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Virtual Form Guide's Punters Toolkit is just the package for the keen punter. It includes :-

  • Selection Tools for every race to help you find winners
  • Stable Tools which give you the stable mail on the horses you choose and bonus points when they win
  • Bookie Tools which provide special deals from participating bookmakers
  • Comprehensive racing form and news and statistics 

At only $99.00 for a six month subscription the basic Punters Toolkit is very affordable. You can add extra low cost Tools to your Toolkit any time you want.

Punters Toolkit Selection Tools

The Punters Toolkit comes with two Selection Tools included - Xtra Ratings and Consistency Ratings. These are provided every day for each state, New Zealand and Hong Kong.

For analytical purposes results are shown in real time if you are a subscriber. Non-subscribers can check on the results for previous days for free.

There are different access levels for Selection Tools -

  • Your basic $99 Punters Toolkit 6 month subscription includes the Selection Tools for the location of your choice each Saturday. For example Victoria or New Zealand.
  • You can extend your subscription to get Selection Tools for every other location that we cover on a Saturday for $50
  • Or you can extend your subscription to get Selection Tools for your preferred location every day for $50
  • Or you can extend your subscription to get Selection Tools for every location every day for $99

Many subscribers find that using the two Selection Tools together produces better results.

Punters Toolkit Xtra Ratings

Time and weight based ratings ideal for win and place and exotic betting. Xtra Ratings take into account times, weights, distance suitability, positions in running, barriers, beaten and winning margins, the class of race and the overall field strength. The entire history of a horse's career is evaluated and an emphasis on recent form patterns, together with consistency and fitness levels provide the basis for the Xtra Rating.

How Do I Access Xtra Ratings?

Access is from the menu at My Toolkit->My Selection Tools->Xtra Ratings.

Xtra Ratings are available from our site at two stages :-

  • As soon as jockey declarations are available after final acceptances. These ratings are an ideal starting point for those who do their own form or rely on comparisons from other services.
  • On raceday Xtra Ratings are reassessed after track conditions, final jockeys and scratchings are known.

How To Use Xtra Ratings?

The ratings are designed to be applied to any race in Australia, New Zealand or Hong Kong. However some races such as Maidens, Class 1 races and 2yo events lack the necessary form exposure to be really reliable. Races that have unraced horses competing are less reliable as we cannot rate horses without previous runs. A good rule of thumb is to favour races where the top rated horses rate at 47kgs or above. Top chances that rate 50kgs or above and have a 3 kg advantage on the field have a good winning record.

Ratings are worked out for each of the horse's last 15 runs with greater emphasis placed on the last 3 runs. These ratings are displayed for each horse and are a good indication of whether it is improving or not. Older horses take longer to reach peak form and fitness. Natural distance increases will suit some horses and their ratings will improve as distance increases. Normally a stayer will take 4 to 5 runs from a spell to reach peak fitness whilst a sprinter can hit peak form much earlier in a preparation.

Betting strategies can vary according to individual preferences. The best strategy is to avoid horses which are priced in the market at or below their rated odds. Horses rated up to $5.00 represent the best value, particularly when they are paying double figure odds. All horses that have raced receive a rating and regardless of the rated price, the ratings themselves give an order that can be used for Quadrellas, Quinellas and Trifectas etc.

How To Read Xtra Ratings?

Heading
What it means in Xtra Ratings
API
Average prizemoney index
DAYS
Days back to last start
ST3
Rating for 3rd last start
ST2
Rating for 2nd last start
ST1
Rating for last start
PKDR
Peak distance rating which is the highest rating of past starts over similar distance Xtra age improvement
BASE
For most horses a weighted average of the last 3 ratings
LEN
Predicted margins in lengths
Odds
Odds required for this to be a value bet
Rnk
Predicted finishing order (first 6 rankings)
Win
Win dividend (displayed after race)
Plc
Place dividend (displayed after race)
FP
Actual finishing position (first 4)
#
Horse
API
Days
ST3
ST2
ST1
PKDR
Base
Len
Odds
Rnk
Win
Plc
FP
1
Lustful Eyes
3.1
11
46.7
50.0
45.8
61.1
48.3
2.4
9.8
4
1.20
2
2
Pajados
1.5
13
53.6
52.6
47.9
57.2
55.3
0.7
3.9
2
2.10
3
3
Bait
0.9
16
44.5
45.4
50.9
51.2
48.1
4.4
23.5
6
4
Belmont Turf Belle
1.4
17
45.7
47.0
51.0
52.1
48.9
2.2
8.3
3
5
Dash For Georgia
0.3
52
46.9
39.6
46.5
49.9
49.6
6.0
59.8
6
Lucky Blazer
0.5
17
42.2
42.3
45.3
46.5
45.5
5.8
50.0
7
Malibu Sunset
1.7
18
42.6
43.9
45.8
46.2
44.7
6.7
79.5
8
Midnight Review
0.6
9
48.4
44.9
44.8
60.2
44.9
5.8
50.0
9
Pria Eclipse
0.8
18
0.0
49.1
53.2
53.5
52.4
3.7
16.7
5
4
10
Trinity River
3.2
11
42.8
50.8
58.6
58.8
57.0
0.0
2.8
1
2.60
1.40
1

Punters Toolkit Consistency Ratings

Ratings based on the consistency of horses, trainers, jockeys and the horse's breeding. Consistency Ratings provide a quick summary of the long term win percentage of the horse, it's trainer, jockey and sire. Adding the percentages together provides an overall view of the consistency or otherwise of several factors associated with the horse.

How Do I Access Consistency Ratings?

Access is from the menu at My Toolkit->My Selection Tools->Consistency Ratings.

Consistency Ratings are available from our site at two stages :-

  • As soon as jockey declarations are available after final acceptances. These ratings are an ideal starting point for those who do their own form or rely on comparisons from other services.
  • On raceday Consistency Ratings are reassessed after track conditions, final jockeys and scratchings are known.

How To Use Consistency Ratings?

The Consistency Ratings display shows the career win percentage for the horse and the long term win percentage for it's trainer, jockey and sire, as well as the ranking of each for the race. Adding the percentages together gives an overall score for each horse.

Hrs
Trn
Joc
Sta
Total
#
Horse
Rnk
Rnk
Rnk
Rnk
Win %
Rnk
Win
Plc
FP
1
Irish Constabulary
1
6
1
7
73.3
1
1.60
3
2
Meet George Jetson
10
10
10
10
0.0
10
3
Wigglesworth
6
4
7
8
46.7
5
1.80
2
4
Captain Tango
3
2
2
1
58.5
3
4
5
Smoke Hazard
8
7
9
3
39.7
9
6
Few Are Chosen
9
5
4
5
45.5
6
7
Morning Fog
2
1
6
8
72.6
2
3.30
1.50
1
8
Lady Denman
10
10
10
10
0.0
10
9
Zagazig
10
10
10
10
0.0
10
10
Excelartie
4
9
8
2
43.4
8
11
Stellarcraft
7
3
3
6
47.4
4
12
Temujin's Queen
10
10
10
10
0.0
10
13
Trainer's Pocket
10
10
10
10
0.0
10
14
Canny Excel
5
8
5
4
45.2
7

 

For trainers, jockeys and owners, the winning percentages can be used as a guide to the best chances in each race. For punters, value bets often arise where combinations with a high strike rate come up against less consistent opposition.

Consistent winners, trained by trainers, ridden by jockeys and by sires with a high strike rate, clearly have a higher chance of winning than weaker horses. If these highly consistent combinations are backed when good odds are offered, the result can often be superior to backing favourites.

Punters Toolkit Stable Tools

You can add to your basic Punters Toolkit subscription by adding Stable Tools. These add one or more horses to your Punters Toolkit Stable. Typically each horse  costs $25.00 for 6 months and provides a number of benefits :-

  • Stable mail direct from the trainer so you can track your horse's progress
  • When your horse races you are entitled to free bets from one or more Punters Toolkit participating bookmakers if you have opened an account using our Bookie Tools
  • When your horse wins prize money you earn Punters Toolkit Reward Points which you can use to buy more Stable Tools or Selection Tools or redeem for other benefits provided by our partners

Punters Toolkit Stable Horses

Brookwater

Brookwater

Brookwater is a 3 year old gelding by Hinchinbrook trained at Caulfield by Mick Price. Already a winner at Pakenham Brookwater is a city class horse and recently ran 4th at Flemington. The colt is by second season stallion Hinchinbrook who was a top 2yo and won the Listed Canonbury Stakes and Group… read more
He's Incredibull

He's Incredibull

He's Incredibull is a 3 year old colt by Big Poppa Pump trained at Ballarat by Darren Weir. He's Incredibull has had one preparation and won his first jump out. He is currently having a short break and will be back in work in September. He's Incredibull is by Big Poppa Pump who was placed second in… read more
Above Authority

Above Authority

Above Authority is a 3 year old filly by Authorized trained at Ballarat by Darren Weir. She is currently racing and ran third at Warrnambool first up behind subsequent Flemington winner Loch Oir. Above Authority is an exceptional style of a racehorse by high class racehorse in Authorized, the… read more
Tiger On

Tiger On

Tiger On is a 6 year old stallion by Hold That Tiger trained at Lindsay Park by the David Hayes, Tom Dabernig and Ben Hayes partnership. Tiger On is a half brother to Moonee Valley winner Kaleske. He has had one preparation and will be back in work in August. Tiger On is by the consistent sire Hold… read more
Hot Mama

Hot Mama

Hot Mama is a 6 year old mare by Duke of Marmalade trained at Cranbourne by Robbie Griffiths. She is the winner of four races including at Flemington. Hot Mama is currently racing and won at Cranbourne in August. This filly is the first foal of the 2yo winning mare Firestorm Baby. Firestorm Baby is… read more
Patriot Day

Patriot Day

Patriot Day is a 3 year old colt by Denman trained at Warrnambool by Matt Williams. Patriot Day is a half brother to stakes placed Inauguration. He recently ran third in a trial at Geelong and is now having a break before returning to work later in the Spring. Patriot Day is by Denman who was a top… read more
Alma's Rossa

Alma's Rossa

Alma's Rossa is a 3 year old filly by Testa Rossa trained at Warrnambool by Matt Williams. She has raced twice and been unplaced on unsuitable heavy tracks. Alma's Rossa has recently returned from a spell and will race in October. Her sire Testa Rossa was a Group 1 winner at 2, 3, and 4 years of… read more
Bel Esprit Gelding

Bel Esprit Gelding

Bel Esprit gelding is an unnamed 3 year old gelding trained by Mick Price at Caulfield. The gelding is by Black Caviar's sire Bel Esprit and is a half brother to Flemington winner Hot Mama. He has had two preparations and is now in work at Caulfield. His sire Bel Esprit has produced the winners of… read more
Whostolethecookies

Whostolethecookies

Whostolethecookies is a 6 year old gelding trained by Darren Weir at Ballarat. He has had one preparation and is currently spelling. Whostolethecookies is by the four time Group 1 winner Golden Snake. Golden Snake is the sire of 135 winners of $7.9 million including stakes winners Gilded Venom… read more

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