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Morning News

e5882c16ffe8b05f142cd336a67f9bf5Good morning...

There not much that I can say about yesterday,

A very small day's racing and, apart from the 15:30 at Lingfield...

Where our 2nd rated horse won at 14/1 (or 48.0 BSP),

Nothing else stood out.

So, let's get straight 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 21.05%.

Yesterday's Live Ratings, show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 21.05%.

Yesterday's - Link to Follow - results for All Races (including previously unrated races), show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 20% from all 20 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 42.56 units returned to 54 units staked. The Overall Profit Index was, thus, -21.19%

Top Rated Horse - There were 4 winners from the top rated horses from 19 Races. If you had blindly backed the top rated horse in all of the races you would have had 10.23 units returned to 19 units staked. The Top Rated Profit Index was, thus, -46.16%

2nd Rated Horse - There were 3 winners from the second rated horses from 19 Races. If you had blindly backed the 2nd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 22.83 units returned to 19 units staked. The 2nd Rated Profit Index was, thus, 20.16%

3rd Rated Horse - There were 2 winners from the third rated horses from 16 Races. If you had blindly backed the 3rd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 9.5 units returned to 16 units staked. The 3rd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -40.62%


There were 0 forecasts yesterday.

Reverse Forecasts

There were 0 reverse forecasts yesterday.


There were 0 tricasts/trifectas yesterday.

Combination Tricasts/Trifectas

There were 0 combination tricasts/trifectas yesterday.


From the 19 rated races there were 9 winners (from the top 3 rated horses.) 2 of those were at nice prices.

Course Time Horse ISP BSP
Fakenham 12:50 Shaky Gift (3) 8.00 8.88
Lingfield (AW) 15:30 Foxinthehenhouse (4) 13.00 48.00

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

Thurles 15:10:00 - Princess Lir - 3rd - Betfair pais 1.73 for the place
Fakenham - 15:20:00 - Potters Midnight - Unplaced

We made a loss of 0.3065 points on the day and have made a profit of 17.625 points for December.

For the new strategy we made a profit of 0.262386 points on the day an have made a profit of 7.325112 points for December.

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 0.678 points on the day and have made a profit of 8.887563 points for December.

The spreadsheet of all of the results is available at…

Something to make you laugh

Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

A contestant on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" had reached the final plateau.

If she answered the next question correctly, she would win $1,000,000.

If she answered incorrectly, she would pocket only the $32,000 milestone money.

As she suspected it would be, the million- dollar question was no pushover.

It was: Which of the following species of birds does not build its own nest, but instead lays its eggs in the nests of other birds?

Is it...

A) the condor;
B) the buzzard;
C) the cuckoo; or
D) the vulture?"

The woman was on the spot.

She did not know the answer.

And she was doubly on the spot because she had used up her 50/50 Lifeline and her Audience Poll Lifeline.

All that remained was her Phone-a-Friend Lifeline, and the woman had hoped against hope that she would not have to use it because the only friend that she knew would be home happened to be a blonde.

But the contestant had no alternative. She called her friend and gave her the question and the four choices.

The blonde responded unhesitatingly: "That's easy. The answer is C: The cuckoo."

The contestant had to make a decision and make it fast.

She considered employing a reverse strategy and giving Regis any answer except the one that her friend had given her. And considering that her friend was a blonde, it would seem to be the logical thing to do.

On the other hand -- the blonde had responded with such confidence, such certitude, that the contestant could not help but be persuaded.

"I need an answer," said Regis.

Crossing her fingers, the contestant said, "C: The cuckoo."

"Is that your final answer?" asked Regis.

"Yes, that is my final answer."

Two seconds later, Regis said, "I regret to inform you that the answer is-...... absolutely correct.

You are now a millionaire!"

Three days later, the contestant hosted a party for her family and friends including the blonde who had helped her win the million dollars.

"Jenny, I just do not know how to thank you," said the contestant.

"Because of your knowing the answer to that final question, I am now a millionaire. And do you want to know something? It was your assuredness with which you answered the question that convinced me to go with your choice.

By the did you happen to know the right answer?"

"Oh, come on!" said the blonde. "Everybody knows that cuckoos don't build nests. They live in clocks."


Today's early test ratings show 22 rated races from four meetings.

Have a great day's racing!

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As always...

My kindest regards


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