Hello everyone, my name is David Aston, and I am running a test on 50-50 racing from Steve Davidsons stable in Australia.

The system itself uses the A vs B markets on Betfair. The selection system is straight forward, but you do need to be at the coal face (as I put it) during the time that you want to use the system, in the minutes before the race is due to start.

There are two systems – System 1 and System 2 – I will not go into the detail of the two systems, as this will give too much away behind the system itself. No study of form is required, all the information you need is on the screen in front of you, and a spreadsheet (my personal preference) or a calculator.

The system does have a stop loss, but I have found on the shorter priced horses, this only allows one bet. I have therefore decided for my own purposes (and this test) that a second bet to be shown, even if this breaks the stop loss.

The manual has the normal pages talking about how Betfair works, but also shows how to find the market that the system uses.

According to the manual, you can use the system part-time or whenever suit’s your circumstances. I have been paper trading the system for the last couple of weeks, and I must admit that I agree with that particular statement.

The manual states that a starting bank of £2,500 is required, but I wanted to see how a bank of £250 would fare, as I feel that this might be a more realistic figure for most people (including me!). The results I will show net of Betfair commission at 5%.

I will run the system daily with the exception of Saturday afternoon, as I have already found that some races starting five minutes apart (and worse still some running late), makes me tear my hair out waiting for the results to appear, as I am not always able to watch racing live.

Anyway, enough of my waffle, and onto the test, starting from Saturday evening:

Saturday 13th September:

System 1:

No selections within system criteria.

System 2:

No selections within system criteria.

Sunday 14th September:

System 1:

14:00 Goodwood
Park Lane vs Albaseet
Bet: £7.63
Winner: Park Lane:
Profit: £5.00

15:30 Great Leighs
City Stable vs Detonator
Bet: £8.77
Winner: Detonator
Loss: £8.77

15:40 Goodwood
Lady Deauville vs Muthabara
Bet: £16.85
Winner: Lady Deauville
Profit: £13.77

17:25 Goodwood
Thumbs Up vs Shesha Bear
Bet: £7.41
Winner: Thumbs Up
Profit: £5.00

Starting Bank: £250.00
Profit/Loss: +£15.00
Current Bank: £265.00

System 2:

14:00 Goodwood
Park Lane vs Albaseet
Bet: £7.63
Winner: Park Lane:
Profit: £5.00

15:30 Great Leighs
City Stable vs Detonator
Bet: £8.77
Winner: Detonator
Loss: £8.77

15:40 Goodwood
Lady Deauville vs Muthabara
Bet: £16.85
Winner: Lady Deauville
Profit: £13.77

Starting Bank: £250.00
Profit/Loss: +£10.00
Current Bank: £260.00

Monday 15th September:

System 1:

No selections within system criteria.

Current Bank: £265.00

System 2:

No selections within system criteria.

Current Bank: £260.00

No selections within either system yesterday, mainly caused by there only being two meetings at Leicester and Musselburgh, reducing the opportunities available.