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Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only


Game Type          : Utility; Text-based 'Learn To Beat The Bookie' (Yeah right)

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Standalone Release(s)   : 1988: TURF FORM, Blue Ribbon, £1.99

Compilation Release(s)   : None

Stated compatibility    : Electron

Actual compatibility    : Electron, BBC B, B+ and Master 128

Supplier            : BLUE RIBBON, CDS House, Beckett Road, DONCASTER DN2 4AD

                    Tel: 01322 21134

Disc compatibility     : CDFS E00, DFS E00




"Do you follow the Horses? Do you want to win more than you lose? Do you want to have a superb Form Guide at your fingertips?


"TURF FORM will accept data on each horse and, using a highly developed and accurate prediction routine, suggest which horses have the best chance of winning the race. By careful use of this program, you too can 'Beat the Bookie'!"


TURF FORM is a horse racing forecaster that can predict form for both Flat and National Hunt races on UK racecourses.


All the information required to use TURF FORM can be found in most popular daily papers. There is no need to buy any expensive form books or other prediction aids.


By entering the detailed information required by the program when prompted on screen, the program will calculate a speed rating and a fitness rating for each horse.


From this information, you can calculate the chances of each horse in the race concerned.


The user should use TURF FORM as a guide only and should be used for predicting form only at good class races. Blue Ribbon does not warrant this product in any way and will not accept claims for losses made by using the information output by this program.



TURF FORM uses easy to read input screens and prompts the user whenever information is required. The options available and the keys concerned are displayed in the lower part of each screen.


Selecting the meeting - use the cursor keys to select the location of today's races.


Select the number of horses you wish to predict for and enter their names next.


Then enter the form details from the paper, for each horse selected following the on-screen prompts.


If the horse ran last at a foreign course, enter 'The last course' as 'Newbury'. If the horse fell or was pulled up at its last race, enter the previous race's information as if it were the last race.


TURF FORM gives every course a speed rating, i.e. the speed that a horse should attain to stand a chance of winning. For example, Ascot's rating is 85 which must be equalled or exceeded by the horse to be considered in with a chance of winning.


Each horse for whom details are entered will also be given a fitness rating, ranging from poor to excellent. A horse should have a 'Very Good' or 'Excellent' rating to be considered capable of winning.


With TURF FORM's information as a guide you should then be able to make your bets!



Instructions' Source   : TURF FORM (Blue Ribbon) Back and Inner Inlay


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