Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What Money-Back guarantees do you offer?

    GUARANTEE: If, after you subscribe, you see anything in our Live Results on the home page that differs from the selections/ratings provided or is misleading in any way (please read the 'About These Live Results' section), we will REFUND immediately on request with no quibble. After all, it's these live results that form the basis of our impressive long term profit and strike rates.

    • Gambling Regulations

      With the current very strict financial and gambling regulations we simply could not have been trading as long as we have (since 2006) if we were anything but honest and transparent. You can confirm our trading status by clicking the 'Check Rate' logo at the bottom of each page. See current P&L for Super User (all FG Top-Rated Selections Only) click here

    • The Long Game

      It's expensive gaining new customers. We don't want you just for the day or month. We want you to be with us for years. Then we're both happy.

    • We Can Prove It

      We have been proofing our selections to the racing post daily since 2015. As such, we are able to supply you conclusive proof of our selections on request. Simply email 'steve (at) formgenie.com' and ask for the Racing Post proof.

  2. Proof

    All our selections and ratings are proofed in advance to the RacingPost.com

    Proofed To The RacingPost.com

    Below is just one advert we are currently running on RacingPost.com. They have voluntary and legally binding rules as to what their advertiser can claim. We have been proofing selections with them for 15 months (as at October 2016).

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    We have been proofing our selections to the racing post daily since 2015. As such, we are able to supply you conclusive proof of our selections on request. Simply email 'steve (at) formgenie.com' and ask for the Racing Post proof.

  3. Can I try FormGenie for 1 day - to see if it's for me?

    Yes. FormGenie is now available as a Day-Pass. For a one-off payment £10 you will have full access to the program/ratings from the instant you sign up (you can then of course choose to join on a monthly subscription from just £39). Your Day-Pass licence will expire at midnight day of purchase.

    You can aslo download the software demo or online demo here.

  4. The RacingPost, Racing UK, and At The Races offer free tips so why would I pay to use FormGenie?

    • Reason 1

      Unlike FormGenie, all of the above racing properties survive purely and inextricably with advertising and affiliate revenue from the bookmaking industry. It must surely be impossible for these publications (with regarding their tipping service) to satisfy both their users and paymasters. If the FREE tipping side of their offering is so good they would surely lose the bookmakers money. So why would bookmakers continue to give them millions of pounds? The answer can only be that you will not make money regularly backing tips from these providers.

    • Reason 1b

      Ask yourself what is behind the "premium content" buttons on RacingPost and Timeform? Why is it you have to pay to find out? Are there different tips/selections available to paid subscribers and if so WHY? There is no such thing as a FREE lunch.

      Reason 1c

      None of of these 'FREE' tipping services offer up a profit/loss account like we do. None of these 'Free' tipping services display their selections/winners as live results like we do at FormGenie. Ask yourself why? Worse still, is that you never see the PREMIUM version of these big-brand services offer up profit/loss live results like we do.

      • Reason 2

        The above racing properties have tens of thousands of users. When just a small percentage of them follow their free tips service there can be no value in the odds of those horses since they are all over-bet. So the strike rate would have to be phenomenal to return a profit. FormGenie however, has a vastly smaller userbase comparatively and as such our selections will more often than not represent better value (naturally there will be cross-over horses where we top rate the same as the others).

      • To win at betting on horses you need to be ahead of the markets and not be a lemming. With FormGenie, more often than not, you will be ahead of the game and before the 'wisdom of the crowd' has caught up.

        • Reason 3

          Unlike the afore mentioned, FormGenie allows the user to re-assess the ratings/selections should there be a change in the going. The top-rated on Good To Firm will almost certainly not be the same top-rated on Good To Soft.

  5. Can I view FormGenie selections using my smart phone?

    FormGenie is available on all Smart Phones with web access. You will be given a username and password which will give you access to all user modes and selections.

  6. How can a computer forecast winners so regularly?

    Over 9,000 UK horseraces per year. That's an average in excess of 25 races per day. With as little as 2 minutes, in many instances less, between the end of one horserace and the start of the next, what possible chance do we have to study form thoroughly, make a selection based on probability versus value and place a sensible bet based on our deliberations? Virtually none if we want to be successful in the long term. A device with FormGenie Horseracing Software (app) installed will assess, calculate and predict the probability of the race outcome in just a few seconds. Run at the start of each day after importing the daily update file, you will be armed with the day's best bets. You won't need a racing paper/website subscription or any other racing supplement and you will have the confidence to bet knowing that absolutely all relevant criteria have been checked and cross-referenced for you. It is as simple as that! The other substantial advantage is that FormGenie Horseracing Software has no emotional consideration when making selections - removing emotion from betting is the most important attribute to professional gambling, followed closely by knowledge and understanding value.

  7. Can you really bet on horses professionally?

    Yes. Here is just some proof that being a gambling professional is possible:

    • "Gambling on horses CAN be profitable, but only if you are patient and only bet when the odds are favourable" - Graham Sharpe of William Hill speaking on BBC Radio5 Live.

    • See the recent share collapse of Ladbrokes and William Hill. Hit primarily by football results "not going their way", but also due to the prolification of sophisticated form study such as FormGenie. Also, The Racing Post's feature a few years ago announcing a 21 percent collapse in the share value of leading bookmaker Paddy Power following recent results not "going our way", proves that punters can indeed gain the edge. Although they believe this was a blip in freak results, we know that FormGenie will continue this blip - we won 14 of the 20 Cheltenham races! --- Whilst that was a higher than average return for us, we regard it as a reasonable distortion rather than a once-in-a-blue moon occasion.

    • "He will price up the race himself before the markets open and if he can't get the price he wants he won't even have a penny on, no matter how much of a good thing he thinks the horse is". - Terry Ramsden describing the key to the success of legendary punter J. P. McManus on BBC Radio5 . --- Meaning "value" is imperative to long-term profit from betting.

  8. What equipment do I need?

    FormGenie brings computer generated handicap and speed ratings to your PC, Tablet or Smart Phone. So in other words FormGenie will work on all web-enabled devices.

  9. Do I need to know about horseracing, handicapping, speed ratings and gambling?

    We think it is important that your knowledge of Horseracing extends at least to the realms where you are aware of the fluidity of markets, the inevitable losing runs and near misses that form part of the cycle of this great sport. However, in terms of FormGenie Horseracing Software working for you there is no requirement for you to understand what makes a horse a selection or otherwise. Or which are the best races to concentrate on. FormGenie does it all for you. In some ways it takes the fun out of it, but this is a serious betting (investment) program that is not supposed to be fun (although it is on many occasions). FormGenie Horseracing Software will auto-download and scan the day's UK horseracing and will quickly perform all the calculations and present you with the day's selections. These selections can be sorted/prioritised by switching User Modes (the various User Modes are available to all subscribers and essentially reduces the number of daily selections to suit your own preference). With no emotion and in just a few seconds FormGenie Horseracing Software will regularly select you winners ensuring a profit level that should provide you with a second or primary income.

  10. Will I be able to bet on every race?

    Yes and no. FormGenie Horseracing Software will assess each UK horserace (Flat and Jumps) on the day. FormGenie has many user modes and once the day's racecards have been processed the software will assign each race to a hierarchical user mode. The weakest selections are assigned to Extreme User mode (as the name would imply). The next strongest are assigned to Super User mode. This is the mode where we publish a daily 365 profit and loss report.

    After Super User we have Power User, which represents the best of the Super User selections - it is from this User Mode that we publish a daily blog - there are typically between 0 and 6 selections per day in this mode (bank holidays and Saturdays may differ due to more race meetings). Only the best of Power User selections (those rated 3 star confidence and above) are included in TriStar User mode. This is the most discerning mode and as such some days there will be no selections graded this high. Each user mode is profitable based on the same simple rules of 1 pt win top rated only or 1 pt each way if 5/1 or more.

  11. How much does it cost?

    From as little as £10. For current pricing please see the Feature Matrix of the different versions available on the Buy Now page.

    We believe that Semi or Professional Gambling using FormGenie Horseracing Software or similar is the ONLY way horseracing punters can make their betting pay. We also believe that we offer a truly great value-for-money solution to betting on horses that should achieve a second or for some, a primary income. The ratings program can be a conduit to a much-improved lifestyle and can also be an extremely powerful aid in controlling irrational and compulsive gambling. As such we not only want to attract serious players who understand the nuances and dynamics of gambling, but we also want to be fairly and justly remunerated for our continued devotion to and development of FormGenie. There are several versions and subscription options available including a Day-Pass, Weekends-Only or the full Daily access.

    Payment methods: All major Credit Cards, PayPal or Cheque.

    When you consider that to take gambling to a professional level you would need to spend at least 1-2 hours per race before making your selection, we think you would agree that professional gambling with FormGenie Horseracing Software represents extraordinary value.

  12. When can I join?

    You can join today from just £10 with instant activation and full access to today's racecards. Simply click here to join. Whichever subscriber level you choose you will have the same access to all User Modes. We offer full support and will answer any queries you have almost immediately:

    Email: sales@formgenie.com

    Free Phone: 0800 2425221 (mobile charges may apply depending on your provider)

    Instant download and activation of the FREE DEMO or when clicking the Buy Now option.

  13. What are the different User Modes (filters)?

    Think of the user modes as preset filters. The function of the various User Modes (filters) is to regulate the sheer number of races to be rated. You simply use these preset filters to control the number of selections to concetrate on. The fact that Extreme User mode (the most basic filter showing every single race) shows a long term profit analysing and making predictions on over 9000 selections is an excellent guide to the potential of the other user modes (filters). Once the day's racecards have been processed the software will assign each race to a nested hierarchical user mode (each race subjected to the preset filtering). The weakest selections are included in Extreme User mode (as the name would imply) simply because there has to be a top-rated by default even if it does not merit a bet. Even this mode has a remarkable 33% strike rate for Top Rated only. The next strongest are assigned to Super User mode. This is the mode where we publish a daily 365 profit and loss report. After Super User we have Power User which represents the best of the Super User selections - it is from this User Mode that we publish a daily results blog - there are typically between 0 and 6 selections per day in this mode (bank holidays and Saturdays may differ due to more race meetings). Only the best of Power User selections (those rated 3 star confidence and above) are included in TriStar User mode. This is the most discerning mode and as such some days there will be no selections graded this high. It is important to realise that all Power User selections can also be found in Super User mode, but not all Super User selections can be found in Power User mode.

    Below is a diagram to illustrate how the main "nested" user modes work. You will see that all Power User selections are included in Super User, but not all Super User selections are included in Power User mode.

    Nested User Modes allow users to be selective about the quantity and qaulity of selections.

  14. Is there a staking strategy or plan?

    The only staking plans or strategies we advise are below and apply to whichever user mode is selected.

    • For Top Rated Only:
    • 1pt win up to 5/1 or 1 pt e/w if 5/1 or more on each selection marked as Top (so an each way bet would require 2 pts).
      • For Dutching:
      • When Dutching we advocate a very simple level stake (1pt) on each selection marked as Top or Dutch regardless of their odds. (Note: We will be changing the name of this plan as it means different things to different people).

        On the face of it seems counter-intuitive to include a 7/4 shot when backing 3 horses in the same race. Whilst I'm sure some of our subscribers set their own minimum odds parameters for this plan, the reason we advocate a "regardless of odds" strategy is that we believe in keeping staking systems simple, transparent and non-convoluted. The less rules and "thinking" required the more sustainable the plan. Though it may well be the case the staking plan can be improved upon, too many rules would indicate the selection method is flawed from outset. Also, our findings over the long term, show that when the shorter priced selection wins it is "contribution to costs". Even though what we are hoping for is the biggest priced selection to win, which they do often enough (you will see our unique ratings provide many big-priced winners - not just 2nd and 3rd favs). Strangely, it can help mentally just getting a return on an event even if it is loss-making.
        • For Lays:
        • Up until June 2016, FormGenie would advise Laying qualifiers at up to 3.8. However, unlike our impressive Win strike rates for Top Rated (and Dutch), we struggled making a worthwhile profit with our Lays . We have come to realise it's not as simple laying horses just because there are some negatives about the horse or a low FormGenie rating has been calculated. It is also about the price offered and poor value. This presents us with a different and fluid opportunity and strategy (see Dynamic Mode below).

          As such we now advise that laying with FormGenie can only be done in conjunction with our new FormGenie-Bot (only available to existing members) where automated discovery of suitable Lays based on current live odds versus FormGenie calculated odds can easily be achieved.

          • Dynamic Mode:

          • What is Dynamic Mode?
            Essentially this is where we (FormGenie algorithms) have calculated a True-Odds or 'Target Odds' value and displayed it in the bottom row of each runners details. The idea being to only Back if you can match the Target Odds or Lay if you cannot match. We have also linked the Live Odds feed to this area with a green tick to indicate where current best odds match or exceed our Target Odds to save you having to check (this excludes BetFair at the moment, but we are aiming to bring this online soon). Over time you will be backing good value horses and laying poor value selections.

            Note: Although testing in private has been fantastic, this mode is 'work in progress' (there will be further changes to the Target Odds algorithm) so we will not be altering our reported profit and loss/home page winners based on the results of this dynamic mode just yet.
  15. What size betting bank do I need?

    Our stats show that a comfortable bank of 100 x stake is required (150 for Dutch Mode). Losing runs are inevitable and the only way to cope, both mentally and financially is to have a sufficient bank.

  16. What Strike Rates can I expect?

    Strike Rates for Top Rated only are around 35% (And 50% + when Dutching) plus and are similar between all user modes. Note that the similarity in user mode strike rates is due to an explicable statistical anomaly. Firstly the Power User selections are rightly deemed to be stronger than Super User selections, which is why there are much fewer opportunities in these modes. As such you would expect the strike rate to reflect this. The fact that it doesn't is due to the Strike Rate in our reports refers to betting returns that are not negative. For example, a top rated selection that finishes 2nd at 5/1 would be a break-even bet at each way (if the race was 5th odds a place). This would be recorded in our reports as a "winning" bet thus boosting the strike rate (but not increasing profit). However, when the same reporting parameters are applied to Power User mode there are fewer each-way opportunities (because the market determine these are stronger selections and therefore the odds are shorter) so there are more "outright winners" included in the strike rate.

  17. Do all subscription levels get the same selections?

    Yes. Whether you choose Bronze, Silver or Gold you will get exactly the same selections and rankings along with access to the same User Modes. The key difference between the Subscrption grades is the morning update times i.e. 6.30AM for Gold, 9.30 AM for Silver and 10.30 for Bronze. (Note that Gold Annual subscribers get selections from 8.30pm the night before racing). This means that Gold subscribers often get first dibs on best Odds.

  18. If FormGenie is so good why do you have sell it?

    We launched FormGenie 10 years ago (2006) because we struggled to get our own bets on. This wouldn't be a problem if we could just use the exchanges. However, maximising FormGenie means not relying solely on BetFair and there is a need to use traditional bookies too. This is the reason for the necessity to licence (not sell) the program. Quite simply it is a question of mathematics and logistics. The math tells us that we can make £10,000's each year by betting on all Top Rated selections forecast by FormGenie. However, as any semi/professional gambler will attest, betting logistics mean you simply cannot "get on" with a traditional bookmaker to appropriate stakes once you have built up a positive history (betting exchanges excluded). Even if our accounts were not closed (some remained open to gather intelligence), it is not uncommon for us to have requested stakes reduced (knock-backed) by 75%, even for amounts as low as £50 (a large stake for most, but just to illustrate a point), with the remaining stake "generously" offered SP. (FormGenie will not make a profit at SP due to most selections shortening drastically) Try it for yourself this Saturday, by requesting £50 on the Racing Post's Pricewise selection at the advertised price (just ask - call them instead of trying online - you don't have to place the bet). Maybe the first few times you ask they will accommodate you, but when you win and beat the SP regularly (80% of FormGenie selections will contract in price), you will not be able to sustain "reasonable" sized bet on your selections. In their defence they are businesses and not a charity.
    What about Betfair? Granted, this leading betting exchange can at many times be a successful gambler's savior, but not always and don't be fooled by the inflated odds advertised on comparison grids as these are often to small stakes (indeed we exclude exchange odds in our published profit and loss reports precisely so we don't mislead you with inflated odds that would favorably distort our claims). Licensing FormGenie is the only way we can maximise deserved revenue from this amazing Horseracing Prediction Program.

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