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Virtual Form Guide's Punters Toolkit is just the package for the keen punter. It includes :-
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.
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 -
Many subscribers find that using the two Selection Tools together produces better results.
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.
Access is from the menu at My Toolkit->My Selection Tools->Xtra Ratings.
Xtra Ratings are available from our site at two stages :-
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.
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.
Access is from the menu at My Toolkit->My Selection Tools->Consistency Ratings.
Consistency Ratings are available from our site at two stages :-
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.
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.
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 :-
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