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Morning News

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning...

A rather difficult day for the ratings and there was really nothing that stands out enough for me to comment.

We did rather well with the Place Betting Strategy, though.

I've done a catch up summary of the last two days at the bottom of this post.

Anyway, I'll get to that, firstly let's get on and take a quick look at yesterday's results in more detail....

Yesterday's Results

Yesterday's Results, show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 15.91%.

Yesterday's Live Ratings, show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 17.98%.

Yesterday's - Link to Follow - results for All Races (including previously unrated races), show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 16.33% from all 49 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 111.98 units returned to 125 units staked. The Overall Profit Index was, thus, -10.42%

Top Rated Horse - There were 7 winners from the top rated horses from 44 Races. If you had blindly backed the top rated horse in all of the races you would have had 22.65 units returned to 44 units staked. The Top Rated Profit Index was, thus, -48.52%

2nd Rated Horse - There were 14 winners from the second rated horses from 41 Races. If you had blindly backed the 2nd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 61.75 units returned to 41 units staked. The 2nd Rated Profit Index was, thus, 50.61%

3rd Rated Horse - There were 5 winners from the third rated horses from 40 Races. If you had blindly backed the 3rd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 27.58 units returned to 40 units staked. The 3rd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -31.05%


There were 4 forecasts yesterday.

Newmarket - July 18:50:00 - The CSF paid £9.28

Pontefract 19:00:00 - The CSF paid £2.51

Kilbeggan 19:55:00 - The CSF paid £9.16

Pontefract 20:05:00 - The CSF paid £4.04

Reverse Forecasts

There were 3 reverse forecasts yesterday.

Nottingham 14:20:00 - The CSF paid £8.95

Kilbeggan 18:25:00 - The CSF paid £4.52

Newmarket - July 20:25:00 - The CSF paid £11.00


There were 1 tricasts/trifectas yesterday.

Pontefract 20:05:00 - The Tricast/Trifecta paid £19.80

Combination Tricasts/Trifectas

There were 0 combination tricasts/trifectas yesterday.


From the 46 rated races there were 26 winners (from the top 3 rated horses.) 8 of those were at nice prices.

Course Time Horse ISP BSP
Nottingham 14:20 Whitman (1) 5.50 5.61
Newbury 15:05 Maybelater (1) 7.00 7.36
Nottingham 17:05 Venutius (1) 5.50 6.0
Hamilton 18:05 Cadmium (6) 8.00 8.8
Pontefract 19:30 Silvanus (3) 9.00 8.17
Kilbeggan 19:55 Carriganog (2) 5.50 6.08
Newmarket - July 20:25 Floriss (3) 7.50 8.58
Hamilton 20:45 Moon Arc (6) 8.00 9.35

The Portfolio

There was neither a Banker's Bet nor a Chancer's Bet yesterday.

On the Portfolio Page there is now a link to the Banker's Bet Proofing Page and, also to the Chancer's Bet proofing page.

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Place Betting Strategy


Haydock 14:40 - Queensbury Odyssey - unplaced

Haydock 16:55 - Druot - non-runner

Kilbeggan 17:55 - Barbalicious - came 3rd - Betfair paid 5.47 for the place

Kilbeggan 18:25 - Milano Express - unplaced

Pontefract 18:30 - Flying Pursuit - came fourth

Kilbeggan 21:00 - Moylisha Tim - came 2nd - Betfair paid 2.32 for the place

That gives us 7.4 points returned to 5 points staked (assuming a 5% Betfair commission.)


Leicester 14:20 - Hillside Dream - came 2nd - Betfair paid 2.24 for the place

Leicester 16:30 - Instill - unplaced

Killarney 17:15 - Lady Artemis - unplaced

Leopardstown 17:50 - Aldo Raine - unplaced

Leopardstown 18:55 - Oliveraie - unplaced

Doncaster 19:05 - Canny Style - came 3rd - Betfair paid 1.81 for the place

That gives us 3.8475 points returned to 6 points staked (assuming a 5% Betfair commission.)


After sixteen days we are running at a strike rate of 33.82% (23 winners from 68 selections) and have had 69.0315 points returned to 68 points staked (assuming a Betfair commission of 5%.)

So, after sixteen days we've made 3.032% profit on our stakes.


One of my data files is corrupt and, thus I can report on how many races are rated today.

I'll get that sorted out in time for the normal ratings.

Have a great day's racing!

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