As longer term readers/subscribers will know, we're constantly investing in improving geegeez.co.uk and, in particular, the toolkit that is Geegeez Gold. In the past year and a half, we've added a new metric (Percentage of Rivals Beaten), the Profiler tab in the cards, a more mobile friendly version of the entire site, new reports for 1st time headgear and sectional fast finishers, and a whole host of smaller changes.
Many of those changes were perhaps geared towards more dedicated or experienced bettors; mindful of that, we wanted to do something that would have broader appeal and, arguably, would be more accessible to our army of casual/time-pressed players. And so, I'd like to introduce you to Bet Finder, the sixth tool in the Geegeez Gold kit bag, and free to all registered users for the remainder of September.
To help you get up and running straight away, there is a video below where I put Bet Finder through its paces and, after that, some words and pictures about the new tool for those who prefer to read than to listen.
What exactly is Bet Finder?
Bet Finder is a tool that allows the quick filtering of the hundreds of horses entered each day down to a handful of interest to you. It is literally push button easy to use.
Consisting of two tabs - Filters and Qualifiers - we begin on the Filters view, which looks like this:
Above is the 'fully open' view, and users can hide or show all sections with the '+' and '-' buttons top left:
Clicking on any blue header block will open that specific section. Here I've opened the 'Basic Filters' section:
There are buttons top right for 'Today' and 'Tomorrow', and to 'Reset' the filters.
[Note that when looking at the 'Tomorrow' data, some ratings do not get published until the evening.]
Selecting a filter will highlight it and reduce the value in brackets on the Qualifiers tab button - the number of qualifying horses satisfying the selected criteria.
In the example above, I've selected 'Beaten Favourite last time out' and 'Up in Class'. The Qualifiers tab tells me there are three horses matching those criteria.
Clicking the 'Qualifiers' button displays them:
The qualifier table can be sorted by any of the column headings, and clicking on the race time will take you to the race in question for further analysis if you're that way inclined.
There is a green 'CSV' button top right in the 'Qualifiers' view from which users may download the filtered list of qualifiers.
Beneath the Bet Finder tool itself is an explanation of what the filters are. Here, for example, are the explainers for 'Advanced Trainer Form Positive':
Where can I find the Bet Finder tool?
Bet Finder can be found from the Tools page here, or from the Tools menu anywhere on site.
Do I have access to Bet Finder?
If you want it, yes! From now until the end of September, Bet Finder is free to all registered users. From October onwards, it will move into the premium Geegeez Gold service.
I very much hope you'll find this new tool useful, and if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please do share them in the 'replies' space below.
And if you're enjoying some success with a particular combination of filters and are happy to share, please do!
Thanks, and Good Luck!