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Morning News

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning...

Well, a decent enough day, yesterday.

Although waking up to the referendum results sort of takes precedence to horse racing.

You'll notice that I've added a new section to the results today...

One that just looks at the non-handicap results.

And I guess that some of you may be asking me for some sort of dutching strategy for top three rated horses in non-handicap races.

After all, with yesterday's 90.91% strike rate it certainly looks tempting.

Now, I've (thanks to some suggestions from Mike C. Thanks Mike.) already been thinking about this and I believe that I can get prices (to calculate the stakes) from the Live Ratings between 15 and 5 minutes before the start of the races.

So, it should be possible.

Anyway, that's for later, 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 28.57%.

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 23.81% 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 103.38 units returned to 105 units staked. The Overall Profit Index was, thus, -1.54%

Top Rated Horse - There were 10 winners from the top rated horses from 35 Races. If you had blindly backed the top rated horse in all of the races you would have had 35.38 units returned to 35 units staked. The Top Rated Profit Index was, thus, 1.09%

2nd Rated Horse - There were 9 winners from the second rated horses from 36 Races. If you had blindly backed the 2nd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 26 units returned to 36 units staked. The 2nd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -27.78%

3rd Rated Horse - There were 5 winners from the third rated horses from 34 Races. If you had blindly backed the 3rd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 42 units returned to 34 units staked. The 3rd Rated Profit Index was, thus, 23.53%


Non Handicap Races - Top Rated Horse - There were 11 non-handicap races yesterday. From these races there were 5 Top Rated winners. Thus, the Strike Rate (for Top Rated Horses) was 45.45%

Top Rated Horse - If you had blindly backed the top rated horse in all of the races you would have had 10.13 units returned to 11 units staked. The Top Rated Non-Handicap Profit Index was, thus, -7.91%

Non Handicap Races - Top Three Rated Horses - There were 11 non-handicap races yesterday. From these races there were 10 Top Three Rated winners. Thus, the Strike Rate (for the Top Three Rated Horses) was 90.91%


There were 2 forecasts yesterday.

Newcastle (AW) 13:50:00 - The CSF paid £5.34

Hamilton 18:30:00 - The CSF paid £3.32

Reverse Forecasts

There were 2 reverse forecasts yesterday.

Newmarket - July 14:30:00 - The CSF paid £6.33

Hamilton 19:35:00 - The CSF paid £2.10


There were 0 tricasts/trifectas yesterday.

Combination Tricasts/Trifectas

There was 1 combination tricast/trifecta yesterday.

Newmarket - July 17:20:00 - The Trifecta paid £90.50


From the 39 rated races there were 24 winners (from the top 3 rated horses.) 6 of those were at nice prices.

Course Time Horse ISP BSP
Newcastle (AW) 16:35 Mr Bossy Boots (9) 9.00 11.73
Newmarket - July 17:20 Guishan (1) 9.00 8.72
Newcastle (AW) 17:40 Like No Other (6) 17.00 20.79
Leopardstown 19:25 Zebgrey (8) 6.00 6.08
Hamilton 20:05 Hidden Rebel (1) 6.00 7.15
Newbury 20:20 Pharoh Jake (6) 6.00 7.11

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). Nottingham 14:45 - Proctor - Place Bet - Unplaced.

Place Betting Strategy

Newbury 18:10:00 - Affair - 3rd - Betfair paid 1.71 for the place.

We made a profit of 0.6745 points on the day and have made a loss of 0.2075 points for June.

For the new strategy we made a profit of 0.915 points on the day and have made a profit of 5.353149 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) there was no bet and we have made a loss of 0.397647 points for June.

The spreadsheet of all of the results is available at…

Something to make you laugh

A few from David O....

Proof That Not All Ethnic Jokes Are Bad!!!

A Jewish grandmother is giving directions to her grown grandson who is coming to visit with his wife.

"You come to the front door of the apartments. I am in apartment 301. There is a big panel at the front door. With your elbow, push button 301. I buzz you in. Come inside and elevator is on the right. Get in, and with your elbow, push 3rd Floor. When you get out, I'm on the left. With your elbow, hit my doorbell. OK?"

"Grandma, that sounds easy, but, why am I hitting all these buttons with my elbow? ........."

"What ... You're coming empty handed?"

Wise Italian Grandfather

An old Italian man in Brooklyn is dying.

He calls his grandson to his bedside, "Guido, I wan' you lissina me. I wan' you to take-a my chrome plated ... 38 revolver, so you will always remember me."

"But grandpa, I really don't like guns ... How about you leave me your Rolex watch instead?"

"You lissina me, boy! Somma day you gonna be runna DA business, you gonna have a beautiful wife, lotsa money, a big-a home and maybe a couple of bambinos."

"Somma day you gonna come-a home and maybe finda you wife inna bed with another man. "Whatta you gonna do then? Pointa to you watch and say, 'Times up!'"?

Irish blonde...

An attractive blonde from Cork, Ireland, arrived at the casino.

She seemed a little intoxicated and bet twenty thousand dollars in a single roll of the dice.

She said, "I hope you don't mind, but I feel much luckier when I'm completely nude."

With that, she stripped from the neck down, rolled the dice and with an Irish brogue yelled, "Come on, baby, Mama needs new clothes!"

As the dice came to a stop, she jumped up and down and squealed. "Yes! Yes! I won, I won!" She hugged each of the dealers, picked up her winnings and her clothes and quickly departed.

The dealers stared at each other dumbfounded.

Finally, one of them asked, "What did she roll?"

The other answered, "I don't know - I thought you were watching."


Not all Irish are drunks, not all blondes are dumb, ...

But all men ... Are men!

Global Facts About Sex

At any given moment:

FACT: 79,000,000 people are having sex - right now.

FACT: 58,000,000 are kissing.

FACT: 37,000,000 are relaxing after having sex.

FACT: 1 older person is reading emails.

You hang in there sunshine!!!

And one from me....

Top 10 Signs Your Company is Going Under

1. They start paying everyone in sea shells.

2. The Dairy Queen on the corner is threatening a hostile takeover.

3. When you say, "See you tomorrow," the watchman laughs uncontrollably.

4. The chairman walks by your desk and says, "Hey, Hey! Easy on the staples!"

5. The initials of your company are "G.M."

6. Conference room has been turned into chinchilla farm.

7. Conversations at the water cooler are mainly with yourself.

8. Your boss casually asks you if you know anything about starting fires.

9. You get a lot of memos in Japanese.

10. Your boss asks you not to cash your check until next week.


Today's early test ratings show 45 rated races from seven meetings.

Have a great day's racing!

As always...

My kindest regards


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