@steven-fletcher said in Strategy qualifiers list:
the daily qualifers is run at a fixed point and is essentially stored allowing for a quick download but this means that if the odds move after this point horses may qualify or no longer qualify as the time moves closer to the race
Yes, basically. Qualifiers can change if any transient stats change in that time, by which I mean any info that can change during the lifetime of a market before the race starts. So things like number of runners, traded volumes, favourite prices, going, etc.
This is why for example the daily email showed no qualifiers this morning, when i checked my daily qualifiers showed one match and having just checked the upcoming qualifies show 2 matches
When trading other strats this doesnt matter much as we are either backing/laying a named horse or doing something where the actual horses isnt important (back the fav)
Correct. The race type or course are not going to change, for example.
I usually load my bot the night before as with a young family and work im not often able to be near a laptop near race time so as a result im starting to think this may not be a strategy for me as it really doesnt seem to lend itself to being set and forget
This is more an issue of your bot being able to handle changing conditions though. They should all be able to handle "Don't bet if price is not between x and y", but I accept "favourite price between x and y" is slightly different, or even identifying the favourite itself.
Basically you want a bot that can replicate the rules from our software. Obviously we know nothing else out there can quite do this at the moment (shameless self-plug ) so we are exploring a few API partnerships.
Does anyone know at what point the daily qualifiers is run?
They run every 4 hours. The reason it's like this is because we basically have to run every single active strategy to build the qualifiers, which takes a bit of time.
It would probably be a good idea to display the last time they were compiled in the software. We'll add this in.
One alternative could be that we start compiling them in the background when you launch the software, so that you're always seeing the current picture and not that of 3 hours ago, for example. If you have a lot of activated strategies, it would mean you'd have to wait for them all to compile to see all your qualifiers though.
This wouldn't actually solve your issue either, because a lot can change between the night before and the start of the race...