TTS 09/10: Your Questions Answered

Blimey, dear reader, and crikey as well! The response to TTS has been - unsurprisingly - exceptional. Lots of you have already secured your copy for the winter season and I know from your feedback how impressed you are with the package.

Of course, none of that surprises me because I know what a top notch job Gavin's done with it. But what did surprise me a little bit was quite how many questions you asked, meaning some of you don't have all the information you need to work out whether TTS is going to be with you. It's no sweat if it's not, but I do want to make sure that as many Geegeez readers as want TTS, have TTS.

So... I've put together a mini Q&A session below. (If you have any further questions, please leave them in the comments at the bottom and I'll do what I can to answer them based on my knowledge of the software and the service).

Q. How long does it take to find the selections each day? And is it difficult?

A. I reckon it might take twenty minutes to find the runners when you start out, and that this time would come down to ten or fifteen minutes as you get familiar with the manual. It might take a bit longer on a Saturday if there's lots of meetings, but that's true of any betting system.

As for difficulty, each trainer at each track has a comment like this one, taken from the Directors' Cut freebie:

CHEPSTOW
Miss V. Williams Class 3-5, 2m2f – 3mile Chases

So, if racing was at Chepstow that day, you'd simply look for Venetia Williams' runners, and identify any that were in chase races, classes 3-5 and between 2m2f and 3m in distance. All of the information you need is in any daily newspaper or online at either racingpost.com or sportinglife.com

Easy peasy.

Moreover, when you sign up for TTS manual, you'll also get a month's free access to the selections in a special members' area, meaning you can compare your own findings with the 'official' version. After the first month, you can stay subscribed for the rest of the season for a small ongoing fee.

Or, best of all, and for busy / lazy types, you can run the bot, which will pick up all selections from a central computer and place the bets according to your placement criteria only if the horses in question are 14/1 or shorter (as all TTS horses must be).

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Q. I'm worried I won't be able to use the software - it looks complicated and I'm not very good with computers...

A. There is really no need to be worried about the software. If you can use a mouse, and can work the internet, you've got more than enough computer savvy to operate this software. It's based heavily on the software I use with my Laying System, and that was built with complete simplicity in mind. I recognise that many people who enjoy horse racing are not the best with computers (that includes me!), and so I insisted that the software was as easy to run as possible.

So... you load it up with a double click (like you do with any other program), then you enter your username and password (like you do with any betting account you might have online), then you click the big flashing button and you're set! Difficult? Erm, no... so please don't worry about that. 🙂

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Q. Isn't TTS very expensive this year? I mean last season it was only £37 a month...

A. OK, I do understand that TTS seems expensive, compared to last season. £197 for the automated bot plus the manual for the whole seven month season might appear a lot. But let's think about that. If you'd paid £37 a month last year for the season, you'd have made seven installments for a total of £259.

If you just take the manual this season, it will cost you £67. Add in six further monthly instalments of £27, and you have a total of £229. Or if you take the three-payment option, allowing you to spread your costs, your commitment is £231 for the automated platinum package.

The best value is of course the one off £197, which works out at just £28 a month for the season.

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Last season, TTS sold for £37 a month without the bot software! (and, incidentally, was still a bargain, as it made subscribers well over a thousand pounds for just £20 stakes).

So, it's a whopping 33% CHEAPER than last season, AND it does everything for you. That's why I was so excited about TTS this year!

[In the above, I've almost entirely failed to mention the fact that, quite apart from the price, the value of the package is probably in the thousands rather than the hundreds. TTS has profited to the tune of well over a thousand pounds in each of the three seasons it's been on sale, and that's just for backing with £20 stakes...]

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Q. I already run a bot - will it work alongside that one?

A. A very good question. The TTS bot will work alongside any other bot out there, so long as you have sufficient funds in your Betfair account to cover any wagers you're striking each day. Incidentally, I'm afraid for all you Apple Mac owners, that is one thing the TTS bot won't work on, unless you run your Mac under Windows emulation (and I'm confident most of you won't want to do that!)

Q. What if I don't like TTS? It's a lot of money to spend if I don't like it...

A. Again, an entirely reasonable question. Gavin recognises that not everyone will get on with TTS, and that the investment is significant for a racing system, even if it is (in my opinion, at least) the best National Hunt guide available (let me know if there's a better one out there!).

But it's not for everyone. That's why you can try TTS and the software out for a full four weeks and, if it doesn't work for you, or you can't get to grips with the software, or... heck, even if you don't like the big red flashing 'bet' button (!), just email Gavin and ask for your money back.

He will disable the software (naturally), and provide you with a prompt and courteous refund. No questions, no quibbles, money back.

That's how I like to do business, and that's how Gavin likes to do business. But I'm pretty confident you're going to love what he's got for you.

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Like I say, I've received a lot of questions in the last 24 hours, and I do want anybody who's thinking about joining us on the big TTS adventure this winter to be able to do so with their eyes wide open, and all niggles answered. So, if I didn't answer your question above, please leave a comment below and I'll do what I can to help.

Best,

Matt

p.s. I've checked the entries (took about fifteen minutes to go through five racecards - I'm a pro 😉 - and the first TTS runners of the season are more than likely to be on Sunday, so you've missed nothing yet.

p.p.s. I'm pretty certain that TTS will have the 'sold out' sign up before the first runners. Not hype, but a fact. As those of you who were around in March will know, my Flat Racing Profiles sold out in eight days. I had a hundred more copies of that available than Gavin has of TTS, and I reckon they'll all be gone before the weekend.

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18 replies
  1. Mark says:

    Hi I am just wondering why do I need to buy either the bot or more importantly the manual ? I have a copy of TTS for the Nat Hunt season 2008/09 and all the info I need to find this years runners will be in that version (obviously this season will differ slightly because of updates)
    I must admit it is a great bit of research and does throw up some good winners but surely I am right in thinking that it would nt be worth the extra £67 for this seasons book.
    Thank You

    • Matt Bisogno says:

      Hi Mark

      Excellent question! If you’re happy that last season’s data is sufficient, and you’re ok with finding the selections yourself, and you have the time to track the pre-race market to check the odds, then you will find about 60% of the trainers are the same as last year (though there might be tweaks to the rules, based on their performance six years ago (i.e. the first year of last year’s manual’s research) and last year’s).

      If you’d like to be told what to back, or you don’t have last year’s manual, or you want the up-to-date list, or you want the automated software to make all the decisions for you, then you’ll need this season’s offering.

      Hope that clarifies.
      Matt

  2. Warren Martin says:

    Matt

    I’m not yet familiar with betfair, just about to open an account with them, but do have several other internet betting accounts. Does the ‘BOT’ enable you to make each-way selections?

    Regards, Warren

    • Matt Bisogno says:

      Hi Warren

      I’m afraid the bot is designed specifically to bet in the win markets for each race, so would not be able to strike each way or ‘place’ wagers.

      Thanks
      Matt

  3. Toby says:

    Hi Matt, nice article. I have a quick question that you might be able to help with. For £20.00 level stakes, what sort of bank roll would you advise somebody to start off with? Or put another way, if somebody started off with a £500.00 bank roll, what percentage of this would you advise somebody use as their stakes i.e. 3%, 5%, etc

    Regards

    Toby

    • Matt Bisogno says:

      Hi Toby

      Thanks for your question. I recommend level stakes and a bank of at least 30 points ideally. So, for £20’s I’d advocate a starting bank of £600, if possible.

      Matt

  4. morton wishart says:

    HY Matt/Gavin
    I was on the earlybird list but have given thought to the fact that every bet (going with last 4seasons stats) would need to be at £20.
    I am a OAP and £10 would be my max. bet.
    On those lines I would hardly break even over the period at the known cost.
    So unfortunately I cannot be a member,sorry.
    Regards morton

    • Matt Bisogno says:

      Hi Morton

      Thanks for your comment. Even at £10, you’d have been looking at over £500 profit in the last three seasons, and you could get up and running for £67.
      That said, if it feels like a stretch financially, then I completely understand that. I’m not saying this is the panacea for everything (of course!).

      Rather, I just believe that for people who do buy racing systems, I’d implore them to get this one because I know how well it’s worked historically.

      But, ultimately, betting needs to be fun and it needs to be affordable and paid for out of ‘disposable income’. I wouldn’t encourage anybody to stretch themselves further financially than they’re entirely comfortable.

      As you’ll know, both Gavin and I advocate responsible betting.

      Thanks again for your comment, which was both valid and very well put.

      Best,
      Matt

  5. Paul says:

    Hi Matt,
    In a previous thread, I asked a question about using TTS bot and your own Laying System bot in tandem. You answered as follows :-
    there is no problem with running them both in parallel (though it is possible for a horse to be selected as a lay by Laying System and a bet by TrainerTrackStats – I’m not sure what I’d do in that situation!)

    This was a little worrying and I’d like to know what you WOULD do if that situation arose.
    TTS was originally your ‘baby’ and I’m assuming you will still use it for selections to back. However, if your Laying System throws up the same selection as a lay, then it doesn’t really inspire confidence in either system…… they can’t both be right.

    Rgds,

    Paul

    • Matt Bisogno says:

      Hi Paul

      I’m surprised that you think there’s a ‘lack of confidence’ issue here. Basically, as you’ll know from reading my stuff, I take a solely stats based approach to betting. That is, the laying system service is predicated on a series of stats that identify horses which are overbet according to their performance versus their odds over a five year span.

      The same is true of TrainerTrackStats. It is perfectly possible for a horse to show up as a lay, based on Laying System’s criteria, and a bet, based on TTS’ complete independent and distinct criteria.

      So I would leave the horse well alone.

      I do hope that answers your question and, at least, helps you understand why it’s not quite as straightforward as you imply.

      Matt

  6. Paul Bennett says:

    Hi Matt,

    I wasn’t actually implying anything. We all know that gambling on horses is never straightforward.
    I’m also surprised that you picked up on a ‘lack of confidence’ issue. I thought it was a fair and legitimate question.
    Since you and Gavin seem to be such good friends, I wrongly assumed that you might collaborate in some way, even though the criteria are distinct and independant for the two systems.
    For example, I thought maybe you might look at Gavs data to possibly help rule out a lay bet that your criteria throw up, and vice versa, i.e. Gav might use some of your data to rule out a possible unsuccessful back bet.
    I’m sorry if you felt I lacked confidence, but I can assure you that’s not the case. I’ve signed up for both systems, so once again, I thought it was a fair question to ask, especially when two successful systems might disagree on on the same selection.

    So, you have now answered the question anyway – leave the horse well alone. That is what I will do, unless there appears to be a good trading opportunity, of course 🙂

    Rgds,

    Paul

    • Matt Bisogno says:

      No problem Paul, I was a little grumpy this morning, didn’t sleep well. Sorry if I came across as ‘off-ish’.

      Best,
      Matt

  7. rob says:

    hi matt,
    do you need to switch the computer on every day and leave it on,as i ‘m at work all day and bought the bot so it could do the bets for me.i’ve already got one bot placing bets but that one doesn’t need the computer switched on to work,is that not possible with this one
    thanks
    rob

    • Matt Bisogno says:

      Hi Rob

      Yes, TTS bot will need your computer to be connected to the internet and switched on. You can of course leave it running whilst your at work, but it must be on and connected to internet.

      Best Regards
      Matt

  8. Peter says:

    TTS Manual gives Race Classes as A,B,C,D etc whereas NH races are defined in Racing Post, Sporting Life sites as Classes 1,2,3 etc.

    What are equivalents ?

    Is it :
    A=1
    B=2
    C=3 etc etc

    • Matt Bisogno says:

      Correct Peter. You might want to write to Gavin and suggest he updates that, to avoid confusion.

      Best Regards
      Matt

  9. eric says:

    Hi, ihave bought the full system, as i do not have a bet-fair account how do i access the manual and get the tips?

    • Matt Bisogno says:

      Hi Eric

      There is a link on the members’ page to both download the manual and also get the daily selections.

      Best Regards
      Matt

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