Yuki Goto, the “too cute bicycle racing girl,” tries her hand at “Odds Park” and “Fun Tama Ranking! | FRIDAY DIGITAL

Yuki Goto, the “too cute bicycle racing girl,” tries her hand at “Odds Park” and “Fun Tama Ranking!

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Yuki Goto, “Bicycle Race Girl

Odds Park” is a service that makes it easy to enjoy online voting for local horse races, bicycle races, and auto races via smartphone or PC. There are no joining or annual fees, and the service is available 365 days a year. Moreover, since Odds Park is the only place where you can vote for all three types of races (local horse racing, bicycle racing, and auto racing), the popularity of the site is growing rapidly. With more than 1.5 million members, Odds Park has become an indispensable tool for fans of publicly operated sports.

I also use Odds Park. I can vote anytime, anywhere, and it’s very convenient. I always vote on my smartphone while watching the races on YouTube Live.

The TV personality Yuki Goto, who is currently active as a race queen, smiles as she says this. Goto will be Hiratsuka Bike Race’s image girl from 2019 to 2021 as “Shonan Bank Angel. This was the beginning of her interest in bicycle racing, which led her to purchase tickets even in her private life (all comments in parentheses below are from Ms. Goto).

I didn’t know much about bicycle racing before I became a bank angel. But when I was a bank angel and stood in the ring and watched the customers’ joy and sorrow, I wondered if it was that interesting, and I started to learn about bicycle racing. However, I couldn’t buy a ticket when I was working as a bank angel, so I didn’t actually start voting until two years ago. Since then, I have mainly bought tickets for commemorative races.”

Goto says that when he was a bank angel, he was not allowed to bring his smartphone or other devices into the race track, so he was unable to buy tickets. Even so, he looked at the race schedule in his free time and made his own predictions.

There were times when my predictions came true and I would shout out in my mind, ‘Oh, I wanted to buy a ticket! But when I was working as a bank angel, I didn’t get so excited about the race in front of me, thinking, ‘All the racers are doing their best…. But when I started buying my own tickets, I was like, ‘Okay, go! (laughs). (Laughs). I finally understood why people get so excited.

My most memorable race was the “Keirin Grand Prix” held at the end of 2020. It had been difficult to hold the race due to the COVID-19 crisis, but on that day, although there was a limit to the number of spectators, it was the first time in a long time that so many people came to watch the race, and it was very exciting.

Goto-san’s current challenge is the ” Fun Tama Ranking! which has been held at Odds Park since February 6. Tama Ranking! is a ranking campaign in which contestants compete for the number of races they have won in local horse races, bicycle races, and auto races. Depending on the ranking position, winners can win cash prizes and other gorgeous prizes. Mr. Goto has been selected as one of the official challengers to participate in this campaign.

The details of the campaign will be described later, but first, let us briefly explain how to use Odds Park on your smartphone, which Goto-san also enjoys.

The most convenient way to enjoy Odds Park on your smartphone is to use the app. The Odds Park app can be downloaded for free from the “App Store” for iPhone users and from “Google Play” for Android users.

After installation is complete, follow the on-screen instructions to select a financial institution and register member information such as name and e-mail address. If you have an account at one of the 32 designated banks, including Japan Post Bank, Mitsubishi UFJ Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, or PayPay Bank, you can use the account you have with them.

Once registration is complete, follow the on-screen instructions to deposit the amount you wish to invest, and you are ready to vote for your favorite races. You can then vote for your favorite races. You can easily vote anytime, anywhere. Of course, there are no membership or annual fees. There are no fees for deposits or settlements from your account.

When I first used Odds Park, I don’t remember any hassle at all before using it. I’ve only voted in bicycle races, but I can check the race sheets and odds right away, and it’s very easy to use.

Mr. Goto seriously contemplating what to buy.

Now, since we’re here, let’s have him try his hand at predicting a bicycle race today. This is a test of his skills before the campaign starts on February 6. Hiratsuka is the bank where Mr. Goto was a bank angel, so to speak, his “home” bank. We hope that he will make a clear decision here.

First, let’s start with Goto-san’s forecasting style.

I am quite a betting maniac,” he said. I don’t have a million-dollar ticket, but I once won a ticket with a multiplier of up to 84 times. The first thing I check when I make a prediction is the condition of the race. It is a matter of course, but bicycle races are conducted by human beings. Therefore, I think the results can change drastically depending on how well or badly a rider is doing, or on the line. If I follow one rider and see his condition fluctuate, and if I think he is in good shape, I will go for him even if he is not a popular rider. I will go for it, even if he is not a popular favorite.

In addition to the condition of the rider, I also take into account the race scores and the characteristics of the racecourse. In terms of the characteristics of the racecourse, the 333-bank, which is a small circuit, has a short straight and favors the front runners, while the 500-bank, which has a long straight, requires stamina, and it is easy for riders to roll over and put up a fight. Hiratsuka, on the other hand, has an average bank of 400, so it is difficult to say which bank is more advantageous. That is why it is so difficult to predict.

Saying this, Goto-san peeks at the Odds Park race table and eagerly checks the scores and odds of the races. It seems that he has a hard time narrowing down his picks.

The Kanto line (1-4-2) is the favorite,” he said. But I went to Hiratsuka Bicycle Race today to get more information, and I found that Yuta Ueno, the number 3 rider, was getting a lot of attention. Ueno is also the top rider in the race with a score of 98.10. So, I’m thinking of putting the 3-7 Kyushu line as my axis. I think that the 1-4-2 Kanto line and the 3-7 Kyushu line will be competing with each other, but the 1-4-2 line has low odds, so I think the 3-7 line will be the hole.

But I’m so confused…I think #2 will stay, and what about #5 and #6, the single horse. …… Okay, I’ve made up my mind! I’ll make a three-horse formation of No.3, 7, No.2, 7, No.3, 7, No.2, 4, No.2, 4, and No.3, 7 with No.2 and No.4 remaining in the third place for 400 yen at 100 yen each, No.3, 7, No.2, 5, 3, 3, 7 with No.2 and No.5 in the second place by the scissors of No.3 and 7. I’ll take 4 lots of 100 yen each for 400 yen each, for a total of 8 lots for 800 yen!

As expected, the Kanto line (1-4-2) took the lead in the race, and No. 3, Ueno, was in 5th position going into the last lap, then spurt from the backstretch, rolled up from the outside, and tried to take the lead. However, No. 4 blocked him. The 3-way betting line was 4-1-3 for 3,940 yen, and with the number 14 favorite, it was a relatively tight race.

Go, go, go! Go! Both of them (No. 3 and No. 7) must stay in the race. But, no. 1-4 remained. 3 didn’t come out as expected, and 7 didn’t make it either. My attempts to get the hole were a failure. But since I was aiming for a hole, it was inevitable that I would miss it. I was on the edge of my seat until the very end.

Unfortunately, he did not hit the target, but the real work is yet to come. Now, let me explain more about the “Fun Tama Ranking! Goto-san’s participation as an official challenger.

Campaign ends March 31!

The “Fun Tama Ranking! is a two-month campaign from February 6 to March 31. The campaign is a ranking-style campaign in which contestants compete for the number of target races in local horse races, bicycle races, and auto races held during the campaign period. The main competition in this campaign is not the amount of money purchased or the amount of dividends, but the number of races hit. In other words, it is a contest to see how many races you can hit, so everyone has a chance to make it to the top of the rankings, regardless of the amount of money you spend.

The ranking is based on the number of races covered, isn’t it? That makes it tough to aim for the hole, so you might want to change your betting strategy a bit this time. I’m going to try to win the races that are likely to be rough and the races that are likely to be solid, and I’m going to bet in two ways: on the hole side in the races that are likely to be rough, and on the main betting side in the races that are likely to be solid.

It is not only the number of races that participants will be competing in this year’s ranking. There are seven different rankings for everyone to enjoy, from beginners to experts. The seven awards are: “Most Likely to Win,” “Three Swords,” “Rookie of the Year,” “Most Races Voted,” “Good Challenge,” “Lucky 7,” and “Local Race Battle.

The “Most Likely to Win” prize is based on the number of races in each of the local horse race, bicycle race, and auto race categories in which the winner has hit the target. This is the most basic ranking of this campaign. The top 20 finishers in each of the weekly, monthly, and periodic rankings will receive cash prizes ranging from 5,000 yen to 30,000 yen, a crystal plaque, and a crystal trophy, depending on their ranking.

The “Three Swords Prize” is awarded for the number of races in which the contestants hit the target in all three events. In contrast to the “Most Lots Prize,” which is ranked by each event, the “Santo-ryu Prize” is based on the number of races in which the winner hits a target in all three events (local horse racing, bicycle racing, and auto racing), with each race counted as one point. The total number of points awarded is the winner. Therefore, it is fair to say that this is the most prestigious ranking.

Note, however, that it is not the total number of races hit that is converted into points. For example, if a driver hits five races in local horse racing, three races in bicycle racing, and four races in auto racing, the total number of races hit in the three events is 12, but instead of 12 points, three points are awarded for the three races in bicycle racing, which had the lowest number of hits. The points will not be awarded based on the total number of races hit, but rather on the number of races won evenly among the three events.

The ranking is based on points accumulated over the entire period from February 6 to March 31. The winner will receive the most luxurious crystal trophy as well as a cash prize as the campaign’s MVP.

I have only ever raced bicycles, but I would like to take this opportunity to study auto racing and horse racing and give it a try. I have dabbled a little in auto racing on the job, and I thought it looked interesting. I have never raced a horse before, but my father is a horse racing fan, and there was a “Makibao” comic book at home. Next time my father will teach me horse racing, and I will aim not only for the ‘most prizes’ in bicycle racing, but also for the MVP of the ‘Santo Award’ and the Crystal Trophy!”

Mr. Goto participated as an official challenger.

There are many prizes for beginners and those who are not confident in their predictions.

The “Newcomer’s Prize” has the same rules as the “Most Winners” but is limited to those who joined in the previous month and those who joined in the current month. The “Newcomer of the Month” award is given to new users.

The “Voted Races Award” is based on the number of races voted for, and is ranked for each of local horse race, bicycle race, and auto race. The more races you vote for, the higher you rank, so it is a reward for those who voted most enthusiastically during the campaign period.

The “Good Challenge Award” is, so to speak, a “Ganbatte de Prize. The “Good Challenge Award” is, in other words, a ranking of the number of missed races. The number of “Hazare” is calculated by subtracting the number of races purchased from the number of races hit. The ranking is competed in each event, such as local horse racing, bicycle racing, and auto racing.

For the “Rookie of the Year,” “Voted Race,” and “Good Challenge” prizes, weekly and monthly rankings are eligible for prize money, and the top 20 finishers in each category will receive cash prizes ranging from 3,000 yen to 10,000 yen, depending on their rank.

In addition, for a limited time only, there are also prizes that offer cash and luxury prizes.

The “Lucky 7 Prize” is a February-only ranking, in which the 7th, 77th, and 777th place finishers in February’s “Most Prizes” ranking will each receive 7,000 yen.

The “Local Race Battle Prize” is a limited-time ranking prize for horse, bicycle, and auto race tracks where big races are held. The rules are the same as those for the “Most Races” prize, but the target period and the racetrack, bicycle racecourse, and auto racecourse are determined in advance, and the winners are ranked according to the number of races they have won at those racetracks, with the top ranking winners receiving local gourmet products.

For example, the February bicycle race is held at the Kochi Bicycle Racetrack from February 22 to 26. The top 20 ranking winners in terms of the number of targets during this period will receive a gorgeous gourmet product such as an assortment of bonito tataki and Kochi Prefecture eels.

These seven prizes combined will make up the “Fun TAMA Ranking! campaign, the total amount of cash and prizes awarded to participants exceeds 10 million yen. This is truly a big bonus present. If you are an Odds Park user, there is no way you can avoid participating.

All you have to do is click on the “Join the Ranking” button on the campaign website to participate! Once you enter, you will be automatically entered for all the prizes for which you are eligible.
Once you have applied, you will automatically be entered for all the prizes for which you are eligible. Even if you do not place high, you can enjoy competing with other users as your ranking will be sent to you via e-mail every week.

In addition to Ms. Goto, two other people, Mai Oshima, a TV personality, and Mari Mari, an active YouTube star, will also participate in the campaign as official challengers. They will make the campaign even more exciting.

I think it will be fun to have friendly competition with everyone,” said Mari. I’ll be competing seriously, so let’s all have fun together. Of course, I can’t lose to the other two official challengers. Especially in bicycle racing, which is my specialty, I don’t want to lose. I will earn points and get some local gourmet food at once. I’m aiming for a high ranking!

Click here to register as a member of Odds Park, and click here to check the details of “Fun Tetama Ranking “!

Check it out now!
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