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Durbanville Today – The Selections

First off at 11h55

The National Punters’ Guide for today’s Durbanville racemeeting has been published.

The first race is off at 11h55.

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7 comments on “Durbanville Today – The Selections

  1. hilton witz says:

    Surely for the majority of these national punters guides the public out there would like to know the names of these tipsters to give them some credibility before spending their hard earned money…who are blackball tricks morning live and kingpin ?Maybe this comment will be printed and not erased like the gold circle facebook page where if you ask a question you are deemed to be no good for racing and they delete it..Mr editor still waiting for my reply to the letter i sent you yesterday which you chose not to post..Also well played for not opening up comments section for the super 6 thread ..

    1. Editor says:

      Hi Hilton
      The National Punters’ Guide is an SP initiative that was launched some months ago to provide players with a bird’s eye-view of a spread of tipsters across the spectrum. You may recall that in days past, the daily newspapers carried the tipping grid showing a variety of selections.
      We launched the current grid in response to reader requests for a tool that would assist them in compiling their exotics and other bets.
      We are still in a test phase and are satisfied that all of our individual tipsters are well qualified.
      We have specifically allocated pseudonyms as we are building a scoring base that will allow us to gauge the individual performance and then introduce our top group, who will be monitored into the future. In that way we have encouraged all of the leading platforms to participate.
      Looking ahead, we will run a parallel ‘shadow’ squad / second division, for want of a better term, who will also be scored and allowed to bid for a place in the top log.
      Just for interest, unlike Blackball and Kingpin, Morning Line is not an individual but is taken off the top three in the early betting after raceday declarations. It is intended to set a benchmark, as one would like to believe that a tipster would outscore this particular item over time.
      We take this opportunity to thank all of our contributors who submit their selections daily. The system is being improved upon and tweaked, and takes both time and effort to produce accurately.
      If you feel that you have what it takes and would like to ‘trial’ for a position on the National Punters’ Grid, please drop a line to [email protected].
      Regarding your letter submitted on Sunday, it has been forwarded to the relevant involved party for comment. We note that you did email subsequently indicating that you did not expect a response. We try our utmost to be fair to all concerned, while maintaining our standards of civility and respecting every individual.
      As far as the Super Six is concerned, the post is in fact open for comments. In terms of our policy revised some months ago, we have tried to encourage letters that require thought and have substance, rather than sporadic comments that are often reactionary and unsubstantiated.

  2. Pieta Louw. says:

    Mr Ed,

    I like this grid.
    I don’t study form for years anymore because of our so called MR system……it has no credibility and can be manipulated by whoever in the system..that includes the paid handicappers ,trainers, jocks and owners.
    It is for the punter to work out where the weak points with your MR are…..we are not sangomas…(spelling)

    I must admit that I’m still a local closet punter and I will add 1 or 2 of my up and coming jocks to the grid selections….I will always be interested but with reduced stake and less stress.

    1. Editor says:

      Thanks Pieta – its a handy timesaving tool at worst, and as you you say, mix ‘n match with your own choices

  3. Asgar Essack says:

    Hi Ed is it possible for the Sporting Post
    to look into the possibility of having a Tipping Competition open to all members of the public and leading tipsters
    An entry fee could be charged for this competition.
    Tipsters will be allowed to tip only one horse per race..
    Points will be allocated as follows :
    10 points for 1st
    6 points for second
    3 points for 3rd
    1 point for 4th.
    Prize money will depend on the size of the pool.
    Only the top four tipsters will qualify for a prize.
    Since there will be huge costs involved for the running of this competition Sporting Post can deduct a percentage of the
    Perhaps if we get sponsors for the
    competition .Prize money can be bigger.
    At R100 Rands an entry
    Punters who wish to enter under a Pseudonym will also be allowed.
    I sincerely hope that Sporting Post can consider this proposal and give us punters a chance to tip against the greatest tipsters of the country.
    The monthly competition could include race meetings only held on the weekends
    Affording tipsters to send their sellections on time.

    1. Editor says:

      Thanks for the suggestion Asgar

  4. Asgar Essack says:

    Much appreciated Ed. Thankyou.

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