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Morning News

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning...

A decent enough result for yesterday.

There was nothing that stood out for me although...

It was nice to start the day with 2 forecasts in the first two races.

Today looks to be a similar sort of day, with only three meetings.

A big thank you to Iain A. who has supplied me with a vast quantity of classy jokes, two of which I have added today.

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 29.41%.

Yesterday's Live Ratings, show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 27.78%.

Yesterday's - Link to Follow - results for All Races (including previously unrated races), show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 29.41% from all 17 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 33.82 units returned to 52 units staked. The Overall Profit Index was, thus, -34.96%

Top Rated Horse - There were 5 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 12.77 units returned to 17 units staked. The Top Rated Profit Index was, thus, -24.88%

2nd Rated Horse - There were 5 winners from the second rated horses from 19 Races. If you had blindly backed the 2nd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 21.05 units returned to 19 units staked. The 2nd Rated Profit Index was, thus, 10.79%

3rd Rated Horse - There were 0 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 0 units returned to 16 units staked. The 3rd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -100%


There were 2 forecasts yesterday.

Sedgefield 13:50:00 - The CSF paid £1.48

Market Rasen 14:00:00 - The CSF paid £2.70

Reverse Forecasts

There were 3 reverse forecasts yesterday.

Southwell (AW) 14:45:00 - The CSF paid £8.37

Southwell (AW) 15:15:00 - The CSF paid £1.97

Southwell (AW) 16:50:00 - The CSF paid £13.40


There were 0 tricasts/trifectas yesterday.

Combination Tricasts/Trifectas

There were 2 combination tricasts/trifectas yesterday.

Southwell (AW) 15:15:00 - The Trifecta paid £4.60

Southwell (AW) 16:50:00 - The Trifecta paid £36.00


From the 17 rated races there were 10 winners (from the top 3 rated horses.) 1 of those were at nice prices.

Course Time Horse ISP BSP
Sedgefield 16:30 Fiddlers Flight (5) 9.00 9.74

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

Market Rasen 14:00:00 - Three Colours Red - Unplaced

We made a loss of 1 point on the day and have made a loss of 9.9225 points for February.

For the new strategy we made a loss of 0.678 points on the day an have made a loss of 14.185455 points for February.

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 loss of 0.678 points for the day and we have made a loss of 14.1855 points for February.

The spreadsheet of all of the results is available at…

Something to make you laugh


A SPANISH Teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine.

'House' for instance, is feminine: 'la casa.'

'Pencil,' however, is masculine: 'el lapiz.'

A student asked, 'What gender is 'computer'?'

Instead of giving the answer, the teacher split the class into two groups, male and female, and asked them to decide for themselves whether computer' should be a masculine or a feminine noun.

Each group was asked to give four reasons for its recommendation.

The men's group decided that 'computer' should definitely be of the feminine gender ('la computadora'), because:

1. No one but their creator understands their internal logic;

2 The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else;

3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for possible later retrieval; and

4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it.


The women's group, however, concluded that computers should be Masculine ('el computador'), because:

1. In order to do anything with them, you have to turn them on;

2. They have a lot of data but still can't think for themselves;

3. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they ARE the problem; and

4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you had waited a little longer, you could have gotten a better model.

The women won.

Only in America?

Sometimes it DOES take a Rocket Scientist!! (true story)

British scientists at Rolls Royce built a gun specifically to launch dead chickens at the windshields of airliners and military jets all travelling at maximum velocity.

The idea is to simulate the frequent incidents of collisions with airborne fowl to test the strength of the windshields.

American engineers heard about the gun and were eager to test it on the Windshields of their new high speed trains.

Arrangements were made, and a gun was sent to the American engineers.

When the gun was fired, the engineers stood shocked as the chicken hurled out of the barrel, crashed into the shatterproof shield, smashed it to smithereens, blasted through the control console, snapped the engineer's back-rest in two and embedded itself in the back wall of the cabin like an arrow shot from a bow..

The horrified Yanks sent Rolls Royce the disastrous results of the experiment, along with the designs of the windshield and begged the British scientists for suggestions.

You're going to love this......

Rolls Royce responded with a one-line memo:

"Defrost the chicken."


Today's early test ratings show 20 rated races from three meetings.

Every race is rated.

Have a great day's racing!

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As always...

My kindest regards


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