An interesting product from the Betting Dev group who offer a range of products aimed at automating betting processes including an excellent Virtual Private Server. Here we have a software program which provides a base system allowing users to develop their personal form reading in a logical manner and a supplementary subscription offering which automatically loads the UK and Irish racing data into the software saving a considerable amount of time.
The software is stand alone and does not depend on feeds from any third party. It is aimed at horse racing bettors of all types from beginner to expert and will help users in any country where racing takes place. Please note that the software only operates on Windows based devices (but can be used with other systems if a VPS is available).
MANUAL ENTRY MODE
This is the basic package attracting a one off fee which will cover future upgrades as they occur. On payment a software program is installed on your device and a PDF manual is also included giving full instructions for both installation and operation of the software.
Analysis of form has been broken down into 16 or 17 elements depending on the type of race and a detailed explanation of the individual criteria is given in the manual. To analyse a race you simply add a “Yes” tick for each horse across the elements and the score is automatically calculated. You can do this for as many horses in the race as you wish and at the end you will have an assessment of the comparative scores for your selections. Further guidance is then given as to the type of bet you might (and equally importantly might NOT!) consider based on the scores achieved. There are slightly varying formats for Flat, Jumps and Harness (Trap) racing.
The entry of the data can be undertaken by reference to several free websites such as Racing Post or Sporting Life and I found the simplest – and quickest – to use was At The Races. After some practice I could enter a single horse’s characteristics in under 2 minutes.
It will be obvious that you are developing both a personal database as you use the software (the analyses may be saved to csv files) and a consistent assessment criteria for looking at races. How you make use of the output is down to you but again there are options ranging from assessing the potential of a tipsters selections through establishing bets you might place on selected races to the development of your own systems. For obvious reasons I cannot divulge the factors leading to scores being allocated but what I did like was the ability to fine tune these based on your own knowledge – if a fact was the horse not having raced more that x times in a given period but you considered that a different number was more valid you could readily factor this into your use of the software.
In my testing I experimented by assessing a tipster who provided 3 selections daily and checked what the outcome would have been if I placed bets based on the Good Horse bet scores rather than just blind. The software did show a marginal improvement on the raw tips so the time would have been well spent.
Unless you are only following racing in the UK and Ireland the manual entry mode is going to be necessary for using the methodology. However, if you want to save time and are looking at the UK and Ireland races then you should certainly consider the Automatic Mode but only once you have understood how it all works via the manual entry option.
At £49.95 the program is priced in the mid range and is certainly a substantive offering with a great deal of thought behind the finished article. There is no trial available as once you have the manual you could continue to use the method without the software.
A useful video overview for this monthly subscription service can be found on the marketing page. The subscription package is only available once you have acquired the basic manual entry program but there is no ongoing commitment
Instead of having to check the criteria against public information users of this upgrade will be able to download the full daily race cards for all UK and Irish races with the scores already detailed. So in my test example above it took less than 30 seconds to check the tips against the data for each race and unlike the manual version I could see how the selections matched up against other horses in the race with no additional work. In say an 8 horse race it would have taken me around 10 minutes to achieve this analysis manually.
As with the manual version the output is exportable and I have recorded the tipster outcomes by consolidating the output in an Excel spreadsheet. It is also possible to export to Word or PDF if you prefer. You may then use the data for further analysis as you see fit.
The daily data is available by 10am on the day of racing – often earlier but the timing is not fixed. All that needs to be done is to open the program and an alert will tell you the update is ready. A minute later and you are ready to make your personal analysis of the days racing.
But the story does not end there – acting on the suggestions of subscribers there have been several upgrades to the output and for each race you can also see the At The Races data for Forecast Price and Pace as well as Class and Distance variations. A further enhancement is the indication of the horse’s Dobbing potential (a type of bet where it is anticipated the price will half in running and allow a profit at the equivalent of evens). All potentially useful for those developing their own strategies – to have your info on a single display and thus eliminate the need to become distracted by the process is a great advantage leading to potentially more informed decisions.
In a couple of months of testing the software has worked well and without undue problems. It is simple to use and pretty intuitive once you have understood what it is trying to tell you. The ability to export your chosen output is very useful both for further analysis and pure record maintenance. If you do have any questions the support is prompt and informed.
There are a number of ratings services available and I consider the Good Bet offering to be a positive addition to the range. Potential users need to check out the methodology on the manual system before deciding to advance to the Automatic service.
By using the framework provided it will be possible to develop your own nuances and preferences to hopefully improve your betting outcomes. There are testimonials on the site which indicate a wide range of successful uses and the response of the service to enhance the software following requests is encouraging.
There will be a time investment needed to assimilate the underlying methodology but after the initial effort the time saving should be considerable especially if using the Automatic Service which is a steal at the low monthly subscription – I would venture to suggest that if you are happy with the initial offering the subscription add on is a no brainer.
If making your own selections for horse racing betting is the way you wish to go then you should consider this option very seriously. A fair price is charged for the method and excellent value for the automatic daily output.