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Morning News

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning...

So, not such a great day for our new Lowest on Yield Strategy but...

It is early days.

The results were...

Windsor 13:50 - Quatrieme Ami - 1st @ 1.36

Pontefract 14:40 - Hold on Magnolia - Unplaced

I've written a post about this strategy - you can see it here... Lowest on Yield - 1

One thing that I have noticed (and I hate noticing things) is that the winners that we are getting from the normal ratings are coming in at pretty decent prices - I just wish that we were getting more of them.

Perhaps it's a seasonal thing; I guess that I need to check on that (I already know that we get lots of winners in the spring, just at very low prices.)

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 14.29%.

Yesterday's Live Ratings, show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 14.29%.

Yesterday's - Link to Follow - results for All Races (including previously unrated races), show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 13.04% from all 23 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 54.01 units returned to 61 units staked. The Overall Profit Index was, thus, -11.46%

Top Rated Horse - There were 3 winners from the top rated horses from 21 Races. If you had blindly backed the top rated horse in all of the races you would have had 10.02 units returned to 21 units staked. The Top Rated Profit Index was, thus, -52.29%

2nd Rated Horse - There were 5 winners from the second rated horses from 20 Races. If you had blindly backed the 2nd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 18.25 units returned to 20 units staked. The 2nd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -8.75%

3rd Rated Horse - There were 4 winners from the third rated horses from 20 Races. If you had blindly backed the 3rd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 25.74 units returned to 20 units staked. The 3rd Rated Profit Index was, thus, 28.7%


There were 0 forecasts yesterday.

Reverse Forecasts

There was 1 reverse forecasts yesterday.

Windsor 17:20:00 - The CSF paid £4.79


There were 0 tricasts/trifectas yesterday.

Combination Tricasts/Trifectas

There were 0 combination tricasts/trifectas yesterday.


From the 21 rated races there were 12 winners (from the top 3 rated horses.) 4 of those were at nice prices.

Course Time Horse ISP BSP
Pontefract 14:10 Harlequin Rock (14) 13.00 17.09
Pontefract 15:10 Dance King (3) 6.00 7.20
Windsor 15:20 Shifting Star (1) 9.00 11.00
Windsor 16:20 Dreams Of Glory (8) 5.50 7.24

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

Pontefract 16:10:00 - Ataman - 2nd
Pontefract 16:40:00 - High Street - Unplaced

We made a loss of 0.4015 points on the day and have made a profit of 19.88 points for October.

For the new strategy we made a loss of 0.950217 points on the day and have made a profit of 19.033833 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 had no qualifying bets for the day. We have made a profit of 16.171317 points for October.

The spreadsheet of all of the results is available at…

Something to make you smile

Many thanks to Derek H. for The Fence - sadly, it's almost too true to be a joke.

The Fence

Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House.

One is from Chicago, another is from Tennessee, and the third is from Minnesota.

All three go with a White House official to examine the fence. The Minnesota contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then works some figures with a pencil.

"Well," he says, "I figure the job will run about $900. $400 for materials, $400 for my crew, and $100 profit for me."

The Tennessee contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says, "I can do this job for $700. $300 for materials, $300 for my crew, and $100 profit for me."

The Chicago contractor doesn't measure or figure, but leans over to the White House official and whispers, "$2,700."

The official, incredulous, says, "You didn't even measure like the other guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?"

The Chicago contractor whispers back, "$1000 for me, $1000 for you, and we hire the guy from Tennessee to fix the fence."

"Done!" replies the government official.

And that, my friends, is how the new stimulus plan will work.

Police Humor

Who says cops don't have a sense of humor? The following were taken off of actual police car videos around the USA.

"Relax, the handcuffs are tight because they're new. They'll stretch out after you wear them awhile."

"Take your hands off the car, and I'll make your birth certificate a worthless document."

"If you run, you'll only go to jail tired."

"Can you run faster than 1,200 feet per second? In case you didn't know, that is the average speed of a 9 mm bullet fired from my gun."

"So you don't know how fast you were going. I guess that means I can write anything I want on the ticket, huh?"

"Yes, Sir, you can talk to the shift supervisor, but I don't think it will help. Oh ... did I mention that I am the shift supervisor?"

"Warning! You want a warning? O.K., I'm warning you not to do that again or I'll give you another ticket."

"The answer to this last question will determine whether you are drunk or not. Was Mickey Mouse a cat or a dog?"

"Fair? You want me to be fair? Listen, fair is a place where you go to ride on rides, eat cotton candy, and step in monkey poop."

"Yeah, we have a quota. Two more tickets and my wife gets a toaster oven."

"In God we trust, all others we run through NCIC."

"Just how big were those two beers?"

"No sir we don't have quotas anymore. We used to have quotas but now we're allowed to write as many tickets as we want."

"I'm glad to hear the Chief of Police is a good personal friend of yours. At least you know someone who can post your bail."

"You didn't think we give pretty women tickets? You're right, we don't. Sign here."


Today's early test ratings show 26 rated races from four meetings.

Have a great day's racing!

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As always...

My kindest regards


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