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Morning News

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning...

A slightly less inspiring day, yesterday.

However, our Place Betting Strategy made a profit and...

Had you done the forecast in every race, you would have had £126.02 to £40 staked.

So, it's not all bad.

And I even managed to fix the bug that meant that we had no prices shown in yesterday's morning news.

It's another bank holiday tomorrow so there won't be any morning news.

Actually, it's also a bank holiday on Monday but I'll try to get a morning news out anyway.

So, 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 20%.

Yesterday's Live Ratings, show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 21.28%.

Yesterday's - Link to Follow - results for All Races (including previously unrated races), show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 16.33% from all 49 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 85.03 units returned to 127 units staked. The Overall Profit Index was, thus, -33.05%

Top Rated Horse - There were 8 winners from the top rated horses from 40 Races. If you had blindly backed the top rated horse in all of the races you would have had 30.28 units returned to 40 units staked. The Top Rated Profit Index was, thus, -24.3%

2nd Rated Horse - There were 4 winners from the second rated horses from 42 Races. If you had blindly backed the 2nd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 22.75 units returned to 42 units staked. The 2nd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -45.83%

3rd Rated Horse - There were 7 winners from the third rated horses from 45 Races. If you had blindly backed the 3rd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 32 units returned to 45 units staked. The 3rd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -28.89%


There were 3 forecasts yesterday.

Dundalk (AW) 18:20:00 - The CSF paid £13.66

Dundalk (AW) 18:55:00 - The CSF paid £26.02

Dundalk (AW) 19:30:00 - The CSF paid £86.34

Reverse Forecasts

There were 0 reverse forecasts yesterday.


There was 1 tricast/trifecta yesterday.

Dundalk (AW) 18:20:00 - The Trifecta paid £27.00

Combination Tricasts/Trifectas

There were 3 combination tricasts/trifectas yesterday.

Hamilton 17:45:00 - The Trifecta paid £50.80

Hamilton 20:30:00 - The Trifecta paid £131.10

Dundalk (AW) 21:05:00 - The Trifecta paid £86.11


From the 48 rated races there were 19 winners (from the top 3 rated horses.) 5 of those were at nice prices.

Course Time Horse ISP BSP
Newbury 14:35 Loving Your Work (13) 7.50 9.00
Newmarket 15:20 Exceeding Power (11) 9.50 10.46
Dundalk (AW) 17:50 Specific Gravity (7) 5.50 6.86
Kilbeggan 19:15 Be The Hero (1) 6.00 6.80
Dundalk (AW) 19:30 Brokopondo (2) 12.00 18.04

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.

First Page Strategy

1). Newmarket 14:10 - Seafront - Win Bet - 2nd

Place Betting Strategy

Newmarket 14:10:00 - Ocean Temptress - Unplaced
Newbury 16:15:00 - Kesseling - Unplaced
Kilbeggan 17:35:00 - Yaha Fizz - Unplaced
Dundalk 17:50:00 - Specific Gravity - 1st - Betfair paid 2.35 for the place.
Kilbeggan 18:05:00 - Rock Lobster - 3rd - Betfair paid 4.9 for the place.

We made a profit of 1.9875 points on the day and have made a profit of 13.139 points for May.

For the new strategy we made a profit of 1.347525 points on the day and have made a profit of 11.676516 points for May.

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 1.347525 points yesterday and we have made a profit of 8.902479 points for May.

The spreadsheet of all of the results is available at…

Something to make you laugh

Senior Fitness

I came across this exercise suggested for seniors, to build muscle strength in the arms and shoulders.

It seems so easy, so I thought I'd pass it on.

The article suggested doing it three days a week.

Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side.

With a 5-lb. potato sack in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides, and hold them there as long as you can.

Try to reach a full minute, then relax.

Each day, you'll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer.

After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb. potato sacks.

Then 50-lb. potato sacks, and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb. potato sack in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute.

Once you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each sack.


Today's early test ratings show 47 rated races from seven meetings.

Have a great day's racing!

As always...

My kindest regards


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