Ben AitkenNarrowing The Field (NTF) and Badly Drawn Horse (BDH)
Current role in racing
Owner of the Narrowing The Field (NTF) and Badly Drawn Horse (BDH) racing websites and subscription services.
How/Why I use Proform
On both my website I write in-depth blog articles looking at various trends and stats based on trainers, jockeys, sires and specific race meetings. I also highlight alternative angles and systems to help punters profit from their racing. Proform is an integral part of my analysis and research for building these articles and angles. I have used various databases in the past to help me with this process but none have come near to matching the capabilities, speed and functionality of the Proform Professional Database. Proform allows me to dig deep into a vast array of statistical information to produce dynamic and unique Blog articles that readers of both my websites cannot find anywhere else.
On a personal level I use Proform to help me quickly identify well-handicapped runners in handicap contests. The fact I am able to manipulate the data-view to my own preferences is a huge advantage and allows me to quickly identify the horses I am looking for. I also extensively use the Horse-Watcher function, both for my web-sites and for my own personal betting activities. It is extremely simple to add horses to the watcher tool and just as easy to add exhaustive notes to these horses, which I am able to access very quickly. Proform also alerts me when a horse on my watcher list is entered to run. Again this is an extremely useful and key function that takes a lot of the manual work away from myself.
Proform also highlights any qualifiers I have on the various mini-angles/systems that I have created. Being able to quickly check at a glance two days in advance for these qualifiers means I am well prepared in advance.
All in all the Proform software has given me quick and efficient access to a multitude of data that was either not readily available to me before or was available but took me a very long time to research, access and manipulate in the manner I wanted and needed.