During the course of the active test, it seemed that Murphy and his Law were well in attendance and everything that could go wrong did go wrong, plumbing, electrics, health issues, you name it. Consequently, I toyed with calling this posting “The Curse is Lifted” rather than “Final Review”.
I mentioned in some of my posts that I thought an eight year old could operate the system, and that’s part of the problem. My concern is that anyone over the age of eight would not only find it easy to operate, but would be in danger of suffering terminal boredom. This is when using GHB to remove a lot of that boredom. Without GHB I would have probably given up on the test at the end of day two.
As I’m sure is obvious by now, the rules are very simple and straightforward. They also throw up something like 30-50 potential selections each day. Just before the off a large proportion of the selections will fail due to the odds being out of range, which means sitting in front of the PC virtually all afternoon or employing a bot. Just to belabour a point, even with the bot I found the selection process incredibly boring.
I said at the beginning of the test that this is the sort of system that would be prone to long losing runs. This proved to be the case while I was testing it. On the other hand there were no long winning runs, the best that happened is that towards the end of the test (figures not recorded here) the system managed to move the bank up and sideways. However, even if that trend continued it would take a long long time for the bank to move into profit.
I would expect to find that a backer using the same selection criteria would return in the region of £95-99 for every £100 backed. At Betfair SP, this would indicate a small gross profit for layers, but a net loss after commission.