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That Feel Good Number…

focus-ratings-speed-ratingsAs promised... The following is an article which explains how I came up with the Investment Betting strategy or... More accurately, it explains my processes when I attempt to come up with a strategy for Focus Ratings. The data that I refer to can be found at...http://focusratings.com/data/InvestmentBetting.xlsx The data cover a nearly 2 year period - 102 weeks to be exact.

1). Top on R5

If you download and open the spread sheet you'll see that it consists of 8 tabs (at the bottom of the screen.)

R6 Plus Price Based Analysis

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning... Over the weekend I thought that I'd start to take a look at the best ways of benefiting from R6 Plus. I decided to start of by looking at how the results vary according to Forecast Starting Price - I had a feeling that odds on favourites might prove profitable. I created a spreadsheet with 102 weeks data. This Spreadsheet may be found at... R6PriceBasedAnalysis.xlsx Tab 1 - R6 Plus - This tab lists every R6 Plus top rated horse in Forecast Starting Price order. Tab 2 - R6 Plus Analysis - This tab shows some analysis of those horses.

R6 and R6 Plus…

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning... I am very happy to announce that... If all goes well, Today on the ratings email there will be two new links. These will link to two new add ons for the ratings - R6 and R6 Plus. Let me explain what these new ratings are, how I came up with them and... What they mean to you.

Morning News

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning... Well... It was forecast city yesterday. 5 forecasts from the 35 races (there was another but it was only a 2 horse race.) And no, I don't know why either. I keep trying to work out which races are those to bet the forecast on - to no avail. So, I'm going to fire up Wagner (my number crunching machine) and see if it can work it out for me. Yesterday I started trialing a new strategy; it's the simplest strategy I have ever tried - no filters, just "blindly back the top rated horse in these race types." There is a twist (there would have to be, wouldn't there) which is possibly why it has remained hidden for so long but, historically, over the last 4 years, this strategy has given a Strike Rate of 34.17% and a POI (Profit on Investment) of 58.86% to ISP. The strategy can be further refined to give an average of 18.63 bets a week with a Strike Rate of 35.33% and a POI (Profit on Investment) of 67.71% to ISP. I'll let you know more about this strategy after the weekend; I'm a bit wary about announcing too much too soon as it seems too good to be true - and you know what they say about things that look too good to be true.... Having said that, yesterday there were 3 selections and 2 of them won, returning a total of 5.66 points to the 3 points staked (to ISP) so I'm getting that sort of nice warm feeling that I normally only get from a glass of good Cabernet Sauvignon. Anyway, moving on, here are yesterday's results in the Traffic Light Results PDF format... Yesterday's Traffic Light Results Anyway, I'll get to that, firstly let's get on and take a quick look at yesterday's results in more detail....

Morning News

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning... Well... I seem to have been on a bit of a bug fixing splurge recently. The horse age is now being displayed properly and... The distances are now correct (to the nearest furlong.) Today I shall be fixing the race age problem for Irish races (it gets shown as "unknown") before carrying on down my list of things to do/fix. For more detail, here are the results in the Traffic Light Results PDF format... Yesterday's Traffic Light Results Anyway, I'll get to that, firstly let's get on and take a quick look at yesterday's results in more detail....

Important News

latestGood morning. Today I have some very important news for you. As you know, for the last 3 years I have been looking for a way to improve Focus Ratings; to move us from our current ratings strategy (R4) to a new and improved one (which I call R5.) I have been down many blind allies and been stumped by too many dead ends. At, at times, I felt like it wasn't worth the effort but... Something inside me drove me on. Basically I wanted more winners and, more importantly, more high priced winners. A few months ago I was out for a long walk and was wondering if I was making things too complicated - I realised that I was and, so. when I got home I took a look at the simplest ratings ever designed... Clive Holt's Fine Form system.

Morning News

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning... Another good day, yesterday... Where, had you blindly backed every top rated horse in every race, You would have made a profit of 32.97% on your stakes (to ISP.) This was helped by the top rated horse in the 8pm at Gowran Park (Birds Of Prey) who did slightly well to win at 12/1 (19.65 BSP.) It was the trainer's only horse at that meeting. For more detail, here are the results in the Traffic Light Results PDF format... Yesterday's Traffic Light Results Anyway, I'll get to that, firstly let's get on and take a quick look at yesterday's results in more detail....

Morning News

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning... So, not such a great day yesterday but... Our 2016 strike rate is still over 30% so all is not too bad. Well,, if you're a Spurs supporter things are pretty bad but I'm not going to talk about that! I've just published a post about some of the work that I did yesterday. You can see this at... http://focusratings.com/news/the-results-page/ I also ought to warn you that there should (and should is the important word here) be a new link on the Morning Ratings email. This will point to my working copy of the new Expert Ratings which will show R5. Currently it still shows R4 but, if the link works, I'll start updating the code to implement my workings on R5. Anyway, I'll get to that, firstly let's get on and take a quick look at yesterday's results in more detail....

The Results Page

results1Hello... As we've been having such good results recently, I though that it might be an idea to revamp the Results Page. What I've done is created new results pages for previous years and put links to them on the main Results Page. This makes the Results Page load about ten million times faster than it used to (perhaps I'm exaggerating there, slightly?) and also has the effect that... It makes it so much easier for me to update every month end.

Lowest on Yield – 3

lowest_on_yieldThe Best Laid Plans...

I mentioned in my last post that I thought that there might be a place betting strategy to be found from the lowest yield horse (from the top three rated horses) as we had an incredible strike rate. However, as we all know... Strike Rate is Vanity - It's Profits that count! And that's certainly true here. The lowest on yield horses are going to have very low prices anyway and, that's even more so when you look at Betfair Place Prices.

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