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  About the TTF system - and summary of past results for 16 seasons  
The "Ten To Follow" is a terrific annual horseracing competition run by Totepool and the Racing Post, offering nice prizes.  The competition has been held every season on the Flat and Jumps since 1993 (over 20 years).  This particular site helps people who want to tackle the Jumps TTF systematically.  The system is free and has been online each season since 2001, originally for Flat and Jumps and, since 2008, for Jumps only.

Full details for entering the Jumps competition are to be found on the official www.tentofollow.com website from early November each year.  The same web address is also used for viewing the leaderboards once a competition is underway.

Of all the big-money competitions around, the Jumps TTF is the nearest there is to being a game of skill rather than just pure chance.  From its earliest days, the TTF competition was rightly dubbed the "thinking man's lottery".  It's exciting, challenging and well worth winning.  It brightens up the entire winter as it works its way towards an epic conclusion on Grand National Day in April. 

The Jumps version of the competition definitely lends itself to a logical, systematic approach.  It is always won by people who know what they are doing.  Pin-prickers stand no chance in the TTF.  To prove that point, there have been quite a few repeat-winners of prizes including, it has to be said, the original inventors of the system and other general users of it.

Traditionally, people entering the Ten To Follow competition are faced with the frighteningly difficult task each season of trying to pick their various lines of ten horses from a mammoth master-list of 400 horses.  The odds against any of them expecting to find the best ten from four hundred are out of this world, like hundreds of billions to one against.  However, the rules of the TTF system automatically narrow down the 400 horses to a more realistic shortlist of just 32 named horses (max.) from which followers pick their lines of ten.  Users of the system then work on the basis that ten horses which could win them a prize are almost certainly contained somewhere in just that mere 32 horses - thus removing the need to...  >>
   worry about what any of the other 368 horses might be capable of doing.

Being able to ignore 368 of the available horses from consideration - concentrating instead simply on perming together the right ten horses from just 32 sub-grouped horses - gives followers of the system a huge theoretical advantage over the vast majority of other entrants (who probably don't even know the system exists).  And this is where the system's shortlist has excelled year after year.  The shortlist has almost always captured the horses necessary to win good prizes in the competition, very often not only the first prize but volumes of lesser prizes.  All it then ever needs is for any user astute enough to be able to perm the right ones together in the same line within a multi-line entry.  Finding the best ten horses from 32 is easier said than done, of course, even when the qualifiers have been sub-grouped by the system.  But, on the other hand, the system often throws up not just one possible prize-winning line but very many such lines in a season, often dozens, sometimes hundreds of possible winning lines, thus greatly increasing the chance of some follower being able to cash in.  As, indeed, some have.

The build-up for the Jumps' TTF begins in late October each year, with publicity mainly in the Racing Post and some online.  Entries have to be made by the end of the second week in November, either online at tentofollow.com or by post (reintroduced for 2013-14) - or in Betfred shops only if special slips are available.  The competition traditionally gets underway with the always-thrilling Paddy Power Gold Cup steeplechase in mid-November.

Each line entered costs 10 (12 by post) and lasts all the way through to the end of the competition in April.  Covering 32 horses in, say, 12 loosely-permed lines would cost just 120, which is only about 6 a week.  The Jumps TTF represents great, season-long value and, win or lose, should never be missed by anybody interested in racing or punting.

To see the progress of the system during the current season, last season or earlier seasons, click through the links at the top of this page.

Wins possible over 16 seasons using the TTF system
FLAT Ten To Follow     JUMPS Ten To Follow   
 Year     System     Year     Possible results for system's best lines  
 2014     Comp changed*     2014-15     No comp, instead see The Jumps  
 2013       "      "     2013-14     Dec 10K + 1st 124,987  
 2012       "      "     2012-13     1st 250,000 + 2nd 21,521*  
 2011       "      "     2011-12     1st 250,000  
 2010       "      "     2010-11     Dec 20K + 1st 212,575  
 2009       "      "     2009-10     1st 264,195* + 6th 9,453*  
 2008     Viable but not done     2008-9     3rd-jt 30,162  
 2007   Comp changed*     2007-8     Dec 10K + Chelt 10K* + March 10K* + 1st £455,000 + 3rd 32,500*   
 2006     "      "    2006-7   Dec 10K + 1st 455,000  
 2005     "      "    2005-6   1st 478,990  
 2004     "      "    2004-5   Dec 10K + 11th overall  
 2003   1st 180,000     2003-4   4th 35,820  
 2002   2nd 23,740     2002-3   Blew out  
 2001   1st 116,165     2001-2   1st 302,605  
* = Actual known wins by readers of the old Capital Ratings' website.
* = The Flat version of the system was only viable in the four years when the competition started in early June, just before the Epsom Oaks & Derby (hence in the four years of 2001, 2, 3 & 8).  In the other years in the table, above left, the competition was changed to start in early May, just before the Newmarket 1000 & 2000 Guineas.  In those years of an earlier start, the system could not be used.  In the year 2008, the system could have been used but Capital Ratings did not post anything online so nothing can be claimed.

In the fourteen seasons that the TTF system appeared on Capital Ratings' website, from the Flat 2001 to the Jumps 2011-12, out of the total of 9.9m prize-money paid out, the total winnings possible using their system exceeded 2.879m.  An impressive one tenth of that was actually won by their readers in practice.  That was the position at November 2012, by when Capital Ratings had retired and their TTF website had ceased - but their system was then resurrected by a fan at this new home.

To view the Jump system's three best seasons in practice: 2009-10, 2007-8., 2012-13.

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