This week I’m delighted to announce the introduction of some new features on Geegeez for ALL registered users, whether you’re a Gold subscriber or not. And, of course, some new Gold only features. In this post, I highlight what you can expect to see later this week…
The development of the racecards and form tools on geegeez.co.uk is an ongoing project. Unlike other more established (but less useful) sites that you may currently – or, hopefully by now, previously – (have) use(d), we’re always looking to give more information to our users, and crucially we’re trying to do it in the most user-friendly way possible.
The latest tranche of changes will be live this week, and include extra content for both free and paid users. Here’s what you can expect:
Full Form Filters Enhancements
Full Form Filters are the best free form tool in Britain, and have been for some time. This powerful screen is available to all registered subscribers, and allows users to sift through any horse’s (or trainer’s or jockey’s) form to see just the elements of interest. In this week’s release of new content, we’re adding some extra filters to the FFF tab.
As you can see from the image above, users will now be able to select only a horse’s handicap, or non-handicap, form – or all runs (the default setting). Also, for those horses that have had more than one trainer, users will be able to click the ‘Trainer’ check box to show only the runs for the current trainer.
These new filters work either in isolation or in conjunction with the existing filters – going, distance, course, class, time off, race category, and wins/placed/unplaced – making Full Form Filters an even more powerful free form tool.
Race Of The Day
One of the things I’ve been keen to do is ‘showcase’ the depth and quality of form-cracking tools and reports in Gold. The first new means of doing this is a Race of the Day which, as the name suggests, focuses on a single race – highlighted in yellow on the cards page – where all registered subscribers have access to all of the form tools, including Instant Expert and Pace Analysis; comments, breeding, and head to data info; and jockey / trainer form indicators.
The race in question will generally be the second most valuable UK race of the day, and it will be easy to spot by the line of yellow on the cards page. Note, you will only see this if you’re logged in and a free subscriber.
If you’re not logged in, you won’t see it; and if you’re a Gold subscriber, you don’t need to see it as you already have access to all areas for every race!
Feature Of The Day
The Race of the Day content is a good reason for non-paying subscribers to log in and test drive Gold content every day, albeit that you’ll only have access for one of the twenty, thirty, forty races being run on any given day.
But I’m keen to show you more of Gold, so I’ve decided to share a ‘Feature of the Day’ as well. This will, again as the name suggests, permit all logged in free subscribers access to one of the numerous features available to Gold subscribers. The weekly list will be as follows:
Monday – Stat of the Day, our daily one a day tipping service (+20.83 in September, +92.57 this year, +231.88 since inception in Nov ’11)
Tuesday – The Shortlist report, highlighting the pick of the Instant Expert profiles
Wednesday – Trainer Statistics report, featuring four in-depth summaries
Thursday – Instant Expert tab, available for all races
Friday – Horses for Courses report, outlining which horses have done best – and worst – at today’s course
Saturday – Trainer/Jockey Combo report, pinpointing the ‘job’ combinations of trainer and jockey
Sunday – Pace Analysis tab, providing insight in to how every UK race is likely to be run: which horses might lead, whether the race is likely to be fast-run or a dawdle, which part of the draw might be favoured by a ‘pocket of pace’
Clearly, I don’t want Gold subscribers to feel their investment is being compromised. After all, they’ve become the heartbeat of the site now. And that’s why, as well as having access to all of the features above – and a hatful more besides – every single day, I’m releasing new content for Gold subscribers only this week as well.
Shortlisting within the Instant Expert
This was a user suggestion, and a very good one. The new release will allow Gold subscribers to remove horses from consideration on either the main card tab (as they can now) or the Instant Expert (new feature), with an action taken on one tab being reflected to the other. Here’s an example:
Coming Soon: Upgrade My Geegeez page
We’ll soon be upgrading the My Geegeez page to give Gold users more control over their experience. This upgrade will include:
– An option to have your tracked horse/trainer/jockey entries emailed to you
– Your tipping league status
– Your tracker entries engaged today
Coming Soon: User-Defined Report Filters
If, like me, you search for specific criteria within the Gold reports, it can be a minor frustration having to sort then scroll to what you’re interested in. But, in the near future, you’ll be able to add filters at the top of each row to only include report entries within your chosen range. This is an exciting new feature which should make the reporting suite even more accessible than it already is.
Coming Soon: Pace Analysis for Irish Racing
We’re currently working on a solution to a long-standing gap in our service provision around Irish racing. In the next month or so, we’ll have in-running comments for Irish form lines going back as far as January 2013, and pace analysis data for the same. Again, I personally am very much looking forward to this important development.
I really hope that the new features, functions and content will enhance your racing enjoyment, and profitability, and I can’t wait to get them live for you!
p.s. if you’re not already registered on geegeez.co.uk, then now is clearly a great time to do that. As well as all of the above, you’ll also have access to our daily Double Dutch tipping content. Register here.