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Morning News

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning...

A far better day, yesterday, which puts us right on target for June so far.

For the Investec Oaks (Lingfield 16:30) the early morning ratings give Minding the race with a rating of 5.59 compared to Turret Rocks which only has a rating of 4.04.

Skiffle is the third rated horse with a rating of 3.66

The market makes Minding the favourite so it'll be interesting to see what happens.

Anyway, that's for later on (at around Beer O'Clock), 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 35.71%.

Yesterday's Live Ratings, show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 34.88%.

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 42 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 108.17 units returned to 126 units staked. The Overall Profit Index was, thus, -14.15%

Top Rated Horse - There were 15 winners from the top rated horses from 42 Races. If you had blindly backed the top rated horse in all of the races you would have had 44.29 units returned to 42 units staked. The Top Rated Profit Index was, thus, 5.45%

2nd Rated Horse - There were 6 winners from the second rated horses from 44 Races. If you had blindly backed the 2nd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 25.25 units returned to 44 units staked. The 2nd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -42.61%

3rd Rated Horse - There were 6 winners from the third rated horses from 40 Races. If you had blindly backed the 3rd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 38.63 units returned to 40 units staked. The 3rd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -3.43%


There were 3 forecasts yesterday.

Hamilton 15:00:00 - The CSF paid £3.51

Lingfield 15:10:00 - The CSF paid £3.80

Ffos Las 19:30:00 - The CSF paid £3.97

Reverse Forecasts

There were 2 reverse forecasts yesterday.

Lingfield 17:45:00 - The CSF paid £6.42

Fairyhouse 19:20:00 - The CSF paid £5.53


There was 1 tricast/trifecta yesterday.

Lingfield 15:10:00 - The Trifecta paid £19.20

Combination Tricasts/Trifectas

There were 4 combination tricasts/trifectas yesterday.

Ripon 15:20:00 - The Trifecta paid £82.10

Lingfield 15:40:00 - The Trifecta paid £37.00

Hamilton 17:00:00 - The Trifecta paid £113.50

Fairyhouse 18:20:00 - The Trifecta paid £212.10


From the 42 rated races there were 27 winners (from the top 3 rated horses.) 6 of those were at nice prices.

Course Time Horse ISP BSP
Lingfield 14:10 Golden Slam (3) 5.50 7.12
Hamilton 14:30 Roys Legacy (7) 13.00 17.47
Lingfield 14:40 Black Bess (1) 6.00 6.40
Ripon 15:20 Corton Lad (3) 6.50 6.27
Hamilton 17:00 Ballyfarsoon (9) 7.00 7.60
Kempton (AW) 20:10 Bastille Day (14) 7.00 7.94

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). Ripon 14:20 - Yes You - Place Bet - Unplaced

2). Hamilton 15:00 - Take Charge - Win Bet - 2nd

Place Betting Strategy

Ripon 14:20:00 - Yes You - Unplaced
Ripon 16:50:00 - Cliff Edge - Unplaced
Fairyhouse 19:20:00 - Fisherman's Blues - Unplaced

We made a loss of 3 points on the day and have made a profit of 2.3455 points for June.

For the new strategy we made a loss of 3.39 points on the day and have made a profit of 7.328841 points for June.

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 2.712 points yesterday and we have made a profit of 7.774965 points for June.

The spreadsheet of all of the results is available at…

Something to make you laugh

Analogies and Metaphors - the last one is my favourite!

These are actual analogies and metaphors found in high school essays.

Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two other sides gently compressed by a thigh master.

His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a dryer without Cling Free.

He spoke with wisdom that can only come from experience, like a guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking about the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it.

She grew on him like E. coli and he was room temperature Canadian beef.

She had a deep throaty genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before he throws up.

Her vocabulary was as bad, as, like, whatever.

He was as tall as a six foot three inch tree.

The revelation that his marriage of 30 years had disintegrated because of his wife's infidelity came as a rude shock, like a surcharge at a formerly surcharge free ATM.

The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn't.

McBride fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a hefty bag filled with vegetable soup.

From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had an eerie surreal quality, like when you're on vacation in another city and Jeopardy comes on at 7 pm instead of 7:30.

Her hair glistened in the rain like nose hair after a sneeze.

The hailstones leaped up off the pavement, just like maggots when you fry them in hot grease.

Long separated by cruel fate, the star crossed lovers raced across a grassy field toward each other like two freight trains, one having left Cleveland at 6:36 p.m. traveling at 55 mph, the other from Topeka at 4:19 p.m. at a speed of 35 mph.

They lived in a typical suburban neighborhood with picket fences that resemble Nancy Kerrigan's teeth.

John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met.

He fell for her like his heart was a mob informant and she was the east river.

Even in his last years, grandpappy had a mind like a steel trap, only one that had been left out so long, it had rusted shut.

Shots rang out, as shots are wont to do.

The plan was simple, like my brother-in-law Phil. But unlike Phil, this plan just might work.

The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind you get from not eating for a while.

"Oh, Jason, take me!" she panted, her breasts heaving like a college freshman on $1-a-beer night.

He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck, either, but a real duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a landmine or something.

The Ballerina rose gracefully en pointe and extended one slender leg behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.

It was an American tradition, like fathers chasing kids with power tools.

He was deeply in love. When she spoke, he thought he heard bells, as if she were a garbage truck backing up.

She was as easy as the TV guide crossword.

Her eyes were like limpid pools, only they had forgotten to put in any pH cleanser.

She walked into my office like a centipede with 98 missing legs.

Her voice had that tense grating quality, like a generation thermal paper fax machine that needed a band tightening.

It hurt the way your tongue hurts after you accidentally staple it to the wall.


Today's early test ratings show 51 rated races from eight meetings.

Have a great day's racing!

As always...

My kindest regards


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