The Golden Rules Tick System
When you need to do the form yourself, how do you decide what information is important and how much weight to give each piece of information?
If you are struggling with this, or need to tweak your system, here’s my Golden Rules Tick System that I’ve developed over the years. Here’s what you do:
The horse with the highest number of ticks (the top score) is THE TOP PICK. Horses that score 22 ticks (points) are good. This system will help you to find the better races to bet in. The list looks daunting but reading the form right is the only way to back winners. If you follow these rules you will back winners.
Keep going to the bottom and you can download a spreadsheet with this already prepared for you which comes with our ebook, THE FIVE KEY ELEMENTS FOR DOING THE FORM.
Is the horse pre-post favourite, if so 2 ticks. Second or third favourite, 1 tick.
If the horse is trained by one of the leading local trainers, 1 tick.
It the horse is being ridden by a better jockey or senior rider replacing and apprentice, 1 tick.
If it has won it’s last start, 2 ticks.
If it has won easily (by two or more lengths), 1 tick.
If it has won in its last three starts, 1 tick.
If the horse was beaten but made up significant ground in the final 200m, 1 tick.
If the horse began badly but made up significant ground in the last half of the field in the straight and
finished within two lengths of the winner, 1 tick.
If you think the horse is capable of racing on the pace – in the first four or five to the turn, 1 tick.
If it is mentioned in track work for two weeks, 1 tick.
If the horse ran on pace, never more that five lengths from the winner at his last start, 1 tick.
Has the horse run very well at this track in the past (winner or place getter), 1 tick.
If you feel the horses form is tapering off, deduct 2 ticks.
Was there a valid reason for the horse getting beaten (Stewards report), 1 tick.
If the horses last start was between fifteen and twenty one days ago, 1 tick.
If the horses last start was between eight and fourteen days ago, 2 ticks.
If the horses last start was withing seven days, 3 ticks.
If the horse has had three or more runs since a spell, 1 tick.
If you think the horse can carry this weight, 1 tick.
If the horse is a winner over the current distance (allow 50m to 100m), 1 tick.
Has the horse run second, third or fourth over today’s distance within three lengths of the winner? Yes, 1
If the horse is racing in the same class of races as at the previous start, 1 tick.
If the horse is the 100 rater in the racing polls, 2 ticks.
If the horse is in the top three ratings, 1 tick.
If the horse is down in class, 2 ticks.
If the horse previously won in the same class or higher class, 2 ticks.
If the horse ran a place in the same class or higher (no more than three lengths from the winner), 1 tick.
If the horse has a win rate percentage of less than 15%, deduct 1 tick.
If the horse has a win rate percentage of less that 5%, deduct 2 ticks.
If the horse has a win rate percentage of 25% to 33%, 1 tick.
If the horse has a win rate percentage of 50% or more, 2 ticks.
If the horse has placings in 60% or more of its races, 1 tick.
If the horse can handle the prevailing track rating of good, 1 tick.
If the horse can handle heavy to slow track conditions, 2 ticks.
If the horse is starting from a good barrier (1 – 5), 1 tick.
If the horse is starting from a bad barrier (15+), deduct 1 tick.
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