How to use BetTurtle Racecards and Statistics to Find Horse Race Winners HD
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How to use BetTurtle Racecards and Statistics to Find Horse Race Winners HD

September 1, 2019


Hello everyone welcome to BetTurtle. Today I want to go through some of the main features of BetTurtle and how the race cards work and some of the statistics that you may or may not have used. I just want to explain how these things work so on the race card screen, I’m going quickly show
some of the features on here. What you’ve got here is a menu and a button and these
things are designed to help you navigate the race cards quickly and find out
what’s under what and what races are on today So if you look on the times menu already selected we can see a list of all the courses where there’s races today. I’ll bring your
attention to the key at the bottom where you can very quickly see what types of races there are today, so that the blues, reds and yellows are typically the higher
quality races so you can very quickly at Cheltenham you can see it’s probably the best card in terms of quality today. The greens are for those that like handicapped, you can
very quickly see the handicap races today and the gray or white races are what I’d call the poorer quality races like sellers or claimers and also the beginners
races, so from our point of view they’re the races to typically avoid as they’re hard to pick winners in. So that’s the times and the key so if we just quickly go through the rest of these. If we click on the races here this gives you, ordered by course, you
can click on here to quickly go to Cheltenham, you can see by course, the
going, TV channel that’s broadcasting the races today and you can see the distance, the
class of the race, the number of runners and the full race title. It just helps you find things much quicker. If we then go up to the top of the menu again, another feature is the races ordered by time so if you want to watch all the races that day you can quickly keep track of what races are coming up next etc and as the racing
progresses and the races finish these things all disappear from the list and
you’ll always have the current list of races still to run. This section gives you non runners, at the moment there aren’t any which is good but I’m sure that’ll change throughout the day and then this button here, if you’re in a hurry and you want to find out what race is about to race next, just click this and it’ll take you there. OK so that’s the navigation on the main screen, what we’ll do now is go back to the main screen and we’re going to go to the
feature race today which is the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham. I
want to just explain what’s on the card and point out some of the key statistics available to you and just make sure you’re aware of everything. So up here you can go back to the main screen by just clicking this or you can very quickly navigate
through the various other races at Cheltenham today. You’ve got the time, the
course, TV channel, the race title, winning prize money, distance, going, class,
numbers of runners, are all the things you’d expect. Also in the card, I’m not going to go through the horseshoes, there’s another video for that you can watch but you’ve got all the information you’d typically see in a race card or newspaper so the colours, horse number. If it was a flat
race you’d see the draw number here. If you hover over these boxes it will tell you
what they mean. This is the days since last ran, in this case 20 days. You can see the trainer name, the jockey name, the age of the horse, the weight the horse is carrying today, the colour, the sex of the horse. Whether the horse has won over the distance, the course, equipment the horse is wearing, and then handicap ratings, last six races the horses has had and where it finished and this is an interesting one, this is the actual
typical running style of the horse, whether it runs at the front, the back etc so that’s useful to some people. So that’s what you’d typically see on a race card with a few other bits and pieces that we’ve added. And what I want to do now is to show you some of the statistics
we’ve got on BetTurtle, there’s some powerful statistics that can help you. So I’ve just clicked the ‘i’ button there, the handy note suggests that you should, and what you’ve got is a list of various statistics we can use in BetTurtle and I want to go through and make sure you’re aware of them. This is the general horse stats, you can see things like when was the last time the horse ran, you can compare and contrast against the other runners today. We’ve got the age of the horse so you can quickly see that
there’s a couple of nine year olds in the race, five year olds, you can see the range of ages, the sex of horse, they’re all geldings today. Then the
handicapped ratings, again you can see the range 140 up to 159. The better quality horses tend to be at the top, the ones that may be less
exposed or not so good are down at the bottom in a handicap race. You can very quickly see the equipment that they are carrying. Maybe some people don’t like horses that wear equipment especially things like blinkers first time etc, you can see
all of that and you can see the different prices etc. So hopefully that gives
you a good feel of what’s in the race. What we’ve then got is the ratings for the
horse and you can see our horseshoes and how we see things, so very quickly you can see the wheat from the chaff here, and the picks and various odds.
I’ll then go on to the conditions what can see here is the columns with the
course and the strike rate of the horse on the course. You can see John Spirit has won 3 out of 9 and Sound Investment has never actually run over the course and you can see the performances at the course for each horse, whether it’s run or not, and if it’s been good or not. Similarly you got the same for
the distance, the going, the class and the type of race, in this case a Chase race,
and you can see the performance is over chase courses so very useful, always
worth checking. Just be sure that your horses are unexposed or suited to conditions. So for example down here Bennys Mist ran seven times on this going,
never won once. It’s also run 8 times in this class never won once, so it’ll probably win today! If I then go to the form, what you can see
here is a list of the horses, you can see the last six performances by each horse. You can also see the number of days since last win. and these figures at the top tells you how many runs it’s had since it last won. So again, for me, Double
Ross has run 10 times and not won for almost two years and there may be
reasons behind that so to me I wouldn’t be touching horses like that. The other thing to mention is you’ve got the draw comparisons so
if you’re on a flat race you’d see the draw here, next to it you’ve got the pace. You can see there’s quite a few horses that like to lead in this race, so there
maybe a strong pace upfront and that might suit horses that come from the midfield or the rear. So that very quickly helps you see how things are. Also if there was a draw here, you could see where the pace was going to be on the course and that may give you some insight. If we then move onto the trainer stats you can see in here a comparison of all the trainers, you can see which trainers run at this course a lot, Paul Nichols has been here seventy times and has had 11 winners, which is a pretty impressive strike rate. You’ve then got on the type of races – these Chase races in the last year – he’s had 272 runners and 77 winners in the Chase races so a pretty good strike rate. Sam Twiston-Davis is running for Paul Nichols today and this gives you a view of the trainer and jockey
combination, so this year they’ve had 319 runners between them with 76 winners so you can be confident it’s a pretty strong partnership. Whereas if you look down here at Alan King, his jockey, Ian Popham has never ridden for Alan King before so I’d be pretty worried about that personally because if he thought the horse was going to win, he’d put a jockey on that had run for him before. OK so that’s how you can use the trainer
stats, similarly for the jockeys, you can see the jockey’s course performance, the race type performance so well worth checking. This last section is the travel
so very quickly you can see the distance each of the horses have had to travel to get
to the races today. As it’s Cheltenham I wouldn’t pay too much notice to this because they
come from far afield to race today, a 194 miles is the longest in
this particular race and it’s useful especially during the weekdays where if we
see horses that have travelled 300 miles to a race then you might want to pay attention to that. So that’s the race level stats as we call them. What I now want to do is go into the horse
level stats so if you come down here to the ‘i’ , click the button and what you’ve got here is some information about the horse. So you can see its sire, it’s dam, the sire’s average distance preference, when the horse was born, who the owners are, and then you’ve got some more stats similar to the ones you just saw but we’ve got percentage there this time time so you can quickly assess the strike rates. The amount of prize money the horse has won over chase races, the race type and then a summary that give you some additional information about the horse, how it ran last
time, is it well handicapped, how it’s doing in the market today. Then we’ve pulled out some
information that we’ve gleaned from the various stats so you can quickly see
information about the horses without having to go through piles of information. If you then go
to the form section we’ve done our form slightly different to what you see it in the press. This table is designed to allow you to see trends much quicker, so
if you read things from right to left what you can see is the last three races
the horse has ran and compared to today’s race you can very quickly see if it’s
changed conditions or other factors you need to consider. So if you look at this horse, Sound Investment, has run last February but it then had a hefty break, there maybe reasons behind that such as injury or the ground went against it or the trainers wanted to mature it a bit more but it’s then made a reappearance 224 days later in October this year and then it’s run again 2 weeks later and now its running today almost three weeks later so you can sort
of see over time how things have progressed. You can see the sort of course it’s run on. The ‘L’ means left-handed or if it was ‘R’ it would be right handed and that might be significant
for some horses. You can see the distance of the races that it’s run over. So you can
see twenty furlongs today which is two and a half miles you wouldn’t be worried
about that because it’s run over that normally. You can see the going type
so you can compare today’s ground with the last time it ran on it and it won so you
can be confident that it’s suited to the ground and again the type of race,
last two Chase races it’s actually won you see that here and it’s won just cosily. You can see that the handicap rating, it’s gone from 149 to 159, so it’s gone up 10 pounds in the last few races.
You can also see in this particular case, this horse is obviously going up in
class in terms of prize money. It’s won a £34K race, now it’s going for a £91K race today so
it remains to be seen if its progressive and if it’s capable of winning this but it might give you some alarm bells so just check things out. You can then see the class of the race, this horse has been competing in pretty high standards such as graded races which is good and you can see it’s run a typical running style. We’ve got it marked down as a rear runner
but it’s also run in the midfield at times so it’s worth checking as we average things out sometimes and might get it wrong slightly so you can see
what it’s been doing recently as well. This horse has worn a tongue tie and it’s got one on today which is reassuring and you’ve had continuity of trainers, this is a good way of spotting any trainer changes etc. You can also say the same thing for
jockeys, so Sam Twiston-Davis is the Nichols stable jockey. You can see the prices and I can see that this one is 22/1 which might reflect
this massive step up in class in terms of prize money so it may find it a bit harder today
than it has in the past. Ok, then we can just jump into the
trainer stats and you can sort of see for the last year how the trainers have done in the race and the jockey, the different combos, and how they have both done at the course, so similar to the race level information we showed you earlier. Ok, so hopefully that gives you a flavour for the race cards cards and various stats in BetTurtle
and if you use these in conjunction with the tips and making your own decisions and watch our horseshoe video earlier and
hopefully that gives you enough information to quickly and easily find
your selections for today. Ok, I hope you enjoyed that and found it useful. Thanks very much. Bye.

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