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Morning News

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning...

The best laid plans of mice and men...

I had hoped to spend the day watching the racing and enjoying a few cold ones but,

I have come down with Man Flu and, as a result...

Spent most of yesterday in bed.

So, I'm not sure how well we did at Cheltenham yesterday but I will make the effort today to watch the racing.

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 22.22%.

Yesterday's Live Ratings, show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 25%.

Yesterday's - Link to Follow - results for All Races (including previously unrated races), show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 20.69% from all 29 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 53.42 units returned to 80 units staked. The Overall Profit Index was, thus, -33.23%

Top Rated Horse - There were 6 winners from the top rated horses from 27 Races. If you had blindly backed the top rated horse in all of the races you would have had 14.67 units returned to 27 units staked. The Top Rated Profit Index was, thus, -45.67%

2nd Rated Horse - There were 6 winners from the second rated horses from 27 Races. If you had blindly backed the 2nd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 20 units returned to 27 units staked. The 2nd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -25.93%

3rd Rated Horse - There were 3 winners from the third rated horses from 26 Races. If you had blindly backed the 3rd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 18.75 units returned to 26 units staked. The 3rd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -27.88%


There were 2 forecasts yesterday.

Cheltenham 13:30:00 - The CSF paid £10.99

Sedgefield 14:25:00 - The CSF paid £6.59

Reverse Forecasts

There were 2 reverse forecasts yesterday.

Sedgefield 15:05:00 - The CSF paid £3.81

Southwell (AW) 17:40:00 - The CSF paid £7.12


There were 0 tricasts/trifectas yesterday.

Combination Tricasts/Trifectas

There were 2 combination tricasts/trifectas yesterday.

Sedgefield 13:15:00 - The Trifecta paid £9.00

Sedgefield 15:05:00 - The Trifecta paid £3.30


From the 29 rated races there were 15 winners (from the top 3 rated horses.) 2 of those were at nice prices.

Course Time Horse ISP BSP
Cheltenham 14:50 Un Temps Pour Tout (10) 12.00 14.00
Southwell (AW) 17:10 Blades Lad (4) 6.00 3.21

The Portfolio

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

Bankers Bet = AW Handicap Claimers - Season Proper - where R4 Status = 1 and where Race Type = All Weather and where the Race is a Claimer and where the Race is a Handicap Race and the Month is January or the Month is February or the Month is March or the Month is April or the Month is October or the Month is November or the Month is December

Selection = Back to ISP - Southwell (AW) - 16:35:00 - Outlaw Torn (1)

Races (over last year): 11 Wins: 6 Strike Rate: 54.55% ROI: 160.92% AV SP: 2.95

Profit/Loss (to £10 stakes): is £67.00

Outlaw Torn came sixth.

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

There were no PBS selections yesterday.

The spreadsheet of all of the results is available at…

Something to make you laugh

The head of the Cotswold hedgehogs went to see the head of the local rabbits for some help.

"Hey rabbit, wonder if you can help us", he said

"I'll be glad to try, Spikey", said the Rabbit.

"The thing is, like it is now, at night, we are losing far too many fellow hogs to those devlish machines with bright eyes that move like thunder along the smooth black walkways... I was wondering, your species seem to be very good at dodging them, you never seem to get squashed".

"Aaah" said Briar, "I will tell you how we do this, and come with me now and we will demonstrate the technique to your tribal members".

Looking pleased, the hedgehog gathered his inner circle together and they walked the short distance with the rabbit to the A419, nearby.

"Now," said Rabbit, "this is what you do... If you see those two bright lights heading towards you as you are crossing the road, just make sure you sit down right in between the two of them - then you will be fine".

Just to prove it, the rabbit ran into the road in front of a speeding car, and to the shocked hedgehogs' delight emerged unscathed and rejoined the group.

Spikey was keen to demonstrate the new technique so as soon as the next pair of lights appeared he ran into the road and squatted down between the lights...

There was a nasty squelching noise and the hedgehogs turned to look at rabbit...who said,

"Blimey, you don't see many Reliant Robins around these days do you."


Today's early test ratings show 28 rated races from four meetings.

Every race is rated.

Have a great day's racing!

As always...

My kindest regards


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