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Morning News

e5882c16ffe8b05f142cd336a67f9bf5Good morning...

Well, another blistering day with a 30.77% strike rate for the top rated horse.

I didn't watch the racing but...

One of my new year's resolutions is to watch the racing one day a week.

I'll try and choose a day that isn't a Saturday (too many races) or a day with too many AW races (I just can't watch those. They may be fun to watch if you are there and eating a very unhealthy cheeseburger (with a nice pint of beer) but, on the TV, they just don't do anything for me.)

Then, the following day, I can pontificate about what I have seen and you can all email me to tell me that I'm talking a load of b*llocks.

Actually, I think that I may pontificate before the racing as well.

It'll also be my one day a week public betting day when I put my sixpences on my hunches.

And I'll share those (and my reasons) with you.

Then you can all email me to tell me that'd I'd be better off finding a fruit machine or buying a scratch card!

Or, just pouring my money down the drain?

I think that with the move to R5, that might be a good idea.

Anyway, I'm taking today off - I've got shopping to do and I need to prepare for the BIG MEAL OF THE YEAR - New Year's Day. Jill and I are going to be pigging out on Fruits des Mer and I need to order the Oysters, the Prawns, the Langoustines and all the other stuff and get in a good supply of sick bags!

Anyway, enough of this waffle, 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 30.77%.

Yesterday's Live Ratings, show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 30.77%.

Yesterday's - Link to Follow - results for All Races (including previously unrated races), show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 30.61% from all 49 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 76.83 units returned to 74 units staked. The Overall Profit Index was, thus, 3.82%

Top Rated Horse - There were 8 winners from the top rated horses from 26 Races. If you had blindly backed the top rated horse in all of the races you would have had 31.7 units returned to 26 units staked. The Top Rated Profit Index was, thus, 21.92%

2nd Rated Horse - There were 6 winners from the second rated horses from 25 Races. If you had blindly backed the 2nd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 23.63 units returned to 25 units staked. The 2nd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -5.48%

3rd Rated Horse - There were 4 winners from the third rated horses from 23 Races. If you had blindly backed the 3rd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 21.5 units returned to 23 units staked. The 3rd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -6.52%


There were 2 forecasts yesterday.

Limerick 12:00:00 - The CSF paid £13.65

Kempton 14:00:00 - The CSF paid £3.22

Reverse Forecasts

There were 0 reverse forecasts yesterday.


There was 1 tricast/trifecta yesterday.

Kempton 14:00:00 - The Trifecta paid £5.00

Combination Tricasts/Trifectas

There were 0 combination tricasts/trifectas yesterday.


From the 26 rated races there were 18 winners (from the top 3 rated horses.) 7 of those were at nice prices.

Course Time Horse ISP BSP
Limerick 14:10 Pairofbrowneyes (7) 6.50 6.80
Chelmsford (AW) 14:15 Red Stripes (7) 6.00 6.95
Kempton 14:35 The Last Samuri (4) 5.50 6.60
Limerick 14:45 Black Ice (3) 9.00 10.19
Chelmsford (AW) 14:50 Elusive Guest (2) 5.50 6.32
Leopardstown 14:55 Minella Foru (16) 8.00 10.50
Chelmsford (AW) 16:00 Jazri (6) 7.00 7.95

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

Leopardstown 12:40:00 - Fill your Hands - N/R
Kempton 12:50:00 - Duke of Medina - 2nd
Limerick 13:00:00 - Silent Wish - Unplaced
Kempton 13:25:00 - The Saint James - Unplaced
Limerick 13:35:00 - Emcon - N/R
Leopardstown 13:45:00 - Three Stars - N/R
Leopardstown 15:30:00 - Rocklander - Unplaced

We made a loss of 0.302 points on the day and have made a profit of 17.9775 points for December.

For the new strategy we made a profit of 2.775732 points on the day an have made a profit of 12.201288 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 profit of 2.775732 points on the day and have made a profit of 13.763739 points for December.

The spreadsheet of all of the results is available at…

Something to make you laugh

The Complaining Wife

Having been married ten years and still living in an apartment, the wife would often complain about anything, as she was tired of saving every penny to buy a "dream home.

Trying to placate her, the husband found a new apartment, within their budget. However, after the first week, she began complaining again.

Joel, she said, I don't like this place at all. There are no curtains in the bathroom. The neighbors can see me every time I take a bath.

Don't worry. replied her husband. If the neighbors do see you, they'll buy curtains.

The Worst of the Worst!

Now, we all know the Christmas Cracker jokes are terrible but...

Some are more terrible than others!

How do hedgehogs make love? Very carefully.

What did the Policeman say to the stomach? You're under a vest

Why is it so difficult to train dogs to dance? They have two left feet.

What wobbles and flies? A Jelly-copter.

What goes ha ha ha clonk? A man laughing his head off.

What do you get when you cross a cat with a lemon? A sour puss!

"Waiter! This coffee tastes like mud." "Yes sir, it's fresh ground."

What athlete is warmest in winter? A long jumper.

Why did the man get the sack from the orange juice factory? Because he couldn't concentrate.

What has four legs but can't walk? A table!

Why did the hedgehog cross the road? To see his flatmate!

What goes up and never comes down? Your age.

What do you give a man who has everything? Antibiotics.

What did the fish say when it swam into a wall? Dam.

What's brown, steams and comes out of Cowes? The Isle of Wight ferry.

What do you call a man that plays with leaves? Russle!

What is the definition of an American Bra? One yank and it's off.

What's six inches long and two inches wide and drives women wild? Money.

What is Santa's favourite pizza? One that's deep pan, crisp and even.

Why would you invite a mushroom to a Christmas party? He's a fungi to be with. (fun guy)

Why was Santa's little helper feeling depressed? He had low elf-esteem.

Who was England's first chiropodist? William the Corncurer.

Why should husbands make the early morning tea for their wives? Because the Bible says He Brews.

What's the longest word in the English language? Smiles, because there is a "mile" between the first and the last letters.

On which side do chickens have the most feathers? The outside.

What kind of paper likes music? (W)rapping paper.

What do you call a woman who stands between two goal posts? Annette.

Did you hear about the man who bought a paper shop? It blew away.

How do snowmen get around? They ride an icicle.

Who hides in the bakery at Christmas? A mince spy.

What do you call a penguin in the Sahara desert? Lost.

Did you hear about the two ships that collided at sea? One was carrying red paint and the other was carrying blue paint. All the sailors ended up being marooned.

Why are chocolate buttons rude? Because they are Smarties in the nude.

How do you make a tissue dance? Put a boogie in it.

What did the grape say when the elephant stepped on it? Nothing. It just let out a little wine.

What's ET short for? Because he's only got little legs.

What's red and white and black all over? Santa Claus after he slid down the chimney.

Where do Snow-women like to dance? At Snowballs.

What did Cinderella say when the chemist lost her photographs? Someday my prints will come. (prince)

What does Santa suffer from if he gets stuck in a chimney? Claustrophobia!

What kind of motorbike does Santa ride? A Holly Davidson!

What do you call a cat in the desert? Sandy Claws!

What does Santa do with fat elves? He sends them to an Elf Farm!

What do you get if you cross Santa with a duck? A Christmas Quacker!

Did Rudolph go to school? No. He was Elf-taught!

What's the most popular Christmas wine? 'I don't like Brussels sprouts!'

What do you get if you eat Christmas decorations? Tinsilitis!

What do crackers, fruitcake and nuts remind me of? You!

Santa went to the Doctors with a problem. Doctor: What seems to be the problem? Santa: I seem to have a mince pie stuck up my bottom! Doctor: Well you're in luck because I've got just the brandy cream for that!

What time is it when you see a Chinese dentist? Tooth-hurty. (Two thirty)!

How do you stop a skunk smelling? Hold its nose!

What's tall and wobbly and stands in the middle of Paris? The trifle tower!

Which country has the largest appetite? Hungary!

What do spacemen play in their spare time? Astronauts and crosses!

Who delivers presents to baby sharks at Christmas? Santa Jaws

What's green, covered in tinsel and goes ribbet ribbet? Mistle-toad!

What do you call a bunch of chess players bragging about their games in a hotel lobby? Chess nuts boasting in an open foyer!

How do you make an octopus laugh? Ten tickles.

Very silly signs from around the world...






Today's early test ratings show 35 rated races from five meetings.

Have a great day's racing!

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As always...

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