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Morning News

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning...

We seem to be on a bit of a roll at the moment.

I'm putting it down to the smaller field sizes.

Having said that, the high number of horses pulling up (or otherwise not finishing) should make the ratings less acurate.

Propensity to Finish will be a factor in R5.

From the 3 PBS selections we had 2 winners (horses that got placed) and, for the bog standard strategy, we have now made just under 32 points profit on 38 points staked in 13 days.

Anyway, that's by the way, 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 35.29%.

Yesterday's Live Ratings, show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 33.33%.

Yesterday's - Link to Follow - results for All Races (including previously unrated races), show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 31.58% from all 19 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 54.63 units returned to 51 units staked. The Overall Profit Index was, thus, 7.12%

Top Rated Horse - There were 6 winners from the top rated horses from 17 Races. If you had blindly backed the top rated horse in all of the races you would have had 14.63 units returned to 17 units staked. The Top Rated Profit Index was, thus, -13.94%

2nd Rated Horse - There were 3 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 29.5 units returned to 18 units staked. The 2nd Rated Profit Index was, thus, 63.89%

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 10.5 units returned to 16 units staked. The 3rd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -34.37%


There were 3 forecasts yesterday.

Chelmsford (AW) 13:25:00 - The CSF paid £6.45

Chelmsford (AW) 15:25:00 - The CSF paid £6.88

Kempton (AW) 16:35:00 - The CSF paid £2.01

Reverse Forecasts

There were 0 reverse forecasts yesterday.


There was 1 tricast/trifecta yesterday.

Chelmsford (AW) 15:25:00 - The Trifecta paid £20.70

Combination Tricasts/Trifectas

There was 1 combination tricast/trifecta yesterday.

Chelmsford (AW) 13:55:00 - The Trifecta paid £117.40


From the 18 rated races there were 11 winners (from the top 3 rated horses.) 4 of those were at nice prices.

Course Time Horse ISP BSP
Taunton 13:40 Fionn Mac Cul (2) 6.50 12.00
Chelmsford (AW) 13:55 Hierarch (3) 6.00 6.80
Taunton 16:10 Olympian Boy (6) 17.00 23.52
Kempton (AW) 18:40 Nasri (8) 8.00 9.00

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

Taunton 13:10:00 - Say my Name - 2nd - Betfair paid 1.94 for the place
Taunton 13:40:00 - Mr Medic - Unplaced
Kempton 18:10:00 - Intransigent - 2nd - Betfair paid 3.92 for the place

We made a profit of 2.667 points on the day and have made a profit of 31.8555 points for January.

For the new strategy we made a profit of 2.41368 points on the day an have made a profit of 28.168866 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 1.202772 for the day and we have made a profit of 23.144886 points for January.

The spreadsheet of all of the results is available at…

Something to make you laugh

Being 6 Again

A man asked his wife what she'd like for her birthday.

"I'd love to be six again," she replied.

On the morning of her birthday, he got her up bright and early and off they went to a local
theme park.

What a day!

He put her on every ride in the park: the Death Slide, the Screaming Loop, the Wall of Fear, everything there was! Wow!

Five hours later she staggered out of the theme park, her head reeling and her stomach upside down.

Right to a McDonald's they went, where her husband ordered her a Happy Meal with extra fries and a refreshing chocolate shake.

Then it was off to a movie, the latest Star Wars epic, a hot dog, popcorn, soda, and M&Ms.

What a fabulous adventure!

Finally she wobbled home with her husband and collapsed into bed.

He leaned over and lovingly asked, "Well, dear, what was it like being six again?"

One bleary eye opened. "You idiot, I meant my dress size."

The moral of this story: Even when the man is listening, he's still gonna get it wrong.


Today's early test ratings show 28 rated races from four meetings.

Every race is rated.

Have a great day's racing!

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As always...

My kindest regards


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