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The Weekly Profit Puller

(Last Updated On: September 13, 2014)

Welcome to the Weekly Profit Puller. This is where I’m going to look at various products or services and delve a little deeper into how they work and how best to use them.

Today we are focusing on the Racing Dossier. This piece of software enables the user to use various ratings that can not only speed up the process of analysing a race but provide the user with accurate information that can prove invaluable.

The first feature that we can see in the image below allows us to customize our own approach to analysing a race. The box on the left has every single rating available to us and we can simply drag these into the box on the right to allow us to use specific ratings. For those of you that already use the software the ratings on the right are one of the “cards” I personally use in my daily approach.

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Don’t worry if some of the names of the ratings seems a little complicated as each rating comes with a description as to what it does. There are also instructional videos that allow the user to fully educate themselves in how it all works.

So using the above card I will now go onto explain how each rating works and how using the Racing Dossier I was able to arrive at today’s selections in the 2.15 at Leicester.

DSLR – This tells me “Days Since Last Run”

DSLGR – This tells me “Days Since Last Good Run”

Hrs Win % – This tells me what percentage of races the horse has won

5287 Contender Finder Ranking – Horses ranked between 1 and 4 will win 52% to 78% of the time

Contender – Form rating which rates the horses strength to contend in the race. The rating goes from 0-10 and the higher the better the horse.

HFP Races – Indicates the chances a horse has of placing based on its last three runs.

CD Winner – Indicates if the horse is a Course or Distance winner. 1= Course, 2= Distance, 3 = Course & Distance, 4 = Course & Distance In Same Race

Frm Imprv – Indicates if the horse has got improving form.

So, using these ratings I went through the 16:25 Doncaster which you’ll see in the image below. This whole process took me less than 5 mins which again is a massive advantage.

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As you can see in the image above I’m Fraam Govan has come out on top. He’s ran a race within the last 3 months and that race was his last best performance. He’s also won a high percentage of his races. He comes out in the top 4 in the Contender Finder Ranking and has a high Contender Rating.

The Racing Dossier has quickly shown me what looks to be the best horse in the race. I then went over to the Racing Post and looked through his form and I have to say that I agree.

He has now become a qualifier for me. I then went about constructing my tissue and he’s also good value at the current 8/1 as I have him down as a 5/1 shot. This will be an each way bet as it is a competitive looking race.

So as you can see the Racing Dossier has made my life so much easier and has cut my initial selection process down by over 3 hours a day!

You can grab a copy of the Racing Dossier here if you’d like to follow this approach.

Eddie Lloyd

I have been a professional gambler for 3 years now and spend all my days searching for "value" within Horse Racing. I'm also a keen musician and love travelling around the world.

2 Comments

  1. Hi

    I was both interested and puzzled by the article above. Interested in the factors provided by the Racing Dossier and puzzled by your conclusion.

    You seem to have chosen I’m Fraam Govan due to its high rating under the Contender factor. I’m Fraam Govan had the best strike rate (Hrs Win %) but was only third in the 5278 Contender Finding Ranking. The result of the race was:
    1 Mount Logan
    2 Forgotten Hero
    3 Bold Sniper

    Mount Logan was top rated under the 5287 Contender Finder Rank and I would have used that as my choice for a winner but as an each way bet I would have chosen Forgotten Hero which had the same Racing Post tissue price (11/2) as I’m Fraam Govan. The Racing Post comment did cite Forgotten Hero as last years winner, another plus point.

    I design systems and have several which use differing factors for rating horses. For the Race in question in one of my systems I had the top three rated horses as:
    1 Mount Logan
    2 Forgotten Hero
    3 Mighty Yar

    The factors I use are DSLR, Form, Weight, Trainer, Jockey, Course Win, Distance win,Course and Distance Win and Beaten Favourite. Nine factors in all.

    The days race cards are downloaded from the Racing Post and Sporting Life. Each meeting is run through the factoring program and the resultant output is sorted into rating order and a print-out produced. At most this will take 30 minutes for a complete days racing. Your 5 minutes for a race seems time consuming.

    Out of 5 races at Doncaster on which I would have placed a bet I also selected Muthmir (3/1), and Dance Of Fire (7/2).

    What it proves to me is that there is more than one way of skinning a cat.

    Below is a sample of three races at Redcar today:

    Redcar WED 24 SEP 2014 24-09-2014
    Favourite win %age at course: 34%

    Favourite win %age this race: 43%
    13:45 Maiden 41% Stakes 38%
    3 Hills And Dales 43.56
    11 Vegas Rebel 40.70
    4 Mount Tahan 34.93

    Favourite win %age this race: 30%
    14:15 Maiden 41% Stakes 38%
    9 Second Wave 41.56
    1 Beach Samba 35.56
    2 Cyril 32.93

    Favourite win %age this race: 33%
    14:50 Nursery 28% Handicap 30%
    3 Old Fashion 36.56
    7 Dark Wave 35.08
    6 Kopassus 32.00

  2. Hi

    As a follow up to the races at Redcar above

    13:45 Placed: Vegas Rebel 7/1 and Mount Tahan 7/4 – one each way or place bet
    14:15 Won: Second Wave 9/4 Placed: Beach Samba 11/4 and Cyril 7/2 – no place bets
    14:50 Won: Dark Wave 5/1

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