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Focus Ratings is a ratings service designed to aid you and help you narrow the field so that you can concentrate on the real contenders. Our completely computerised analysis system selects the top three rated horses from each race and sends out the ratings every day at 10:00 a.m. (Check our Sample Ratings)

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Latest Post - March 3, 2021 - Morning News – 03/03/2021

6620418Good morning…


Today’s Morning News is going to be a biggie!

Now, if I was Blackadder,

I would say something horrendously politically incorrect such as…

blackadder01“It’s always a biggie, my Queen but,

When your magnificent and, may I say, beautifully lovely, Royal Highness walks into the room,

It gets even bigger.”

Luckily, I’m not Blackadder.

I’d be arrested if I were!

Starting off…

Whilst working on R8 strategies, yesterday,

I came across something that I’ve used before.

Now, I don’t know what this is called.

It must have a name; if anything, I’d call it Reverse Dutching but that’s probably not the right name for it.

The concept,

Which was actually the concept of my first ever solo horse racing service (Investment Betting; launched in May of 2012) which was to back top rated horses (based upon R4 which, 9 months later, became the fundamental, and still used today, basis for Focus Ratings.)

When you were certain that the top rated horse was going to win,

Due to confidence level or market prices,

You would back it and then lay the second rated horse.

Imagine that Kauto Star (or Hurricane Fly) is the odds on top rated horse and Denis the Three Legged Donkey is the second rated horse.

You know that the top rated horse is going to win and so you back it.

You also win (from the lay bet on the second rated horse) when the sad second rated horse doesn’t win.

Two bites at the same cherry.

You would make far more money from the successful lays but, to advised stakes (I used to calculate the advised stake breakdown to a £10 total stake – it might be £8 for the back portion of the bet and £2 for the lay portion of the bet but it would vary according to the probability and risk factor for each bet) it was incredibly profitable.

I’m sure that I’m not the first person to come up with this strategy but, if it has a name, I’d dearly love to know what that name is.

Anyway, I’m pretty sure that this strategy will be part of the Portfolio Bets that Focus Ratings members can get for free; once I switch that service back on.

Moving on….

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In order to speed up the site I have moved the monthly and annual Strike Rate statistics to the Statistics Page.

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February 24, 2021 - Morning News – 24/02/2021

6620418Good morning…

Yesterday was a less good day for the new R8 ratings than I have been seeing.

Of the 8 R8 rated races,

Our top rated horse was a non-runner in one of them.

Of the remaining 7 races only two of them were won by the top rated horse.

That equates to a strike rate of 28.5%

Historically, we have been seeing a strike rate of just over 32%.

Let’s see what today brings us.

On another, slightly related, note…

I realised yesterday that, I can actually compute Advance Ratings the afternoon of the day before the race.

If I were to that, I would get identical numbers and ratings to those produced first thing in the morning of race day.

Thus I could create a sort of R8 for Early Bird Ratings the evening before race day.

I know that I’ve got plenty of other things to get on with but…

This might be of real value both to members of EarlyBird Ratings and also to members of Focus Ratings who get the early preview ratings.

Read More about Morning News – 24/02/2021

February 5, 2021 - Morning News – 05/02/2021

6620418Good morning…

Just to let you know…

The AntePost Ratings for the Grand National are now available.

There is one key standout contender…

Tiger Roll gets a rating of 11.65 and, the second rated horse, Santini only has a rating of 6.69

The Racing Post is showing an Ante Post price of 16/1 for Tiger Roll (the lowest price on offer at this point – thus, the favourite.)

Santini and The Conditional (the 3rd rated horse) are both at 25/1

The 4th rated horse has a price of 33/1 and the 5th rated horse (which also has the 5th lowest price according to the Racing Post) is at 20/1

I’m trying to get my head around it but…

It does look like an each way bet on each of the top 5 rated horses might be an interesting thing to do.

If you want free access to, just ask…

It’s free for you.

Read More about Morning News – 05/02/2021

October 21, 2020 - Pick and Mix – What you get…

The services that you are entitled to..

il_340x270.2562060142_jpskThere has been some confusion, recently, about what services members of the various service that I provide are entitled to.

As you know, during the 10 week period when we had no GB or IRE racing, I published some new sites so that we could carry on with Hong Kong racing and International Group, Graded and Listed races.

Although these are paid services, I decided to let Focus Ratings members (and members of my other services) access them for free.

Now some of my services have to always be paid only – this is generally when I am sharing the revenue with business partners; it would be rude of me to give access to those services away for free.

Below are the list of my services and lists of what other services that those members can access for free.

Below that list there are descriptions of the individual services.

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May 13, 2020 - Why a PMU ain’t your average bookies…

facadeAs you know, I live in France.

Living in France I often notice that it’s the little things that are different here.

And it’s not just that we call a Big Mac Cheeseburger a “Royale with Cheese.”

We do our betting on horse racing differently here.

It’s a lot more social and, of course, does tend to involve a fair amount of beer or wine.

Now, I have to warn you that, if you’re looking for a sensible, structured and well-informed introduction to Horse Racing in France then you’ve probably come to the wrong place?

What I intend to attempt to do is to explain it as it really is.

Read More about Why a PMU ain’t your average bookies…

May 10, 2020 - Sunday Smile…

imagesHello again…

Possibly inspired by the French Ratings that I sent out earlier on, Daniel (who advises me on the Hong Kong racing) kindly shared a video with me.

I actually got a little bit emotional watching this video (the weepy stuff starts at about 1 minute 50 seconds.)

Now, it’s not very often that I get emotional (generally only when Spurs win a football match – once again, not very often) but for a moment I thought that I might have some dust behind my contact lenses…

Until I remembered that I don’t wear contact lenses.

You can download the video here… or…

You catch watch it on You Tube…

Strangely enough, my local old people’s home/care home/geriatric hospital has animals; 4 donkeys, lots of chickens and, recently, they have adopted some cats and dogs.

The old people also receive visits from a travelling pet service where they can pet guinea pigs and dogs and so on – the link is here…

Apparently these pet visits have massively improved the quality of life (and the outlook on life) for the old people.

What a great idea.

Back to the video – what a wonderful horse Peyo is!


I hope that I have brightened up your Sunday with this, slightly not horse racing related, post.

Have a great day but it might be an idea to have a tissue to hand at around 2 minutes into the video.

As always…

My kindest regards


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