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Morning News

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning...

Well, what is there to say?

A 50% strike rate (for our top rated horse) and...

Our Banker's Bet won at 3/1 ISP (4.70 BSP.)

We only had two PBS selections and only one of them got placed but...

Betfair paid 18.78 for the place.

Had you done the Trifecta in every race, you would have had £112.40 returned for £12 staked.

I;m trying very hard to look for negatives here (balance is everything) but all that I can come up with is that, had you blindly done the forecast in every race, you would only have had £16.08 returned for your £12 stakes.

Anyway, enough of the big headed stuff, 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 50%.

Yesterday's Live Ratings, show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 50%.

Yesterday's - Link to Follow - results for All Races (including previously unrated races), show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 50% from all 12 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 31.16 units returned to 35 units staked. The Overall Profit Index was, thus, -10.97%

Top Rated Horse - There were 6 winners from the top rated horses from 12 Races. If you had blindly backed the top rated horse in all of the races you would have had 17.28 units returned to 12 units staked. The Top Rated Profit Index was, thus, 44%

2nd Rated Horse - There were 1 winners from the second rated horses from 12 Races. If you had blindly backed the 2nd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 7 units returned to 12 units staked. The 2nd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -41.67%

3rd Rated Horse - There were 2 winners from the third rated horses from 11 Races. If you had blindly backed the 3rd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 6.88 units returned to 11 units staked. The 3rd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -37.45%


There were 4 forecasts yesterday.

Ludlow 13:30:00 - The CSF paid £2.50

Lingfield (AW) 13:40:00 - The CSF paid £7.56

Lingfield (AW) 14:10:00 - The CSF paid £4.35

Ludlow 15:00:00 - The CSF paid £1.67

Reverse Forecasts

There were 0 reverse forecasts yesterday.


There was 1 tricast/trifecta yesterday.

Ludlow 13:30:00 - The Trifecta paid £112.40

Combination Tricasts/Trifectas

There was 1 combination tricast/trifecta yesterday.

Lingfield (AW) 14:40:00 - The Trifecta paid £38.20


From the 12 rated races there were 9 winners (from the top 3 rated horses.) 1 of those was at a nice price.

Course Time Horse ISP BSP
Lingfield (AW) 15:10 Clock On Tom (9) 7.00 8.89

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 - Ludlow - 14:00:00 - Still Believing (2)

Races (over last year): 18 Wins: 7 Strike Rate: 38.89% ROI: 169.95% AV SP: 4.37

Profit/Loss (to £10 stakes): is £125.90

Still Believing won at 4.0 ISP (4.7 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

Ludlow 13:30:00 - Jack Snipe - 3rd - Betfair paid 18.78 for the place!
Ludlow 14:30:00 - Rock of Ages - Unplaced

We made a profit of 15.891 points on the day and have made a profit of 29.1885 points for January.

For the new strategy we made a profit of 10.096098 points on the day an have made a profit of 25.755186 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 10.96098 for the day and we have made a profit of 21.942114 points for January.

The spreadsheet of all of the results is available at…

Something to make you laugh

With age comes wisdom!

Some guys were all at a Cowboy camp. No one wanted to room with Bob, because he snored so badly.

They decided it wasn't fair to make one of them stay with him the whole time, so they voted to take turns.

The first guy slept with Bob and comes to breakfast the next morning with his hair a mess and his eyes all bloodshot.

They said, "Man, what happened to you?"

He said, "Bob snored so loudly, I just sat up and watched him."

The next night it was a different guy's turn. In the morning, same thing, hair all standing up, eyes all bloodshot.

They said, "Man, what happened to you? You look awful!"

He said, "Man, that Bob shakes the roof with his snoring. I sat up and watched him all night."

The third night was Fred's turn. Fred was a tanned, older cowboy, a man's man.

The next morning he came to breakfast bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.

"Good morning!" he said. They couldn't believe it. They said, "Man, what happened?"

He said, "Well, we got ready for bed. I went and tucked Bob into bed, patted him on the butt, and kissed him good night.

Bob sat up all night and watched me."

With age comes wisdom!

Air dummy

Mule for Sale.

An old country farmer had a wife who nagged him unmercifully. From morning till night she was always complaining about something.

The only time he got any relief was when he was out plowing with his old mule. He tried to plow a lot.

One day, when he was out plowing, his wife brought him lunch in the field.

He drove the old mule into the shade, sat down on a stump, and began to eat his lunch. Immediately, his wife began nagging him again.

Complain, nag, complain, nag--it just went on and on.

All of a sudden, the old mule lashed out with both hind feet, caught her smack in the back of the head. The kick killed her dead on the spot.

At the funeral several days later, the minister noticed something rather odd. When a woman mourner would approach the old farmer, he would listen for a minute, then nod his head in agreement; but when a man mourner approached him, he would listen for a minute, then shake his head in disagreement.

This was so consistent, the minister decided to ask the old farmer about it.

So after the funeral, the minister spoke to the old farmer, and asked him why he nodded his head and agreed with the women, but always shook his head and disagreed with all the men.

The old farmer said, "Well, the women would come up and say something about how nice my wife looked, or how pretty her dress was, so I'd nod my head in agreement."

"And what about the men?" the minister asked.

"They wanted to know if the mule was for sale."


Today's early test ratings show 18 rated races from three meetings.

Have a great day's racing!

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