Visual Form Book
Would you be interested in a horse racing software
tool that did the following?
1 - you can use its extensive database of past
horse racing results to quickly work out profitable systems.
2 - You can save these personally designed systems.
3 - Rather than spend ages each day manually trawling
through the likes of the racing post to identify qualifiers..you
can get all qualifiers for that day on your own personal system
with the simple press of a button.
You wont miss winners due to human error.
Interested click here now.
But that's not all. Dataform can do much much
more to improve your betting success.
First and foremost VFB is a computerised formbook.
Rather than trawling manually through paper stats or using slow
web based information, VFB puts all a horses past form quickly
at your fingertips.
It comes supplied with many years past racing results
included. Information is kept current with email updates containing
results and declarations.
Once you analyse a race using VFB, a wealth of information
available upon which to make a betting decision.
Firstly there is the past history of each runner
in the race. Check past performances, trainer stats, jockey stats,
forecast prices, bloodline history and more all at the click of
You can compare each horse with scores generated
for course record, trainer record, recent form, fitness, class,
proven ability in race distance or going plus more.
But wait, there's more.
Contained within the program are various sets of
computer generated ratings. These are based on years of historical
data and consider many factors which have proven to influence
the outcomes of races in the past.
VFB generates it's own unique handicap ratings for
each horse, also unique speed ratings. Use these to pick out highly
rated horses at value prices.
Personally the most interesting aspect of VFB are
the price ratings generated. An understanding of price
and what is "value" is key to any betting strategy.
I feel this is an area where others have failed. Having numerical
speed ratings etc is all very well but recognising value bets
from them is not so easy.
When a race is analysed, VFB will predict and display
what it calculates are the "True Odds" of each selection
in the race.
With your "true odds" prices calculated
you can then check against offered bookmakers odds in the hunt
for value selections.
VFB may for example indicate a selection to be an
evens chance. If the bookie is offering 2/1 then this could very
well be a value selection and worth a bet.
The odds calculation can be refined to take into
account factors such as live market prices ( the market effect)
and the draw effect. Live prices you obviously have to enter your
self. For further info on when to consider the draw effect I suggest
a book called Bias
What excites me most when I think about having
"true odds" ratings for each of a days runners is
the possibility of their use on the betting exchanges
You could for example work to a strategy of laying
poor value favorites as highlighted by VFB. Or for backing take
the true odds price, add in a margin in your favor and request
your calculated value odds.
There are a lot of uses for this software. Use it
as a simple form encyclopedia at your fingertips or as a basis
for betting strategies based on speed ratings, handicap ratings
or my own personal favorite, price ratings.
I feel this is definitely worth a further look by
anyone wishing to do their own research and make their own educated
I would recommend testing it out. Do your own research
as to where the software is most effective. eg possibly look
at handicaps versus non handicaps or perhaps concentrate on
higher class races as an area to build your expertise.
I am convinced that the combination of form records,
speed ratings and most important the price calculations in the
right hands could be used to great effect.
Add to that the power of the personal system research
and qualifier identification features and you have one great
piece of horse racing kit.