Punting Form's system builder is a tool that should be a part of any serious punter's arsenal. With a simple and easy to use interface, the system builder allows the user to instantly calculate the past performance of any horse racing system. Users can enter their system's criteria using sliders, buttons and drop down menus, then enter a date range (the database goes back to August 2005) and the historical performance of the system will be revealed. The results include a graph showing profit on turnover over time, a list of the past system hits and their results, as well as total profit, strike rate of winners, percentage profit on turnover, total system hits and more. The user is able to change the staking plan and time period in order to view the results in a number of different ways. Best of all, though, is that you can then subscribe to the system in order to be notified of upcoming runners that meet the criteria.

Of course, if you’re unable to come up with a working system yourself, you can always subscribe to a system from another Punting Form member. There are many member-built systems that have proven to be profitable over the long term. For example, if you’d placed a $5 bet on every horse suggested by the $Pure&Simple$ system since it was created back in June, you would be $660 richer today and that is just one of many, many successful systems on the site. Some systems have been delivering steady profits since the system builder was released over 18 months ago. If you manage to come up with a working system, you can list it publicly so that other members are able to subscribe to it for $5 per week. In this way, your system not only improves your betting, it can earn you a little income all on its own.

The thing about the system builder is that there are so many different approaches you can take to building them and almost as many ways to use the information that the systems yield. Some systems are designed to find horses that are about to race under a very specific combination of circumstances that has proven to be successful in the past. Other systems aim to give a broader view of which are the quality horses in a race and will use the past performances of the horses to identify good bets. And then there are those systems that are designed to work in concert with others, providing an additional filter on the results of a high activity system. There's no right way to build your system, it's all about giving you the information you need to improve your punting.

While it certainly can be profitable to put all your trust in a proven system and bet on every horse it suggests to you, many believe the best approach is to take a closer look at the suggestions and use them as a guide. Maybe they confirm your thoughts on a horse you already liked or perhaps they draw your attention to a horse you might otherwise have overlooked. Some punters rely heavily on their favourite systems when working out their quaddie bets, making sure the system recommendations have been included or at least given another look before being left out. However you choose to use it, it’s clear that Punting Form’s system builder provides members with yet another edge over the average punter.