Latest Updates

Key Data View

A 'Key Data View' facility has been added to the Form Guide Page for an upcoming race field.

The 'Standard View' form table (which exists currently) can be switched to the new 'Key Data View' by means of a user selectable radio button. This in-turn displays a user controlled drop-down, enabling the choice of a Key Data 'form-type' to display for up to 10 previous race starts (depending on the display form size setting).

This enables an 'at-a-glance' comparison across all runners entered in an upcoming race to be made for the chosen Key Data 'form-type'. An active Sectional Pro Form subscription is required to display the Sectional Benchmark Key Data form-type options.

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Figure 1: Current 'Standard View' - Form Guide, Upcoming Race Field

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 Figure 2: New 'Key Data View' - Form Guide, Upcoming Race Field, 'Margin' Key Data Selected

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Figure 3: 'Key Data View' - Form Guide, Upcoming Race Field, 'Sect All Ave Bmark Finish' Key Data Selected

 

 

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Monday, 26 August 2013

System of the Week - 19/08

It was a good week for ProPunter with two nice winners bumping up the coffers. Lookatim Go got the week off to a good start saluting at Broome at $18. This was followed up with one collect ($16) from 4 selections on Saturday. With an average dividend of almost $13 ProPunter has a moderate strike rate of 12% but the winners have been ticking over the last few weeks making this a system to follow.

Value_added is another system with a reasonably low number of hits that is turning over winners at a decent rate. There have only been 7 selections in the last month but 3 of these have won at $8.50, $9 and Kiss A Rose at $11 on Saturday. Remember, it only costs $5 to subscribe to a system for a week and if there are no hits then the money is refunded. This is important as a number of our most successful systems are very targeted in their objectives.

The Strig's Peter Moody based system Metro Moody struck gold last week with 3 massive winners on Saturday.  Kiss A Rose ($11), Thy ($27) and Hanks ($34) completed a massive week. There are a number of long term successful Moody based systems available and only The Strig was able to pick all of these long priced winners making Metro Moody our System of the Week.

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Monday, 19 August 2013

System of the Week - 12/08

System of the Week returns for the 2013-14 racing season!

The biggest priced winner of the week was easily Don'tworry Nohurry for Super Smokies at Cranboure on Sunday.  $58 collects don't come along too offen....Super Smokies has had a great strike rate since it was released a few weeks ago - 3 wins from 9 runners.  Great stuff for a system with an average dividend of over $40.

Ricardo's Geldings has proved a great system for followers since last spring.  With 150 runners since creation and 50 of those winners, Richardo's Geldings is returning 18% profit on turnover.  On the weekend 4 out of 7 selections got home across the major metro tracks.

Formulator's new system Home Boys is off to an amazing start in it's first 6 weeks of exisitance.  18 runners for 11 winners since the start of July inlcuding an perfect 3 from 3 last week (all on Saturday at metro venues).  Hard to go past Home Boys as our first System of the Week winner for the new racing season.  Subscribe here.

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Monday, 12 August 2013

Exclusive bookmaker.com.au signup bonus

Check out two exclusive bookmaker.com.au sign up deals:

  •  Match your first deposit to the tune of $400!

OR

  • Deposit $50 and receive $100 in free bets!

 

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Sunday, 4 August 2013

Recent System Inconsistencies

We identified some issues over the weekend around our ratings based data and systems.  These fields are: Run Style, Class Change and Settle Position.  Any systems that included these fields were not consistently identifying runners prior to a race (since release of the update).  This was due to form data and ratings based data coming in at separate times.  In some circumstances systems runner checks were performed before ratings data became available.  This resulted in runners not be identified pre-race but being listed in results.  

We have now resolved this issue and hope we are yet another step closer to complete integrity of notifications vs results. 

Our ultimate aim is to ensure all systems hits are delivered regardless of variable data, scratchings and other issues.  We are very close  to reaching this aim thanks to the support of our core system users.

We are going to look at handing out some credits to our subscribers who encountered these problems over the last week.

Thanks for your support.

 

 

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Monday, 1 July 2013

System Notification Workflow Changes

We have modified the way in which system subscribers are notified of upcoming runners.  This change addresses a major concern that our users have about pre-race notifications matching post-race results.

A number of systems have some type of criteria that can be affected by scratchings.  For example, a system might have a criteria for a runner to be the highest prize money earner in a race.  Consider a horse is second in this category, but the highest ranking horse was scratched.  This would result in a system hit not being sent via a notification, but appearing as a system result after the race due to the scratching.  

We have implemented the follow changes to our workflow to deal with this scenario:

 1)      Systems are re-executed whenever a scratching occurs and any newly qualifying runners are immediately sent out as a notification (in accordance with user notification preferences).  The user dashboard on the web site is also updated.

 2)      Systems that have the variable criteria of Starting Price and Track Condition, will have these criteria ignored for the purposes of sending notifications.  A note will be applied to the notification and dashboard indicating that the user must apply these criteria manually.  This workflow has been in place for Starting Price for some time.

 3)      Any systems that have volatile criteria (that can be affected by scratchings) will have a flag against them ion the dashboard.  When subscribing to these systems, users should be aware that new qualifying runners could become available at any point as a result of scratchings.

 4)      We recommend downloading and using the Punting Form iPhone app (coming soon to Andriod) as this is the best mechanism for receiving live systems updates.

Limitations and future plans:

  • The process of detecting live changes to systems takes 1-2 minutes to take effect after a scratching is officially reported.  Therefore it is unlikely that any scracthings at the gate will be reported in time.  For the purposes of systems integrity, these runners will still be included in results.
  • Late jockey changes that impact systems with jockey criteria are currently not supported.  Any system runners that qualify as a result of late jockey changes will not currently be reported.  We will be working to address this issue in a similar manner to scratchings in the near future.

Punting  Form work hard to ensure that our users have access to the best horse racing systems builder available.  For our system subscribers we have the ultimate objective of providing a transparent mechanism for picking winners based on past patterns.  The integrity of our identified notifications and subsequently reported results is the most important aspect of what we do.  The hard work that has gone into these updates aims to improve the integrity of our systems and give subscribers confidence in the system results.

Happy Punting.

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Wednesday, 5 June 2013

New Staking Plans and Leader Board Options

We have introduced a number of different leader board options to stimulate some competition amongst our system designers and to provide some different perspectives on system performance.

Adjust the duration of time that a system reports stats on:

  • User Defined:  This is the old default time period which is defined by the system's creator.
  • Since Creation:  This option allows you to see how the system has performed since it was created.  It's fairly easy to reverse engineer a winning system but can it perform in the future? 
  • Last 3 Months:  This will give an indication of the recent performance of a system.  Many systems have been running successfully for years and are profitable over time but how are they doing lately?

New staking options to play with:

  • Flat Staking:  This is our old default.  It's been updated to reflect flat bets of $50 on every selection.
  • Proportional Staking:  Assumes a starting bank of $1000.  You bet to win 5% of your bank.  If a horse is paying $3 and your bank is $1000 you would be betting to win $50.  So a wager of $25 would be required.  The next runner would be calculated on a bank of $1050 or $975 depending on the previous result.  Maximum bet is $1000.
  • Kelly Staking:  This is a method for the hard core punters out there.  Our rules implement "1/4 Kelly" with a starting bank of $1000 and a maximum bet of $1000.  For a basic explanation of this staking philosophy and a handy bet calculator visit: http://www.bettify.com/pages/kelly.  For a thorough run down: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly_criterion

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Wednesday, 5 June 2013

System Issue

A number of users have bought to our attention a discrepancy in the results/notifications for Mega Pot.

Surfside appears as a hit for yesterday and Jestalottery was identified as a hit but is not reported.

Mega Pot has a restriction that there must be between 8 and 17 horses in the race.  Surfside appeared as a runner after scratchings took the number of runners down below 18.  Jestalottery became a non-runner when scratchings reduced the field below 7.

We are working to put a similar practice in place for this type of scenario that we have for starting price, where there is a warning to check that particular criteria before betting.  This release will be out shortly along with a number of other major improvements to our Systems Dashboard.

We apologise for the missed winner and hope that Jabu at $21 keeps Mega Pot punters banks alive.

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Monday, 15 April 2013

Bookmaker Promotions - Derby Day

Deal of the Week - Centrebet:

Derby Day Money Back Special. Place a bet on any race at Randwick this Saturday and if your horse runs second to the favourite we'll refund your first bet up to $100 cash!

Centrebet

 

Get the best value out there with the best Derby Day deals from the rest of the bookies:

Luxbet

Place a Fixed Odds or LuxDiv WIN bet on any Group 1 race, and if your selection wins the race, Luxbet will give you a Bonus Bet equal to your stake up to $100 (First bet on each race only, odds must be greater than $1.50).

SportsBet

Superstar mare Black Caviar returns this weekend at Randwick in the TJ Smith Stakes. Of course she is once again expected to be first past the post, so we've decided that if Black Caviar wins by over 2 lengths, we'll double your winnings up to $100!

Sportingbet

Maxidiv Gold - Autumn Racing Carnival. The Event: All Group 1s & other selected races during the Sydney & Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival (Saturday 23 March - Saturday 27 April 2013). The Sportingbet Offer: Get a 5% bonus, on top of the MaxiDiv, for every length your runner wins by - up to 20%!

Betfair

If the first leg of your Quaddie is the only leg that lets you down, we'll refund your stake up to $100.

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Friday, 12 April 2013

Bookmaker Specials - Golden Slipper Day

All the best bookie deals for Golden Slipper day:

Luxbet

Place a Fixed Odds or LuxDiv WIN bet on any Group 1 race, and if your selection wins the race, Luxbet will give you a Bonus Bet equal to your stake up to $100 (First bet on each race only, odds must be greater than $1.50).

SportsBet

Megabet - More Joyous x Pierro $2.70. Money Back on The BMW and Golden Slipper if your horse runs 2nd. $100 max.

Sportingbet

The Event: Golden Slipper Day - Rosehill (Saturday 6 April 2013). The Sportingbet Offer: Get a 20% BONUS on your first Quaddie at Rosehill on Golden Slipper Day.

Maxidiv Gold - Autumn Racing Carnival. The Event: All Group 1s & other selected races during the Sydney & Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival (Saturday 23 March - Saturday 27 April 2013). The Sportingbet Offer: Get a 5% bonus, on top of the MaxiDiv, for every length your runner wins by - up to 20%!

Centrebet

Rosehill Golden Slipper Day Money Back Special. Place a bet on any race at Rosehill this Saturday and if your horse runs second to the favourite we'll refund your first bet up to $100 cash!

Betfair

Back FiveandahalfStar @ $5.50 ($25 max).

We'll refund your stake up to $50 if your horse runs second by less than half a length.  Available on major meets throughout Autumn.

If the first leg of your Quaddie is the only leg that lets you down, we'll refund your stake up to $100.

 

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Saturday, 6 April 2013
 

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