The Steve Davidson publishing house is well regarded by us and by bettors the world over. Steve’s products are almost always worth a look and his approach to horse racing is often slightly different and novel – and therefore always merits our interest.
Steve is a no-nonsense type, always totally hype-free. But this recent product from him has left us a bit worried that he’s had a knock on the head, because it’s unlike anything he’s ever sold before.
Mozan’s Numerology is a self-selection method for horse racing that’s been around for decades.
Mozan was not the divisor of the method, but the name of a horse that won the Calcutta Cup in the 1920s with odds of 100/1.
The actual method is somewhat mystical, utilising numerology: the science of numbers. Numbers are associated to letters, and the numbers are then applied to the horses’ names, the race name, date and amount or runners.
Steve has obviously been aware of this method for a while, but has only recently seen a way of making money from it.
He couldn’t have sold the system itself, because it’s freely available on the Internet and has been no secret since its creation in 1925. However, the techniques within the system are a bit difficult to get your head around AND once you do, the selection process is quite lengthy time-wise.
One race, for example, will take you about 20 minutes to get a selection out of.
In this age of information, we don’t always have time to dedicate to such methods, so Steve is giving the actual workings of the system away for free, but is offering a tipping service which you can subscribe to for £19.97 a month (no money-back guarantee), with the claim of 149 points in 6 days and free software that alerts you to upcoming races in which the Mozan’s Numerology method can be used.
The main reason why I wonder if Steve has had a knock on the head is because the system manual that he offers is so terribly written. It’s in dire need of a page-one rewrite and a comprehensive edit after that.
Many passages make absolutely no sense at all, and further research into the Mozan’s Numerology method will be absolutely necessary. Only then will you begin to get an inkling of the idea behind it.
Steve’s manuals are usually so concise and well written that I wonder if he’s even had a read through of this one. It’s 80 pages long and – no offence to the Indian origins of this method – it’s obviously been written in Pidgin English.
Steve admits on the sales page for Mozan’s Racing Numerology that ‘Opinions range from intense scepticism to lyrical waxing of profitable results obtained,’ before stating that he has ‘found results overall to be profitable’.
I’m not averse to a bit of Eastern philosophy and a bit of the metaphysics umbrella that numerology falls under (even if its adherents will argue it’s a science), so I was interested in the Mozan’s methodology – all three of them!
Steve’s email tips focus on method one as the preferred method, and there were indeed some big winners in September 2013: £32.85 won on Hoodna, £42 won on Silver Rime and 34 won on Taghrooda.
Method One of Mozan’s Numerology is focused on primarily because Methods Two and Three result in too many selections.
Some claim that Mozan’s Numerology can find 80% of the winners of a days races – although we must state that such a figure is NOT quoted on Steve Davidson’s sales page.
Our first few selections actually were correct, which was a very spooky time in our trial. Then a loser was picked and the results banded around for the rest of the trial.
After 120 selections, 41 became winning bets, giving a 34% strike-rate and providing only a few points profit. This figure is around the one-in-three figure that is universally believed to be the chance of picking the winner if always betting on the favourite. Perhaps this is coincidence – further monitoring might be desired by some.
If Mozan’s Numerology was really scientific – it would be without room for error – or at least not have enough room for error that could explain away picking losing selections 66% of the time.
So, to conclude, the method is interesting, and we dearly would love for it to work 100% of the time (obviously), but as a tipping service you’re really placing your faith in a strange and mystical methodology, when perhaps stats-based form is what you really should be looking at, so we cannot advise you to sign up to Steve Davidson’s email tipping service.
What would be better than a tipping service would be a piece of software that makes all the calculations for you AND is back-testable to see how the method fared over a great many historical races.
Now THAT really would interest me.