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Morning News

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning...

Well, I'm not sure that there's much to say about yesterday.

It's mornings like this where I wish that I'd overslept.

Less than impressive results and...

I'm really struggling to find anything good to say.

So, rather than waffle for waffling's sake,

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 21.43%.

Yesterday's Live Ratings, show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 20.69%.

Yesterday's - Link to Follow - results for All Races (including previously unrated races), show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 21.21% from all 33 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 49.72 units returned to 83 units staked. The Overall Profit Index was, thus, -40.1%

Top Rated Horse - There were 6 winners from the top rated horses from 28 Races. If you had blindly backed the top rated horse in all of the races you would have had 13.47 units returned to 28 units staked. The Top Rated Profit Index was, thus, -51.89%

2nd Rated Horse - There were 3 winners from the second rated horses from 29 Races. If you had blindly backed the 2nd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 18.25 units returned to 29 units staked. The 2nd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -37.07%

3rd Rated Horse - There were 2 winners from the third rated horses from 26 Races. If you had blindly backed the 3rd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 18 units returned to 26 units staked. The 3rd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -30.77%


There were 3 forecasts yesterday.

Thurles 14:10:00 - The CSF paid £3.01

Towcester 16:05:00 - The CSF paid £6.28

Chelmsford (AW) 19:20:00 - The CSF paid £1.69

Reverse Forecasts

There was 1 reverse forecast yesterday.

Chelmsford (AW) 19:50:00 - The CSF paid £19.17


There was 1 tricast/trifecta yesterday.

Chelmsford (AW) 19:20:00 - The Trifecta paid £1.80

Combination Tricasts/Trifectas

There were 2 combination tricasts/trifectas yesterday.

Musselburgh 14:35:00 - The Trifecta paid £25.00

Chelmsford (AW) 19:50:00 - The Trifecta paid £34.10


From the 29 rated races there were 11 winners (from the top 3 rated horses.) 2 of those were at nice prices.

Course Time Horse ISP BSP
Thurles 13:05 He Is Top Class (2) 11.00 12.33
Market Rasen 15:20 Carters Rest (1) 13.00 13.45

The Portfolio

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

Bankers Bet = NH Chase - Mares who are top rated and came 3rd last time out. - where R4 Status = 1 and where Race Type = National Hunt - Chase and Horse = Mare and where Position last time out = Third

Selection = Back to ISP - Towcester - 15:30:00 - Combustible Kate (6)

Races (over last year): 18 Wins: 6 Strike Rate: 33.33% ROI: 179.32% AV SP: 5.38

Profit/Loss (to £10 stakes): is £142.80

Combustible Kate pulled up.

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

Market Rasen 13:10:00 - Quill Art - Unplaced
Market Rasen 13:45:00 - Allnecessaryforce - Unplaced
Thurles 16:15:00 - Star of Down - Unplaced

We made a loss of 3 points on the day and have made a loss of 10.1145 for November.

For the new strategy we made a loss of 3.39 points on the day and have made a loss of 7.613262 points for November.

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 3.39 points on the day and have made a loss of 7.613262 points for November.

The spreadsheet of all of the results is available at…

Something to make you smile


The Iowa Wage and Hour Department claimed a man owning a small farm was not paying proper wages to his help and sent an agent to interview him.

"I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them," demanded the agent.

"Well, there are my hired hands.

One has been with me for four years; the other for three.

I pay them each 600 dollars a week, plus free room and board.

The cook has been here for 18 months, and I pay her 500 dollars a month plus free room and board.

Then there's the half-wit that works here about 18 hours a day.

He takes home 10 dollars a week and I buy him a bottle of bourbon every week," replied the farmer.

"That's the guy I want to talk to; the half-wit," said the agent.

The farmer said, "That would be me."

Many thanks to Derek H. for the following joke...

Oil Level

There are a lot of folks that can't understand how we are running out of oil here in the EU.

Well, here's the answer: It's simple...

Nobody bothered to check the oil levels.

Didn't know we were getting low.

And of course the reason for that is geographical.

All the oil is in Saudi, Texas, the North Sea and Iraq, and...

All the dipsticks are in London, Paris, Bonn etc.


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

Every race is rated.

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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