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Morning News

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning...

The recent outstanding results continue...

Had you done the forecast in every race you would have made a profit.

Had you done the tricast in every race you would have made a profit as...

Our Banker's bet won at a decent price.

And (and bear in mind that I'm not recommending this), if you had blindly backed every top two rated horse yesterday...

You'd have made a profit to ISP!

Anyway, enough of this big headed stuff, 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 36.36%.

Yesterday's Live Ratings, show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 36.36%.

Yesterday's - Link to Follow - results for All Races (including previously unrated races), show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 36.92% from all 65 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 91.22 units returned to 97 units staked. The Overall Profit Index was, thus, -5.96%

Top Rated Horse - There were 12 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 35.34 units returned to 33 units staked. The Top Rated Profit Index was, thus, 7.09%

2nd Rated Horse - There were 8 winners from the second rated horses from 32 Races. If you had blindly backed the 2nd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 38.5 units returned to 32 units staked. The 2nd Rated Profit Index was, thus, 20.31%

3rd Rated Horse - There were 3 winners from the third rated horses from 32 Races. If you had blindly backed the 3rd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 17.38 units returned to 32 units staked. The 3rd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -45.69%


There were 4 forecasts yesterday.

Sandown 15:50:00 - The CSF paid £4.75

Fakenham 15:40:00 - The CSF paid £9.94

Lingfield (AW) 14:55:00 - The CSF paid £18.84

Fakenham 14:30:00 - The CSF paid £3.15

Reverse Forecasts

There was 1 reverse forecast yesterday.

Dundalk (AW) 19:35:00 - The CSF paid £3.26


There were 3 tricasts/trifectas yesterday.

Fakenham 15:40:00 - The Trifecta paid £31.60

Lingfield (AW) 14:55:00 - The Trifecta paid £52.00

Fakenham 14:30:00 - The Trifecta paid £7.70

Combination Tricasts/Trifectas

There was 1 combination tricast/trifecta yesterday.

Dundalk (AW) 19:35:00 - The Trifecta paid £4.90


From the 33 rated races there were 23 winners (from the top 3 rated horses.) 7 of those were at nice prices.

Course Time Horse ISP BSP
Fakenham 16:10 Vasco Du Mee (4) 9.00 10.00
Lingfield (AW) 15:30 Tommys Geal (4) 5.50 7.10
Sandown 14:45 Jessbers Dream (3) 5.50 5.73
Sandown 13:40 Canadian Diamond (4) 6.50 7.20
Wolverhampton (AW) 17:50 Bayan Kasirga (4) 6.00 6.42
Dundalk (AW) 18:35 Russian Soul (2) 8.00 9.20
Dundalk (AW) 21:05 Temasek Star (2) 5.50 6.42

The Portfolio

There was a Banker's Bet (but not a Chancer's Bet) yesterday.

Bankers Bet = NH Hurdles Wonders - where R4 Status = 1 and where Race Type = National Hunt - Hurdles and where the Race is Not a Handicap Race and Horse\'s last run was less than 14 days ago and RC1 was more than 90% and RC2 was more than 60%

Selection = Back to ISP - Sandown - 14:45:00 - Jessbers Dream (3)

Races (over last year): 22 Wins: 8 Strike Rate: 36.36% ROI: 111.26% AV SP: 3.06

Profit/Loss (to £10 stakes): is £24.80

Jessbers Dream won @ 5.5 ISP (5.73 BSP.)

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

Sandown 15:50:00 - Arcamante - Unplaced

We made a loss of 1 point on the day and have made a profit of 2.97 points for February.

For the new strategy we made a loss of 0.678 points on the day an have made a loss of 0.736308 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 2.92286 points for February.

The spreadsheet of all of the results is available at…

Something to make you laugh

I'm not sure if I've posted this one before but, if I have, it's so good that it's still funny...

The Best Genie Story Ever!

A Husband takes his wife to play her first game of golf. Of course, the wife promptly hacked her first shot right through the window of the biggest house adjacent to the course.

The husband cringed, 'I warned you to be careful! Now we'll have to go up there, find the owner, apologize and see how much your lousy drive is going to cost us.'

So the couple walked up to the house and knocked on the door. A warm voice said, 'Come on in.'

When they opened the door they saw the damage that was done: glass was all over the place, and a broken antique bottle was lying on its side near the pieces of window glass.

A man reclining on the couch asked, 'Are you the people that broke my window?'

'Uh...yeah! , sir. We're sure sorry about that,' the husband replied.

'Oh, no apology is necessary. Actually I want to thank you. You see, I'm a genie, and I've been trapped in that bottle for a thousand years.

Now that you've released me, I'm allowed to grant three wishes. I'll give you each one wish, but if you don't mind, I'll keep the last one for my self.'

'Wow, that's great!' the husband said. He pondered a moment and blurted out, 'I'd like a million dollars a year for the rest of my life.'

'No problem,' said the genie 'You've got it, it's the least I can do. And I'll guarantee you a long, healthy life!'

'And now you, young lady, what do you want?' the genie asked.

'I'd like to own a gorgeous home in every country in the world complete with servants,' she said.

'Consider it done,' the genie said. 'And your homes will always be safe from fire, burglary and natural disasters!'

'And now,' the couple asked in unison, 'what's your wish, genie?'

'Well, since I've been trapped in that bottle, and haven't been with a woman in more than a thousand years, my wish is to have sex with your wife.'

The husband looked at his wife and said, 'Gee, honey, you know we both now have a fortune, and all those houses. What do you think?'

She mulled it over for a few moments and said, 'You know, you're right. Considering our good fortune, I guess I wouldn't mind, but what about you, honey?'

'You know I love you sweetheart,' said the husband. 'I'd do the same for you!'

So the genie and the woman went upstairs where they spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying each other.

The genie was insatiable.

After about three hours of non-stop sex, the genie rolled over and looked directly into her eyes and asked, 'How old are you and your husband?'

'Why, we're both 35,' she responded breathlessly.

'No Kidding,' he said.


'Thirty-five years old and you both still believe in genies?'

A man walks into a bar with a paper bag.

A man walks into a bar with a paper bag. He sits down and places the bag on the counter. The bartender walks up and asks what's in the bag.

The man reaches into the bag and pulls out a little man, about one foot high and sets him on the counter. He reaches back into the bag and pulls out a small piano, setting it on the counter as well. He reaches into the bag once again and pulls out a tiny piano bench, which he places in front of the piano.

The little man sits down at the piano and starts playing a beautiful piece by Mozart! 'Where on earth did you get that?' says the bartender.

The man responds by reaching into the paper bag. This time he pulls out a magic lamp. He hands it to the bartender and says: 'Here. Rub it.'

So the bartender rubs the lamp, and suddenly there's a gust of smoke and a beautiful genie is standing before him. 'I will grant you one wish. Just one wish! Each person is only allowed one!'

The bartender gets really excited. Without hesitating he says, 'I want a million bucks!' A few moments later, a duck walks into the bar. It is soon followed by another duck, then another. Pretty soon, the entire bar is filled with ducks and they keep coming!

The bartender turns to the man and says, 'Y'know, I think your genie's a little deaf.

I asked for a million bucks, not a million ducks.'

'Tell me about it!!' says the man, 'do you really think I asked for a 12 inch pianist?'


Today's early test ratings show 34 rated races from five meetings.

Have a great day's racing!

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