The Shortlist, 19th May 2014


Important news regarding The Shortlist today. I have spent the weekend pondering various aspects of geegeez content, and have decided that - from Friday of this week - The Shortlist will end.

It has been a fun and exciting addition to the site, with plenty of very big-priced winners, but as a free service which takes its lead from the paid content in the Race Analysis Reports, it's not fair to paying subscribers.

There is not currently a plan to replace The Shortlist with anything else, though free subscribers will be able to continue to enjoy Double Dutch, our profitable 2 x 2 daily service.

Monday's The Shortlist is below.

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Today's racecards are here.

2.30 Sou - Dynastic - 5/1 Coral
4.30 Sou - Abi Scarlet - 15/8 BetVictor
5.30 Sou - Sakash - 5/2 BetVictor
6.25 Ros - Abby Cadabby - 7/2 BetVictor
7.45 Lei - Bold Lass - 9/2 Betfred
8.35 Win - Touch The Clouds - 20/1 PP



The Shortlist is a simple concept: I go through the Race Analysis Reports each day to find horses which I consider to be of interest. I then publish that list of horses here. Some will win, many will lose. It is hoped that the winners will cover the losers and leave a bit of gravy on the punting platter. Now, before I go on, I need to make (labour!) a really important point. And it is this: the Race Analysis Reports are deliberately interpretive.

That is, different people will highlight different horses depending on whether they're using the win or place statistics, and which columns they sort on (based on which elements they consider most important in a given race). So, these will be the horses on MY shortlist. Feel free to do with them what you will. You may have a different shortlist, and you are most certainly encouraged to go and play with the numbers to find what works best for you.

As regular readers will know, it makes absolute sense to get the best price you can about any selection you're backing. Put another way, it makes no sense whatsoever to accept a shorter price than the best available unless you've got too much money and are keen to give some away! 😉

So, if you don't already have accounts with all the main bookmakers, you should get them. Seriously. Not only will they give you free bets when you start, but you'll also  more importantly - always get the best value on any bet you make by ensuring you take the top price. It's just daft not to.

Here at geegeez, we've got a special software tool which takes the hard (and dull) work of opening accounts, and makes it easy. You fill out a single form, and our software does the rest, opening up to twelve accounts for you with all the major bookmakers.

Just click here to put it to work for you.

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8 replies
  1. Rambler
    Rambler says:

    Hi Matt – Shame about this part of the site closing. I will now have to research exactly how to use the Race cards rather than rely on your talent for spotting a likely long priced winner/e.w. bet.

    Thanks for the fun


  2. AndrewFox
    AndrewFox says:

    If the problem is that it’s not fair to paying subscribers, then why not simply make it accessible only to them..?

  3. Bernie
    Bernie says:

    I have only just got over the shock of Winning Trainers stopping – and now this!

  4. bigvern63
    bigvern63 says:

    Be sad to see The Shortlist today, yet another profitable part of the site that more than covers membership – any chance of keeping it alive for paying members? It is invaluable for people like me who lack both the time and expertise to look at the race cards in detail during the working week.

    Thanks, Chris

  5. Boggy2
    Boggy2 says:

    Hi Matt
    I really value the short list which has led to many winners, are you scrapping it completely or making it part of members service?

  6. JayKay
    JayKay says:

    Please keep the ShortList active as part of the subscriber part of the site. Its such a valuable starting point

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