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Morning News

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning...

I'm sorry guys but...

I just can't seem to find much to say about yesterday.

On the one hand, it's far less work for me when we only have a couple of meetings but,

It's also very boring as well.

So, here goes...

We had 2 PBS selectiosn yesterday and they both got profitably placed and,

Well, that's about it.

There wasn't a Bankers Bet and the overall strike rate wasn't so good but, with the limited number of races I don't think that it was so bad either. Certainly, there were only two races where we got it totally wrong and I can't really complain about a nothing result from a nothing day.

Today we've got 5 meetings and I may be able to summon up some more enthusiasm.

Anyway, I'll get to that, firstly 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 23.08%.

Yesterday's Live Ratings, show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 23.08%.

Yesterday's - Link to Follow - results for All Races (including previously unrated races), show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 23.08% from all 13 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 29.9 units returned to 39 units staked. The Overall Profit Index was, thus, -23.33%

Top Rated Horse - There were 3 winners from the top rated horses from 13 Races. If you had blindly backed the top rated horse in all of the races you would have had 14 units returned to 13 units staked. The Top Rated Profit Index was, thus, 7.69%

2nd Rated Horse - There were 3 winners from the second rated horses from 13 Races. If you had blindly backed the 2nd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 15.9 units returned to 13 units staked. The 2nd Rated Profit Index was, thus, 22.31%

3rd Rated Horse - There were 0 winners from the third rated horses from 13 Races. If you had blindly backed the 3rd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 0 units returned to 13 units staked. The 3rd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -100%


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 13 rated races there were 6 winners (from the top 3 rated horses.) 3 of those were at nice prices.

Course Time Horse ISP BSP
Southwell (AW) 13:10 Afkar (11) 7.50 8.31
Ayr 15:05 Willie Hall (8) 7.00 6.61
Southwell (AW) 16:00 Edgar (3) 6.00 7.53

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

Ayr 13:25:00 - Herecomesnelson - 3rd - Betfair paid 2.63 for the place.
Ayr 14:00:00 - The Bishop - 3rd - Betfair paid 3.5 for the place.

We made a profit of 3.9235 points on the day and have made a profit of 39.217 points for January.

For the new strategy we made a profit of 3.710016 points on the day an have made a profit of 31.497846 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 prfoit of 3.710016 for the day and we have made a profit of 26.786424 points for January.

The spreadsheet of all of the results is available at…

Something to make you laugh

I've got to thank David O. as he has sent me a mass of jokes to share with you.

Here are a couple to get started with...

Catholic Horses

A Jewish bookie was at the races playing the ponies and losing his shirt.

He noticed a Priest step out onto the track and blessed the forehead of one of the horses lining up for the 4th race. Lo and behold, that horse - a long shot - on the race.

Next race, as the horses lined up, the Priest stepped onto the track. Sure enough, he blessed one of the horses.

The bookie made a beeline for a betting window and placed a small bet on the horse. Again, even though it was another long shot, the horse won the race. He collected his winnings, and anxiously waited to see which horse the Priest would bless next.

He bet big on it, and it won.

As the races continued the Priest kept blessing horses, and each one ended up winning.

The bookie was elated.

He made a quick dash to the ATM, withdrew all his savings, and awaited for the Priest's blessing that would tell him which horse to bet on.

True to his pattern, the Priest stepped onto the track for the last race and blessed the forehead of an old nag that was 100/1. This time the priest blessed the eyes, ears, and hooves of the old nag.

The bookie knew he had a winner and bet every cent he owned on the old nag.

He watched dumbfounded as the old nag pulled up and couldn't even finish the race.

In a state of shock, he went to the track area where the Priest was.

Confronting him, he demanded, ! What happened? All day long you blessed horses and they all won.

Then in the last race, the horse you blessed never even had a chance. Now, thanks to you I've lost every cent of my savings!'

The Priest nodded wisely and with sympathy. "You are not Catholic are you my son?"

"No, I'm Jewish."

"That's the problem," said the Priest. "You couldn't tell the difference between a blessing and the last rites."


This one is priceless.

A lesson to be learned from typing the wrong email address!!

A Minneapolis couple decided to go to Florida to thaw out during a particularly icy winter.

They planned to stay at the same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier.

Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel schedules. So, the husband left Minnesota and flew to Florida on Thursday, with his wife flying down the following day.

The husband checked into the hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an email to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her email address, and without realizing his error, sent the e-mail.

Meanwhile, somewhere in Houston, a widow had just returned home from her husband's funeral.

He was a minister who was called home to glory following a heart attack.

The widow decided to check her e-mail expecting messages from relatives and friends. After reading the first message, she screamed and fainted.

The widow's son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and saw the computer screen which read

To: My Loving Wife
Subject: I've Arrived
Date: June 28, 2014

I know you're surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now and you are allowed to send emails to your loved ones. I've just arrived and have been checked in. I've seen that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then! Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was.

P. S. Sure is freaking hot down here!!!!


Today's early test ratings show 31 rated races from five meetings.

Have a great day's racing!

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As always...

My kindest regards


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