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Race Number Analysis

focus-ratings-time-of-dayEarly races...

I mentioned recently that we seem to do better in the earlier races every day. I thought that it would be a nightmare to do the analysis but, Actually, it was easier than I thought. I wrote a program to add an extra couple of columns to the results table and then ran a query on it. However, when it came to doing the graphs... That's another matter!

Place Betting Strategy

mad_scientistMore Profits, anybody?

Sometimes it's good to have a contrary attitude. Sometimes it's nice to go looking for one thing and, almost by chance, find something completely different. For example, I like mushrooming. I may go into the forest expecting to find some Ceps and, instead, come across a patch of Trompettes de la mort (Horn of Plenty) just by chance. And that's a nice surprise; Fresh Ceps are worth about €25 a kilo but dried Trompettes de la mort are worth €400 a kilo. And, by all things good and great, they taste wonderful! A bit like truffles. So, when I got an email from John, I had this feeling that he'd found a patch of Trompettes de la mort where I'd been looking for Ceps. But, before I go on and explain what John had come up with... I thought that it might be an idea to quickly explain my personal philosophy.

Place Betting Strategy

mad_scientistWow!

I've been up since the early hours so that I can get the BAU (Business as Usual) out of the way before Goodwood starts. And, to make things easier for me I thought that I'd get the End of Month Place Betting Strategy post started. I added a new tab to the Place Betting Results Spreadsheet (which is available at... PBSJuly.xls) and started showing the results for the standard strategy compared to the results by using the new strategy. And I was so excited that I couldn't wait until the end of the month... I had to tell you straight away!

Place Betting Strategy

mad_scientistFeedback

I've had plenty of feedback about the Place Betting System. And I love feedback; especially when I can pass it on to you. Yesterday, one member sent me an email and asked... "If the 3rd rated only wins 33% of the time, what happens to profits if we just don't bet it?" So, I immediately dived into the Spreadsheet (which is available at... PBSJuly-staking.xls) and started crunching some numbers. The results are on the Analysis tab. By taking out the 3rd rated horses we improve the strike rate and get 14.70695 profit returned to 42 units staked (to level stakes.) That's better than the 11.24695 profit that we got from the level stake betting the top three rated (for 97 units staked) for the same period (up to Thursday.) By ignoring the 3rd rated selections we get 43 selection from the 23 days the spreadsheet covers and we get bets 9 days out of 10.

Place Betting Strategy

mad_scientistA Staking Strategy

Following on from yesterday's post about Staking for our new Place Betting Strategy... Which can be found... Here. There's been quite a lot of feedback (all favourable) and so... I had no choice but to dive in and juggle some numbers. I have done some more analysis on the last 23 days' data. The spreadsheet that shows this work is available at... PBSJuly-staking.xls

Place Betting Strategy

mad_scientistA Staking Strategy

They say that every mad scientist needs a muse... Someone to inspire them to continually come up with new ideas and try new things. However, most people who know me say that every mad scientist (or computer programmer who likes maths, for that matter) needs a straightjacket... And a nice, comfortable, padded cell. I don't know who is right but I do know that there's a guy in Wales who occasionally sends me the odd email (and some of them are rather odd) and... They always start me thinking.

Place Betting Strategy

focus-ratings-proof-of-paddleHello again

I was so hyped up after my trip to the beach yesterday that I have got my act in gear and created a PDF to display the Place Betting Strategy selections. There is a link to the file on the morning ratings email. This link linked to an empty file when the ratings went out but I have regenerated the selections and the link now works (Link 21.) This means that you'll get your selections 10 minutes earlier and, as a result, you'll get the Builder Selections and Portfolio Bets about 10 minutes earlier as well.

Place Betting Strategy

mad_scientistHandicap Races

I have created a new spreadsheet which just shows Handicap races. The data that I am using is from the 8th of July 2013 to the 9th of June 2015. In other words, almost 2 years of data. I am looking at all handicap races with 3 or more runners. I'll share the raw data in case you want to come up with a better way of doing things. There are a number of tabs along the bottom of the spreadsheet. The first tab contains the raw data and is named Data. This shows the top on yield horse (of the top three rated horses) for every handicap race for a 23 month period where there were 3 or more runners.

Place Betting Strategy

mad_scientistNon Handicap Races

I have started again from scratch and regenerated the spreadsheet. The data that I am using is from the 8th of July 2013 to the 9th of June 2015. In other words, almost 2 years of data. I am looking at all non-handicap races with 5 or more runners. I'll share the raw data in case you want to come up with a better way of doing things. There are a number of tabs along the bottom of the spreadsheet. The first tab contains the raw data and is named Data. This shows the top on yield horse (of the top three rated horses) for every non-handicap race for a 23 month period where there were 5 or more runners.

Place Betting Strategy Selections

mad_scientistHello again

So, we now have the existing strategy for all non-handicap races of 8 or more runners and... We also have a new strategy just for the non-handicap races with 16 or more runners. I have just worked out the selections for today's racing based upon both strategies. Existing Strategy The rules of this strategy are...

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