paul

    • Matt Bisogno says:

      Hi Paul

      Good question, and the answer is that this rating is the ‘Master Figure’, i.e. the recent top, for the flat; and the average of the last three (max) in National Hunt races.

      It is the same number in both cases as Peter uses to derive his ‘top rated’ in his current subscription offerings.

      Hope that clarifies.

  10. steve2403 says:

    hmmm – food for thought…. like the SR plus instant expert analysis. But to cut down on time – which particular races would you recommend I look at – my own thought is perhaps just handicap races of less than 2.5 miles and better than soft or heavy going.

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