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Morning News

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning...

I spent yesterday away from the computer and the television because of the events of Friday night.

Thus, I haven't got too much to say about yesterday.

There was one big Trifecta in the 17:45 at Wolves but everything else seemed a bit flat.

Although today, being Sunday, is a day off for me...

I shall be spending an hour drawing up a timetable for next week,

To ensure that I catch up on the outstanding work.

Anyway, I'll get to that tomorrow, 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%.

Yesterday's Live Ratings, show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 23.08%.

Yesterday's - Link to Follow - results for All Races (including previously unrated races), show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 22.73% from all 44 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 115.39 units returned to 114 units staked. The Overall Profit Index was, thus, 1.22%

Top Rated Horse - There were 9 winners from the top rated horses from 36 Races. If you had blindly backed the top rated horse in all of the races you would have had 33.61 units returned to 36 units staked. The Top Rated Profit Index was, thus, -6.64%

2nd Rated Horse - There were 5 winners from the second rated horses from 39 Races. If you had blindly backed the 2nd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 16.37 units returned to 39 units staked. The 2nd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -58.03%

3rd Rated Horse - There were 7 winners from the third rated horses from 39 Races. If you had blindly backed the 3rd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 65.41 units returned to 39 units staked. The 3rd Rated Profit Index was, thus, 67.72%


There were 3 forecasts yesterday.

Uttoxeter 13:05:00 - The CSF paid £2.63

Wetherby 14:40:00 - The CSF paid £6.57

Wolverhampton (AW) 17:45:00 - The CSF paid £12.60

Reverse Forecasts

There were 2 reverse forecasts yesterday.

Uttoxeter 16:00:00 - The CSF paid £6.60

Wolverhampton (AW) 18:15:00 - The CSF paid £5.74


There was 1 tricast/trifecta yesterday.

Wolverhampton (AW) 17:45:00 - The Tricast/Trifecta paid £77.90

Combination Tricasts/Trifectas

There were 0 combination tricasts/trifectas yesterday.


From the 39 rated races there were 21 winners (from the top 3 rated horses.) 7 of those were at nice prices.

Course Time Horse ISP BSP
Punchestown 11:55 Thywillbedone (9) 15.00 18.50
Punchestown 12:25 Whiteout (6) 7.50 8.94
Cheltenham 12:40 Wolf Of Windlesham (4) 13.00 16.67
Cheltenham 13:15 Vicente (1) 17.00 23.11
Cheltenham 13:50 Sausalito Sunrise (8) 8.00 9.40
Uttoxeter 14:15 Thatchers Gold (10) 6.50 6.93
Wetherby 15:50 Longueville Flier (6) 7.00 7.65

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

Lingfield 12:50:00 - Herculian Prince - 3rd - Betfair paid 3.0 for the place
Cheltenham 13:15:00 - One for Arthur - Unplaced
Wetherby 14:40:00 - Alchimix - Unplaced
Uttoxeter 16:00:00 - Ami Desbois - Unplaced

We made a loss of 1.1 points on the day and have made a loss of 26.021425 for November.

For the new strategy we made a loss of 1.4238 points on the day and have made a loss of 23.0132523 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 1.4238 points on the day and have made a loss of 22.597062 points for November.

The spreadsheet of all of the results is available at…

Something to make you smile


The Duck and the Lawyer

A big city lawyer went duck hunting in rural North Wairarapa.

He shot and dropped a bird, but it fell into a farmer's field on the other side of a fence.

As the lawyer climbed over the fence, an elderly farmer drove up on his tractor and asked him what he was doing.

The litigator responded, "I shot a duck and it fell in this field, and now I'm going to retrieve it."

The old farmer replied, "This is my property, and you are not coming over here."

The indignant lawyer said, "I am one of the best trial attorneys in New Zealand and, if you don't let me get that duck, I'll sue you and take everything you own."

The old farmer smiled and said, "Apparently, you don't know how we settle disputes in North Wairarapa.

We settle small disagreements like this with the 'Three Kick Rule.'"

The lawyer asked, "What is the 'Three Kick Rule'?"

The Farmer replied, "Well, because the dispute occurs on my land, I get to go first.

I kick you three times and then you kick me three times and so on back and forth until someone gives up."

The attorney quickly thought about the proposed contest and decided that he could easily take the old codger.

He agreed to abide by the local custom.

The old farmer slowly climbed down from the tractor and walked up to the attorney.

His first kick planted the toe of his heavy steel toed work boot into the lawyer's groin and dropped him to his knees!

His second kick to the midriff sent the lawyer's last meal gushing from his mouth.

The lawyer was on all fours when the farmer's third kick to his rear end, sent him face-first into a fresh cow pie.

The lawyer summoned every bit of his will and remaining strength and very slowly managed to get to his feet.

Wiping his face with the arm of his jacket, he said, "Okay, you old fart. Now it's my turn."

The old farmer smiled and said, "Nah, I give up. You can have the duck."


Today's early test ratings show 24 rated races from four meetings.

Have a great day's racing!

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As always...

My kindest regards


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