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Morning News – 23/03/2021

6620418Good morning...

Once again...

I appear to have overslept.

That makes it twice in the last 5 days.

I did get a fair bit of work done yesterday;

Including getting the System Builder on Intelligent-Betting working.

Speaking of which...

I have also been doing some work on a Cheltenham summary.

Roy (my partner on Intelligent Betting) had this to say about Cheltenham...

Well that was a bad week altogether and the weekend, well I wish I had no internet or that all the bookies had closed or something so I wouldn't have lost any profit I made with Cheltenham. Lets hope we can back on track today if you excuse the pun.......

What did I learn from the week.....and what I will be doing next year...

The ratings don't really work in my view because during the festival as you said all the best jocks, the best trainers and the best horses are out and some of these are kept under the radar for these festivals and therefore dont have any decent ratings and all of a sudden BANG they win......

Again as you said the worst ones run at other courses and you cannot really predict what these will do and again the trainers will put their horses into weak races while no one is looking and BANG in they go with no history......

I was also watching the jockeys that were at chelt and this weekend they were tired probably worn out and not really interested in winning, so really all of these should have a few days off after the festival or maybe I should.

For example Rachael Blackmore, champion jockey, was riding one of my local horses Flindt yesterday.

Now Flint has won a good few races but hasn't done anything for a while but is still a good horse.

In a small enough field Rachel was picked by Ciaran to ride him so I would have thought she wouldn't be riding losers for a while but lost badly.

What will I be doing next year.

I will withdraw €160 from my account the week before Cheltenham. I will open a new account with someone. I will lodge the money and that will give me 40 a day to enjoy the festival and not do any other normal bets until at least the following Monday. I will then withdraw my winnings from the new account and spend it on a night out (if I'm allowed by then) if I don't win much it will be a Macdonalds for me and her indoors but If I do win good I might book a nice restaurant...

Hope I haven't bored you too much. Have a great day.

From my research it seems that every year we (Focus Ratings and Advance Ratings) do OK at Cheltenham.

Advance Ratings does slightly better.

However, during Cheltenham week, both ratings seem to suffer for the non-Cheltenham races.

So that bears out what Ray has to say.

Task List...

In order to be honest and truly transparent with you...

I will now be publishing my task list on the Morning News.

You will be able to see what I am working on and, more importantly, what progress I am making.

Here are the current tasks...

T01). Work out a number of strategies to utilise R8 and provide Focus Rating members free Portfolio Betting selections across a number of different betting strategies (win backing, place backing, dutching, laying and, the other thing that I described that I don't know what it is called) on a daily basis.

T02). For Compass Ratings, display, on screen and via a email PDF, the twice weekly updated trainer/jockey win/place strike rates.

T03). For Compass Ratings, complete the eBook that explains all the weird and wonderful things that I have learned about Hong Kong Horse racing.

T04). Complete - a free site where you can privately log your bets and get Strike Rate, POI (to ISP and BSP) data and losing run analysis on those bets.

T05). Re-launch - very good good things are happening there as we speak and it is becoming a vital (and also, very profitable) tool for those who like to think about their betting.

I'm trying to knock off the easy/quick jobs first in order to reduce the size of the list; the size of the list scares me sometimes and, believe me, I have twice as many jobs on the Admin/BAU (Business As Usual - things like automated scripts, backups and server log file analysis - stuff that all website owners have to do) task list to get through as well.

Focus Ratings


Yesterday's Results

Here are the results in the Traffic Light Results PDF format... Yesterday's Traffic Light Results

Yesterday's Results, show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 17.39%.

Yesterday's Live Ratings, show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 14.81%.

Yesterday's - Link to Follow - results for All Races (including previously unrated races), show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 14.29% from all 28 Races (including previously unrated races.)

The Overall Profit Index. If you had blindly backed every top three rated horse in all of the races you would have had 41.8 units returned to 69 units staked. The Overall Profit Index was, thus, -39.42%

Top Rated Horse - There were 4 winners from the top rated horses from 23 Races. If you had blindly backed the top rated horse in all of the races you would have had 8.22 units returned to 23 units staked. The Top Rated Profit Index was, thus, -64.26%

2nd Rated Horse - There were 4 winners from the second rated horses from 22 Races. If you had blindly backed the 2nd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 12.5 units returned to 22 units staked. The 2nd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -43.18%

3rd Rated Horse - There were 5 winners from the third rated horses from 24 Races. If you had blindly backed the 3rd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 21.08 units returned to 24 units staked. The 3rd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -12.17%

Non Handicap Races - Top Rated Horse - There were 9 non-handicap races yesterday. From these races there were 2 Top Rated winners. Thus, the Strike Rate (for Top Rated Horses) was 22.22%

Top Rated Horse - If you had blindly backed the top rated horse in all of the races you would have had 3.09 units returned to 9 units staked. The Top Rated Non-Handicap Profit Index was, thus, -65.67%

Non Handicap Races - Top Three Rated Horses - There were 9 non-handicap races yesterday. From these races there were 5 Top Three Rated winners. Thus, the Strike Rate (for the Top Three Rated Horses) was 55.56%

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Investment Betting

There was one Investment Betting selection (using the new R8 based system) yesterday...

Kelso - 15:10 - Word Has It - 1st @ 1.18 ISP (1.22 BSP)


EarlyBird Ratings

There were no Diamonds and Gold (Platinum) selections yesterday...

Focus Ratings members can subscribe to these selections for free,

Just send me a mail and I'll set it up.

The selections normally come out about 5:30pm the evening before the day of the race. members - if you wish to receive the EarlyBird Ratings Diamond and Gold selections until the racing settles down and we start getting Place Profits selections again, just email me and I'll put you on the list.

You can see the independently proofed results for the EarlyBird Ratings Diamonds and Gold selections here...


Compass Ratings

Compass Ratings supplies horse racing ratings for the two meetings a week at Happy Valley and Sha Tin.

There is a meeting at Happy Valley on Wednesday.

I will be sending out the ratings for that today.

If you are not a Compass Ratings member (it's free to Focus Ratings, Early Bird Rating and Place Profits members - you just have to ask to be added to the list) but want to try it out, the links to today's ratings are above, at the top of this page/email.

Focus Ratings, EarlyBird Ratings and Place Profits members can subscribe to Compass Ratings for free.

Just email me and I'll set up your account.


Advance Ratings

Advance Ratings had an average day yesterday...

1.30 - Southwell - Chosen Port - 3rd

1.45 - Plumpton - Robin Des Smoke - 2nd

2.33 - Southwell - Cadzand - 1st @ 1.91 ISP (2.16 BSP)

2.40 - Kelso - Bellaney Gem - 2nd

2.48 - Plumpton - Jungle Prose - 4th

3.10 - Kelso - Word Has It Win - 1st @ 1.18 ISP (1.22 BSP)

4.30 - Navan - Zanavi - NR


Spotlight Ratings

Spotlight Ratings are ratings for International Graded, Group and Listed races.

Focus Ratings, EarlyBird Ratings and Place Profits members can subscribe to Spotlight Ratings for free.

Just email me and I'll set up your account.

Please let me know which service you currently subscribe to.


Ante Post Ratings

Ante Post Ratings supplies advance ratings for top grade UK and Irish racing.

Currently Listed...

16th March 2021 – Cheltenham - Day 1 (5 races rated.)

17th March 2021 – Cheltenham - Day 2 (5 races rated.)

18th March 2021 – Cheltenham - Day 3 (4 races rated.)

19th March 2021 – Cheltenham - Day 4 (5 races rated.)

27th March 2021 – Doncaster – 15:10 – Unibet Lincoln – Class 2

New - 10th April – 2021 – Aintree – 17:15 – Randox Grand National Handicap Chase – Class 1

22nd May 2021 – Curragh (IRE) – 19:15 – Tattersalls 2,000 Guineas – Group 1

23nd May 2021 – Curragh (IRE) – 16:00 – Tattersalls 1,000 Guineas – Group 1

Focus Ratings, EarlyBird Ratings and Place Profits members can subscribe to Spotlight Ratings for free.

Just email me and I'll set up your account.

Please let me know which service you currently subscribe to.

Place Profits

Selections - New System

Southwell - 14:33 - Cadzand - 1st @ 1.09

Selections - Original System

Original System (without the recent refinement to improve Strike Rate.)

Southwell - 14:33 - Cadzand - 1st @ 1.09

Original System (with the recent refinement to improve Strike Rate.)

Southwell - 14:33 - Cadzand - 1st @ 1.09

Original System (200% Confidence.)

Kelso - 15:10 - Word Has It - 1st @ 1.11

I have updated the results (22nd March 2021) and, from now on, be updating them on a daily basis and, thus, be keeping it up to date.

The recent results be seen here...


Intelligent Betting

Intelligent Betting is a collection of tools designed to aid your horse racing betting process.

A number of systems are combined to create system selections.


Click on the image to see it full size.

Something to make you smile...

True Doctor's Stories...

A man comes into the ER and yells, "My wife's going to have her baby in the cab!" I grabbed my stuff, rushed out to the cab, lifted the lady's dress, and began to take off her underwear. Suddenly I noticed that there were several cabs, and I was in the wrong one. -Dr. Mark MacDonald, San Antonio, TX

At the beginning of my shift I placed a stethoscope on an elderly and slightly deaf female patient's anterior chest wall. Big breaths," I instructed. Yes, they used to be," remorsefully replied the patient. --Dr. Richard Byrnes, Seattle, WA

One day I had to be the bearer of bad news when I told a wife that her husband had died of a massive myocardial infarct. Not more than five minutes later, I heard her reporting to the rest of the family that he had died of a "massive internal fart." --Dr. Susan Steinberg, Manitoba, Canada

I was performing a complete physical, including the visual acuity test. I placed the patient twenty feet from the chart and began, "Cover your right eye with your hand." He read the 20/20 line perfectly. Now your left." Again, a flawless read. Now both," I requested. There was silence. He couldn't even read the large E on the top line. I turned and discovered that he had done exactly what I had asked; he was standing there with both his eyes covered. I was laughing too hard to finish the exam. --Dr. Matthew Theodropolous, Worcester, MA

During a patient's two week follow-up appointment with his cardiologist, he informed me, his doctor, that he was having trouble with one of his medications. Which one?" I asked. The patch. The nurse told me to put on a new one every six hours and now I'm running out of places to put it!" I had him quickly undress and discovered what I hoped I wouldn't see. Yes, the man had over fifty patches on his body! Now the instructions include removal of the old patch before applying a new one. --Dr. Rebecca St. Clair, Norfolk, VA

While acquainting myself with a new elderly patient, I asked, "How long have you been bed-ridden?" After a look of complete confusion she answered .. Why, not for about twenty years -- when my husband was alive." --Dr. Steven Swanson, Corvallis, OR

I was caring for a woman from Kentucky and asked, So, how's your breakfast this morning?" It's very good, except for the Kentucky Jelly. I can't seem to get used to the taste," the patient replied. I then asked to see the jelly and the woman produced a foil packet labeled "KY Jelly." --Dr. Leonard Kransdorf, Detroit, MI

And Finally . . . .
A new, young MD doing his residency in OB was quite embarrassed performing female pelvic exams. To cover his embarrassment he had unconsciously formed a habit of whistling softly. The middle aged lady upon whom he was performing this exam suddenly burst out laughing and further embarrassed him. He looked up from his work and sheepishly said, "I'm sorry. Was I tickling you?" She replied, "No doctor, but the song you were whistling was 'I wish I was an Oscar Meyer Wiener" --won't admit his name








Whatever you are up to today...

Stay safe and healthy.

As always...

My kindest regards


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