@robert-cooke said in The BTC Horse Racing Thread:

@john-folan thanks John . I'm not using bots at the moment, but I'll remember this for when i do. How do I check if the horses DSLR qualifies.

Quickest way is to look on the racecards on the btc software. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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@robert-cooke All I do mate is just open up the runner list for the race itself and then you can see the number in the DSLR column. If its between 3-200 its all good ๐Ÿ‘

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@john-folan thanks John . I'm not using bots at the moment, but I'll remember this for when i do. How do I check if the horses DSLR qualifies.

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Itโ€™s been amateur hour today!

I put a selection on which wasnโ€™t on my filter and lost. Then I just realised I messed about with one of my bots yesterday and had it set to back instead of lay so cost myself there too!

Overall -12pts for being stupid. Iโ€™ll put that down as an idiot tax.

The silver lining is that the lay bot worked perfectly (just shame it backed the selection instead)

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@john-folan said in The BTC Horse Racing Thread:

@Lee-Colvin @Martin @Angus-Macleod @Robert-Cooke
Just checked my bots. The one on the Mega thread against the one I'm using. They are the same, bar the fact I am not trading on Saturdays as just not worth it.

I 'don't however take the qualifiers off there. I run a separate version (I've called qualifiers) with runner numbers and DSLR removed. These are then filtered in my bot as

  1. Won't know the runner numbers until the race.
  2. Won't know the DSLR of the favourite (because that might change) until the race.

That's why I am getting races as qualifiers on certain races, and you aren't. I'm ignoring those filters and letting the bot sort it out as they are unknown variables in the morning.

I thought I was losing the plot last night lol.

I actually meant to mention this to people before. Every strategy I have has two versions.

Qualifiers

Results.

Qualifiers is exactly the same as Results but with variables that can change on the day removed. (Runner Numbers, DSLR if I am laying a favourite and not a specific horse. Number of Qualifiers, etc). I then rely on my bot to filter these out.

Probably a practice everyone should follow as it stops Adam's favourite query ๐Ÿ˜‰

Cheers for the explanation mate ๐Ÿ‘ I was properly confused about how I was "missing" certain selections but it makes sense now๐Ÿ˜„ . Appreciate the daily posts of your selections too for added simplicity ๐Ÿ‘Œ fantastic effort as usual๐Ÿ‘

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@john-folan oh yeah. The good thing about the software is you can get an idea of winning/ losing streaks.

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@dan-mackinnon the thing with short odds is losing trades seem to come in clusters. Happily so do wins lol

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@john-folan short odds cost me yesterday. I was having a good day and then handed it all back and then some. Oh well, big day today

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I shall be laying the favourites in these races 10 seconds before the start time subject to the following conditions:

Number of Runners 4-14.
Odds Between 1.8-2.4.
DSLR: 3-200.

Full strategy available here in the pinned post.
https://forum.betfairtradingcommunity.com/topic/3531/horse-racing-shared-strategies-megathread-downloads

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I actually had four selections hit yesterday. The ones extra were borderline on the odds. Anyway, another 0.4 points loss sadly.

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@greg-mitchell said in The BTC Horse Racing Thread:

@dan-mackinnon There definitely is a 13:00 at Sedgefield ๐Ÿ˜‚

I guess my question is, if there is more than one horse in a race that has won at C & D, but only one that fits the odds criteria (2 to 7), do you still do that one or ignore the race?

Haha! Sorry I was looking at Sandown. There shouldn't be 2 that both hit because I've changed the filter to 1 qualifier only. If they do then probably just leave them.

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@Lee-Colvin @Martin @Angus-Macleod @Robert-Cooke
Just checked my bots. The one on the Mega thread against the one I'm using. They are the same, bar the fact I am not trading on Saturdays as just not worth it.

I 'don't however take the qualifiers off there. I run a separate version (I've called qualifiers) with runner numbers and DSLR removed. These are then filtered in my bot as

  1. Won't know the runner numbers until the race.
  2. Won't know the DSLR of the favourite (because that might change) until the race.

That's why I am getting races as qualifiers on certain races, and you aren't. I'm ignoring those filters and letting the bot sort it out as they are unknown variables in the morning.

I thought I was losing the plot last night lol.

I actually meant to mention this to people before. Every strategy I have has two versions.

Qualifiers

Results.

Qualifiers is exactly the same as Results but with variables that can change on the day removed. (Runner Numbers, DSLR if I am laying a favourite and not a specific horse. Number of Qualifiers, etc). I then rely on my bot to filter these out.

Probably a practice everyone should follow as it stops Adam's favourite query ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Not the worst start to my Flat Pace Back Fitting experiment lol
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@dan-mackinnon There definitely is a 13:00 at Sedgefield ๐Ÿ˜‚

I guess my question is, if there is more than one horse in a race that has won at C & D, but only one that fits the odds criteria (2 to 7), do you still do that one or ignore the race?

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@greg-mitchell I don't think there is a 13.00 at Sedgefield? I don't use the daily qualifiers I prefer to go into the software and look at the upcoming qualifiers. I wouldn't worry too much about odds at the moment as they won't be a true reflection until maybe 30 minutes before the race start. However, if you want to treat it as a set and forget you can see what qualifies now and queue them up, but just be aware the results will likely be different to the software.

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@dan-mackinnon said in The BTC Horse Racing Thread:

Today's C&D winners

Rules: Back between 2-7 as close to official start as you can

0_1669973209063_35a39829-07fb-485f-912b-7c13fdad65cc-image.png 02/12/2022 12:40 Sandown Step Back
02/12/2022 14:45 Sedgefield Road Warrior
02/12/2022 18:00 Dundalk Pierre Lapin
02/12/2022 18:30 Dundalk Zonik
02/12/2022 18:45 Newcastle After John
02/12/2022 19:15 Newcastle Huraiz

Running total -3
Software -4

@Dan-MacKinnon just looking at these selections, so the 13:00 @ Sedgefield, the filter daily qualifiers originally picked out 3 selections (although one of them is now a NR), of these selections only one is within the odds range 2-7, yet you haven't put it in your list, are you therefore only looking at races where there is only one horse that is a CD winner?

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Today's C&D winners

Rules: Back between 2-7 as close to official start as you can

0_1669973209063_35a39829-07fb-485f-912b-7c13fdad65cc-image.png 02/12/2022 12:40 Sandown Step Back
02/12/2022 14:45 Sedgefield Road Warrior
02/12/2022 18:00 Dundalk Pierre Lapin
02/12/2022 18:30 Dundalk Zonik
02/12/2022 18:45 Newcastle After John
02/12/2022 19:15 Newcastle Huraiz

Running total -3
Software -4

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@robert-cooke said in The BTC Horse Racing Thread:

@john-folan hi John. If the favourite for Chelmsford 8.00 isn't showing in the software selection but the race is, should I give it a miss. Thanks

My bot didnโ€™t pick it up on distance. I think itโ€™s the way my qualifying races are set up in the software. Iโ€™ll sort that in the morning so it doesnโ€™t happen again

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@john-folan hi John. If the favourite for Chelmsford 8.00 isn't showing in the software selection but the race is, should I give it a miss. Thanks

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