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Morning News

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning...

Well, am back in France/Brittany/Home.

I do apologise for whatever happened on Saturday (the late ratings and no system selections); I did take my laptop but it decided that it didn't want to work in the UK (as did my French phone) and, as I was busy booking out of my hotel at the time (that the ratings were coming out) I was between a rock and a hard place as to what I could realistically do to sort things out.

I have learnt a few things...

I need to buy a small laptop that will work wherever I am.

I now know why Britain is coming out of the recession faster than the rest of Europe - it's all down to your money! How big are your £20 notes! Your 50p pieces are bigger than our 2 euro coins! And your 2p coins are so large that they must be worth a fortune!

And, having had three full English breakfasts in 3 days I do appreciate that the French version of a full English breakfast, a croissant, a glass of orange juice and a strong coffee (and 10 Gauloise cigarettes), probably fully explains French military failures at Dunkirk and Agincourt.

Mind you, I have put on 28 stone in four days - perhaps I exaggerate ever so slightly?

Mum's funeral went fine; she wanted to go home (Cornwall) and have her ashes scattered where her parents (my Granny and Grandpa) ashes had been scattered - that was done.

She wanted all the family to get together and pig out on pasties and Cornish cream tea - that was done as well.

God, I don't miss much about the UK but I did discover that I really miss Cornish Cream Tea (scones, home made jam and proper Cornish Clotted Cream!)

I also realised that I might just be an expat; I realised that when I did a trip to Tesco and had to buy a rucksack to fill up with Marmite and Cheddar Cheese; Customs (on returning to France) was interesting... "Sir, is there any reason why you appear to be carrying 20 jars of Marmite, 5 packets of Liquorice allsorts and 2 kilos of Cheddar Cheese in your rucksack?"

Also, buying a pack of fags was interesting - since when have your tabacs had to hide the fags away behind a screen?

Truro (where I was born) seems to have got very busy. I know that I haven't been there for 20 years but it does seem that every other shop has now become a Michelin star aspiring restaurant - back in my day it was just a few fish and chip shops.

When did Truro get so posh?

So, I haven't had much sleep over the last 4 days (too much time spent sitting up all night talking to brothers and sisters - probably the last time that we all get together as a family - although, as eldest son, I do have a cunning plan to ensure that that isn't the case) and, as a result, will be taking today off. I'll hit the ground running tomorrow (Tuesday) and will be replying to your emails then.

You know, the weirdest thing is that...

In France, if you live in a small village, you walk down the high street and you tend to shake everyone's hand (or kiss their cheek if they are female) and say "Bonjour" - just try doing that in Truro! They just think that you're a nutter...

Which, in my case, just might be true?

Anyway, enough of that, 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 28.57%.

Yesterday's Live Ratings, show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 31.58%.

Yesterday's - Link to Follow - results for All Races (including previously unrated races), show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 26.32% from all 38 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 59.95 units returned to 108 units staked. The Overall Profit Index was, thus, -44.49%

Top Rated Horse - There were 10 winners from the top rated horses from 35 Races. If you had blindly backed the top rated horse in all of the races you would have had 26.57 units returned to 35 units staked. The Top Rated Profit Index was, thus, -24.09%

2nd Rated Horse - There were 5 winners from the second rated horses from 37 Races. If you had blindly backed the 2nd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 12.51 units returned to 37 units staked. The 2nd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -66.19%

3rd Rated Horse - There were 4 winners from the third rated horses from 36 Races. If you had blindly backed the 3rd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 20.87 units returned to 36 units staked. The 3rd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -42.03%


There were 2 forecasts yesterday.

Listowel 12:45:00 - The CSF paid £2.47

Plumpton 16:00:00 - The CSF paid £19.54

Reverse Forecasts

There was 1 reverse forecast yesterday.

Gowran Park 14:55:00 - The CSF paid £6.18


There were 2 tricasts/trifectas yesterday.

Listowel 12:45:00 - The Trifecta paid £4.60

Plumpton 16:00:00 - The Tricast/Trifecta paid £61.20

Combination Tricasts/Trifectas

There was 1 combination tricast/trifecta yesterday.

Gowran Park 14:55:00 - The Tricast/Trifecta paid £45.70


From the 38 rated races there were 19 winners (from the top 3 rated horses.) 3 of those were at nice prices.

Course Time Horse ISP BSP
Listowel 12:15 Loyalty Card (14) 6.00 6.96
Hamilton 14:50 Alexandrakollontai (2) 8.50 8.87
Hamilton 16:50 Irish Girls Spirit (3) 5.50 6.00

The Portfolio

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

Bankers Bet = Flat Big Field Maiden Favs - where R4 Status = 1 and where Race Type = Flat and where the Race is a Maiden Race and Runners was equal to or more than 16 and Horse was a Favourite, Joint Favourite or a Co Favourite

Selection = Back to ISP - Gowran Park - 15:25:00 - Unyielding (13)

Races (over last year): 26 Wins: 11 Strike Rate: 42.31% ROI: 120.58% AV SP: 2.85

Profit/Loss (to £10 stakes): is £53.50

Unyielding came 5th.

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 Selections

To be honest, I haven't had much sleep over the last 4 days and will be updating these selections later on today.

Sorry but I do have to be honest.


Today's early test ratings show 34 rated races from four meetings.

Now, if you don't mind...

I need to try and get some sleep - I remember sleep - it's that sort of thing that you do when the bars close.

Have a great day's racing!

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As always...

My kindest regards


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