Tomorrow’s Racecards and Pace Analysis Reports LIVE!

Establish the pace profile of the race in a flash with the Pace Analysis tab.

Establish the pace profile of the race in a flash

They're finally here, patient reader, and not before time. I'm talking about tomorrow's racecards and pace profiles for all UK races.

Whilst I've had access to them for a good while, for various reasons I've been unable to share the info until now.

So, what's new?

Well, not a lot, and quite a lot.

First, there's a new and important spin on the existing racecards, full form filters, and race analysis reports so many of you love using on a daily basis. (By the way, if you've yet to experience the cards, or are unsure how to use them, this post will help a lot).

The great news is that tomorrow's cards will now be available from 6pm the night before racing. If you've limited access to the internet during the day, or just prefer to do your picking in the evenings, then you're in luck.

You'll see exactly the same layout for everything as you do now, but 'everything' will include the next day's info.

Next day's racecards. Next day's form filters. Next day's race analysis reports.

But that's not all you'll see...

We've introduced the Pace Reports to the tab system as well now. Pace is a much under-used component in British horse racing, and it's actually fundamental to understanding how a horse race will play out.

In places like Hong Kong and the United States, pace is one of the first variables to be considered. And yet here in the UK, it's hard to even locate a source of pace info, without painstakingly going through the form line by line.

Well, the new Pace Reports take the grunt out of that - in the same way that the other tabs take the grunt out of other aspects of form study.

Each horse is given a score from 1 to 4.

1 means held up or raced far off the lead

2 means raced in mid-division

3 means chased the leaders or raced prominently

4 means led, or disputed lead

This gives a total score range for horses with four or more UK runs of between 4 and 16. A score of 4 would mean the horse was held up each time, and a score of 16 indicates the horse led or disputed the lead each time.

Simple enough, but because horses tend to have quite well-defined running styles, we can be fairly confident that what they've historically done, they're likely to do today.

By understanding the running style of all of the horses in a race -based on their most recent four UK starts - we can get a good handle on the 'shape' of the race.

Here's an example of how it looks in practice. Click the image to render it full size.

Establish the pace profile of the race in a flash with the Pace Analysis tab.

Establish the pace profile of the race in a flash

In sprint races for instance, it's very helpful to see where the pace is, in conjunction with the draw. In this example, perennial pace setter Ballista looked to have it all to do from stall twelve.

In other cases, the pace report can show a race where there's likely to be a lot of early pace - indicated by a number of horses with high Pace Scores - or a single horse that could get 'an easy lead', giving it a chance of stealing the race from the front.

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There are some people who use pace as the SOLE determinant of their bets, especially in small fields. I am not one of them, but it really can be that powerful.

So I'm delighted to be able to add it to the already excellent geegeez race cards.

But wait, there's more!

As well as the upgraded racecards, and access to them the night before, I've also introduced a new 'Gold Members' page. No, not the sexually pre-occupied villain in the Austin Powers movie of the same name.

This Gold Members' area will be a place to share bonus materials. We'll be adding something new there every month: monthly trainer info; niche systems; big meeting angles, and so on. And, again, this will be exclusive to Gold level subscribers.

How Much?

So, let's cut to the chase. As you'll have figured out - or as you'll know, if you've been reading my waffle for any length of time - for this additional level of content, which will be built upon in the near future with even more quality tools and tips, there is a small monthly cost for the use of these premium tools.

Not much, I hope you'll agree, but ideally enough collectively to cover the expansive costs of licensing the data, and of hiring clever people to turn into the pages of beauty and utility you've seen on the site in recent times.

A computer form book, such as Computer Timeform, costs a hefty £102.50 per month for both flat and jumps. In fairness, it is an excellent tool, and does have more functionality than appears on geegeez (currently). But much of the info is less accessible to your average punter than the colour-coded easy-to-view geegeez content.

A step closer to home, RacingPost.com charges £14.50 for their basic level of service, which excludes any of their tipping columns, and also doesn't have any of the user-friendly reporting that geegeez does... and certainly doesn't have anything like the pace reports.

The cost of a geegeez Gold level subscription is...

 

...free for 28 days.

 

Thereafter, if you'd like to continue viewing the racecards the night before, including the pace reports; and continue receiving the bonus content in the Gold Members' area (worth the sub on its own, no question); and receive all of the new reports and tools that are currently in development...

...your subscription will be £10 + VAT per month. That's £12/month total.

That really is the lowest I can offer this for. I hope you think that's fair. Either way, you really should take a free trial to see how these new pieces work (and to 'steal' the corking system in the Gold Member area!)

Registered users should login and click 'View Profile'. There you'll find the upgrade link in your members' area.

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Of course, if you don't want to upgrade that's fair enough. Registered users will continue to get the same level of access they currently enjoy.

But they'll not see the cards the night before. And they'll not get the valuable pace insights. And they'll not get the very cool Irish racing system that's been going great guns (profits in each of the last six months) which is this month's bonus Gold Member area content.

I could sell the selections for that system for more than £12 per month on their own. Believe me, it's way better than most of the retrofit garbage I see.

But you can get it just by registering for a 28 day free trial to geegeez Gold.

Registered users should login and click 'View Profile'. Theere you'll find the upgrade link in your members' area.

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19 replies
  1. Ian Nichols says:

    This looks very good and I have sign up
    BUT I wonder IF you could give us the pace score to be looking out for on that race course?

    • Matt Bisogno says:

      Hi Ian

      I’m afraid we don’t currently have that information to hand. It is an interesting point though, and well worth looking into.

      Matt

  2. LabMaster says:

    Hi Matt,

    Expanding on Ian’s request, I’d like to see a few articles on using these ratings effectively. There’s obviously a lot more to pace than meets the eye. Exciting stuff for sure.

    Paul

  3. Johnners77 says:

    Loved RAR and couldn’t resist RAPR so have subscribed! Need a reminder on how the Rating column works Matt – is there a link for this? Have piled in early for Cheltenham tomorrow and will see how I get on…some potential decent ew bets at good value. Look forward to the features available to Gold members. Great stuff. Mark J

    • Matt Bisogno says:

      Hi Mark

      Thanks for trying the Gold level.

      Ratings are as follows:
      T – today’s official rating
      L – last winning official rating
      D – difference between today’s official rating and the horse’s last official winning rating (when the horse has won having been officially rated)

      Hope that makes sense, and I need to get ‘hover’ boxes with that info on the page as I’m always getting asked it!!!

      Matt

  4. Sgtmajor says:

    Hi Matt,
    One point on the cards. I cannot find where it says whether the horse is colt, gelding filly etc.
    John

    • Matt Bisogno says:

      Hi John

      Good question. It currently doesn’t say that. One on the ‘to do’ list. We are working through a number of the finer points.

      Best,
      Matt

  5. dolphin68 says:

    Hello Matt….I have a question. If you take the free 28 day trial, are you committed to taking out a monthly subscription for a period of time or can you simply ‘cancel’ after 28 days? I’m certainly tempted but currently subscribe to horseracebase which I really like, but I’m drawn to the simplicity of the Geegeez cards – lots of features like patternform – but laid out in a much more aesthetic way.

    Do you have any plans to build on the trainer and jockey filters under the ‘Full Horse Form’ tab, say to include check boxes for Class, Distance and Value of races won (in prize money)?

    • Matt Bisogno says:

      Hi dolphin68,

      Geegeez offering will always be different to the excellent horseracebase site. But it will also be different, and so the two services are far from mutually exclusive.

      To answer your question, yes, by all means unsubscribe after 28 days if it’s not for you or there’s not sufficiently more than you have at HRB. That’s the whole point of the trial!

      Best,
      Matt

  6. carbine says:

    Hi Matt

    How do we log into the cards i joined gold members today but cant access the cards

    David

  7. Ray says:

    Hi Matt,

    I am knew to horse racing and referring to the Pace Reports I don’t understand your comments concerning Ballista.

    “In sprint races for instance, it’s very helpful to see where the pace is, in conjunction with the draw. In this example, perennial pace setter Ballista looked to have it all to do from stall twelve.”

    In my ignorance I am thinking a Pace Score of 15 for Ballista is a good indicator that this is a horse to be considered.

    If you have the time please set me straight 🙂

    Ray

    • Matt Bisogno says:

      Hi Ray

      The score needs to be considered in a broader context than just the number, UNLESS the number is clear of the other scores. Basically, the reason I implied Ballista might be opposable is because although he has lots of pace, he was drawn widest of all, meaning he’d likely expend a lot of energy in trying to get across to the rail and/or be compromised by other horses in his way.

      You’re not alone (by any manner of means) in not really following this yet, so I’ll do a video to help people understand how it works.

      Best Regards,
      Matt

  8. ziderman57 says:

    For anyone quibbling about £12 a month I only started looking at the racecards on the 1st of dec
    if you backed the top 2 rated from them you would have had a 20-1 17-1 16-1 13-1 12-1 12-1 and 9 others over 9-1 plus 16 at lesser (but good) prices and the glorious 1st december when
    a 31-1 18-1 11-1 10-1 and others ! popped up ON ONE DAY todays 13-1 and 12-1 upped my bank nicely- add a simple staking system and kerrr-ching !! Matt is the real deal and the chief…errr goldmember …………………….in a nice way !

    Happy xmas to the bisogno believers !! Phill

  9. ziderman57 says:

    Oh forgot to add dont touch the all weather with the ratings they dont seem to pan out
    phill

  10. Maria Doyle says:

    yes I am enjoying your new website just now. its great to be able to see the horses end riders listed on the page. great progress on your part. I am not well at the moment a am really enjoying the search thanks very much maria

  11. CalneJohn says:

    New Years Eve and I thought I would sign up. BUT I hate giving payment details when I don’t know what i’m getting. This page says …free for 28 days. The next page says ‘And you can trial it all FREE for 14 days’ and further down the page it says ‘GET 14 DAYS ACCESS TO GEEGEEZ GOLD FOR £1 HERE’. Guess its my fault for waiting to sign up

    • Matt Bisogno says:

      Hi John

      It may be your fault for waiting to sign up, but it’s my fault a) for the inconsistency in pricing (will sort this morning), and b) for not knowing what you’re getting (I need to write some ‘salesy’ blurb).

      Best,
      Matt

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