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Morning News

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning...

Well, it would be churlish to complain about yesterday's results but...

A 36.84% strike rate (for the top rated horse) does seem a bit of a let down after Sunday's magnificent results.

Still, our Banker's bet won and,

We made 14 points profit on the Place Betting Strategy selections.

You would have made a profit by blindly doing the forecast in every race and...

Had you blindly done the forecast in every race you'd have had £299.60 returned for your £20.00 staked!

Not such a bad day, after all.

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 36.84%.

Yesterday's Live Ratings, show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 36.84%.

Yesterday's - Link to Follow - results for All Races (including previously unrated races), show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 35% 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 49.91 units returned to 56 units staked. The Overall Profit Index was, thus, -10.87%

Top Rated Horse - There were 7 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 24.91 units returned to 19 units staked. The Top Rated Profit Index was, thus, 31.11%

2nd Rated Horse - There were 0 winners from the second rated horses from 18 Races. If you had blindly backed the 2nd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 0 units returned to 18 units staked. The 2nd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -100%

3rd Rated Horse - There were 3 winners from the third rated horses from 19 Races. If you had blindly backed the 3rd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 25 units returned to 19 units staked. The 3rd Rated Profit Index was, thus, 31.58%


There were 3 forecasts yesterday.

Ludlow 14:10:00 - The CSF paid £16.44

Ludlow 14:45:00 - The CSF paid £11.60

Wolverhampton (AW) 15:10:00 - The CSF paid £5.82

Reverse Forecasts

There were 0 reverse forecasts yesterday.


There were 2 tricasts/trifectas yesterday.

Ludlow 14:10:00 - The Trifecta paid £35.00

Ludlow 14:45:00 - The Trifecta paid £264.60

Combination Tricasts/Trifectas

There were 0 combination tricasts/trifectas yesterday.


From the 19 rated races there were 10 winners (from the top 3 rated horses.) 3 of those were at nice prices.

Course Time Horse ISP BSP
Musselburgh 13:20 Benenden (1) 6.00 6.20
Musselburgh 15:30 Sammy B (7) 11.00 16.50
Wolverhampton (AW) 15:40 Fern Owl (7) 8.00 9.60

The Portfolio

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

Bankers Bet = All Weather Wonders - Season Proper - where R4 Status = 1 and where Race Type = All Weather and where the Race is Not a Handicap Race and Horse\'s last run was less than 28 days ago and RC1 was more than 90% and RC2 was more than 60% and the Month is January or the Month is February or the Month is March or the Month is April or the Month is September or the Month is October or the Month is November or the Month is December

Selection = Back to ISP - Wolverhampton (AW) - 15:10:00 - Moonlight Venture (4)

Races (over last year): 47 Wins: 25 Strike Rate: 53.19% ROI: 148.40% AV SP: 2.79

Profit/Loss (to £10 stakes): is £227.50

Moonlight Venture won at 3.25 ISP ( 3.78 BSP.)

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

Mussleburgh 12:20:00 - Rocklim - 3rd - Betfair paid 9.55 for the place.
Mussleburgh 12:50:00 = Bearskin - Unplaced
Ludlow 13:00:00 - Kenobe Star - Unplaced
Ludlow 14:45:00 - Just so Cool - 3rd - Betfair paid 12.40 for the place.
Wolverhampton 15:10:00 - Al Muheer - Unplaced
Mussleburgh 15:30:00 - Derrydoon - Unplaced

We made a profit of 14.9525 points on the day and have made a profit of 13.669 points for January.

For the new strategy we made a profit of 14.96685 points on the day an have made a profit of 14.774298 points for January.

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 14.96685 points on the day and have made a profit of 13.679328 points for January.

The spreadsheet of all of the results is available at…

Something to make you laugh

Think About It

I had amnesia once - or twice.

Protons have mass? I didn't even know they were Catholic.

All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy.

I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.

If the world was a logical place, men would ride horses sidesaddle.

What is a "free" gift? Aren't all gifts free?

They told me I was gullible .. and I believed them.

Teach a child to be polite and courteous in the home and, when he grows up, he'll never be able to edge his car onto a motorway.

Two can live as cheaply as one, for half as long.

Experience is the thing you have left when everything else is gone.

What if there were no hypothetical questions?

One nice thing about egotists: They don't talk about other people.

When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to look like a nail.

A flashlight is a carrying case for dead batteries.

What was the greatest thing before sliced bread?

I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not sure.

The cost of living hasn't affected its popularity.

How can there be self-help "groups"?

Is there another word for synonym?

Where do forest rangers go to "get away from it all"?

Is it possible to be totally partial?

Is Marx's tomb a communist plot?

If swimming is so good for your figure, how do you explain whales?

Show me a man with both feet firmly on the ground, and I'll show you a man who can't get his pants off.

It's not an optical illusion. It just looks like one.

Is it my imagination, or do buffalo wings taste like chicken?



Today's early test ratings show 13 rated races from a whole two meetings.

Every race is rated.

Have a great day's racing!

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As always...

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