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Morning News

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning...

A terrible first day at Glorious Goodwood (or, not so glorious for us, as it happens) but I can't work out why.

Just as I can't work out why we do so well at Epson or at the Cheltenham festival.

Lee (he of joint "Why don't we avoid the PBS Odds Ons selections" fame) has sent me some jokes to share.

I'm going to ration them a bit so I'll do about 6 a day over the next four days.

They just might give you something to chuckle about whilst you're eating your cornflakes.

Or, whilst you're crying (whilst you are eating your cornflakes) because of how badly we did at Goodwood yesterday.

Still, we made a profit on the PBS selections and, if you'd blindly backed the top rated horse in every race, you would have made a profit of 87.45%.

Blindly doing the forecast in every race was also profitable.

I have another post due to come out later today; this is to do with an additional strategy for the Place Betting Strategy and, so far, it's looking rather profitable. After all, we really shouldn't be satisfied with the 25 points that the new strategy has given us so far this month, should we?

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 33.33%.

Yesterday's Live Ratings, show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 33.33%.

Yesterday's - Link to Follow - results for All Races (including previously unrated races), show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 34.29% from all 35 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 101.23 units returned to 96 units staked. The Overall Profit Index was, thus, 5.45%

Top Rated Horse - There were 11 winners from the top rated horses from 33 Races. If you had blindly backed the top rated horse in all of the races you would have had 61.86 units returned to 33 units staked. The Top Rated Profit Index was, thus, 87.45%

2nd Rated Horse - There were 5 winners from the second rated horses from 31 Races. If you had blindly backed the 2nd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 23.87 units returned to 31 units staked. The 2nd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -23%

3rd Rated Horse - There were 3 winners from the third rated horses from 32 Races. If you had blindly backed the 3rd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 15.5 units returned to 32 units staked. The 3rd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -51.56%


There were 3 forecasts yesterday.

Wolverhampton (AW) 17:10:00 - The CSF paid £5.74

Worcester 20:05:00 - The CSF paid £35.45

Worcester 20:35:00 - The CSF paid £2.44

Reverse Forecasts

There were 1 reverse forecasts yesterday.

Goodwood 15:10:00 - The CSF paid £6.65


There were 1 tricast/trifecta yesterday.

Worcester 20:35:00 - The Trifecta paid £2.40

Combination Tricasts/Trifectas

There was 1 combination tricast/trifecta yesterday.

Goodwood 15:10:00 - The Trifecta paid £28.10


From the 33 rated races there were 19 winners (from the top 3 rated horses.) 10 of those were at nice prices.

Course Time Horse ISP BSP
Wolverhampton (AW) 14:20 Black Dave (3) 6.50 7.09
Wolverhampton (AW) 16:05 Heavens Eyes (1) 7.00 7.38
Beverley 17:05 Illustrious Prince (6) 6.50 8.02
Galway 17:45 Empresario (4) 13.00 18.00
Galway 18:15 Now Or Never (6) 7.00 9.80
Galway 19:20 Ibergman (11) 9.00 14.32
Worcester 19:35 Hazzaat (5) 5.50 5.80
Galway 19:50 Beau Satchel (2) 11.00 15.23
Worcester 20:05 On The Bridge (5) 5.50 6.15
Galway 20:20 Benkei (8) 5.50 6.07

The Portfolio

There was a Banker's Bet (but not a Chancer's Bet) yesterday.

Bankers Bet = AW Maidens - RC1 greater than 84% - Top Rated horse with an LTO of less than 42 days. - where R4 Status = 1 and where Race Type = All Weather and where the Race is a Maiden Race and Horse\'s last run was less than 42 days ago and the Race\'s RC1 is greater than 84%

Selection = Back to ISP - Wolverhampton (AW) - 13:50:00 - Livella Fella (3)

Races (over last year): 45 Wins: 22 Strike Rate: 48.89% ROI: 135.43% AV SP: 2.77

Profit/Loss (to £10 stakes): is £159.40

Livella Fella came second.

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.

You may subscribe to my Portfolio. To do so, you need to go to your Members Page and change option 4 on the Your Profile bit.

If you haven't subscribed, the button will say Yes - just click on it and you'll be signed up.

Place Betting Strategy

Galway 17:15:00 - Space Ship -Unplaced
Galway 18:15:00 - Saxum - Unplaced
Galway 19:20:00 - B Cosmos - 2nd - Betfair paid 4.36 for the place

I have updated the spreadsheet of all of the results. It may be found at...

We made a profit of 1.192 points on the day and are currently running at a profit of 13.73195 points for the last 28 days.

For the new strategy we made a profit of 2.294 points on the day and are currently running at a profit of 25.396 points for the last 28 days.

Something to make you chuckle


'If the enemy is in range, so are you.'
- Infantry Journal-

'It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed.'
- US.Air Force Manual -

'Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword, obviously never encountered automatic weapons.'
- General MacArthur -

'Tracers work both ways.'
- Army Ordnance Manual-

'Five second fuses last about three seconds.'
- Infantry Journal -

'Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once.'
- Naval Ops Manual -


Today's early test ratings show 35 rated races from five meetings.

Have a great day's racing!

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As always...

My kindest regards


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