Key and Explanation 1

Value Betting

Key and Explanation 2

Key and Explanation 3

Value Betting

Another Working Example and 25/1 Winner

Below you will see two images showing the very simple settings I have chosen and then a race at Southwell where the settings have been applied. For this example I have selected the 'Ratings and Form' criteria very simply as:

Master - this is the Inform Racing Master speed rating and is the best speed rating achieved in the past 12 months.
Horse PrizeMoney Overall - Total winning prize money in pounds.
Trainer Win% Last14Days - Self explanatory hopefully.

Value Betting

You can see all of the resulting data for each category in blue. So for horse No.1 Cold Harbour the Master Rating was 82, the total winning prize money was £15,526 and the Trainer Win% was 26.1.

All of these figures are then ranked in order, shown in red, depending on the number of runners in the race. So as there were six runners, the horse with the highest Master rating gets 6 points. In this race there were two joint top rated horses, so they both got 6 rank points for the Master rating, the next gets 5, then 4, down to the lowest ranked of all. This is worked out for each Rating or Form criteria chosen and you can select as many or as few as you like.

On the settings you can see I have chosen to Multiply the Rank points, so for Cold Harbour you have 6 x 5 x 6 = 180 and you do this for all runners, then add these up to get the RankTotalRace figure of 366. From here you work out the Rank% for each horse against the total for the race, so the Cold Harbour rank total of 180 is 49.2% of 366 and that gives us a Decimal Tissue price of 2.03, or just over Evens.

When you have your Tissue price you want to increase this or multiply this to ensure that you are betting at bigger prices to gain your 'value bets' every time. I have chosen to multiply the Tissue price by 1.5 as you will see on the settings, so the Tissue price of 2.03 X 1.5 = 3.05 and that is now the minimum Decimal price, or price on the betting exchanges that you will want to achieve before placing a bet.

Race result and explanations.

Value Betting

Now look at the finishing positions and the BSP of each runner on the right and you will see that Tyrsal won at a handsome BSP of 25.71. You can see that whilst the real Forecast Price (FC) in the Racing Post was 25/1 for this horse, taking our chosen criteria, ranking these and creating our own Betting Tissue and 'value' tissue odds, we rated the horse at 5.08, or just bigger than a 4/1 chance.

Quite a big difference I am sure you will agree! By multiplying this 5.08 by the 1.5 means that the minimum, value betting price we wanted for this horse was 7.63. Not only was the actual price much bigger, giving us massive value bet on this particular runner, it was the only horse in the race that started at higher than the MinBSP figure.

So how did we get such value bet on the rank outsider in a six runner race?

Most punters would just look at the basic form of each horse before the race - if they even bothered to do that - and if they did that for the winner Tyrsal they would have seen very average form figures of 45846 and that the closest the horse had come to the winner in any of these races was four lengths.

The handicap mark of 46 was the same as it was for the previous three races so there was no big drop in handicap mark either. Then whilst the trainer Phil McAtee would be respected on the All Weather, the jockey Gavin Ashton was a fairly unknown seven pound claimer with only a handful of wins under his belt.

Seemingly fair enough to be forecast at 25/1 you would think?

How the simple to use Betting Tissue Tool saw the race very differently.

As you can see from the race data above, using just the three simple categories of Master rating, previous winning prize money and the recent form of the Trainer, Tyrsal had the second highest total ranking number of 72. This means that compared to the rank total for the race of 366, we calculated that the horse really had close to a 20% chance of winning and should have been forecast at nearer 4/1 than 25/1.

Even if you did look at the form factors that I did and realised that there was more to this horse than it would seem, how would you then decide on what would be a value price compared to all of the others in the same race?

Only by automating the whole process simply and effectively, can you calculate the correct odds that every horses should be. You only need to be reasonably accurate with your choice of settings and form criteria that you choose, to be able to be make this work for you and successfully make money from horse racing and your value betting.

Can you start to see how the Inform Racing Betting Tissue tool will be invaluable when searching for big, value priced winners?

I have often suggested that once you have created your betting tissue, that you concentrate on the first five horses by your calculated Tissue odds. This means you should be focussing on those that do really have a chance and ignoring any that are simply too wide of the mark, going by price.

This is of course up to you and you can play around with all of the settings and combinations until you are happy, but by using the simple rules above and only looking at the first five horses in each race - I also selected just Handicaps on the settings - there was a close to 20% strike rate of winners on the day and a healthy profit made too.

Also, at this Southwell meeting, six of the seven winners were found from the first two in my betting tissue forecast, with the winning BSP's being 11.29, 9.02, 4.11, 2.18, 5.14 and 25.71, so you very could very well look to use this for finding Placepot bets, placed bets only or dutching more than one horse in a race.

It is wholly possible to use this 


When value betting you will be placing bets that have a greater chance of wining than those implied by the Bookmakers.

By using more detailed form criteria than others would be bothered to and then automating the whole process using the Betting Tissue Tool to rate, rank and calculate all of the odds for each runner on the day in seconds, you can look forward to making long term profits, knowing that you are getting value odds on every single bet that you place.

Profit/Loss Calculations

I will update this feature in more detail soon but the explanation below should be enough to understand how to use this. Below the main Settings you have the Profit/Loss Settings.

Column to Rank: Three choices on the drop down are Rating Total, Tissue and No Column. If you choose Rating Total or Tissue, by default this will only count and calculate the profit/loss for the Top Ranked (1) horse in either of these columns on Tissue Tool. You can however change the Top Ranked number to anything, so for example, changing the 1 to 3 on the Top Ranked setting will calculate the P/L for all top 3 ranked in your chosen column.

Use MinBSP Multiplier: There is more info on this on the second image from the top on this page however having this box ticked, means that you will only be counting horses that are highlighted in yellow in the BSP column. BSP will need to be selected as an additional field to see this on the page, again more details on this above.

So if you choose Column to Rank = Rating Total, Top Ranked = 1 and check the Use MinBSP Multiplier box, it will only count as qualifying horses, those that are top ranked in the Rating Total column that are also in yellow in the BSP column.

Min/Max BSP: Choosing between 5 and 30 as shown on the example image above, will then only count as qualifiers, horses with a BSP between 5 and 30.

So if you choose Column to Rank = Rating Total, Top Ranked = 1, have the Min/Max BSP set to 5 and 30 and check the Use MinBSP Multiplier box, it will only count as qualifying horses, those that are top ranked in the Rating Total column, with a BSP between 5 and 30 that are also in yellow in the BSP column.

Choosing No Column to Rank: You will need to check the Use MinBSP Multiplier. This will then count all horses on the day, shown in yellow in the BSP column, with a BSP between 5 and 30.

This will work on past days racing and currently for only 1 day at a time, so if you have a set of categories you want to test, just change the date at the top of the page, click Build Tissue and see the Profit/Loss for that day at the bottom.

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