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Builder – Updates


Today, I have managed to add another 4 updates to provide more of the functionality that you have requested.


I have to say that I'm between a rock and a hard place here as...

On the one hand I need to keep the builder simple enough so that it doesn't frighten off new members but...

Also has all the functionality that you have asked for.

So, what I've done is...

Hidden the complex bits!

Detailed Analysis

When you first open the Builder...

The Detailed Analysis boxes are hidden.

There's a link to display or hide the Detailed Analysis section.

Try it for yourself, it actually works!

Yes, it rather surprised me, as well.

I knew that there was a reason why I taught myself Javascript back in the 1990's!

This means that I can add new functionality (which will, I imagine, go into the Detailed Analysis boxes?) without changing the initial look and feel of the Builder

Position LTO

I have also added a Placed entry for the Pos LTO menu.

Thanks, Ang, for that suggestion!

Now, this considers a horse to be placed if...

It came 1st, 2nd or 3rd in its last race.

Unfortunately, I can't add the functionality to determine whether that horse's last race was a 3 non-handicap horse race or a 20 horse handicap race.

Or, rather, I can but it's a lot of work and would slow the Builder down terribly.

Average R4

I have also added the Average R4 as a metric.

There are currently 2 menus for this...

You may choose to compare the horse's R4 with its Average R4 (Greater than or Less than) and you can also filter by the value of Average R4.

I shall be adding functionality in the Detailed Analysis Box to allow you to choose, for example....

Where R4 is 10% (a user chosen value, in other words) Greater (or less than) Average R4.

There will be further functionality to allow you to choose Average R4 of Greater than or Less than as user chosen value.

That may have to wait until tomorrow though?

What's next?

I'll be working on updating the Cheat Sheet today.

I'll also be trying to speed up the Systems page.

And then there's the Trainer Course Win Percentage stats...

Today's System Selections

One member emailed me to say that he hadn't received any system selections today.

I checked and there were entries in the systems proofing table so I'm not sure what went wrong.

However, as I have received my System Selections today, I have written some code to generate a mail log that I can analyse if there are any problems.

I shall be manually running the System Selections code tomorrow (no doubt I'll forget and you'll all email me to tell me to pull my finger out?) so that I can watch what happens.

However, I realised that there could be a better (or , at least, another) way of doing things.


On your Member's Page you'll see that there's another link to take you to your Today's System Selections page.

This page will display your selections (if any) for today.

Obviously, there won't be any until the systems selections are generated at about 10:30am


I hope that you find the Builder useful.

If you have any ideas for improving it (or find any difficulties in using it) then please let me know.

My kindest regards


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