Welcome to our Dobbin Day Review - A piece of horse racing trading software designed to identify potential dobbing selections and automate the betting process.
After finding our feet in the first part of our Dobbin Day review, we managed to make a steady profit in month two and three, finishing with an overall profit of £26.01 to £5.00 stakes or 5.20 points. This works out as a modest 10.4% increase to our £250 starting bank.
The software is designed to analyse the historical in-running data of horse races each day and identify potential candidates for "dobbing". You can then add selections to the betting list and the software will trade them automatically for you according to your chosen risk settings.
By hovering over the graphs for each selection, you can immediately see how much profit could have been made in previous races judging by the lowest in-play odds. It really is a great bit of kit and we've no qualms in recommending it to anyone with an interest in dobbing.
If you are unfamilar with dobbing, in a nutshell it is a trading strategy where you back a horse pre-race on a betting exchange such as Betfair, with the hope that the odds will decrease enough in-play to be able to trade out and double your money (or better, depending what percentage profit you're aiming for).
Key Stats - Update Three
|No. Of Trades||230|
|Profit/Loss (£5 stakes)||£26.01|
|Average Back Odds||11.04|
|Average Lay Odds||4.92|
|Bank (£250 starting)||£276.01|
Results - Update Three
|Date||Course||Horse||Stake||Back Odds||Lay Odds||Movement||P/L||Total|
|11/07/2017 19:15||Brighton||General Hazard (IRE)||£5.00||7.20||3.20||19.44%||-5.00||£10.68|
|11/07/2017 20:45||Brighton||Delfie Lane||£5.00||2.68||1.14||-62.31%||6.75||£17.43|
|12/07/2017 15:10||Yarmouth||Avenue Des Champs||£5.00||5.10||2.28||-80.20%||6.19||£23.62|
|12/07/2017 16:35||Dundalk||Abstraction (IRE)||£5.00||6.40||2.80||-65.63%||6.43||£30.05|
|12/07/2017 17:40||Dundalk||Dodgybingo (IRE)||£5.00||2.80||1.24||-17.14%||-5.00||£25.05|
|12/07/2017 17:55||Kempton||Saleh (IRE)||£5.00||5.30||2.36||-57.36%||6.23||£31.28|
|12/07/2017 20:40||Bath||Devil's Bridge (IRE)||£5.00||6.60||2.56||-9.09%||-5.00||£26.28|
|14/07/2017 17:40||Ascot||Balmoral Castle||£5.00||16.00||7.00||-65.00%||6.43||£38.96|
|14/07/2017 17:55||Musselburgh||Harpers Ruby||£5.00||32.00||12.50||-50.00%||-5.00||£33.96|
|24/07/2017 16:55||Cartmel||Charlie Wingnut (IRE)||£5.00||3.60||1.59||-9.72%||-5.00||£23.96|
|24/07/2017 19:05||Ballinrobe||Palmones (IRE)||£5.00||4.30||1.90||-17.44%||-5.00||£24.99|
|26/07/2017 16:00||Catterick||Glenrowan Rose (IRE)||£5.00||3.35||1.35||-69.85%||7.41||£32.40|
|26/07/2017 17:10||Bath||Zlatan (IRE)||£5.00||4.90||2.06||-44.90%||-5.00||£27.40|
|26/07/2017 18:35||Sandown||Kingston Kurrajong||£5.00||9.00||3.95||-81.11%||6.39||£42.10|
|26/07/2017 19:20||Leicester||Flyboy (IRE)||£5.00||6.20||2.86||-69.35%||5.84||£47.94|
|27/07/2017 17:45||Doncaster||Sheriff Of Nawton (IRE)||£5.00||12.50||5.40||-81.44%||6.57||£54.51|
|27/07/2017 20:10||Limerick||Iusetaluvheronce (IRE)||£5.00||3.85||1.71||2.60%||-5.00||£49.51|
|28/07/2017 15:20||Ascot||Golden Stunner (IRE)||£5.00||6.60||3.00||-13.64%||-5.00||£44.51|
|28/07/2017 15:40||Uttoxeter||Mondello (GER)||£5.00||9.40||3.45||-44.68%||-5.00||£39.51|
|28/07/2017 16:25||Ascot||Coolfitch (IRE)||£5.00||11.00||3.80||4.55%||-5.00||£34.51|
|28/07/2017 16:55||Ascot||Midnight Malibu (IRE)||£5.00||4.50||2.04||-36.89%||-5.00||£29.51|
|29/07/2017 14:05||York||Fingal's Cave (IRE)||£5.00||19.00||8.20||-78.42%||6.59||£36.10|
|29/07/2017 14:25||Ascot||Masham Star (IRE)||£5.00||28.40||12.00||-89.44%||6.83||£42.93|
|29/07/2017 14:30||Newcastle||High On Light||£5.00||8.40||3.60||-74.52%||6.67||£49.60|
|29/07/2017 15:10||Chester||Plant Pot Power (IRE)||£5.00||8.80||3.40||-77.05%||7.94||£57.54|
|29/07/2017 16:05||Curragh||Abstraction (IRE)||£5.00||12.50||5.40||-45.60%||-5.00||£52.54|
|01/08/2017 14:35||Beverley||Moon Over Rio (IRE)||£5.00||4.50||1.87||6.67%||-5.00||£47.54|
|01/08/2017 15:00||Goodwood||Aclaim (IRE)||£5.00||12.00||5.20||-66.67%||6.54||£54.08|
|01/08/2017 15:35||Goodwood||Wicklow Brave||£5.00||10.00||3.70||-70.00%||8.51||£62.59|
|01/08/2017 16:45||Goodwood||A Momentofmadness||£5.00||8.60||3.95||-76.74%||5.89||£68.48|
|01/08/2017 17:35||Yarmouth||Powerful Wind (IRE)||£5.00||14.50||6.00||-17.24%||-5.00||£58.48|
|01/08/2017 18:10||Worcester||Viking Mistress||£5.00||4.71||1.96||-52.87%||-5.00||£53.48|
|02/08/2017 13:50||Goodwood||Arthur Mc Bride (IRE)||£5.00||13.00||5.90||-74.23%||6.02||£59.50|
|02/08/2017 14:50||Perth||Welcome Ben (IRE)||£5.00||3.45||1.43||-39.71%||-5.00||£54.50|
|02/08/2017 15:25||Perth||Dear Sire (FR)||£5.00||5.00||2.28||-76.00%||5.96||£60.46|
|02/08/2017 16:00||Perth||Indian Temple (IRE)||£5.00||3.00||1.35||-33.33%||-5.00||£55.46|
|02/08/2017 16:35||Perth||Jack The Hat (IRE)||£5.00||4.40||1.96||-15.91%||-5.00||£50.46|
|04/08/2017 14:35||Bangor||The Clock Leary (IRE)||£5.00||4.90||2.24||-79.39%||5.93||£56.39|
|04/08/2017 15:20||Thirsk||Mount Tahan (IRE)||£5.00||4.80||1.91||-2.08%||-5.00||£51.39|
|04/08/2017 15:35||Goodwood||Take Cover||£5.00||13.50||5.30||-18.52%||-5.00||£46.39|
|06/08/2017 15:40||Chester||Navarone (IRE)||£5.00||6.20||2.84||-32.26%||-5.00||£41.39|
|06/08/2017 17:30||Galway||Dara Tango (FR)||£5.00||3.90||1.53||-74.10%||7.74||£49.13|
|09/08/2017 16:10||Pontefract||See The Sun||£5.00||9.40||4.30||-12.77%||-5.00||£39.13|
|09/08/2017 17:00||Bath||Our Lord||£5.00||4.54||1.80||-77.75%||7.61||£46.74|
|09/08/2017 17:10||Pontefract||Harwoods Volante (IRE)||£5.00||5.30||2.40||-47.17%||-5.00||£41.74|
|10/08/2017 14:50||Haydock||Chickenfortea (IRE)||£5.00||8.40||3.55||-38.10%||-5.00||£31.74|
|10/08/2017 18:35||Wolverhampton||Tooty Fruitti||£5.00||5.40||2.36||-11.11%||-5.00||£32.65|
|10/08/2017 19:45||Sandown||Easy Tiger||£5.00||6.20||2.84||-19.35%||-5.00||£27.65|
|10/08/2017 19:50||Leopardstown||Abraham (IRE)||£5.00||10.00||3.55||10.00%||-5.00||£22.65|
|15/08/2017 16:45||Ffos Las||Sternrubin (GER)||£5.00||5.90||2.54||-82.88%||6.62||£29.27|
|15/08/2017 18:55||Nottingham||Gracious John (IRE)||£5.00||7.40||3.20||-45.95%||-5.00||£19.27|
|15/08/2017 19:10||Chelmsford City||Masham Star (IRE)||£5.00||6.20||2.64||-78.87%||6.74||£26.01|
How does the Dobbin Day software work?
We put together a brief overview of the software in our introduction, but here is a refresher on how the software works.
There are two options for finding selections within the software; the Full Markets List or the Best Of.
The Best Of, as it's name suggests, is a compilation of the best selections of the day and is what we opted to use to pick out our own trades. It is not the optimal strategy but with limited time and knowledge, it was a good starting point for us to try the software out.
The Full Markets List is where you can click through every race of the day and see a graph and statistics for each horse, which means you can take other runners into account when narrowing down your selections.
Full Market List
Once you have chosen your selections for the day, you can set the stake, target profit and the hedging method for each individual trade.
There are three hedging methods; hedge for an equal profit (hedge), win more if the horse wins (win max) or win more if the horses loses (loss max). In our review we did a couple of "loss max" at the start but decided to stick to a standard hedge after that to keep things simple.
The instruction manual explains in detail how everything works, but we would definitely recommend watching the tutorial videos to see it in action.
Once the bets have been settled all of the results can be viewed in the Betting History tab, where you will find graphs and statistics such as Betfair SP and the lowest odds the horse went to in-play, as well as profit/loss, ROI and strike rate etc. This can be exported to excel, which is handy if you want to keep an extra copy of the results or do some further analysis.
How much does it cost?
Access to the software costs £99 for 12 months, which works out at just £8.25 per month. There is usually a 10 day refund period offered if you are not happy with the product, but signing up via our review will give you an extended 30 day refund guarantee.
Dobbin Day is an excellent piece of software; we found it to be well-designed and easy to get to grips with even if you are new to dobbing. It does require a bit of time to analyse the data each day, but we enjoyed having more control over our trades rather than blindly following someone else's picks.
Once the software has been tweaked to your desired risk level, it takes care of the rest of the betting process and recording of results automatically. It can also be left to run on a VPS if you have access to one.
We took the easy route in our review by using the daily Best Of list, but still managed to make a profit after deducting 5% Betfair commission, which is pretty good going. Going forward we would definitely make use of the Full Markets List and analyse other runners in the races before making our final selections.
Dobbin Day takes out the leg work by pulling all of the statistics you need together in once place and although it's not a necessity in order to make a profit from the dobbing strategy, it's a major timesaver and a great weapon to have in your armoury.
Dobbin Day Review: Update Two
11th July 2017
During the first month of our review of the Dobbin Day software, we found that by making some small changes to our selection process our results would have been much better.
Since then we have been picking out horses that have a high strike rate hitting a return of at least 2.14 times our stake and it has been working out well so far.
We have also been looking closely at the recent performance of the horses going by their last few races and discarding selections that cast any doubt.
This month we made a profit of £32.13 to £5.00 stakes at an ROI of 8.9%, which includes a deduction of 5% Betfair commission.
This gives us a small profit of £8.91 overall since starting the review, which we are hoping to build on now that we have made these improvements.
Key Stats - Update Two
|No. Of Trades||72|
|Profit/Loss (£5 stakes)||£32.13|
|Average Back Odds||12.03|
|Average Lay Odds||5.32|
|Bank (£250 starting)||£258.91|
Results - Update Two
|Date||Course||Horse||Stake||Back Odds||Lay Odds||Movement||P/L||Total|
|31/05/2017 15:00||Beverley||Young Tiger||£5.00||4.30||1.44||-48.84%||-5.00||-28.22|
|31/05/2017 15:30||Beverley||Arcane Dancer (IRE)||£5.00||3.90||1.89||-38.46%||-5.00||-33.22|
|31/05/2017 18:00||Punchestown||Our Dougal (IRE)||£5.00||5.00||2.32||-66.00%||5.78||-27.44|
|31/05/2017 18:20||Kempton||Tommys Geal||£5.00||7.60||3.65||-40.79%||-5.00||-32.44|
|31/05/2017 18:30||Punchestown||Sandymount Duke (IRE)||£5.00||4.20||2.00||-75.95%||5.50||-26.94|
|01/06/2017 17:20||Wolverhampton||Noble Act||£5.00||30.00||14.50||-10.00%||-5.00||-25.94|
|01/06/2017 19:45||Fairyhouse||House Limit (IRE)||£5.00||50.00||24.00||-20.00%||-5.00||-30.94|
|01/06/2017 20:00||Ffos Las||Included||£5.00||11.00||5.00||-81.82%||6.00||-24.94|
|02/06/2017 15:45||Epsom||Great Hall||£5.00||42.00||20.00||-30.95%||-5.00||-29.94|
|02/06/2017 16:10||Catterick||Little Miss Kodi (IRE)||£5.00||4.30||2.10||-6.98%||-5.00||-34.94|
|02/06/2017 17:20||Market Rasen||Arboretum||£5.00||3.15||1.51||-67.94%||5.43||-24.06|
|02/06/2017 17:30||Catterick||Nuala Tagula (IRE)||£5.00||10.50||5.00||-52.38%||5.50||-18.56|
|03/06/2017 13:50||Navan||Piazzini (IRE)||£5.00||8.40||3.90||-57.74%||5.77||-12.79|
|03/06/2017 14:00||Epsom||Mister Blue Sky (IRE)||£5.00||15.50||6.20||-45.81%||-5.00||-17.79|
|03/06/2017 14:20||Worcester||Masterofdeception (IRE)||£5.00||12.50||6.00||-89.52%||5.42||-12.37|
|03/06/2017 14:40||Hexham||Hattons Hill (IRE)||£5.00||4.50||2.12||-77.56%||5.62||-6.75|
|03/06/2017 15:10||Epsom||Sovereign Debt (IRE)||£5.00||5.70||2.76||-82.28%||5.32||-1.43|
|04/06/2017 14:40||Listowel||Geological (IRE)||£5.00||5.00||2.20||-40.00%||6.36||4.93|
|04/06/2017 14:45||Perth||Dr Moloney (IRE)||£5.00||9.40||3.75||-71.28%||7.53||12.46|
|04/06/2017 14:50||Kilbeggan||My Betty (IRE)||£5.00||10.50||4.40||-23.81%||-5.00||7.46|
|04/06/2017 16:15||Perth||Upswing (IRE)||£5.00||9.40||3.85||-44.68%||-5.00||2.46|
|05/06/2017 16:25||Listowel||Damut (IRE)||£5.00||24.00||9.00||-33.33%||-5.00||-7.54|
|05/06/2017 16:40||Gowran Park||Tribal Path (IRE)||£5.00||10.00||4.50||-2.00%||-5.00||-12.54|
|05/06/2017 18:25||Ayr||Duchess Of France (IRE)||£5.00||6.40||2.88||-46.88%||6.11||-6.43|
|05/06/2017 19:25||Ayr||Danish Duke (IRE)||£5.00||14.00||5.80||-31.43%||-5.00||-11.43|
|07/06/2017 16:20||Wolverhampton||Kingsley Klarion (IRE)||£5.00||7.60||3.35||-5.26%||-5.00||-16.43|
|07/06/2017 17:55||Kempton||Saleh (IRE)||£5.00||5.80||2.58||-65.17%||6.24||-10.19|
|07/06/2017 19:45||Wexford||Velocity Boy (IRE)||£5.00||3.45||1.51||-10.14%||-5.00||-15.19|
|07/06/2017 19:55||Kempton||Captain Peacock||£5.00||4.10||1.88||-38.05%||-5.00||-20.19|
|08/06/2017 15:20||Bangor||Degooch (IRE)||£5.00||5.20||2.18||-7.69%||-5.00||-19.15|
|08/06/2017 15:30||Ripon||Just Hiss||£5.00||14.80||5.70||-25.68%||-5.00||-24.15|
|08/06/2017 15:50||Bangor||Paddy The Oscar (IRE)||£5.00||7.60||2.68||-73.16%||9.18||-14.97|
|08/06/2017 18:20||Leopardstown||Oh Grace (IRE)||£5.00||9.20||3.85||-34.78%||-5.00||-19.97|
|09/06/2017 18:05||Stratford||Decade Player (IRE)||£5.00||7.21||6.00||-18.17%||6.67||-13.30|
|09/06/2017 18:40||Stratford||Repeat Business (IRE)||£5.00||6.60||2.82||-9.09%||-5.00||-18.30|
|14/06/2017 17:20||Worcester||Princesse Fleur||£5.00||9.60||4.40||-63.54%||5.91||-17.39|
|15/06/2017 13:50||Fontwell||Bostin (IRE)||£5.00||5.40||2.40||-55.56%||6.25||-11.14|
|15/06/2017 15:40||Newbury||Kingston Kurrajong||£5.00||28.90||12.50||-77.16%||6.56||2.09|
|15/06/2017 18:25||Uttoxeter||Charlie Wingnut (IRE)||£5.00||5.70||2.52||-70.00%||6.31||3.40|
|27/06/2017 19:50||Ballinrobe||Prince Charmin' (IRE)||£5.00||3.95||1.76||-5.06%||-5.00||-11.60|
|27/06/2017 20:55||Ballinrobe||Powersbomb (IRE)||£5.00||4.10||1.88||-68.29%||5.90||-5.70|
|28/06/2017 14:50||Worcester||Al Alfa||£5.00||9.00||4.00||-35.56%||-5.00||-10.70|
|28/06/2017 15:50||Worcester||Land Of Vic||£5.00||6.40||2.90||-64.06%||6.03||-4.67|
|28/06/2017 16:40||Salisbury||Kingston Kurrajong||£5.00||8.00||3.50||-76.25%||6.43||1.76|
|30/06/2017 14:50||Cartmel||Attention Seaker||£5.00||5.20||2.38||-3.85%||-5.00||-3.24|
|30/06/2017 18:00||Newcastle||Roman De Brut (IRE)||£5.00||15.50||7.00||170.97%||-5.00||-2.09|
|30/06/2017 18:10||Chester||Heir Of Excitement (IRE)||£5.00||5.10||2.30||-26.47%||-5.00||-7.09|
|01/07/2017 14:25||Newcastle||Solar Flair||£5.00||30.00||10.00||-33.33%||-5.00||-10.84|
|01/07/2017 15:10||Curragh||Dragon Fei (IRE)||£5.00||21.00||9.00||-4.76%||-5.00||-15.84|
|01/07/2017 15:35||York||Fingal's Cave (IRE)||£5.00||24.00||10.50||-33.33%||-5.00||-20.84|
|01/07/2017 16:50||York||Midnight Malibu (IRE)||£5.00||13.50||6.00||-25.93%||-5.00||-25.84|
|06/07/2017 15:40||Perth||Motion To Strike (IRE)||£5.00||8.60||3.10||-53.49%||-5.00||-30.84|
|06/07/2017 16:30||Haydock||Merry Banter||£5.00||4.40||1.77||-69.55%||7.43||-23.41|
|06/07/2017 19:05||Bellewstown||Song Of Namibia (IRE)||£5.00||4.60||2.08||-78.04%||6.05||-17.36|
|06/07/2017 20:40||Bellewstown||Bay Hill (IRE)||£5.00||9.80||4.20||-40.82%||6.67||-10.69|
|06/07/2017 20:55||Tipperary||The Major General (IRE)||£5.00||3.40||1.49||-8.82%||-5.00||-15.69|
|09/07/2017 15:40||Limerick||Baily Moon (IRE)||£5.00||8.20||3.70||-87.68%||6.08||-3.50|
|09/07/2017 16:35||Market Rasen||The Tourard Man (IRE)||£5.00||11.50||5.00||-91.22%||6.50||3.00|
|09/07/2017 16:45||Limerick||Definite Soldier (IRE)||£5.00||8.40||3.85||-70.24%||5.91||8.91|
We will continue with this selection process over the next month and will report back soon with our latest results.
Dobbin Day Review: Update One
3rd June 2017
We've been testing the Dobbin Day horse trading software out for a little over a month now and we're back with some results for you.
So far we have traded 96 horses and made a small loss of £23.22 to £5.00 stakes at an ROI of -4.8%.
We have included a standard 5% Betfair commission in our results and this is partly where the problem lies. Even if you find an edge, you need to consider that a percentage of the profit will be taken in fees and could leave you in the red.
In some cases where we have found a particularly strong selection, we have aimed for a higher return than just doubling our stake and this has worked well. By filtering out any selections with a return of less than x2.16, we calculated a profit of £11.11 at an ROI of 5.7%.
Key Stats - Update One
|No. Of Trades||96|
|Profit/Loss (£5 stakes)||-£23.22|
|Average Back Odds||11.76|
|Average Lay Odds||5.41|
|Bank (£250 starting)||£226.78|
Results - Update One
|Date||Course||Horse||Bet Type||Stake||Back Odds||Lay Odds||Movement||P/L||Total|
|26/04/2017 14:00||Perth||Ramore Will (IRE)||Loss Max||£5.00||12.00||5.90||-8.33%||-£5.00||-£5.00|
|26/04/2017 14:10||Epsom||Just That Lord||Hedge||£5.00||8.80||4.10||-63.64%||£5.44||£0.44|
|26/04/2017 15:40||Punchestown||Fridaynightlights (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||7.60||3.80||-75.00%||£4.75||£5.19|
|26/04/2017 15:50||Epsom||Great Hall||Hedge||£5.00||32.33||16.00||-93.50%||£4.81||£10.00|
|26/04/2017 16:35||Catterick||Best Trip (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||55.00||27.00||-65.45%||£4.93||£14.93|
|27/04/2017 14:20||Taunton||Cabernet D'alene (FR)||Loss Max||£5.00||2.16||1.44||-53.24%||£0.01||£14.94|
|27/04/2017 14:35||Perth||Valseur Du Granval (FR)||Hedge||£5.00||3.40||1.65||-46.76%||-£5.00||£9.94|
|27/04/2017 16:00||Taunton||No No Cardinal (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||8.00||3.85||-65.00%||£5.12||£10.06|
|28/04/2017 13:50||Sandown||Rebel De Lope||Hedge||£5.00||30.00||13.50||-68.67%||£5.80||£20.94|
|28/04/2017 14:45||Doncaster||Art Echo||Hedge||£5.00||11.50||5.20||-91.22%||£5.75||£26.69|
|28/04/2017 15:30||Sandown||Dawn Of Hope (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||6.20||3.00||-8.06%||-£5.00||£21.69|
|28/04/2017 16:20||Punchestown||Balko Des Flos (FR)||Hedge||£5.00||9.80||4.60||-60.20%||£5.37||£27.06|
|28/04/2017 18:40||Punchestown||On The Fringe (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||3.05||1.48||-31.15%||-£5.00||£22.06|
|29/04/2017 13:30||Haydock||Someone Exciting||Hedge||£5.00||11.50||4.60||0.00%||-£5.00||£17.06|
|29/04/2017 14:05||Haydock||War Glory (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||7.40||3.55||-36.49%||-£5.00||£12.06|
|29/04/2017 14:05||Haydock||Early Morning (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||5.30||2.06||-60.38%||-£5.00||£7.06|
|29/04/2017 14:25||Sandown||Vibrato Valtat (FR)||Hedge||£5.00||14.50||7.00||-24.14%||-£5.00||£2.06|
|30/04/2017 15:20||Limerick||Severus (GER)||Hedge||£5.00||10.50||4.10||-33.33%||-£5.00||-£2.94|
|30/04/2017 16:15||Thirsk||Life Knowledge (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||11.50||5.50||-13.04%||-£5.00||-£7.94|
|02/05/2017 15:00||Brighton||Bahamian Sunrise||Hedge||£5.00||2.64||1.28||-6.82%||-£5.00||-£12.94|
|02/05/2017 16:10||Brighton||Kafeel (USA)||Hedge||£5.00||2.98||1.23||-32.89%||-£5.00||-£17.94|
|02/05/2017 16:50||Nottingham||Rowlestone Lass||Hedge||£5.00||9.00||3.70||-44.44%||-£5.00||-£22.94|
|02/05/2017 17:20||Ballinrobe||Ineffable (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||25.00||11.50||-8.00%||-£5.00||-£27.94|
|03/05/2017 15:35||Wolverhampton||Count Montecristo (FR)||Hedge||£5.00||4.10||1.91||7.32%||-£5.00||-£37.94|
|03/05/2017 16:20||Ascot||Tabarrak (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||4.90||1.82||-79.39%||£8.04||-£29.90|
|03/05/2017 18:05||Brighton||Mobley Chaos||Hedge||£5.00||19.50||9.20||-89.13%||£5.32||-£24.58|
|04/05/2017 14:40||Lingfield||Joyful Dream (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||34.00||16.50||-23.53%||-£5.00||-£29.58|
|04/05/2017 15:20||Towcester||Orion's Might (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||12.50||5.80||-87.36%||£5.49||-£24.09|
|04/05/2017 15:50||Towcester||Rakaia Rosa (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||16.00||7.00||-93.69%||£6.10||-£17.99|
|04/05/2017 16:50||Towcester||High Aspirations (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||7.20||3.35||-51.39%||-£5.00||-£17.23|
|05/05/2017 14:10||Lingfield||Gaelic Silver (FR)||Hedge||£5.00||13.50||6.40||-27.41%||-£5.00||-£22.23|
|05/05/2017 14:50||Chepstow||Powerful Wind (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||6.00||2.90||-67.00%||£5.07||-£17.16|
|05/05/2017 17:25||Fontwell||Lord Ben (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||5.00||2.26||-46.00%||-£5.00||-£27.16|
|05/05/2017 17:45||Downpatrick||Good To Flow (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||6.60||3.05||-19.70%||-£5.00||-£32.16|
|06/05/2017 13:50||Newmarket||Great Hall||Hedge||£5.00||30.00||14.50||-77.33%||£5.07||-£27.09|
|06/05/2017 15:15||Goodwood||Just That Lord||Hedge||£5.00||10.00||4.60||-38.00%||-£5.00||-£32.09|
|09/05/2017 16:10||Fakenham||Sureness (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||18.00||8.20||-88.89%||£5.68||-£26.42|
|09/05/2017 16:40||Fakenham||Master Workman (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||3.60||1.22||-71.94%||£9.28||-£17.14|
|10/05/2017 14:35||Newton Abbot||Wadswick Court (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||7.20||3.45||-22.22%||-£5.00||-£22.14|
|10/05/2017 14:45||Kelso||Ifandbutwhynot (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||8.40||3.85||-70.00%||£5.61||-£16.53|
|10/05/2017 15:00||Chester||Spring Loaded (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||6.60||3.05||-69.70%||£5.53||-£11.00|
|10/05/2017 15:45||Newton Abbot||Henryville||Hedge||£5.00||4.40||2.04||-77.05%||£5.50||-£5.50|
|11/05/2017 14:45||Worcester||No No Cardinal (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||15.50||7.40||-93.29%||£5.20||-£5.30|
|11/05/2017 15:00||Chester||Masham Star (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||10.50||4.50||-87.33%||£6.34||£1.04|
|11/05/2017 15:35||Chester||Cunco (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||8.00||3.05||-52.50%||-£5.00||-£3.96|
|11/05/2017 15:55||Worcester||Rum Swizzle||Hedge||£5.00||10.00||4.50||5.00%||-£5.00||-£8.96|
|11/05/2017 18:40||Tipperary||Hard Bought (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||8.80||4.20||-43.18%||-£5.00||-£13.96|
|12/05/2017 16:45||Market Rasen||Pawn Star (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||3.85||1.74||-73.77%||£5.77||-£8.19|
|12/05/2017 18:20||Kilbeggan||Bashful Beauty (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||7.00||3.05||-57.14%||£6.16||-£1.54|
|12/05/2017 19:05||Ripon||Honeysuckle Lil (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||11.50||5.50||-72.17%||£5.18||£3.64|
|14/05/2017 14:05||Killarney||Turbine (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||28.00||13.00||-46.43%||-£5.00||-£1.36|
|14/05/2017 14:55||Curragh||Just Glamorous (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||21.00||9.00||-85.00%||£6.34||£4.98|
|14/05/2017 15:05||Killarney||The Nutcracker (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||70.00||32.00||-60.00%||£5.64||£10.62|
|14/05/2017 15:30||Ludlow||Chieftain's Choice (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||5.50||2.42||-29.09%||-£5.00||£5.62|
|14/05/2017 16:00||Ludlow||Fair Loch||Hedge||£5.00||11.00||5.20||-4.55%||-£5.00||£0.62|
|16/05/2017 16:40||Warwick||Colbert Station (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||5.40||2.62||-11.11%||-£5.00||-£4.38|
|16/05/2017 18:00||Southwell||Royal Plaza||Hedge||£5.00||8.20||3.85||-12.20%||-£5.00||-£4.37|
|16/05/2017 18:30||Southwell||Galway Jack (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||3.20||1.39||-68.44%||£6.18||£1.81|
|16/05/2017 19:40||Chepstow||Angelical (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||3.80||1.75||13.16%||-£5.00||-£3.19|
|18/05/2017 14:10||Salisbury||Red Alert||Hedge||£5.00||15.00||6.00||-44.00%||-£5.00||-£13.19|
|18/05/2017 14:20||York||Duke Of Firenze||Hedge||£5.00||9.20||4.40||-89.02%||£5.20||-£7.99|
|18/05/2017 16:05||York||Cote D'azur||Hedge||£5.00||32.00||15.00||-60.94%||£5.39||-£2.60|
|18/05/2017 16:15||Perth||Weapon Of Choice (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||4.40||2.10||-14.77%||-£5.00||-£7.60|
|18/05/2017 16:45||Perth||Dr Moloney (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||4.90||1.96||-59.18%||-£5.00||-£12.60|
|19/05/2017 14:35||Newbury||Scrutineer (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||10.50||4.70||-27.62%||-£5.00||-£17.60|
|19/05/2017 14:45||Newmarket||Art Echo||Hedge||£5.00||3.80||1.72||-73.42%||£5.74||-£11.86|
|19/05/2017 15:30||York||Simple Verse (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||8.40||3.65||-81.90%||£6.18||-£5.68|
|19/05/2017 17:35||Aintree||Lets Go Dutchess||Hedge||£5.00||3.75||1.65||-73.07%||£6.05||-£4.63|
|20/05/2017 14:40||Newmarket||Masham Star (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||10.00||4.20||-6.00%||-£5.00||-£9.63|
|20/05/2017 15:20||Thirsk||Orient Class||Hedge||£5.00||3.70||1.77||-16.22%||-£5.00||-£14.63|
|20/05/2017 15:30||Newbury||Ribchester (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||2.88||1.38||-64.93%||£5.17||-£9.46|
|22/05/2017 17:25||Carlisle||Fine Example||Hedge||£5.00||5.00||2.34||-21.00%||-£5.00||-£19.46|
|22/05/2017 18:00||Carlisle||La Fritillaire||Hedge||£5.00||5.20||2.54||-32.69%||-£5.00||-£24.46|
|22/05/2017 18:45||Punchestown||Glendaars Best (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||42.00||19.50||-35.71%||-£5.00||-£29.46|
|22/05/2017 19:25||Windsor||Tropics (USA)||Hedge||£5.00||11.00||4.50||-43.64%||-£5.00||-£34.46|
|23/05/2017 16:20||Brighton||Tommys Geal||Hedge||£5.00||6.20||3.00||-74.35%||£5.06||-£29.40|
|23/05/2017 17:40||Newcastle||Little Kingdom (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||7.40||3.55||291.89%||-£5.00||-£34.40|
|23/05/2017 18:05||Huntingdon||Jackthejourneyman (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||6.80||3.25||-70.59%||£5.19||-£29.21|
|23/05/2017 20:35||Huntingdon||Always Archie||Hedge||£5.00||1.95||1.01||-5.13%||-£5.00||-£34.21|
|24/05/2017 19:00||Wexford||Orchard Road (USA)||Hedge||£5.00||23.00||10.50||-66.09%||£5.65||-£28.56|
|24/05/2017 19:30||Wexford||All In The Head (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||9.60||3.35||-65.10%||£8.86||-£19.70|
|24/05/2017 19:40||Kempton||Storm Rock||Hedge||£5.00||32.00||13.50||-39.06%||-£5.00||-£24.70|
|24/05/2017 20:00||Wexford||Milsean (IRE)||Hedge||£5.00||2.80||1.37||-40.71%||-£5.00||-£29.70|
Going forward we will aim to pick out selections that have a strong strike rate for hitting a return of over x2.14. We will report back next month with another update of our results.
Dobbin Day Review: Introduction
26th April 2017
We have reviewed a few different trading services before and have had varying degrees of success, but today we are starting a review of something a bit different, offering maximum control in the selection process but automation of the trading itself. The best of both worlds!
Dobbin Day is horse trading software that uses historical in-running data to identify potential dobbing selections. Once selected, the software will then go on to trade the horses automatically based on a customisable risk level and strategy.
It requires a Betfair account and will work on a PC or Mac set up with Adobe Air.
Just incase you don't already know, Dobbing is a horse trading strategy made up from the phrase "Double Or Bust". In it's simplest form, the idea is to try and find horses that will have enough price movement to enable you to hedge your bet and double your money.
Although the software may look a bit overwhelming at first, there is a user guide and tutorial videos and we were able to get to grips with it all quite quickly.
The first step is to go through the runners and add selections to the betting grid. These can be viewed either by the Full Markets List or just the Best Of. The Best Of puts together a list of the best selections of the day, but it restricts you from comparing against other horses in the race so it is worth checking the full market to gain the most information.
Full Market List
At a glance we can see straight away basic information about each runner, including how many runs and the current odds, which are refreshed every 5 seconds. The chart next to each runner shows the performance of it's previous runs.
After clicking on one of the selections we are given further information, including full details on the previous runs, risk & profit charts and hedging options.
Hovering over the Return v Profit chart allows you to set a risk level from low to high and alters the Historical Profit chart. It is here you can select how much of a return you want to aim for and see how much of a risk this will be according to the strike rate to date.
The guide explains this in more detail and we would definitely recommend watching the videos for a better understanding.
Once the parameters have been set, you can then add the selection to the betting list ready for later when the software will be activated ready for betting.
Bets can be placed at Betfair SP or at a set amount of minutes before the race.
The software has three options to choose from when the odds movement target has been achieved:
- Hedge for an equal profit across all horses.
- Win more if the horse goes on to win, but losing nothing (scratch) if it loses.
- If the horse wins you lose nothing (scratch) but you win on all other results.
The image below shows an example of these three hedging methods for Hoy Hoy, taken from the user guide.
The software will now trade the selections automatically according to what settings have been chosen and the results can be viewed in the Betting History tab.
The thing to note here is that there is some work required to pick the right selections. It's not a case of the software doing everything for you, but it will make the process a whole lot easier. Once the initial work has been done, the software can be left to run on your computer or a VPS to do all the trading for you, which is a great feature.
We are going to be trying out the Dobbin Day software to see what kind of profit we can achieve from selecting around 5 runners each day using £5.00 stakes.
We will report back in a month's time with our results.
6 thoughts on “Dobbin Day Review: Horse Racing Trading Software”
Has this been profitable so far?
Hi John, we will post an update of our results within the next week.
A system with 2.3% roi is outstanding? More like a waste of time. 50 more users and the roi drops to 0%
Bare in mind that we achieved these results purely from the shortlist without taking into account other factors of the race. Results using this type of software will differ from person to person, but we have no doubt that putting in a bit more research time and taking advantage of the full race list would boost profits. It’s highly unlikely that the amount of users would affect liquidity… there are races throughout the day and evening to profit from and plenty of money in the markets.
This software has not been working properly for a week now.
It does not display runners in some markets, and even when it does it often fails to place any bets at all.
I have stopped using it because I don’t want to be in the situation where it places only one side of a bet, and I really cannot trust it one bit at the moment,
Support from Nigel is pretty damm slow to say the least, and even though he claimed it had been fixed, it clearly has not been fixed.
£26 profit in 3 months? Are you having a laugh?