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Morning News

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning...

An average day for us, yesterday.

Our Bankers Bet won but we didn't do so well for our Place Betting Strategy.

Today I'll be doing a round up of Portfolio bets since we started (about a year ago) and the PBS strategy.

I may also (it depends how the numbers bounce) be suggesting another strategy which is based upon the early non-handicap races.

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 25.71%.

Yesterday's Live Ratings, show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 28.95%.

Yesterday's - Link to Follow - results for All Races (including previously unrated races), show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 23.68% 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 89.25 units returned to 103 units staked. The Overall Profit Index was, thus, -13.35%

Top Rated Horse - There were 9 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 28.17 units returned to 35 units staked. The Top Rated Profit Index was, thus, -19.51%

2nd Rated Horse - There were 6 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 32.83 units returned to 31 units staked. The 2nd Rated Profit Index was, thus, 5.9%

3rd Rated Horse - There were 5 winners from the third rated horses from 37 Races. If you had blindly backed the 3rd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 28.25 units returned to 37 units staked. The 3rd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -23.65%


There was 1 forecast yesterday.

Newmarket 17:55:00 - The CSF paid £40.82

Reverse Forecasts

There was 1 reverse forecast yesterday.

Cork 17:15:00 - The CSF paid £3.91


There were 0 tricasts/trifectas yesterday.

Combination Tricasts/Trifectas

There were 2 combination tricasts/trifectas yesterday.

Perth 14:45:00 - The Tricast/Trifecta paid £48.50

Cork 17:15:00 - The Tricast/Trifecta paid £5.60


From the 38 rated races there were 20 winners (from the top 3 rated horses.) 6 of those were at nice prices.

Course Time Horse ISP BSP
Newmarket 14:00 Mustajeer (7) 8.00 9.21
Cork 15:00 Apache Gold (9) 7.00 7.6
Perth 17:00 West End (5) 6.00 7.1
Newmarket 17:55 Golden Jubilee (4) 9.00 9.80
Pontefract 18:10 Card High (8) 10.00 14.00
Chelmsford (AW) 20:15 The Dukkerer (4) 8.00 9.08

The Portfolio

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

Bankers Bet = Irish Logic - where R4 Status = 1 and the Horse\'s Average R4 is greater than 4.0 and where the Race is Not a Handicap Race and Horse\'s last run was less than 14 days ago and where Position last time out = Unplaced and where Country = IRE and Horse was NOT a Course Winner and Horse was NOT a Distance Winner

Selection = Back to ISP - Cork - 14:25:00 - Compass Hill (2)

Races (over last year): 11 Wins: 4 Strike Rate: 36.36% ROI: 404.69% AV SP: 11.13

Profit/Loss (to £10 stakes): is £335.20

Compass Hill won at 3.75 ISP (3.93 BSP.)

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

We made a loss of 3.5535 points on the day and have made a loss of 10.8 points for September.

For the new strategy we made a loss of 4.140546 points on the day and have made a loss of 16.03809 points for September.

I have added a new section to the spreadsheet to indicate the results should we ignore the odds on selections.

For the refined strategy (the one that you should be using) we made a loss of 4.746 points on the day and have made a loss of 16.82457 points for September.

The spreadsheet of all of the results is available at…

Something to make you smile

I fear that you may have all seen these before, if not you are allowed to groan.......!

Puns for Educated Minds

The fattest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.

I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.

She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.

A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class, because it was a weapon of math disruption.

No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.

A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.

Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.

A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it.

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other: 'You stay here; I'll go on a head.'

I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.

A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab centre said: 'Keep off the Grass.'

The midget fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.

The soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.

A backward poet writes inverse.

In a democracy it's your vote that counts. In feudalism it's your count that votes.

When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.

If you jumped off the bridge in Paris, you'd be in Seine.

A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons. The stewardess looks at him and says, 'I'm sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per passenger.'

Two fish swim into a concrete wall. One turns to the other and says 'Dam!'

Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can't have your kayak and heat it too.

Two hydrogen atoms meet. One says, 'I've lost my electron.' The other says 'Are you sure?' The first replies, 'Yes, I'm positive.'

Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root canal? His goal: transcend dental medication.

There was the person who sent ten puns to friends, with the hope that at least one of the puns would make them laugh. No pun in ten did.


Today's early test ratings show 43 rated races from six meetings.

Have a great day's racing!

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As always...

My kindest regards


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