We are starting to really make some headway now and have seen quite a lot of improvements go on, although its fair to say we arent even halfway there yet.
The new tools have some great feedback coming and please do keep it coming as by fine-tuning them the benefits are felt by all.
The Stat Attack tool was based on a suggestion made by one of our long-standing members so again if you have an idea of a tool you think would be helpful, no matter how outlandish it may seem, please do give me a shout and tell me - at the worst if its not possible we can look at it and maybe figure out another way.
Plenty more cleaning up and optimisation is required, this will all hopefully come to a head this month and next with some major improvements all over the place, some more new additions and finally the launch of the Ratings Machine V2 which i must say is really coming along great.
We will put up a trial version first and let members play with it and see what feedback we get.
Its obviously a big weekend with the Derby and all the talk has mainly been about the Coolmore horses and of course the removal of the big antepost favourite St Nicholas Abbey and the choice to send a couple over to France for their equivalent. Im not really an antepost betting man but feel for those affected, however thats surely the nature and risk of the type of bet being placed and those who are whining claiming its more than bad luck are barking up the wrong tree.
The other major news i think is Kieran Fallon taking the ride on Al Zir, this is just another indication of the respect his riding abilities are regarded in throughout the world. He is without a shadow of a doubt my favourite flat jockey and i am still often left aghast at some of the rides he gives.
Overall i dont think this is the best Derby we shall see, but i hope to be proved wrong. One positive is i believe its really quite a wide open affair and their will be value about. Mind you, Jan Vermeer has a fantastic chance but i dont like the price much.