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:
Miss V. Williams Class 3-5, 2m2f â€“ 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
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).
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. 🙂
Q. Isn't TTS very expensive this year? I mean last season it was only Â£37 a month...
A. OK, I do understand that TTS seems expensive, compared to last season. Â£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 Â£37 a month last year for the season, you'd have made seven installments for a total of Â£259.
If you just take the manual this season, it will cost you Â£67. Add in six further monthly instalments of Â£27, and you have a total of Â£229. Or if you take the three-payment option, allowing you to spread your costs, your commitment is Â£231 for the automated platinum package.
The best value is of course the one off Â£197, which works out at just Â£28 a month for the season.
Last season, TTS sold for Â£37 a month without the bot software! (and, incidentally, was still a bargain, as it made subscribers well over a thousand pounds for just Â£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 Â£20 stakes...]
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.
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.
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.