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Morning News

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning...

British Weather 1 - Ludlow 0.

Even with Ludlow being abandoned yesterday, we still managed to achieve a 32% strike rate for our top rated horse.

And we got two out of three for our PBS selections which means that we are over 30 points in profit from 60 bets for the first 3 weeks of the year.

I've finally got my head around Irish trainers sending their horses to the UK and am going to be crunching the numbers today to see if I can identify a way of implementing (in the new ratings) any trends that appear.

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 32%.

Yesterday's Live Ratings, show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 29.63%.

Yesterday's - Link to Follow - results for All Races (including previously unrated races), show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 23.53% from all 34 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 57.8 units returned to 75 units staked. The Overall Profit Index was, thus, -22.93%

Top Rated Horse - There were 8 winners from the top rated horses from 25 Races. If you had blindly backed the top rated horse in all of the races you would have had 19.3 units returned to 25 units staked. The Top Rated Profit Index was, thus, -22.8%

2nd Rated Horse - There were 3 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 33.5 units returned to 25 units staked. The 2nd Rated Profit Index was, thus, 34%

3rd Rated Horse - There were 2 winners from the third rated horses from 25 Races. If you had blindly backed the 3rd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 5 units returned to 25 units staked. The 3rd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -80%


There were 3 forecasts yesterday.

Southwell (AW) 12:40:00 - The CSF paid £3.12

Gowran Park 12:55:00 - The CSF paid £1.32

Gowran Park 16:20:00 - The CSF paid £4.96

Reverse Forecasts

There were 0 reverse forecasts yesterday.


There were 0 tricasts/trifectas yesterday.

Combination Tricasts/Trifectas

There were 2 combination tricasts/trifectas yesterday.

Gowran Park 14:00:00 - The Trifecta paid £25.30

Wincanton 16:25:00 - The Trifecta paid £51.40


From the 33 rated races there were 13 winners (from the top 3 rated horses.) 2 of those were at nice prices.

Course Time Horse ISP BSP
Wincanton 14:45 Golden Chieftain (3) 15.00 18.51
Southwell (AW) 16:05 Llewellyn (8) 15.00 17.66

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

Gowran Park 13:25:00 - Pause and Ponder - Unplaced
Southwell 14:55:00 - Greyfriarschorista 2nd - Betfair paid 2.88 for the place.
Wincanton 16:25:00 - Shadow Blue 3rd - Betfair paid 2.52 for the place.

We made a profit of 2.23 points on the day and have made a profit of 39.9765 points for January.

For the new strategy we made a profit of 4.912788 points on the day an have made a profit of 34.835635 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 4.912788 for the day and we have made a profit of 30.024213 points for January.

The spreadsheet of all of the results is available at…

Something to make you laugh

The Best Smart Ass Answers


It was mealtime during an airline flight.

'Would you like dinner?,' the flight attendant asked John, seated in front.

'What are my choices?' John asked.

'Yes or no,' she replied.


A flight attendant was stationed at the departure gate to check tickets.

As a man approached, she extended her hand for the ticket and he opened his trench coat and flashed her.

Without missing a beat, she said, 'Sir, I need to see your ticket, not your stub.'


A lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store but she couldn't find one big enough for her family.

She asked a stock boy,

'Do these turkeys get any bigger?'

The stock boy replied, 'No ma'am, they're dead...'


The police officer got out of his car as the kid who was stopped for speeding rolled down his window.

'I've been waiting for you all day,' the officer said.

The kid replied, 'Yeah, well I got here as fast as I could.'

When the cop finally stopped laughing, he sent the kid on his way without a ticket.


A truck driver was driving along on the freeway and noticed a sign that read: Low Bridge Ahead.

Before he knows it, the bridge is right in front of him and his truck gets wedged under it.

Cars are backed up for miles.

Finally a police car comes up.

The cop gets out of his car and walks to the truck driver, puts his hands on his hips and says, 'Got stuck, huh?'

The truck driver says, 'No, I was delivering this bridge and I ran out of gas.'


A college teacher reminds her class of tomorrow's final exam.

'Now class, I won't tolerate any excuses for you not being here tomorrow.

I might consider a nuclear attack or a serious personal injury, illness, or a death in your immediate family, but that's it, no other excuses whatsoever!'

A smart-ass student in the back of the room raised his hand and asked, 'What would you say if tomorrow I said I was suffering from complete and utter sexual exhaustion?'

The entire class is reduced to laughter and snickering.

When silence was restored, the teacher smiled knowingly at the student, shook her head and sweetly said, 'Well, I guess you'd have to write the exam with your other hand.'


A woman is standing nude looking in the bedroom mirror.

She is not happy with what she sees and says to her husband, 'I feel horrible; I look old, fat and ugly... I really need you to pay me a compliment.'

The husband replies, 'Your eyesight's damn near perfect.'


Today's early test ratings show 32 rated races from five meetings.

Have a great day's racing!

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As always...

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