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Morning News

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning...

Well, it was a horrendous start to the day, yesterday.

After the first 3 races, I actually checked the code to see if I'd inadvertently changed anything.

But, we did manage to claw back some wins later on and...

We ended up with a strike rate that, although not good, wasn't too bad.

We're now running with a strike rate (for the top rated horse) of 32.54% for the month and I don't see how today can leave us with anything less than a 30% plus strike rate for the month.

And that'll be a first for Focus Ratings.

Anyway, 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 27.27%.

Yesterday's Live Ratings, show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 26.47%.

Yesterday's - Link to Follow - results for All Races (including previously unrated races), show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 26.47% 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 60.22 units returned to 101 units staked. The Overall Profit Index was, thus, -40.38%

Top Rated Horse - There were 9 winners from the top rated horses from 33 Races. If you had blindly backed the top rated horse in all of the races you would have had 25.32 units returned to 33 units staked. The Top Rated Profit Index was, thus, -23.27%

2nd Rated Horse - There were 6 winners from the second rated horses from 34 Races. If you had blindly backed the 2nd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 27.52 units returned to 34 units staked. The 2nd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -19.06%

3rd Rated Horse - There were 3 winners from the third rated horses from 34 Races. If you had blindly backed the 3rd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 7.38 units returned to 34 units staked. The 3rd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -78.29%


There were 2 forecasts yesterday.

Cheltenham 15:00:00 - The CSF paid £6.50

Lingfield (AW) 16:30:00 - The CSF paid £3.40

Reverse Forecasts

There were 2 reverse forecasts yesterday.

Lingfield (AW) 14:15:00 - The CSF paid £8.42

Lingfield (AW) 14:50:00 - The CSF paid £7.00


There was 1 tricast/trifecta yesterday.

Cheltenham 15:00:00 - The Trifecta paid £23.70

Combination Tricasts/Trifectas

There were 2 combination tricasts/trifectas yesterday.

Uttoxeter 13:45:00 - The Trifecta paid £14.60

Lingfield (AW) 14:15:00 - The Trifecta paid £47.60


From the 34 rated races there were 18 winners (from the top 3 rated horses.) 3 of those were at nice prices.

Course Time Horse ISP BSP
Lingfield (AW) 13:40 Seamster (2) 9.00 10.98
Cheltenham 13:50 Smad Place (5) 5.50 5.60
Uttoxeter 16:05 Truckers Highway (2) 5.50 5.95

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

Fairyhouse 12:50:00 - Buonarotti Boy - Unplaced
Doncaster 13:00:00 - Arzal - 2nd - Betfair paid 2.86 for the place.
Fairyhouse 13:20:00 - Laid Back Luke - 3rd - Betfair paid 5.5 for the place.

We made a profit of 5.042 points on the day and have made a profit of 32.8255 points for January.

For the new strategy we made a profit of 2.740476 points on the day an have made a profit of 26.828799 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 2.740476 for the day and we have made a profit of 19.737597 points for January.

The spreadsheet of all of the results is available at…

Something to make you laugh

Hot Dog

Two Irish nuns have just arrived in USA by boat and one says to the other, "I hear that the people in this country actually eat dogs."

"Odd," her companion replies, "but if we shall live in America, we might as well do as the Americans do."

Nodding emphatically, the mother superior points to a hot dog vendor and they both walk towards the cart.

"Two dogs, please," says one.

The vendor is only too pleased to oblige and he wraps both hot dogs in foil and hands them over the counter. Excited, the nuns hurry over to a bench and begin to unwrap their "dogs."

The mother superior is first to open hers.She begins to blush and then, staring at it for a moment, leans over to the other nun and whispers... cautiously: "What part did you get?"


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

Have a great day's racing!

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As always...

My kindest regards


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