Les is a great country bloke who calls a spade a spade. He lives on a property out in the country a 100k or more form the nearest computer shop and relies on battery power to run his computer. He also has Winform/GTX and our systems built into it.
This time last year our Best Bets were on a roll, well over 60% winners but this January that was not the case and there were hardly any selections. Why? Well as I discussed with Les this morning, the track conditions have been so varied you are not getting the usual conditions. Best Bets only occur on Good 3 to Soft 5 and he had a bad day last Monday when the Newcastle track was downgraded to a soft 7 and then abandoned. Like a lot of punters Les needs to post his selections well before the race is to be run. This works lots of times but for example, there was a nice winner a couple of weeks ago but it only showed up in my selections AFTER the race was run …why? Our original selection was a late scratching and after that was know the computer nominated the 2nd rated horse as a special.
That is the problem with looking at a data base. It is about 95% reliable and situations like that is what makes the difference.
Its the same with trying to qualify a tipster. When I do a FeATURE Race. It is my interpretation of the form BUT by racetime it is possible that track changes or betting changes or other factors need to be taken into account. The last race I put up I suggested backing one horse (the current second fav) and save on the favourite. Well during the betting the fav switched around to the extent that my saver bet actually produced a big win. The opposite sometimes happens with the saver bet ending up paying less than expected and not covering your other bet.
These days I dont bet 100% professionally because a) I dont need the money nor the angst of trying to get on at the right price and b) I still get bets refused by most corporates and the TAB. Luckily I have no problems with Rod Cleary and vicbet.com and Rod remarked to me recently that our Members as a group made good profits in January . As we tell everybody starting up, be sure to advise you are a Member of Winform so you can be included in any extra benefits (where legally available) .
If I was still betting full on (my annual turnover was into7 figures if you must know) I would definitely be eyes on for the whole day and night where necessary. I’m about to do a new video which I think you will find interesting.