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Morning News

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning...

Another nice day where both of our PSB selections (the third was a non-runner) were placed

The new potential Lowest on Yield strategy also had a good day, as shown below...

Brighton 14:00 - Jan Steen - 1st @ 3.0 ISP.

Punchestown 14:15 - Figurative - Unplaced

Carlisle 14:40 - Frederic Chopin - 1st @ 3.75

Once again, many thanks to all of you who have offered advice.

I'm still trying to work out the best way of exploiting this strategy but it could actually be two separate strategies.

Anyway, I'll explain that in more detail in a couple of days, for now 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 24.24%.

Yesterday's Live Ratings, show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 26.47%.

Yesterday's - Link to Follow - results for All Races (including previously unrated races), show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 24.32% from all 37 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 74.33 units returned to 93 units staked. The Overall Profit Index was, thus, -20.08%

Top Rated Horse - There were 8 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 19 units returned to 33 units staked. The Top Rated Profit Index was, thus, -42.42%

2nd Rated Horse - There were 7 winners from the second rated horses from 32 Races. If you had blindly backed the 2nd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 32.33 units returned to 32 units staked. The 2nd Rated Profit Index was, thus, 1.03%

3rd Rated Horse - There were 3 winners from the third rated horses from 28 Races. If you had blindly backed the 3rd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 23 units returned to 28 units staked. The 3rd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -17.86%


There were 3 forecasts yesterday.

Brighton 15:05:00 - The CSF paid £11.47

Punchestown 15:55:00 - The CSF paid £3.28

Punchestown 16:30:00 - The CSF paid £5.30

Reverse Forecasts

There were 2 reverse forecasts yesterday.

Brighton 16:50:00 - The CSF paid £34.22

Chelmsford (AW) 18:15:00 - The CSF paid £16.08


There were 0 tricasts/trifectas yesterday.

Combination Tricasts/Trifectas

There was 1 combination tricast/trifecta yesterday.

Chelmsford (AW) 18:45:00 - The Trifecta paid £16.20


From the 35 rated races there were 18 winners (from the top 3 rated horses.) 5 of those were at nice prices.

Course Time Horse ISP BSP
Carlisle 14:10 Endeavor (8) 13.00 15.96
Brighton 14:30 Spirit Of Rosanna (9) 6.50 7.35
Brighton 15:40 Roly Tricks (1) 5.50 5.66
Brighton 16:50 Golden Wedding (2) 9.00 11.50
Punchestown 17:05 Much Wants More (4) 5.50 6.20

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.

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

Brighton 14:00:00 - Donttouchthechips - 3rd - Betfair paid 2.12 for the place.
Punchestown 14:15:00 - Supreme Vinnie - 2nd - Betfair paid 1.87 for the place.
Punchestown 15:55:00 -Shantou Flyer - NR

We made a profit of 1.8905 point on the day and have made a profit of 28.4195 points for October.

For the new strategy we made a profit of 2.563518 points on the day and have made a profit of 27.840036 points for October.

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 profit of 1.442784 points on the day. We have made a profit of 24.774459 points for October.

The spreadsheet of all of the results is available at…

Something to make you smile

Things That Took Me Fifty Years To Learn!!

1.) Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

2.) If you have to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be "meetings".

3.) There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness".

4.) People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.

5.) And when God, who created the entire universe with all of its glories, decides to deliver a message to humanity, He WILL NOT use, as His messenger, a person on cable TV with a bad hairstyle.

6.) You should not confuse your career with your life.

7.) No matter what happens... somebody will find a way to take it too seriously.

8.) When trouble arises & things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution & is willing to take command. Very often, that person is crazy.

9.) Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.

10.) A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.

11.) Never lick a steak knife.

12.) Take out the fortune before you eat the cookie.

13.) "The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above average drivers.

14.) You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests that you think she's pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment.

15.) Your REAL friends still love you anyway.


Today's early test ratings are missing some races (probably because the backups are running) but yesterday evening's Early Bird ratings showed 50 races from seven meetings.

Just in case there is a problem, I'll run the ratings manually today and, asa result, they may be a little bit later than usual.

Have a great day's racing!

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As always...

My kindest regards


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