On the ratings ‘VFM 11/2’ for example, what does this mean? Is it what the price should be to back (less than that no bet), or what the forecast price actually is. And what in your opinion is the best way to use these ratings, or any ratings for that matter?
The ratings are computor orientianted and the paremetres that are built into the programme will give a vfm price with regard to form figs, time, trainer jockey comb and racing post tissue price.
Like all ratings they are just a guide to how the horses should perform under that days race conditions, it obviously cannot take account of trainer form or horses running at the wrong dist or on wrong grnd.
What I tend to do is take the 4 top-rated and study the form ie will it act on the grnd, will it be suited by the distance, is the trainer in form anf finally is it the price it should be ie the vfm price.
Believe me it does sort out the wheat from the chaff and while every race or every day will not be a winning one’s over the long term a profit should be made.
I will during the course of postings put up my own selections based on my reading of the form for that day.
I hope this as gone some way to answering your query.