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Morning News

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning...

A decent end to what has been a quite blistering month.

We ended up with a January strike rate (for the top rated horse) of 32.65%.

And our Place Betting Strategy also finished on a high note with our only selection getting placed.

I'm not sure why there has been the sudden increase in strike rate (not that I'm complaining) but I shall be watching February very carefully.

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 38.46%.

Yesterday's Live Ratings, show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 38.46%.

Yesterday's - Link to Follow - results for All Races (including previously unrated races), show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 35.71% from all 14 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 36.88 units returned to 37 units staked. The Overall Profit Index was, thus, -0.31999999999999%

Top Rated Horse - There were 5 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 18.38 units returned to 13 units staked. The Top Rated Profit Index was, thus, 41.38%

2nd Rated Horse - There was 1 winner 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 3.5 units returned to 12 units staked. The 2nd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -70.83%

3rd Rated Horse - There were 2 winners from the third rated horses from 12 Races. If you had blindly backed the 3rd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 15 units returned to 12 units staked. The 3rd Rated Profit Index was, thus, 25%


There were 3 forecasts yesterday.

Punchestown 14:00:00 - The CSF paid £21.13

Punchestown 15:00:00 - The CSF paid £4.80

Punchestown 15:30:00 - The CSF paid £10.10

Reverse Forecasts

There were 0 reverse forecasts yesterday.


There was 1 tricast/trifecta yesterday.

Punchestown 15:00:00 - The Trifecta paid £6.30

Combination Tricasts/Trifectas

There were 2 combination tricasts/trifectas yesterday.

Punchestown 13:30:00 - The Trifecta paid £11.40

Sedgefield 13:45:00 - The Trifecta paid £13.20


From the 14 rated races there were 8 winners (from the top 3 rated horses.) 3 of those were at nice prices.

Course Time Horse ISP BSP
Punchestown 14:00 Ball Darc (2) 5.50 6.00
Sedgefield 14:15 Captain Redbeard (8) 10.00 11.69
Punchestown 15:30 Ballyboker Bridge (2) 5.50 6.60

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

Punchestown 13:30:00 - Indian Count - 3rd - Betfair paid 4.33 for the place.

We made a profit of 3.1635 points on the day and have made a profit of 35.989 points for January.

For the new strategy we made a profit of 4.289706 points on the day an have made a profit of 31.118505 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 4.289706 for the day and we have made a profit of 24.027303 points for January.

The spreadsheet of all of the results is available at…

Something to make you laugh

Lost in the Desert

A traveller became lost in the desert.

Realising his only chance for survival was to find civilisation, he began walking.

Time passed, and he became thirsty. More time passed, and he began feeling faint. Reduced to crawling, he was on the verge of passing out when he spied a tent about 500 meters in front of him. Barely conscious, he reached the tent and called out, 'Water.'

A Bedouin appeared in the tent door and replied sympathetically, 'I am sorry, sir, but I have no water. However, would you like to buy a tie?'

With this, he brandished a collection of exquisite silken neckwear.

'You fool,' gasped the man. 'I'm dying! I need water!'

'Well, sir,' replied the Bedouin, 'If you really need water, there is a tent about 2 kilometres south of here where you can get some.'

Without knowing how, the man summoned sufficient strength to drag his parched body the distance to the second tent.

With his last ounce of strength he tugged at the door of the tent and collapsed.

Another Bedouin, dressed in a costly tuxedo, appeared at the door and enquired, 'May I help you sir?'

'Water' was the feeble reply.

'Oh, sir,' replied the Bedouin, 'I'm sorry, but you can't come in here without a tie!'

Football Fan

A man walks into a bar in Benidorm with a dog on a lead.

The dog is wearing an England shirt.

The barman nods and asks what he wants.

'A pint, please,' the man replies.

He sets the dog down and starts watching the game on TV.

When Spain score a goal, the dog goes jerking and dancing round the bar and doing back flips.

'Wow,' the barman says, clearly impressed. 'What does he do when we win?'

'I don't know, I've only had him for five years,' the man replies.

George Carlin's Philosophy Class
1. Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.
2. One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.
3. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
4. If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?
5. The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.
6. I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, "Where's the self-help section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.
7. Could it be that all those trick-or-treaters wearing sheets aren't going as ghosts but as mattresses?
8. If a man is standing in the middle of the forest speaking and there is no woman around to hear him ... is he still wrong?
9. If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?
10. Is there another word for synonym?
11. Isn't it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do "practice?"
12. Where do forest rangers go to "get away from it all?"
13. What do you do when you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant?
14. If a parsley farmer is sued, can they garnish his wages?
15. Would a fly without wings be called a walk?
16. Why do they lock gas station bathrooms? Are they afraid someone will clean them?
17. If a turtle doesn't have a shell, is he homeless or naked?
18. Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?
19. Can vegetarians eat animal crackers?
20. Why do they put Braille on the drive-through bank machines?
21. How do they get the deer to cross at that yellow road sign?
22. Is it true that cannibals don't eat clowns because they taste funny?
23. What was the best thing before sliced bread?
24. One nice thing about egotists: they don't talk about other people.
25. To be intoxicated is to feel sophisticated, but not be able to say it.
26. Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.
27. The older you get, the better you realize you were.
28. Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
29. Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
30. Women like silent men; they think they're listening.
31. Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it.
32. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
33. Do pediatricians play miniature golf on Wednesdays?
34. Before they invented drawing boards, what did they go back to?
35. Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery?
36. If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?
37. If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the rest have to drown too?
38. If the #2 pencil is the most popular, why is it still #2?
39. If work is so terrific, how come they have to pay you to do it?


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

Have a great day's racing!

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