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Morning News

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning...

A pretty stonking day, yesterday...

With 1 in 3 races being won by the top rated horse.

The strategy that I am currently working on didn't have such a great day...

Newmarket 13:30 - Farandine - 1st @ 2.88 ISP

Navan 14:05 - Piazzini - 3rd

Fontwell 14:25 - Red Devil Star - 3rd

Newmarket 14:35 - Tigerwolf - 4th

Now, the work that I did yesterday shows that there is no viable place betting strategy so I need to carry on and try to identify a Win Backing strategy.

Today I shall be trying to identify a cut off point which may be based upon the number of meeting or the time of the day. I'm keeping an open mind and am just going to let the maths work it out.

Robetrto has been keeping some records for this basic strategy - his results are as follows...

Monthly Breakdowns

Aug 2015 38.39
Sep 2015 -3.43
Oct 2015 0.28

So, 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 32.35%.

Yesterday's - Link to Follow - results for All Races (including previously unrated races), show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 30.56% from all 36 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 89.63 units returned to 99 units staked. The Overall Profit Index was, thus, -9.46%

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 44.81 units returned to 33 units staked. The Top Rated Profit Index was, thus, 35.79%

2nd Rated Horse - There were 5 winners from the second rated horses from 33 Races. If you had blindly backed the 2nd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 23.32 units returned to 33 units staked. The 2nd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -29.33%

3rd Rated Horse - There were 4 winners from the third rated horses from 33 Races. If you had blindly backed the 3rd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 21.5 units returned to 33 units staked. The 3rd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -34.85%


There were 2 forecasts yesterday.

Newmarket 13:30:00 - The CSF paid £13.36

Fontwell 16:10:00 - The CSF paid £3.25

Reverse Forecasts

There was 1 reverse forecast yesterday.

Worcester 16:00:00 - The CSF paid £5.34


There were 0 tricasts/trifectas yesterday.

Combination Tricasts/Trifectas

There was 1 combination tricast/trifecta yesterday.

Worcester 16:35:00 - The Tricast paid £60.75.Trifecta paid £93.60


From the 34 rated races there were 20 winners (from the top 3 rated horses.) 7 of those were at nice prices.

Course Time Horse ISP BSP
Newmarket 14:00 Gaspirali (8) 9.00 10.50
Worcester 14:15 Upswing (4) 5.50 6.12
Newmarket 14:35 Colour Me Happy (3) 6.00 6.80
Fontwell 15:35 Drum Valley (1) 6.00 6.89
Fontwell 17:15 Late Night Lily (2) 8.00 8.72
Kempton (AW) 17:20 Bennelong (1) 6.50 7.00
Newmarket 17:25 Volunteer Point (11) 6.50 7.29

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

Newmarket 13:30:00 - Ejayleekay - 2nd - Betfair paid 2.09 for the place
Navan 14:05:00 - Idler's Dream - Unplaced
Fontwell 14:25:00 - Iniesta - Unplaced
Newmarket 14:35:00 - Colour Me Happy - 1st - Betfair paid 1.84 for the place
Newmarket 15:10:00 - Totally Committed - Unplaced
Newmarket 15:45:00 - Risk Adjusted - Unplaced
Navan 15:50:00 - Murmuration - Unplaced
Newmarket 16:20:00 - Trust the Man - Unplaced
Worcester 17:35:00 - Suffice - Unplaced

We made a loss of 5.1665 points on the day and have made a profit of 12.7135 points for October.

For the new strategy we made a loss of 3.615774 points on the day and have made a profit of 14.062059 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 loss of 4.697862 points for the day. We have made a profit of 10.117455 points for October.

The spreadsheet of all of the results is available at…

Something to make you smile

Many thanks to Ken H. for this joke.

Talking to the wine.

An elderly couple sat on the patio one evening eating smelly cheese and red wine…

The old lady looked up and exclaimed “I really Love You! I don’t know what i’d do without you !”

The old gent asks… ”Is that YOU talking..or the wine?

The old Lady exclaims “IT’S ME - TALKING TO THE WINE!”

Sounds a bit like Jill and me!

Many thanks to Derek H. for this joke.

The Pill.

A lady goes to the doctor and complains that her husband is losing interest in sex.

The doctor gives her a pill, but warns her that it's still experimental.

He tells her to slip it into his mashed potatoes at dinner, so that night, she does just that.

About a week later, she’s back at the doctor, where she says, "Doc, the pill worked great! I put it in the potatoes like you said!

It wasn't five minutes later that he jumped up, raked all the food and dishes onto the floor, grabbed me, ripped all my clothes off, and ravished me right there on the table!"

The doctor says, "I’m sorry, we didn’t realize the pill was that strong! The foundation will be glad to pay for any damages."

"Nah," she says, "That's okay. We're never going back to that restaurant anyway."


Today's early test ratings show 33 rated races from five meetings.

Have a great day's racing!

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The income that we make from sign ups from that site keeps me in Red Wine and Smelly Cheese!

As always...

My kindest regards


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